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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:32 pm 
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I think it was built in Pembrokeshire... I am not completely sure- I dont think he built in 653 before this but I have very little knowledge. Damn sure its not a cheapo tho! Quality and detailing is superb

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 Post subject: Harry!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:18 pm 
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Marvellous - I'm not the only one using a 653 Harry for the daily commute! So this is how it feels like....when doves cry.

I'm a bit ashamed that I know nothing about his history though - I purchased it off this Forum's very own Simod, so he should be able to tell you all about that. Sim?

What I can say is that he's got Campag almost everything, apart from a Mavic front hub. And I've temporarily replaced the Campag seatpost with a cheap (but suitably long - Sim is a short-arthe compared to me) RaceFace post. Frame decals have got very dog-eared, but other than that he's the best-looked after bike I've ever owned.

And he's only happy going flat out. Try pootling along and he has a nasty habit of trying to send you through the nearest hedge.

Let's see if I can post a piccie.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:43 pm 
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Hear that? It's the slap of a gauntlet being thrown...come on CTK....get a better picture up mate!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:05 pm 
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This is the best I could do- damn my poor photography skills!- Camera says too much white!

I've put on a Dura Ace rear mech and a flite saddle and deda seatpost since last pic-

By the way JC like yours alot- good colour scheme. Kind of thinking I should have been a bit more adventurous with my respray... had all sorts if schemes planned but resprays are expensive!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:03 pm 
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Two nice HQ's there! 8)

As JC says, I owned his for a few years. It came into the bike shop i was working in as a trade in against, believe it or not a Spesh Allez - as soon as i saw it i had to have it.

And seeing the piccy of JC's, i'm now realizing where all the bits went i've been turning the garage upside down looking for........ :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Harry!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:21 pm 
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JC wrote:
Sim is a short-arthe compared to me


Fecking hell, you'd be able to rest your pint on my head :?

I had a go on Simod's Ti mega the other day, i couldn't sit down on it as my feet wouldn't have touched the pedals!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:36 am 
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How about heatshrink on the cables for that " old skool " white look?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:45 am 
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Nice one CTK, it's always worth getting a decent photo of your bike, just so you can look back at the white seat and bar tape and say to yourself: "WTF was I thinking?"

And since you say you've had yours resprayed - would you know where I could get some new decals?

Looking at the picture of my Harry (actually, I still think of it as Simod's) I'm wondering what he would look like with an Alejandro Valverde-style Spanish colours. Yellow bar tape, stem & cables?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:23 pm 
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Your paint looks immaculate- DO NOT get a respray!!! looks lovely mate. For the price of a respray you could find another 653/753 road frame on ebay-
Mine really needed a respray it was properly scratched all over.

I also have to say that since respray paint seems to chip a bit easily :?

Will go for an Argos Tank paint job next time!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:09 am 
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Christ, there's no way I'm getting a respray - not sure where you got that idea from.

The only issue with it is the decals are peeling & flaking pretty badly - this doesn't show up in the photos luckily. It won't be too long before I'll be riding a "HAPPY OUINN"


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