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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:45 am 
Dirt Disciple

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A Raleigh Time Trial Special Reynolds 753 frameset dating from 1978 purchased on eBay (USA) for all of $199 (I was the only bidder!) and outfitted with period correct "weight weenie" components including a wonderfully Alf Engers-esqe drilled out Weinmann 500 brakeset... total built-up weight... 16.6 lbs!

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http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/Pet ... cial+1978/


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:53 am 
Dirt Disciple

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The drilled out Weinmann 500 braketset...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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and another shot


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:43 am 
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That is wonderful takes me right back to my youth :D Love the massive TA ring and the drilled out brakes as if Weinmann 500's weren't light enough :lol:
Just tell me one thing have you been brave enough to use them yet :?: :D

Mark :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Use it, you bet... this thing FLIES. 180 cranks, 56 ring, 13-19 freewheel... and yes holes notwithstanding the Weinmann 500s can bring her to a grinding halt if one is so inclined.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:58 pm 
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Sounds cool to me I used to use a 45/55 on my campag for time trials :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:59 pm 
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Fine bike 8) No fan of the Weinmanns, but with this treatment they look trick.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:57 am 
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now we need to drill the chainring, seatpin, rear mech & its jockey cages & possibly the handlebars & stem to complete this nice project


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:20 pm 
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WOW, that is absolutely beautiful. LOVE the build! Has it seen any time trials yet? 8)


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