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_'Kingsway' - My Nearly Free Track Bike from eBay

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Kingsway Cycles

Cinelli Criterium 65-42, Cinelli X/A 125mm

Reynolds 531, Campagnolo Record Pista

Campagnolo Record Hub - Ambrosio Montreal Rim - 32 Spoke Tied and Soldered - Continental GatorSkin Spinter

Campagnolo Record Hub - Ambrosio Montreal Rim - 32 Spoke Tied and Soldered - Continental GatorSkin Spinter

Campagnolo Super Record Pista 165mm

Selle San Marco Rolls Due - Campagnolo C Record

Campagnolo Record TBS - SRAM PC1

48x15

I know it's been done before - building a bike from scratch using eBay parts - but here's my version.

Reynolds 531 pista frame built in the early 80's by Mick Ives, who's a multiple British National and world cycling champion. Kingsway Cycles was the name of his shop in Rugby England.

For over 7 weeks I was on the internet nearly every waking minute looking for great deals.

Ended up buying lots of Italian components and a few frames, kept what was needed and the duplicates were later sold - sometimes for a profit.

When complete this fantastic vintage ride set me back less than £100

I hope you like it.

Herne Hill, here I come!

DMCZone

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Beautiful bike there. Hey, there's a Kingsway up on craigslist for ...I don't REALLY have the money for it, but I'm wondering if it's a total hidden jem, or if I should fix it up and sell it to my German Professor for 0 (frame may be too tall for her but I could take the fork off for a free Motobecane I got (bearing in mind that my participation grade sucks as of late)). I can't seem to find much on the company, besides what you've posted. So is it an impossible deal, justified by how well hidden of a beaut it is, or what? If you have anything, ANYTHING on the bike- a link to a site about Kingsway, Mick Ive's email address, or even an add clipped out of a newspaper, ANYTHING, I would GREATLY appreciate it. I already made the offer, and if it's a deal I need to know soon. I'm going to call tomorrow. I'll delay as long as possible and I'm playing for the bike as hard as I can, but if it's not really all that worth it, I spose I can flake...hoping for a Jem though...but again, need to know ASAP!!!

100?! you did a great job

100?! you did a great job sir!the bike looks great.

100$

Seriously, those cranks alone NEVER go for less than 100$ WEIRD... WTF?!?-Sugary_Otis

Nice

I think you did a great job with this ride. Very nice. Good work.

Nice

I think you did a great job with this ride. Very nice. Good work.

thats the way to do it

buying good deals, assets - not liabilities. sounds like you near broke even, nicely done! :) awesome bike & I admire your smarts in the build process

justice

This is a fantastic looking bik in the flesh, a real inspiration.

Good work DMC



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