Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Looks good, agree. Now you just need to find downtube adjusters for a round tube
I love old-school low-pros and I recently finished this Clamont TT...well not finished but, ridable at least
How I got it at Easter 2013
With parts I had lying around and bits donated from my little Zunow
Needs a disc rear wheel to complete the high-speed look I think
I've got a Nitto TT bullhorn bar to fit when I get some retro bar ribbon (yellow or blue?)
I bought it from an old friend of my fathers who used to ride alot back in the day, they used to work together in Perth in the early nineties...it was originally a metallic blue so I went with that for the repaint, although I had a custom blue pearl made up especially...it really comes alive in sunlight, truly electric blue
That looks amazing!
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
very very nice
I'v just picked up from the tip shop up here at Forster a Tange 2 framed roadie with full Shimano 600 EX groupset including stem, brakes and hubs, 6-speed cluster and friction DT shifters, Araya rims.
Frame decals say Omega Cycles, which may have been a local bike shop in the town. Havent counted but I think 36H rims.
Another frame sticker says Made in Japan. Its going to need a fair bit of work to clean up to a presentable state.
The pedals look like they are meant for some sort of triangular cleat but lack any sprung mechanism so I'm thinking straps are required.
I know its hard to give an age without photos (coming when I get home), but would anyone care to guess an age from the gruppo details?
I would guess early 80s, but why guess when the shimano components will have a date code that allows you to be accurate to the month of manufacture.
Inside of the cranks around the pedal bolt is the easiest place to look
Do the pedals look like this ?
Try to take a pic of the, made in japan , Decal/ sticker.
When in doubt......mumble.
Yup, early to mid 80s. These are the pedals, no??
6200 600EX was 78-88, so it's a pretty varied time frame. The pedal didn't come in till 84 though. Tricolour was introduced in 88, so figure 85-88 probably?
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That be them, minus the metal "toeguard" and straps.
Hmm! Not a bad find then. Looks like i need to bury my head in the 80s resto thread for a bit.
The quill stem is really interesting, it has an *internal* clamp bolt with a 6mm socket hex drive that you access from behind by taking a screw cap off on the corner of the gooseneck. Never seen that before. Very neat.
Will let you know the crank date code tomorrow.
Thanks for your help fellas
The stem was part of the aero dynamic AX parts. Worth a bit cash if in good Condition. Particularly if the little plastic cap that covers the access holes is still there and in good nick.
Actually its a metal cap.
"AX" - can see thats what the little symbol is now thst you've told me
The 600 series had a plastic cap, while dura ace caps were aluminium.
LG = Low Gear
Not sure whether this belongs here... the original post said no alloy frames. However, there's been approx 6 years under the bridge, and I saw munga posted his Alan a few pages back so I'm gonna do it.
This was an unexpected purchase/build for me, which all came together in the last fortnight.
After 7 months of cruising around on a cheap Reid alloy road bike, your pals Munga and Dan were instrumental in dragging me into the future (the future being a 1989 SR Sakae Litage frame).
I got the frame from Munga, who reluctantly agreed to sell it to me (not sure how I got away with it - I'm assuming he took the fall for the greater good - one less Reid on the street, and all that).
Picked up the more "modern" Dura Ace 7800 from a friend, who had it conveniently lying around; and the bracciano's were a new purchase.
So, definitely not a complete "retro" bike, but some of the "spirit" of the retro age is in there.
During the maiden voyage through Bangalow and Coolamon Scenic Drive
if i knew that my vitus was gunna explode on me three days after selling the litage to you, those would be my pics of my litage.
very impressed with your build, mate. bar finishing school is paying off, i see. minus two points for not cutting the unperforated sections off before starting.
if i was going to be really picky, i'd suggest that those cranks kinda look cumbersome on a slender looking frame like yours, but then, you already know what i think of 7800 cranks in general. 7600 or 7700 ftw!
Agree times 2356. Extra brownie point for use of Ollo clip, too. Looks like a great bike to ride - bet you're happy!!
for the greater good - one less Reid on the street...
When in doubt......mumble.
It was the perfect storm.
Yeah, I did that last time I wrapped Fizik tape, must have just slipped my mind in my eagerness to get on the road. It had been sitting there complete, sans bartape, for 3 days.
I'd probably subtract some more points for that ugly light, but it was a late afternoon ride and I didn't want to get stuck in the dark.
Took it for a 50 km shakedown this afternoon, very happy so far.
New to this forum so I'd just like to say hi!
I recently sold a two year old Giant Cypress 3. Not my style, so instead I've been looking for a classic Ausssie bike that I can take pride in when I ride!
I purchased a Raleigh Sports last weekend which is in excellent original condition with metallic green paintwork and all decals intact. It is fitted with all Sturmey Archer gear including original headlight and rear hub dynamo. Solid rubber pedals with chrome edging and reflectors. I'd post a photo here but I can't work out how to upload from my desktop!
Can anyone possibly give me some more information on this? I'm led to believe that it's a model DL22 and from the serial number and wikipedia it is a 1969 model. It is still fitted with the original Raleigh tyres which are 26". I'm 5'7" so it's just comfortable for me to ride but I would prefer something a little larger.
So now I'm looking for a 60's or 70's Speedwell or Malvern Star in original condition, minimum 3 speed, without racing style handle bars - pretty much looking for a 'town' bike. I've seen reproduction bikes available that look the part, but there's nothing like a genuine Australian bicycle.
Would anyone know of someone in the Sydney area with something of that description for sale? I've been scouring eBay and Gumtree regularly but still waiting for something period to come up.
start a new thread mate. do some searching while you wait for answers.
A few new bits fitted in the last week...Mavic bars (until my Nitto's arrive), Cat Eye bar ribbon, Campy aero seat post, Turbo saddle and a big ugly Campy thermo bottle
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Well, here it is, as I bought it from the tip shop except it now has air in the tyres.
Bought some wet and dry and metal polish today for the alloy bits, not so sure how to start on the frame.
It's the frame that concerns me most - hopefully only surface rust. Wire brush?
wonderful job on the clamont, kudos.
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