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Old 11-22-21, 12:11 PM
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Southern Cross bike/ need help with info?

Picked this up at local thrift shop because of the campy parts. Then took a closer look at the frame and saw it was quite lovely! It seems like a vintage bike that someone upgrade to 7 speed brifters, and so the rear campy derailluer and shifters are gone I did an internet search, and found the builder was English who spent time in Austraila and who is known for tandem builds. Does anyone know more, and does this qualify as saved from the dump? It was 1/2 off $40 so $20 for the bike. It is my size, and don't plan to restore it to original, as I do not have any camp parts.
Just wanted to share and maybe get some back story.
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Old 11-22-21, 12:14 PM
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Wow! Great find for $20! Kinda rough but some fabulous components on it. I’m looking forward to hearing more about this machine.
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Wow! Great find for $20! Kinda rough but some fabulous components on it. I’m looking forward to hearing more about this machine.
Sure,will keep you posted. Here in Santa Cruz, we ride a lot of our bikes rough looking, but fine tuned machines. I am going to clean it up just a bit, and give it a test ride it before I invest in a breakdown and full rebuild. I will probably remove those nasty brifters and wide handlebars too. LOTS to do and so much fun. Thanks for reading and commenting!
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Sure,will keep you posted. Here in Santa Cruz, we ride a lot of our bikes rough looking, but fine tuned machines.
My name indicates I am in 100% on board with this plan!

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Pedals will be swapped soon. Low priority…
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That is quite a neat bike, higher end tubes and parts, from an obscure brand. Love that type, great find!
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Not sure if you came across the bicycles.net.au forum thread: https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/v...cross#p1523613

His daughter Judy and son Rob chimed in - if you wanted more info you could perhaps try to contact them. (I'm a member on the forum if you wanted me to try to PM them - they're not active though.)
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My name indicates I am in 100% on board with this plan!

My Legnano

Pedals will be swapped soon. Low priority…
Very Cool! Pedals can always wait as long as the bearings and chain are good.
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That is quite a neat bike, higher end tubes and parts, from an obscure brand. Love that type, great find!
Me too, I really lucked out. This thing is a delight. Gave it a little test ride today and it is a real keeper. Cheers!
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Thanks so much. Great reading! What a group of originals. Too bad Phil Woods didn't make it to the round up.
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Not sure if you came across the bicycles.net.au forum thread: https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/v...cross#p1523613

His daughter Judy and son Rob chimed in - if you wanted more info you could perhaps try to contact them. (I'm a member on the forum if you wanted me to try to PM them - they're not active though.)
Thanks Pin,
I will pass on the family connection, though I am getting more info about Lang and his bikes. Appreciate the link! Cheers
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I like it!! I bet that will clean and shine up quite nicely without too much work.
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Looks like a pretty sweet frame. I didn't spot any 531 decals other than what's on the fork though; is there something on the frame itself?

Hopefully no stuck seatpost/stem. (I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.) And speaking of the seatpost, I've paid quite a bit more for just that component than you did for your whole bike. Looks like a win to me!
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