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

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

Postby dubrat » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:56 am

retrograded wrote:
dubrat wrote:While we are talking Columbus Max here is my LLewellyn

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Magnificent bike dubrat, is that a 55 x 57 size frame?


Big changes coming to this... Including the period group and some period Ti bits

It's 56 x 56

neaky peaky

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

Postby Wal42 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:52 pm

For something different, my Spanish Razesa is finished.


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

Postby cycles gitane » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:37 pm

cotterpin wrote:This is one I've just built to send to one of my son's in Tas.
The frame is Columbus SLX with a mix of Campagnolo and Shimano equipment dating from early 70's to early 90's.
Cheers

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"just built" no doubt means many hours in the shed with the torch and file building the frame.
Looks very nice.
Who did the paint?

cycles gitane (who values the work of a craftsman ie cotterpin :D )
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby retrograded » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:03 pm

dubrat wrote:
Big changes coming to this... Including the period group and some period Ti bits

It's 56 x 56

neaky peaky

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Nice stem (I've always liked them), they can fetch a fair price these days. It looks like that's coming together nicely.
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Postby RetroGrouch » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:26 pm

Lark2004 wrote:My ride...... No idea what brand it was. I got it for $8.00 at the Dakabin trash and treasure market, had to get new tyres and brake pads. I also put new cables on it, and modified the frame to bring it down to my height and repainted it.
I have also now turned the handle bars around and cut them down to make bull horn bars out of them. I never ride on the drops anyway, and this made it so much more comfortable.

My apologies for such a late post; I've only just signed up. However, the chrome forks on this bike are Pinarello, even if the frame looks like a GT. Hope this helps.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:58 pm

struth.
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 munga » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:58 pm

larky's wife's had 3 kids since then!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Wal42 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:04 pm

Gawd, I just found that post, geez I was racing some long hair dude name Jesus in A grade when that was posted, we both used to ride Velociraptor Specials in the Summer Philistine's series around Jerusalem's streets.

Seriously, it may not be a GT, Repco did the same interrupted seatstay at one stage.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby RetroGrouch » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:51 pm

Since it's a Brissie bike, it may be a SorenSon; there's a photo in the SorenSon Bikes thread, almost the last post, of a large bike with a similar frame layout. However, that is definitely a Pinarello fork crown.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:43 pm

it's a pinarello fork, and the frame was hacked up by larky. i think it used to be an apollo.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jaseyjase » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:14 pm

1989 Cannondale 3.0 - my commuter project

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

Postby Dan » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:42 pm

jaseyjase wrote:1989 Cannondale 3.0 - my commuter project

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Awesome Jase. You always build such lovely bikes though, so its not unexpected.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:04 pm

Bloody flash commuter. My commuter is ugly as sin.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:07 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Bloody flash commuter. My commuter is ugly as sin.


But rad as, well, you know what, Scott.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Axle » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:05 pm


My Ricardo.


Before:

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After:

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Not a lot done still very original.

General clean-up, new "Gun Metal Grey" paint, new cables, new Gumwalls, new chain, new bar tape and a Fizik saddle (why not).
All up I'm happy with the end result, it's a really smooth and responsive for it's age (1984 I think).
Still not sure about the mudguards, feels more....masculine with them off. ??
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Axle » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:02 am

vanbree wrote:Here's my Malvern Star equipe converted to a flat bar roadie, running shimano 600 group set and campagnolo record wheels.


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Post is from 2009 but those handlebars could take on the Death Star!

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

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:07 am

Axle wrote:Still not sure about the mudguards, feels more....masculine with them off. ??



Guards keep your arse dry.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby find_bruce » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:26 am

Dan wrote:
Axle wrote:Still not sure about the mudguards, feels more....masculine with them off. ??



Guards keep your arse dry.

& if you wear white knicks it saves you from an embarrassing brown stripe up the back :shock:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby im_no_pro » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:26 am

find_bruce wrote:
Dan wrote:
Axle wrote:Still not sure about the mudguards, feels more....masculine with them off. ??



Guards keep your arse dry.

& if you wear white knicks it saves you from an embarrassing brown stripe up the back :shock:


Unless you get buzzed by a truck..... then nothing will save you, cept for black knicks, or even AG2R knicks :lol:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:29 am

im_no_pro wrote:
find_bruce wrote:
Dan wrote:
Guards keep your arse dry.

& if you wear white knicks it saves you from an embarrassing brown stripe up the back :shock:


Unless you get buzzed by a truck..... then nothing will save you, cept for black knicks, or even AG2R knicks :lol:


Or this.

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

Postby Axle » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:22 am

im_no_pro wrote:
find_bruce wrote:
Dan wrote:
& if you wear white knicks it saves you from an embarrassing brown stripe up the back :shock:


Unless you get buzzed by a truck..... then nothing will save you, cept for black knicks, or even AG2R knicks :lol:


Or this.


Very drastic protection indeed :D, just needs some goggles

It's a matter of three bolts for each guard so I might chuck them on for a look, they also need a polish, or I just don't ride this in the wet.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Kermit TF » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:07 pm

Lovely pic of the X-wing fighter !
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby idw » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:18 pm

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A folding pug i did rebuild on for a friend, I like the little folding bikes, abit of a shame the front light was smashed and i couldn't salvage a replacment but to entire strip and rebuild cost $50
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Dan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:37 pm

Does it have to be a full build? Nope you say? Ok then....

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Not my sheets, btw....
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Crowz » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Are you sure they're not your sheets, Dan? I always envisaged you as the purple-velvet-sheet type. Regardless, that Colnago is a beaut!
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