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

Postby magilla0_2 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:07 am

Hi Guys,
This will be my first post here , this is a rejuvenated Master Sports that I've built up as single speed, partly due to the N+1 rule and partly so it will look the part in the back of my 56 Landy.
I got the frame of Evilbay for $50, the plan was to use all old parts but in the end its been a mix of old and new.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby familyguy » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:22 am

Trying to figure out if front brake cable too long, or rear brake cable too short:

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Still waiting for pedals and the right wheels to come up from down the coast.

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

Postby Scott2468 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:02 pm

This is the Abeni I was given. It has early to mid 80s Campy gear throughout except the crankset and brake levers.

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So I bought these on ebay to keep everything original.

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Then I stripped everything down. I glass blasted the frame and then etched and primed in two pack urethane.

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During this process I stripped, cleaned and polished everything up.

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Finally I top coated the frame in 1982 Vauxhall Green two pack.

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Then I had a bit of fun and put everything together.

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I have ordered the vinyl decals but they have not yet arrived.

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Last of all I am hunting around for some Campy wheels to match the set. At the moment it has shimaNO 105 hubs on it.

The bike rides like a dream. Yesterday I couldnt take the smile off my face.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:10 pm

..and that's what it's all about! well done, it looks lovely.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:11 pm

familyguy wrote:Trying to figure out if front brake cable too long, or rear brake cable too short:

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Still waiting for pedals and the right wheels to come up from down the coast.

Jim


ntbd 8)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:01 pm

Green and Brooks brown is such a beautiful combination :) .
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Miyata_912 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:09 pm

nice work on the Abeni, will look awesome with the decals. Well more awesome.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:58 pm

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

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:36 pm

magilla0_2 wrote:Hi Guys,
This will be my first post here , this is a rejuvenated Master Sports that I've built up as single speed, partly due to the N+1 rule and partly so it will look the part in the back of my 56 Landy.
I got the frame of Evilbay for $50, the plan was to use all old parts but in the end its been a mix of old and new.
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Beautiful frame, though I reckon it would look better with a period build, like the ones in this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=71448&p=1073260&hilit=sturmey#p1073260

I'd love to get a Morris Minor ute to take my his and hers pair of 50s Healings to shows :) .
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby utedeej » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:22 am

familyguy wrote:Trying to figure out if front brake cable too long, or rear brake cable too short:

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Still waiting for pedals and the right wheels to come up from down the coast.

Jim



I reckon rear is a little too short (maybe a little more loop near the seatpost too, cause when you turn it'll shorten/pull even more), but i am so slack in all my restos that i can't really comment about anyone who has actually done something.

Dave Moulton has some thoughts on it..

http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com/blog/2010/4/19/fashion-faux-pas.html

Looking good thought Jim
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:14 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Green and Brooks brown is such a beautiful combination :) .

Huge +1 to that. Just Works!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby open roader » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:41 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Green and Brooks brown is such a beautiful combination :) .

Huge +1 to that. Just Works!


and +1 to that

very pleasing to behold!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Scott2468 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:42 pm

open roader wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:Green and Brooks brown is such a beautiful combination :) .

Huge +1 to that. Just Works!


and +1 to that

very pleasing to behold!


Thank you. I couldn't be happier in how it all came together.

The images don't show it but the green shows off and highlights the chrome work really well.

What I love most is how smooth everything runs, it's like a slinky, stealthy cat. It just purrs.

I hope to have the decals to put on this weekend. Then Saturday week I think I will have to take it for a spin to the Sydney Classic Bike Show.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby utedeej » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:52 pm

Thank you. I couldn't be happier in how it all came together.

The images don't show it but the green shows off and highlights the chrome work really well.

What I love most is how smooth everything runs, it's like a slinky, stealthy cat. It just purrs.

I hope to have the decals to put on this weekend. Then Saturday week I think I will have to take it for a spin to the Sydney Classic Bike Show.



It needs a British Racing Green Jag or MGB to go with it.

Very nice classic looking ride.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Scott2468 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:57 pm

utedeej wrote:
It needs a British Racing Green Jag or MGB to go with it.

Very nice classic looking ride.


Or a 1982 Green Vauxhall.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby utedeej » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:40 pm

Scott2468 wrote:
utedeej wrote:
It needs a British Racing Green Jag or MGB to go with it.

Very nice classic looking ride.


Or a 1982 Green Vauxhall.


Maybe not quite the same prestige though :)

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

Postby magilla0_2 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:49 pm

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Beautiful frame, though I reckon it would look better with a period build, like the ones in this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=71448&p=1073260&hilit=sturmey#p1073260

I'd love to get a Morris Minor ute to take my his and hers pair of 50s Healings to shows :) .[/quote]

Thanks, I originally set out for it to be a period build, but I got weary of chasing up old bits, or being outbid for them for the same price as new parts. I had the pista bars that the frame came with on it to start with and while it looked awesome....I found them terribly narrow, especially when my usual ride is a 2014 trance with 730 bars
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:01 pm

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

Postby utedeej » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:00 am

singlespeedscott wrote:I prefer this - http://www.diamondcars.de/1-8_Jaguar_D- ... ars_01.jpg

Mmm, nice. Right amount of seats too.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:46 am

but there is Rule 25 when thinking about cars to go with your bike[s]
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:43 am

There is certainly no where to put a bike either. But if I am dreaming vintage sports cars the Jag D-type ticks all the boxes.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby barefoot » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:00 am



You could mount a really short pair of roof bars, with a single Thule bike mount, next to the driver :lol:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:42 pm

My mum has apparently agreed that when they sell one of our old grazing blocks dad can get a replica D type. Guess who's going to be the world's biggest brown noser if that happens :mrgreen: .
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby find_bruce » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:49 pm

I happen to have a 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite & a 1969 MG Midget. One of the leading manufactures of go fast bits was Speedwell Engineering. I have always wanted a nice 50s or 60s Speedwell to go with them. There was absolutely no relationship but their badges were very similar
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ldrcycles wrote:My mum has apparently agreed that when they sell one of our old grazing blocks dad can get a replica D type. Guess who's going to be the world's biggest brown noser if that happens :mrgreen: .

There were a few C type replicas in NSW that might now be going cheap - the RTA cottoned on to the fact that they weren't 30 years old & cancelled their historic registration. Unsurprisingly they don't meet the current ADRs required for full registration
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby magilla0_2 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:44 pm

Sorry I seem to have gotten this thread off track a little, my bad.
However the old 56 Landy is the go, load a heap of bikes in it if I want, can limit the amount of freeloaders I can take , throw a wheel on the bonnet and service it if required without shedding a tear, and get an upper body work out steering it home post ride.
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