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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:01 pm 
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Location: Cleethorpes
About 6 months I found this on ebay, it was a complete impulse buy, that I only wanted because I have the mens version too. When it arrived I wasn't surprised to find out there was alot of rust and some paint had been damaged and alot of the decals were missing/ broken. This is going to be my first proper build. It is a 70's Black Diamond, Ladies version of my grandfather's bike which can be seen here.


I currently have most of the parts for this build, all I need now is;
seat post
spokes and nipples.

I am going to try to build the wheels myself, it's going to be my first attempt so I'm not expecting it to be easy. I decided to use stainless spokes and blue ano nipples.

I am going to polish the brakes, chainset, shifters, forks, rims and hubs

Current specs are;

Frame: 18' Ladies Falcon Black Diamond. Hand built British Reynolds tubing

Fork: Tange 27"

Headset: Tange Passage 1" Threaded
Stem: ITM short reach
Handlebar: (yet to buy) Alloy drop bars
Bar Tape: Cat-Eye Cloth yellow

Brake Levers/Brifters: (yet to buy) Weinmann
Brake Calipers: Weinmann Vanquier 750
Brake Pads: Weinmann Brev.
Brake Cables:

Shifters: Shimano Altus LT Downtube Friction
Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus LT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus LT
Derailleur Cables:
Freewheel: Regina Extra
Chain: (yet to buy)
Cranks: Sugino 175mm double
Chainrings: Sugino 53-38T
Bottom Bracket: Sugino
Pedals: (yet to buy) Onza Double Cage Blue

Rims: Rigida 27" x 1 1/4
Hubs: Maillard
Hub Skewers: Solid
Nipples: (yet to buy) Araya Alloy blue
Spokes: (yet to buy) Stainless 14G
Tyres: Schwalbe 27" 1 1/4
Tubes: Michelin A1

Saddle: (yet to buy) San Marco Regal Leather
Seatpost: (yet to buy)

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