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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:56 am 
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Picked up my new project. Been after one of these for ages and finally managed to pick this one up not far from me :D
Got it home and just had to tweak the wheels to sort out a couple of wobbles, tighten the crank arms and replace the gear cables before I could take it out for its first proper spin. Rides so smooth for a 30 year old bike!
In an ideal world it could do with a full strip and respray to sort some minor rust and a small dent in the top tube but I'm kind of liking the survivor look with all its battle scars.
Have some hoods on order together with toe clips/straps and will also probably change the tyres for some tan walls and the bar tape. Other than that just good clean and polish and we're good to go :D

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:03 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:49 pm 
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1985 - Full Reynolds 501, not just the main tubes!

Original Specification:

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Lovely bike, soon there will be a Team Corsa Cult on here to go with the RRS one! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:11 pm 
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what hoods did you order?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:25 am 
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MrW wrote:
what hoods did you order?


As the originals seem to be impossible to find I just went for a set of tan Dia Compe ones.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/dia-compe-20 ... prod26453/


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:39 am 
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phantom photon wrote:
MrW wrote:
what hoods did you order?


As the originals seem to be impossible to find I just went for a set of tan Dia Compe ones.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/dia-compe-20 ... prod26453/


I know where there are some, but at £45 a pop I think I'll go down the Dia Compe route as well.

Plus the originals are 'gum' so won't last anyway!


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