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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:10 am 
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Finally put enough touches together to warrant a photo or two on here, rescued about 18 months ago from a life as a flat bar commuter :( spent ages getting the right kit and building it up. Final touch was the front wheel - strung and trued on Monday.
The frame is aluminium lugged and bonded to Reynolds 2080 tubing, forks are mang/moly 735 equivalent.
Manufactured at the Special Products Division at Nottingham in 1992 - (the serial number starts with an A), the 800 series were custom build only as far as I can tell - catalogues only show up to 700s.
Apparantly the paint finish is also a special job, I have heard of an article in Cycling Plus by Hilary Stone in 92 that details the specs but not read it - anyone here have details???
Kitted out with 18 speed Campagnolo Chorus, with a couple of exceptions like the seatpost, Mavic Open 4 CD rims, ITM stem, and Dynatech Bars. this puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.Image
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Hope you enjoy the pics

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:24 pm 
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Whats up with the brakes in the wet??

Are they dual pivot - mine seem to manage fine!

Other than that, it looks sweet. Normally Id say it needs silver rims/stem/bar but the black adds a bit of stealth and draws your eye to the frame colour.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Can't see the pictures :(


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:23 pm 
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I can - it's awful purty! :P


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:12 pm 
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Great build, have you got any close-ups of the frame lugs and that rear stay?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:20 pm 
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Thanks for the comments, the brakes themselves are fine but the unworn surfaces on the CD rims get very slippy!

I will get some closeups up in the next couple of days


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Stunning! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Closeups of lugs and seat stay as requested......
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:51 pm 
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So how does it ride? Very stiff??


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:33 pm 
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I thought it would be but was pleasantly supprised, one of the nicest I have ever had :D , accelerates instantly - handles lovely, as light as a lot of modern aly high spec frames (21lbs 12oz).
Definatly a keeper!!

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