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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Kent
Purchased for £40 from a friend who had been given it as part trade in on a car, it was just past a gentle refurb.

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So after stripping down it was another one off to Mario Vaz for a respray, same genaral theme but different colour.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:07 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Gorgeous darling.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Frame back, the rebuild begins using as many original parts as possible or like for like replacements.

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Sakae Road Champion Bars.
Suntour Mountech rear Deraillieur.
Weinmann Brake Levers.
Lapade Seat Post.
New 27" wheels, shimano hubs.

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Suntour Mountech Front Deraillierur.
Shimano 600 Cantilever Brakes.
Stronglight Chainset.

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Now fitted with 700C Mavic rims on Cmpag Record Hubs.

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Fully loaded to Cycle to Paris in June.

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Paris June 2018.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:59 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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WoW! What a great thread and what a comeback you have given that Roberts.
I really like my tourers and your Roberts looks lovely when you first built it but looks a real beauty loaded up with it's bags. Nice looking setup and I take it that it was a great ride too.
Love to hear more.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Should have photo shopped that power bulge out.
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At rest in Paris, rider enjoying a celebratory glass of bubbly.
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It was a nice ride, only two issues;
Toe overlap on front wheel, which was a bit of an incinvenience on a couple of tough climbs.
A light front end which developed as a steering wobble when accelerating, probably needed a front pannier.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:10 am 
Old School Grand Master

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What a beauty, lovely Roberts


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:11 am 
Dirt Disciple

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My company on ride to Paris.

Kevins Geoffry Butler.
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Ralphs Holdsworth.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:16 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Both nice, but yours is in a different league in my opinion


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:23 am 
Dirt Disciple

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xxnick1975 wrote:
Both nice, but yours is in a different league in my opinion


Thankyou, nice of you to say so.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:29 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Agree with nick, they are lovely but not quite as classy as the Roberts. The GB second and then the Holdsworth :)
Toe overlap can be a pain sometimes but with myself being vertically challenged at just on 5'4'' you tend to just live with toe overlap being a possibility. Frames get smaller for shorties but the wheels stay 700 so on some bikes in some situations it's a real possibility. Even on my modern 26'' wheel tourer it can happen as long as you know when it can your fine, but I am sure you worked that out.
The front end issues as you say is just down to load but might not be an issue most of the time unless your fully loaded regularly. There is nothing more disconcerting than the front end misbehaving at speed when fully loaded.
Look forward to hearing about your rides.

Jamie


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