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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:09 pm 
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Yes VO parts are very nice (currently trying to get an account with them). So I presume you're going for a new build with a retro theme. Sounds expensive :) So is it one of their curly stayed frames?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:30 pm 
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Tel wrote:
Yes VO parts are very nice (currently trying to get an account with them). So I presume you're going for a new build with a retro theme. Sounds expensive :) So is it one of their curly stayed frames?


Well...I didn't want to go for whole Hetchins look, though I do adore the curved rear end, so I opted for the curly rear end and got slightly fancier lugs (which, looking back is a touch excessive).

Will try and document all this and write it up here. No doubt could do with some advice along the way!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:00 am 
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Hi, I'm Pete.

Joined because my daughter wants a 'classic' bike, so I've bought a Viscount Sebring Mixte and I'm currently pondering exactly what to do with it. See this thread http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=222875

I also have a '92 Marin Eldridge Grade, which I think now counts as retro, a '99 Mount Vision which soon will, and a pair of Giants - an Anthem X1 and a Defy 1, neither of which are retro just yet. Oh, and a 24" Onza Muni unicycle.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:53 am 
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Location: France
Hi everyone,

Found this forum whilst searching on vintage frames.

Tim


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:50 pm 
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I am Tom i am from Exeter, Devon.

I own a giant defy 5, an absolute dog of a single speed which i believe is a very old giant, and a Cove Stiffee (oooh matron).

I am looking at a big project so will be buying lots of bits from here, and looking for advice, although i am more than competent with spanners as i work in a bike shop.

I met..... i believe he was called Boscarn.... he was talking to me about his Daughters raleigh SS and this forum, i checked it out and have been lurking here ever since! Nice Chap!

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:32 pm 
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Greetings,
New member curyam from Seattle. Started working in a bike shop as a teen and after a long time in the electronics industry now involved with cycling products. I maintain my skills by volunteering at a community bike shop. I just completed a long term restoration of my first premium bike and posted the results yesterday.
I have modern bikes too and find old/new, all have their place in the bike world.


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 Post subject: Happy house
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Hi from Holland, i am bike enthousiast mostly vintage steel raceframes.
and some older MTB and chopperbikes.
Everyday biking 14miles to work and some fun cruzing around town.
Working on my daily ride to turn it into a fixie

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=225136

cheers[/url]


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Hi all
I am from Skopje Macedonia and I make a custom bikes


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Hi all
I am from Skopje Macedonia and I make a custom bikes this is my facebook page,
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragon-C ... 8100458368
check it out and also I like to share with you my new retro bike photo session enjoy the pic

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 368&type=1


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 Post subject: Equipe Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Here's a picture of my project Equipe.I know it's not, and never was, a cool bike by any stretch of the imagination but it's now my obsession and I love it.

I've stripped it of all reflectors, bike racks etc but I'm waiting for the damn key to get the padlock off!!! I've replaced the wheels as the original ones were so heavy and really badly rusted.

I've taken it for a good long spin and it's surprisingly nippy, but the handlebars seem to be about 30cm wide so it's terrifyingly hard to control.

Colour-wise I'm thinking all white then topping it off with black components from bike shop bargain bins, ebay and stuff I've got lying around. It's got a stupidly thin seat post (25mm I think), but I'm looking for a black one, then it'll be bars, new brake levers and a better saddle.

Does anyone know the best way to thread internal cabling back through the top tube? It seems to be a rather tricky job!


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