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 Post subject: Winter projects
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Location: SW Scotland
Thought i'd share some of the bikes i've been playing with over the winter months...

Some of you might have noticed I got a nice ADR Merckx recently but it was too small. In the end I did a trade with my dad for his Carrera podium - think we both did alright out of it! His Corsa Extra is kitted out in mostly Super Record, with Mavic bars, Mavic Hubs and a shiny new rolls saddle. Double bar tape fitted.

The Carrera is made with Thron oversize and kitted out with 10 speed campag mix of Veloce/Record/Centaur. Complete with blue Ambrosio rims, and 3ttt bar and stem.

I got rid of a load of frames recently including a Cougar I had built as a fixie. I missed my fixie so have brought my old fondriest mega chrome out of retirement. This frame has some history, I got it off US Track Olympian Adam Duvendeck in 2002 when I was studying in CA. Its got a nice big dent in the toptube, and its probably not worth thinking of the strain Adam put it under. Still, useless hanging in an attic when it could be ridden!

Finally my custom TT rig made by Dolan in Slx - kitted out with Modolo brakes, Sachs and Campag transmission, and 3t Moscow bars. I just need to find a better seatpin! Still used in club 10s.


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File comment: I got rid of a load of frames recently including a Cougar I had built as a fixie. I missed my fixie so have brought my old fondriest mega chrome out of retirement. This frame has some history, I got it off US Track Olympian Adam Duvendeck in 2002 when I
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File comment: Some of you might have noticed I got a nice ADR Merckx recently but it was too small. In the end I did a trade with my dad for his Carrera podium - think we both did alright out of it! His Corsa Extra is kitted out in mostly Super Record, with Mavic bar
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:40 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
I like the Carrera. I think they are quite underrated in the UK as they are often confused with Halford's offering with a similar name.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter projects
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Location: Staffordshire
A very fine collection. Do you have a favourite?


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 Post subject: Re: Winter projects
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:48 pm 
Old School Hero

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Cheers, i'm most jealous of my dad's merckx... Need a bit of sunshine to try the carrera.


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