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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Recent renovation - great custom paint option worked out by Jason Rourke

Circa.1992 in the High Pro style favoured by a few of the tall Dutch riders of the day


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Sneak shots of the build-up


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:00 pm 
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Very nice. Love the black and white scheme. Understandably it is the 1st Rourke I've seen w/o the wrap around seat stays! :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:47 pm 
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What was the advantage of that then? To my eye you wouldn't lose anything by moving that top tube up.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:27 am 
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Fair comment on moving the top tube up! 'Different for the sake of different' might be something of an answer. Original thoughts were a smaller (and stiffer?) main triangle, but the super long (flexy?) head tube seems to have been overlooked :roll:

It does actually have the wrap over seat stays (see new pic) as I remember (Brian himself?) saying it was a 'balls' to try and get their signature feature on this most awkward of seat clusters


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:04 am 
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lovely paint job from Rourkies, they are doing a Rapha special in black with a red Chris King headset, you have it just right well done. Reminds me to renew my efforts to try and find my old BR track bike!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:20 am 
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I hadn't seen that Rapha edition

It's truly a thing of understated beauty!

http://www.rapha.cc/rourke-cycles


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:50 am 
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That is one hell of a special frame! I always dig the custom built ones.


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