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

Postby timbercomp » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:01 am

Here is my Jim Bundy roadie.
Frameset: 531 Professional, 59st/57tt
Bar: Cinelli Giro G'Italia 44cm
Stem: Cinelli 1a 125mm
Seat post: American Classic
Seat: Flite alpes
Groupset (not including hubs): Suntour Superbe Pro (53/42, 172.5mm)
Wheels: Mavic 500/DT comp/Brass nips/Open pro - 36H/Gatorskin 25mm/600 13-21 Freewheel
Peds: M540 (gomen ne. But I like spuds a lot)

I've had lots of nice road bikes and this is way up there. Probably a cm too short in the TT but I don't really mind. The big gears are really growing on me, I feel like I can really hit it on Canberra's city climbs. I got it for a mental bargain and built the wheels for it. It owes me nothing and gives me a lot of good times.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnopower/5276692808

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I can't workout how to paste a photo in using the flickr, but if anyone wants to point it out to me, go right ahead :)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Thumper748 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:16 pm

Here's my (partners) final built bike I recently completed.
I posted in the single speed section but guess it's most likely close to 30 years old..?
I had originally intended to modify it a lot with modern 700c rims, fixed hub, flat bars, no guards or fenders etc.. but most of the parts were very salvageable so I tried to bring it back to it's former glory and keep everything looking as original as possible. It should have gum wall tyres but we liked the white wall look.

Thumper748 wrote:It's not a fixed gear but is single speed with coaster brake. Before I went on this forum I didn't actually know the difference!
12 months later and hours of research and labor the bike is complete. I'm now ready to build my own fixed gear bike which is already under way using an older hand built (locally I believe) frame I picked up from Fast Forward Cycles - Adelaide.

Most of this step through is original except for:
Paint (enamel spray can)
Rims Spokes
Front hub (rear hub is original)
Seat (this is a brooks styled seat purchased from Crow Cycles, America)
Guards (purchased from nsw vintage cycles online)
Plus lots of autosol, fine grade steelwool and polishing

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

Postby rogerrabbit » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:42 pm

This is my fourth Raleigh, and I think quite an interesting one. It is from early 1976 and is an Ilkeston Special Build model serial number SB651. This is one of the very first 753 frames made. It is in original unrestored condition, although some parts had been swapped out when I obtained it. I have fitted the appropriate Mavic front rim, Brooks saddle, Super Record seatpost, brakes and pedals to it.
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More pics athttp://www.flickr.com/photos/rogerrabbit1964/sets/72157625732210564/
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby rustychisel » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:48 am

classic classic livery, and beautiful with it. Race wheels would have been 32 or more likely 28 spoke, and tied and soldered (though I suspect that is covered more fully in another thread somewhere). Brooks Pro saddle? Not mine is it, which was stolen in 1993?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby brasstinman » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:35 pm

Thumper748 wrote:Here's my (partners) final built bike I recently completed.
I posted in the single speed section but guess it's most likely close to 30 years old..?
I had originally intended to modify it a lot with modern 700c rims, fixed hub, flat bars, no guards or fenders etc.. but most of the parts were very salvageable so I tried to bring it back to it's former glory and keep everything looking as original as possible. It should have gum wall tyres but we liked the white wall look.

Thumper748 wrote:It's not a fixed gear but is single speed with coaster brake. Before I went on this forum I didn't actually know the difference!
12 months later and hours of research and labor the bike is complete. I'm now ready to build my own fixed gear bike which is already under way using an older hand built (locally I believe) frame I picked up from Fast Forward Cycles - Adelaide
Most of this step through is original except for:
Paint (enamel spray can)
Rims Spokes
Front hub (rear hub is original)
Seat (this is a brooks styled seat purchased from Crow Cycles, America)
Guards (purchased from nsw vintage cycles online)
Plus lots of autosol, fine grade steelwool and polishing

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Nice bicycle. Got the same frame at home, given me some inspiration to build it up for my wife.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby matt.eds » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:22 pm

Hi I just bought this in the paper. I have tried researching as much as I can on RECORD CYCLES. I have also posted in the thread http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=15802&hilit=Record+cycles. I know there is a serial number on the bottom of the frame which I can get.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me the bikes age, quality and potential value to a retro afficionado/fixie project.

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

Postby rustychisel » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:08 am

matt.eds wrote:Hi I just bought this in the paper. I have tried researching as much as I can on RECORD CYCLES. I have also posted in the thread http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=15802&hilit=Record+cycles. I know there is a serial number on the bottom of the frame which I can get.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me the bikes age, quality and potential value to a retro afficionado/fixie project.



a neat unit, and really well preserved. Actually it's a very standard average to above-average frameset from the mid 1980s from the look, Tange 900 tubing (?) equipped with the usual sort of gear for the time, SR seatpost, Suntour or Shimano gears, even the same unbranded quill stem as several of my bikes have had.

