F R Russell

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by biggs682, 30 Jun 2017.

  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Well i had this box arrive today

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    i wonder what could be inside ?

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    Oooo these look like they could be pedal related

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    And it looks to be red in colour
     
  2. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Odd colour for a washing machine.
     
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  3. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Something that really should have gone to household waste?:smile:
     
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  4. OP
    OP
    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    seeing as i missed your bike i had to have something more in keeping with the rest of my stable ^_^
     
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  5. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
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  6. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Levers are non-aero so that's a start :smile:
     
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  7. OP
    OP
    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    dont think aero levers had been thought about when this was made @midlife
     
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  8. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    I see he's had a clear out.
     
  9. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    Bigg's house on Google Earth...

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  10. OP
    OP
    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Well box opened and the vintage F R Russell of Wallsall unpacked.

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    Ok it's a bit scruffy

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    And has a bit of patina

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    But a 1 mile ride along local cycle path and this sub 11 kg beast rides well
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    Unsure re age but thinking early 70's due to the oil port on bottom bracket

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    Nice set of universal mod 61 calipers

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    All in all impressed so far and I have till winter to get it finished.
     
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  11. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Should scrub up well :smile:. Oil ports had essentially gone by the 70's so likely earlier.
     
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  12. OP
    OP
    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Not planning on doing a lot to it other than getting it mobile and safe to ride .

    Then if still around next year I can re assess .
     
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  13. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Weird looking handlebars, look quite comfy though :smile:
     
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  14. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Ordinary bars, flipped and then chop the ends off :smile:
     
  15. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    Have you swapped the pedals after un-boxing it? Could have sworn that was a Lyotard MB Platform poking through the cardboard.
     
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