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Old 09-22-08, 06:35 PM   #1
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ReBuild Pics

Here are the pics from the rebuild:
The bike on the rack ready to be stripped:


Here it is naked as a Jaybird:


And here is what will go back on it:


Here is a closeup of the Ultratorque crankset - very different design:


And here it is - complete and ready to ride:


The new compact double is really nice - good combination with the 11/25 cassett.
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Old 09-22-08, 06:38 PM   #2
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Looks sharp. Nice job and your right about the crank. Nice design!
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Old 09-22-08, 06:40 PM   #3
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Cool. That bike is cryin for some 06 Record (silver) Hand builts...
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Old 09-22-08, 06:46 PM   #4
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Cool. That bike is cryin for some 06 Record (silver) Hand builts...
That would be sweet but I have my eye on N+1 and if I get what I am looking for, I'll be hunting a set of vintage record components. I just love a classic Columbus steel bike. I may have to sell the Tarmac though - but it's only plastic.
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That would be sweet but I have my eye on N+1 and if I get what I am looking for, I'll be hunting a set of vintage record components. I just love a classic Columbus steel bike. I may have to sell the Tarmac though - but it's only plastic.
Not classic, but I'm a fan of Columbus steel too.

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Not classic, but I'm a fan of Columbus steel too.
Looks like a classic to me - I would charish that hunk of steel if it were mine. I would really like a beauty like that one but I tend to go after the small builders as many time people just don't know what they have and will let them go for a song. I picked my frame up in the mid 90's for $150.
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Looks like a classic to me - I would charish that hunk of steel if it were mine. I would really like a beauty like that one but I tend to go after the small builders as many time people just don't know what they have and will let them go for a song. I picked my frame up in the mid 90's for $150.

I don't know that builder. By the lugs and stays, you can tell its a real nice frame.
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Beautiful re-build. Did you have to cold set the chainstays, or did the new wheel drop right in?
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Losing that gigantic dork disk was worth the upgrade.

Nice job.
I think it might be time for a new saddle.
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Great job on the rebuild ----- I do love those old steel frameswith retro goodies. Lp
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Info on the bar-end mirror, please.

Odd how carbon cranks just don't photograph well.

Glad to see you ditched the oversize dork disc.
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http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...4448/22837?g=1

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/886-Mirrors.aspx
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Beautiful re-build. Did you have to cold set the chainstays, or did the new wheel drop right in?
The bike was built with a 130mm spread so it went right in - I upgraded from a 9 to a 10.

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Info on the bar-end mirror, please.

Odd how carbon cranks just don't photograph well.

Glad to see you ditched the oversize dork disc.
Have this mirror on both my roadies and have given them away as gifts, I just love them. They can be found here: http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Mercha...ry_Code=MIRROR
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Cheers! The design is mighty impressive and unobstrusive.
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Losing that gigantic dork disk was worth the upgrade.
That is probably the largest dork disk I have ever seen. Someone should do a study regarding fashions in dork disks - how they bigger and smaller and then go away. Do you think there's a fashion correlation between the size of dork disks and the length of NBA players' shorts?
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Losing that gigantic dork disk was worth the upgrade.


(thought it was a disc brake when i first saw the pic)
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That is probably the largest dork disk I have ever seen. Someone should do a study regarding fashions in dork disks
sounds like a marketing opportunity! dork disks with slots for spoke cards, clothes pins and playing cards, or optical illusions, la Speedblends:

(got six 700x27 -[yes 27!] Speedblends from Target.com for $19 each a few years ago - they're rebadged Japanese-manufactured Panaracers!)
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