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 Post subject: Found this last week
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hello all, noobie here.
A short potted history.

Did some riding in the 60s, had a Falcon then a Viking then got married :?
Didn,t touch a bike again till 5yrs ago (now 63) then took ill a couple of years ago so sold all my gear.

Now fit again(realativly) and spotted this in a second hand shop, £35.
So now have the bug again, and the bike. :D

As you can see its a Dave Lloyd, a local bike builder and one time UK pro now a fittness coach. The name Peter Woodworth is on the top tube.He was/is a buisiness partner of Chris Boardman, so I presume it was built for him.

753R Reynolds frame 735 forks,Shimano 600 hubs,6 speed and rear mech. campag front mech and gear shifters.Mavis MA40 wheels.
Needs some sorting, crank stripped, sti brake levers . :oops:
Any info on bike would be appreciated

So will be looking for quite a bit of advice.

Pete.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:42 pm 
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pic did not go will try again


Pete.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:44 pm 
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£35 :shock:

That's bloody cheap!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:45 pm 
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Show us the piccie Pete :lol:

Sounds interesting.

And -

Welcome to the forum. :D

Another 'owd fella like me, an oldie but goodie.


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 Post subject: Pete
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:16 pm 
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Hi Pete, and welcome aboard
That looks great and what a bargain!

Jamie


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:24 pm 
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£35 bargain


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:46 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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wow...superb price!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Starting to source parts, so the first of many questions.

Why would the gear shifters and front mech be campy and rear mech and 6 speed freewheel and everything else be Shimano.

Pete.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:06 pm 
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happens a lot with older bikes - as parts wear out or brake they get replaced, and often people don't bother to replace them with the 'correct' part but put in whatever they can, or maybe a more modern part. And in the days before indexed shifting you didn't need to worry about mixing and matching your shimano with campag


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:41 pm 
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chipsandbikes wrote:
happens a lot with older bikes - as parts wear out or brake they get replaced, and often people don't bother to replace them with the 'correct' part but put in whatever they can, or maybe a more modern part. And in the days before indexed shifting you didn't need to worry about mixing and matching your shimano with campag
This way of thinking reflects current ideas, rather than ideas of the time. The current way of buying bike parts is to buy a "groupset" from one manufacturer. This makes sense, because modern manufacturers use proprietry systems that are designed to not work with other suppliers' components.

However, back when this bike was built, people chose parts from many manufacturers, based on personal preference. There were companies that specialised in drivetrains, and other companies that only made brakes, for example. Campagnolo had been in business for 30 years before they made their first set of brakes... There was no concept of "correct" or "wrong" parts.

Especially if you were building a custom made frame, you would pick and choose the best components from all sources. A bike with components from just one manufacturer in this bike's day would have looked as out of place as one of today's bikes looks with a mixed groupset.


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