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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Ten days in my watched items list and now three hours in my house having decided from the moment I saw the bike's listing that this would be mine. Love at first sight! It generally fits the bill for my bike preferences of British or Italian, something old yet tidy from one of the lesser known marques.

I think it has barely covered 100 miles as all the components are in great condition with just a few knocks to the paintwork from storage and the tubs have perished.

Just a couple of tweaks to make in the setup to get it comfortable for me such as dropping the stem lower and may well add a strada chainset, front mech and double shifters.

Let's play a bit of I-Spy with the components as I can get Campy-blind and miss the finer details that set the models apart.

Here it is...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:54 pm 
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That is gorgeous.... Lovely bike.

Keep it single chainset though - pure time trial bike!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Theoldfm wrote:
That is gorgeous.... Lovely bike.

Keep it single chainset though - pure time trial bike!


Thank you very much!

I will keep the parts so can revert to this set up but am justifying the changes as a hilly time trial set up.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:19 am 
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Stunning bike - bar tape a bit eighties though??


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Easy on the eye,what a lovely machine.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:51 pm 
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Excellent!

Nice to see another Emperor bike!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:39 pm 
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That is amazing, and what a lovely campag groupset!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Thank you for all the kind comments.

I am itching to do two things:

1) Ride her

2) Weigh her as the seller quoted 9.8kg and would like to check


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Just out of interest what is the frame number?

I've had EMP.79.276 from new

Thinking we should start a register 8)

Cheers

Mike


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Mine is EMP 76 73

Register started :)


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