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Old 04-25-11, 01:06 PM   #1
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Ultimate Aesthetics

A fun game for the week since it's been slow.

Build the ultimate beautiful Frankenstein...

Here are the rules:

1. Function doesn't count. This is for beauty ONLY.
2. The parts DO have to all work together.
3. Any era for any part is possible, but it has to be able to work together. Modifications are allowed to make it fit.
4. You must use a MINIMUM of 3 distinct groups...you can't just drop on an entire c-record group. The idea is to combine things.
5. NO ICS or things that are modified by others. NO DRILLIUM, unless it was offered stock.
6. You must select everything visual...frame/fork optional...as are parts you can't see.

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Old 04-25-11, 01:17 PM   #2
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Mine -

HS – silver OMAS
Cranks – Mavic Starfish
Calipers – Chorus Monoplanar or Deltas…can’t decide
Levers – Dia Compe NGC Gran Compes
Rear derailleur – c-record
Shifters – simplex retrofriction
Front derailleur – 4 hole SR
Stem – Cinelli 1r
Hubs – sheriff stars
Bars – Dura Ace
Rims – campy omegas
Tires – rolly pollys
Saddle – black rolls
Tape – black handle bra with gold thread and whatever matches the stem
Seatpost - Campagnolo non-aero C-record
Silca pump w/Campy head

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sweet. What frame would it go on?

I'll take a shot:

Rear Hub: Alfine 11 with a doubled up 22 and 20T cog
Front Hub: VO Switchable Dynamo
Rims: Grand Bois Rims
Tires: Challenge Tires
Crankset: TA Cyclotouriste - Single Chainring
Rear Derailleur: 70's Campagnolo Record
Shifting: Single friction barcon mounted on the left for the RD and 11 speed Shimano Alfine Barcon on the Right
Headset: Stronglight A9
Stem: GB
Handlebars: Nitto Albatross
Bar Wrap: VO Elkhide.
Brake Levers: Vintage BMX style
Brake Calipers: Mafac Racer
Seatpost: SR Apex - Fluted
Saddle: Brooks Flyer
Fenders: SKS Longboard
Headlight: Schmidt EDelux
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Old 04-25-11, 02:40 PM   #4
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sweet. What frame would it go on?

I'll take a shot:

Rear Hub: Alfine 11 with a doubled up 22 and 20T cog
Front Hub: VO Switchable Dynamo
Rims: Grand Bois Rims
Tires: Challenge Tires
Crankset: TA Cyclotouriste - Single Chainring
Rear Derailleur: 70's Campagnolo Record
Shifting: Single friction barcon mounted on the left for the RD and 11 speed Shimano Alfine Barcon on the Right
Headset: Stronglight A9
Stem: GB
Handlebars: Nitto Albatross
Bar Wrap: VO Elkhide.
Brake Levers: Vintage BMX style
Brake Calipers: Mafac Racer
Seatpost: SR Apex - Fluted
Saddle: Brooks Flyer
Fenders: SKS Longboard
Headlight: Schmidt EDelux
I didn't have anything particular in mind...something Italian styled Columbus, mid-80s. Your's is very cool!
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This thread is useless without pics. Seriously.

It's a great idea but its ultimate extension should be an actual build.

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I wish I had the cash and parts bin for that! It requires a little imagination, but I can understand that it might not be fun for everyone.
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Thanks Aaron, I think this a pretty cool thought exercize...If I hit the lottery I'll put it into motion

Mine is intended to be built (most ideally) on a Bates Cantiflex frame with Diadrant Forks

like this but more tastefully painted


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It's a great idea but its ultimate extension should be an actual build.
What I listed is sorta the Dream version of my next build. The real thing will be similar in function, but with cheaper substitutions for most of those parts
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1. Function doesn't count. This is for beauty ONLY.
2. The parts DO have to all work together.
3. Any era for any part is possible, but it has to be able to work together. Modifications are allowed to make it fit.
4. You must use a MINIMUM of 3 distinct groups...you can't just drop on an entire c-record group. The idea is to combine things.
5. NO ICS or things that are modified by others. NO DRILLIUM, unless it was offered stock.
6. You must select everything visual...frame/fork optional...as are parts you can't see.
Hmm... here's my frankebike:

1. Function actually counts in my case. This is a usable, purpose-built bike.

2. Everything was chosen to work very well together.

3. Everything works together, and parts were modified to fit: fenders modified, taillight modified, front rack modified, BB modified... heck, the frame itself was modified.

4.
  • 1984 shogun frame/fork (modified)
  • 1980s Suntour RD
  • 1970s Huret FD
  • 1960s TA cranks
  • 2011 TA chainrings
  • 1995 Shimano BB
  • 1970s Suntour shifters
  • 1984 SR seatpost
  • 1980s Nitto stem
  • 2011 Lumotec headlight and taillight (modified)
  • 2011 wheelset
  • 2011 Tektro brake levers
  • 1950s MAFAC canti brakes
  • 1970s Belleri bars
  • 1950s Soubitez taillight (modified)
  • 2011 VO fenders, front rack, bottle cages, decaleur
  • 1990s MKS pedals
[I think that qualifies as multigenerational frankenbike as it spans the 1950s thorugh 2011, with Japanese, French, Austrailian and Tawianese component!]

5. I did all the mods myself
6. I selected everything

Does this qualify?

