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 Post subject: 1967 Flying Scot Patina
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:46 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
The start of what is likely to be a build thread :wink:

Maybe.

collected this last autumn.......

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Used a lot by original owner, European tours etc, but sat in a garage for a good few years since being laid up.

Came with solid Urathon rubber tyres which PO said were pretty unforgiving, chrome wheels, coating of dust and plenty rust freckles. Solid Brooks saddle too, which I'm currently softening up......

Plan is now to get it built to suit me, ride it, then, maybe, repaint. We'll see.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:59 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Stage 1

Cleaned up a bit.
Internals lubed and serviced.
Mudguards and rack ditched.
Tyres and wheels replaced with good ol' Scottish Pneumatic design :D and Campag 700c items. That shed a few lbs and gained two gears, now seven speed.
Fluted seatpost fitted.
Black Brooks removed temporarily and brown Spoon fitted. Comfy.

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Desperately needs wider bars and longer stem I think. Can't decide whether to keep as 7 speed or replace chainset with a double Campag or Stronglight. New cables too and change of pedals on the cards.

Maybe bar end shifters or, gulp, Ergos :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:03 pm 
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Love it, Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo not ergos or sti or any of that other modern tat :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:09 pm 
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I reckon all that needs it a full strip down then a good polish over with this stuff:

http://www.diy.com/nav/build/motoring-w ... l-11377592

Then rebuild it with what you have there, it'll look mint, I reckon.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Gorgeous bike.


If you want to keep the patina i wouldnt use the t-cut n polish stuff. To keep the patina id maybe use safe-cut, if at all (its less abrasive) , and Collinite clear coat wax. Used a similar process on old patina'd VWs. I have previously used Ankor wax, but feels a bit greasy so i now use Collinite wax, or an Autoglym 3 stage process, depending on the application, how much protection i want and how shiny.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:16 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Stage 2 :P

Wider bars installed along with cleaner longer stem. Fits me better now :D

Wider bars make a huge difference to comfort and handling. Need new bar tape.

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Crappy phone photos......


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:33 pm 
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so much potential....
but those bars, the tape and saddle have to go - they look out of place ,with odd positions and detract from the frame.
(according to me anyway)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:32 pm 
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oldmuthariley wrote:
so much potential....
but those bars, the tape and saddle have to go - they look out of place ,with odd positions and detract from the frame.
(according to me anyway)


+1


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:05 am 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
oldmuthariley wrote:
so much potential....
but those bars, the tape and saddle have to go - they look out of place ,with odd positions and detract from the frame.
(according to me anyway)


+1


+2 :( Sorry, but you're killing a great bike :(


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Ian Raleigh wrote:
oldmuthariley wrote:
so much potential....
but those bars, the tape and saddle have to go - they look out of place ,with odd positions and detract from the frame.
(according to me anyway)


+1


+2 :( Sorry, but you're killing a great bike :(


By making it comfortable and able to be ridden by him? That isn't killing it but making it usable and extending it's life, it's a bike not a museum piece.


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