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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:23 pm 
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Well,

Spent a while this evening installing a wider bar. The standard bar was too narrow for me. Also got rid of the green tape in favour of white.

Definitely have to get some decals sorted. Still a work in progress.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 12:36 am 
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Looking better...


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:29 pm 
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i like how you done the gearing there inspired me to do it to my retro build new bar tape looking better now looks pretty good keep us posted :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:16 am 
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swinger76 wrote:
i like how you done the gearing there inspired me to do it to my retro build new bar tape looking better now looks pretty good keep us posted :)


Thanks. I have always used a single 42 on the front. Not many alpine descents where I live, so never felt the need to change to a 52. Thought "What's the point in lugging this front mech and chainring round when I never use it?" - so off it went.

I'm going to offer the Biopace rings that came on this bike for sale shortly.

N

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Alloy frame looks on forlornly:

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Hi all,

Well I'm calling time on this project. I applied some non original decals as well as my 2200 shifters with a cable stop. I guess this is not really a vintage restoration! It's definitely a modern set up on a retro frame - but horses for courses and all that.

Went out a nice run this evening and loved every second. This bike rides so well and I love the extra comfort that the frame provides Vs my alloy bike. I'm also very happy with the overall look of the bike - it definitely got some looks from other cyclists this evening.

The new internal cam skewer held the rear wheel in place so no issues which is great.

There are some touch ups I need to do with the paint - the most noticable of which is the mark left by the front derailleur (I didn't apply a protective film). But a bike is never really finished :)

Next up, I'm going to do a SS build on my alloy frame. You can see a glimpse of it in one of these photos and I'm planning on the rear stays being a brushed aluminium finish. More to come on that.

After that I'm going to do an actual vintage restoration - staying true to original components etc

After that who knows!

A few pictures to finish off the thread, and thanks to everyone for their advice and kind comments!

N

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:15 pm 
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wow loving it great job those decals really set it off now real gem


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