Bosomworth and Colnago frames back from a respray

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Bosomworth and Colnago frames back from a respray

Postby rogerrabbit » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:26 pm

These are two frames just back from a respray. Both frames were very worse for wear before. This is the general state of the Colnago before. It has Columbus brand forks with a dove on the crown, rather than the original Colnago ones.

The Bosomworth was in a better state but the visible chrome had peeled badly. Fantastic replica decals were provided by Greg Softley (thanks!) for both bikes
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Postby bowie » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:16 pm

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Postby aleg75 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:58 pm

Wow! they look fantastic! now the fun part hey...getting them back together!
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Postby singletracking » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:27 am

Blimy! Two at once! The decals are clear-coated?
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Postby janus77 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:46 am

Settle down Roger, fair go, some of us have work to do.

How are we meant to concentrate now?
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Postby familyguy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:17 am

How big is the Colnago? Looks like as big as they ever got!

What are you planning in building it up with?

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Postby rogerrabbit » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:22 pm

Work??? with all these bikes who has time for work?

The Colnago is a 61cm ctc. There is a bigger one on eBay at the moment in Sydney (62cm)

The Colnago is probably (a lot of thought on this last night) going to get a 1st Gen C-record with Super Record brakes. I still need to get some C-record cranks though, with the engraved logos.

The 1981 Bosomworth will get Super Record (1981 stamped cranks and RD). I had been intending to fit Dura Ace EX, but the shifters wont fit, so it's getting Campag. It is a 120mm frame (I do wonder if it is actually a 1978 frame, as the serial number can be interpreted in different ways).

The Dura Ace bits I have will have to wait for another frame without braze-on shifters.

And yes, the decals are clear coated.
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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:03 pm

Someone's gotta say it, so it may as well be me ...

What's a Bosomworth? Are they cheaper by the pair? ;)

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Postby rogerrabbit » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:48 pm

Too late, someone has already been there!
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Postby vx255 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:19 pm

They look brilliant, digging the colour of the colnago, straight to the pool room I say!
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Great paint

Postby PiCO » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:59 pm

Hey rogerrabbit,

Who (whom) did the paint?

Finished results look fantastic.

I ask as I have an old Cecil Walker that was originally a metallic red – not worth a lot but since resurrection for an eBay buy I ride it all the time.

Next question are they decals or laser cut to shape?


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Postby rogerrabbit » Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:55 pm

Greg Softly made the decals. He trades on Ebay as Cyclomondo. Quality stuff. I think there is someone who can supply Cecil Walker decals, but not sure who.

The paint job is by Peter at Star Enamellers at Bankstown. He is very very good.
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