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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:30 pm 
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True. It's a lovely ride, very responsive but not scary. A bugger to push up hills tho...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:05 am 
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A real Beauty shame about it not being a single gruppo :( so its a shimagnolo

Argos do some fabulous paint jobs :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:32 am 
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Here is my quote from argos fipor the same frame!

"Respray frame and fork one colour pearl £160.00
Fitting and lacquer over charge for decals £25.00
Cost of decals £30.00 (typical average)
531 decals £14.00
Carriage £35.00 (covers collection and delivery if required)

Estimated total Inc vat £244.00

Re chroming forks would add another £160.00

Our average turnaround is 4-5 weeks for this type of work."


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:05 pm 
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@Nob - I know, I like being contrary, in my head "looks nice" > "same gruppo". I couldn't have a 100% gruppo anyway since the low stack height on the fork means a DA headset wouldn't fit.

@mrgumby - they're not cheap or quick, but they do a fabulous job. Whether you consider them VFM will depend on your viewpoint. Also, H Lloyd will do you decals at less than half that price which Argos will fit. And I live near Bristol so no postage.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:36 pm 
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I would do it if i had the money..

Ive seen their work and its the best


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Final money shots for this build...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:09 pm 
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lovely build, what is the sizing on it and what stem did you end up with in the end?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Thanks Sam. I think it's a 23" frame, and I ended up with an 80mm Cinelli XA with a weird blank insert instead of the usual "flying C". The brakes you are interested in were on this bike for about 6 months, but they didn't quite fit with the DA drivechain so I've now replaced them with DA 7400 which suit better.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:21 pm 
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What do Argos call this colour? It looks just what I'm after for my Raleigh.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:15 am 
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Really nice colour. I think i will have to buy another racer to paint, instead of getting one that just needs a polish on the paint work. lol.
Well done.


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