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

Postby munga » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:33 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Looks nice Munga.


cheers, scott. very happy with where it's heading.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby frog » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:38 pm

Noob question. Munga what tyres are they? I likey
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:30 pm

schwalbe delta cruisers. 700 x 35. you can also get smaller ones afaik
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby thblasz » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:22 pm

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my daily ride, ken & paul evans built evolution. main tubing is crimpled in a similar manner to gilco, told most likely some sort of dedaccai. full ultegra 6500, mavic aksium race and modolo bars shimmed to fit 130mm cinelli stem. also spends time with velo orange milano bars and city levers using 105 dt shifters in friction, can't find any suitable pics though.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:38 am

thblasz wrote:Image

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I picked up one of those. The label on it I am sure was Columbus. Interesting bike, surprisingly light weight. To bad about the surface rust all over it. Typical of old Triathletes bikes unfortunately.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby terryf035 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:12 pm

Here's another Kysrium SL bike. Royal Star by Ron Bates - 9 speed ultegra with Dura Ace mech, 9.31kg. Its got a Tange BB but I think it's 531. Originally rode this in the eighties with a full Zeus group. I really like it.

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

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:16 pm

terryf035 wrote:Here's another Kysrium SL bike. Royal Star by Ron Bates - 9 speed ultegra with Dura Ace mech, 9.31kg. Its got a Tange BB but I think it's 531. Originally rode this in the eighties with a full Zeus group. I really like it.

Hoping I followed the how to load a photo instructions right....

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nearly. highlight the image source and then click the [Img] box to instruct the image to show.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby harcs » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Is that why the front wheel gets cut off in the photos. Why is photobucket so complicated or is it my brain.
Good looking bikes though.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby cray- » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:11 pm

harcs wrote:Is that why the front wheel gets cut off in the photos. Why is photobucket so complicated or is it my brain.
Good looking bikes though.

The cropping of the photos is due to the forum's html (ad space on the RHS, % based username box on LHS) and also the size/resolution of your monitor. On my 24" 1920x1200 pixel display the photos are uncropped but if I make the window smaller they get cut off.

Regarding the bikes: while I don't mind a modern wheelset on a classic frame, I'm not a fan of the threadless stem conversion (or the matching black seat post) but each to their own, both nice bikes.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:14 pm

cray- wrote:Regarding the bikes: while I don't mind a modern wheelset on a classic frame, I'm not a fan of the threadless stem conversion

That's one of my pet hates. Dumbest idea ever. Looks terrible. A classic quill stem is so much better. Cheaper and easier to find than a 1" threadless stem as well.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:23 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
cray- wrote:Regarding the bikes: while I don't mind a modern wheelset on a classic frame, I'm not a fan of the threadless stem conversion

That's one of my pet hates. Dumbest idea ever. Looks terrible. A classic quill stem is so much better. Cheaper and easier to find than a 1" threadless stem as well.


+1, threadless stems just clash.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:18 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
cray- wrote:Regarding the bikes: while I don't mind a modern wheelset on a classic frame, I'm not a fan of the threadless stem conversion

That's one of my pet hates. Dumbest idea ever. Looks terrible. A classic quill stem is so much better. Cheaper and easier to find than a 1" threadless stem as well.

Sounds insulting. Sorry to give offense. The rest of the bike looks great though.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:33 pm

wrapped the bars on my alan on the weekend

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pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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

Postby vaeske » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:04 pm

very nice work...cloth tape is the goods.

had time to ride it yet??
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:14 pm

munga wrote:wrapped the bars on my alan on the weekend

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That looks ridiculously awesome.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:56 pm

no complete pics yet, but i have another bike on the hop. this one's a mid '80s vitus carbone plus

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carbon main tubes, alloy lugs and rear triangle. crap pics, i know..
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:10 pm

Hey, look at that. Another lugged CF bike. Whats the plans with that?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:16 pm

the usual: build, ride, see something else, sell. :lol:
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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

Postby munga » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:19 pm

vaeske wrote:very nice work...cloth tape is the goods.

had time to ride it yet??

Dan wrote:That looks ridiculously awesome.


cheers guys. have ridden it a few km, but the squealy 40 year old pads were embarrassing. new pads on order.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:31 pm

munga wrote:wrapped the bars on my alan on the weekend

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OOOOOHHHH that's TIDY, beautiful work man. 8)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Typhoon Ken » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:40 am

munga wrote:wrapped the bars on my alan on the weekend

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Ever done any Fishing Rod building or repair? The thread wrapping wouldn't look out of place binding a guide onto the rod.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:28 pm

yeah ken, a housemate used to bind rods for a living, so i guess watching him and getting high on epoxy paid off ;p
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby funnybike » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:17 pm

munga wrote:wrapped the bars on my alan on the weekend

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You're my new meccanico di squadra. I reckon that with work like that and if you watch the beginning of "A Sunday in Hell" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ktTXjSqvJc 15 times, you'll be about as gnarly and grumpy a practitioner of the old art of meccanico pedantry, as me old mate Dazza http://www.llewellynbikes.com.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jaseyjase » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:51 am

munga wrote:the usual: build, ride, see something else, sell. :lol:


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

Postby PANZR » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:24 pm

Okay, so I'm building up an old time-trial 'funny bike' and was looking for a 650c front wheel, I saw this and bought it for not much moolah intending to strip it but, it's so cute built up that I think I might leave it as is

I can't ride it as I'm 6'4" and this has 650c wheels so I'm not sure how long I'll keep it (or keep it complete)
Not easy to tell just how tiny this thing is because of the smaller wheels but, believe me it's a little'un

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