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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:23 am 
Dirt Disciple

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[cant - quote] you butchered a beautifull classic 531 frame. Rolling Eyes
those bosses were there for cantibrakes. sorry but that was dumb. [cant - quote]



I like the idea of updating old bikes with more modern kit if desired, or changing the bosses etc to suit the current owner.
Its all about having fun isn't it?
I think one can have a passion for the history of an old frame with out having to be hide bound to restore it period correct.
Why not? It'll all be rust in the end.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:02 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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ermsamermsam wrote:
[cant - quote] you butchered a beautifull classic 531 frame. Rolling Eyes
those bosses were there for cantibrakes. sorry but that was dumb. [cant - quote]



I like the idea of updating old bikes with more modern kit if desired, or changing the bosses etc to suit the current owner.
Its all about having fun isn't it?
I think one can have a passion for the history of an old frame with out having to be hide bound to restore it period correct.
Why not? It'll all be rust in the end.


the brake bosses werent period correct, so we've let him off...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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A bit of bad news...

...the original rear brake bridge isn't safe (my fault), so it's being replaced with a new one at the factory.

In a way, I'm pleased - the drop at the rear was very long, and the drop at the front was medium.

Now both brake drops will be the same, and there will be a greater choice of caliper to fit.

Going's one thing... but stopping's another. ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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She's back from the factory....

...time for the final build.

Pics coming this week hopefully.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Phone pic to start off with...

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So.... whatcha think? :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:23 pm 
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Phwooooar!

Like it...

Good colour choice !


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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fingers wrote:
Phwooooar!

Like it...

Good colour choice !


Aww... Fankoo!

More:

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And I'm fitting these babies instead of the Cinellis:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:34 am 
Dirt Disciple

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She's been built.

Need to find a stem that I like, so until then there's no tape going on the bars. I also need to put the 1mm spacers back on the chainrings too... and I need to find some headset spacers for a threaded headset.

Err apart from all of that, she's finished! :D :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Ok some updates...

New saddle:
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New slimmer profile (thanks to the seat):
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A different perspective on the specialized bars that I fitted:
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Front (notice the 10mm headset spacer - temporary as it's black, grr):
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Rear:
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:D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:53 pm 
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Looks better than the original. Personally would of gone with classic/less aero wheels (i.e. open pros); not fond of rims with large colorful graphics but the red on them works in your favor here.


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