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 Post subject: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Work has resumed my 78 Elswick Chinook. It's a pleasant enough frame, but of little monetary value so not worth the expense of a wet repaint in original colours, new decals etc.

So, as it's a 1978 bike made in Britain, I thought I'd pay homage to the JPS Lotus F1 team who won the championship that year with black gloss power coat and gold JPS Lotus decals.

I'm sticking with the original chainset which was quite clean. The Huret rear mech was trashed so is being replaced with a light action Shimano job, which isn't quite period but is styled sympathetically to that era. Not sure what front mech to use yet, and I'll probably go stem mounted with the shifters.

Front wheel is a wide flanged French job, and the rear is a Sturmey with a flip flop hub. NOS freehub and chain are already waiting.

Weinmann centre pulls with GT type levers will take care of the anchors. The original headset looks nice and is in excellent order, so will remain albeit with new bearings.

Alloy micro adjust seat post is modern but looks discrete, as does the black Velo saddle. SPDs will be the only concession to modernity.

Not sure what handlebars yet but ITM drop a are de rigeur for a budget build and look smart, so keeping my eyes peeled.

Frame dropped off at the powder coaters. Should be ready next week some time. Progress pics as and when it returns and the rebuild begins.


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 Post subject: Re: it begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Just had an SMS from a friend - he's located some drop handlebars I can have. Gonna pick them up later and drop them off for powder coating black as well.


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 Post subject: Re: it begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
Just had an SMS from a friend - he's located some drop handlebars I can have. Gonna pick them up later and drop them off for powder coating black as well.


Will they fit the stem after powdering?


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:44 pm 
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I'm sure I'll have little difficulty.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:21 am 
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Just had a rummage and found these.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:09 pm 
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The other end of the brakes taken care of.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
The other end of the brakes taken care of.


:cry:

I was about 10 mins. away from those :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:12 pm 
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They've had a nice strip, clean, re grease of the pivots, polish and rebuild. Very slick and sweet now.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:07 pm 
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Got the frame back today.


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 Post subject: Re: It begins. Again.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Be good to see the painted frame, looks to be coming together nicely.


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