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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:47 am 
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Looking awesome. I was sceptical about the green headbadge on the red bike but it goes nicely :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:56 am 
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yakboy wrote:
Looking awesome. I was sceptical about the green headbadge on the red bike but it goes nicely :D


I did try two different gold head badges, but they just didn’t work, then whilst searching for inspiration I realised that all the Gold Leaf cars, road & track, had the original badge.....


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Unashamed bump of the pictures onto this page; :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:23 pm 
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Get on with it man.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:35 pm 
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Get on with it man.


To appease the impatient one.... I fitted the 1:95 Dusters and the Miche 8 speed....


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:28 am 
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AB-SO-F**KIN-LUTELY MARVELOUS :D :D 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:31 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:
AB-SO-F**KIN-LUTELY MARVELOUS :D :D 8) 8)

Ta... :D

THM.... take note, positive affirmation or the spreading of good will, all helps with ones general well being and Bonhomme... 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 4:21 pm 
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PeachyPM wrote:
unkleGsif wrote:
AB-SO-F**KIN-LUTELY MARVELOUS :D :D 8) 8)

Ta... :D

THM.... take note, positive affirmation or the spreading of good will, all helps with ones general well being and Bonhomme... 8)



Yeah THM

When he fits the canti studs or hangs a chain on it you’d better be ready and prepared to breakout your unreserved adulation and shower him with flowers - boxes of chocolates along with supplying a well washed nymph to wipe his sweaty brow,


Mind you, we’ll both be out actually riding our bikes at the weekend soiree in Swindon .....and too busy to care !


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:08 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
PeachyPM wrote:
THM.... take note, positive affirmation or the spreading of good will, all helps with ones general well being and Bonhomme... 8)



Yeah THM

When he fits the canti studs or hangs a chain on it you’d better be ready and prepared to breakout your unreserved adulation and shower him with flowers - boxes of chocolates along with supplying a well washed nymph to wipe his sweaty brow,

Mind you, we’ll both be out actually riding our bikes at the weekend soiree in Swindon .....and too busy to care !


I shall mostly be wearing tile grout all weekend :(


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:25 pm 
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So, Mrs Peachy says I should ignore Spud-u-like and History-is-Bunk and carry on amusing myself…. :D
So, for this evening, I thought I would start with the BB, I knew I had a descent proper old school Campag axle and cups somewhere, just needed to dig them out.
Ah, but…Italian threads!!! :facepalm:
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Never mind, this is an Anglo-Italian build, so Mr Bayliss Wiley came to the rescue.
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Then I hooked up the crank set. When I bought them, I knew they weren’t Elucid, but I’m still not sure what they are, perhaps Victory from the end of the 80’s? Tidy though…
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Then on with the original Lotus combined rear brake hanger and seat post clamp, the larger red frame doesn’t have this as the there is enough space on the rear stays to support a hanger but this little one doesn’t.
Next a lovely 31.6mm Icarus seat post, and what to put on top? :?
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A black cloth covered SanMarco Rolls…. I think it matches well with carbon bars. :wink:
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Now what tyres to put on a retro green & yellow bike? Panaracer DusterVF & VR 1:95 of course! :D
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And this is how she looks so far…. 8)
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