munga's new project

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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:50 pm

yeah the frame's fine thanks, dv.
it'll hang up in the shed for a while i think. fork is a bit steeper than i'd hoped, but that's ok - it's a lovely frameset.
for the weight, and because i don't know much about columbus tubes, i think it's reynolds 653 or 531p
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:15 pm

does anyone recognise this casting mark on the lug?
(not my frame btw)
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Re: munga's new project

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:24 pm

I'll take a stab at Japanese manufacture SR, Sakae/Ringyo? I know they made aluminum frames and forks, so I guess a lug casting business is not out of the question.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:28 pm

yeah, that was my first thought too, but i've got those lugs on my raleigh 653 race, and now also on this olympic frame..
pommys using jap lugs?
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Re: munga's new project

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:07 pm

I don't see why not. Plenty of Aussie built frames using TANGE tubing and lugs. I would imagine that Japanese sourced lugs would have been a lot cheaper than the Euro stuff at the time.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:56 am

colnago sold!

i hope the new owner is very happy with their purchase, as am i with my bag of gold

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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:47 pm

so i've bought a dawes galaxy. reynolds 531 off-the-rack touring bike from England.
been looking for one for ages, but they're either not my size, or not affordable.

bought another raleigh. a team ti, again with reynolds 531. not an actual team bike coz they were all 753.
just my size, and it's one of those icons you just can't pass up!

seriously looking to cull a few frames, so hit me up if there's something you want.

looking to unload the following frames:
a shogun samurai
the lemond
the blue superlite
a raceline peleton
the vertex roady
the kenevans track frame

will post ads up next week (just in time for christmas), once i get them all out for photos, with complete descriptions and prices etc.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:02 am

I think you would regret selling the Vertex. When I think off you Munga I associate it with Repco's.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby vaeske » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:31 am

^ yes. Repco Munga, Runga
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:56 am

hmm, why you make sense!

i think you may be right. i just looked at erle's vicenza again on another forum, and said to myself "if that was smaller i'd buy it".

kinda says something, yeah?
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Re: munga's new project

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:01 pm

So where are you now Munga? Is the frame count slowly contracting towards a single figure?
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:11 pm

hmm.

3 repco's,
2 raleighs
1 lemond..

not really. :lol:
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Re: munga's new project

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:26 pm

Definitely looks like an SR stamp. My Dawes has French Bocama lugs so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch for them to use japanese lugs.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:05 pm

i looked at a few SR logo's and can't find a match, or a reference to their lugs.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby Nicko1971 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:18 am

Hi all new to this forum so please bear with me.

I have an 80's shogun samurai in original pink white and blue. I saved for a year as a teenager to buy this bike. I think in the 80's I paid almost $1000 new for it....I love this bike and it always gets questions/ turns heads when I ride it. Condition is very good with all original 105 bio pace components. My question is....is it collectable? Is it worth much?

Ill attach a pic if I can work out how!!!

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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:02 am

Mate, check eBay for completed listings. My guess is $50 to $300 for a mint condition bike.
I picked up my samurai for under $100 with same components
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Re: munga's new project

Postby ammie7 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:44 pm

is that blue one a `repco Superlight` I have an 80`s repco frame that I reversed the drop out`s for track. everyone was interested!!!! . Very tight geometry and a very rigid sprinter. I had to reverse the drop outs as the `SOOKS` did`nt like getting towel`d up by a streeter.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:11 pm

yes, the blue one is a repco superlite. for sale, actually. $100 ono
the golden yellow raceline is for sale too. same deal.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:31 pm

munga wrote:colnago sold!

i hope the new owner is very happy with their purchase, as am i with my bag of gold

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Is that an Apollo Concorde i see?
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:41 pm

it was. it was also the one dan was doing up and then sold. in fact, the colnago is sold, the grayson is sold, the apollo is sold, the repco and the raceline are for sale.
geez it looks like i'm going thru a lot of frames, but then, you should see the other side of the garage!
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Re: munga's new project

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:31 pm

If you keep going like that before too long you'll only have one bike for every day of the week :shock:
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:45 pm

yeah, it doesn't make sense to have this many bikes.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:49 pm

You're saying that to the wrong guy :) . I have one for every week of the year at the moment.
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Re: munga's new project

Postby munga » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:55 pm

if you can't be a good example, be a terrible warning.

which are you, lachy? 8)
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Re: munga's new project

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:22 pm

Uhhh, no comment? Just don't ask my fiancee, she'll definitely have a direct answer! :lol:
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