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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:35 pm 
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This will be a long term project. I don't intend to rush it and I hope to restore it to its former glory.
I aquired the whole bike from the original owner a couple of weeks back, it is a complete bike but needs a full restoration. I stripped it down to component parts on Saturday, BB is in superb condition, as are all of the Campagnolo bearings (on the inside anyway). The outsides require more than a bit of elbow grease!. The frame will be restored professionally to original spec, it is an Ilkeston built track frame (531) with Campagnolo fork and track ends. I love it already.
Bike:
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Front hub (the spokes are dead but the gold Mavic OR10's are in good condition) before and after two hours of cleaning:
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I will update this as and when.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:47 pm 
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Very nice. I'd really rather like one myself.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:59 pm 
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Exceedingly cool project.

Who will be doing the respray for you?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:52 pm 
Old School Hero

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John wrote:
Exceedingly cool project.

Who will be doing the respray for you?


Not sure yet, Argos, Bob Jackson possibly. Open to good recommendations/ suggestions.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Pointer wrote:
John wrote:
Exceedingly cool project.

Who will be doing the respray for you?


Not sure yet, Argos, Bob Jackson possibly. Open to good recommendations/ suggestions.


I was hoping you might have a good recommendation. Have a 753 team pro also awaiting respray. Heard Argos are OK. One issue is a lot of the modern resprays are quite 'glossy' in comparision ot the original finish.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:56 pm 
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The two Argos spray jobs I've come into contact with seem to be sprayed using icing sugar. Both were very brittle.

this guy's decals are pretty good:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Raleigh-TI-531-75 ... _500wt_928


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:00 pm 
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I'm watching this with great interest. Had my first track session at the Manchester Velodrome the other week and must admit i'm hooked. So i'd like to learn a bit more about these track bikes and maybe do a track bike restoration of my own one day.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:05 pm 
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Cyclomondo as per LGFs link or H lloyd are the people for Ilkeston Raleigh decals.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:10 pm 
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All interesting stuff, thanks for the links too. It has quite old TiRaleigh 531 stickers on the forks, which I haven't seen re-created yet.
Maybe its time for a re-spray thread? It is going to cost a fair bit and I'd like it to last, my gut instinct is to go for Bob Jackson.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:20 pm 
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Slightly off topic, but couldn't help seeing how similar it is to this (too big to attach?):
http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x32/ ... ble002.jpg
Also original and for sale if you fancy a matching pair... :wink:


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