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Here's a frankenbike that I hope to have some day:

1) Mercian Vincitore Frame (plans of ordering one always come so close but never to fruition. ahh... someday)
2) Centaur Alloy 10 speed Drive Train (Got it)
3) Centaur 10 speed Flat Bar Brake Levers/Controls
4) NOS Record Crankset (Got it)
5) NOS Titan Ultra Stem (Got it)
6) Lauterwasser Bars - Not Soma (Got it)
7) Butchered Brown Leather Brooks B17N
8) Cork Grips
9) Son Schmidt Dyno Front Hub
10) Schmidt E6 Headlights
11) Custom Front Rack with Headlight Mounts
12) Cream Schwalbe Tires
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Hmm... here's my frankebike:

1. Function actually counts in my case. This is a usable, purpose-built bike.

2. Everything was chosen to work very well together.

3. Everything works together, and parts were modified to fit: fenders modified, taillight modified, front rack modified, BB modified... heck, the frame itself was modified.

4.
  • 1984 shogun frame/fork (modified)
  • 1980s Suntour RD
  • 1970s Huret FD
  • 1960s TA cranks
  • 2011 TA chainrings
  • 1995 Shimano BB
  • 1970s Suntour shifters
  • 1984 SR seatpost
  • 1980s Nitto stem
  • 2011 Lumotec headlight and taillight (modified)
  • 2011 wheelset
  • 2011 Tektro brake levers
  • 1950s MAFAC canti brakes
  • 1970s Belleri bars
  • 1950s Soubitez taillight (modified)
  • 2011 VO fenders, front rack, bottle cages, decaleur
  • 1990s MKS pedals
[I think that qualifies as multigenerational frankenbike as it spans the 1050s thorugh 2001, with Japanese, French, Austrailian and Tawianese component!]

5. I did all the mods myself
6. I selected everything

Does this qualify?


I seriously love that bike more every time I see it. It's absolutely perfect.
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Or my wife's Soma mixte (parts span 1984-2011):

  • 2011 Soma frame/fork
  • 2011 Shimano IGH
  • 1985 Takagi crankset
  • 1984 Tange BB
  • 2011 Kalloy seat post
  • 2011 VO stem
  • 2011 VO wheelset
  • 1992 Shimano brake levers
  • 2011 Tektro brakes
  • 2010 Nitto bars
  • 2011 VO fenders (modified), bottle cages
  • 2009 MKS pedals

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This bike started out all Super Record, but has evolved over the years. My old legs no longer appreciated the 53/42 chainrings on the Super Record crank, so a Zeus 2000 with 48/36 chainrings has replaced it (factory drillium and Ti bottom bracket, of course). The Superleggero pedals were replaced by Look-made Campagnolo clipless pedals. The Record shifters were replaced by Simplex Retrofriction.

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Cool bikes guys!

This:
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Here's a frankenbike that I hope to have some day:

1) Mercian Vincitore Frame (plans of ordering one always come so close but never to fruition. ahh... someday)
2) Centaur Alloy 10 speed Drive Train (Got it)
3) Centaur 10 speed Flat Bar Brake Levers/Controls
4) NOS Record Crankset (Got it)
5) NOS Titan Ultra Stem (Got it)
6) Lauterwasser Bars - Not Soma (Got it)
7) Butchered Brown Leather Brooks B17N
8) Cork Grips
9) Son Schmidt Dyno Front Hub
10) Schmidt E6 Headlights
11) Custom Front Rack with Headlight Mounts
12) Cream Schwalbe Tires
Sounds really cool. I've never ridden a campy equipped bike and I'd really like to.

I'd also love to own a late-70's Titanium bike with as much titanium bits as possible on it. I think titanium is totally awesome.
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Old 04-25-11, 06:05 PM   #14
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Sweetness!
I dont know how to post pics yet...
I have a '74 Fuji S10-S frame:

Colour: BMW Monaco Blue w/ chrome forks. Bright Yellow bar tape & cable housing
Derailleur front/rear: '68 Campy Valentino w/ down-bar shifters
Hubs: '50s Gnutti
Brakes: Dia Compe center pulls
Rims: vintage 27" Ambrosio
Tires: Kenda 27x1-1/8"
Bars: Nitto Olympiade 114
Saddle: Bontrager
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I like this idea. I don't have any good pics, but here's how my Riv is built up:

'96 Rivendell Road frame and fork, light blue
Headset: Stronglight roller-bearing (forget the model)
Brake calipers: Dura-Ace 1st-generation, black
Brake levers: Campagnolo C-Record Aero (white hoods which don't really go with the rest of the bike...)
Derailleurs: Suntour Cyclone, black
Shifters: Suntour Superbe pro (six-speed index in friction/power-ratchet mode)
Wheels: Bullseye hubs / Mavic rims (Module-E front, MA-2 rear)
Bars: Nitto 104
Stem: Nitto Dynamic
Crank: Nervar Star
Pedals: Avocet plastic "aero" platforms, black (I think they're model III)
Seatpost: Suntour Superbe
Saddle: Brooks B-17

I'm in the process of doing some re-configuring, though I'm the king of Not Getting Things Done lately. I have some Dia-Compe Aero levers with gum hood that will look good on there, I think, and probably fenders. Might also try an old 49D crank I have but the left arm is shot. Want to put fenders on it too - silver aluminum, of course. I guess the theme is blue and silver with black accents.
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