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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:55 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Many moons ago I bought a lovely frame built by Croydons finest builder in 1989. Unfortunately it wasn't all to my taste but the potential was there. Having always been a fan of Hetchins bikes from the 30's and 40's I decided that I would beat all those builders at the NAHBS and build my own Neo-retro British roadster bike. With this boards Gil_m's help, decals of a suitable age were designed and with ebay sorting out a stem and stem decals, the whole shooting match was sent off to Bob Jacksons for a touch of Northern magic-here's the results so far......



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You have to have a bit of Chrome on a real retro roadster:

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And now for Gil's handywork, all lacquered and baked. Based on the Hetchins 'Fairground' typeface.

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Now off to build this beauty up:

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It's going to be all Mavic parts, with Pauls neo-retro Mafac canti brakes, Avid Ultimate levers, Bullseye cranks (although toying with Cooks..), Nitto Northroad bars, cork grips and Brooks saddle and bits. Unfortunately still waiting for the steel RC30 legs that are having the same chrome and BRG treatment to arrive, but not long now, counting the days, this White Spider will be reborn!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:13 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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wow thats nice.

does that mean you can sell me your fat ti now?

:D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:26 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Thats beautiful Pete - great attention to detail and refreshing to somebody doing something a little different. 8)

Cooks will be ace on there, Bullseyes wouldn't look right IMO :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:32 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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MadCowKev wrote:
Cooks will be ace on there, Bullseyes wouldn't look right IMO :wink:


but then what on earth would I do with the Bullseyes....... :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:05 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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pete_mcc wrote:
MadCowKev wrote:
Cooks will be ace on there, Bullseyes wouldn't look right IMO :wink:


but then what on earth would I do with the Bullseyes....... :D


Put them on ebay? I hear they are popular in America. Wouldn't use them personally, way too retro for me :D

In seriousness though some polished Cooks would look ace. Brown leather Brookes saddle too I hope?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Gorgeous!


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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that is a rather stunning frame - I know it aint reliable stuff but that would look great with campagnolo all over it 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:45 pm 
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Pete, are those Billy Bragg lyrics under your user name? 'Short answer' maybe?

Nice bike btw love the colour :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:50 pm 
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Thats nice frame dude...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:19 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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sunchaser wrote:
Pete, are those Billy Bragg lyrics under your user name? 'Short answer' maybe?


You're obviously a man of class, an island of culture in a sea of heathens. I've been a life long fan since I was taken to a Red Wedge concert at a very early age!


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