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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 am 
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Erskine wrote:
Once I've finished paint stripping the frame, just got chainstays left to do, and inspected it properly, the plan is to throw some components on it and see how I like it to ride. It's 21 1/2" frame which is at the top end for me at 5'6", and with the very generous clearances it's a very tall 21 1/2". I want to be sure before I put more time and money into the restoration. If it's too big I'll sell it on.


First dibs please.... :D


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:11 am 
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PeachyPM wrote:
Erskine wrote:
Once I've finished paint stripping the frame, just got chainstays left to do, and inspected it properly, the plan is to throw some components on it and see how I like it to ride. It's 21 1/2" frame which is at the top end for me at 5'6", and with the very generous clearances it's a very tall 21 1/2". I want to be sure before I put more time and money into the restoration. If it's too big I'll sell it on.


First dibs please.... :D


Noted :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:58 pm 
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Cheers for the swappsies Stephen, the '69 Corridore has joined the queue...

I'll post here when our Jim makes a start on it... :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:10 am 
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Update for peops following this thread.
I started doing a dry assembly on the Corridore to try it for size and it seems that like mars bars, inches were much bigger in the 50's :|
The stand over height with 700's was giving me a serious wedgie and I imagine that with 27's it would be worse.
So I passed this frame over to Peachy Chris at a dodgy truck stop on the A303 in exchange for some small objects of desire, and I'm sure it will be restored to a much better standard than I would have taken it too.
Looking forward to following the build!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:02 pm 
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Update... after a quick vapour blast, bake, then a wiff over with a base white coat this Corridor was destined to spend a few years hanging at the back of the queue. Because I also did a dry build with a pair of 27” wheels, a tall post and saddle, but with my 34” inside leg it was going to be too much of a test for my back.
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Then a few days ago KingBling was telling me his difficulties in getting a descent old frame in 21”, he had a nice Claud Butler Italia frame set from 1980 but at 23” just that bit too high.,,,,
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The swap was on!

So after a first swap down in the South West, to a swap at Scotch Corner, this frames done a few miles this year!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:45 pm 
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3rd home lucky?
Such a sweet frame, I'm sure it will search out the right custodian!
Please do a build thread KingBling.


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