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 Post subject: Work in progress
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:17 pm
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Location: Banbury
Hi,
I bought this as an alternative to taking the tram in Dublin, originally it was a cheap run about but it turned out to be much better than I thought and more comfortable than ever anticipated.
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Just installed the brooks saddle and bar tape to improve the looks.
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Some nice origional bits and pieces on it, just need a campag rear derailer as the Shimano 105 kind of looks a bit out of place, especially when this pic was taken with the old block, chain and wheel.
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Forks are great, one day they will be chromed.
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However the paintwork is no where near showroom, when I raise some funds, a powdercoat is in order.
Its a very enjoyable ride and a great alternative to public transport.
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Cheers
Tom


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:01 pm
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Location: Leicestershire, UK
Tom,

Where did you find that? Is there a story involved? If so - do tell...
It looks and sounds like this bike will change from everyday transport to a real show-piece - chrome forks would look good. I love to see the pantographed parts.

Tell us more,

David


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:25 pm 
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Location: lancs
nice find classic italian lightweight . i wouldnt re paint it myself
keep the transfers original. doesnt look too bad.
panto chainset a rare touch . you are right with the mech nouvo record
possibly?
cheers
bowser


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:09 pm 
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Location: Lewes, East Sussex
That's the nicest 'cheap run about' I have seen in ages...
jeez, how the other half live :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Location: London
I think that's a sleeper.....it's good now....could be really nice
Depends where you want to take it. Wouldnt take too much effort or expense.
I would put a campag rear mech on. Change the brakes and levers maybe even the stem.... set of veloflex tyres - gum wall. Think the colour is really nice...

Or just leave it and ride the wheels off...

Nice one ...like it I do


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Very nice indeed, a great runaround.

+1 for re-paint over powdercoat, will be much nicer.


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