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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:44 pm 
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Yesterday we, as a whole family, took our first ride out together for well over a month, (Mrs Peachy wanted to join in but refuses to ride off road) so out came the road Clauds and a very nice ride was had….
But upon our return, Jimmy asked if he might start a new build, this time a slightly more modern road (his Electron is from ’69 and his Cavalier ’77) maybe a late 80’s or early 90’s?

Now it so happens that Jimmy was “Karma’d” a Concorde Astore frame set by RB member NeilM back in July of 2018.
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At 22” it was too big for the lad, so was safely stashed away along with the rest of the queue.
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So I sent Jimmy up to the hayloft to go fetch it down, and told him to look for a 700 Wolber wheel set that were also hanging up there.
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Then to get the box labelled ‘Shimano Road’ from the parts store and have a dig through the 105 & 600 kit whilst I take the dogs for a walk….
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What do I find when I get back?
A set of Ambrosia rims on Campagnolo hubs, Cinelli bars and stem, and as much Campag kit as he could find! :shock: Cheeky sod…….
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:38 pm 
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Outstanding, he is clearly a gentleman of taste. :mrgreen:

BTW, that saddle was about the most uncomfortable torture device I have ever had the misfortune to perch my botty bits upon.


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NeilM wrote:
Outstanding, he is clearly a gentleman of taste. :mrgreen:


Yes..... expensive taste... gets it from his mum!
He’s now just informed me he doesn’t want to use friction down tube levers but rather indexed brake/shifters... and Campagnolo at that!
I’ve explained it would be easier to go down the 5.5mm spaced Shimano route as the hub on the Ambrosias is threaded for a freewheel..
I’m not sure anyone made a 5mm spaced freewheel compatible for early Campagnolo indexing?


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I remember that frame and a very dodgy American accent.


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Good selection for sure. 8)


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The History Man wrote:
I remember that frame and a very dodgy American accent.


Thangyouuverymush. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:04 pm 
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This afternoons job was a deep clean and T-cut, removal of all grease and old shop transfers (yes, I know these had a certain authentic charm, but they were looking more than a little dog eared now)
A quick polish up of the chrome, didn’t need much.
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Then out with Jimmy’s Airfix/Humbrol enamels for some touching up..
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:14 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
A set of Ambrosia rims on Campagnolo hubs, Cinelli bars and stem, and as much Campag kit as he could find! :shock: Cheeky sod…….


I like him already! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:31 am 
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Clearly a passionate kid with fire in his Belly for the Italian Stuff :) Campagnolo the way to go & probably a Lamborghini or a Ferrari fan also :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:40 am 
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Nob wrote:
Clearly a passionate kid with fire in his Belly for the Italian Stuff :) Campagnolo the way to go & probably a Lamborghini or a Ferrari fan also :)


Apparently he’s saving his pocket money for a Lotus! (Haven’t the heart to tell him how much insurance costs)


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