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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Wheels arrived yesterday. Hope do a bit more soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:57 pm 
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The bike is coming together really well can wait to see it complete
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:23 am 
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Should make some progress at the weekend working around house renovations...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:04 pm 
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I managed to get some work done last weekend. I've loosely put the machine together now. Still need to fit chain wheel and chain. I have all the adjusting and tightening to do then. As you can see I've replaced the decals and the machine is now in the guise of a 'Snipe Prestige'. I figured if the Snipe was the basic version, the Snipe Plus a bit bitter (looking at others on the web), mine might be a Snipe Prestige due to the chromed headstock and forks, the next model is the Snipe all-chrome which it obviously isn't! I've decided to use a Huret rear mech which is simple and reliable. Wheels are just basics with alloy rims, nothing too special. Tyres are my usual Michelin WTs. For the eagle eyed I have used Carlton Hoods on the levers and 'C' bolts on the wheels and seat tube pinch bolt... don't have any Sun branded 'S' versions! I have new bar tape to put on yet - Tressorex cloth. I think the new ribbed white brake outer cables looks nice with the extra white banding Ive added to the frame and also the white bar end plugs. Some black Bluemels Populars I had from another build complete the look. I have also added a lovely old Matex 'Tour Meter' for the period feel - I'll need to see if I have an old Ever ready rear light to compliment the Pifco one on the front. More soon when I hope to have the machine in a rideable state. Apologies for the flash pictures in advance.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:27 pm 
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Very nice.........lovely touch that the Youth Hostel sticker is still There :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:16 am 
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Midlife wrote:
Very nice.........lovely touch that the Youth Hostel sticker is still There :D

Shaun



Possibly a Clumbman's tourer?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:05 pm 
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The bike looks superb with the new decals, love the seat and front light, great seeing it nearly done

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:44 am 
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negaultra7 wrote:
Mike

The bike looks superb with the new decals, love the seat and front light, great seeing it nearly done

Neil



Thanks Neil.

it has a certain 'Carlton' feel about it, wilst still looking different to my eye.

I have now located a pump for it, over 420mm between the pegs on this one.

Hope to get a chainwheel on soon too....


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:45 am 
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Nice restoration job. I like the colour scheme as well.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:34 pm 
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Managed to get a few better pictures of the bike today. Only had time to fit rear light and pump!

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Anyone got any 'S' bolts!
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