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 Post subject: Harry Quinn 653
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:27 am 
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This has been my do everything bike for the last few years & it was looking pretty rough. I got Dave Yates to respray it in the original colour and built it up with new or nearly new Shimano 600. I believe this was built in Pembrokeshire by Harry and his son in 89 or 90.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:10 am 
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Very clean and really nicely proportioned


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:48 pm 
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Looks very well


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:45 pm 
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very classy 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Great looker. I like the clearances, tight-ish but not fag paper. Super iron! :P


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:15 pm 
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Thanks for the comments. Not had a proper outing since respray but I must have done 1000s of miles on it in the last couple of years. I plan to switch to a HG cassette and freehub. Its all 6400 except the hubs which are UG only 6207 (on Wolber Gentleman GTAs)

It is fast and comfortable, .the bike is in fact an absolute joy to ride :D

I swapped this for a Klein Rascal with my dad & we are both very happy with the swap. He's just about to refurb the Rascal & he doesn't know I've 'ad 'arry resprayed.


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Would look lovely in my garage......


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:02 pm 
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Saw a guy carrying the same frame and forks through South Kensington Tube station last week, very nice, same colour too :)


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Thats looking very smart now.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:11 pm 
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Thanks chaps- I am considering swapping a few things around. Maybe getting rid of the 6400 groupset and replacing it with some random bits and bobs- nice bits and bobs of course! A mix of makes and generally a couple of years earlier.

I just saw a similar era 653 Quinn F&F sell for £435

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I know its the original paint and much prettier but I am happy that it went for such good money. Basically identical frames but the red one has all the optional extras! Internal cable routing, chrome, bands of colour, posh forks & campag rear dropouts.


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