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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:58 pm 
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The cost for the respray alone is quite reasonable I think (prices on the Argos website). But when you add on the re-chroming work and replacing the BB cable guides which I also had to have done, it really starts to add up.

For my next resto (if this one doesn't cure the insanity!), I'll really try to find a frame with good chrome, that just needs the paint done.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:44 pm 
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The cost for the respray alone is quite reasonable I think (prices on the Argos website). But when you add on the re-chroming work and replacing the BB cable guides which I also had to have done, it really starts to add up.

For my next resto (if this one doesn't cure the insanity!), I'll really try to find a frame with good chrome, that just needs the paint done.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Very nice! Can't wait to see the final result!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:49 pm 
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I have some nice Cinelli Criterium bars for sale if you need them?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:56 am 
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Wow. That's a beautiful result you have there. really looking forward to seeing this come together 8) .

I have a Colnago master which needs the Argos treatment. Fortunately the chrome is good so as you mentioned it will only need paint, however the chrome still needs masking which all adds to the cost but looking at the result of your frame it looks well worth it :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:01 pm 
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Well, the frame has arrived back from Argos, very impressed with the finish. time for some build pics!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Very, very nice - although I would have thought Argos might have used the correct length dropout adjuster screws - oh I just noticed you bought those! I might have some of the short ones if you're bothered - I'll check when I get home.

It will look stunning when it's all finished and the black stem always seemed standard fit on Colnagos back then.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Very, very nice - although I would have thought Argos might have used the correct length dropout adjuster screws - oh I just noticed you bought those! I might have some of the short ones if you're bothered - I'll check when I get home.


Ah! I was wondering why they didn't seem quite right :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:31 pm 
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My compliments on your resto, beautiful,
did Argos sorce the decals as well?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Thanks for the kind comments guys.

I got the decals from Cyclomondo, though I think Argos can source them too if you prefer.

Also, new stuff has arrived, NOS Regina Oro 13-21 freewheel:

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And a NOS Everest Oro slotted chain, cheaper than Regina and looks just as nice to me:

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Both off of eBay.

Also arrived a set of NOS 3T Super Competizione from http://bike-vintage.com/, which I'll install today with the SR levers and Brooks black leather bar tape.

Lastly, I picked up a NOS pair of Ambrosio Synthesis tubular rims from eBay. Would have preferred clinchers, but haven't seen any suitably nice ones come up after looking for ages. They've gone to the LBS along with the SR hubs to be built up.

As the build progresses I'm acquiring a financially unhealthy obsession with NOS, thankfully it's nearly finished!


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