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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:50 pm 
Old School Hero

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I've got hold of this very sorry looking Quinn from a young lad in London. It was built up as a fixie, and frankly, looked like a clown's bike. It had been rattle-canned in blue at some point, and was rusting badly in areas...

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I don't know what tubing it is at the moment, but it's definitely a Welsh Quinn according to the frame number. I've guessed at the 1987 date.

It's got an internal rear brake cable, and an internal rear derailleur routing.

I decided that the vast majority of the equipment on it will go, and it'd need a proper paintjob - more pictures in next post.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:00 pm 
Old School Hero

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It was sent to Mercian down the road. Here it was stripped, repaired and repainted. I went for pearlescent white with black details, and the HQ text from Lloyds was wrapped by championship colours.

I know the headbadge for HQ by Lloyds isn't bob-on, but there's no other option that I've been able to find.

Apologies for the oil-stained carpet. Wifey is very understanding.

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This one is called Baby Quinn, after my grandmother Elizabeth 'Baby' Quinn.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:03 pm 
Old School Hero

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Headset arrived from eBay. This took an age to find. A bit heavier than the early Chorus model that was in it, but hey ho.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:07 pm 
Old School Hero

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Brake calipers ready to go on.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:12 pm 
Old School Hero

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Saddle, ready to go on - as soon as I find a suitable seatpost. I was chuffed to get one with championship colours on, to match the frame.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:14 pm 
Old School Hero

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Retrofriction shifters - only on the Campy band to keep 'em together.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:16 pm 
Old School Hero

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Stem that I was intending to use - it's got quite a few gouges in it though, especially on the top. Not sure if it's period correct or not either.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:17 pm 
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You are good to rescue it but your wife must be a saint! There is something fundamentally sad about a geared bike being turned into a fixie. The cycling equivilent to a eunuch.

Looking forward to this one being reversed.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:18 pm 
Old School Hero

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Suntour Superbe Pro rear mech - in tatty condition, and the bearings seem quite stiff - I'll need to work out how to strip this and clean/regrease before it goes on.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:47 pm 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
You are good to rescue it but your wife must be a saint! There is something fundamentally sad about a geared bike being turned into a fixie. The cycling equivilent to a eunuch.

Looking forward to this one being reversed.


A bit iffy with the chain length as well as it was. Looks great now. The seat stay arrangement looks amazingly like some of the Dave Lloyd frames seen here. I wonder if they were a proprietary set that builders could purchase?


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