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

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

Postby minhyy » Sat May 10, 2014 11:34 am

Been a few weeks in the making.. a Shogun Celeste Beau which I believe to be from around 1988. Bought this from Wazza, and I think this also once belonged to LG too. All of the components are from 87 (Turbo), 88 (frame+fork) and 89 (6400 group). Cinelli XA stem and Giro bars from the same period too. 6400 hubs laced to Mavic Open 4CD.

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and finally got around to taking pictures of my other bike, a very early 90s Rod Martin custom triathlon bike which once belonged to a female Australian triathlete who was once of the best triathletes in the world during the 2000s (can't recall her name at the moment). Rod Martin is based in Gosford and his shop is still open. Have not visited yet, but I hear it is still open. Sloping top tube aluminium frame with carbon threaded fork, super clean joins/welding. Bought as is, running mostly 6400 with a Superbe Pro crankset. I changed the wheels to Ultegra 6500 laced to Deep Vs and added a 90s Flite.

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

Postby PatrickB » Sat May 10, 2014 12:56 pm

They sound like really nice bikes them.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby redrover3 » Sat May 10, 2014 1:31 pm

Looks good. What tyres are you running?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby minhyy » Sat May 10, 2014 1:47 pm

redrover3 wrote:Looks good. What tyres are you running?


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

Postby frailer5 » Sat May 10, 2014 10:50 pm

Both very nice, but I do like the Shogun.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Wazza » Sun May 11, 2014 6:26 am

minhyy wrote:Been a few weeks in the making.. a Shogun Celeste Beau which I believe to be from around 1988. Bought this from Wazza, and I think this also once belonged to LG too. All of the components are from 87 (Turbo), 88 (frame+fork) and 89 (6400 group). Cinelli XA stem and Giro bars from the same period too. 6400 hubs laced to Mavic Open 4CD.

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Looks great fella! :wink:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby utedeej » Sun May 11, 2014 7:47 am

minhyy wrote:Been a few weeks in the making.. a Shogun Celeste Beau which I believe to be from around 1988. Bought this from Wazza, and I think this also once belonged to LG too. All of the components are from 87 (Turbo), 88 (frame+fork) and 89 (6400 group). Cinelli XA stem and Giro bars from the same period too. 6400 hubs laced to Mavic Open 4CD.

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and finally got around to taking pictures of my other bike, a very early 90s Rod Martin custom triathlon bike which once belonged to a female Australian triathlete who was once of the best triathletes in the world during the 2000s (can't recall her name at the moment). Rod Martin is based in Gosford and his shop is still open. Have not visited yet, but I hear it is still open. Sloping top tube aluminium frame with carbon threaded fork, super clean joins/welding. Bought as is, running mostly 6400 with a Superbe Pro crankset. I changed the wheels to Ultegra 6500 laced to Deep Vs and added a 90s Flite.

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V noice. I'm liking those wheels on the Rod Martin.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby coldst » Sun May 11, 2014 2:19 pm

Can anyone identify this logo? It's the front badge on a bike I just picked up.

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

Postby Jenny1977 » Sun May 11, 2014 2:50 pm

Any idea on model/year. Serial number 43314 on rh dropout Image
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Sun May 11, 2014 4:36 pm

coldst wrote:Can anyone identify this logo? It's the front badge on a bike I just picked up.

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Repco.


Jenny1977 wrote:Any idea on model/year. Serial number 43314 on rh dropout Image


Just having a stab in the dark i'd say late 50s-60s. Have a look over the wheel hubs, cranks and saddle, if you're lucky you might find date codes. I'm no expert on serial numbers or Malvern Stars so can't help there.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby elantra » Sun May 11, 2014 5:00 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
coldst wrote:Can anyone identify this logo? It's the front badge on a bike I just picked up.

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Repco.

One of the most famous "Aussie" brands, though not as much a household name as Malvern Star.
Repco became a big selling brand in the 80's, probably as a result of being able to utilize the manufacturing boom in Asia to market decent bikes at a competitive price.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby adam_b83 » Tue May 13, 2014 12:21 pm

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that wishbone seatstay is something. nice build!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LG » Tue May 13, 2014 8:41 pm

Nicely done with the shogun, it is a well travelled frame!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby madfish » Tue May 13, 2014 11:48 pm

I'm thinking about restoring. Any ideas about age & make?
Could that be ducks on the chainring?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Wed May 14, 2014 6:54 am

could be. nice project.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed May 14, 2014 8:05 am

madfish wrote:Any ideas about age & make?
Could that be ducks on the chainring?

I don't think you will get on with this bike
they are herons
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby koen » Wed May 14, 2014 12:35 pm

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

Postby Stuey » Wed May 14, 2014 3:27 pm

You could say they're Specialized Ducks.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed May 14, 2014 5:46 pm

Stuey wrote:You could say they're Specialized Ducks.

news flash: Specialized lawyers sue Raleigh for breach of trademark
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby madfish » Thu May 15, 2014 12:53 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
Stuey wrote:You could say they're Specialized Ducks.

news flash: Specialized lawyers sue Raleigh for breach of trademark


I'm sensing that it's a Raleigh Heron?
Any guesses about the vintage?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Thu May 15, 2014 6:28 am

no, the bird is a heron. raleigh has a heron as their logo.
find a serial number and see if it corresponds with any raleigh serial number formats online.
if not, research the components and see if any have a date code you can decipher.
good luck.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Thu May 15, 2014 6:30 am

just to clarify, this thread is to show off your completed bikes, not your kerbside finds.
if you have questions about a recent acquisition, start a thread: much easier to keep the information in one particular thread
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Hansel » Fri May 16, 2014 10:55 pm

I bought this bike from the original owner who had it custom made in 1988.
It's built at Presto Amsterdam by Jan van Dalen (Duell) who worked there between 1987 and early nineties. It's pretty cool to see his signature marks on the frame as well as the original Presto / Jan Legrand details.
Because Presto mostly made / make road bikes this randonneur is special on its own.
Built up with Shimano parts (Biopace Crank and M-700 'Deer Head' front and back derailleur, brakes, levers) SR stem, steer and seat post and Mavic rims with Panaracer Tour Guard tires and Vetta Saddle and front rack (back rack not attached), all original. Maybe the best thing is it came with the original bill:)

Let me know what you think!

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat May 17, 2014 10:54 am

Hansel wrote:I bought this bike from the original owner who had it custom made in 1988.
It's built at Presto Amsterdam by Jan van Dalen (Duell) who worked there between 1987 and early nineties. It's pretty cool to see his signature marks on the frame as well as the original Presto / Jan Legrand details.
Because Presto mostly made / make road bikes this randonneur is special on its own.
Built up with Shimano parts (Biopace Crank and M-700 'Deer Head' front and back derailleur, brakes, levers) SR stem, steer and seat post and Mavic rims with Panaracer Tour Guard tires and Vetta Saddle and front rack (back rack not attached), all original. Maybe the best thing is it came with the original bill:)

Let me know what you think!

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

Postby find_bruce » Sat May 17, 2014 11:10 am

The original bill is a lovely touch. According to this website 2,114.95 Dutch guilders = $1,274.68 AUD in 1988, or about $2,691.39 accounting for inflation
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