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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Ours are both also 1-1/4 heads.

And I made a mistake.... after your comment Ox, I thought I’d better check, the black 16” is K3051447, but the magenta 18” is K3060886
I wonder if these numbers were batched in with the rest of British Eagles numbers?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:14 pm 
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Right, I have pretty much everything now for Jimmy’s dream of a Campagnolo bejewelled Lotus… except for the front mech, it seems the magic three ingredients are a little illusive...

1. 35mm clamp-on
2. Up-pull
3. Triple chain wheel throw

Actually 1 & 3 aren’t that hard to find, it’s the addition of the up-pull that’s proving difficult. Has anyone done a Frankenstein job to resolve this?

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Only other thing I can think of is a pulley wheel lower down on the seat tube, but feels a bit Heath Robinson and possible susceptible to clogging up? :?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:21 pm 
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Not that I'm planning on a catalogue correct restoration, but when this popped up on e-bay with this description; “REMOVED FROM LOTUS XT REMOVING & STORAGE MARKS IN 1996” It would be rude not to.... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:15 pm 
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PeachyPM wrote:
Right, I have pretty much everything now for Jimmy’s dream of a Campagnolo bejewelled Lotus… except for the front mech, it seems the magic three ingredients are a little illusive...

1. 35mm clamp-on
2. Up-pull
3. Triple chain wheel throw

Actually 1 & 3 aren’t that hard to find, it’s the addition of the up-pull that’s proving difficult. Has anyone done a Frankenstein job to resolve this?

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Only other thing I can think of is a pulley wheel lower down on the seat tube, but feels a bit Heath Robinson and possible susceptible to clogging up? :?
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If you were willing to be brave you could always drill the frame and place a rivnut so you didn't need the clamp. I have a spare problem solvers pulley wheel and a decent rivnut set. It is obviously an irreversible step though.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:54 pm 
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Yes, contemplating that idea. It would look a lot tidyer than the clamp. I’ll mock it up to see how/where it works first.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:58 am 
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Oooooohhhhh! Shiny stuff starting to arrive...a proper NOS (even the tape on the box was unbroken) XTR HP-902 1-1/4” big boy! 8)

If I’m honest this hunter gatherer part of the hobby does give us a buzz! :D

Interestingly it’s stamped ‘PK’ (1991-November) So I’m guessing one of the first produced?
As Mombatbicycles Shimano History page has the XTR range staring in 1992……… :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:09 pm 
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PeachyPM wrote:
Right, I have pretty much everything now for Jimmy’s dream of a Campagnolo bejewelled Lotus… except for the front mech, it seems the magic three ingredients are a little illusive...

1. 35mm clamp-on
2. Up-pull
3. Triple chain wheel throw

Actually 1 & 3 aren’t that hard to find, it’s the addition of the up-pull that’s proving difficult. Has anyone done a Frankenstein job to resolve this?

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Campagnolo Euclid 28.6mm down pull.jpeg

Only other thing I can think of is a pulley wheel lower down on the seat tube, but feels a bit Heath Robinson and possible susceptible to clogging up? :?
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Any good??

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:00 pm 
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Thought I’d get these two frames fully stripped today, bottom brackets didn’t want to play nicely, but after a little mucking about with an old 60’s front axle to help clamp the removal tool in place, both got sorted without too much upset.
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Question though, whilst cleaning the worst of the muck off of these frames I noticed that a layer of the finished shiny surface was chipped, I at first thought this was chipped lacquer or clear powder coat. But no, subsequent attempts with thinners made no impact, on closer inspection it looks like a plating layer, to thick and shiny for anodising.... could it be chrome?


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