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Old 04-17-12, 08:50 AM   #1
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Old Condor starts it's comeback

I've just dropped my old circa 1963 Condor off for a respray. The instruction was to find the darkest metalic blue they could - light black!
The MD of Condor sent me some nice new gold waterslide decals and enamel headbadge to finish off with. I think he was appalled at the cellulose paint job and DIY transfers.
The lugs are Nervex Professional and the tubing 531DB.
I need to source some parts, but it's not going to be a period build as I intend to use it a hell of a lot.
Sitting about is a Campag Super record chainset from 77, some Fiammes on Super record 27 x 11/4" wheels and a Brooks Swift.
I'll be running down tube shifters on a 5 speed block. No need for more on long steady solo rides.
I intend to use bright red tape and cables against the dark blue.
The frame should be back by Friday.
BTW this isn't a monies no object build, just bits I had from decades ago and a frame that 'fell' my way.
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Old 04-17-12, 09:02 AM   #2
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It sounds like a great bike! The Nervex Pro lugs are beautiful, and I'm sure your bike will look as well once complete.

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Old 04-17-12, 10:36 AM   #3
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I've just dropped my old circa 1963 Condor off for a respray. The instruction was to find the darkest metalic blue they could - light black!
You had better provide pics, and good ones at that, or risk being banned from C&V for a period of one year and a day.
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Here's the seat stay detail (sorry only got a phone camera) the thick cellulose doesn't do it any favors. I think this is what you called a 'Randonneur' bike back then.


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Love those English bikes!
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That is some real crisp lugwork, and cantilever equipped? Skraw!
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Old 04-29-12, 02:28 PM   #7
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Got it back, but need some daylight for piccys.
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Got it back, but need some daylight for piccys.
I can't wait to see more of that bike chilipapa! Bring on more pics once you have some better light, please.
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Old 05-01-12, 11:26 AM   #9
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Build plans have changed.
I've ordered a Sturmey Archer 2 speed kick hub. So it'll have the aesthetics of an old English steel fixed bike, but with a get out of jail free gear.
So hold on a moment!
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You skipped a step in a C&V build, usually I will build it up first. Admire my handy work, then take it apart and then build it as something else.
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Old 05-01-12, 03:59 PM   #11
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Now I need something old and Continental to build around my Campag rear wheel!
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