Ribble Reynolds 653 Retro Mod Project

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Gunk

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All done, quick shake down on the turbo

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Gunk

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So here it is finished, I'm really pleased how this came out, I'll have a quick ride and proper shake down out on it tomorrow, but on the turbo it shifts well and feels really tight. Thanks again to @Hugh Jampton for the frame, it made for a very nice project.
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Full specification

Frameset – 55cm Reynolds 653 frame with 55cm top tube length. Cinelli Lugs, Columbus Dropouts
1" Steerer tube threadless ITM Straight Carbon Forks (900mm Level 1 6061 Stem. 1" to 1 1/8" adapter sleeve). Cane Creek Threadless headset with sealed bearings, Shimano Dura Ace cable stops.

Handlebars – Forza Stratos

Handlebar Stem - Level Alloy

Seat Post – Level Alloy

Seat – Velo

Brake levers/shifters – Sora 2x7

Brake Calipers – Shimano RX100 BR-A55

Crankset – Nervar 170mm 42/52T Square Taper

Bottom Bracket – 68mm Sealed Cartridge

Front Derailleur – Shimano 105 FD-1055

Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105 RD-1055

Cassette – Shimano Hyperglide 12/28 7 speed

Chain – Shimano CN-HG40

Wheelset – Mavic Open Pro Quick Release 700c alloy rims with 105 HB-1055 32 hole hubs

Tyres – Schwalbe Lugano Tan Wall 25c

Total costs £256
 

raleighnut

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So here it is finished, I'm really pleased how this came out, I'll have a quick ride and proper shake down out on it tomorrow, but on the turbo it shifts well and feels really tight. Thanks again to @Hugh Jampton for the frame, it made for a very nice project.View attachment 559366

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Full specification

Frameset – 55cm Reynolds 653 frame with 55cm top tube length. Cinelli Lugs, Columbus Dropouts
1" Steerer tube threadless ITM Straight Carbon Forks (900mm Level 1 6061 Stem. 1" to 1 1/8" adapter sleeve). Cane Creek Threadless headset with sealed bearings, Shimano Dura Ace cable stops.

Handlebars – Forza Stratos

Handlebar Stem - Level Alloy

Seat Post – Level Alloy

Seat – Velo

Brake levers/shifters – Sora 2x7

Brake Calipers – Shimano RX100 BR-A55

Crankset – Nervar 170mm 42/52T Square Taper

Bottom Bracket – 68mm Sealed Cartridge

Front Derailleur – Shimano 105 FD-1055

Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105 RD-1055

Cassette – Shimano Hyperglide 12/28 7 speed

Chain – Shimano CN-HG40

Wheelset – Mavic Open Pro Quick Release 700c alloy rims with 105 HB-1055 32 hole hubs

Tyres – Schwalbe Lugano Tan Wall 25c

Total costs £256
Would have looked better with 531 forks and DT shifters but very nice anyway. :becool:
 

raleighnut

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I quite like the modern twist to it, this one is a bit "freestyle" but don't worry next project is a bit more traditional!
Yep, suppose so as there isn't a '653' material, it's a mix of 753 and 531c (or maybe 531pro) that makes up a 653 'tubeset'. Mind you I prefer my 653 frame to the Raleigh (Worksop) 531c frame of my Road Ace.
 
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Gunk

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It’s not quite right, the Crankset isn’t mating to the 105 groupset, and I can’t set up the front mech (spent over 2 hours on it last night) I think it’s a 5 speed chainset, the teeth are too wide for the 7 speed chain. I’ve ordered a used 105 1055 crankset and a 113mm BB which should make it all work a bit more harmoniously. You live and learn!
 
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Gunk

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The new BB arrived today so back on the stand.

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No dramas fitting the crankset.

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But I still can't get the front mech to work properly, it is a very strange design as the hinge is offset and its possibly struggling to work with the Sora Brifter, the answer is to replace it with an early 7/8 speed Sora front mech which are more conventional, will correctly mate to the brifter, and are luckily dirt cheap used, I've managed to find a clean used one with the correct sized band. hopefully that will solve it.

It's been a bugger this one, it's put up a proper fight!
 
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