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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:25 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Lots of arguing and handbagging (mostly cuased by my hot headednessness) over here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... en&start=0

So I thought I'd start a fresh thread and see if anybody has some further ideas.

There are some notable differences to 501 frames, the rear canti bridge is higher quality as are the braze-ons. Comparing to my mate's very early Saracen shows only a superficial similarity as everything on mine is of a neater finish.

Anyway, its looking more like something from the Overbury's range - that would be nice as I've been after one for a while...

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Frame: Reynolds 501 DB or 531 All Terrain, Argos paint

Fork: Reynolds 501 or 531

Headset: Tange 'Levin' style all alloy
Stem: Nitto Hydro
Handlebar: 22.2mm MX bar
Grips: BMX Mushroom

Brakes: Froglegg
Brake Pads: Froglegg
Brake Cables: Blue
Cantilever cable hangers: Froglegg
Brake Levers: Mountain LX

Shifters: Mountain LX
Front Derailleur: M700 'Deerhead'
Rear Derailleur: M700 'Deerhead'
Derailleur Cables: Blue
Cassette: HG-50
Chain: KMC
Cranks: MT-60 DX
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings: Mountain LX Biopace
Chainring bolts: KCNC 4mm gold anodised
Bottom Bracket: UN-52
Pedals: Welgo

Hub Skewers: DX
Rims: Araya RX-7
Hubs: M451
Nipples: Araya gold nips
Spokes: stainless
Tyres: wonky Tioga Psycho

Saddle: Rolls
Seatpost: Kalloy

Weight: around 33lbs


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:38 pm 
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that is very very nice 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:39 pm 
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YUM :D

I have had the pleasure of seeing it in the flesh and it is lovely.

Now hurry up and decide its too big and/or old bikes are rubbish and sell it to me :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:54 pm 
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I like that a lot. Whats going on with the rear outer brake cable?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:57 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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crud wrote:
I like that a lot. Whats going on with the rear outer brake cable?


extra length to allow for the big wide bars. It needs pulling through a bit.

My first bike had a plastic cable tidy that snapped after about a week but kept everything neat at the front


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Nice! Proper retro, that... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:20 pm 
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You know what that frame reminds me of?

Image

:shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:42 pm 
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That is Lovely.

Particularly like the lug lining.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:50 pm 
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is it a zaskar mark ?


dunno but it look very nice

who made the lugs for these frames
just one company or many ?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:23 pm 
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No idea what it is, but I like it :-)


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