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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:05 pm 
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I just picked up a handful of woodrups. Here's the first
I have been told and will follow up with frame numbers that it is a a 70s frame. About 22 inches definite track geometry toe overlap etc is tight. I think fresh tubs, bar tape, solvol autosol and aching fingers from polishing should see this looking brill. Milremo saddle and seat pin look great. Campag hubs on super champion rims.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:09 pm 
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That looks well inviting.. apart from the bar-tape :( :) ....and that big gear!

I got one of those saddles.. had it for over thirty years now.. but it's not in the same condition that this one is in.. :)

IIRC the first two digits of a Woodrup frame number tell you the year it was built?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Thank you for that tip, I'll be checking that out in the morning. Not sure whether to source an older looking perforated tape or use modern cork? I am so excited about getting to grips with this bike, it's going to start getting such a sorting tomorrow. Oh yes that gear looks scary.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:00 pm 
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Don't quote me on it! :) TBH I can't think where I would have got that information except Classic Lightweights. I had a look there after I posted this to check, and although CL bikes nearly always have a serial number stated, it seems that neither of the two Woodrups there do... so it could be my memory playing up. Anyway, with four Woodrups to hand you have a lot of 'evidence' to work out their numbering system! Also, that looks like a post-'76 'TI' Reynolds decal.

As for bar tape, I'm a terrible person to ask.. While it was still available I used Tressostar. These days I just make my own out of charity-shop leather, glad that I don't have to deal with the gummy mess left by adhesive tape..


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:21 pm 
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I neeeeeed this bike to go with my Skol 6 Day cap :lol:

Please PM me if you'd consider selling it

Cheers

Mike


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:48 pm 
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torqueless wrote:
Don't quote me on it! :)

As for bar tape, I'm a terrible person to ask.. While it was still available I used Tressostar. These days I just make my own out of charity-shop leather, glad that I don't have to deal with the gummy mess left by adhesive tape..


I ve get tressostar on my holdsworth and I think it sets an old bike a right treat.


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