You can!!! Great excuse for a bike purchase, i might even try it on my wife!!!
I'll get my coat (before i get hit with a frying pan)....
Richard, if you can use that as an excuse for a new purchase then your wife is very understanding indeed. But I wouldn't risk it if there's frying pans being flung - you may be on a slippery slope there!
I said I couldn't justify a new bike, however, today is a new day and I'm just back from Birmingham with a new ride. It's in slightly worse (cosmetic) condition than I'd hoped and it's a real mish mash of components but there's much to appreciate if I look past the paint and the dings
in the TT. 753 tubing perhaps with Campag drop-outs, appears to be a chrome rear triangle but it's been painted
Campag BB, Campag Strada Super Record? cranks, Cinelli XA stem & Criterium Bars, Ofmega Premier rear mech which is stunning, Gipiemme fluted seatpost, MA3 rims on a Mavic 501 hub / Shimano XTR??? hub. Low points are knackered levers and (not my cup of tea) Weinmann 500 calipers and a Bianchi Saddle and an unknown headset. No doubt another thread needed with a load of questions and maybe i'll harlequin this bike!
Not everyone's brew of choice this harlequin tape style, I just like it but I can see a whole world of torment if I decide to do it and no doubt 3 packets of tape ruined so i'm going to have a think about it
Rick Powell 753 Track / Ribble Gran Fondo / Colnago Asso / 1975 Harry Quinn TT / 1990 Concorde Prelude / Vitus 992 / Keith Coppell Lo-Pro / 1986 KAS Vitus 979 / 1995 Mercian Strada Speciale / 2011 Raleigh GAC Militis 3 ex Graham Briggs / 1995 Ribble 7005 / 1986 Alan Super Record / 1985 MK1 Vitus 979 /
On the bench: Sirius 853 TT / Sun Solo Chrome / Ciocc Designer 84 / Giant TCR0 Pro Compact / Ribble 653 Tourer / Daccordi Lo-Pro / Look KG96 / Bottecchia Equipe / Look KG231 Credit Agricole / Contini Grand Prix / Aende Lo-Pro / TVT / Langdale 653 Pursuit /