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  • Centenary +2 ride today 18th June. 2pm start at Gloucester Road ending at Varonha at about 4pm. Map here­.15/51.4128/-0.0515. Route covers Roberts workshops and associated shops.

  • Thanks for a lovely and educational ride!
    And nice to meet a friendly and knowledgeable crowd!
    Wish I could have stayed until the end of the Vaz headquarters visit!

    Up for contributing to a plaque if this is being organised.

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  • Bit the bullet, cost a fortune. Can't wait to have time to build it up although it'll be spares box stuff as ive spent all my money!

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  • Steve Goff and c and g in liverpool did the repairs/ enamel. Very pleased.

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  • I'm sad I couldn't attend the Centenary ride as I'm out of the country. Looking forward to take this beauty out of storage and ride it again!

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  • May I ask how C and G charged? I didn't even know they were still in business?

  • Really nice lo-pro. I have a Chas Roberts road bike in exactly the same colour and decals. Paint is coming away in a few spots so am thinking of possibly getting some more paint maybe just to touch up. Any idea what the paint is and where I can get some? Have you ever touched up/ resprayed yours? Cheers

  • 245 pounds plain enamel and lug lining and apply transfers I supplied, frame only. Got the forks re chromed in a place in Birmingham, I think they were 75.

  • Nice! Mine has faded quite a lot, but the more hidden areas still show a very flashy pink. I bought it from a previous owner and I haven't touched the paint (only a light buff). It has a couple of marks, though. I kept it dry and applied rust protection inside the frame when I built it up.

    In my case, because of the fading I think it's hard to touch up and I would rather keep the beauty marks and simply protect them with a clear coating.
    The chromed fork is in a bad state, tho. I could do with recommendations for re-chroming.

    I'm sorry I couldn't be of help. Being a low-pro has probably seen less miles and harsh weather conditions compare to a road or tourer of similar age.

  • No worries. Rust protection and Clear coat could be the way to go actually, would be nice to keep all the signs of use since the early 90s.

  • Did a ride with Mrs Underuser’s work at the weekend. The minibus and trailer people they used to get us back to London have fucked the paint, scratched back to steel, on mine and the wife’s bikes. Mine also now has a dent on the top tube.
    Who is good for resprays?
    Will the dent be fixable/ new tube / live with it? It looks worse in real life but still isn’t a massive ding but I am fucking annoyed.
    Mine is the blue one.

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  • Go see Dave at Colourtech. Likely he painted them in the first place.

    Get the dent filled.

  • Dent definitely fixable and fillable but id touch them up and ride, resprays ain't cheap...

  • Don't suppose the minibus and trailer people have insurance?

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