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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame 1973/4
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:51 pm 
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I think it’s the Strada from the Thame 70s catalogue??

http://threespeedhub.com/catalog/roy-th ... -1970s-uk/


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame 1973/4
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:14 pm 
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Very nice, mid 70's with cable clips for everything, even over the bottom bracket for the cables. Looks a bit thick around the wrap round for an Italian Strada? Not sure why but looks like a Holdsworth Professional decked out with Roy Thame decals. Whatever the make it's classy and its smack in my era :)

Is there a frame number under the bottom bracket?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:17 pm 
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That does look totally original. Could easily be a '73/4 shop Holdsworth that's been back to the shop for a respray. A Strada like you say, except that it maybe started out as a Holdsworth Strada. Those ain't Precisa forks. You need to strip all the components off the frame, hopefully nothing is stuck- then you can make sure that what you've got framewise is structurally sound.


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame 1973/4
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:28 pm 
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Oops, as torquless says the forks are not straight, any pics of the top of the forks from the side?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:40 pm 
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Forks frame no.

Seat post came straight out, heavily greased. Cinelli saddle.


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame 1973/4
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:42 pm 
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Will strip down and clean and refresh parts. Will have it sand blasted, zinc oxide coated and then painted. I assume it should be enamel paint. Looks like lugs have been depicted in white.

Anybody know a decent painter?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:01 am 
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Is that the whole number? Four digits?
You might want to clean up the existing paint before making a final decision on whether it needs a respray? Difficult to tell from photos. Could just be dirty from thirty years of storage.

Otherwise, don't let anyone blast it unless they understand and are familiar with old lightweight bicycles and the tubing they are built from.

If the seatpost came out that easy, that's a good omen. You might need to do no more than disassemble each component in turn, clean the parts, regrease and reassemble. Maybe all you'll need to replace are the soft bits.. tyres and bar tape and such...


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame 1973/4
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:20 pm 
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Looks like a Tommy Quick build.


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame 1973/4
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:47 pm 
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Any idea which brand the headset is? No manufacturers name. Only a lockring on top. Two drilled holes on bottom part to “lock” headset for removal.

Also, fitted with AVA sprint rims ... what would be a quality clincher alternative for period rebuild?

If headset were replaced, which model would be the suitable period Campag alternative, or where might I get a vintage dura ace?


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame 1973/4
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:55 pm 
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Period clincher would be for the Elan tyre :). Some shiny MA 2 rims would look nice.

Nice headsets from that period in good nick tend to be quite pricey. Brand new Tange headsets are cheap and good quality and don't seem to have changed for years. Like MKS Sylvan pedals lol


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