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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:11 am 
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3rd pic down.....

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Just a few quick pics for those who asked. Frame number is "EMP 75.60"


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Emperor Sport was run by ex-pro Mick Coward who built the frames. Kevin, as far as I know, never worked there. Mick moved up to Yorkshire a few years ago and is a member of Bronte Wheelers near Keighley and rides a few local time trials. Sadly, he disposed of all his frame building equipment.

Sean Yates very succesfully rode an Emperor Sport before turning pro.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Seat cluster arrangement on that is lovely!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:49 pm 
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An interesting development on the "Martin Wood" enigma (7th pic down).....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOODRUP-Track-Bike-BRITISH-80s-Cinelli-Pista-Fixie-VTG-/230899212659?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item35c2aa6173

The plot thickens!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Weight of cork plus wax more than the aluminium removed.





That is a good one Shaun, but I bet yo looked cool and felt fast with the drilled post

Steven


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Now that's an interesting find, the track frame with the same name :)

Your Emperor frame is even more interesting.....full sloping crown and long campag dropouts place it firmly in 1975 but the braze on top tube cable guides came a bit later. The position of the single gear lever boss also puts it mid 70's. There was a trend for a while to move the boss nearer the head tube so that you didn't have to move the right arm so much :)

Shot in rear seat stays as well :)

Is the headset engraved EDCO? the weapon of choice at the time :)

Just trying to remember when 531SL / pro joined the Ti Lineup.

Shaun

PS Hi Old Ned, sort of lost track where Kevin went between Bob Jackson and Woodrup....could have sworn it was somewhere down south :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:43 am 
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It was St John St/Thorn Cycles in Bridgewater.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:16 pm 
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As requested by Shaun (Midlife), a pic of the drillium Campagnolo two bolt seatpost. I decided againgst using it in my Rohan in the end as I have doubts over it's strength and I use the Rohan on a regular basis!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:40 pm 
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Class :) not sure why, but we used a chamfer bit to add a 45 degree bevel to the holes that we drilled LOL

Shaun

PS Thanks Paul, thought it was somewhere down south. Visited Bridgewater when I worked in Bristol....


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