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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:09 am 
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cycletothesea wrote:
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Very nice,shall look out for it on the back lanes of Dorset :)


Live in Dorchester, my usual trips would be across Purbeck to Swanage or up through Shaftesbury.

I'm near Blandford !


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:31 am 
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Beautiful. Wonderful build.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:38 am 
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Hats off to you sir, that is fantastic, well done.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:59 am 
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That is lovely, very shiny indeed


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:38 pm 
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If you don't mind me asking, what chainset is that? looks fresh but sympathetic / in keeping with the build


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:00 am 
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Holiocornolio wrote:
If you don't mind me asking, what chainset is that? looks fresh but sympathetic / in keeping with the build


Not sure which bit you mean by 'chainset'. But it's a Stronglight 80 crankset (possibly not period correct), Huret Svelto derailleur, Huret front mech with a Suntour 5 speed block (which are all about right for the period). If it looks fresh, that's good considering the amount of time I spent scrubbing them !


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:33 am 
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Thanks. Yes crankset if your prefer. I'd always understood the terms crankset and chainset to be interchangeable.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:53 am 
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Holiocornolio wrote:
Thanks. Yes crankset if your prefer. I'd always understood the terms crankset and chainset to be interchangeable.


A lot of the Stronglight cranksets have the advantage of looking very 'classsic', even the ones for sale today. Plus they're a lot lighter than the heavy old doubles which would have been on this originally.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:08 pm 
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cycletothesea wrote:
Holiocornolio wrote:
Thanks. Yes crankset if your prefer. I'd always understood the terms crankset and chainset to be interchangeable.


A lot of the Stronglight cranksets have the advantage of looking very 'classsic', even the ones for sale today. Plus they're a lot lighter than the heavy old doubles which would have been on this originally.

Thanks again. I'm finding parts for my own build right now and I'm weighing up options. Ideally I want a Dura Ace crankset to go with the rest of the gruppo I've so far put together, but I can't really afford one in nice condition. Looking for something equally classic at the more affordable end and these look great. And as you say, the weight is also an advantage.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:20 pm 
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Sorry, that reads like a bit of a backhanded compliment.its not meant to. Its a lovely crankset looking perfectly in place on a beautiful and tastefully restored bike.


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