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 Post subject: Woodrup
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:22 pm 
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Back in September I had the chance to pop into Woodrup cycles in Leeds whilst there I had the chance to speak to Tony Woodrup and Kevin Sayles and had a look inside the frame building workshop not something you are aloud to do at Bob Jacksons. Speaking with Kevin I told him I was on the lookout for a Woodrup and he pointed me in the direction of a bike in Blackburn. I contacted the seller on Ebay and haggled on the price with this agreed I went to pick it up. Steve the seller was a really nice guy an offer of tea as I walked through the door and an invitation to have a look at his other vintage bikes a Pinerello Asolo with shimano 6400 7 speed, A Colnago and an old Viking which he was in the middle of restoring.

The Woodrup had a mismatch of parts on it sora mech and shifters tiagra compact chainset 1050 brakes mavic MA2's on Mavic hubs more pictures here ... 2749.l2649

My first plan of attack was to strip it and rebuild it with a 6400 7speed groupset I had pretty much fitted all the components when I found out the rear brake was too short, stumped by this I put it on the back burner and started the hunt for some longer drop 6400 callipers even posted in the wanted section here, but alas none turned up.

So I was in a bit of a quandary of what to do, my OCD of wanting matching components wouldn't allow me to put the blue 1050 callipers that came with the bike back on it. :facepalm:

I needed a solution build it with mix and match parts or find another groupset. I have only built one bike with mix and match parts but justified that as my winter bike my Donahue and only then it was only the brifters and chainset, I really felt the Woodrup deserved better so it was find another GS :? .

Whilst looking at my other bikes I noticed the Faux Paramount with an Arabesque gs was designed for a shorter calliper, slowly a planned formed to put the Arabesque on the Woodrup and the 6400 on the Paramount both have worked out well.

To think that the length of a calliper choose the direction of this build proves whats meant to be will be. Anyway enough rambling here's the finished bike. :xmas-wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Woodrup
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:05 pm 
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very nice

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:19 am 
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Stunning as usual Clive, hope you've sent those pictures to Tony, sure he'll appreciate what you've done!

 Post subject: Re: Woodrup
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:39 pm 
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very nice!

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