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

Postby Dayrider » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:35 pm

ldrcycles wrote:My Tom Wallace.

Nice "tape" on those handlebars, and bike overall is perfect!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:20 am

harcs wrote:Noosa Eroica spurred me on to finish my 1940 Malvern Star, 3 Star, "Oppy Racer". The ride was great with the bike performing well. Hit 72kph on the return to Noosa. I did have a little concern when I considered the spokes are 72 years old. The wheels and the seat are basically the only bits I did not have to rebuild.
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looks gorgeous, harcs. makes me think of jaguar xk140's for some reason
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:27 am

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spiffy! did you specify the colour scheme, or buy it as such?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Mustang » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:53 pm

LG wrote:Don't think I've posted anything in this thread, might try to do a bike a week for the next month or 2.

Vitus 979 with superbe pro. Some bikes just fit like a glove and feel right, this is one of them.

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Very nice is the colour black? See our Vitus Appreciation Society:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LG » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:29 pm

Black yes, and already posted in the Vitus thread some months ago. I do like these bikes, they are all class!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LG » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:41 pm

Bike number 2 - been posted a couple years ago in a diferent topic. A 1930's reynolds framed racer.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby vaeske » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:42 pm

Just put this together with the help of one of our members.

84 Ti Raleigh in Panasonic Colours
Nuovo Record Group with Super Record levers and modern record calipers, titanium rolls saddle is surprisingly light. Not some fancy italian steed but i love it to death. i only got 3 pics before the battery died.

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

Postby GaryF » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:47 pm

LoveMiyata wrote:Newest addition to my collection...
Got the frame and forks in pretty rusty shape but cleaned up ok... Would like to invest in this one to get it rechromed and painted! It seems to be a Bianchi X4/Experimental 4... The logo on the head tube is engraved along with all the usual spots, fork blades and seat stays have also been crimped to an aero shape. The plan is to track down an '86 Super record group for it... long term plan that is..... so non fluted engraved Super Record cranks, cobalto brakes etc. Currently Ive put some early c-record era componentry on it.

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Finally got some nice C-record pedals :D

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What a great find and I must admit to a little jealousy. I like your plans for a late model Super Record gruppo. Along with the Cobalto's I think the late model cranks came in 2 versions - engraved and lastly, etched. I think the old, but last model Super Record seatposts were fully polished too.

Great bike.

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

Postby TheAbstractwhite » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:18 pm

Hey guys here my speedwell space Invander.
How would I go about restoring this...Is it worth it as its all custom pin stripe ...or just clear coat it .
rare ? what would it be worth as is?

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

Postby silentbutdeadly » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:13 am

TheAbstractwhite wrote:Hey guys here my speedwell space Invander.
How would I go about restoring this...]



Nice little durable cheapie. Just give a grease and oil change (so to speak) and a gentle wipe down with whatever finishing product (armor-all?) you prefer. And ride it. Some new classic style grips and some tyres is probably all it needs after that.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:52 pm

That looks fantastic, and it's not often you see bikes that age in such good nick. I would DEFINITELY do whatever i could to preserve that original paintwork, sure you could strip and restore it but it would cost a fair bit (whether time or money) and then you have lost the original paint. Looks great.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby TheAbstractwhite » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:08 pm

Nice little durable cheapie. Just give a grease and oil change (so to speak) and a gentle wipe down with whatever finishing product (armor-all?) you prefer. And ride it. Some new classic style grips and some tyres is probably all it needs after that.[/quote]

Ok sweet Ive got tyres just need to find grips , So this was a cheap bike back in the day ?



ldrcycles wrote:That looks fantastic, and it's not often you see bikes that age in such good nick. I would DEFINITELY do whatever i could to preserve that original paintwork, sure you could strip and restore it but it would cost a fair bit (whether time or money) and then you have lost the original paint. Looks great.


Yea I agree with you its not worth redoing it again. Cheers
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby koen » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:16 am

TheAbstractwhite wrote:Ok sweet Ive got tyres just need to find grips , So this was a cheap bike back in the day ?


Grips that look okay are easily got from LBS or online. Cheap is fairly subjective. Bikes used to cost relatively more than they do now but this looks like a basic "girls" roadster.
("Step through" would be a better term as I think its silly to give bikes a gender.)
Is it a 26x 1 3/8 tyre ?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby TheAbstractwhite » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:50 pm

Yeah right considering the pin striping and unique rims i thought it be middle class..interesting
Its 24 X 1 3/8. And yes being a step through it be more suited to my misses.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Mustang » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:56 pm

Its new, its mine, its coming from UK, STAY TUNED :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:26 pm

rear stays look ruined. get your money back..
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby dubrat » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:42 pm

It's new????
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:58 pm

Mustang wrote:Its new, its mine, its coming from UK, STAY TUNED :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Its finally done!!!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:41 pm

NO. WAY. So jealous :) .

See it at next year's L'Eroica show? Just make sure there's plenty of rust proofing for all the drool it's going to attract.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Mustang » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:38 pm

Arrived today, in grey proofcoat, I'll build it first to make sure I have all parts needed, then strip & chrome/paint.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Mustang » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:39 pm

vaeske wrote:Just put this together with the help of one of our members.

84 Ti Raleigh in Panasonic Colours
Nuovo Record Group with Super Record levers and modern record calipers, titanium rolls saddle is surprisingly light. Not some fancy italian steed but i love it to death. i only got 3 pics before the battery died.

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Very nice, you are a real Raleigh lover :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby grantw » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:43 pm

I just got this after a en epic bidding battle - my size, and I am in love, even if she needs a bath and a bit of makeup and a wheel transplant. The frame is so stiff, even after all these years. Frank clearly knew what he was doing. Can't wait to fang her down Keira :D

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

Postby munga » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:44 pm

nice. sram force groupset, keep the patina! :D
(that's what i was dreaming when i saw it listed, anyway)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby vaeske » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:10 pm

Looks like a Victory/Triomphe grouppie with record dt levers. Nice pickup!

force would look good. why go force when you can go red though?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:21 pm

force is the thinking mans gruppo
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