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 Post subject: Rick Powell
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:04 am 
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My 1984 ish 753 Rick Powell. I am the second owner. I had a 531pro built by him as a result of seeing this frame in a shop. About 10 years later I had the chance to buy it.
I originally set it up with early 80’s Super Record kit then pared it down to a fixed wheel machine for hill climbs. Presently decked out in 7800 Dura Ace it has hardly turned a wheel in this incarnation. Now I have some free time I am working on my fitness so I can push those gears on the hills round here without my knees going off like shotguns!
Frame is beautifully built but it’s best feature is it’s paintwork which is immaculately applied but thin enough so that the lugwork is perfectly crisp. Very much a feature of Rick’s work as many of his frames that I have seen testify.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick Powell
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:32 pm 
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Very nice indeed, he did build some lovely frames


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 Post subject: Re: Rick Powell
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:55 am 
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Beautiful frame, looks stunning!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:23 pm 
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Thanks. It’s a purple to burgundy metallic fade. Rick was an exemplary sprayer. The transition is perfect. When I first saw the frame there were a few others there that had amazing front to back fades. Now when you think of it, with all the complex angles at frame joints that sort of paint trickery could be a disaster but he carried it off brilliantly. I wanted that finish on my first frame from him but in the end I couldn’t decide on the colours. To me fades have to be complimentary colours. I have a blue and white Claude Butler frame and can’t wait for the day I get it resprayed. I hate it!


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 Post subject: Re: Rick Powell
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:31 pm 
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Slightly better photo showing off the paint job.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick Powell
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:47 pm 
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Yes, looks great in the sunlight


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