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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:14 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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so, here is another of my budget rebuilds.

the blue paint came from a boot sale at 50p per can, seemed a perfect retro colour.

Near NOS Cinelli bars/ stem

Cinelli Unicantor saddle

Shimano 600 mechs, 'arabesque' rear/ chainset.

Shimano 600 AX 'Delta' style cantilevers/ 105 aero levers

Shimano cup/ball BB (very nice!)

Tange Levin headset

Campagnolo Record hubs onto Mavic GP4 rims

Found the forks on a Raliegh Clubman- perfect for this build but a bit rusty!
I know its a strange mix of english/ italian and japanese but what the hey.

Anyway - ideas for bar tape colour and decals please, ta.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:44 pm 
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Wow the paint looks great, at least from the photo :)

Is that the Cinell saddle with aluminium rails in a sort of Y shape?

It's just me, but I've never liked those later Mavic rim stickers, the earlier red stickers look so much better.

White bar tape is always the "classic" look and goes with any frame colour.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:47 pm 
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fiks wrote:
Wow the paint looks great, at least from the photo :)

Is that the Cinell saddle with aluminium rails in a sort of Y shape?

It's just me, but I've never liked those later Mavic rim stickers, the earlier red stickers look so much better.

White bar tape is always the "classic" look and goes with any frame colour.


Yes, its the alu railed saddle - might try gold tape with gold decals.


The paint... hmmm, yes, the paint, it is pretty good actually but the frame has dints and dings everywhere.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:17 pm 
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will the front brake fit? fork clearance looks quite wide for a racing brake.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:24 pm 
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Forks are from a Raleigh Clubman, which I guess is a touring bike and/or had 27in wheels. IMO not ideal for this bike.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:34 pm 
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fiks wrote:
Forks are from a Raleigh Clubman, which I guess is a touring bike and/or had 27in wheels. IMO not ideal for this bike.


Yes but...?


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OK, this could be possibly over fussy, depending on one's point of view :-) :

Front and rear brake clearances don't match.

Fork clearance too deep for a racing bike of its era.

Increased fork length resulting in the top tube sloping backwards, ie the whole bike is tipped backwards slightly.

Finally, it doesn't look right!


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 3:56 pm 
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fiks wrote:
OK, this could be possibly over fussy, depending on one's point of view :-) :

Front and rear brake clearances don't match.

Fork clearance too deep for a racing bike of its era.

Increased fork length resulting in the top tube sloping backwards, ie the whole bike is tipped backwards slightly.

Finally, it doesn't look right!



Picky *******s




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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 5:09 pm 
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:D :D :D :D :D

Those tubs do look fantastic though!


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:18 pm 
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Yellow bar tape and decals would go with the blue frame very well.

And brave man for intending to ride on tubs.


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