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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:07 pm 
Old School Hero

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Please give me those hubs :D


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 Post subject: SBDU resto.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
Frame number?

Try to date it.

Roadking.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:42 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Midlands, UK
I finally finished this and went for a quick spin around the block to test it, my first ever ride of a fixed gear, trying to un-learn my habits was interesting!
I've kept the spec as near to the original as I can whilst keeping it rideable, this is not a museum piece - it will get ridden (although not in wet/salt covered roads!)
I am running the road forks on this with a Campy monoplaner front brake, this provides an excellent feel through a bmx lever, though not period or original, it is superior to my Record brakes on my road bike. BTW the front wheel shown will not be used with a brake, in case you're wondering.
Bars, Stem, Rims, Hubs, BB, Crankset, all bolts, Frame and Forks are all original, I would like to clean up a few nuts and bolts as there is a little surface rust here and there.
Sorry if this is picture heavy, I'd like to get a decent background in the photos rather than the white wall, will take some decent ones in the spring.
Thanks to Mercian for the superb restoration of the frame.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:45 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Midlands, UK
a couple more pics:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Location: Leeds
That frame looks great


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:48 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Midlands, UK
playford wrote:
those wheels are outstanding.

I keep trying to talk mysellf out of record hubs and they keep drawing me back, those rims are outstanding too.

can you get anything like that, thats a clincher?

Sorry for delay - they're Mavic's and Tubs I'm afraid


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 Post subject: Re: SBDU resto.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:49 pm 
Old School Hero

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roadking wrote:
Frame number?

Try to date it.

Roadking.

It's SB4959, which would put it at around 1981, according to the Yahoo Ti Raleigh group.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:51 pm 
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Location: Olissipo-PT
Very, very nice! Cheers.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:46 am 
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Location: wiltshire
beautiful!
i had SB 436 a track frame/forks from 1974 - when pennies were low i had to sell it.... i really regret doing that - hold on to this beauty!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:00 am 
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Location: Scarborough
Brilliant! Been waiting for this for ages. It looks every bit as good as I thought it would. What tyres have you got on it?


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