New life for a Woodrup frame

09 Apr

Many Australian cyclists may have participated in or be aware of a 500km charity ride called the Murray to Moyne. This ride goes from the Murray river town of Mildura down to the coastal town of Port Fairy and raises money for charity. Its a team event and was started by a guy named Graham Woodrup in 1987. He lived in Port Fairy and was a very keen distance cyclist. At some time he visited the UK and organized the purchase of a Woodrup frame. There is a suggestion that he was distantly related. Over Easter this year I got to perform a series of updates to this very frame. I know its that frame because the current owner contacted Woodrup in he UK with the frame and fork numbers. Graham was unfortunately killed in 1992 while out training.

At the new owners request I moved the cable guides from on the top of the BB shell and chainstay to underneath. I spread the rear stays to take a 10spd hub and squared up the dropouts. I added a set of braze on lever bosses and a braze on frontderalieur mount. I modified the brake mounting holes to accept recessed nuts and filled a couple of dents. It should be good for another 40 years now. I hope Graham would approve

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