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

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

Postby jaseyjase » Wed May 24, 2017 10:37 am

ahh so your the new lucky owner! im a big fan of that paint!

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

Postby P!N20 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:45 am

I'm loving it, too. If it was a touch bigger I wouldn't have let Mungs get his filthy mits on it :P

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Postby munga » Thu May 25, 2017 8:08 pm

minhyy wrote:^ well, guess it's mine now

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will be slapping on an 8 speed Dura Ace downtube shifter group shortly


what a hideous, poorly-built frame!




kidding!

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Postby munga » Thu May 25, 2017 8:09 pm

interesting to see how much it has faded in 30 years!
(look at the fd clamp 'tanline')

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

Postby minhyy » Fri May 26, 2017 7:26 pm

munga wrote:what a hideous, poorly-built frame!


interesting to see how much it has faded in 30 years!
(look at the fd clamp 'tanline')


haha, I actually did quickly check how straight the rear end of the frame was, and it was spot on 8)
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also yes, the blue faded quite evenly across the rest of the frame except underneath the FD clamp as you point out - the decals had also slightly shrunk over 30 years, leaving an outline of blackened adhesive which cleaned up quite easily. the fork had a layer of limescale on it but nothing a bit of vinegar and scrunched up foil couldn't fix :wink:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby thecraig » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:47 pm

https://imgur.com/gallery/75I1u (having trouble uploading an image from imgur.)

My first steel bike. A Trek Fast Track 370 that I am using to learn about rebuilding and restoring the old gems.

Cheap Ebay saddle and gaudy gold bar tape contrast beautifully off the British Racing green lol.

Rides really well and I was very happy cruising around on a stunning winter's day.
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Postby find_bruce » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:23 am

thecraig wrote:https://imgur.com/gallery/75I1u (having trouble uploading an image from imgur.)

My first steel bike. A Trek Fast Track 370 that I am using to learn about rebuilding and restoring the old gems.

Cheap Ebay saddle and gaudy gold bar tape contrast beautifully off the British Racing green lol.

Rides really well and I was very happy cruising around on a stunning winters day.

Nice. To post an image from umgur, right click on the pic & copy the image location & put in image tags

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Postby thecraig » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:37 am

Thanks for the tip!

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:00 am

I really like those old Treks. Nice one, thecraig.

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

Postby familyguy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:28 pm

Routens. JP though, not Jo. Seat post says MADE IN FRANCE BY JPR, 26.6mm. Unknown dropouts, unknown tubing, 105 gear aside from 600 tricolour cranks, MA40 rims. 60ST x 57TT. Might clean and ride as a Eroica or NSB style. Or might even turn it into a neo-retro yet. Dunno.

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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:38 am

familyguy wrote:Routens. JP though, not Jo. Seat post says MADE IN FRANCE BY JPR, 26.6mm. Unknown dropouts, unknown tubing, 105 gear aside from 600 tricolour cranks, MA40 rims. 60ST x 57TT. Might clean and ride as a Eroica or NSB style. Or might even turn it into a neo-retro yet. Dunno.

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Nice find but looking at the location of the brake pads on the rear brake calipers I think you would struggle to fit some fat rubber NSB
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Postby munga » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:45 pm

Jim, have you seen my red Routens?
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Postby familyguy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:11 pm

I did. Yours is nicer than mine, better details.

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Postby frog » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:21 pm

ImageKerry Hopkins by tyro.chris, on Flickr

ImageKerry Hopkins by tyro.chris, on Flickr

ImageKerry Hopkins by tyro.chris, on Flickr

ImageKerry Hopkins by tyro.chris, on Flickr

Finally built this up the way I want it.

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Postby Nikolai » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:41 pm

Getting ready for Noosa Strade Bianche

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Postby trailgumby » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:55 pm

Nice! Is that titanium?

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Postby Nikolai » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:03 pm

It is steel but they call it Titanized. I think they have applied some titanium powder or something or just brushed and lacquered the frame. Not sure. It looks schmick though.

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Postby Nikolai » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:12 pm

Here's a closer shot

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

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:07 pm

That looks fantastic, i'm looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.
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Postby minhyy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:48 am

frog wrote:ImageKerry Hopkins by tyro.chris, on Flickr

ImageKerry Hopkins by tyro.chris, on Flickr

ImageKerry Hopkins by tyro.chris, on Flickr

ImageKerry Hopkins by tyro.chris, on Flickr

Finally built this up the way I want it.


nice! i need a road hopkins to match my track
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Razzorbladz » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:11 pm

Any help working out what she is would be great other then really old
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby scott j » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:26 am

Christopher is going to load my photos it is my dads 2 star he got it new in the late 40's and rode it to school 15 miles
He hated riding the horse so he pleaded for a long time to get it
Looking for ideas for a saddle this 1 is uncomfortable and I do want to ride it
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Postby munga » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:25 pm

scott, you might like to have a look online for a (lightly) used brooks b17 or brooks team professional

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

Postby Ferrovelo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:46 pm

Agree, a leather saddle would suit it well.
Harder to find but an Aussie made one would be nice too.

Very cool bike by the way. Love it.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby scott j » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:05 am

Hard to know what saddle is what on ebay
I'm getting old so I need a bit of comfort for my tush

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