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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 1:33 am 
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Bought this frame very used and in a bad need of a respray. It was not for me but i ended up keeping it.

I stripped the frame by hand, polished the steel and had it painted. It will have a modern groupset in the future but for now this is a low budget project.
I still have to do the lug lining and decide on the decals, the original ones are just too big, so maybe i will make a variation with a smaller font.
I have to buy a lot of stuff for it but this is how it stands right now.
I have been reading about it, even if it´s not in the same league as the big boys (BJ, Mercian,Hetchins, etc...) i think it´s still a pretty nice bike and i just love classic british tourers.
I will use it for light touring, confort long(ish) rides.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:22 am 
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A very nice looking machine what sort of brake will go it this cycle? Presume cantilever?


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 9:47 am 
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Lovely!

Theres a smaller and later one with the same frame going on ebay very cheap now: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=257586


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Spokesmann wrote:
A very nice looking machine what sort of brake will go it this cycle? Presume cantilever?


Tektro CR720 brakes and RL340 levers.


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Does this colour have a name? I like it!

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 2:30 pm 
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nathanm26 wrote:
Does this colour have a name? I like it!

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The color is way off on the photos, i used auto white balance instead of custom. The color is Blue Gray - RAL 7031 , but in real life is much more gray.

http://www.ralcolor.com/


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:07 pm 
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm already planning my next build - and this is a lovely colour indeed. I'll keep it in mind! It's a lovely looking frame - I'm sure it will ride really well.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:31 pm 
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I believe it will ride easy no hands, it won´t be a racer but i´m sure will be comfy and steady (my favorite kind of bike).


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:28 pm 
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The lugs have been kept nice and crisp :D ......who painted it ?

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
The lugs have been kept nice and crisp :D ......who painted it ?

Shaun


An auto painter, it´s a ok (but just ok) paintjob.

I think everything will pop after i do the lug lining and apply the decals. The frame as is looks way too neutral.


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