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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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This is my Walvale I had hand built for me in October 1983. Everything is original bar the tape, hoods, tyres and cables. After a decade or more in the garage I decided to clean it up. Months later after spending a small fortune on Autosol here it is. It was ridden in hundreds of races and won one or two.

It is Reynols 531c, Cinelli lugs, Campag Ends and mostly Campagnolo Super Record. Rear mech is Nuovo Record, pedals are Campag Pista steel, Cinelli Bars and stem, Christophe toe clips and Binda straps. Brakes are Dura Ace Gen II. Mavic G40 rims (also got GP4 and Fiamme rims), Sella Italia Turbo saddle and TA.

I had the bottom bracket made a half inch higher than normal and used track pedals to improve clearance in criteriums.

I still have it's predecessor, also a Walvale, that is work in progress but will also return in all it's glory soon.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:26 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Very Classy 80's bike.........and ridden in anger :) I take my hat off to you :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:41 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Nice build indeed & the cinelli stem I hope still have plenty of meat inside the fork ?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:13 pm 
Old School Hero
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nice


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:30 pm 
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very nice indeed


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the comments. I raised the stem slightly as I am not as flexible as I was when I was teenager ! I think I will double check the depth now you mention it....


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:12 am 
Dirt Disciple

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hi dont suppose your selling your other walvale?is it around 23 inch,i too had one built for me and lost it......felt that loss ever since,or maybe you know of a frame?
thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:38 am 
Dirt Disciple

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My other one is a 22 inch frame I had made for me before the one in the pictures. I won't sell then but will post on here if I see any that come up.

Hope you find one.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:39 am 
Dirt Disciple

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hi just wondered if you wanted to sell your other walvale,name your price.....


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:27 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi, no I don't plan to sell the other one thanks. I am restoring that one now. Barring a currently seized seat post it is also immaculate.

Good luck in your hunt.


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