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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Hi All
Ok,some of you might think you bloody fool,stripping,painting different colour.
Iv'e restored most of my bikes to original spec,fancied doing something differently
It was in such a state,i decided not to bin it.
The original Gran Sport was finished in a Camel colour with Campagnolo Gran Sport components throughout
It was listed in the 1982 catalogue as one down from the flagship team version.
Reynolds 531c frame/forks

So a bit of hard graft d.i.y on the frame,forks are fine,good chrome.
Rubbed down frame lightly,removed all rust,primer followed by Olympic white top coat with blue headstock and laquered.
I absolutely love it,
This is going to be my training ride for winter
A mixture of components,Shimano 600 tricolor chainset,Exage300ex front/rear mechs.tdc headset,Gipiemme strada bb,Mavic MA40 rims with Campagnolo Record hubs/Vredestein tyres,Cinelli bars and stem,Campagnolo chorus aero seat post
Looking for some nice aero brake calipers and levers,Saddle and bar tape to finish

Hope you like it,be nice to me!!!!!
Pictures to follow on completion
Cipo


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Heretic! :D. I was never much of a fan of the original colour, even going as far as covering my ?82 edition with silver sellotape :roll: 8). Looked great tho...

Seriously, looks fine, and they're a great ride to boot.

To the b***** that pinched mine in 1991 - I'm still lookin for ye... :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:50 pm 
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When i aquired the gran sport it was in a terrible mess,how people can neglect such pieces of art is beyond me.
I didn't want to restore to original spec,too costly.
The seat post was stuck,frame covered in scratches,rust.
wheels were shot,components rusted to death.
Quite a bit of work to go yet,but looking forward to complete and ride.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:04 am 
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Looks fantastic, love the blue and white mix :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:42 pm 
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When I was a lad I lusted after a Gran Sport but had to settle for a Competition instead :cry:.

Shame you couldn't rescue the components at least but I do like the new colours. I've not seen a Gran Sport with a chromed rear end before.

Looking forward to the end result.

Mark.
PS: Isn't that Gipiemme bottom bracket going to be wrong for a Shimano chainset, ISO vs JIS taper and all that?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:00 pm 
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Hi
It looks ok,everything seems to be working fine nice and tight
Is there anything i need to check or look out for


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:34 pm 
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I think the Shimano cranks push further onto the axle than they would on a JIS taper but other than bringing the chainrings closer to the frame I'm not sure if there's any real problem. The angle of the taper is different so in theory you don't get as good as fit between the axle and cranks. Sheldon Brown has something to say on it but I can't access his site from work.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbtaper.html

Mark.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:39 pm 
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aahh i see
Thanks for the info,but it looks fine,popped a chain on and chainline looks fine,plenty of clearance between rings and frame.
Cipo


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