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 Post subject: Roy Thame
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:03 am 
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Location: Loncolnshire
Swapped my 1980's Falcon olympic for a really unloved 1970's Roy Thame, plenty of rust and corroded ally parts to contend with but I was looking for a bit of a project bike, not too fussed about it being an exact restore but a ridable one

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Roy Thame as I got it

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Frame stripped of paint and rust and all components removed ready for some elbow grease

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a respray and plenty of elbow grease later, almost finished and finished bike pics to follow

Roger


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:12 am 
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Location: Loncolnshire
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Almost there, just need to fettle the stainless steel mudguards and fit the new brake pads

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Had to scrap the original chrome wheels as they had rusted through in places so had to resort to some 27x1/4 ally ones from an auction website, paint was from a rattle can, three coats fo grey primer, two coats of "Fiat red/orange" and finished with two coats of clear lacquer, decals were got from H Loyds and they are the over lacquer type, tyres from LBS as were the new brake pads, seat is the original Brookes B17 although a bit cracked on the surface it is servicable and quite comfortable, the ride is very comfortable I think because it's on the 27x1/4inch wheels (I've been used to the 700c's on my Giant OCR)
Thanks for looking and any comments/critisism welcome

Roger


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:38 am 
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Lot of work there :)

I'm not up on Roy Thame frames, is there a frame number that identifies it?

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:41 am 
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Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Hi Roger
That looks brilliant, really well done :)
Great job transforming it, inspires me to do something with the old Claud Butler in the loft.
How does it ride?
Thanks for sharing
Jamie


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 Post subject: Re: Roy Thame
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:07 pm 
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Location: wellingborough
looks nice and the last one i had rode great . and should have this one by the end of next week , can hardly wait


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