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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:08 pm 
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A very nice ride it is too! 52/20 gives me a 70.4" ratio which is a good all-rounder IMO


oooo me knees!
Sounds a bit massive to me, but that spider's far to nice to change 8) Plus you've got a lot more leverage than me... :oops: :lol:


70" is perfect for road, my Orbita is about 68" and handles shopping & errands no worries. Admittedly a bit tough on some hills but any lower and you wouldn't get anywhere :P


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my Orbita is about 68"...


Orbita? The Portuguese brand Orbita? Is there a picture? I'd love to see it!


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what did you use to clean the wheels up?


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Really pretty bike. I've got the same chainring and cranks on my Viscount. Was going to swap it out but it suits older frames so well :)

If you slather that saddle in clear shoe polish, and I mean totally slather it top and bottom, it'll come up nearly like new again. My ancient Brooks looked a bit like that but after a polish it came up really nice:

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Well worth the effort :)


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That's turned out lovely - also, if you're out of clear shoe polish, Black & White's hair pomade does the job well...(I used to have a spectacular quiff and hence always carried the stuff with me)

I particularly like the before and after shot of the wheels - the definition of hard work in two photos!


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Lovely stuff!


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Great work!

Love the 'S' filler on the seat tube pinch bolt.


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playford wrote:
what did you use to clean the wheels up?


Lots of Elbow Grease™ with Muc-Off, wire brush inside the rims, wire wool elsewhere, rinse off then polish with Autosol or Brasso :lol:


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jCymbal wrote:
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my Orbita is about 68"...


Orbita? The Portuguese brand Orbita? Is there a picture? I'd love to see it!


it's just a hack, a very basic frame... but it's been my trusty donkey for the last two or three years!

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Jonny69 wrote:
Really pretty bike. I've got the same chainring and cranks on my Viscount. Was going to swap it out but it suits older frames so well :)

If you slather that saddle in clear shoe polish, and I mean totally slather it top and bottom, it'll come up nearly like new again. My ancient Brooks looked a bit like that but after a polish it came up really nice:

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Well worth the effort :)


Looks ace! I've given mine 10 Proofide treatments so far, still a bit 'crusty' but it was very nasty before... I will give your trick a go, cheers! 8)


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