1st Restoration (1981 Pat Rohan)

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  • Doing a restoration on a Pat Rohan frame.

    With the exception of my seat-post and stem EVERYTHING else is original and I'm hoping to finish it off with some refreshed decals.

    Currently the only part of the frame not sanded is the downtube with the original lettering.

    Does anyone have a Pat Rohan bike, pictures of one, or links to some examples? Anyone have original labels?? Will pay a fair price for the real deal - my build is on hold until I find the elusive S.O.B's!

  • Tried H Llyod Cycles?

  • Benny Hill, you sir deserve a pint or 3!

    Cheers

  • I have a Pat Rohan frame, bought from hilary. I'll see if I can find the pictures he took, if not I'll put up some photos of it when I get home.

  • suggest call King Cycles in Rayners Lane -Middlesex they took over Pat's shop (where I worked in my mispent youth....)

    They might still have some left ........

    from www.bt.com 020 8868 6262 451 Rayners Lane, Pinner. HA5 5ET

  • Damn... cheers for all the info guys
    +1 to Diablo - Awesome

  • the last I knew Pat (famous for his sayings- oh gawks & wiffles, oh he''s got a brazed on knob, I can see light through his balls ) and his wife Gill are somewhere in the Littlehampton area

  • Ok... so I've called Kings cycles and done some research. The guy who answered (I'm guessing the current owner) tells me it was indeed Pat who owned the shop and Ron Thomas(?) rang a bell....

    The only problem is, he bought the shop from Pat 18years ago back in 1993 and has no contact details for either guys. Most likely he is past his cycling days by now, moved on, retired from the trade etc. The other sad news is - the shop/workshop was completely cleared out, and what wasnt packed up and taken was binned....

    A bit sad really but interesting to piece together a bit more of the vague information anyway.

    Jamiejay - if you've got or could post some pics of the frame details and badge(?) I'm going to attempt to recreate some high quality stickers true to original colours etc.

    Any help is appreciated!

  • Andy.

    I would LOVE to see you manage an airbrushed version of this!

    :)

  • oh.. sorry the call was wasted

    FEK ! the shop/workshop was completely cleared out, and what wasnt packed up and taken was binned....

    There was tons of it in there........

    18 years ago......

  • Andy.

    I would LOVE to see you manage an airbrushed version of this!

    :)

    Piggy - It's not going to be airbrushed.... I'm going to... Handpaint on after penciling on a detailed outline! Once i've done that Im going to get copies of the stencils done as adhesive seethrough transfers or something else incredibly thin.

    We'll see.. could take me an extra week if I take the wrong route on this one but I want to make it spot on

  • p.s Kind of makes me wish I'd got Deep Gold colour Spray for all the lugs.. lovely colour on the badge..

  • FInally got to the stage where I could do the undercoat - Not long to doing the decals now... fingers crossed I don't mess up the gloss black first...

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  • When you're done can you knock up one of these for my Create?

  • Hahaha - gotta be joking... unless you mean just painted. And even then it a little outside my skills.
    Im probably just going to be painting straight on to frame - don't think id risk it on someone elses bike!

  • Argos cycles do a MASSIVE range of decals. Proberbly one of the most expensive frame restorers out there though the quality is excellant

  • Link http://www.argoscycles.com/gallery.htm don't let the name put you off lol. Ive seen the work they do and you won't find any better.

  • Hahaha - gotta be joking... unless you mean just painted. And even then it a little outside my skills.
    Im probably just going to be painting straight on to frame - don't think id risk it on someone elses bike!

    Was joke. Was unfunny. Can't wait to see your skills though.

  • Hmmm... at those prices I might just carry on doing it myself! Completely restored by hand for approx £60 & 5 weekends enjoyable work :) It won't be oven cured, but Ill be proud of it until the rain makes the colours run

  • HA ha. No I was saying you may get the decals from Argos ?

  • Well - If they've got them that would take a huge amount of work off my hands. Got to be honest though, the only version I've ever seen in perfect condition is the one above in the picture.

    Will give them a call anyway. Cheers

  • If Argos ain't got em Im sure they'll tell you who does. Good luck with it. Be nice to see it finished

  • Thanks - will post the next stage soon enough ;)

  • Cinelli badge

    Do the art work, take it to a process engravers, cut out the outside shape, paint the colours.

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