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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:34 pm 
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Hi good afternoon, thought i would post some pictures of my lastest retro/modern rebuild. :|


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Looks to be in great condition, smart and these still look good today - nice bit of retro action from my childhood. Like the idea of an old frame & modern components - really should give it a go.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:55 am 
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Just a few more later images, 2nd ride.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Really nice build, you've done a cracking job.

Only pointer I'd politely suggest is putting a 'Banana' decal on the n/s fork blade? Think there's a pic somewhere on my banana build thread. Nick at H Lloyd has these, and the ones for the rear stays if you need them?

I run vittoria yellow/black tyres, on my modern bike, they'd look epic on yours!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Nice one, many thanks for the comment. It's been built from the shot blasting upwards. Currently restoring my father in laws raleigh rx100.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:55 am 
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Well done with this Banana mate! It looks fantastic. I must admit I've never been overly keen on the Team Banana colour scheme - that is until I saw your freshly painted example in vivid splendour.

What did you keep from the original build? And what chain set and freewheel/cassette are you using now?

I recently refurbed a Raleigh Equipe and pretty much replaced most of the components, bar the downtube shifters and rear mech which still click together perfectly. Still didn't stop it from a 307 mile mechanical disaster free trip from Cherbourg down to Saint Malo for the TDF this summer.
I've now got a Campag Chorus 53/39 and a mega range 6 speed 13/34 on the back (I used the 34 cog more often than I hoped but I still kept up with my mates on their modern Specialized, Treks and Konas)

Well done with the Banana, cracking job. Here's a shot of my Equipe.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8cmzf88v2zm9f ... 6%2047.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:05 am 
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Hi good morning, thanks for looking and posting great comments. Unfortunately she doesn't look like that any Moore, a lady driving an M3 tried to mate with my bike lol.
Got away with scrapes to pedals and bar tape but n/s/r chain stay is bent from the impact. Will pop a few tear felt photos on later. Love the green and chrome forks, very eye catching, do you have other pictures?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:44 pm 
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All that hard work undone by a BMW! That's a disaster!

Here's a before and after of the Equipe. It's had a couple of upgrades since, but mainly the Campag crank and Atac carbon pedals....

Before.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vtvonwsfeyc6c ... 5%2059.jpg

After.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/63wicsjgtq0pj ... 9%2054.jpg

Actually, a feature I wrote about it is on page 24 of this months Cycllng Active magazine, the October issue.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:56 pm 
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That is massively unlucky - I hope there's recompense coming your way from said lady driving an M3!

The flipside is that these frames do come up for sale fairly frequently, perhaps not though in such nice condition. I hope you get sorted.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:29 pm 
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@Bananasplit, you did a great job with your banana. Sorry to hear of the accident. Hope you're OK.

@Meejoir, I love the colour of your Equipe. Did you get it powdercoated? Do you know the exact colour in the RAL range that was used as I think it's rather splendid :-)

Richard


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