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Show us your steel.....its real...

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Cooperman, 24 Sep 2008.

  1. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Champions of England - we know what we are.

    South Derbyshire
    Bagged this early 90`s? Holdsworth Elite on Monday. Thinking of changing the saddle, bar tape and tyres from black to tan (let me know what you think of this)

    Its going to be my evening pub runner with the wife this Summer :cheers:

    Photos from the seller... It looks more silvery in the flesh btw.
  2. dim

    dim Guest

    Cambridge UK
    being delivered tomorrow morning:


    needs a bit of 'dressing up' .... saddle will be replaced with my black Gilles Berthoud Aravis saddle ... black bar tape, handlebar stem will be lowered .... new tyres (they are tubs) .... saddle will be raised, a new water bottle (maybe a Kleen Kanteen):

    I have 2 other good modern bikes but I'll ride the Pinarello for a while (Sunday slow rides) and then sell it (hopefully) for double what I paid ....

    then I will buy a better vintage steel bike with the money and do the same (until I have a really good vintage steel bike which will then be a keeper) .... maybe a Colnago Master or similar
  3. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    If they're rideable, I don't think I would, partly because black+silver looks period-correct somehow, plus Avocet saddles seem fairly classic.
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  4. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Champions of England - we know what we are.

    South Derbyshire
    Thanks for that, I`ll keep it as it is.
  5. dim

    dim Guest

    Cambridge UK
    I used to own a 1980's Condor that had an Avocet saddle .... I found it very comfortable especially on long rides ..... they are quality saddles

    if you find it uncomfortable, change it, but keep it for when you one day decide to sell the bike

    you can get newer Holdsworth saddles aswell: (they have black ones):
    Last edited: 21 Jan 2017
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  6. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Champions of England - we know what we are.

    South Derbyshire
    I`v not had the chance to set up the saddle to my liking just yet. I like my saddles tilted slightly upwards towards the bars - like this on my hybrid -
    Picture 682.jpg
    I know the saddle will be fine if its set up like this, as I do it on all of my bikes and have no problems at all with comfort.

    I was looking at the Px saddles the other day, but I think I`d just be paying out £30 for the badge :thumbsdown:

    Many thanks for the reply @dim :thumbsup:
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  7. youngoldbloke

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

    The 'retro' 7.99 PX saddles are comfortable and surprisingly good value. They appear to be identical to the Chinese saddles available for around a fiver. I've got one on my early 90s Peugeot 525, and it looks 'in period'.
  8. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    My re-born Charge Juicer, awaiting final tweaking and a test ride before the bar tape goes on. The masking tape on the fork is to check if the 32mm tyre is rubbing on the fork when riding. It *just* works in the workshop, but I wonder if when I'm on board it may deflect too much:

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  9. bigjim

    bigjim Veteran

    Manchester. UK
    Picked this old Galaxy up cheap for my European touring trips rather than chance a good bike on the plane. Turns out this is a good bike. Now what!:smile:

    Last edited: 4 Feb 2017
  10. Dirtyhanz

    Dirtyhanz Über Member

    IMG_0267.JPG Had this since 1987 it's ageing gracefully just like me
  11. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Über Member

    Half way there
    Go touring on it or buy a cheap bike, oh hold on
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  12. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Converted my Condor Fratello to 1x11. S

  13. TheCyclingRooster

    TheCyclingRooster Über Member

    Hi to you all out there. Having shown you my totally refurbished Benotto Modelo 850 on the 27th September 2016 I can now reveal my other steed - my recently finished and equally refurbished Steve Goff frame which like my Benotto is also of Columbus tubing albeit of three different grades - hence the Designer Select on the front end of the top-tube.

    The frame was totally stripped and re-stove enameled in a very nice Flamboyant Blue and fitted with new Chromed forks.
    Steve Goff (13).JPG Steve Goff (1).JPG Steve Goff (4).JPG Steve Goff (3).JPG
  14. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

  15. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    OMG! Beautiful....