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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:23 am 
Dirt Disciple
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So, seeing that any racing activities have been curtailed for the foreseeable, I thought I would setup a new thread for the build of this Ephgrave No 1 Road Path from circa 1956.

It is frame number 2887 LE with matching fork.

It was repainted at some point in the early 80's but still retains it original aluminium head badge.

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I have some photos of the progress so far to follow.

Kristian


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:34 am 
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The next set of photo's is from me messing around with parts that I have to hand. The paint quality is ok, but I think I will have it re finished at a later date.

Currently fitted with a TA chainset, GB Stem and GB Bars. Headset is a Tange one that I had it the parts box.

General overview, in the spring sunshine!
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Close up of the front end
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Original head badge
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1967 Brook Professional Saddle, on a SR Laprade Seat post.
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The Lollypop's!
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Close up of the rear stays. Can see the pitting beneath the paint. Hence the thoughts on a repaint.
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Lastly, for now, the hubs I will use for the build. Front is a Campy with cones stamped as 57 and the rear is a FB Brevete, with the cones stamped 56.
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So, some nice bits to go on this and I haven't yet searched for the missing parts.

Kristian


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:52 pm 
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Ooof! That’s proper quality workmanship in that frame. And a nice thin paint job to keep the lugwork clean. If I had that I would spend more time looking at it than riding it!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:32 pm 
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The lugs are nice, aren't they!

I'm debating whether to repaint or not. The current paint isn't original or perfect, hence why I'm debating it.

It was last used in the 70's as a track bike, mainly at Paddington. Then re sprayed and put into the loft until a couple of years ago. I am tempted to make it useable and even ride some of the local 10's to see how it performs! (Assuming any run this year).

Something to keep me occupied at least.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:48 pm 
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Looks like a lot of the apparent paint imperfections are surface degradation of the tubes. I would guess it was quite rusty at some point in the past? Possibly a high build primer would sort it it, failing that, a bit of body filler - I’m no expert.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:19 pm 
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Nice! look forward to seeing this progress.

I own frame 2971LE by the way.

Ray


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:53 pm 
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Hi Ray, that's one of the closest numbers wise I know of. Is that also a road / path frame? Have you any photo's or perhaps a thread on it yourself?

Kristian


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peetee wrote:
Looks like a lot of the apparent paint imperfections are surface degradation of the tubes. I would guess it was quite rusty at some point in the past? Possibly a high build primer would sort it it, failing that, a bit of body filler - I’m no expert.


That was my thinking, although there is something about the colour that really works for me on this frame. I don't think it is the original colour, or even close to original, but it does seem to work.

I have a bit of a queue, so not sure when I will finish it. I still have some other bits to add, front brake caliper and lever for one and the wheels to build up. Certainly enough to be getting on with.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:15 am 
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No thread yet - needs a repaint so will get around to that eventually. Like you I have a few projects on the go at the moment.

Its a pure road model, no mudguard eyes or lollipops for that matter, black paint (cant find any evidence elsewhere to the contrary), matching fork and frame numbers.

Maybe I should mock-it up with wheels and bars and create a thread since I have a bit of time!

Ray


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:25 am 
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Hi, just to be aware, I have an original frame ( my parts ) about a half year later than yours, close to your colour, I've attached a piccie. Thanks Terry


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