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 Post subject: Wilsons of Sheffield
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Well, very fortunate to have bagged this... am having a chat with Wilsons about the dates and details with a plan for a very gentle restoration, with possibly a lovely campag triple set up :)
But but but might well go for something contemporary with the f&f, so suggestions welcome for c.1999 wheelset and drive train.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:59 am 
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What a cool find.

It would be interesting to see it sitting on a pair of wheels, as it looks to have quite relaxed angles, which would dictate the running gear if it were mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Wilsons of Sheffield
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Good point @NeilM
Had some very helpful feedback from Nigel at Wilsons today. He reckons it's early '80's, refinished by them in early 90's in this colourway. Trying to work out what the tubing is next...


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 Post subject: Re: Wilsons of Sheffield
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Over BB guides and top tube guides for rear brake is usually early 80's Look like Portacatena dropouts with eye brazed on so likely a Demi-course AKA light tourer. Hence the relaxed angles noted by Neil M. Standard 531 most likely as ST was a bit more hard core tourist.


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 Post subject: Re: Wilsons of Sheffield
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:44 pm 
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Ah, neat, cheers @ Midlife
If so, now have a brace of Demi-course(s), which is good as I really like them.


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 Post subject: Re: Wilsons of Sheffield
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:50 pm 
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Oh yes, that'll do nicely. Very much looking forward to following this build.


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 Post subject: Re: Wilsons of Sheffield
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:20 am 
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:) more news soon...


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 Post subject: Re: Wilsons of Sheffield
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:14 pm 
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So, 27mm SR seatpost, so pretty sure to be 531 tubes (says Nigel Wilson.)
Can't say whether the fork blades are likewise, any clues from the shape of the crown? Couple more pics of 'as is'.
Now wondering if, given it's been re-liveried, a proper repaint might be the order of the day to get it back to 1980's, and follow suit for group and wheelset...


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 Post subject: Re: Wilsons of Sheffield
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Campag Compact double all day for me.


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Polish it, build it, ride it. :mrgreen:


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