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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:45 pm 
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I've just picked up my 531 Professional Hannington frame set, for £100 it was a bit of a lottery.
I think it's okay but I'd love some help.

First it has rust in just one area that I can't rub down to shiny steel, is this a major issue?

The forks have alloy oval plugs in the crown, I've never seen this before and one is missing. Any help here would be great. I suppose a bit like the 'coins' in Gios frames.

The farmer who found this also gave me some wheels as freebies as they weren't in the sale. The rear is a stunning Mavic Argent sprint on a nice Cyclone hub with a 5 speed straight through freewheel.
The front is a LF Normandy with no internals, what would fit?

Bonus bits are a set of early nutted 105 calipers and non aero levers with mint hoods.

The sad bit is the Campag chainset looks like a Strada? but is very very badly corroded and has Williams and Zeus ring, the BB is fine as are the tapers. that's going


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:58 am 
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Here's the odd 'missing?' cap
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Fixed the Normandy with an old Mailard from a gas pipe Peugeot.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:46 pm 
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I don't think that cap has any structural function, it's just there to keep the weather out..Shouldn't be too much trouble to shape a bit of alloy to fit in there and epoxy it or something. Take a rubbing and use it as a template?
Where is the rust on the frame?
Pic. of chainset would help identify it... It's probably salvageable with a lot of work. Hopefully tapers and pedal threads are sound.


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