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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:10 pm 
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I had a quick Sunday evening search on ebay for "road bikes/spares repair" and found this interesting looking bike with 30 seconds to go... Total impulse buy and it's mine!

Does anyone know anything about vic humphreys? I just liked it and figured it might be fun to take a look.. Maybe sell the campagnolo bits and see if I like the frame?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181151907278? ... 1497.l2649

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http://jpegbay.com/gallery/002691277-5.html#5

Not sure if I can afford to do a £250 argos restoration, but I reckon powdercoat would be a mistake with those lugs..

Any comments much appreciated, I'm not sure what to do with this one..

Matt


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:30 pm 
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That takes me back a bit.........to the days of jobbing builders making frames for shops with their name on them with Nervex lugs :)

Looks a bit rusty to polish off :) Modern powder coating done well can be very thin and show off the lugs an deal with the rust, a nice pale metallic blue or turquoise would look nice :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:22 am 
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That would be worth the price for the Campagnolo bits alone particularly the Record, "cable stop" front mech. That is assuming the cage is ok under that rust...


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