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 Post subject: John Pavey c.1987
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:07 pm 
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Hi again everyone,

I'm back again to post the John Pavey as the bicycle has now had the makeover completed and I think looks stunning!

I have to say a big thank you again to Tony Houben at Retro Rides for helping me realise this project. Also thanks to Iain in Stevenage for selling me the bike in the first place. I think it is a great machine.

So let me share with you.... again chip in, any comments, suggestions or criticisms taken in good nature.

Frame: John Pavey / Reynolds 653

Fork: Reynolds 653

Headset: Tange Levin
Stem: 3ttt
Handlebar: champion del mondo
Bar Tape: Pro
Brake Levers/Brifters: Shimano Exage
Brake Calipers: Shimano Exage
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables:

Shifters: Shimano 600
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SIS
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette: Suntour 7 speed
Chain: KMC
Cranks: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano Biopace
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: Maillard CRX

Rims: Alesa
Hubs: Suntour
Hub Skewers: Suntour
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres: Fortezza TriComp
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: Velo Gel Tech
Seatpost: K Alloy
Seatpost Binder: Campagnolo

Bottle Cage:
Extras:

Weight:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:13 pm 
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The original bicycle was in very decent working order in the first place. The only changed components are the stem and a new chain. Iain whom I bought the Pavey from had really cherished the bicycle. The residual ' velo love' haunted this fine machine !!!

So having to put my own stamp on it I decided to have her finished in Sky Blue. A change from the original orange... a solid colour but equally striking.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:20 pm 
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A few more pictures.....


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 Post subject: rear derailleur
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:25 pm 
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Nice rear derailleur - smooth no hiccups


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 Post subject: The way the Pavey was
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:37 pm 
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Previously orange ... which I liked alot, but I have a motobecane in a not to dissimilar colour...


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 Post subject: Pavey in Blue
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:53 pm 
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So here she now is... looking fine in blue.

I have to put the toe clips and straps on.

Actually I may well change the pedals over to a set of Shimano 6400's.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:47 pm 
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Nice job, looks great in that blue. I like the way the forks seem to curve all the way down.

I'm surprised to see a 653 frame of that age without brazed-on gear lever bosses, front mech boss or allen key brakes.

Mark.


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 Post subject: thanks
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:18 pm 
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Thanks for the compliment.

Yeah don't know why it did not have brazed on shifter bosses and a front mech hanger. Would have been nice, considering the quality of the frame. Or allen key brakes....may be it was on the modern cusp hanging on to tradition...?
I won't grumble too much because it rides really well, but I hear what you are saying.


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