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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:24 am 
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^^

Ta for the input! I'll bear that in mind if I get hold of yet another frame...

...as it happens, the 'original' spec of the bike didn't include canti-bosses, thererfore I did the right thing by removing them.

PS She's going for a respray @ BJ's next week!
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:50 am 
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Nice work mate! Tidy work removing the bosses too. I love the way BJs ride. Don't worry about the originality of removing the bosses; if it's a pain in the @rse take it off...plus it's your first attempt. My Bob Jackson restoration took ages and it was an absolute pleasure. So much so that I've bought a '59 Whittaker and Mapplebeck with a Gran Sport drivetrain and bar end shifters to tart up....should take about a year if I'm quick! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:12 pm 
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Agency_Scum wrote:
Nice work mate! Tidy work removing the bosses too. I love the way BJs ride. Don't worry about the originality of removing the bosses; if it's a pain in the @rse take it off...plus it's your first attempt. My Bob Jackson restoration took ages and it was an absolute pleasure. So much so that I've bought a '59 Whittaker and Mapplebeck with a Gran Sport drivetrain and bar end shifters to tart up....should take about a year if I'm quick! :lol:


Aww... fankoo! :)

I don't want to take credit for the bosses - they were done by Argos in Bristol.

The rest (as far as getting the darn parts to fit) was done by me, lol.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:29 pm 
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Ok... the pre-respray build has been finished! All parts seem to work/fit. She'll be stripped and shipped to BJ this week.

My thoughts:

Steering felt slow - The headset hadn't been cleaned/lubricated so therefore that's probably to blame (as well as the low tyre pressures).

Stem is a bit low - I like them higher, so therefore I'll be fitting a different cinelli stem (in plain aluminium too - I dislike the gold!).

It's weird with downtube shifters - My other bike has brifters, and I'm SO used to them that this is a little odd! It'll take some getting used to.

BIG clearance - I had the tubes squeezed into a slight oval in order to increase clearance, however I wasn't expecting to be able to just get a 32 section tyre in!

Light - She weighs 10Kg. Not bad IMO - my Specialized Tricross Comp weighs 9.5Kg despite E5 frame, carbon forks and carbon seatstays!


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:36 pm 
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Argos? That would've been Gary's handiwork. He does all the burn+bend work on my bikes! The man's an artist.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:44 pm 
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whay colour you going for fella :?:


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:59 pm 
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Well, that's a good question!!!

I'm umming and arring between metallic and flat.

Regardless, it'll have a white frame with black forks - similar to this:

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I do, however, want solid red logos that stand out. Lugs won't be lined.


So the question: flamboyant (metallic)... or flat?


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:57 am 
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can i steal the gold stem and give a decent Cinelli to sell on?


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:31 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
can i steal the gold stem and give a decent Cinelli to sell on?


Sure... but it's not in great nick IMO. I'll PM you a picture this evening.




PS Red or Black forks? hmm...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:42 pm 
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Update:

It's in the Bob Jackson factory as we speak...

...I expect a few weeks, and it'll be back!


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