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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:20 pm 
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It looks fantastic and while it's not my place to comment on the Dura Ace, it is whatever you enjoy. The fact that it is so different from your other rides in just that respect makes it a great thing. Looks lovely.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:19 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
It looks fantastic and while it's not my place to comment on the Dura Ace, it is whatever you enjoy. The fact that it is so different from your other rides in just that respect makes it a great thing. Looks lovely.

Jamie


Cheers Jamie,
I'll give you a croggy* on the 30th of August if you like :wink: :D

*(Yorkshire for crossbar/toptube ride)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:04 am 
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Couple of tweaks......

DuraAce 7400 pedals from 1992, bit more bling and 80g shaved off...

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Brand new Ultegra CS-6700, 12-30t to help me get out of the valley.....

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:49 pm 
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I forgot to add when talking about toe clips and trainers but this really is a cracking looking machine, well done that man I expect it really is as good as it looks


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:57 pm 
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allenh wrote:
I forgot to add when talking about toe clips and trainers but this really is a cracking looking machine, well done that man I expect it really is as good as it looks


Cheers Allen, Though I’m already planning a winter makeover :D

Plan is; full chrome front forks, new rear drop-outs (the old school screw in adjusters are broken off inside these) also chromed and increased rear spacing by 5mm. Then a baked enamel Champagne paint job at Bob Jackson’s.. that’s my Christmas present sorted :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:18 am 
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Now then, as previously mentioned, I wanted to make some modifications to the Colstar, replacement new Campagnolo rear drop-outs so that I can have the little screw-in adjusters that always looked so cool to me as a teenager, (the original near-side dropout had its screw snapped off) although this time without the redundant mudguard eyes.. wider spacing to more comfortably accommodate the 135mm DuraAce 10 speed as this frame was originally spaced at 125mm for a 5 speed freewheel. And to help that spacing it’s going to get a new slightly wider bridge made for a recessed Allen sleeve nut (I had drilled out the old bridge, which was ok, but not ideal)
And of course a new baked enamel paint job, not catalogue, rather exactly how I want it;
Champagne pale gold, white lug lining, white head tube, white “correct” Claud Butler decals. 8)

Likely to be one of the last refurbished by Bob Jacksons... :(
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Now for the forks, again I don’t need the mudguard eyes, so I’ve cut these off... and dropped them off at Quality chrome in Hull.. first time I’ve used them as my normal go-to-guys, Allenchrome are way too busy right now.. :|
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:51 am 
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I love the way the concept keeps evolving for this one.

It's going to be fantastic, between the frame rejuvenation and the top notch components!

I'll just sit over here quietly with my popcorn and wait for the show finale after the intermission.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:17 pm 
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way to* busy right now.. :|

You'd best take one of those mudguard eyes and and put it here* in that sentence, Peachy. 'Way to busy' means almost the exact opposite of 'Way too busy' :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:17 pm 
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howlindawg wrote:
I love the way the concept keeps evolving for this one.

It's going to be fantastic, between the frame rejuvenation and the top notch components!

I'll just sit over here quietly with my popcorn and wait for the show finale after the intermission.


Cheers HD.... hold on to your hat as I’ve another little upgrade which should finish it off just perfectly... 8)

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way to* busy right now.. :|

You'd best take one of those mudguard eyes and and put it here* in that sentence, Peachy. 'Way to busy' means almost the exact opposite of 'Way too busy' :)


Doh.... :facepalm: late night, small mobile screen, fat fingers, wife chattering away.... they’re my excuses and I’m sticking to them! :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:47 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
Doh.... :facepalm: late night, small mobile screen, fat fingers, wife chattering away.... they’re my excuses and I’m sticking to them! :roll:

Are you sure you're not a racing driver with that many excuses?

Anyway looking forward to the final shimmering evolution of this one? (popcorn, comfy chair and copy of retrobikes monthly at the ready)


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