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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active May 2015
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    Could be you've a 27mm crown race and the fork takes a 26,4, or it could be that they do match but the crown race is worn out, loose and just needs replacing. It's unlikely that the fork (steel) has worn due to a previous crown race (aluminium) being installed incorrectly as the crown race would go first.

    If the fork is short then as veLLo said that could be the larger problem. Isnt it one of the older Shimano headsets that had a very short stack? an old 105 iirc - they'll be available in 25x1 if required, otherwise french ebay has plenty of good options most of the time.

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    What does he mean when he says the crown race is "too thin"?

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    Didnt you pick up the whole bike for 70 quid less on here just recently? Quite a price jump isnt it?

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    SOLD

    Up for sale is my Somec Tempest track frame, Campagnolo Record headset, 1" Alpina fork, LOOK top cap, spacer and Somec seatpost clamp.

    The frame is 60cm c-t, and 57cm long with an 18.3cm head tube. Takes an Italian BB.

    The frame is made of Columbus Zonal tubing and very nicely finished, nice smooth welds everwhere. Handbuilt by mr Somec himself, Oliviero Gallegati. The top and down tube are tear drop shaped with what looks like the faintest hint of a crimp running end to end. Paint just looks white in the photos but is actually slightly pearlescent and catches the sun nicely.

    The Alpina, not for sale separately, has a pivot probably around the 24/25cm mark in length.

    The Record headset is in good condition.

    The frame has some paint chips from U-locks but is otherwise in good condition, no dints, no cracks. Stickers are easily removed, they're mostly the wonderful combo of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu & Mameshiba. The fork has a couple of chips around the dropouts but is otherwise in very good condition.

    A quick seach online for Somec Tempest will find you the previous owners far nicer build and photos, but here's what it's looked like with my rough/daily build:

    Plenty more pictures available over here.

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    Yeah mid 90's ti, and then the finish which is a bit odd, there's the colour you can see but it and the whole frame are under a kind of clear coat that picks off almost like spray on plastic, it's mostly ok but cracked in a couple of places. Where it's coated the front derailleur mount it's like a 3d shell, you can pick it off and put it back again.

    Dunno if Carrera made their own ti frames or if it would be by someone else but it's quite nice all the same.

    Nice to find some solidarity for the pink tyres, both here and on pignonfixe.com. I was expecting angst and gnashing of teeth.

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    Put on some Chorus derailleurs.

    Left to do now is think about that steerer - either chop or replace with a shorter fork - and the wheels, which don't really need replacing but it would be nice to have a black pair of rims.

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    That's in Ashikaga.

    There's a good chance it too is a Paris-Tours as it has the same frame details as a number of others I've seen. Cycles Gillen and Paris-Tours were both in the same suburb, Montreuil and they almost certainly had there hand in others such as this bad boy .

    Might be obvious but a gorgeous Paris-Tours like yours is high on my to get list :)

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