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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
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOODRUP-CYCLE ... 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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Stunning as usual Clive, hope you've sent those pictures to Tony, sure he'll appreciate what you've done!


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


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