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 Post subject: Skip find, keep or toss?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:39 pm 
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Pulled a frame out of the skip. Branded 'Vetta', Columbus Gara CrMo tubing.Is this tat, or something worth buiding up? I'll post some pics tommorrow if it will help.
Ta, Pete.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:10 pm 
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Never hear of Gara before, but looks like it's a decent tubeset.

http://equusbicycle.com/bike/columbus/columbuschart.htm

From that I would say it's something like Reynolds 501.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:36 pm 
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Gara's OK for a hack bike...

It's as stiff as anything else, but not exactly forgiving and not exactly light weight.

My Rossin is made of Gara and it's not a bike for long trips - but it makes a damn good fixie.

Beware possible weird seatpost size though. 26,8 I think.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:26 am 
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Thanks for the answers guys. If nothing else, it least has a Campag seat pin, Cinelli stem & good UN51 BB. Odd thing is the only sort of serial No. I can find is the word 'panda' stamped in to the BB shell, along with 54, which makes sense at it measures up at 54CM square C to C.


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gara was a budget columbus tubeset like aelle. No necessarily a gas-piper, but not too great. Was typically used for a roadies winterbike where an italian name was wanted without the SL/SLX price tag. i wouldnt spend a lot on any restoration.


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still better than a slap in the face with a wet fish.


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There's nothing better than a slap in the face with a wet fish........there's certain 'gentlemen's clubs' I visit near Kings Cross where it costs quite a lot of money to get ladies to do that sort of thing.............


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Lysander wrote:
it costs quite a lot of money to get ladies to do that sort of thing.............


Im told rent boys are a bit cheaper if youre on a budget :lol:


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pigman wrote:
Lysander wrote:
it costs quite a lot of money to get ladies to do that sort of thing.............


Im told rent boys are a bit cheaper if youre on a budget :lol:


I dont like either idea. Either watch fish or eat them is much better :lol:


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pigman wrote:
Lysander wrote:
it costs quite a lot of money to get ladies to do that sort of thing.............


Im told rent boys are a bit cheaper if youre on a budget :lol:


Yes, but they don't swing the fish with the passion that the ladies do........


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