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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:33 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi All,

Not long found this forum/site

Here is my Emperor Sport road/TT bike that I built back in 1979 (well they made the frame I put it all together :-) )
frame is Reynolds 531db lugged with Campag ends and headset, fully chrome forks and 3/4 chrome rear stays

Used extensively throughout 79,80,81,82 for TT's Road Racing Club Runs etc etc

Every year I think I'm going to put it back to "original" spec and this year I have at least got it out the garage so it's a good start...

Should be done over the next month or so


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:39 am 
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70's is my era so looking forward to how it all goes :D

First thing to change has to be the bar tape LOL

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:42 am 
Dirt Disciple

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totally agree Shaun ..changing the bar tape and lever hoods , the saddle, put the original omega pedals and toe clips back on..get rid of the computer and put the stopwatch back :lol:

oh and some new tubs..and a lot of autosol

Cheers

Mike


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:00 pm 
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And some longer brake cables and better routing of them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:31 pm 
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dutchie wrote:
And some longer brake cables and better routing of them.


Interesting...do you know who used to ride an Emperor?

Rk.

P.S clue: someone famous ;-)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:42 pm 
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34 Nomads rider ??, Roadking

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
Midlife wrote:
34 Nomads rider ??, Roadking

Shaun


Spot on Shaun (34 Nomads), it is big Sean!

He gave me the Motorola shirt in my sale thread!

Rk.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:29 am 
Dirt Disciple

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roadking wrote:
Midlife wrote:
34 Nomads rider ??, Roadking

Shaun


Spot on Shaun (34 Nomads), it is big Sean!

He gave me the Motorola shirt in my sale thread!

Rk.


Ah yes well I did compete alongside Sean on many occasions in the EGCC Evening 10 mile TT..when I say alongside I mean about 4 or 5 mins behind :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:10 am 
Dirt Disciple

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So I got the autosol out, got hold of some new tubs, bar tape, lever hoods and it's cleaning up well.

Not finished as yet, I still need to find the original Ofmega pedals and saddle which are around somewhere, but I did find the original brake blocks and stopwatch with the Terry's clip


Some pics if you're interested


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Lovely bike and always so nice to hear of people keeping hold of their bikes for years. That stopwatch is great!
Is it going to be used again?!
Shawn.


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