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stedlocks

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Aug 2014

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    Noodles on my mercian here too......

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    Lovely, but the tape? Not so much.....

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    Ah....that's the other, other brother!

    I noticed that you both have your eyes criminalled out! Not puppy killing either....more like RSPCA re-homing.......!

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    Marinoni usually use a script on the seatstay eyes though don't they? It looks very 'Masi'....Is there anything on the bottom bracket?

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    For an old semi-Luddite like me, I have no idea what '@ notifications' are!

    Im off work this week, after turning my ankle over on a fireground, so will be having another go with the wet and dry later.....it's very time consuming and labour intensive though.....not to mention painfull on the digits! I'm going to knock up a tool of some description, to ease the pain.

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    Excellent cross posting :0)
    I must say, if I were to have a modern frame built, it would have to be Ricky feather......no question. He absolutely 'gets' it......I like to think that if I was talented enough t build frames, they wouldn't be a million miles off of feathers..........

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    The rack was attached to the lower one.....not saying it couldn't have been originally? They usually specced osgear on these, apparently

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    It's exciting, isn't it!
    I've now got to decide how to go about it.....I think I'll carefully remove all the rubbish paint, preserving the decals as much as I can, then lacquer it. I love the originality rik, as you know, and it would kill me to respray......great link, by the way!
    Oh, and as well as the original Rensch bottle cage, that is a Chater-Lea lamp bracket! :0)

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    Cheers....
    I don't know the answer to the TDF question, but these bikes were sometimes built with Osgear rear dropouts.....this one might have had them too, but if it did, they've been removed....old school puppy killing!
    I was just knocking back the hand painted lumps, when I went through to grey primer.....then after a bit more, through to the original paint. The downtube started to show some orange, and then I uncovered the decal. This will take some very, very carefull use of wet and dry paper to uncover them fully......and according to any other web resources I can find, I haven't seen decals on the down tube the same.......anyone else seen them?
    I'm going to try to remove the old crud and primer, then try to preserve whatever is left......we'll see.

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