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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:30 am 
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Ah..........Arc-en-Ciel :) I had a couple of pairs of these wheels back in the 70's and what a cracking set they were.

Light enough for time trials (we had to ride to the events) and yet strong enough to cope with the nobs (not *the* Nob) who forced you into the kerb on Kermesses.

Not as tough as a heavyweight Fiamme nor as light as a Medale D'or but a master of all trades. Anybody who knows them will buy them :) The later one's were anodised blue / gold.

Keep them as a Classic like a fine wine and stick them on a frame that needs them as you will regret letting go of them.....or sell them to me :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:19 pm 
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I will go for option A. Then if its a no go sell the wheels and get a 27 inch pair. Bet you end up keeping them.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:40 pm 
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Try option A. I had the same issue with a Rotrax rebuild which needed a 60mm reach but I found a pair of CLB calipers to do the job. At least I'll have no issues if I want to fit mudguards :)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Try option A. I had the same issue with a Rotrax rebuild which needed a 60mm reach but I found a pair of CLB calipers to do the job. At least I'll have no issues if I want to fit mudguards :)


That is a lovely looking ride there. Could I bother your for a photo side on if you have one handy? This could be just the inspiration I need to run with the 700c wheels

Cheers

Stu


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:28 am 
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Gracie wrote:
That is a lovely looking ride there. Could I bother your for a photo side on if you have one handy? This could be just the inspiration I need to run with the 700c wheels

Cheers

Stu


No problem Stu thank you for the comps :)

A couple of side views:

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A set of photos from all angles is in the link below:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62249235@N ... 251120394/


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:46 am 
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Use the wheels. I have both my Vikings set up with 700 wheels and the difference from the original 27" is minimal.
Re the Arc en Ciel/ Record combination - I have a similar set in my shed I have never thought to use as I am wary of the tubular tyres on them. They came as part of a bundle. I had no idea they were considered desirable.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:10 am 
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Apolloniius.

The Arc-en-ciel were a hidden gem :)

http://www.hilarystone.com/images/sale% ... prints.jpg

for 75 quid these are really quite nice

are you selling yours?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Apolloniius.

The Arc-en-ciel were a hidden gem :)

http://www.hilarystone.com/images/sale% ... prints.jpg

for 75 quid these are really quite nice

are you selling yours?


Shaun


Hi Shaun

I have my eye on a wheelset elsewhere that may just fit the bill so these tickle your fancy send me a PM and help me to get a lovely new set.

Stu


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Option A for me.

The long drop brakes don't look bad.

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1960's Raleigh with modern pads, adjuster and clamp. Brilliant stopper!


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