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 Post subject: 1970 Allin
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:59 pm 
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I recently inherited my Uncle John's Allin. He had it custom built in 1970 and it has some really nice touches (e.g. Quick release mudguards, etc). It was originally fixed gear but he added a SA 4 gear rear hub as his health deteriorated. I'm going to ride it as is for a while but need to raise the gearing however I am tempted to build up a fixed wheel. One challenge is it's fitted with 27 x 1" tyres and there is no clearance at the rear for a wider tyre. I've removed the gigantic saddle bag and bag support as well as the mudguards, as this'll be my Sunday best bike.
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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Allin
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Allin
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:03 pm 
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I recently inherited my Uncle John's Allin. He had it custom built in 1970 and it has some really nice touches (e.g. Quick release mudguards, etc). It was originally fixed gear but he added a SA 4 gear rear hub as his health deteriorated. I'm going to ride it as is for a while but need to raise the gearing however I am tempted to build up a fixed wheel. One challenge is it's fitted with 27 x 1" tyres and there is no clearance at the rear for a wider tyre. I've removed the gigantic saddle bag and bag support as well as the mudguards, as this'll be my Sunday best bike.
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We have exchanged a few pms about this machine - very nice and unusual to see a genuine pre 1981 Allin. You could try 700c wheels,might give you some additional tyre clearance.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Allin
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:07 pm 
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I do have a pair of age appropriate-ish 28h Campagnolo hubbed wheels but the 27" wheels look so right.....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:26 am 
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Beautiful looking frame.

If you get the chance, please post some better images.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:40 am 
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Great looking machine: curved seat tube is class. Looks pretty short wheelbase - if you have some toe overlap on the front wheel removing the mudguards will be a good thing ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Allin
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:11 pm 
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Mudguards removed..


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Allin
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:19 pm 
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A beaut!


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Allin
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:04 pm 
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Ta, Jingle Jangle. I'm back from doing Coast to Coast so hopefully I'll get a few better pics over the weekend


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