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 Post subject: CRESCENT PEPITA '72/'73
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Fairly original build "Pepita". Replaced: chain with SRAM, factory steel post with Campy alloy "Record", brake cables and housings Jagwire. Added Christophe cages, Sunlite straps, and REG shift and brake lever covers.
Very good performance even with the Campy "Valentino" derailleurs.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:38 pm 
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Not much left to do except find an old Crescent bottle.

Thanks for viewing,
Jesper


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:11 pm 
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Lovely original early 70's class, love the colour, any tubing transfers ?


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:16 am 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Lovely original early 70's class, love the colour, any tubing transfers ?

Thank you "Kermit",
My favorite color and graphics. All decals are original, but the Reynolds decals have only remnants remaining. "531" frame and fork; will probably install reproductions at some future date. I was trying to keep as original as possible; improving performance whilst utilizing the original main components. I was able to verify originality from another who assembled these bikes in the early '70s since I was unable to find a catalog image which matched the model with the same groupset, but many frames were built up at the shops which sold them so they may have had different components of like quality/performance, except the "Specials". This is the identical frame to the "Pepita Special" model (92320, this is a model 92319) which at the time only incorporated the Campy "Nuovo Record" groupset. Only other modification performance wise may be to replace the original "lower end" Lyotard pedals (steel) with some period correct Atom pedals (alloy) to fit the French thread cranks. I have the pedals, but still need to service/rebuild.

Take care,
Jesper


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:00 pm 
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Really lovely! The chequered bands and orange detailing very much appeal to me, looks fantastic with the straps and everything matched. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:42 pm 
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A lovely Swedish model... Is it me, or are your straps upside down (or should that be back to front?).


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:50 am 
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chickendrumsticks wrote:
A lovely Swedish model... Is it me, or are your straps upside down (or should that be back to front?).


I've put a few miles on it with them installed like that; maybe it's is a personal preference for me. They work fine getting in and out of them. The straps are orange on the external side if that is what you were referring to.


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