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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:41 pm 
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Location: Cougar Hunting...
Terry Dolan emailed back tonight to say that he thinks it's a 1989 build using Gilco tubing.

So... Whole hog respray and build it is... This is as good as steel gets.

White, deep pearl paintwork and a Record 11 speed groupset. I might even build black rimmed wheels for this one.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:13 am 
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Terry bought one of the Cougar frames I was selling last year on eBay. It was nice to see it going home!

Plans sound great!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:27 pm 
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I wonder where it is now?

I thought about popping in to Dolan Bikes when I was passing through that neck of the woods on LEJOG last year. I figured I would be in too much danger of blowing my schedule, particularly if there had been any Cougars there, so thought better of it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:21 pm 
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Nice to see some Gilco...I built a frame for a customer back in around 1995 with it.
TBH it weighed more than SL or SLX, I suspect that it needed to be plain gauge tubing to cope with the forming process, but God it was cool:
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All the best,


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:58 pm 
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Thats a VERY nice frame 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:36 pm 
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Thanks, I enjoyed making it, especially the fork...love those straight 'Pinarello' things, but my painter hated the masking involved.
It was chromed all over, then translucent purple top coat, lugs masked with the chromed rear tips.

The Original client was based in Cambridgeshire.
It's still out there somewhere, I think.
Came up on eBay a few years ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:55 pm 
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Wow... That monostay at the back is stunning.

Hats off!


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