Shorter no 3277

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
Just picked up this Shorter to compliment the Aende from last week .

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One owner who paid just over £570 for it at the age of 15 in 1978 but hasn't used it for the last 25+ years .
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Full lightweight spec ie drilled rear dropouts , bottom bracket shell , Royce chainwheel , Ambrosia Montreal sprint rims laced to campagnolo record large flange hubs show it's time trial pedigree .

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Nice patina and load's of history what could be better oh and it's got a wide range rear cog set ....
 
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midlife

Guru
Very nice :smile:
 
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biggs682

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
Very nice Martin but is he sure he paid £570 in 1978? That would be over £3000 today.
That's what he told me , so i can only believe him

Oooooooooooopps I had better go and change my pants!! :wub::wub:
You should
 

mikeymustard

Veteran
I paid about £200 for a heavily discounted carlton criterium in 1980, £570 for a hand-built machine would probably be about right (I also bought a triumph vitesse convertible the same year. That also cost me £200, the significance of this is - I think I'm getting old)
 
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biggs682

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
Just had a quick play tonight and found a set of suitable clincher wheel set to replace the tubs and sprints .

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The rear mech is a 1977 patent .

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And now the bad news the gorgeous head set has a cracked bottom cup :angry:.

Current plans are to replace the headset assembly , fit a wider ratio rear block and service the bottom bracket and wheel bearings .

Then do some rides with it and see what it rides like as my initial test ride was done on rather cracked 30 yr old tubulars .
 
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