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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:31 pm 
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UPDATE: It's a Mercian Strada Speciale, not an Aende.

Got an Aende from a friend online which will be in my possession over the next week.

No idea of the model, but my friend says it has Columbus tubing. So if anybody can identify what model it is and tubing, I'd appreciate it.

Getting my brother (qualified painter) to spray it metallic red with cream brown lugs, for a pack of beers.

It'll be a single speed conversion. I'm getting it as a frame with headset, so will be scouting for parts on here.

I'll be needing:

-Stem

-42cm C-C bars silver

-27.2mm silver seatpost.

-Seatclamp (my friend says it needs one but no idea what sort)

-Brake levers with brown hoods (possibly Weinmann?)

-Single crankset (not Campag or Shimano D.A though, something budget wise, and half decent)

Everything else I will buy new, i.e Selle Turbo seat and brown bartape, wheels, etc.

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After (sort of how it will look like)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:11 pm 
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Aende (Pongo Braithwaite) didn't have a "model range" as all the frames he made were bespoke, usually involving lots of drilling and chopping and leaving bits off LOL........looks a bit relaxed to be an Aende.

Might look better all red?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:16 pm 
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looks a bit relaxed
LOL...you '70s time-triallers are from another planet.. :)

I agree about colours (I think!) I've never seen a frame with lugs painted a contrasting colour that IMO wouldn't have looked better without. More than anything, screaming out for a worthy chainset, OK not Campag, but something from that time along the same lines...a 144bcd spider with five slim arms?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Can just see three holes drilled into the lugs.....I guess the chainstay bridge is missing too.

Gippiemme, Ofmega, Sakae Royal, Ommas etc chainset would look nice and not break the bank :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Poor AENDE :? This is not what Pongo intended the bike to be as it now, get some gears on it :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:08 pm 
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I heard of Pongo after some reading up. He sounds like a legend for the stuff he did.

When I get the bike, if I take photos, will anybody be able to conform the frame make for me?

I might have it all red, but not sure at the moment, as I recently bought the cream brown paint for the lugs.

And lol Ian. Yes, I guess it should be restored to a road bike, but I'm temporarily going to use it as a conversion for now. I have another bike I'm building which will have gears :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Psyclist wrote:
I heard of Pongo after some reading up. He sounds like a legend for the stuff he did.
When I get the bike, if I take photos, will anybody be able to conform the frame make for me?
I might have it all red, but not sure at the moment, as I recently bought the cream brown paint for the lugs.

Pongo wasn't the perfect builder but he was one of the best in Nottinghamshire.

Regarding if you want to find out if actually is an AENDE you need to look at the lugs
Pongo was notorious for drilling holes in the lugs to shave weight off the completed frame,
also there should be no markings/stamps/numbers under the bottom bracket! he didn't stamp
anything on his frames with could identify him as the builder, he did this for tax evasion...lol

Also he built many frames without the rear chain-stay brace near the bottom bracket.

The shot in seat stays looks like his work by the way.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:29 am 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Psyclist wrote:
I heard of Pongo after some reading up. He sounds like a legend for the stuff he did.
When I get the bike, if I take photos, will anybody be able to conform the frame make for me?
I might have it all red, but not sure at the moment, as I recently bought the cream brown paint for the lugs.

Pongo wasn't the perfect builder but he was one of the best in Nottinghamshire.

Regarding if you want to find out if actually is an AENDE you need to look at the lugs
Pongo was notorious for drilling holes in the lugs to shave weight off the completed frame,
also there should be no markings/stamps/numbers under the bottom bracket! he didn't stamp
anything on his frames with could identify him as the builder, he did this for tax evasion...lol

Also he built many frames without the rear chain-stay brace near the bottom bracket.

The shot in seat stays looks like his work by the way.



Thank you for the info. I'll check it out once it's in my hands. The guy who is selling me it says that it's definitely an Aende as it was sold to him as one. But I will double check.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Got updated pics. It's at my brothers at the moment ready to be painted.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:20 pm 
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Got the headset cleaned, and some parts for the bike too.

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I get the bike back from it's respray on the weekend hopefully.


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