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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:26 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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So, another one from the tip of wonder.

1950's. Lost most of its original bits but does have the rather funky GB 'Super Hood' levers and Cyclo shifter.

The rest is from some old Peugeot or Raleigh.

The paint is rubbish but solid - yellow looks to be the original colour. I will repaint the headbadge and do some gold lug lining.

Anymore for anymore? Sturmey Archer gearing? Cyclo?

I do have a nice 1950's Campagnolo mech and some early Schwalbe 27" tyres. Probably have this running by tomorrow!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:29 pm 
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why not just use as is


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:33 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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biggs682 wrote:
why not just use as is


M-m-m-m-must rebuild! M-m-m-musssst re-b-b-uilddd!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Tel on 2nd thoughts change colour as grey just does not look good unless its a battle ship , so nice bright colour and a nice stronglight crankset , new tan wall tyres and hey presto a great daily workhorse is born


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Stronglight ! Why not wait for one of these to turn up http://www.flickr.com/photos/57533494@N03/5305185320 . Here's what it looked like new. Terry


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:30 am 
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Defo need a tasteful rebuild.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:16 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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quicky rebuild with stuff solely from the tip:

Triplex rear mech
Stronglight chainset
26.2mm post
Huret shifter
Schwalbe tyres


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:38 am 
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I'm to lazy to start a new build thread at the moment so here is my effort.

After buying this a few months back from legrandefromage and riding it about for a bit, the rebuild is now well under way. The build requirement was cheep, shiny and a bit loud. Candy apple green, gold and shiny parts fit seem to fit the bill. :roll:

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/10422799/


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:52 pm 
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Are those SR Cranks?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:07 am 
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An xmas card for you, Midlife- My SR-Royal chainset. Had it for 35 years. 'Super Recordised', deanodised, spider/crank stress-relieved and polished, mostly over 30 years ago. Sorry, no drillium, but a bit of filium and hacksawium. Still using the crank extractor that came with it, too, although the BB is long-gone.

sorry-back to Coventry Eagle! :)


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