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

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

Postby Gordon1 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:47 pm

spannermonkey wrote:And a curly Cecil Walker
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Surely someone has to ask about this (and stop calling me Shirley). I live in Melbourne and have a Cecil or two and we all know about Curly Hetchins. I have not seen a curly Cecil or does it have English roots

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Postby P!N20 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:46 am

^ Oh, I thought it just got rear-ended. :P

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

Postby spannermonkey » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:26 pm

Gordon1 wrote:
spannermonkey wrote:And a curly Cecil Walker
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Surely someone has to ask about this (and stop calling me Shirley). I live in Melbourne and have a Cecil or two and we all know about Curly Hetchins. I have not seen a curly Cecil or does it have English roots


It's a 1 of :shock:
Custom built by Paconi ,1 of the last custom frames made for CW's
If not the last , it has been sitting upstairs for 10 years until I got wind of it & had to have :D

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:31 pm

Love this bike. Have always had a thing for a dark green frame, and the curly-wurly inspired stays are just freaky cool.
Mmm, SunTour

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

Postby GaryF » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:01 pm

I'v never seen a curly stayed Cecil Walker before - very Hetchin's. Are the lugs super fancy too?

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

Postby spannermonkey » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:21 pm

GaryF wrote:I'v never seen a curly stayed Cecil Walker before - very Hetchin's. Are the lugs super fancy too?

No the lugs are typical Paconi

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

Postby GaryF » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:12 pm

spannermonkey wrote:
GaryF wrote:I'v never seen a curly stayed Cecil Walker before - very Hetchin's. Are the lugs super fancy too?

No the lugs are typical Paconi


Regardless of the lugs, it's a great bike to own. It must attract many comments when out on a ride/coffee.

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

Postby spannermonkey » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:17 pm

GaryF wrote:
spannermonkey wrote:
GaryF wrote:I'v never seen a curly stayed Cecil Walker before - very Hetchin's. Are the lugs super fancy too?

No the lugs are typical Paconi


Regardless of the lugs, it's a great bike to own. It must attract many comments when out on a ride/coffee.

:lol:
YEP
Stopped for a coffee yesterday morning with a couple of mates
The people behind us sent pics of it to a mate of their , a mutual friend :lol:
made new friends .it's always a talking point
Going to park it for a while & get back the Bianchi after a month

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Postby GaryF » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:43 pm

I love everything about your Cecil Walker. Apart from the curly stays, the colour scheme is beautiful and the gum walled tyres help to set it off. Nice components too.

I've never owned a Paconi and wish I had. I think The Paconi frames are well crafted of which yours is a prime example and the paint finishes are up there with the best.

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

Postby Uncle Just » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:21 pm

Just saw this for sale on FB and listed for $10k!

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:49 pm

Uncle Just wrote:Just saw this for sale on FB and listed for $10k!


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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:41 pm

I read it in the context of the recent listing of a Porshe (later Ricardo) for $2000. The justification for the Porshe's pricing was that it was rare in the condition it was in.
There were some comments suggesting that the price was unlikely to be met. These comments could be construed as being contrary to the conditions which include "Trolling, negativity about a sellers product, and generally being a nuisance will not be tolerated."
I too thought the price was excessively ambitious.
Then the Cecil Walker with curved chainstays was listed for an equally ambitious price, with the lister (because it is unlikely to be a seller) adding "I'll throw in a wooden 356 wheel if that clinches the deal" with obvious reference to the Porshe advert, and then in response to the comment "Rare doesn't mean valuable", came the reply "Yes correct & that's my punchline" as well as " I've had 2 people hassle me for it, so that's the magic number"

Roman/Spannermonkey usually has a robust approach to postings, and I would expect him to consider accepting offers of $10,000, whilst he fully understands that they are not likely to be forthcoming.

Philip

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Postby Hillz » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:17 am

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Postby Uncle Just » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:24 pm

Some lovely Mavic parts on that bike. :wink: What's with those pedals? I never thought I'd see bear trap pedals on a lovely starfish crank!

Looks a bit big for you too. That Flite saddle is quite far back on its rails.

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

Postby Chaso » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:10 pm

Chaso wrote:
Hi Guys,

I went to Cash Convertors yesterday and found a beautiful old roadie. It is an Avanti Edge Comp Series in Blue (51cm). Its is in very, very good condition, but I am not sure when its from. Its really light for an old roadie, maybe 9 kilos. It originally had downtube shifters on it but the previous owner has put cable stops on and switched to STI levers. Shimano Sora Mechs and STI Levers. Full spec below.



