My first thread on the forum and a few details on one of my bikes.
A family member said they had a bike to get rid of, and knew I used to cycle a lot. It was either I take it home or they took it to the tip. When I saw it I was agog, just the sort of thing I would have loved to own when it was new.
This bike got me back into cycling a bit. Original Specification below:
Frame / Fork: Roberts 531c
Bar Tape: in bits.
Brake Levers: Dia Compe AGC
Brake Calipers: Campag Victory (not confirmed)
Front Derailleur: C-Record Gen1
Rear Derailleur: C-Record Gen1
Crank: C-Record Gen1
Bottom Bracket: C-Record
Pedals: Campagnolo with clips / straps
Rims: Mavic MA2?
Hubs: Suntour with oil holes, Suntour 6 speed freewheel.
Saddle: Selle San Marco
Extras: rust, scratches, but overall working condition after some work.
I got the bike to a local bike shop who serviced it, then I ran the bike for approximately 1 year, there were a few problems, namely that the Bottom Bracket was slowly falling to bits and that whilst the shop had got it running, it still needed a bit of help to sort it out.
On the London to Brighton, the Bottom Bracket made it known it wasn't going to be putting up with this for much longer...