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

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

Postby bensondoc » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:12 pm

1969 Gillott, rescued by the previous owner from under a house in Brisbane.

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

Postby bensondoc » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:53 pm

Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, no longer in my inventory

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

Postby bensondoc » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:04 pm

1969 Holdsworth Professional, configured for l'Eroica 2009

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

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:51 pm

Lovely machines bensondoc :) .
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby bensondoc » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:38 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Lovely machines bensondoc :) .


Thanks!
There are a few more to come.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby bensondoc » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:41 pm

Echelon Spectra, frame built by Cherubim for a US wholesaler on the early/mid 80s.

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

Postby bensondoc » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:14 pm

1959 Condor, Hurlow No2 lugs

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

Postby bensondoc » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:46 pm

Roy Thame Campionnissimo TT

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

Postby PatrickB » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:50 pm

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

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:50 pm

PatrickB wrote:Awesome collection bensondoc

+1 although I must admit I am now waiting for bensondoc to go "but wait there's more!" :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:30 pm

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

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:45 pm

+3 :) .


I'm noticing a theme too, older and british. I like it :) .
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby morini » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:22 am

Knew a bloke once called doc benson.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:46 am

bensondoc wrote:Roy Thame Campionnissimo TT

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That is nice and the angles are tight also. 8) You have to love these old cranks and the drilled chain rings, they look heaps better than the modern stuff! :wink:

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:13 pm

Old school TT is way better looking than the new stuff IMO.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby bensondoc » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:28 pm

But wait...
further evidence of a misspent middle age.

Mid 70s Ron Cooper. The Eggbeater pedal remind me that this was my favourite fast bike 3 or 4 years back.

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

Postby grantw » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:12 pm

Awesome stuff, I love the Jack Taylor, but they are all beautiful.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby bensondoc » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:51 am

Witcomb
This one is long gone- too much of a crit frame for me

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

Postby rogerrabbit » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:42 pm

bensondoc wrote:1969 Gillott, rescued by the previous owner from under a house in Brisbane.

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Fabulous bikes! Love the Gillott (I am just starting on a 52 GIllott restoration now).
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby GaryF » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:59 pm

Great collection of fabulous bikes bensondoc - thanks for posting.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby redrover3 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:13 pm

Yes, beautiful collection. My pick would probably be the Holdsworth.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby rheicel » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:58 pm

New acquisition, thanks QV and Paul :D

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Van Werkhoven Size 54
Came with
-Exage (Brakes, Levers, FD, Cranks)
-600 (RD, Shifters, Hubs
-Mavic Rims
-105 Headset

I have replaced the full group with RX100, saddle, quill, and handlebar today... spent the whole day cleaning it, and :( I can't remove the BB

The previous owner also removed the Decal on the drive side :twisted:

Frame with some rust here and there. Rear Hub is rough even after repacking the bearing. Both Cups ans Cones are rough, :evil:

The bike is overall ridable, though I may have to be careful when riding. :D :D :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:11 pm

Thats the 2nd bike Ive seen with pictures of only one side of the bike, and the other hidden when listed for sale. My bro's Rod Martin has nice DS decals, and the NDS is missing them all, and a fair bit of paint.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby rheicel » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:22 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Thats the 2nd bike Ive seen with pictures of only one side of the bike, and the other hidden when listed for sale. My bro's Rod Martin has nice DS decals, and the NDS is missing them all, and a fair bit of paint.

The owner used knife to remove the decal, so the paint on the drive side down tube and seat tube is not looking good at all
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:56 pm

rheicel wrote:New acquisition, thanks QV and Paul :D

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Van Werkhoven Size 54
Came with
-Exage (Brakes, Levers, FD, Cranks)
-600 (RD, Shifters, Hubs
-Mavic Rims
-105 Headset

I have replaced the full group with RX100, saddle, quill, and handlebar today... spent the whole day cleaning it, and :( I can't remove the BB

The previous owner also removed the Decal on the drive side :twisted:

Frame with some rust here and there. Rear Hub is rough even after repacking the bearing. Both Cups ans Cones are rough, :evil:

The bike is overall ridable, though I may have to be careful when riding. :D :D :D
Looks good. Why do you need to be careful?
That's a deep drop handlebar. What model is it? And what's going on with the seatpost clamp? It looks like it's facing the wrong way.
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