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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:54 am 
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that looks like 80s pink and mine is from 94 :) I guess for this bike it'd have to be black and white if one chooses an original Roberts paint scheme. That however, is a bit too common (to the extent that one could say Roberts' are common).

I like my bikes to look boring and understated, as long as the ride is the opposite :wink:


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Good points.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:24 pm 
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A small step for man, etc...

Took a while, but another piece of the puzzle is nearly complete. With the disc conversion in the works, the front end needed changing too. I want to maintain the Pace RC30 crown and the framebuilder has fabricated new fork legs that fit the Pace crown. Only thing missing still is nickel-plating them.

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obviously the wheel is for testing purposes only :)

Frame has returned from the powder-coater (no pics yet), so who knows, I may just ride this before Christmas...not sure which year though:)

Cheers, Giel


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:45 pm 
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Giel wrote:
A small step for man, etc...

Took a while, but another piece of the puzzle is nearly complete. With the disc conversion in the works, the front end needed changing too. I want to maintain the Pace RC30 crown and the framebuilder has fabricated new fork legs that fit the Pace crown. Only thing missing still is nickel-plating them.

obviously the wheel is for testing purposes only :)

Frame has returned from the powder-coater (no pics yet), so who knows, I may just ride this before Christmas...not sure which year though:)

Cheers, Giel




looks like a lovely job there bud, big roberts fan here, waiting for more installments with interest.... 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:00 am 
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The work looks good so far - better than Roberts would do now days I'm sure.

What work has caused the burning marks around the BB-Chainstays?

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Nice frame and forks!

Silver and blue again would have be cool..


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Nice! Can't wait to see the finshed project 8)


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Thanks chaps, just received a better pic:

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I must say I am getting excited now!

Woodsman wrote:
What work has caused the burning marks around the BB-Chainstays


Originally this bike used a down pull front mech with a pulley. I am running a m900 top pull so the pulley mounting point has been filled.

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The work looks good so far - better than Roberts would do now days I'm sure.


Quite a statement, care to explain? I have on 2 occasions tried (and failed) to buy something from Roberts; communication was a royal pain in the *ss. I wasn't aware that workmanship has gone down too, interested to hear more.

Cheers, Giel


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very nice. good work fella.


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Looks exceptionally craftsmanship on the frame and forks. Disc tab on forks is a work of art 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:03 pm 
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Does this help... 8)


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