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Old 02-10-09, 08:51 PM   #1
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The new non period correct Masi, throw your tomatoes...

The new groupo is a mismatch of parts for function and not form...

NR Shifters replaced with Simplex Retro Friction

Cinelli bars and stem replaced with Nitto dirt drop/Nitto Technomic Stem

Campy NR levers replaced with Dia Compe Royal

Campy NR Derailleurs replaced with Suntour VX-GT rear,Suntour Cyclone front

Regina freewheel replaced with Suntour 13-26 six speed fits 120 spacing yay!

Campy NR cranks had stress cracks. The 144 bolt circle is really not knee friendly. I used a pair of old Mountain bike Deore cranks. They are now geared at 46/36, this will keep me spinning instead of mashing.

Campy pedals are light superlegeri but I noticed yesterday a dustcap was missing. I will replace them with another NR set but this will add many more grams
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Old 02-10-09, 08:57 PM   #2
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Pictures?
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Old 02-10-09, 09:12 PM   #3
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That's awesome! You must be so proud!
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Old 02-10-09, 09:30 PM   #4
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yeah congrats...but it's hard to throw tomatoes at something that doesn't exist...and as we all know on C&V if there 'aint no pics....
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Old 02-10-09, 09:49 PM   #5
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...then it didn't happen, did it?
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Old 02-10-09, 09:52 PM   #6
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Seems good to me. And it's not like you've done anything irreversible.
Pics would be nice though.
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Just scored a Rene Herse from the curb when I dropped one of the young men off after church youth night. It's a mess though. The Ideale saddle has a row of holes in the side flaps, and the bulb in the dyno light seems to be shot. It measures 56 cm, and I really prefer 55. My memory card is full, so I won't be posting pictures until I can buy a new one.

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Just scored a Rene Herse from the curb when I dropped one of the young men off after church youth night. It's a mess though. The Ideale saddle has a row of holes in the side flaps, and the bulb in the dyno light seems to be shot. It measures 56 cm, and I really prefer 55. My memory card is full, so I won't be posting pictures until I can buy a new one.

Drew it, dude, before wasting any memory on it.
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Old 02-10-09, 10:38 PM   #9
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Just scored a Rene Herse from the curb when I dropped one of the young men off after church youth night. It's a mess though. The Ideale saddle has a row of holes in the side flaps, and the bulb in the dyno light seems to be shot. It measures 56 cm, and I really prefer 55. My memory card is full, so I won't be posting pictures until I can buy a new one.

Ah, ha, hah, I see what you did there, almost got me.
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Old 02-10-09, 11:09 PM   #10
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Just scored a Rene Herse from the curb when I dropped one of the young men off after church youth night. It's a mess though. The Ideale saddle has a row of holes in the side flaps, and the bulb in the dyno light seems to be shot. It measures 56 cm, and I really prefer 55. My memory card is full, so I won't be posting pictures until I can buy a new one.

wait. Really? Hey...I ride a 56...I'll give you $100 and postage. it's not scratched, right?
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Old 02-11-09, 10:58 AM   #11
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Sounds like the decals are just waiting for you to artistically dress them up with a butter knife.
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Hey, if anyone sees my Rene Herse let me know. I left it at the curb for just a minute and when I came back it was gone.......

If you find it, just let me know what color it is. I'm sure I can find a, errr I mean I have, a pic of it somewhere.
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Your top gear, 46/13, is about 96 gear-inches, the same as the 50/14 I put on my Bianchi or the 48/13 (with 26" wheels) on my mountain bike. It slots nicely between the 47/13 = 98 inches on Capo #1 and 49/14 = 94.5 inches on Capo #2. Great choice!
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Despite the stick-in-the-mud-ness of some of the previous posts I would genuinely like to see the build, the parts all seem like intelligent choices to me:

Simplex retrofiction are supposed to be the best friction shifters ever.

Cinelli to Nitto is a lateral move at worst. They are equal quality in construction and finish and the Dirt Drop has certainly gotten exclusive and a lot more expensive than your average Cinelli bar. If it's more comfortable for you it's a sensible switch.

The brake lever change probably got you more comfortable hoods, possbily return springs, and comparable aesthetics.

The derailleurs are vintage but with a fully modern geometry, look great, perform even better, are readily available cheaply should you need replacements (maybe not since they also last forever) all for a weight penalty of maybe an ounce.

The new freewheel gets you a superior tooth shape, more range options, and an extra gear.

There's no need to justify replacing cranks that were cracked, but just because: The 110/74 BCD rings are available everywhere and give you almost any gearing option you could want and the older Deore cranks were high quality forgings that were good looking in their own way. Depending upon the model this switch could range from a minor weight gain of about 75 grams to a weight savings of a few grams so there's little argument to be made there.

It sounds like a passionate engineer's bike and that sounds pretty slick to me.
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Old 02-11-09, 06:24 PM   #15
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Who is this Masi I keep hearing about, supposed to be in my neck of the woods from what I can gather..
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