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Old 08-28-15, 11:08 AM
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Roberts nude.

Roberts is stripped and off to Tomii.
All 531/Campy dropouts

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Old 08-28-15, 11:19 AM
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Freaking awesome !

What colour ? Must have missed the back story, did you just get this or rode it hard till the paint fell off ?
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I didn't see my Mooney stripped but I did get to see and handle the new fork that went with that paint job. And a clean Peter Mooney fork is a joy to behold. I saw both my customs in pre paint or decal mode, but they were welded ti, not lugger steel.

Clean metal work is beautiful.

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Old 08-28-15, 11:35 AM
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Freaking awesome !

What colour ? Must have missed the back story, did you just get this or rode it hard till the paint fell off ?

Recently got this one. Going to have the cantis moved to 650b and some other braze work done.

Still deciding the color(s)
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Old 10-19-15, 11:21 AM
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As Nao Tomii finds time, a few updates

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Hey, Kickstands are cool. by Nao Tomii, on Flickr

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That internal cable routing is beautiful.
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I feel that if you are going to renovate a frame, the renovation should exceed the original in all ways. You have done exactly that. Very, very nice. I never, ever, ever expected that I'd agree with adding a kick-stand plate, but you have changed my mind!

What is the serial number of your Roberts?

Please post more pics!
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That's a really nice frame. I don't know much about c&v frames, so I was
wondering what the idea is behind having no shifter bosses. I realize a ring
with bosses can go on the downtube, but is that to offer flexibility in
placement?
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Very pretty. What is the plan for this one? Besides "650b and other some other braze work". Road, dirt, loaded/unloaded, yes, etc, etc...
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Old 10-19-15, 03:43 PM
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Whew, not me.

We are all better for it.
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Very impressive flog! I love your posts.
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sexy af
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I was hoping for Julia Roberts.
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I was hoping for Julia Roberts.
I was worried it was going to be Supreme Court pr0n!
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The bike will have extra water bottle mounts, downtube tube shifter bosses, spread the rear to 130 and have a curved seat stay bridge replace the straight, new canti mounts front and rear, cable stay for rear brakes, extra fender and rack braze-ons for future flexibility, cables run below BB. Nao removed the rack mounts from inside the stays and brazed new one outside.

I also told Nao to do anything else he sees fit, hence the leather chain slap deal. I'm not sure if I'll like it but I trust Nao, some stuff on the Tomii I wasn't sure but it is a perfect result IMO.

I'm going to put a modern drive train on it. I've found that I just ride the bikes with brifters etc. more often. Likely 2x11 as I did on my Tomii. Paul brakes and the VO style rando racks.

Probably 35mm Compass tires with 45mm Tanaka or Honjo fenders.

Roberts is a well regarded builder, and Roberts was my Mom’s maiden name so
I think it’s cool to have one.

All my bikes will eventually be my daughter Sarah’s (she and I ride the same size) so I enjoy putting them
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Originally Posted by davester View Post
I was hoping for Julia Roberts.
I was hoping that title would get more looks at my thread!
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I feel that if you are going to renovate a frame, the renovation should exceed the original in all ways. You have done exactly that. Very, very nice. I never, ever, ever expected that I'd agree with adding a kick-stand plate, but you have changed my mind!

What is the serial number of your Roberts?

Please post more pics!
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serial is 680
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Serial # 680 makes it about 1972-1974
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Nice...looking forward to seeing a finished product!
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Serial # 680 makes it about 1972-1974
Thanks!
There was some discussion of it being 086 or 680. We decided 680 was likely.
So Charles or Chas?
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I was wondering if you bought the Roberts. This should be good.
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Moving along

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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
That's a really nice frame. I don't know much about c&v frames, so I was
wondering what the idea is behind having no shifter bosses. I realize a ring
with bosses can go on the downtube, but is that to offer flexibility in
placement?
Back in the early 70s, it became fashionable to reduce the number of brazeons on frames and clamp all of the components on. I believe it was the good folks at Colnago that pushed this fashion trend on us. Their stated reasoning was that it's bad for the tubes to heat them up and stick parts to them. The real reason was simply that brazeons cost money and fewer brazeons make for more profit. It's the same reason that Colnago came out with straight blades on forks. It costs money (time) to bend fork blades.
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Thanks for sharing these, I saw the pics on Flickr and wondered what he was working on. It's a real treat to see the mods in raw steel. Neat project!
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What the thought on racks for it?

Here I'd forgotten that I stood on my head to read my sn to help resolve the 680 vs 089 issue. These bikes have great details and you've upped the ante.
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