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Old 02-22-14, 08:23 AM
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Update on Holdsworth Mistral

I've finished the paint, lacquered over the decals and refitted the head badge. I'm leaving the paint to harden for a week or two before going over it with a polishing compound.

It's not perfect, but it is pretty good and I'm delighted. I'm loving the colour!

I fitted the fork to the frame and reinstalled the b/b and, just so I can handle it easier and hang it in the garage, fitted the old fixie wheels and bars.

I'm now going to build some nice wheels onto a pair of NOS Campag Record High Flange Record hubs, get the centrepulls polished and look for a Cinelli quill stem, nice seatpost and a Brooks.

Some updated photos, and one showing it ensconsed on the back wall of the garage.
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1995 Cinelli Supercorsa (Columbus SLX)
1980s Holdsworth Mistral fixed (531)
2005 Dahon Speed 6 (folder)
(YES I LIKE STEEL)
2008 Viking Saratoga tandem
2008 Micmo Sirocco Hybrid (aluminium!)
2012 BTwin Rockrider 8.1

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Old 02-22-14, 08:28 AM
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Wow that bike is turning out great! Can't wait to see it's final stage. Curious though.. is that a unicycle I spy hanging upside down in the top of the garage pic?
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Old 02-22-14, 08:34 AM
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Looking real nice!
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I especially appreciate the contrasting head tube color and seat tube band on this bike.
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Looks fantastic. I think yellow is an under-used color.

Makes me miss the one I had. Wonderful riding bike.
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Brilliant colour choice, it looks great! I also love the bar tape/paint combinations on your other bikes. You have unusual taste, and I mean that as a compliment.
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
Wow that bike is turning out great! Can't wait to see it's final stage. Curious though.. is that a unicycle I spy hanging upside down in the top of the garage pic?
It is indeed! I can ride it a bit, but it's really a controlled fall.
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It is indeed! I can ride it a bit, but it's really a controlled fall.
I sympathize.. I have a home made ultimate wheel, and it is also just controlled(ish) falling.
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