My hack bike (WIP)

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Paul 8v
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My hack bike (WIP)

Postby Paul 8v » Sun Apr 04, 2010 20:02 pm

Hoping this will be a bit of a sleeper and the fact the paint is pretty tired will mean it has less chance of being nicked from the pub hopefully! I'm building it up as a fixed gear to hopefully improve my pedaling technique and it'll be my training bike.
Frame is an old Holdsworth 531 which has already got a steel Campagnolo headset fitted
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Excuse the cat, she like to get in all the photos!
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Some wide angle cantis to hopefully slow it down

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Gold chain

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The most uncomfortable saddle in the world but it'll be swapped for a charge eventually

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Camapagnolo chainset converted to a single ring, about a fraction of th price of a Pista one of Ebay!

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Postby explosifpete » Sun Apr 04, 2010 20:18 pm

looks rubbish :D

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Postby Paul 8v » Sun Apr 04, 2010 20:24 pm

Cheers Pete :lol:

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Postby Angry Bird » Sun Apr 04, 2010 20:40 pm

Very nice, recently did a restorationon a nice old 531, gonna give it to a mate who has an mtb but no road bike

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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby redvee » Sun Apr 04, 2010 22:23 pm

Paul 8v wrote:Image


Poor cat's green eyed with envy :lol:

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Postby Hibbs » Mon Apr 05, 2010 09:07 am

Paul, I've got a Charge (black cromo version) going spare - it's done about 500 miles this winter, looks fairly new, £10 including postage and it's yours. No probs with it at all, I've just replaced all my saddles with cut-out versions. If you're interested PM me your email and I'll send a couple of photos over.

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Postby Paul 8v » Mon Apr 05, 2010 15:53 pm

Next stage:
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A few more bits that need to be fitted
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Postby explosifpete » Wed Apr 07, 2010 09:16 am

getting there and looking quite nice, when are the wheels coming?

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Postby Paul 8v » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:00 am

Being built at the moment, Gonnna be Zenith large flange track hubs, ACI Double butted stainless spokes and then Mavic CXP30/ Ambrosio /Alex equivalent medium depth rims (whatever they've got with the right number of holes)
I haven't screwed the B/B all the way in as i know you have to adjust the cups to set up the chainline on the Miche B/Bs and I haven't got the mega sized allen key for fitting the cranks
Might pop in and say hi later, have the golden beauties turned up yet? :D

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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby IT66T » Fri Apr 26, 2013 21:00 pm

Did you ever finish the bike mate as it was starting to look really good ....
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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby Paul 8v » Fri Apr 26, 2013 22:01 pm

I did! Haven't ridden it for a while as I have a lowest back injury and it just beats me up over the rough ground unfortunately. Also a bit of a monster gear when I need to be spinning more to take the pressure off my back. Does go like a rocket though as there is nothing of it!

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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby IT66T » Fri Apr 26, 2013 23:53 pm

It is a shame you can't really ride it then as it sounds a cracking piece of kit but i suppose thats how things go some time's :roll: ..
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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby RideOnTime » Sat Apr 27, 2013 06:19 am

shame. Nice pussy though (Carry On)...

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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby Lysander » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:00 am

Love the cat!

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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby Paul 8v » Sat Apr 27, 2013 15:48 pm

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As promised

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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby IT66T » Sat Apr 27, 2013 17:01 pm

What a beaut 8) , i'd love to take it for a spin but i'm pretty certain your glad to read that i don't have any cycling shoes or you might permanently lose sight of it :evil: ..
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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby Paul 8v » Sat Apr 27, 2013 17:18 pm

Pedals are currently on the Domane, unfortunately with the way my back is this just kills it, can't bend your legs over dodgy road surfaces and it just kills my spine! Was fine before the accident though. Might have to sell this unfortunately, as lovely as it is :-(

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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby IT66T » Sat Apr 27, 2013 17:48 pm

I'd be interested in buying but i'm currently after an MTB at the moment so a road bike would have to wait till next year unfortunately which is a shame as i'd certainly buy it off you so how bad was the accident ? ..
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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby Paul 8v » Sat Apr 27, 2013 20:18 pm

There were two accidents up in front of me and I'd stopped and managed to avoid them, about 4 cars stopped behind me then someone in a van drove in to the back of the que at full speed (He must have been on his phone not to see the carnage in front) That was last February and it still isn't better, looking at either an op or cortisone unfortunately :-(

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Re: My hack bike (WIP)

Postby IT66T » Sat Apr 27, 2013 21:53 pm

That seems like a right stinker of an accident so what was the best option to go for according to the doctor or was it one of those scenarios where the doctor says it's your choice as their isn't much difference in the outcome from either :( ..
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