You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:54 pm

Scammer wrote:Sorry, trying that again...

Hope that works... Thanks for the patience.


Just use the img tags and you're sorted.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Scammer » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:34 pm

This time..?


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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby frailer5 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:21 am

Beautiful bicycle. Love that era.

For 5 seconds fun... floors being sanded/2 pot mixed at home. Had to store at work. Offset plate coming out of 'setter/processor in foreground. :lol:


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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby rangersac » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:43 am

Posted in the Apollo forum, but thought I'd re-list here as the derailleur isn't one you see every day.

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The bike is an Apollo III that I found at a second hand furniture shop of all places. It has a real mixed bag of components, with the most interesting a Suntour LePree three pulley rear deralleur. First I've ever seen of these, you could wrap a stupid amount of chain with it!

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:41 pm

New yaban chain with bits missing from it (hollowed plates :) ) and Brooks B17.



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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby sunho » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:48 pm

I like the bike stand :grin:

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby elantra » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:40 am

ldrcycles wrote:New yaban chain with bits missing from it (hollowed plates :) ) and Brooks B17.
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I know it is an optical illusion, but the angle of that photo gives us the impression that the front rim is a deeper V than the rear.

So my advice is to repeat the photo with a front wheel with shallower V.

Nice one mate.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:17 pm

I hadn't noticed but now you mention it...
Both 46mm, i could go with smaller on the front, or use it as an excuse to step up to 60-80mm on the back :D .
I'm actually considering building a new wheelset with Novatec hubs and 60mm carbon clincher rims. Maybe 60 front 80 rear, with some aftermarket Reynolds decals. But then the silver/blue scheme would be out, unless i have a crack at painting carbon, danger will robinson!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:07 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I hadn't noticed but now you mention it...
Both 46mm, i could go with smaller on the front, or use it as an excuse to step up to 60-80mm on the back :D .
I'm actually considering building a new wheelset with Novatec hubs and 60mm carbon clincher rims. Maybe 60 front 80 rear, with some aftermarket Reynolds decals. But then the silver/blue scheme would be out, unless i have a crack at painting carbon, danger will robinson!


just to be a Contrarian, I actually think that a classic frame like this, with it's Brooks really needs a more classic original style wheel set. Those hideous blue deep things totally spoil what is a really classically styled frame with a nice pedigree.And as for Crabon wheels, save them for a crabon frame.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:58 pm

Each to their own, i absolutely adore the look of it. But i do have a lovely set of 27" single speed wheels on my Tom Wallace, i'll throw those on and see how it looks.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby cycles gitane » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:37 pm

Here is a track frame I have just completed. This frame has been around for a few years in my shed. :)
The detail: Zeus cranks and pedals, Blumfield Duralite hi flange hubs, tubular tyres, steel head stem, bars, and headset.
This frame is very light with no tubing stickers.
It has been renovated (repainted etc) in the past and I have added the wheels to complete.
On the seat tube is a decal: Reno by T.Dixon Traralgon (partially damaged and hard to read)

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:03 pm

I love lug and box lining.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby seddo » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:56 pm

even in its current state it is a damn beautiful bike, the fancy lugs and wrap around seat stays do it for me - where do chaps find these treasures :?:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:39 pm

Took some pics of the Dawes with a few different wheelsets.

Sun CR18 rims on Novatec hubs


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And a set of black cheap v's i have for another project.


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The blue wheels are definitely still my pick, the black ones don't stand out as much and the 27" wheels are downright boring.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:29 am

I think the 27" are the winners actually loch - its just the tyres that are boring.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby rusco » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:03 am

Just finished this project.

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3 speed, Miyata 414.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby slidetaker » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:48 pm

somehow it looks a bit weird without the front brake.....
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby redrover3 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:39 pm

The 27" wheels look classic but if the blue cranks are staying on, I think the blue wheels tie in better. Maybe taking a couple of links out of the chain to pull the wheel forward would help too.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby redrover3 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:07 pm

Back to telling you about my bikes. This is a Scott AFD906 Team issue 1996 model. Bought the frame from a member of this forum on ebay a couple of years ago. Think I was the only bidder.
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This is the only 906 that I've seen in the flesh but a guy in Vienna had the same frame on ebay last week. It only came in yellow and was Dura-ace 8 sp STi equipped.
The frame and fork are Easton Tubing 7005 double butted. Still has the original Ritchey CompLite stem but I changed the bars as it was too long for me and I really liked the stem. Dura-ace cranks and rings. Rest of the groupset is 8 sp RX100 that I pulled from a Shogun with a cracked frame. Wheels are Formula Microlite hubs, ss spokes and Sunrims (Venus). I liked the look of it on ebay as a contrast to my Cannondale which looks fairly busy while this one is more subtle. 9.2kg
I rode this on a Raturday riverloop a couple of weeks ago as my non-magnetic retro. :)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:21 pm

nice bike, Tony. i must have missed this one.

you missed a great ride this weekend too. raleighs, colnagos, repcos, a tamari, a berretto, a malvern star..
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby vaeske » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:05 pm

lochy, keep the 27inch ss wheelset on bro. those gumwalls look the bomb!!!! maybe some silver cranks and gumwall hoods would make it look damn sexy with that frame!!!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby redrover3 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:54 am

you missed a great ride this weekend too. raleighs, colnagos, repcos, a tamari, a berretto, a malvern star..
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Yeah, I saw the write-up and pics. It sounded good. Work committments including an all nighter Sunday night. Had 11 1/2 hrs sleep on Monday night.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby vaeske » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:26 pm

92 Bianchi Reparto Course with Columbus Genius Tubing and Campy Mirage 8 speed group with Scirocco wheelset. Only superfantastic thing about this is original fork is looooong gone and replaced with this carbon abomination.


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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:08 am

Looking sweet. I thought you had a chrome fork for this?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby vaeske » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:08 pm

Got one dude, just need to chop it down to size and it'll be ready!!
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