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Old 05-16-08, 01:39 PM   #1
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ANOTHER (!) RB-1 re-build

Here is the bike I built up for my wife. This is my first C&V rebuild/restore project (I still have my 1988 Merckx with Croce'Daune in original condition). I built it up to get her out on a bike with me, so the main considerations were her comfort and everything must work flawlessly since she is new(ish) to cycling. That is why is has 700 x 28s and a pretty plush saddle.


It started out as a 58cm 1990 Bridgestone RB-1. Here are the "before" pictures:


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Old 05-16-08, 02:05 PM   #2
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Nice frame. I'm guessing more pictures are on the way?!?
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The color is "UMass" maroon (she was an athlete at UMass) with a gold metallic candy clear on top to make it pop in the sun. The pics don't show how sparkly it is! I built it up with a mix of used and NOS Campy parts. I always liked the 1994 decals so asked JRRestore to make some up.





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Nice

those drops seem to curve less than others i have seen and used, what type are they?

edit: is that ambrosio tape?
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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Thanks!

The bars are Cinelli Giro D'Italia and Cinelli 1A stem wrapped in Cinelli Volee.

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It's obvious you have great affection for your wife, and she's a lucky gal.

Very, very nice job.
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Looking good...Now give your wife a gentle slap on the wrist. It looks like she is cross chaining a bit. I suppose with todays slinky chains it doesn't matter so much. Nice build. Your wife owes you her company for thousands of miles and a century or two.

I'm so relieved you didn't buy her one of those specialized "ruby" bikes.
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Looking good...Now give your wife a gentle slap on the wrist. It looks like she is cross chaining a bit. I suppose with todays slinky chains it doesn't matter so much. Nice build. Your wife owes you her company for thousands of miles and a century or two.

I'm so relieved you didn't buy her one of those specialized "ruby" bikes.
Cross chain is my fault . The FD was not adjusted correctly -since remedied.

Tomorrow we are taking it out for the maiden voyage. So far she thinks it is very "pretty". Anyway, she is worth it!

The Specialized Ruby is just not my -or the wife's- style. Too flashy.

PS It is very hard to find nice silver seat posts!
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Your wife is very tall.

... nice bike, too.
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She is 6'01" (185.4 cm) and I am 6'04" (193 cm). We are both rowers -we met on the water!
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