Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Cat 6 Wheel-Sucker 2WheelFury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Central New England
    My Bikes
    Pinarello, Cannondale, Peugeot
    Posts
    310
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Modernizing Pinarello Catena Lusso - Bad Idea?

    Probably. But I don't care. I love this bike. I'm thinking I can upgrade it fully to modern 9 or 10-speed rear cassette, new wheels and upgraded crank. The brakes are very good as-is, I don't have any plans to touch them other than possibly integrating with an all-in-one type shifter/brake setup versus the original setup with the brakes up top and shifters on the down tube.

    The thing is pretty fast, granted it's not as light as some of the newer stuff, but I'm not one of those guys who counts every tenth of an ounce. Basically I'm looking to build a good solid road machine that I can ride the hell out of, enjoy and train hard on. I doubt I'll race on it, but I might just to see how I do. I figure at my level it's 99% about my conditioning and 1% about the equipment I'm on.

    Any thoughts/guidance appreciated on types of derailleurs, wheels, etc. would be appreciated. Pics as this project gets rolling (no pun).

  2. #2
    vjp
    vjp is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,104
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think that the consensus in this forum will say go for it. The cyclofiend site has been an inspiration for me with it's ecclectic collection of old/new, retro-fied/retro-grouched bikes.

    http://www.cyclofiend.com/index.html

    Post pics please
    vjp

  3. #3
    Last one to the top... Little Darwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    6,803
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1

    Bikes are to be ridden. Unless it is museum quality and very rare, I would never discourage someone from doing anything that they want to their bike... After all, many people modify them as soon as they buy them new, so it is tradition.
    Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  4. #4
    Since 1938... JunkYardBike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Northwestern NJ
    Posts
    6,223
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Normally, for a Peugeot UO-8 or Schwinn Varsity or the like, I would say no. But it's just a Pinarello...

  5. #5
    Cat 6 Wheel-Sucker 2WheelFury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Central New England
    My Bikes
    Pinarello, Cannondale, Peugeot
    Posts
    310
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey now! Why you be hatin' on my Italian trash?

  6. #6
    Dolce far niente bigbossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    10,803
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 2WheelFury
    Probably. But I don't care. I love this bike. I'm thinking I can upgrade it fully to modern 9 or 10-speed rear cassette, new wheels and upgraded crank. .....
    You mean - something like this? Do It.

    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

    S. J. Perelman

  7. #7
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    14,357
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You have a great frame which begs to be ridden. It will look great with components of any vintage, so install what you favor.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

  8. #8
    Cat 6 Wheel-Sucker 2WheelFury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Central New England
    My Bikes
    Pinarello, Cannondale, Peugeot
    Posts
    310
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the support guys. . . Starting to look at what it's going to take now.

    Bigbossman, nice looking ride! Is that yours?

    I did manage to source original decals for it (old ones are dead/destroyed/mostly not there). Very hard to locate - had to dig for a while. Anyone else interested should check this guy's ebay store, looks like he's got many different kinds:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...7686&rd=1&rd=1

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    United States
    My Bikes
    roadbikes and full-suspension mountainbikes
    Posts
    1,929
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi bigbossman-

    Excellent! That is a cool-lookin' Pinarello there. What year and what particular model is that pictured?

    ~ Blue Jays ~

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi 2wheelFury,

    Its good to hear your plan and if it keeps you riding the bike you cant go wrong. Go for it.

    send the pics to the forum.


  11. #11
    Dolce far niente bigbossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    10,803
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 2WheelFury
    Bigbossman, nice looking ride! Is that yours?
    I wish.....

    Nope, just a pic I found on the web. I like the idea of melding classic with modern, and have been thinking about it a lot lately. So much so, that I've bought a 80's steel Italianframe (Palo Alto) and will be building it up with modern Campy.

    If I could find a Pinarello, I would not hesitate.
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

    S. J. Perelman

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •