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 Post subject: 1983-ish Mendiz
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:36 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Rescued from a local ebay buy it now comes yet another obscure seldom seen in the UK brand, Mendiz. Still out there with their carbon but heres an earlier effort.

The original equipment has long disappeared but at a guess, the Simplex retrofriction and Golden Arrow Shimano may have been there when new but difficult to say.

It is very likely to be Columbus SL or even SLX tubing. It has a keyhole BB shell and Columbus dropouts on both the frame and fork. The forks were chrome, once, maybe, a long time ago...

Lots of wounds from brakes adjuster scrapes to sun fades to scuffs and chain slap.

The ride is wonderful even in its current guise. It deserves some nice shiny kit!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:16 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
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Nice, and a bit different!

Close clearance from the front wheel, is there overlap with your yeti feet? :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 1983-ish Mendiz
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:37 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Looks like Time Trial geometry to me & nice to see something quite rare..


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 Post subject: Re: 1983-ish Mendiz
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:43 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Cheers chaps! Ride is pretty impressive. There is overlap but not when out and about. The front mech adjusters are pretty much seized so theres no chance of the small ring being used at the moment - I thought I'd have to dismount up the 'hills' around here, but no, managed to charge up them quite happily.

Still unsure what sort of build - retromod or period but whatever I choose it needs to be indexed!


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 Post subject: Re: 1983-ish Mendiz
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:33 am 
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Some nice Dura ace with a compact crank would sit well on it.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:00 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Lightly updated but then theres now some Campagnolo brakes fitted as the Tiagra in the pics have been put back together wrong!

Additions are some Wolber on Shimano 600 hubs, 600 8spd shifters and a 600 rear mech. Front is still a mash up of frame adaptors and stuff to allow a 105. May purchase a period 600 to 'complete' the groupset


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:23 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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A bit more Mendiz


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:54 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
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Still like that one, mate! Getting ridden much?

Mike


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