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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:30 am 
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Hi , new to the forum ,I have been road cycle racing since I was 18 and that back in 1977 . In 1984 I machined an aluminium frame from billet stock and 2024 t3 aluminium tube(styled on the Alan frame) I still ride the same frame after more than 27 years, I love it allthough its a bit heavy by todays standard , I up graded it a few times over the years the last time in 1991 with dura ace sti shifter/brakes thay were new on the market and I had to have them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:39 am 
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main frame.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:46 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:48 am 
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All bonded aswell? looks great, well done.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:17 am 
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Amazing! Got any pic of the whole frame or bike?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:46 am 
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taken a few years ago, I used the frame when I was showing my car at a car show.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:48 am 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
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brilliant.

Theres some flipping talent on this site.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:11 pm 
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first picture with the sti up grade in 1991. 20 years ago this new sti brake shift system was so cool, now its on your entry level bike, back then it was like magic as it must be for someone driving a modern sports car with a paddle shift.In 1991 the sti was only on Dura ace and it set me back a lot of dollars but I loved it and was the envy of my fellow club riders.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:38 pm 
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First group I installed to test the frame when it was finished. After 18 months of work I wasnt sure if the frame would stand up to a rider so I put on old parts I had around to test it on the road. The bike passed brillantly and has been going strong for 27 years of hard racing and many miles of training. Its got a few bumps and scars and I have lost a lot of skin and a busted clevical, but we still enjoy time together.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:39 pm 
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awesome! colours look great too, the red and polished is a great combination. Out of curiousity, how much does this frame wheigh?


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