I'm gearing up to sell my matching Roberts track and road bikes... is there anyone on here that might be interested in taking both? The track bike is just a frame now and the road bike won't be for sale until I take delivery of a new bike in April... it seems a shame to split them up so thought I'd post to gauge interest:
Are the both about a 54/55?
Roberts 26" wheel snow leopard, came to me in pink glitter with a horrible mix of components for only £50 from an auction.
Promptly sitripped it and Sold all the XTR M900 off it then spent the profits on new paint and decals.
Then chose My favorite workhorse groupset - Deore DX - and set too making it a bike again,
This is a total lesson in how to do a Current Projects thread. One post, bang bang results. Lots to love about that build, well done
That Snow Leopard is swoon-worthy!
Picked this up from the powdercoater yesterday, RAL traffic white, really nice finish - got up this morning & a fresh set of decals landed on the doormat right on time!
Excuse the abysmal photos
Cheers! was contemplating going jazzy with the colour but I had white & white decals at the back of my mind since I picked it up so stuck with it & glad I did, nice & subtle.
Alas I'll have to resist throwing shiny bits at it as it's too big for me, was good to restore it to a semblance of its former glory though. Haven't gotten round to digging up any more info from the frame number so the exact tubing is a mystery, Campag dropouts / Cinelli BB & top eyes but that's as much as I know!
Due to @amey 's unrelenting teasing about mismatched finishing kit - tho now the cranks and frame pump don't match either -I put some neoclassic bars on, swapped in compact cranks (I didn't know 7950 was a thing when I built it 😫) and put some mudguards on. I am very tempted to stick a nice dynamo on but in the wise words of @pastry_bot that would be 'project creep'
Woof! That’s lovely
Verre nice! Git you some frame protectors on them cable housings. That lush finish needs to be maintained.
Forget the dynamo, next upgrade HAS to be Campagnolo
sorry just saw this - both more like 53 st / 54 tt (ctc)
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