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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:57 pm 
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I have finished restoring the A.E.Elsegood, the frame date from the 1950’s and I have finished it in burgundy and ivory, with decals supplied from World Decals, with gold lug lining, All done by my own hand with a final coat of 2K lacquer applied by my local car body shop. Previous post can be found here; viewtopic.php?f=12&t=291502.
The frame is light, weighing in at 1937g and forks 752g and is fitted with Simplex dropouts that date from 1952. The lugs have been hand filed to shape, more info on A.E.Eslegood can be found here; http://www.lfgss.com/thread109190.html.
The bike was previously restored in the 1970’s and I have kept the Viscount hubs and Weinmann rims and rebuilt them with DT swiss DB spokes and fitted some 27 X 1 1/8 “ Panaracer Pasella tyres. These hubs are cartridge bearings and run as smooth as the best.
The gearing is a 1950’s Campagnolo Gran Sport and Campag shifter, I have managed to fit a 6 speed block that gives me a useful range of gears, the clearances are tight but all works well and runs silently with a new chain. The chainset is a Campagnolo GS with a NOS Williams 48t chainring. Pedals are an ongoing subject, but I have a pair of Chater Lee pedals that may well end up on this bike.
Brakes are Universal 68 with matching levers and new Scott Mathauser blocks.
The stem is a CB/GB with some very nice bars from GB.
The saddle is a Brooks Competition B17, the 26.8mm seatpost is unknown ( as photo ), but I have found a Triplex Areo post that will do until I find something more suitable.
It rides like a dream, even better that I had hoped for and I have ridden many bikes


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:10 pm 
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Nice job, like the burgundy and cream


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:40 am 
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Top job, a big improvement on how it was the burgundy, cream and gold works nicely :)


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That's a work of art.. 8)
Good work.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:52 am 
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Great work, love those brake blocks!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:57 pm 
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i have this warm wet sensation thanks to this great machine


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:36 pm 
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You lined those lugs yourself, you say? Kudos. Smashing work, that.

Oh, and the bike is gorgeous.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:57 pm 
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I love the shape of those lugs very cool, and great work on your part looks like a great ride!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:00 am 
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VERY nice!


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