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Crankset: Shimano RSX (32, 50 I think)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora (indexed)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora (non indexed)
Brake Callipers: Shimano EXAGE (I will have to check what version
Wheelset: Alex Road Wheelset
Seat: Avanti Stock Seat
Levers: Shimano Sora 2 x 8 STI Levers
Cassette: Cant tell, but its 8 Speed
Handlebars: Unbranded (as far as I can tell)

Anyone know anything about this!

Thanks so much and safe riding!

Chaso
If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on. - Lance Armstrong

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

Postby spannermonkey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:54 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:I read it in the context of the recent listing of a Porshe (later Ricardo) for $2000. The justification for the Porshe's pricing was that it was rare in the condition it was in.
There were some comments suggesting that the price was unlikely to be met. These comments could be construed as being contrary to the conditions which include "Trolling, negativity about a sellers product, and generally being a nuisance will not be tolerated."
I too thought the price was excessively ambitious.
Then the Cecil Walker with curved chainstays was listed for an equally ambitious price, with the lister (because it is unlikely to be a seller) adding "I'll throw in a wooden 356 wheel if that clinches the deal" with obvious reference to the Porshe advert, and then in response to the comment "Rare doesn't mean valuable", came the reply "Yes correct & that's my punchline" as well as " I've had 2 people hassle me for it, so that's the magic number"

Roman/Spannermonkey usually has a robust approach to postings, and I would expect him to consider accepting offers of $10,000, whilst he fully understands that they are not likely to be forthcoming.

Philip

:D
I had 2 friends who wanted the CW & both wouldn't take NO for an answer
So the magic figure was $10K
It's not really for sale ,but I would take offers of $7K-$8K

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

Postby Derny Driver » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:48 pm

One of my favourite bikes. 1998 Team Polti COPPI aluminium. Running 8 speed Campag Athena / Chorus (triple)
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Postby Derny Driver » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:09 pm

My motorpacing bike :)
ImageIMG_0645 by Derny Driver, on Flickr

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

Postby GaryF » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:42 am

Derny Driver wrote:My motorpacing bike :)
ImageIMG_0645 by Derny Driver, on Flickr


That might be good for the traffic these days -haha.

It must have been fun riding that around a velodrome. Is it Australian built? Thanks for showing it.

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

Postby GaryF » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:43 am

GaryF wrote:
Derny Driver wrote:My motorpacing bike :)
ImageIMG_0645 by Derny Driver, on Flickr


That might be good for the traffic these days -haha.

It must have been fun riding that around a velodrome. Is it Australian built? Thanks for showing it.


Lovely Coppi - it does make a statement.

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Postby Derny Driver » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:47 am

GaryF wrote:That might be good for the traffic these days -haha.
It must have been fun riding that around a velodrome. Is it Australian built? Thanks for showing it.

I use it pretty much purely for motorpacing. Road and track. It has the fuel tank under your feet so its nicely balanced. Made in Taiwan. Daelim.

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Postby GaryF » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:40 pm

Thanks Derney Driver. Ive never actually studied one before. I presume you sit right back on the saddle and very upright to improve the drafting for the following rider. Thanks for showing us as it is a well though-out motorcycle.

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

Postby old steel Bikes » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:32 pm

Just completed this Holdsworth Mistrial was red and frame only off EBay with no decals and a serial number that gives it a build date as 1970. Stripped painted and rebuilt as per the as per the parts listed of the 1970 Catalogue. Colours are as per 1971 Holdswoth TT frame

Danny

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

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:34 pm

old steel Bikes wrote:Just completed this Holdsworth Mistrial was red and frame only off EBay with no decals and a serial number that gives it a build date as 1970. Stripped painted and rebuilt as per the as per the parts listed of the 1970 Catalogue. Colours are as per 1971 Holdswoth TT frame

Danny

ImageIMG_4944 by Danny Brooks, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4945 by Danny Brooks, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4762 by Danny Brooks, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3628 by Danny Brooks, on Flickr


Now that's a nice bike. Good work with the refurb.
Mmm, SunTour

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

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:41 pm

Very nice. I do like a bike setup with barend shifters. I wonder how effective those shorty mudguards really are?
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