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 Post subject: 1979 Condor Audax
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:42 am 
Old School Hero

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this was the first retro bike I did up some 2 years ago now. Was a complete rust bucket.

Took a serious amount of elbow grease to complete.

Shimano Golden Arrow througout.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:18 pm 
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Nice work dude. Especially like the colour. Is it to remind you how rusty it used to be and all that effort it took to restore :) . The arrow group looks great


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Looks good, I've got some of the Golden Arrow and Arabesque kit on my Dave Russell. It works fine.

I'm a bit confused though by the h'bar lever for the front changer. The chain is on the little ring but the lever seems to be fully 'pulled up' in what I would consider to be the big ring position. Does your front mech work in 'reverse'?


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I'm a bit confused though by the h'bar lever for the front changer. The chain is on the little ring but the lever seems to be fully 'pulled up' in what I would consider to be the big ring position. Does your front mech work in 'reverse'?


No just hadn't cabled fully when took the picture :D :D


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That's astonishingly lush! Full Arrow too, well done!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:23 pm 
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stuartg wrote:
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I'm a bit confused though by the h'bar lever for the front changer. The chain is on the little ring but the lever seems to be fully 'pulled up' in what I would consider to be the big ring position. Does your front mech work in 'reverse'?


No just hadn't cabled fully when took the picture :D :D


OK, I understand now. Sorry to be such a nitpicker :oops:


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Nice looking bike, Just needs the carradice saddle bag and your ready for a famous five style adventure, with lashings and lashings of ginger beer.


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Old School Hero

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Just for you caradice bag attached.


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Now that's some serious adventuring - sorry 'Touring' - kit!


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Old School Hero

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Used it for 2 years to commute to work, c40km round trip.

Had to carry laptop, suit, files etc, etc.

Good training though.


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