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TangleNZ

Member since Mar 2009 • Last active Feb 2015
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    I was heading South from Regents Park to my girlies place after a few (too many) beers. I had three corners to negotiate...I cut the first one too tight and hit the curb, flying off but landing safely without injury. The second corner, I took too tight again and hit the curb. Luckily I was able to land much the same as i did on the first corner. No Injury. While cycling at speed to the last corner I chanted "don't cut it tight, don't cut it tight...etc" As I entered the corner I stayed away from the curb, but didn't think to look at the scaffolding surrounding the corner. My left shoulder struck an upright, my body was thrown from my bike and forced me to complete a flat 360 spin in the air before i landed in a crumpled heap. I stumbled into the nearby hospital where they begrudgingly patched me up (I didn't know it was a womans only hospital) The bruises and grazes healed, but the scars and the memory of why not to cut corners have lingered on 20 years later.

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    My fathers house is all giving... I found some GB Maes handle bars in the attic along with an adjustable GB stem :-) and I have the brooks saddle on order. Things are looking quite good at the moment. I have a question about the paddles, What would people suggest as replacements for Brampton Quill or Webb Quill? Also some pointers about a suitable crank etc would be very helpful. Thanks in advance :-)

    Edit: Oh I also found some GB Brakes, the spring is broken but i am sure I can find another one if I look in the box of bike bits.

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    Once again I am amazed at the powers of the internet and its forums. Thanks to all who have commented and responded.

    Is that a seized alloy stem?
    time for the caustic soda...

    That rack, and the gusset on the right hand stays, look like they were welded on (badly) by someone else later. Why would a time trial bike have a luggage rack?

    Yes it is a seized alloy stem :-( My brother could not remove the stem for shipping so he cut it off.

    The rack was braised on in the 1950's while my father was in france. I kind of like it but also know that its not original. I think I will have it removed when I get the frame fixed and painted.

    The welding on the dropout was done by a Garage mechanic in the early 1990's to enable my father to continue on the tour he was doing.

    With regards to the shopping list, is google my best friend for finding second hand bits and pieces? Or are there better ways of going about it? I have found the appropriate handlebars and stem on these forums, and am just waiting for the seller to PM me back.

    Thanks again in advance.

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    Cheers for that, but the brochure states 27 inch wheels. Being a noob to building a bike from scratch I am looking for a little more info as to what to search for. searching 26 inch wheels on google gives way too many results ;-) I also want to know what bottom bracket and headset to use. While this is a project of love, the pockets are deep but not bottomless.

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    OK, now comes the hard part...

    I am looking for the right parts to fit out my frame. I believe that i have the "Scott Time Trial or Mass Start Model". The saddle and the handle bars were easy enough to find...but everything else is proving a little harder to track down.

    Does anyone have any ideas on where i should start my search for the breaks, pedals and crank? I am wanting to keep them as close to original as poss.

    Also what would you suggest as a wheel choice?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

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    OK, I am finally home and have taken some pics.

    Here is the frame as I recieved it.

    Bonus brochure Pics

    Well...Now what the hell do I do :-)

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    I will post some photos as soon as i have the bike in my hot little hands. I will also post some scans of a brochure that i have just found among my fathers junk. It lists all the bikes F. H. Scott made at around the time the frame was built. I will have the bike at the end of jan and will post pics then.

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    Wow, thanks, you are brilliant. Where did you find that info? You have made me feel like an internet newbie ;-)

    Edit: I just saw the link, thanks.

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    My father has begrudgingly gifted me his old bike, and now it is to be my project. I am wanting some history on the manufacturer really. I have tried my regular searching and have come up with blanks about the frames history.

    This is what i know....

    It was made from 531 tubing in the 1950's as a sprint bike. This was told to my father by Mr Scott outside his shop in about 1960. It was a gold or brown colour originally, with "light weight" wheels and handle bars.

    My father has owned the bike ever since. I remember that when riding it as a teenager it had an unusually large frame. I dont have any pictures at the moment sorry.

    Any help with finding the history of this bike would be great.

    Cheers.

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