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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:06 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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I thought I should post up some pictures of My Andy Thompson Time Trial bike, I think it’s from around 1980/81. It looks like the frame builder did some work with building trikes, he also worked for Orbit at some time in their early days too.
I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking, the bike came to me as is, without tyres, Brake pads and chain. I still need to come across some suitable brake pads to finish it off. When I got it home it had clearly spent a great number of years in dry storage somewhere, webs and dead fly attachments confirmed this. The bike has a lot of dust settled onto grease around all the parts, which a tooth brush and some T-cut sorted out.

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http://s210.photobucket.com/user/golf19 ... y/Thompson



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:11 pm 
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AWESOME. So many cool details, slightly confused by the rear brake routing too.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:14 pm 
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Yes the seat post actually has a U shape in the bottom to sit around the cable, I'm Lucky that it must have been built for someone my size.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:37 pm 
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Lovely :). Pedal spindles look like titanium :). Andy Thompson posts on here as Featch.

Chain looks a tad tight though, smaller chainring might make riding it easier :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:01 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:10 pm 
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Loving the detail on that, wow!!

Bang a couple of extra links in the chain though, looks a little tight (prob due to the 57 tooth chainring - f**king heck!)


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:12 pm 
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P.S. Controversial weight saving technique removing the brake blocks!


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:46 pm 
North West Deputy AEC
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Matt_wood55 wrote:
P.S. Controversial weight saving technique removing the brake blocks!




It is a TT bike, who needs brake blocks :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:50 pm 
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The beast


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:37 pm 
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Stick on the brake blocks (Campag SR) but cut off the metal underneath :)

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Shaun

PS there's a similar frame for sale on HS website


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