Repco Appreciation Society

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Rob74 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:31 pm

I'm a REPCO fan but this chap is ....well out there.

"...This is a very quick bike, I once got up to 70.5 kph on the flat,..."

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jools » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:35 pm

he didn't mention it was still on the bike rack on the back of his car at the time..
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:48 pm

"I have maintained it very well", you know except for the rusty spokes and chain, and the tyre sidewalls that look like shredded ancient Egyptian scrolls.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jools » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:55 pm

rebilda wrote: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)


I ride like a ninja and sneak up on people :D - I'll try a different tactic and see what happens!

Thanks again for the bike - really happy I picked it up!
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:53 am

Rob74 wrote:I'm a REPCO fan but this chap is ....well out there.

"...This is a very quick bike, I once got up to 70.5 kph on the flat,..."

Rob

Listing pulled but the "You may also be interested in..." showed up a red/yellow Victory Tri-A in QLD that may be of interest to some, can't tell what state it's in from the horrible photo.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/oxenford ... 1016725815
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby kukamunga » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:19 pm

My two Repco's.....

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^ Unfinished Victory Tri-A road project
Fork, headset and steerer have been changed v
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Still thinking about a carbon fork for it..... :roll:

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^ Occasionally used Superlite Single-Speed
God save the ABC & SBS.....
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:58 pm

cray- wrote:
Rob74 wrote:I'm a REPCO fan but this chap is ....well out there.

"...This is a very quick bike, I once got up to 70.5 kph on the flat,..."

Rob

Listing pulled but the "You may also be interested in..." showed up a red/yellow Victory Tri-A in QLD that may be of interest to some, can't tell what state it's in from the horrible photo.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/oxenford ... 1016725815


this showed up too

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bundaber ... 1016933161

good buying at $100 negotiable!
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Seventiesboy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:54 pm

Please ignore the socks and the haircut!!

This was my 78-79 Repco Dragster!! I loved it but once I started growing pubes I traded it for a fixed wheel, track bike.....stupid, but how was I to know!! :|

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:10 pm

Seventiesboy wrote:
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I think I have a picture like that somewhere :)
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:28 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
Seventiesboy wrote:
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I think I have a picture like that somewhere :)


and that's why kids wear their pants below their bums these days.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:33 pm

^too much looking back through rose-coloured glasses.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:55 pm

i remember going to james clappertons farm in primary school and riding his sisters dragster to the creek ("watch out for stubby fish" his dad used to say).
3 speed on the top bar was pretty rad. so fast down the hills!
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:35 pm

munga wrote:i remember going to james clappertons farm in primary school and riding his sisters dragster to the creek ("watch out for stubby fish" his dad used to say).
3 speed on the top bar was pretty rad. so fast down the hills!

With our fathers doing all the hard work, we were designing and riding our own bikes
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mower engine with a wheelbarrow back wheel belt driven, no brakes. Somehow we survived.
Standing next to me was my good mate, later 3 times Mr Motorcross, Anthony Gunter.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby kukamunga » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:42 pm

munga wrote:...and that's why kids wear their pants below their bums these days.
Because they don't ride bikes?
God save the ABC & SBS.....
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby easybeatle » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:09 pm

Love seeing another Victory Tri - A in good condition.

I also have one, albeit completely stock.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:06 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:Image
mower engine with a wheelbarrow back wheel belt driven, no brakes. Somehow we survived.

So how did that weapon go?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:07 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:So how did that weapon go?

very nicely. You started it by running with it, then leaping on the seat with the throttle open.
We had the steps all sorted. But my older sister wanted a go. :roll:
yep, didn't get it quite right; full throttle across the park, over the gutter, across the road, up the driveway of the neighbours, into their fence.
She was banned 8)
Cathy never did get her car licence.
It was almost like a speedway bike when the grass was wet.
Other 'weapons' of the time were old motorbikes bought for $20 each; Ariels, BSAs and Triumphs, no helmets bashing through the scrub near our primary school.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:28 pm

Ah, the sweet memories. Modern kids really are missing the fun.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby LugNut » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:15 pm

I picked up my very first 'Repco' yesterday at a Swapmeet in Melbourne - at least I was told it was a Repco. All stickers have been removed. Since buying it it has grown on me steadily, it is a mid to late 80s mid level quality frame - Forged dropouts without adjuster screws, nice seat stays, fairly nice finish and a great colour :D My plan is to fit my Nitto Albatross bars, some nice 7 or 8 speed wheels, lose that 52 ring - I don't use them - and leave it as is as a 1x8 work horse.

Here are the pics, and from what I can discern:
105 DT shifters, derailleurs, Sugino VP cranks are original.
Kalloy stem and ssssuuupper long 26.6 seatpost are probably not - The gap in the seat tube appears to narrow towards the top, so 26.6 may not be the original size.
I put the wheels on to keep it off the ground, not original.

Can anyone take a guess at what it is? :)

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:59 am

Geo, lugs and fillets look superliteish to me. I'll put a fiver on repco. 26.6 would support that, too.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby LugNut » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:31 pm

Dan wrote:Geo, lugs and fillets look superliteish to me. I'll put a fiver on repco. 26.6 would support that, too.


Scanned back through the thread until I found another Superlite, and I think you might be right! 5 internet dollars to you.
Yes the geometry is pretty relaxed, I kinda like it. I will build some Deore LX 7 speed hubs onto used Mavic MA2s for it on saturday, pop a black stem and seatpost on, wrap the Albatross bars with that second hand brooks tape I have somewhere, and see how it goes.
I think I can then claim the blingiest Superlite in the Repco Appreciation Society? :)
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:46 pm

LugNut wrote:I think I can then claim the blingiest Superlite in the Repco Appreciation Society? :)


maybe

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:47 pm

Munga 1 - LugNut 0
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:03 pm

Just put Campagnolo 50th anniversary on it lugnut and you will trump Munga.

Actually some C-Record would look nice to. Love to see some Delta's on Superlight :lol:
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:04 am

Scott 5 - Munga 1
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