Repco Appreciation Society

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:21 pm

well, i could start, but the forum owner doesn't need the grief. nevertheless, threatening legal action against the very forum you're spruiking your wares on is pretty average.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby akq » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:24 pm

Mate the issue was the poster that posted about me not the forum,he did what I asked so there was no issue,I am an average kind of guy so thats great :D
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:24 pm

You're trying to sell things, so your post would logically go in the marketplace.

So, once you're over in the marketplace, you'll see the 'rules for posting here' sticky thread at the top of the page and you'll presumably read it.

You might also find the shed section helpful for identifying any obvious (or less than obvious) issues with any of those kerbside cleanup bicycles.

In my opinion, eBay sales belong on eBay, while posts relating to cycling and which foster the goodwill of the collective community have their place here.

I think I know which kind your contributions thus far are, however I'm happy to be proven wrong.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby akq » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:30 pm

I understand where you are coming from however find it a bit odd that you will all trawl the net for similar bikes and yet when someone posts about a particular item.As I said in my original post i wasnt sure if it was the correct place and I did disclose I was the seller,anyway I will leave you to it,they will sell no matter what
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:36 pm

akq wrote:...anyway I will leave you to it,they will sell no matter what


don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:36 pm

Now that that's over - James, new roadie - do tell?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby akq » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:42 pm

No probs,think I will lurk in future :wink:
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Crowz » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:02 pm

Dan wrote:Now that that's over - James, new roadie - do tell?


Doesn't belong in this thread but a giant defy composite 3. Very happy so far but still have a soft spot for steel. I like the look of yours, keen to see how it ends up!
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby rebilda » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:33 pm

I have a Repco "Superlite", which I restored as a project to get my young bloke out riding (didnt happen). Spent a couple of hundred on new cables & outers, new Panaracer tyres Paint etc etc.......

It is now going to ruin up the side of the house and the Missus wants it gone!

It has Sugino canks, Suntour deraileurs with downtube shifters, Weinman 27"rims on Maillard hubs, an SR fluted seatpost, and the frame is XL (suit a giant). Worth it, just for the parts!

If anyone here is interested (before I advertise it) $50 & it's yours - (I'm nearly giving this away, not so much selling it)

Need this GONE!! PM me.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:49 pm

I think its worth 50 - 150.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:05 pm

rebilda wrote:I have a Repco "Superlite", which I restored as a project to get my young bloke out riding (didnt happen). Spent a couple of hundred on new cables & outers, new Panaracer tyres Paint etc etc.......

It is now going to ruin up the side of the house and the Missus wants it gone!

It has Sugino canks, Suntour deraileurs with downtube shifters, Weinman 27"rims on Maillard hubs, an SR fluted seatpost, and the frame is XL (suit a giant). Worth it, just for the parts!

If anyone here is interested (before I advertise it) $50 & it's yours - (I'm nearly giving this away, not so much selling it)

Need this GONE!! PM me.

just did an 80klm ride on a semi-restored superlite (new pads, inners and shagged GP4000s). Its a great bike.
50 bucks is bottom end bargain.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby rebilda » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:48 pm

When I advertise it, it will be for more than a Pineapple......
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Rob74 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:09 am

landscapecadmonkey wrote:just did an 80klm ride on a semi-restored superlite (new pads, inners and shagged GP4000s). Its a great bike.
50 bucks is bottom end bargain.


Agreed landscapecadmonkey
=>> It doesn't need to be Aly, Carbon or new to do the kms, I've got plenty of respect for steel.

87/88 Olympic 12 makes a great 15km each way daily commuter fitted with some 700x28c Vittoria Randonneur's - Reflective side walls.
If dry 87/88 Vertex good for 40-80km on the weekend else the Olympic 12 gets another run.

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby rebilda » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:09 pm

rebilda wrote:I have a Repco "Superlite", which I restored as a project to get my young bloke out riding (didnt happen). Spent a couple of hundred on new cables & outers, new Panaracer tyres Paint etc etc.......

It is now going to ruin up the side of the house and the Missus wants it gone!

It has Sugino canks, Suntour deraileurs with downtube shifters, Weinman 27"rims on Maillard hubs, an SR fluted seatpost, and the frame is XL (suit a giant). Worth it, just for the parts!

If anyone here is interested (before I advertise it) $50 & it's yours - (I'm nearly giving this away, not so much selling it)

Need this GONE!! PM me.


Transaction has ocurred - new owner happy
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:28 pm

rebilda wrote:
rebilda wrote:...and the Missus wants it gone!

Transaction has ocurred - new owner happy

and the Missus as well?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:52 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
rebilda wrote:Transaction has ocurred - new owner happy
and the Missus as well?

I think he actually sold the Missus 8)
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jools » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:49 pm

New owner very happy!

Here is a picture of the new missus I just picked up:

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jools » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:09 pm

Got the bike too, here's a couple of photos:

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Not bad for a pineapple! Great job Rebilda!

I'm thinking of using this as my rainy day commuter and want to fit some mudguards, but having a look at the clearance at the rear brake there doesn't seem to be enough room - has anyone else fitted mudguards to a superlite? Maybe I need to change tyres, or even wheels..
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:59 am

32mm Pasela's are a bit big if your going to run guards. 28mm might be a better option.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:06 am

jools wrote:New owner very happy!

Here is a picture of the new missus I just picked up:

Wow. Nice one. Does she take a 27.2mm seat post?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:15 am

rkelsen wrote:Wow. Nice one. Does she take a 27.2mm seat post?


26.4 maybe. it's a repco superlite. nice BMU sticker :)
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:28 am

rkelsen wrote:
jools wrote:New owner very happy!
Here is a picture of the new missus I just picked up:
Wow. Nice one. Does she take a 27.2mm seat post?

C'mon.. How do you get anywhere in Hollywood? More like at least a 31.8 ;)
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jools » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:08 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:32mm Pasela's are a bit big if your going to run guards. 28mm might be a better option.


They're 27 x 1 1/4 so it may be just the shape of the tyre.. I have the same size in a Serfas tyre on my apollo iv so I'll try a quick wheel swap to see if there is a difference..

I've got a single speed wheel set from a Charge fixie waiting to go on another frame so one option is to turn this frame into the single speed wet weather commuter as the overall diameter leaves a bit more room for guards. I also have an old 5 speed sturmey archer hub laced to a 27" rim that was meant to go on a black and yellow RT Sport and I'm toying with the idea of converting this frame to a hub. Although this won't solve the tyre issue...

The other thing I've noticed is the freewheel is very noisy - the apollo is silent when you're freewheeling whereas this one clicks like a gibbering monkey.. is that just a case of how the freewheel was designed or does it need a bit of lubrication?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:16 pm

Some are noisy some aren't. If your worried about it pull it off and soak it in some light grade engine oil. Pull it out and let it drain for a few days. It may quiet it down.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby rebilda » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:28 pm

Yeah, It is a loud freewheel.

Some people like 'em like that (works like a bell or a horn, just stop peddling and people know you are there)
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