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 Post subject: Finally.......A Rourkie
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Back in the day, when I was a teenie in Congleton Cycling Club, (which thinking about it is over 36 years ago :shock:) The bike to have was either a Bob Jackson, Harry Hall or a Brian Rourke. Unfortunately, my Sunday club runs all took place on a Puch Alpine 5 speed. A Brian Rourke was something you went to look at in the shop window, something I remember doing on one of the Sunday club runs.

All these years later I have my Harry Hall. In fact I've been slowly clearing out a collection of bikes which have built up over the years. I was aiming to reduce it to 2 bikes.........but then this turned up :)

One very careful owner who had it made to measure by Brian Rourke about 25 years ago he thought. Although the patent number on the Nuovo Record RD is 79, frame number is 872, I guess if that indicates 1987 it would be right. I've popped off an email to Rourkie to try and find out. Unless someone can shed some light on Rouke's numbering? Paint is near perfect although its had a couple of component changes including the chainset, now Shimano 600 and brake levers 105 SLR. Bit of a mix of Shimano and Campagnolo including the Dura-Ace stem and seat post.

Galli calipers, Record hubs with Mavic G40 rims. Oddly though, they don't seem to be stainless spokes. Not sure of what model the Campagnolo pedals are but they have the original Campagnolo leather toe straps with plastic button ends :shock:

It was worth the wait :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:56 pm 
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It was worth the wait


certainly was! beautiful colour, very nice! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:09 pm 
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That's a stunner!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:37 pm 
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What a beauty! Congratulations looks to be a great ride, well taken care of.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Very well worth clearing space for. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:30 pm 
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Absolutely stunning! So whats the plan? You going to run it all as Campag?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:59 pm 
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Nice :)

The style of the frame (under BB guides, cable on top of TT, chromework etc) marks it out as an 80's frame.

The front mech with solid cage is also 70's and probably a bit older than the rear mech :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:07 pm 
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Not 1987.

I'd guess early 80s, based on:

tubing sticker
nutted brakes
fork crown
band on gear levers and front mech
transfers on white bands similar to Ian Cammish's early 80s Rourke bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:12 pm 
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The front mech could be Gran Sport, which was the same as (N) Record but without the cutouts.


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