Chas Roberts Custom Special. Dented Top Tube £250. Sold.

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Chas Roberts Custom Special. Dented Top Tube £250. Sold.

Postby DeepdalePete » 8 Sep 2020, 4:12pm

For sale:

54 cm. Chas Roberts Custom Special bike in two tone Flamboyant Green.

This was purchased in September 1999 from Roberts Cycles in Croydon alas long before they closed.

The specification is:

Seat tube c to c = 54 cm.

Top tube = 56 cm.

Head tube = 12 cm.

Campagnolo Centaur ergo 9 speed shifters.

Campagnolo Racing Triple rear derailleur.

Campagnolo Racing Triple braze on front derailleur.

Campagnolo Triple Racing chainset 30-40-50 with 170 crank arms.

Camapgnolo Athena Cassette 13 - 26.

Campagnolo Athena bottom bracket.

Sach 9 speed chain.

Shimano RX100 brake calpiers.

Shimano M520 SPD pedals.

Recent newly built set of 700c Mavic Open Pro in Black. 32h DT Competition SS spokes. Done less than 100 miles.

Campagnolo QR Skewers.

Campagnolo Record rear hub.

Campagnolo Chorus front hub.

3ttt Synthesis stem.

Morphe Handlebars 44 cm.

Stronglight Delta 1" headset in silver.

ESGE long mudguards in silver.

Elite bottle cages in silver x 2.

Cinelli cork ribbon handlebar tape.

(looking at the clearances, it will take a 28 mm tyre, I know it will fit as I've tried them on it ).

Very comfortable saddle.

I have the original seat post which is a lay back which I'm not keen on but it will come with the bike on sale.

Asista rear rack - silver.

Condition:

Without doubt this is the best bike I've ever ridden ( leaving aside my mates 5 grand Cervelo, not a fair comparison ! )

The wheels were new less than 12 months ago.

It shifts effortlessly and is so smooth and quick, even with me on it :D

No groans, rattles squeaks or damage.

The frame:

Columbus Nivacrom tubes.

Cast Lugs.

Embossed head tube and bottom bracket shell.

The original paint scheme is lovely; or at least it was !

The original owner decided to touch up stone chips and scratches and it is without doubt the worst touching up that I've ever seen.

This is the best touch up match that I found: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-TOUCH ... 3365527375

Treated with internal frame preserver when new.

Well there it is. Maybe I've painted a bad picture of it but I've been as honest as I can with the listing; perhaps a little too harsh as it's a superb bike. It's a real effortless mile eater even with my knackered knee.

* I have the original Order Form and receipt of purchase from Roberts Cycles from 21st September 1999. The frameset with the headset was £588.*

* I also have the original build sheet from Argos Racing Cycles in Bristol when it was built for the original owner. The bill for the components at the time was £958.*

All the original paperwork will come with the bike on sale.

Collection only from Hardwicke in Gloucestershire.

Payment is by bank transfer or cash on collection only.

Prospective buyers are more than welcome to come and try before you buy ( social distanced, obviously).


[b]Asking £575 offers.
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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special Fast Audax 54 cm

Postby DeepdalePete » 8 Sep 2020, 5:17pm

And the rest:
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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special Fast Audax 54 cm (Photos added).

Postby DeepdalePete » 8 Sep 2020, 10:46pm

Listing amended. Price reduced.
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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special Fast Audax 54 cm (Photos added).

Postby DeepdalePete » 10 Sep 2020, 6:00pm

Took it for a final spin today after changing the awful Michelin tyres and the seat post.

Confirmed two things so it was worth while.

1. My knee is much worse than I thought and I can see it ending up as a physio job (did it test riding a Full Sus MTB for my mate that slipped a gear).

2. This is a superb bike !

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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic.

Postby DeepdalePete » 11 Sep 2020, 11:50pm

If I were to knock £100 off the asking price to enable a new buyer to have it powder coated in their own choice of colour, would that tempt anyone ?

Therefore it would be £475 collected. The kettle will be on. :)

I believe the original seat post is a Nitto lay back in silver. This will come with it.

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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. Now £475

Postby DeepdalePete » 13 Sep 2020, 11:08am

If I can get hold of a bike box, who would be interested then?

+ £40 posted to standard UK post codes.

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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. Now £475

Postby DeepdalePete » 14 Sep 2020, 12:23pm

And another one with the original seat post and the rear rack.

All dressed up and nowhere to go !

Is this a slightly better look for it? I think so.
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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. Now £475

Postby djnotts » 14 Sep 2020, 7:05pm

PM re measurements.

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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. Now £475

Postby DeepdalePete » 15 Sep 2020, 1:19pm

And replied re measurements.

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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. Now £475

Postby djnotts » 15 Sep 2020, 1:41pm

Thanks! Having a think, decide today.

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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. Now £475

Postby DeepdalePete » 15 Sep 2020, 2:59pm

Okay. No problem. Just taking it out for a spin as it's such a nice day.

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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. Now £475

Postby DeepdalePete » 15 Sep 2020, 3:18pm

Well that didn't go well. I leaned the bike up to lock the door, it fell, hit the step and now is wearing a dent in the top tube. :x

I'm gutted. So now I find myself in a predicament. Sell it as is or strip it down and sell off the parts. I'll have to have a think. :(
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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. £295

Postby DeepdalePete » 15 Sep 2020, 3:32pm

I'm spitting feathers.

£295 cash on collection only or I'll sell it off for parts.

The wheels cost nearly that.
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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. Now £475

Postby Bonefishblues » 15 Sep 2020, 3:35pm

Sickener :(

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Re: Chas Roberts Custom Special. 54 cm. Campagnolo/Columbus/Mavic. Now £475

Postby steveparry » 15 Sep 2020, 3:41pm

Perhaps you could fit a sleeve of sorts to the top tube. A sleeve might stop the buckle getting any worse.