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    Greetings

    I'm from the South East of England originally, now living in London. I started riding when I was a kid with my Dad and brother, out and about in the glorious Kent countryside but managed to fall out of the saddle during my twenties when I moved to London - where the pleasure is somewhat diminshed. But am now resolved to get back in the habit.

    I've had a Geoff Wiles bike since 1991 (for those of you who don't know of him, Geoff was an English champion racer in the 70s and opened a shop in Strood in Kent in the 80s). It's a lovely bright red Reynolds 531 frame with 501 forks and pretty basic Shimano EXAGE groupset (not the prettiest) and a biopace crank. After having nearly spoilt myself with a new bike in the past few years I finally decided I'd be happier renovating what I already have so am getting a respray and upgrading the spec with some NOS campagnolo parts from the late 80s early 90s. I may need to ask some advice from some of you when it comes to sticking it together...

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    Hello plumbleboy, I know that the folks at the Classic & Vintage forum would LOVE to see photos of your bike, and they'd also be happy to help you with that upgrade .

    Welcome to BF!

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    Hello

    I see you're from Kent too... albeit a different Kent about 5 thousand miles west from me! And yes, you're right, I should get some pics up on the site very soon. (not quite sure how to do that but will work it out I'm sure...) Worth documenting the whole process methinks.

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    My Kent is named after the one in England! Uses the same white horse and all .

    I'm originally from Swinton, Lancashire, though .

    Yes, documenting the whole process would be a brilliant idea!

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