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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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My latest addition to my 1970s British time trial collection: a 1978 Favori "Concord" by Ellis Briggs.

This was purchased from the original owner on eBay (UK) and outfitted in period correct c. 1978-83 (it was apparently repainted in its present colour by EB around 1983) "weight weenie" and Alf Engers' style drilled out components. Tips the scales at 17.9 lbs!

Full details and lots more photos here for those interested:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9157103@N0 ... 081236252/


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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the custom drilled Campag Super Record brake levers


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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and the drilled out 56t chainring[/img]


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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non-driveside view


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Takes me back a bit :)

The link for photos goes to nice pics of a Falcon San-Remo, I've got one of those too (it's in my avatar) LOL

Shaun


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Oops..

thanks for catching that, the link has been corrected!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:06 pm 
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Very nice - even drilled teeth on the chainring. A few grams saved there then 8)

I do like a nice time trial bike of the 70'/80's era.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Excuse the question but when i see that bike i feel like a small boy again and want to ask 'what will it do mister?'....


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Chainring brought a smile to my face. Pound to a penny something went wrong as one of the chainring arms is different to the others.

I've got some drilled out chainrings that started out as an attempt at colnago ace of clubs and ended with triangles or just big holes LOL

Shaun


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well, we'll see how she holds up when we take our first ride together this evening! But I've found all of this drilled out, lightened to the max t.t. stuff of this era really works as it supposed to as long as you're setting up the whole machine for timetrialling and have a fluid riding style and not honking up hills with it or too heavy on it.


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