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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:53 am 
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A restoration I'm working on for my friend's father, the retired Sgt. Mick Nash who along with his riding partner Cpl. Spence Parker broke the Land's End to John O'Groats time trial record on this bike in 1979, smashing the record set by the previous holder Jimmy Saville... :shock:

EDIT: The record in question is the 'Inter Forces Record'

As the Pug looked on day one of the resto project (and has done for the last 22 years):
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more info and pics here:
http://deadrats.co.uk/2012/03/record-br ... n-day-one/


Restoration in progress:
http://deadrats.co.uk/2012/04/record-br ... A6-part-2/


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Bit of a strange end-to-end record? The 'proper' record is -

'The official Road Records Association record for rider on a conventional bicycle is 44 hours, 4 minutes and 20 seconds, set by Gethin Butler in 2001.'

Andy Wilkinson has done it 3 hrs quicker - on a recumbent.

I'm not detracting from the effort involved in doing it, I know I wouldn't!


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I think they only held the record for about 2 weeks - this was back in 1979 remember! :P It garnered them a little local press, some drinks in the mess and an appearance on Pebble Mill though :wink:

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Good effort that, well inside 2 days. The first inside 2 day ride was Dick Poole (a noted long distance time trialist of the day) in 1965 with 47hr 46min 35sec and it took 14 years for Paul Carbutt to beat it with 47h 23m 1s, not a great margin and he rode 13 miles less due to the Forth Road Bridge being built in the interim, showing the quality of Dick's ride.

These rides are the 'official' ones done under the conditions of the Road Records Association.

Get the bike back into condition - and have a go yourself :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:56 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Good effort that, well inside 2 days. The first inside 2 day ride was Dick Poole (a noted long distance time trialist of the day) in 1965 with 47hr 46min 35sec and it took 14 years for Paul Carbutt to beat it with 47h 23m 1s, not a great margin and he rode 13 miles less due to the Forth Road Bridge being built in the interim, showing the quality of Dick's ride.

These rides are the 'official' ones done under the conditions of the Road Records Association.

Get the bike back into condition - and have a go yourself :wink:


:lol:

We are considering something along those lines, but with a fast rider / team... perhaps a charity fundraiser!


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What a nice bike and great history :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:57 pm 
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Quick snap of the restored frame, more pics here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deadratscy ... 537516792/

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Pretty much finished now, here's a pic with more on my website:

http://deadrats.co.uk/2012/10/record-br ... ation-fin/

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Frame: 1978 Peugeot Reynolds 531 (63cm) resprayed
Fork: unknown French fork (fitted back in very late 1970s) resprayed
Decals: reproduction Peugeot set plus French 531 decal by Gil M, lacquered over top
Headset: original French threaded
Stem: Atax
Handlebar: Primo Giro Di Sicilia
Brake Levers: Mafac
Brake Calipers: Weinmann Vainqueur 610 with original straddles & yokes
Brake Pads: Weinmann 1741
Bar End Shifters: Campagnolo
Front Derailleur: Simplex (NOS)
Rear Derailleur: Simplex SX610
Freewheel: Atom 77 Compact 6 speed 14-24t
Chain: KMC (new)
Cranks: TA Specialities
Chainrings: TA Specialities 50/42t
Bottom Bracket: Stronglight (new bearings)
Pedals: TBC
Rims: Mavic Module 700c
Hubs: Campagnolo 36 hole
Spokes: Sapim Race DB with Sapim PG on driveside rear (new)
Tyres: IRC Road Tour 700x28c (NOS)
Saddle: TBC
Seatpost: Nitor
Extras: Simplex lower gear cable guide and Campagnolo upper gear cable stop, customised front brake cable hanger, new rear brake cable clips, new bar tape, new cables, new inner tubes & rim tape, NOS replica brake lever hoods
Weight: 24lbs

How it looked on day one of the restoration:

http://deadrats.co.uk/2012/03/record-br ... n-day-one/

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:33 am 
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RAF Brampton is about to disappear under houses...

I moved from RAF Brampton (as a very small snotty child) when my parents finished there in 1978.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:11 am 
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Absolutely stunning lovely rebuild, think we could be looking at a potential BOTM winner here :wink: :D 8) 8)


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