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New (old) bike

itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,745
edited September 2010 in Commuting chat
I know I know I already have a new bike BUT I was intending to selling my Dave Quinn frame now that i've stripped it down, however I thought I'd have a look in the parts boxes and guess what...?

I had enough stuff to build a complete bike, so I did :D

You can't see it from these photos but the spec is

1980s Raleigh / Dave Quinn 531 steel frame
NOS 1" aero carbon forks
New 1" Mpart headset
FSA 110mm stem
Easton 50 42cm bars
Campagnolo 9 speed QS shifters
Campagnolo 10 speed Mirage Std crankset 53/39
SRAM 8 speed chain
Shimano SPD pedals
Shimano friction front derailleur
Shimano 105 rear mech 7/8 speed
New Miche brakeset
Shimano Dura Ace 27.2mm seatpost (no clamp)
(I have a generic 27.2mm Alu seatpost & saddle at work)
New seat clamp pin

Wheels currently are
Generic rear rim rebuild with Shimano 7 speed freehub
Alex rim front with track hub (ex LiT)
(I have a very nice hand built Mavic open pro CD with stronglight front wheel at work)

See ...

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Bit of a beast and clearly needs a respray but not bad for a rummage in the garage.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,863
    Jeez, i know you're a bit doped up at the moment but try to concentrate on what you're supposed to be doing.


    That 531 frame's had more comeback than Frank Sinatra
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,745
    Jeez, i know you're a bit doped up at the moment but try to concentrate on what you're supposed to be doing.

    That 531 frame's had more comeback than Frank Sinatra

    :lol:

    BTW i'm drug free since 2pm today, I ran out

    :cry:

    Ya I love that frame it's so comfy to ride, not as light as the Mercian but the geometry really fits me.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,701
    A tad Frankenstein's bike, but as you say, not bad for a rummage. Now back to the Ribble.
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  • greg66_tri_v2.0greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    edited August 2010
    Campagnolo 9 speed QS shifters
    ...
    Shimano 105 rear mech 7/8 speed

    I see you haven't put the chain on yet.

    Be sure to let us know how the indexing goes.

    Spare time much? :mrgreen:
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  • hisokahisoka Posts: 575
    That is pretty cool for a rummage and build. I wish I had enough parts to do that, I find tinkering so much fun when I get the time :D
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,745
    Ive changed my mind, i'm keeping the steel, it's going off to Armourtex in Hackney for a respray I might even go for the lacqeur raw steel finish.

    Yey new bike :D
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  • Shimergo indexing!
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,701
    Yeah, I think you might have to jump one way or t'other on the gearing.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,745
    So apart from a quick wheel swap oh and my black crankset, the FGSS is back!!!

    Taking it along for a bushed steel lacquer finish

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    Quite happy with it really, again!
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,701
    So that's a, what, 53x13 you'd be riding? I'm sure I remember you saying something about there being hills in Wiltshire.

    BTW, do you want that Miche BB back ITB? I won't have much use for it myself. I also need to buy/borrow a Campy tool to remove it.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,745
    rjsterry wrote:
    So that's a, what, 53x13 you'd be riding? I'm sure I remember you saying something about there being hills in Wiltshire.

    BTW, do you want that Miche BB back ITB? I won't have much use for it myself. I also need to buy/borrow a Campy tool to remove it.

    Yeh the crankset is temp. and yes the BB would be very useful it'll save me messing with spacer for my perfect chainline.

    I have the tools just not the strength to remove it :oops:
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    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,701
    Err, and you were hoping I did have the strength?
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  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    itboffin wrote:
    Ive changed my mind, i'm keeping the steel, it's going off to Armourtex in Hackney for a respray I might even go for the lacqeur raw steel finish.

    Oh great, now I've found a powder coating place near by, that doesn't cost the earth, what will I do with my old rusty commuter?

    hmmmmmm :?

    Thanx for that :wink:
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