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

Postby koen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:50 am

Sorry to be cruel...
You may double what you get if you sell the pump and the carrier rack as separate items.
I would pay up to $5 for a pump that old if I needed one.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby mddawson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:46 pm

koen wrote:Sorry to be cruel...
You may double what you get if you sell the pump and the carrier rack as separate items.
I would pay up to $5 for a pump that old if I needed one.


So no redeeming features aside from being in relatively good nick for its age? My wife has a Repco womens bike from the same time (and shop). I am guessing they both come out of the same factory in Taiwan. Any idea who the OEM manufacturer would be for these?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby koen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:30 pm

It does look like its in nice condition and could easily find a good price on ebay or something but you just never know. Some areas have a better market for 2nd hand bikes than others.
Better quality bikes can be found selling for less than $100. You could always just keep riding it. Best of luck anyway.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby lamb » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:05 pm

here's my speedwell GTS. Sturmey archer 2 speed hub. Needs a front brake still but rides really nice.
before and after... (I'm doing a skidstar next, bent forks and rusty frame so will be a restomod)

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

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:42 pm

Very cool, i reckon it would look better with flipped north road bars but that's just my opinion. Very nice work.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby brasstinman » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:07 pm

Love brown bikes especially with chrome. Looks really nice. :)
Nice and clean looking with the 2 speed coaster hub.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Apollo3 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:53 pm

Nothing special, but I liked it - Giant 7000 Peloton which I picked up from the tip store.

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

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:48 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Very cool, i reckon it would look better with flipped north road bars but that's just my opinion. Very nice work.


Agreed, ditch those ridiculous narrow hipster bars and hideous high flange grips. front end looks like a moose for krissakes.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby silentbutdeadly » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:09 am

Apollo3 wrote:Nothing special, but I liked it - Giant 7000 Peloton which I picked up from the tip store.
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Nice effort. And a good find.

Can not believe you didn't keep the bull bar!!! :lol:
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Apollo3 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:39 pm

Nice effort. And a good find.

Can not believe you didn't keep the bull bar!!! :lol:


Thanks and it was a difficult decision whether to remove it or not! ;-)
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby harcs » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:26 pm

Noosa Eroica spurred me on to finish my 1940 Malvern Star, 3 Star, "Oppy Racer". The ride was great with the bike performing well. Hit 72kph on the return to Noosa. I did have a little concern when I considered the spokes are 72 years old. The wheels and the seat are basically the only bits I did not have to rebuild.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby harcs » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:34 pm

After my son heared about the Noosa Eroica he encouraged me to get my old school bike out and clean it up so he could ride it. Being a soft Dad I pulled it out of the shed where it had sat for the last 30 years and cleaned the dust of, steel wool the chrome, new set of tubes and tyres and she was ready. It started life as a 1958 Malvern Star, 2 Star Roadster, but as a kid I wanted a racing bike so I changed a few things. So now it is a Cafe Racer.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LoveMiyata » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:56 pm

Newest addition to my collection...
Got the frame and forks in pretty rusty shape but cleaned up ok... Would like to invest in this one to get it rechromed and painted! It seems to be a Bianchi X4/Experimental 4... The logo on the head tube is engraved along with all the usual spots, fork blades and seat stays have also been crimped to an aero shape. The plan is to track down an '86 Super record group for it... long term plan that is..... so non fluted engraved Super Record cranks, cobalto brakes etc. Currently Ive put some early c-record era componentry on it.

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Finally got some nice C-record pedals :D

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

Postby munga » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:46 pm

Like.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:12 pm

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Nice.

I think I like the early Chorus parts more than C-Record. Particularly the cranks and monoplaner brakes.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LoveMiyata » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:37 am

I agree! I've never been a fan of delta brakes but I have fallen in love with the cobalto super record group! Hard to find and expensive! :| I find the monoplaners to be a little chunky and heavy but still nicely finished.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby vaeske » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:34 am

very nice jurgen, fantastic pickup! retro bianchi's always have a place in my heart. after the raleighs of course.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LoveMiyata » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:41 am

I'm assuming you've seen Rogers Raleigh collection on Ebay? If only I was taller! but then my bikes wouldn't fit so I take that back :lol:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby utedeej » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:58 pm

Was just thinking that i haven't put pics of my bikes up really. Most are in states of disrepair, but now i've got this one done (for a mates wife - so not really what i've got :) ) I should have time to get out in the shed on my own a bit more.

Pretty simple singlespeed, but have kept the rear wheel dished so that if she finds the one gear too hard, then i can whack a 5 speed on. Its a ishiwata steel frame but nothing fancy. I lined the lugs, polished the aluminium a little and got some stickers made to get it looking smart. Quite happy with how it turned out in the end.

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

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:50 pm

My Tom Wallace.

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

Postby utedeej » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:53 am

ldrcycles wrote:My Tom Wallace.]


Very nice, great colour. I've got an Abeni track frame that i'm going to do in a similar green with the gold detail
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LG » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:13 pm

Don't think I've posted anything in this thread, might try to do a bike a week for the next month or 2.

Vitus 979 with superbe pro. Some bikes just fit like a glove and feel right, this is one of them.

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

Postby rogerrabbit » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:48 pm

OK, so this Mercian is not really retro in age being from around 2000, but I think it is in the spirit of Retro bikes. This has replaced my Clamont as my commuter.

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:41 am

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That is very nice. I really do like Mercians.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:41 am

Very nice, i like the paint job (with the exception of the barber pole, just not my cup of tea). The groupset looks right on there too.
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