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want a Rambouillet so bad I can taste it...problem is, I can't afford
built up this clone with a total investment of around 600 bucks..
The frame is a 80's Raleigh, about 63mm I think, I ordered some
threaded eyelets from a frame building web site, and brazed them
on myself. Extras on the dropouts and some for rack mounting front
and rear...paint job is by rattle can, again done by me, with care
taken to make sure I started with a smooth surface, and color sanding
in between coats. Resurectio decals are from Rivendell, and I scored
a Rivendell headbadge on eBay for my baby.Crank is a T/A stronglight
triple I got at an estate auction, Wheels are made up of Mallard
french hubs laced to Alesa Belgium rims rolling Contential Gator
Skin 700 X 28 gums. Derailleurs are Suntour Mountech front and rear
controled with Suntour friction bar ends. Brakes are good old Weinmann
center pulls with Cool-Stop pads fired by Cane Creek levers. A no
name seatpost holds a Brooks Honey/Brass B-17. Stem is Nito 12cm
holding Nitto noodle bars, the wide 48cm ones...I like em wide.
Lets see, there is a Tange-Falcon headset....Oh yes wood fenders
by Cody Davis, back when he used to sell them on eBay...got mine
for a hundred bucks.Pedals are SP 250's with big Cyclepro clips
so I can commute and not have to change shoes. Racks are both Jim
Blackburn, given to me by a non cycling friend who bought them at
a garage sale for me.Also have a brass bell on there, bar are wrapped
with brown cotton tape, secured with hemp twine and then schellaced,
I also wrapped the chain stay in the same fashion instead of using
a snap on plastic guard.....
about it! I ride to and from work, and lots of weekend riding like
rails to trails and orginized rides such as the 'Tour De Stooge'
the No Balogna and the Springfield (ILL) Capitol City Century