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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:51 pm 
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Looks great after the anodising 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:05 pm 
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Lovely job, looking great 8)

Side note....... The Champagne F1 you have is my old bike, Bollox64 bought it from me a few years ago before selling on again.... I'm glad it stayed in the community, but in all honesty wish I never sold it now...... Ah well :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:40 pm 
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It’s fair to say I’m totally over the moon with Dan’s craftsmanship and expertise. There was no way I was going to take this restoration on without Dan’s opinion that it could be repaired and then him agreeing to take on the frame repairs.

I’ve stated from outset that a successful outcome for this restoration could only be achieved with the help of some truly talented people. Hopefully in the pictures and descriptions Dan has posted you can see the quality of his work and why he is held in such high regard

Many thanks also to Steve at Acorn plating for a fantastic colour and finish. I’m certainly very happy with the finish considering what had to be done to repair the frame

It terms of Dan’s work there is another component that forms part of the restoration that is requiring his expertise and he may yet post the story of that

Thanks for all the great comments and I’ll post more myself in the near future


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:05 pm 
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Great to see this insight into Dans work..


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:18 pm 
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Lovely job, looking great 8)

Side note....... The Champagne F1 you have is my old bike, Bollox64 bought it from me a few years ago before selling on again.... I'm glad it stayed in the community, but in all honesty wish I never sold it now...... Ah well :cry:


It really is a great bike and I'm chuffed to have it in my collection. Bollox64 had his eye on building an F1 of his own and it has turned out stunning. Went to pick it up in person which was awesome. Ive seen you've got an F2 so great to see you've kept a square tuber


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Wonderful!! So pleased for you David...great work Dan!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:46 pm 
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I’m really looking forward to receiving the frame and other components back from Dan Chambers (danson67) and I will of course update this thread when I do.

I’ve got a hugely talented engineer friend who has previously made a component for my RC100 to provide horizontal thrust to the Bullseye cranks. I mentioned that to a few people and he has since sent them around the world as they have been really well received by the Yeti community as well as Pace

I’ve digressed a bit so back to the point, I mentioned to my engineer friend I was missing a retaining bracket for the Purple American Classic water bottle Richard had on this F1 and that I have sourced for mine. He just said to pop round his and while catching up he made two brand new ones with such ease. He’s switched making parts for the four wheeled F1’s to the two wheeled variety

He has made his talent look so effortless but I think people like this do that

The restoration is progressing brilliantly so hopefully more to come v.soon including the return of the original Royce BB from its factory service


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:01 pm 
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More, more, more. Loving this


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:43 pm 
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The bottom bracket is back from Royce after having had a factory service and a few of the components replaced. Clive rang me and it was great to chat to him. Through the course of the conversation he recommended replacing the cups and lock rings in addition to the service and also mentioned that supplying it with titanium end bolts would really finish it off well

The turnaround was brilliant as was the service received. As you can see it’s come well packed with fitting instructions and decals for the frame. Clive recommended using Loctite 222 when I come to reinstall the BB

Thanks again so much to Adam Bentham who sent this over to me from Canada at his own expense, I am truly grateful . Hopefully next un-boxing will be the frame and other components from Dan


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:02 pm 
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Really enjoy seeing and reading all the details put into a passionate restoration.


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