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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:51 pm 
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TGR wrote:
To compound my problems this evening a huge bit of a tooth has just dropped out of my mouth!!!!

Now that is really biting the bullet! :facepalm:

Search for some rubber gear lever covers.

Rear brake cable routing is knob on by the way.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Ian,

You had me swearing there until i realised that 'knob on' meant it was right, thanks - again i lost some hair pondering and trying a few options. I still have 2m of spare outer, in case i decide to re-think the routing again!!

I think i have some Suntour covers in a box but they are a bit worn. She can wear gloves!!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:14 pm 
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I think i have some Suntour covers in a box but they are a bit worn. She can wear gloves!! Richard

I'm not talking about safety for her hands you plank! I'm thinking if she goes forward and the gear levers jab at her :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:17 pm 
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I was concerned about fingerprints on the levers!!!! Did you notice the computer - i was pleased with the placing as it avoided damage to the stem and removal of the bat tape.

My mouth hurts - i found the bit on the floor - about 3mm long and 2 mm wide - ouchy!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:20 pm 
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You have always been a bit long in the tooth mate!!

Yes I did spot the computer! I myself wouldn't have added this as your wife will crash the bike as she looks at it all the time.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Ian,

She fell off it before it got wheels on!!!! Why worry about further accidents? As long as no one tells her i wrecked here wing mirror tonight with a wheelie bin, i should be safe enough - we all have wee accidents!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Apart from the previous bits and bobs which need sorted, this build is finished. For those who may be interested in a similar build be warned the costs spiral - and this is true of almost all builds.

I had planned a quick, cheapish build and that did not happen. Numerous hurdles were put in my way.
I suspect that there is no such thing as a quick build.

Anyways here is the build list (where i know what the bits are) -

Frame: Townsend Lady Royale mixte - CroMo
Fork: Townsend steel
Headset: Townsend
Stem: Cinelli
Handlebar: GB Maes
Bar Tape: Deda
Brake Levers: Shimano SLX
Brake Calipers: Shimano SLX
Brake Pads: N/K
Brake Cables: N/K
Shifters: Stem mounted Shimano
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur: Gipiemme
Derailleur Cables: N/K
Cassette: N/K
Chain: Clark
Cranks: Thun
Chainrings: Thun
Bottom Bracket: Townsend OE
Pedals: Can't remember!
Rims: Alloy ATB
Hubs: Shimano
Hub Skewers: Maillard
Tyres: Specialised Fatboy
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Carbon
Seatpost: NK aero
Extras: Large amount of patience and Cateye Wireless

Here are a few slightly better pics -

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And here is the before and after shots -

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AND AFTER -

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More pics are available here - http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/TGR15 ... t=3&page=1

This build is not a normal retro one and i know decals do not make a bike but i am rather pleased with the results. To give an idea of costs -
Original bike - £45
Sandblasting - £15
Paint, lacquer and labour - £155 est.
Wheels - £20
Tyres - £44
Cables and outers - £12
Chain - £9
Levers - £13
Front Mech - £15
Rear mech - £25
Saddle - a gift from a friend but £80 on line (Thanks Arjan)
Decals - £32
Brakes - £40
Seat post - £15

The total is around £500 (too many number to add for me), but this does not include a number of other bits which i did not/could not use - including 9 BB axles, a set of wheels, tyres and tubes for 24'' OE rims. The point of this is that a change of plan will cost.

Special thanks to everyone on RB who gave me the usual much needed pointers and very special thanks to
Will911 - for bits and advice
Ian Raleigh - for advice
Dan (Danson67) - for advice
and Arjan for the saddle.

Thanks all, i hope my wife enjoys the bike and gets the weather to use it!

Richard


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:17 pm 
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£500 quid! Like I say mate its not the cost but the enjoyment you got out of doing it all by yerself.

Well done mate, now onto the friggin Rossin.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Dear God Richard... i hope the Rossin won't be as much of a hassle, as i keep saying to new to restoration guys, if its a straightforward strip,repaint and rebuild even with regular stuff its a great move to check any different kit for fit and routing before fitting after a nice refinish, when you change every damned thing it is imperative to have a dummy build.... then you mostly eliminate any diffs.... if you stay with the original plan..I'm hard to impress these days ... you did a superb job making a stunner out of the proverbial sows ear.. well done that man.. i know you learned from this experience.. will


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:48 pm 
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will911 wrote:
as i keep saying to new to restoration guys, if its a straightforward strip,repaint and rebuild even with regular stuff its a great move to
check any different kit for fit and routing before fitting after a nice refinish, when you change every damned thing it is imperative to have a dummy build....

A bit like me that is Will! When I'm building my model aircraft I check for fit, if it doesn't fit,
alter/skim/bang/cut/file until it does then I paint it, though I have some times completely forgot
and cocked up on a major build part :facepalm:


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