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Old 04-30-19, 06:22 PM
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Will this possibly be made in England? Anything in particular I should look for in the serial?
I'm pretty much set on buying it if it fits me. Might still buy it and fix it up and sell it if it's too big. Lady said it was a 21" she thought. I'm 5'5.5" on a good day- will I fit it?

Doesn't look like they have the frame pump or fenders though.
Its got a long top tube for a 21" frame. So even if a 21" is not too tall the 22.5" top tube may be too long. I'm 5'-7-1/2" and a 21" center to top frame fits me well but with a 22.5" top tube I have to use a 70 or 80 mm stem - fairly short.
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Old 04-30-19, 07:43 PM
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Sorry. I didn't realize how old this post was.
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Old 05-05-19, 07:11 AM
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Can't decide whether I want to go with a black or honey colored Brooks B17. The black would match the stripes and the head badge, but the honey would give it some pop and look good with matching leather bar tape?
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Old 05-05-19, 01:01 PM
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bumping so I can find this thread to change the title

eta: bike looks really nice

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Latest additions:
Brooks B17 in honey
Sun CR-18 27" wheels with Origin 8 hubs (good middle of the line set)
Panaracer Pasalea gunwale 27x1.25
Fizik faux leather bar tape in honey (close match to the saddle)
Will take pics once I have all the wheels on and bars wrapped, etc.

I've put all the parts back on the bike - obviously once I start cabling it I may have to slightly adjust a few things, but, it's getting closer.

Still need help with:
-What color cable housing? Thinking white at this point since tan doesn't exist in the world anymore..
-Pedals. What are some good pedals that would fit the vintage look, can be used with any type of shoe, but will also take a toe cage?
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