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Old January 7th, 2011, 5:51 AM   #1
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Default Restoration of old Chris Chance Road

A few months agon I found and old Chris Chance frame in Norway. It needed restoring, so I had it shipped to Keith Anderson, who is a real artist. He is currently in the process of restoring it. It needed some brazing redone and a broken seat lug fixed. On his Flickr account you can follow the process:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27880623@N05/

More to come soon!
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Old January 7th, 2011, 9:08 AM   #2
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Cool!---have you got some 'before' pics?

You may just motivate me to finish mine. I just got a proper era Dura Ace BB......

I like the Winter that is next in the photo line up too. Ton of cool bikes there.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 9:52 AM   #3
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That Winter is amazing. Agreed. Here is a "before" picture of the previous owner. I only bought the frame.
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Nice. Any idea of the year?
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Old January 7th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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My guess is 1981-1983.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 6:32 PM   #6
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What's the rear spacing?
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Old January 8th, 2011, 2:28 AM   #7
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Didn't measure. My guess is 126, but I'll let you know.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 10:44 AM   #8
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A few months agon I found and old Chris Chance frame in Norway.
Hey, stop exporting bikes from Norway Bonsaii and myself are working on getting more Fats into the country, not the other way.

Beautiful bike though, good luck with the resto.

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Next question: what size seatpost does it take?

Hope it is all coming along perfectly!
Are you going to repaint the same, or go for one of the classic schemes?

Also---if you need decal photos I can snap some of my '81.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 4:51 PM   #10
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Keith did the repaint on mine, it is spectacular!!!!!
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Old May 27th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #11
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Mac Spikes

you are a phenomenal photographer!

love your flicker pix
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Old May 28th, 2011, 1:59 AM   #12
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Thanks all! The rear spacing is 126mm and it takes a 27.2 seatpost. More pictures soon!
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