Dear Classic and Vintage Forumites,
I usually ride 60-120 miles a week on recreational rides with a few friends. I will probably never race, so I decided to look into an older columbus tubing steel frame. I currently ride a 12 speed Panasonic DX-4000, but have been looking for something more advanced.
With that said, I am in the process of putting back together this beautiful Torelli that I picked up on the cheap from an older gentleman.
On the way is a Campagnolo Record 9 Spd group from the mid 90's that I picked up on eBay, so it looks like this will be in the retro roadies with ergos thread when it's done.
So I need some help and advice from you all to help complete my build.
What are some good looking components that would match with the rest of my build? These are the components that I still need to obtain.
- Headset: Campagnolo Record Headset, Chris King Sette Voce, or Cane Creek Classic 100?
I'm looking for a silver headset that is low maintenance. I've heard that Campy headsets feature the O-ring bearings, while the Chris King is sealed, and others are cartridge bearing. What type of headsets would you suggest that would match aesthetically with my build and be easy maintenance.
- Wheelset: ???
Here I am puzzled. I am looking into a simple 32h wheelset, but I know Campy discontinued their hubs a few years ago, so it might be a bit hard to find them. Are there any other hubs that you guys recommend that are campy 9 spd compatible? (I already have a Record Cassette)
- Handlebars/Stem: ???
Looking for 38cm bars, but I know they are hard to find. Ideally I would like some Cinelli bars and a ~100 Cinelli stem. Nitto stem and Nitto aluminum bars are also an option.
- Seatpost: ???
For some reason, I think that a nice aero/fluted 27.2 seatpost would match nicely with my bike, but they are hard to find or expensive on eBay. Another option would be a Miche Supertype... other than that, there is a Silver Thomson elite but I don't think that would match well.
Any other suggestions you have for the bike as a whole will be appreciated. I will gradually update this thread as I make progress with the build.