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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:38 pm 
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Latest incarnation......

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I'm not sure about the bar tape though.....It's 'Eleganza'.

Feels lovely, but Im not sure of the look.......I also have a Honey Brooks Pro, some brown hoods and I want some Honey Bar tape.....I think it will look better?

Whatever though, I took it out for it's first ride of 2011 today and I have fallen in love all over again! 75 miles and not a single ache or pain...........


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:57 pm 
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Personally I like the tape and hoods, not a massive fan of the saddle or colour coded rims.

Other than that, an absolutely stunning bike. I see these frames as works of art, they are a pleasure to look at.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:30 pm 
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A few people have said the same about the rims............I do like them though!

I won't change them as they are original to the bike from the first owner....he had 2 sets, one for everyday use and these which were his 'Sunday best'.....The swallow is very comfy!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:37 am 
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I like it !!!!! lots :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:25 pm 
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Brake cables are a little too short to my opinion.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:22 pm 
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very, very lovely indeed although a tad too many gears for my liking. Is that brick period correct?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:52 pm 
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You are spot on with the cables.....it had some narrow drops on before and I replaced with these NOS GB Middlemore Randonneur bars.......It will be getting longer ones when I decide what colour to go with......
I might be going Brooks Honey....

And all those gears are Campag super record 1st gen......They'll do for me!!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:31 pm 
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re : gears...touche :oops:
re : brick..http://www.hiltonsupplies.co.uk/product ... rick.....a touch modern :D


edited cos im a muppet


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:21 am 
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:lol:

My brick might not be period, but it has some nice original features and patina!!

This is my dream bike and I never thought I'd have a chance of owning one.......The added bonus of it fitting like a glove is obviously good!!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:04 pm 
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I think it looks beautiful and the rims add a modern twist to what is a classic bike. Nice 8)


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