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    Good on you Ann, you sound very passionate and...

    Good on you Ann, you sound very passionate and have some very nice bikes. With 4 small children, I can't really appreciate just how hard it must be to find time for a hobby let alone arranging...
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    You probably have the room to fit a campy Delta...

    You probably have the room to fit a campy Delta brake but the first generation Delta's were probably the next generation of brake technology being introduced in or around 1986. I personally love the...
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    Thanks devinfan.

    Thanks devinfan.
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    I think the first thing to do is settle on an...

    I think the first thing to do is settle on an approximate build date - I'm suggesting pre Master which would be 1983/4/5. Colnago obviously designed the frame with the unusual RHS exit hole for the...
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    This may be a bit 'out there' but I was...

    This may be a bit 'out there' but I was considering why the rear exit hole for the brake cable was located on the RHS of the top tube. My answer is that it was placed there to line-up with the rear...
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    From first photo to the last photo - enthralling....

    From first photo to the last photo - enthralling. Love the simple story too.

    Bruce Gordon is the type of bike person I would love to have been - if I had those skills

    Thanks gomango.
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    Yes, still brakeless but much more careful now. I...

    Yes, still brakeless but much more careful now. I could never skid and I had few near misses. I remember living in Christchurch NZ in the mid 70's and riding a fixed wheel. If I went flat-out down...
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    Hi AZORCH, Such a lovely bike and thanks for...

    Hi AZORCH, Such a lovely bike and thanks for taking me on the build journey. There are some wonderful bikes/frames on display in your thread as well. British bikes of this era are so interesting - I...
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    Yes, a frustrating learning curve but everything...

    Yes, a frustrating learning curve but everything was well considered and tailored to your requirements. Your Vitus frame is lovely and worth the effort. Congratulations on the derailleur hanger...
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    I wouldn't bother stripping the frame to find a...

    I wouldn't bother stripping the frame to find a Colnago cutout - My guess is that one doesn't exist. I think it would be a job no one would bother doing. From your photos the frame paint looks to be...
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    Where did you come by it. Can you contact the...

    Where did you come by it. Can you contact the previous owner and question her/him? I suppose you have gone down that track already Ann.
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    I can appreciate your need to build a single...

    I can appreciate your need to build a single speed bike. Takes me back too. I used to love riding an old track bike and enjoyed many years of commuting on one. No brakes, just your wits and a little...
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    YES - they are viewable. Wow, this frame is...

    YES - they are viewable.

    Wow, this frame is in much better condition that I first thought. It looks quite original to me.

    I agree with your excellent description of tubes, lugs, etc.

    My...
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    The photo's are not available to the general...

    The photo's are not available to the general public on that site Ann. There may be some way of making them open for public viewing.

    Knowing the frame and it's unusual build specs. I'm sure it...
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    Yes steel can be real fun. It's really...

    Yes steel can be real fun.

    It's really difficult to make out just what this bike has to offer from that angle. It kind of puts me off a bit. Why not post a photo that better describes the bike if...
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    Mittens - my lesson for today. I used to use...

    Mittens - my lesson for today. I used to use motorcycle gloves when the weather turned really cold here - and I'm talking in the region of 0 to +3 degrees!!! I think my poor little fingers still felt...
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    Thanks for showing me those photos of your...

    Thanks for showing me those photos of your friend's bike. It's really nice to see an original one owner bike and one with a known history and a great story to boot. It looks like it has been enjoyed...
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    It's looking good. I will ALWAYS agree to a...

    It's looking good. I will ALWAYS agree to a Campagnolo upgrade - hahaha. It looks like a fantastic riding bike.

    -15……..I can't imagine, in my wildest dreams, what -15 must feel like let alone...
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    No more napping - photos required.

    No more napping - photos required.
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    I'd like to add my admiration and...

    I'd like to add my admiration and congratulations. A wonderful frame and great collection of components so far. This will be some special bike.

    Clements - my vote.
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    +1

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    Very mysterious mood lighting - I can tell it's...

    Very mysterious mood lighting - I can tell it's going to be a strong love affair with your new bike. Lovely bike and a bargain purchase price. Congratulations.
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    I Know, I know, I know………still learning that lesson too.

    I wonder what the diameter of a stick of Dynamite is? Would it be 27.2mm?
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    Next time you stand for Office, I'm voting for...

    Next time you stand for Office, I'm voting for you…..I like the way you think.
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    . Haha - yes you're right……and a finite number...

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    Haha - yes you're right……and a finite number of bike riders too.

    Felony? haha. If you own more than one bike is that hording? Looks like I'm off to Jail.

    I get what you mean though - good...
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