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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:37 am 
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Excellent story, in a place where people are passionate about old bikes, you stand out :)


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Grannygrinder wrote:
Nice start to the day, tea, toast and a great piece to read on my favourite subject :D


Thanks mate, ill get part two up in a week or so.., just need to wait for the postman to finish the build.

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ramradar69 wrote:
THATS A VERY GOOD POST,INTRESTING TO READ,NICE GOOD LOOKING RIDE. :)


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chrisv40 wrote:
Fantastic write up and an awesome bike as always 8)


Cheers mate... 8)


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daj wrote:
great read, hope to see it at the British steel meet 8)


I hope to be there too, thanks mate... 8)


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legrandefromage wrote:
I wish I had even just 10% of Sinnermans passion, great read and great thread.


:oops: (i worry that i go on a bit.. :oops: )


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pete_mcc wrote:
lovely write up and good looking bike as ever!


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Was there a 'standard' version which wasn't an ultralight?


Don't think there was ever a standard version as each was tailor made to suit the owner and their needs. The name 'White Spider' was not applied to a set specification but more to a certain look and price point-each bike varied according to the use and therefore the tubes needed with ultra lite race ones using Nivacrom or Max OR or similar, heavy duty using some of the burliest Reynolds or a mix of everything. Once the race oriented DB came along then the WS became the more hurly burly model before disappearing totally from his line up.

Here's mine from a few years back. It's a 1989 so it's spec is very similar to Dr Bonds Tim Gould race bike with a 753 main tube and Nivacrom mix. It differs slightly from the later ones in that the seat collar faces back, it hasn't got the front mech pulley and is prior to any slope in the TT:

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Mines currently being resprayed again with matching fillet forks and stem so watch this space....



My thoughts exactly Pete, i have never seen two, absolute identical examples, heres a pic below, of an older model to mine displaying campagnolo with U brakes front and rear.

Also treacle had just bought a lovely example, looks so similar, but with oversize 531 magnum tubing, and a fillet fork.

I shall eagerly await, the pics of yours with the new fillet fork matching stem, and new repaint....knowing yourgoodself it will be as always sensational.


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Thanks mate, hows the new build coming along...?


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Major22 wrote:
Breathtaking bike sinnerman, and an informative write-up as well. One of the most good looking bikes on here for awhile.


Thank you.

I have to confess, the whole bike has bowled me over a little Tbh, i cant honestly say i have another bike quite like it.

Everything about the frame is so Precise. and unbelievably so, all the clearances are tight, everything fits like a hand in a glove.

The precision is outstanding.


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Dave Hemmings, and the Roberts White Spider.


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