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    Pinarello build & Campy skewer questions.

    Hi everyone,

    newbie to vintage & classics. Been reading for a while and really enjoy this forum so took the leap a couple months ago.

    I finally unearthed my digital camera, bought a replacement battery & took a few pictures of the Pinarello Treviso I posted about a couple months ago. Wow, time just flies by! I feel fortunate to own such a well cared for beauty! One of the Campy skewers has a yellow background as seen in this blurry image. http://new.photos.yahoo.com/jeroenpr...04214095453/26
    Was just wondering what is the significance if any? Maybe the previous owner did it? Thanks for any insight on that. Given the state of the weather and a few other issues I've only had the chance to ride it once for just a couple miles so can't give a real ride report yet.


    My other question relates to building up a late 80's Pinarello Asolo.
    http://new.photos.yahoo.com/jeroenpr...60762388125783
    Anyone have any advice on a build up since it is my first attempt at building up a frame. Tips on the best, cost effective way to source used parts would be appreciated since I'm on a tight budget. I want to use ergo brake/shift levers instead of the downtube shifters on this bike. Or maybe keep the downtube shifter for the front and go with an ergo shifter for the rear. Anyone have parts they want to get rid off or sell? If so please send me an email as this forum is not the classifieds. Hopefully i didn't break any rules by writing that but I would rather get a reasonable deal from a fellow enthusiast on here then a steal from elsewhere. Dreaming about a repaint or powdercoat too but that will have to wait as I'm considering going for another fulltime degree (MBA).

    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FstrMnky
    Was just wondering what is the significance if any? Maybe the previous owner did it?
    Yes. Pretty common to fill in parts with yellow or white in the 70's. Looks good on seatpost and crankarm flutes, etc.

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    Just get Modolo brakes, Ofmega or Gipiemme cranks, Miche headset, hubs, etc. inexpensive yet somewhat suitable Italian parts on eBay or craigslist.

    If you get saavy...you'll learn how to get Campagnolo Record/Croce/Chorus stuff inexpensively too. In fact, sometimes cheaper than lesser parts.

    The cheapest way although, is to find a similar era, unrecognizable brand Italian bike on eBay for around $250 and then swap the parts over.

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    Thanks for the tips on getting parts. I had been thinking it may be cheaper to buy a whole bike of ebay and strip it off parts but wasn't sure which Campagnolo groups to look for and know nothing about the other brands like Ofmega Cipiemme, Miche, Suntour, or Dia-compe. Shimano i know what to look for but not the Italian stuff. Can someone point me at a link to get educated on that stuff?

    On a side note i could hardly sleep because i may be getting a steal on a complete, one owner Colnago Master Piu with Dia-Compe equipment. I found it online in Holland (i live in the USA though) so my dad is going to check it out and close the deal today. He's not a cyclist but he is under instruction to buy it if it was not crashed, bent, dented, cracked or generally if the frame is good. Just called his cell phone but he didn't answer so maybe he's working the deal right now!

    Edit: forgot to mention, i've bought a set of 2TTT bars + stem and also bought a Campy aero seatpost with Pinarello pantograph since buying the frameset. Unfortunately the matching blue Silca frame pump is too small for my frame - at least it was only $7. Now i just need to learn about components and buy everything else.

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    You could order the DVD compendium of Campy catalogs from www.campybike.com, which is an excellent source of Campy information.

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    The dvd from www.campybike.com is a little overkill for me but someone pointed out campyonly which has a bunch of info so will spend some time there.

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    ""Edit: forgot to mention, i've bought a set of 2TTT bars + stem and also bought a Campy aero seatpost with Pinarello pantograph since buying the frameset. Unfortunately the matching blue Silca frame pump is too small for my frame - at least it was only $7. Now i just need to learn about components and buy everything else.""

    You can get a Campy or unbranded "umbrella pump clamp" on eBay for frame pumps that are too small.

    It's "3TTT or ttt " and it's very nice stuff.

    The best components for your bike are Campagnolo C-Record ('86-'91) but that stuff is very collectable and very pricey. You can get '92 and up Record, Chorus or '86-'91 Croce D'Aune components cheaper and they are almost as nice.

    Rough Campy lineup starting with best (dates not exact):

    +Record (Nuovo Record - 1968-1985, Super Record - 1974-1987, C-Record 1986-1991, Record (modern) 1991-present)
    +Croce D'Aune 1986-1991
    +Chorus 1989-present (below Record after 1991)
    +Athena 1989-1996?
    +Centaur 1992-present (above Athena after 1996 or so)
    +Victory 1980-1987? (just below Nuovo Record from 1980-'85)

    Lower end stuff (1990's) (but still nice):
    +Daytona
    +Veloce
    +Mirage
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-theory
    "You can get a Campy or unbranded "umbrella pump clamp" on eBay for frame pumps that are too small.

    It's "3TTT or ttt " and it's very nice stuff.
    Thanks for the clamp tip. I'll be getting one of those then as the pump should look decent. The pump body is dark blue too so it almost matches the frame and it says Pinarello on it too.

    Oops, typo on the "2TTT". Meant to write 3TTT and on closer inspection of the bars it looks more like "3ttt" but you know what i meant. It's nice looking part plus it has Pinarello, & the Pinarello symbol, pantographed on the stem. Those Italians really went crazy with that stuff. On my Pinarello Treviso even the seat clamp bolt head has their name on it.

    That Campy break down is a big help thanks. It will be a fun adventure to build it up with all that Campy and other Italian component information.

    Oh yeah, the Colnago Master Piu mentioned a earlier in this thread ..... is now mine ! I've started a separate thread for those interested - just trying to contribute in some small way to this fantastic, enjoyable (& addictive) forum.

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    If you get saavy...you'll learn how to get Campagnolo Record/Croce/Chorus stuff inexpensively too. In fact, sometimes cheaper than lesser parts.
    You're among friends here. Speak freely.

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    The skewer could be from the Campy 50th anniversary group, no?

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    "You're among friends here. Speak freely"

    Ha- Well, I want all those parts cheaply for myself and would like to limit competition. I also had a crazy conversation with my mother last night about how hurt she is over the breakup of her new boyfriend. It seems the games of love and relationships are the same whether 17 or 63 years old. What do ya think PAL?

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    What do ya think PAL?

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