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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:21 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:40 pm
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Location: Berks
Afternoon - OP lovely looking bike. I picked up this Athena recently - its in mint condition and as everyone has said the colours are stunning. Mind if I share please?

Apologies for poor quality photos


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:59 pm
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Location: Cheshire, England
That's in lovely condition Wriggles. Odd that all of the R653 transfers are missing though. Mine also came with a Turbo saddle but it was black.

Are those the original wheels with 7 speed rear hub ? The rims were for tubs and I swapped mine at purchase for a hand built pair (Mavic rims on Miche QR hubs if I remember rightly), for wire-ons of course.

The wheels shown on mine are late 90s - Mavic CXP14 rims on Campag hubs. They were hand built with stainless steels spokes and have an 8 speed cassette.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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Yeah I was surprised that the 653 stickers were missing. I have a scan of the catalogue but cant see where they were positioned originally

Rims have been de stickered as well, but are tubs on athena type hubs so assuming they are the original Mach 2cd

Oh I have just noticed that some frame decals have been removed as well (Peugeot on the chrome chainstay) - I guess someone liked it destickered. I know I have done that on a few bkes. An original P7 and a Lynskey On One Ti29er spring to mind!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:28 pm 
Old School Hero

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Sorry yes 7 speed. The Athena downtube shifters seem to index superbly :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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wriggles wrote:
Yeah I was surprised that the 653 stickers were missing. I have a scan of the catalogue but cant see where they were positioned originally


They should be at the top of each fork blade and between the shifters. On your third photo down I can see the mark where the transfer has been.

You can just about make them out on my photo. I masked them before doing the respray.

I've still got the original purple Look pedals too but I changed to red ones to match the new paint.

What size is your frame ? Mine's 23".


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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PS. Found my Campag crank dust caps just the other day and put them back on.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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Ah right I see where the stickers went. Thanks. Mines a 21 1/2" ctc or 22" ctt - I think its going to be a bit small for me sadly :(


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:21 am 
Retro Guru

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Location: north hamshire
nice ones on the brown hoods to match 'kerplunk' the blue/brown scheme was a good choice and make it look well retro !
question to some one. what does one do when you set your sights on sti or ergo?where you have a bare d tube.
if you use an old 'band on shifter's and remove the lever's will you still have a square boss or can you buy a proper converter from some where ?


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