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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:28 pm 
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My creation. Adapted it for modern use.

The frame has a full set of Nervex lugs.
Think it's from 1958 ish SRAM BB and chainset. Full set of Mavic pro laced with 105 hubs and Continental Ultra Sport 25c. Shimano Tiagra full groupset including STi levers.
Dia Compe dual pivots with XLC red anodised pads that are superb.
Black Force Carbon forks.
Cane Creek headset.
Currently sporting a San Marco Rolls saddle.

I detailed the lugs in a copper/bronze effect and then lacquered them to bring them up.

Managed to source Nervex decals from Nick Lloyd.

It's quick and agile probably due to the steel frame.

Won't say how much it cost to put together but as you can imagine it cost me a few bob!

I'm thinking of selling it as I want to restore my Bob Griffin road bike so alas it may have to go!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:35 pm 
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Use is the key word here if it suits your needs and you use it then BRAVO 8)

I like it, its quirky :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:13 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
Use is the key word here if it suits your needs and you use it then BRAVO 8)

I like it, its quirky :)


Couldn't agree more. I imagine the original frame builder would be delighted to spot it in the street and see that it's still providing valued service after all these years.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:51 am 
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In honesty, aesthetically I loathe it, in practicality it's great!

If you sell it then I'd suggest breaking to get top dollar


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:41 pm 
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1958 SRAM?

I think it would grow on me.

Eventually :wink:

EDIT - ah, got it now :oops:

It's a 1958 frame with a SRAM chainset. Lack of punctuation got me :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:40 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:50 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:35 pm 
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PeterPerfect wrote:
My creation. Adapted it for modern use.


As said earlier, if it extends the use of a quality frame then good work, not one for the purists but I like it.

Ok, I'm being petty now but lets get down to semantics, how does 'modern use' differ from any other use of a bike? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Tel wrote:
In honesty, aesthetically I loathe it, in practicality it's great!

If you sell it then I'd suggest breaking to get top dollar


This. I'd go with silver and tan/leather build kit. Black looks weird on retro road bikes.


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