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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:06 pm 
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Some more bits in the post today, cleaned up nicely.

I'd already bought the Shimano levers, then spotted a bargain pair of Avid SD (less than a fiver!) on ebay. The latter came as stock so will be going with those I think...


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File comment: Quill adaptor is on the way. Won't be the lightest combo, so may look out for a lighter quill stem in the long run....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:52 pm 
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Good ebay purchase for a tenner, will save me £15-a-time trip to the LBS. Bit fiddly to align but does the job well....


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:12 pm 
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Test to check geometries. Reach is coming up some way shorter than expected (and my other bikes)...Will make it easier on the back, i guess....


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:50 pm 
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Semi-happy with the cockpit.

I'd say the stem with quill adaptor is functional rather than elegant but, it does the job for now and gives me the rise I'll need to save the old back..... may look to change it longer term.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:59 pm 
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Sorted the stem out, it was too high. Much better now.

Postal delays on a few final parts, but have had it out for a gentle test spin, felt good...

On the way:
New front rim to match the rear
Alternative (cheaper) saddle for pub mode
Sammy Slick semi-slick tyres for day to day tootling round the roads


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:34 am 
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Sweet result! Love the colour and the way you matched it up!
I had no idea oven pride does that to anodising - if only I’d known this ...

And a curious question - it says made in Taiwan and made in USA ? Which parts are made where ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:46 am 
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ibbz wrote:
And a curious question - it says made in Taiwan and made in USA ? Which parts are made where ?


It's a good question... very little info available online for this model and year (can't find a single other image of it). Previous owner says it was purchased in Hong Kong, so my best guess is this is US kit, perhaps assembled in Taiwan...? Who knows...

And, yes, the saddle is a good match....


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:57 am 
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Yes makes sense about the assembly - I remember aluminium raleigh RSP which were painted and assembled in England’s tubes were actually fabricated and welded in Taiwan - and im sure they had made in England on the frame somewhere (correct me if I’m wrong)


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That’s come out perfect, just looks so ‘right’. The old school paint schemes really look good don’t they, better than a lot of modern stuff. Nice touch on the blue cable outers to match the pin striping on the frame, good attention to detail there.
Have fun on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:07 pm 
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sparkybhp wrote:
Nice touch on the blue cable outers to match the pin striping on the frame, good attention to detail there.
Have fun on it.


Well spotted... and, thanks. I'm resisting the urge to get blue tyres... (or perhaps i should?!?)


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