RBotM April 2019 - favourite lugs!!! Poll Open! Vote Now!!

RBotM April 2019 - Favourite Lugs

  • PeachyPM - Nervex Claud Butler

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • Spokesmann - Carlton Capella 1963

    Votes: 7 36.8%
  • Bagpuss - Mercian 60th Anniversary

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • OldTel - RO Harrison

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Dutchie - Peugeot stepped lugwork

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • JSH - Rourke? wall art

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • captnslow - Colnago Arabesque

    Votes: 6 31.6%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Gold Trader
MacRetro Rider
Welcome to the month end poll for the RBotM April 2019 - Theme month - Your favourite lugs!!!
and who doesn't love a good lug?
Some very special looking lugs in the mix this month and while maybe down a bit on the quantity I expected, we are well enriched with quality, that's for sure. Very tough decisions to be made.
Thanks to all who entered and best of luck to all.

Usual rules apply, one vote per member, poll runs for 5 days with results hidden until the end. More details in the WIKI section if needed.

the envelope please...……………………………….
and the nominees are...…….

PeachyPM - Nervex Claud Butler
NERVEXPeachy by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

Spokesmann - Carlton Capella 1963
SpokesmannCapella by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

Bagpuss - Mercian 60th Anniversary
bagpussmercian60th by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

OldTel - RO Harrison
OldTelROHarrison by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

Dutchie - Peugeot stepped lugwork
DutchiePeugeot by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

JSH - wall art
JSH by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

captnslow - Colnago Arabesque
captnslowColnagoArabesque by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr


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rBoTM Triple Crown
rBotM Winner
98+ BoTM Winner
Claud Butler Fan
VCC Claud Butler ME
Nob":2w6yftn0 said:
I’m a sucker for a colnago..... :)

And the gold plating looks the nuts..... and I think I have something that might just work on..... ;)

Captnslow":2w6yftn0 said:
Electroplating theory (along with the right chemicals) suggested that it was possible to remove the chrome whilst leaving the underlying nickel plating untouched. So I gently removed the clear coat overlay, masked and effectively disolved the chrome plate, repolished the underlying nickel plate and gold 'brush' plated the lugs. A quick hand sealing metal polish, remove the masking and the job was done. So yes, that is still the factory original paint. I'm pretty happy with my handiwork.

Hey Cap, any chance of a short "how to" thread?


Gold Trader
MacRetro Rider
Yes indeed, many congratulations to Spokesmann on a close fought victory with his very beautifully lugged Carlton Capella from 1963. Ageless beauty!

All very worthy contenders this month and so another big thanks for all who entered.
A big thank you to those who voted, commented and joined in the banter also.

Well done once again for Spokesmann and the lovely Capella.