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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:59 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I would love your collection in a years time!


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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:04 am 
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Well, your frame is sitting at the back of my garage, so you never know, maybe some of the luck will transfer :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:11 am 
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NeilM wrote:
Well, your frame is sitting at the back of my garage, so you never know, maybe some of the luck will transfer :wink:


It's a start! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:53 pm 
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Location: In the (father)hood!!
I hope this qualifies for this thread
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1991 Claud butler cape wrath with full deore dx, took this picture after a de-crudding,very little wear to the rims but needs stripping down and a thorough sorting.


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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:56 pm 
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Oh,got this as well.....
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Think I might need a new saddle!! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:55 pm 
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well i guess this qualifies for british steel.....
a rare-as-hens-teeth custom built frame, made with prototype reynolds 853 tubing and
columbus nemo tubing mixed and matched into this beautiful machine.
this was made for me in 2000 by a guy called charlie ralph of alves framesets.
he started his little business in the wee town of alves in the north of scotland,
hence the name, but subsequently moved to elgin springs.
he did everything, the build and the paint. we even mixed up the green colour
to match a pair of michelin wildgripper tyres!
the fillet brazing is beautiful, a work of art. the tubes are flat-sided teardrop,
so very deep but very narrow too!
the rear stays were the columbus tubing. it has an internal brass tube running through
the top tube for hidden brake lines, and cable bosses brazed to the headtube so no cable rub!
a totally unique and high quality piece of british steel i think you'll agree! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:58 pm 
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and a few more.......


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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:11 pm 
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Now that is super cool!


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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:35 pm 
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Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
A nice Modern bike.... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: British Steel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:49 pm 
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yeah i know, but what's 3 years between like-minded enthusiasts...?! :oops:


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