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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:07 pm 
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For my next build I had been looking for a nice early - mid 90's frame.

My other bikes are from the 70's / 80's and I wanted something a little more modern.

I found this sound Cougar SLX frame and forks. Great frameset I think, very well made, comparable in my mind to Merckx / De Rosa quality... have a look see what you think

For this build I will be going for Shimano mainly - and it will lean toward a retro modern feel, so encompassing my likes and influences.

Several inspirations will result in the final build.....
Machines I looked at were the
Batavus Pro
De Rosa Primato

I toyed with getting the frame stripped down and re painted but I the frame started speaking to me.... so will leave original just touching up where required


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:10 pm 
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Like the details on the fork crowns and construction on the BB and rear stays


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:14 pm 
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Invested in a Regal Girardi saddle ..... very nice....

Looked at a bassano veulta and a rolls as options ... in the end I think not only is a great saddle but exudes a little Italian flare


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:34 pm 
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And so for the influences ....


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