Thanks matey I am more than happy with how it has turned out.
I descended upon the bike shop this morning and bought a 39t front ring.
Took it for a test ride, and it is excellent, no problem up the steepest hills I climb, so should be great for the commute to work.
Great to see your entry about your Pat Rohan bike. In 1975 I bought a virtually new one from a chap in Eastcote in Middlesex. He was putting it together but hadn't added any brakes. It had Shimano Dura Ace 5 speed gears and double chainset, Cinelli handlebars and stem and Selle Royale saddle. The wheels had Mavic rims but I don't remember the make of hubs. I bought Weinmann 605 centre pull brakes to complete the bike. I rode this bike up until 2001 when I traded it in for a Carrera road bike (Italian not Halfords) which I still have today. The Pat Rohan bike shop went years ago to be replaced by a branch of Cycle King.
Well, the paint is on and currently hardening up for a few days before I put a clear coat on.
As un-orthodox as this sounds I am hoping the colour coat will harden and that the laquer wont bond as well to the colour, so that on the instance of a chip, it will only chip the laquer and not the colour coat down to the base.
Ill get some pictures up after the clear coat.
But in the meantime, new decals...
These are what I believe to be the 'original' style.
Undecided on colour yet, I have got Black, Silver and Purple.
The colours on the bike are going to be Buttercup Yellow Frame, Black Seat, Brown Bar Tape, Brown Lever Hoods, White Inner and Outer Cables, Chrome Fork and Rear Triangle, and likely to be silver rims, either the originals, or possibly some Ambrosio aero sections depending on if I can justify the outlay.
So thinking the Black or Silver will be the best option, or could do one colour either side :?
the decals dont look wright they should be thicker look at this photo and you will see what i mean when you do your frame does it have my family
name on it this is an origanal has not been touched some of the frames just had thomas on them to hope this helps you