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Stuart Purves 1953 bike renovation

stevecampagstevecampag Posts: 48
edited September 2010 in Road general
I am in the process of renovating a very rare 1953 Stuart Purves Style 1 road bike.

If anyone is interested please sign up to my blog at the link below! I am not advertising or selling anything... just looking to share my experiences of doing up this classic bike!

Thanks for looking :D
Second is losing!!


  • I am disappointed that no-ones really replied...... this is going to be a bike taht Anquetil, Coppi and Bartali would all have wanted! Well, maybe..... but it's going to great nonetheless!

    Please take a look and sign up as I'll be updating frequently from now on!
    Second is losing!!
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    What colour scheme are you going to have? I may have missed it on your blog.
    Merians will do a first class job.I must have shares in their spary shop now.
    Recent jobs here.[email protected] ... 749746848/
  • Hi Bagpuss!!

    Many thanks for the interest and link..... your Colnago is breathtaking! Just gorgeous. I also like the silver Claud Butler and the emerald green Mercian.

    I am going for a sky blue colour with gold lug lining to match the mudguard colour scheme. The idea being that the bike will look like a fully organic machine, rather than something with a set of Bluemels just whacked on.

    I have just managed to get myself a Gran Sport rear mech in near A1 condition so keep watching the blog for updates.... thanks!
    Second is losing!!
  • All done......

    ...see for photos and specs....... clearly it's too difficult for bikeradar to have a simple image attachment system!
    Second is losing!!
  • clearly it's too difficult for bikeradar to have a simple image attachment system!


    Is it?
  • Nicely done. A lovely looking bike.
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