I have recently joined the forum, and i was planning on doing a bit of an upgrade on my old Townsend bike.
However these things never go to plan, and having checked out all the amazing bikes on the forum I started looking around for a better bike to spend my money on. I was interested in Harry Hall, Brian Rourke, Dave Yates and so on, and have been keeping an eye out for one on the site and on ebay. I didn't want to spend a fortune, and thought I'd struck lucky with a cheap Brian Rourke that I bought last week.
Anyway, I picked it up on Saturday, and unfortunately it's not in quite as good a condition as I would have hoped for.
It's going to need a fair bit of work doing to it. Not that has ever put me off, I've build a few mountain bikes in the past, and have quite a few tools, so it looks like I have a project on my hands.
Anyway, enough of the waffle, I think it's time for a few pics! This is as the bike is as I got it home.
Doesn't look too bad in this photo.
However there are quite a few problems with it, not least a 4 inch long painted section on the top tube in gloss paint, covering up rust which is also along the rest of the top tube underneath the rear brake cable.
And also one the crank arms is cracked. I'm not sure which campagnolo cranks they are so any input as to the model would be appreciated.
So that's just the start of it, it also has a really loose rear hub, but I can't get the freewheel removed to have a look at it, as it needs a special freewheel removal tool for a dnp epoch freewheel.
So it looks like I'll have my work cut out for me, I'll keep you all updated, and any suggestions or comments/advice are most welcome.