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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:10 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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'prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp!' Sirocco - wind from the south that puts the willies up the Europeans in the summer.

Or - a nice pleasent Reynolds 501 Butted road bike with some VERY nice hard-to-find Shimano Arabesque bits.

Bike looks rougher than Peter Andre but is quite sound with no rust. Lots of lichen though...

Wheels are 8spd Ultegra which I found a couple of weeks ago. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:38 pm 
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you lucky man - Arabesque is becoming very collectable now and that set looks pretty nice.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:54 am 
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Arabesque-thats what it's called then. I just called it 'bow & arrow design'.
I like the style, but don't normally bother with gears. I'll try & hold onto the set off my Carlton then, maybe use it one day. Where does it fit in the groupset hierachy?
Sirroco looks nice: 501 can be a pretty good frame (surprised by that Carlton I mentioned: got chrome Gipemme ends etc. & cleans up nice).


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:00 am 
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shimano arabesque, i always thought that was shimano 600ex have a set of calipers lying around somewhere


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:05 am 
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ednwireland wrote:
shimano arabesque, i always thought that was shimano 600ex have a set of calipers lying around somewhere



Thats what I thought but this falls into that catagory.

The derailleurs are marked 'A105'


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:52 am 
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The 105 Golden Arrow group is a really nice group. I recently found some NOS brake levers to complete my Raleigh Corsa. I didn't know they were becoming rare; I just sold the bike..... :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:22 pm 
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Senri wrote:
The 105 Golden Arrow group is a really nice group. I recently found some NOS brake levers to complete my Raleigh Corsa. I didn't know they were becoming rare; I just sold the bike..... :?


Doesnt seem hugely sort after but I suppose, a complete groupo would be fun.


I just need the levers and callipers


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:36 pm 
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Are you literally finding this stuff at the tip!? Do you work there or what?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Tel wrote:
Are you literally finding this stuff at the tip!? Do you work there or what?


Its a privately run recycling centre under contract with Cambs County Council.

I cant say I'm treated any better than anyone else, just lucky. I do cover for when some of the guys are off but thats only been a recent thing (sometimes paid in wages, sometimes 'stuff').

I have to compete for bikes like anyone else (although the roadie stuff is kept back for me!) theres a big Polish contigent who strip the bikes and flog 'em in Peterborough, regardless of make/ quality.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:10 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
I just need the levers and callipers


http://www.londonfgss.com/thread25309.html#post806572

All we get at our tip are Universal/ catalogue crap. You must live in a well posh area! :D


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