togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 10 Mar 2010, 12:07am

I wonder if powder coating sticks ok to aluminium rims?

Yes it does and it wears surprisingly well with rim brakes!
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 10 Mar 2010, 7:37am

Blimey Mike, those bikes look stunning! :shock: Not sure I should be let near anything with a paintbrush, but I'm really tempted. Ivory panels would look nice behind the name badge. And thanks for the polishing/plasticote hints - seeing yours I now know that I do want it to be shiny 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Mick F » 10 Mar 2010, 8:32am

I had Barbarella powder coated in bright red.

I was expecting to strip the old paint off myself, but it was a hell of a job, so I looked in Yellow Pages for a sand-blaster to do the job, then I'd re-spray the frame myself. The chap suggested he powder coat it for me.

£30 the whole job.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 10 Mar 2010, 6:51pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Although it may be too much green.


well so far i have

black frame
black rims
black hubs
black saddle
black cranks (chrome chain ring)
black stem
black spokes
black (& chrome) quadrant shifter
black cables
black brake levers
i think i'll have black bar tape too

just so i don't overdo it, there's 72 green nipples in the post :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 10 Mar 2010, 6:58pm

GrahamNR17 wrote:Blimey Mike, those bikes look stunning!


yes they do. i really love the attantion to detail. can you imagine someone hacksawing slivers off a tube, and brazing them back on inside out like they seem to have done below. then the filing down to make the shape right. i guess that part of the task was a way of torturing the apprentice, but anyhow, it must have added hours to the build time. well done artisan framebuilders of the past. it's aesthetic touches like this that mean no amount of carbon and titanium will ever compete for me :mrgreen:

nice work on the restoration too mike :mrgreen:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby glueman » 11 Mar 2010, 10:17pm

While looking for a new freewheel in Halfords I espied one of their roadsters marketed under the Real banner. It would make quite a good TCT bike and a decent roadster with many of the old parts - 3-speed SA, fully enclosed chaincase, prop stand, a generous saddle - with better brakes and aluminium rims.
Not as fetching or cheap as a small ads special but decent value for £275 for riders not up to an immediate stripdown. One thing to beware of is the sizing doesn't match lightweight conventions. The 20 1/2" model looked about right for my usual 22 1/2" body.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 11 Mar 2010, 10:32pm

glueman wrote:While looking for a new freewheel in Halfords I espied one of their roadsters marketed under the Real banner. It would make quite a good TCT bike


i've seen it, it's alright isn't it 8) , but isn't it an aluminium frame?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 11 Mar 2010, 10:41pm

hubgearfreak wrote:
glueman wrote:While looking for a new freewheel in Halfords I espied one of their roadsters marketed under the Real banner. It would make quite a good TCT bike


i've seen it, it's alright isn't it 8) , but isn't it an aluminium frame?

Aluminium? :shock: ALUMINIUM! :shock:
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The Real Classic Gents Bicycle has a 20" traditional steel frame and Sturney Archer 3 speed internal hub gearing


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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 11 Mar 2010, 11:03pm

my mistake and my apologies :oops:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 12 Mar 2010, 7:42am

hubgearfreak wrote:my mistake and my apologies :oops:

None needed :lol:

Here's all those BSOs being turned from pipes to bikes. No wonder they can be sold for 75p a kilo :shock:
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 15 Mar 2010, 9:04pm

OK here's mine:
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Thanks to Graham for the Hub gear!
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 15 Mar 2010, 9:13pm

Looks great Mike 8) It looks very retro, yet modern at the same time if you know what I mean. Actually, my idea of modern, not modern modern. Retro modern. Ya know what I mean! Well, my shrink does, and that's all that matters :lol:

I'd love to have a closer look at them handlebars when you get a minute.

I dunno, steel frames, no dangly gear bits, metal mudguards, caliper brakes... it's almost heavenly 8)

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 15 Mar 2010, 10:03pm

I'd love to have a closer look at them handlebars when you get a minute.

They are chrome steel North Road bars from Cycles of Yesteryear £12
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Actually Graham. There's noting modern about it except for the saddle (by Giant) and the chromoplastic mudguards . It's all pretty much period, but mostly new.

Frame is by Raleigh built 1971

Steel cottered Chainset (Repro from Cycles of Yesteryear £12)
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Weinmann Centre pull brakes (NOS ebay)
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Weinmann "Red spot levers" (period from ebay)
27 x 1 1/4" alloy rims (NOS from LBS)

Paintwork and Decals by me!
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2010 Condor Fratello
1980 Peugeot Tandem
1989 MBK Aventure MTB
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 15 Mar 2010, 10:22pm

My god, it looked good before, but in close up it's just downright gorgeous :shock:

Errm, just asking, but can people please stop setting the bleedin' bar so soddin' high for TCT bikes :evil:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby hubgearfreak » 15 Mar 2010, 11:48pm

very nice mike. please can we have a closer pic of the seattube decal?

also, what do you mean you did the decals? have you painted them on, had them made, what exactly?

top work. if it was a large frame, i'd be jealous :mrgreen: