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 Post subject: 1994 Alves 753
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:05 pm 
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This started off as a spare 1" threaded Kona Project 2 fork and I asked Charles Ralph to make a nice frame to enable me to use the forks and the bike grew from there.

Frame Reynolds 753, fillet brazed, forks Project 2 painted to match frame

Wheels - Campag Record Off-Road hubs, Campag Stheno rims, 36 hole, Air B tubes, City Slicker tyres or Panracer Smoke/Dart according to my mood

Groupset Campagnolo Record Off-Road
Chainset - 42, 30, 20, Cassette 8 speed 11-22

Seatpost - Campag steel

Saddle - Flite Titanium

Stem - ITM titanium

Bars - Hyperlite, Bar ends (forgotten, I am sure someone will recognise them)

Headset - Stronglight Delta

Chain - Rohloff (needs a clean)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:15 pm 
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This is super cool. Never heard of Alves before, what's the story?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:34 pm 
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nice....!!! an early Alves, ( charlie ralph ) if my memory serves me right a scottish frame builder, i love it when this happens, thank you for sharing... 8)


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 Post subject: Alves
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:34 pm 
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If you search Alves on this site you will get some information which I can't really add to as my last communication with Charles Ralph, who built Alves frames, was when I took delivery of this frame. He had made a 531 frame with Rockshox forks for me a couple of years before.

If anyone has any up to date info. about Charles Ralph I would be interested. He was very impressive in all the dealings I had with him but I understand he is no longer a frame builder.

Paul


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:41 pm 
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sinnerman wrote:
nice....!!! an early Alves, ( charlie ralph ) if my memory serves me right a scottish frame builder, i love it when this happens, thank you for sharing... 8)


Your beautiful 753 bike rather puts mine to shame, I had better start cleaning.

Paul.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:11 am 
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The frame is very unique/a keeper. Couldn't make out the wording/script on the top tube from the pics though.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:55 am 
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dmccart2 wrote:
The frame is very unique/a keeper. Couldn't make out the wording/script on the top tube from the pics though.


It is just my name so that I can recognise it in a bike rack.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Nice! Get it in BOTM!


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