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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Just noticed this.

That's a really really beautiful bike! Love the colour. The silvery handlebar tape works nicely. And the dark rims with the tanwalls.

(I kind of liked it with the Campagnolo stuff but what the hell.)

And I really hope you have put the crank caps on by now, mister.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Spangly. Love this.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Although Campagnolo parts look much better I prefer the full Shimano version.


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 Post subject: Re: arthur caygill 653
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:28 pm 
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hi, I have also got an Arthur Caygill 653 bike from around that time. I bought it second hand and few years ago and it still has a few bits of the original components (exage action and exage sport). I got it serviced by AC earlier this year and it is still a beautiful ride. Can I ask what serial number is on your bike please ? My bike has the serial number 00126. Johndfc


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:19 am 
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Excellent machine!

Question; is there a special reason for wraping the tape from center? It just seems unpractical...


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Is that front clamp just about to break!!! Hope not, don't want the front mech ending somewhere nasty.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:28 pm 
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It's been a while since this was updated! I've since changed the ultegra chainset for a campag record one (not the c-record one from before, a 9/10 speed version). And I'm thinking of swapping the brakes for some campag 9/10 speed era ones too, with tektro levers, probably.

- Will check on the serial number

- Benotto tape doesn't lift at the edges or move down the bars if wrapped correctly from the centre, and I always think it looks better without any tape in the centre. All other tapes are better done from the ends up though, I've found.

- The front mech is fine - I think! That said, it does look a bit "separated" in the pic, so I'll check it. I don't think I've ridden this bike for at least a year and a half though, and don't know when I'll next be out on it so there's not too much danger of it falling apart tomorrow!


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