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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hilary stone thinks the frame is a Stuart Purves. He built a number for other smaller builders and he believes its one of the those.

It was resprayed by Argos and I did the lug lining myself. All original parts were cleaned/polished and refitted except the tyres, chain, stem (damaged upon removal) and bar tape.

Cranks were re-chromed and I polished the chainring to within an inch of its life.

Below is a list of the parts

Milreno Stem
GB Bars
GB Grake Lever
Weinman brake
Brampton headset
Bayliss Wiley Bottom bracket
Airlite small flange hubs on Dunlop lightweight rims (40 hole rear and 32 hole front)
Chater Lea cranks 52 tooth chainring
Sprocket 22 tooth
Super record steel post
Brooks Saddle (not sure of model)
Chater Lea Pedals

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Lots more here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/quantocks/sets/72157622829531713/[/img]


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:13 pm 
The Guv'nor
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That is incredibly cool!

Do you ride it? ANy comparisons to more modern stuff?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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That is incredibly cool!

Do you ride it? ANy comparisons to more modern stuff?


Ridden it a few times. It is really comfortable to ride and not too stiff. I am thinking of building some new wheels so I can ride it more next summer. The original wheels are lovely but steel rims are just not great for stopping and the tyre choice is limited, its also incredibly difficult to get the tyres on and off. I need to track down some 27in rims and I know someone who mighty have a pair.

Bars are also very narrow so I might change those for some wider ones at some point.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:37 pm 
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What a great piece of history on wheels!

How did you do the beautiful lug lining? Any special techniques you would like to share?

Cheers,

Ulrich


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:56 pm 
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How did you do the beautiful lug lining? Any special techniques you would like to share?


Just practice. I used a tissue with some isopropyl alcohol so I could wipe the paint off if I went wrong. I used a good work stand and moved the frame around so I could get access to the areas a I was working on.

TBH honest its not that hard you just need a steady hand and be some patience. I took my time and did small sections at a time but its by no means perfect and I imagine a pro would finish it better.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:35 pm 
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This is so old it's way past retro.... Anyone old enough to have used one at the time is probably not online.

If there were any justice in the world, this would be a BOTM winner.

But there ain't.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:06 pm 
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That certainly is a fine ride! :D

There is something that looks a bit odd in my humble opinion but I couldn't put my finger on it but tonight it came to me...

It has modern tyres! Nice pair of gumwalls thats what that needs lol :D

Looks lovely though just the sort of bike I want to be riding


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:57 am 
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Yes, thats very nice. good work. remind me where you got the chrome work done?
Aidy


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:08 am 
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dbmtb wrote:
If there were any justice in the world, this would be a BOTM winner.

But there ain't.


So true!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:56 pm 
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dbmtb wrote:
This is so old it's way past retro.... Anyone old enough to have used one at the time is probably not online.
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Now then cheeky :wink:

Lovely frame, just right for the 'Old Skool' time trials next year.


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