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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Looks really nice now even more so with the decals on it


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:01 pm 
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Nice job done :D Probably one for the RBotM. (I would vote).

I only think the rear brake cable has not much space at the front. (A little cut off short I guess. Can tou freely move the steerer from left to right without disturbing the working of the brake? There is some space left at the rear end maybe.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:04 pm 
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Thanks for the comments.

Yes I tested the rear brake cable before applying the electrical tape to hold it, there is enough slack for full movement of the bars.

I must admit that not all the parts are period correct, I simply couldn't afford to make it 100% correct, but as I mentioned, my priority was to make it a good ride to start with. Maybe as time passes I can add other more correct bits. I did actually have a very nice pair of 600 brakes, but they are short drop and didn't fit.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:02 am 
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really nice restoration, been thinking about a tricolour groupset and that looks really nice


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:32 pm 
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Yes, it took a while to stumble across a nice one with 175mm cranks.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:43 pm 
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That looks like a very nice bike, especially now the decals are on.

If you don't mind me asking, how much has the total build cost? also, where are you based? £30 for a blast and powder coat is a good price and the finish looks great in the pictures.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:59 pm 
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Hi,

Great job, it has a great look to it.

Where did you source the decals from?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:46 pm 
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I'm in the Midlands and the powder coaters is called W H Paint finishers in Mansfield, it's an ok job if I'm honest, in fact this is the second f&f they've done for me and TBH the first one was better. As I say, if it was a high quality lugged frame then I'd get it enamelled at a proper frame builders.

The decals weren't cheap but they're very good quality vinyl, they're off Ebay from a guy in the states.

I'm unsure of the total cost of the build as I've still to sell a few of the original bits, a lot less than £200 including the original purchase though.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:09 pm 
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Cheers for the tip, I had a mooch around and found this fella in Australia http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Cyclomondo that has a brilliant range of Retro/Vintage decals including a set for my Perthus Pro which has just increased the chances of her staying original!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:57 am 
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:D Hi. like what you have done with this. shows what you can build on a budget. just incase you havent noticed, your front brake blocks are the wrong way round. closed end to the front. have fun with the riding. Geo.


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