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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:15 am 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Finished pictures over on page 2

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:32 am 
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Parkpre SledgeHammer- get some more pics up!

Fillet brazed Tange Prestige (I'm quoting from the For Sale ad!)

Never seen one before and it is 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:47 am 
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Purdy 8)

Going to get a wicked disc tab added :wink:

Looking forward to seeing this built.

MMM Sensible sized fillet brazedness :P


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Still gathering parts at the moment. Doing a proper resto on the components and getting the forks and stem painted to match the frame. Not sure wether to do a build thread or present the finished bike when done. It is going to be a beauty.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:39 pm 
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Checking the forks are the right length before they go off for painting. Everything has been purchased and just waiting for it all to arrive. Not a cheap build by a long way.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:12 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Excuse my ignorance but why is this so rare/special etc? Not seen one before, is it in any catalogues?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
... why is this so rare/special etc? Not seen one before ...


Exactly. I am aware of only one other example and that is still in the hands of the original owner in the USA who built it up as a frame only custom build. This was their top of the range frame during the years 1990 - 1992. Very few were built. I have regular contact with the son of the designer of these bikes and even he is suprised to see one after all this time.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:22 pm 
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oh! :shock:

So quite rare then?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:54 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
getting the forks and stem painted to match the frame.


Grey to match the front or blue to match the rear? Was this frame made in the US?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Played around with both colour schemes in a graphics program. The grey was, well, a bit too grey so went for a blue stem and forks. The originals were grey but I prefer the blue. Not sure where the frame was made yet but will ask next time I write to Mr Yamakoshi.


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