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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Well guys here she is :D

Rode a few miles on her today a few things came loose as always ! she corners very sharp and is very responsive out of the saddle
braking is really smooth and sharp and the gear changing is silky smooth[after ten minutes of tinkering] i then found out you can either
set the gears to index or normal changing which is a new one on me no creaking yet and to be honest it feels like a brand new bike its that tight.

Also removed the Turbo saddle and replaced it with one of those gorgeous Rolls saddle. Thanks Tel' :wink:

Bike purchased for a measly £100 so was well worth getting and restoring.

Spec' of the bike...

Frame/Forks : Reynolds 753r. Repainted in a Ferrari metallic red colour with new 753 decals and custom 'one off' frame decals.
Full Groupset : Shimano Dura Ace 7402 through-out. [8 speed block]
New Shimano DA cable-set through-out.
Pedals : LOOK delta 247.
Saddle : San Marco Rolls.
Rims : Mavic Sport.
Spokes : Stainless Steel double butted.
Tyres : Vredestein Ricorso hand made.
Handlebar stem : Cinelli XA.
Handlebars : Cinelli - Campione Del Mondo 66-40.
Handlebar tape : Vintage Benotto pearl White with chrome end caps.

Anyone who hasn't seen the re-build before heres the link...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=194205

**This is what the bike looked like before i was committed to the restore **
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note that horrible seat frame extension.




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**Now what she looks like**



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Hard to show the true colour in direct sunlight and this is a problem with many colours in bright sunlight.



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Does the C on the stem stand for Cyclops ..lol the head-badge was the real head ache as no one knows what they are actually like !


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This was my personal touch to the bike ! The Pavone name to the rear of the seat tube to show the followers what bike they are behind.



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Polished Cinelli XA stem finish's well with the old pearl white Benotto tape and works well with the small chrome bits on the DA levers.



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Rolls saddle marries up with the DA post nicely, in this picture you can see the true colour of the frame.



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Love these Vredestein Ricorso tyres they are hand made HP's but look like tubs, with-out the hassle.



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Never understood why the brake cable comes out on the right-side of the tube ! Surely it would have been best on the left-side.



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There could be a slight chance i may or may not remove the cranks and polish them up.



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Campagnolo vertical drop-outs ensures the wheel never moves out of place whilst sprinting, like i'll ever push it too the max'...lol.


Thanks for all the general interest of this un-known ultra rare Yorkshire road bike :!:



Ian. :) [/u]


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:04 pm 
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That bike just keeps getting better :D
I followed your build thread eagerly waiting for the next instalment as it all came together.
You should maybe stick a before picture in with this thread.
Its a beautiful bike, now for a full road test :wink:

Jamie


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:40 pm 
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That is stunning Ian. If it was up for BOTM I'd vote for it - as much as I love a bit of patina, a respray and tasteful decal design can do a lot for a bike, as your before and after phots show. 8)

What sort of bottle cages are those? I've got two old ally Specialized ones but yours look spot-on for some of my bikes.


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A really stylish, quality build. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
You should maybe stick a before picture in with this thread.Jamie

Added a pic and a link of the re-build just in case anyone hasn't seen it :wink:


Rich34 wrote:
What sort of bottle cages are those? I've got two old ally Specialized ones but yours look spot-on for some of my bikes.

The cages are actually Raleigh jobs ! No point spending ££'s on ally cages only cost me £5.70p, i got them from my local bike parts shop but he lists them on his website or ebay...

http://www.yframediscounts.com/raleigh- ... oy-silver/

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-Alloy ... 636wt_1139

I could enter it into RBOTM but i doubt i'll get anywhere



oldmuthariley wrote:
A really stylish, quality build. 8)

Thanks Mate. Glad its all over really and so is the wife :roll:


Cheers.
Ian.


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Great rebuild - you've got that chainset sparkling, either that or a great camera! Lovely restoration


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:51 pm 
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Glad its all over really and so is the wife :roll:


Lovely bike with everything in harmony. Even the wife. :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 12:51 am 
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Lovely Ian it really does look like you've added the Midas touch to bike. There's something special about reviving an old age bike giving it a second coming.

Is there scope to turn the rear caliper to reverse position? Just wonder if that's why the cable is routed that way, as you well know it was once a fashionable thing to do.

What does it weigh in at?


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Nice bike!
where do you get the tires? i carnt find the tan wall version that you have they look smart
how comfortable is that bar tape for longer rides?
very good looking bike at a bargain price too!


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Tel wrote:
Is there scope to turn the rear caliper to reverse position? What does it weigh in at?

Just had a look at turning the brake around and spotted straight away that i would have to buy new brake blocks
and at £15 a pair i'll give it a miss Tel, Also the the rear section of the brake mounting fits inside the allen key recess
and may cause the bridge to split, so i would have to make new alloy mounting washers. I'll leave it as it is :(

The weight of the bike is 21.1 lbs ! I reckon if it had it original rims and only one bottle cage and minus the new braze ons it would have been a little lighter...lol !



milton01 wrote:
where do you get the tires? i carnt find the tan wall version that you have they look smart
how comfortable is that bar tape for longer rides?


1 pair off ebay. 1 pair from Tel !
When these tyres were available in the tan-wall they were just a tenner each, you'll need to search old bike shops for them.
They are not a racing tyre but a training tyre as they are quite heavy but look ace, there is a racing version of the Ricorso ! :D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/pair-VREDESTEIN ... 721wt_1270

I've used Benotto tape for many years and yes this stuff is not as cushionable as modern tape but used in conjunction with
old leather mitts you can feel the bars and when your out of the saddle the bars move with ease whilst securely holding the bars.


Thanks for the kind replies guys.

Ian.


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