Framesets such as these were sold in a myriad of paintjobs and 'brands' from 'Ricardo' to 'Repco' to 'Custom Made', 'Crannafords', etc etc, and that's just theb Adelaide ones I recall. They were built up to a pricepoint with commonly available components and sold as midrange "racing" bikes. That said, the good ones were and are excellent value.

It looks in such good condition it's an excellent candidate for retro chic, but the heart wants what the heart wants, so it would also make an easy and simple fixed gear conversion. Are those wheels 27 inch or 700c (it'll say on the rims)?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby matt.eds » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:05 pm

Thanks for the reply rustychisel. The wheels are 27". Yes from what I could gather the Record Cycles brand is a kind on generic make but could not find another frame with RECORD stamped in the rear strut. I will probably convert into fixie.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby DRAD81 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:23 pm

Here's my Repco 10 Speed

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Just picked it up on Saturday.

Not sure if I'm going to keep it as it is or turn it into a single speed
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby easty » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:34 pm

Leave it as it is!

Did you set up a little photo shoot background for it when you took that photo? Respect.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:41 pm

Derailleur bracket bolted on the mudgaurds mount... :| .
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby DRAD81 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:45 am

These are the photo's that were put up on ebay by the seller.

I've fixed the Derailleur bracket since.

rides nicely too.

Being used to my mountain bike, i was very supprised how much faster the racer is, and it's only a 10 speed.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby im_no_pro » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:23 am

toolonglegs wrote:Derailleur bracket bolted on the mudgaurds mount... :| .


:lol: :lol: That was the first thing I noticed also
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jaman » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:03 pm

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After taking my faithful 1984 De Rosa to the local frame master for refurbishment, it was time to get boozed on rum & cokes and hit Ebay for some old Super-Record parts.
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Ahhhh that's better!
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Crikey, it's looking good now!
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Cant wait to finish this one so I can hit some singletrack to annoy the purists......!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jaseyjase » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:18 am

^^ hope thats not powder coat :oops:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ZepinAtor » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:57 am

jaman wrote:
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Cant wait to finish this one so I can hit some singletrack to annoy the purists......!


Great colours on the DeRosa there Jaman. Noticed in the back ground you have a few frames on the wall.

Anything of interest there, say like a 57cm average to good condition of foreign origin (Colnago, DeRosa, Moser etc) about 80's era to fit a complete Croce D'aune as new groupset to I happen to have sitting here ??
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby gordy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:47 pm

jaseyjase wrote:^^ hope thats not powder coat :oops:

Nope, try a Joe Cosgrove paint job.
Good to see it here Aaron.
Zep, that's Joe's workshop.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ZepinAtor » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:45 pm

gordy wrote:
jaseyjase wrote:^^ hope thats not powder coat :oops:

Nope, try a Joe Cosgrove paint job.
Good to see it here Aaron.
Zep, that's Joe's workshop.


I've been there, but had no idea that was his. He did a cool custom paint job on some tri-spoke carbon wheels & a couple of frames. I only have a paper photo of my wife's cow print bike he did with matching wheels. I'll try to photograph the photo & post it up.

So is that Joe in the photo (haven't seen him for 20 years) ? & is Jaman the Jaman that I know ? or am I just going mad ?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby gordy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:06 pm

Yep, that's Joe and yep, it's that Jaman.

He talking about riding it on singletrack, it can only be one Jaman. :D
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ZepinAtor » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:16 pm

gordy wrote:Yep, that's Joe and yep, it's that Jaman.

He talking about riding it on singletrack, it can only be one Jaman. :D


Yep. Attack off the line & take a DeRosa on MTB trails. I know that Jaman.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby gururug » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:16 pm

Paino - 50cm - 5(10)speed - Mostly r600 - (was) Campy front hub

It's time to breath some life into her.

Phase 1 - 700c -> OK
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Phase 2 - 20 speed friction 7900 + 155 compact cranks + derail's ( still choosing prob 105 / ultegra )
Phase 3 - Brakes ( Probably Cane Creek Levers ), those exage couldn't stop an australian prime minister
Phase 4 - Phil Wood BB ( once I find out the type ... ha )
Phase 5 - Repaint and maybe seatpost and seat

I'll keep ya'll posted, no doubt i'll need some tips as I go.

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

Postby hartleymartin » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:35 pm

I don't think I've shared this in this thread:

My 1982 Raleigh Royal Tourer - Finished... well, I'm looking for a suitable pair of mudflaps, but otherwise finished.

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

Postby Cisco » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:10 pm

I bought this Peugeot Altus PR500 (1993) full Shimano 105 group set from my friend - I will clean it up & get it up to scratch :D

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

Postby Semar » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:43 am

Can someone tell me where to get those bike stands?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Cisco » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:34 pm

Hi Semar,

I bought mine in Bicycle Superstore - $50. The brand is 'Pro'.
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