This is my most recent restoration project, a Raphael Geminiani (Ex Tour De France winner) Italian Mixte with a handful of Beautiful top of the line Ofmega parts. Its now gone to a new home so let me know if you spot it!
An idea for building up a 1920’s Claud Butler Tandem frame I bought recently. Complete with front Chater-Lea bottom bracket housing, beautiful lugless fillet brazing and the most striking rear seat tube akin to a 1980’s low pro. No rear handlebars, yet.
I built up this 80’s Dawes Milk Race for my Cousins. The original frame and parts were a freecycle find. Some things needed replacing and the frame was powdercoated at Keep due to a lack of care from the previous owner. I let my cousin to choose as much of it as possible, hence this semi-recycled, quasi-customised racer.
I was given this old frame along with a full bag of bits after the previous owner had given up hope of its restoration. I persevered and this is the result. The parts were mainly sourced from my spares piles, including a chrome fork, Vetta saddle and a black fixed 27inch rear wheel. The chain-line is perfectly straight and when in motion the ride feels smooth and solid. I did the respray on the frame, meticulously sanding down the old yellow paint and replacing it with a candy white base coat complimented by ‘pimp purple’ and ‘golden yellow’ fades. Needless to say when the sun comes out, along with all the chrome, it gleams!