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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:33 pm 
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I posted this on here last year, since then I've made a few changes so here's an updated spec. sheet and photos.

Here is my pride and joy, owned by me since 1993 and restored 2009.

Frame: Roy Cottingham Chronometro with black pearl paint by Mercian cycles (gorgeous in the sun) made with Columbus SL main tubes & Columbus KL rear stays
Fork: Columbus KL

Headset: Campagnolo Record
Stem: Cinelli 1R 11cm
Handlebar: Cinelli 66-42 Campione del Mondo
Bar Tape: Benotto
Brake Levers: Modolo Kronos
Brake Calipers: Dia Compe Aero Gran Compe

Shifters:
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus
Freewheel: Regina America 13-18
Chain: Sedis gold
Cranks: Campagnolo Chorus 175mm
Chainrings: Campagnolo, 53/39
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Veloce

Rims: Pete Mathews Pianni
Hubs: Suntour Cyclone
Spokes: Sapim
Tyres: Continental Podium

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Campagnolo Chorus

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:26 pm 
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Love the JPS look...

Awesome bike, looks like it means business 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:11 pm 
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Cheers, it was going to be silver as original but then I saw that the black pearl in Mercians has gold in it I changed my mind - I've been toying with the idea of gold tape but think it'll be too much?

It's fantastic to ride on a good surface, it goes straight as an arrow and it's great to beat guys with tri-bars when I use it for the odd club '10'! It once did a short 23 when I had better legs......


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:18 pm 
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looks very nice, have fun with it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:29 am 
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Nice looking bike........


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:53 pm 
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At last! A Reid Cottingham, a great frame builder. Doesn't have his extremely fancy lugs though. :cry:

Very nice though, and an excellent refinish.

I used to have one of his 'brochures' with drawings of all the lug designs - but I've lost it!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:24 pm 
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I wasn't into the fancy lugs back when I got it, he did show me lots of bare lugs plus some frames with fancy lugs on one of the occasions I went to see him when I had a low-profile built. I've got a flyer of his, I'll have to scan it in.

There's examples of his work at http://www.hetchins.org/cottingham.htm


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RooKilo wrote:
I wasn't into the fancy lugs back when I got it, he did show me lots of bare lugs plus some frames with fancy lugs on one of the occasions I went to see him when I had a low-profile built. I've got a flyer of his, I'll have to scan it in.

There's examples of his work at http://www.hetchins.org/cottingham.htm


Those frames are gorgeous, I particularly like the red/grey TT bike. It even has a tag for numbers for when they were carried on the bike rather than the rider. I also like the drilled lugs. Even King Alf never went that far!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:19 pm 
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I've changed a few things since I originally posted so I've updated the spec and photos. :D


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Great, is it going to be given the chance of being ridden in anger this season?


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