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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:42 pm
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Location: Devon
Hi has anyone used Argos Cycles in Bristol to refinish a frame recently. I had 2 frames refinished there in the 80’s and they were first rate, but alas that was 30 years ago and bet whoever had painted my frames has retired. I know it’s moved since then, probably had to for the redevelopment around the @Bristol area.
I know there are others like Mercian, Bob Jackson etc but Bristol is reasonably close and I go there quite often so could deliver and collect


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:16 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Location: Royal Forest of Dean (Still looking for the Bear !)
I've used them a number of times most noticeably on my Yeti (see signature) and like countless others on here I cannot speak highly enough of Mark and Gary

Go and see them you won't be disappointed.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks I will


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:34 pm 
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Their work is still exceptionally nice, but my experience of it is that the paint is a little on the soft side.

They're on an industrial estate in St Annes, have been for as long as I can remember.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers, I’ve still got one of mine that was repainted and it still looks good. Place was in Cannon or Cannons Street was a short walk from the coach depot back in the day


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:42 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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They are fantastic & have done this frame for me
https://www.iancammish.co.uk/nobs-pink-every
Just finished another project for me & dealing with Garry & Mark is a real pleasure.
Highly recommended by me :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:09 pm 
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They are fantastic & have done this frame for me
https://www.iancammish.co.uk/nobs-pink-every


Fantastic! I haven't seen any of those bonkers "L" shaped cranks for a while. I used to see them occasionally at time trials back in the 80s along with a good amount of drillium; fair enough on chainrings and derailleur cages, on handlebar stems and seat posts - terrifying. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:48 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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xerxes wrote:
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They are fantastic & have done this frame for me
https://www.iancammish.co.uk/nobs-pink-every


Fantastic! I haven't seen any of those bonkers "L" shaped cranks for a while. I used to see them occasionally at time trials back in the 80s along with a good amount of drillium; fair enough on chainrings and derailleur cages, on handlebar stems and seat posts - terrifying. :D


Those cranks are the actual ones the great Lord Cammish used on his record breaking rides as the left is cracked.

I have 3 sets total & 177.5's which are rare.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:56 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:00 pm
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Hi,

I can personally recommend Argos, they restored my De Rosa a couple of year's ago and did a wonderful job.

Please see some photos of the end result.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=330479&p=2469079&hilit=de+rosa+primato#p2469079

Cheers,
Toby


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:42 pm
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Location: Devon
Thanks all.
It came up in conversation today in my LBS, that a lad that raced back when I was racing, has had a couple of frames refinished at Argos recently, so i’m trying to track him down and see them in the flesh, or the Steel :lol:


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