I'll play to lose:
I'll play to lose:
Definitely nothing special, but I reckon it looks pretty hot for a $600 clunker...
Frame's an 80s 27" POS... not too awful, except for those seatstays and the massive gap to the wheels... the front pads are mostly carved away cause they're halfway over the tyre! I could prolly use a 1/2" shorter headtube, too.
The gear on it's nice enough... basically all 600 except for 105 hubs and front brake (can't remember if I still have the 600 hubs somewhere), Sun Mistral 32h, 3T bars... can't remember why, but it's missing a gear; prolly a 7spd cassette body.
My turn. Lemme know what ya think. Finished this yesterday. Rode it for about 30 miles today. I'm happy with it.
White is cool, I like it.
That is one super clean white bike. Awesome.
12' SuperiorLite SL Pro w/ Sram Rival | 10' SuperiorLite SL Club w/ Sram Force | 06' Giant FCR (Dropbar) w/ Shimano 5700 | 10' GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc
Freddy, X-Linked, khat...thanks for the kind words!
My roommate is a graphic design artist, and my other friend does die cut decals, so that's already in the works! I am just having trouble thinking what to name it.
I was thinking of getting the Cane Creek 110 Zero Stack headset in anodized red w/ red spacers.
I assume the headset is from the same manufacturer as the seatpost clamp? If so, get it. It should look awesome. If it's from a different manufacturer you first might want to find an LBS that actually has the CC headset in store so you can see if it matches the clamp.
You could call it Snowwhite, or Little Red
I'll take my chances with my almost finished retro-inspired build:
De Rosa Neo Primato frame
Mostly Dura Ace 7800, but Campy Record 10-speed crankset and bottom bracket
Campy Record headset and seatpost
Deda stem and bars
The gold wheels just got into my head, so there they are.
Blame it on the call of bikes as works of art. I don't know if my effort qualifies, but I'm proud of it and happy how it's turned out nonetheless.
Of course, then I saw the gold wheels. I think they go really well with the bike, but I'll admit they're not very retro.
Also, for some reason either me or my camera can't capture the blue of the frame at all. It's really a strikingly deep and rich blue, not the muted blue that's displayed in the photo. That photo really doesn't do it justice, and it's the best one I have. The sun popped out late this afternoon right before it set, so I grabbed the bike and camera, headed out on our deck, and snapped a couple of quick photos. Every other photo I have is much less well lit or lit with a flash.
I dug out this photo that does a much better job of capturing the color of the frame:
Last edited by achoo; 01-01-10 at 08:00 PM. Reason: Added bit about the photo along with photo with better color
What frame is it??
early 10v chorus levers and derailurs are silver.
9spd can be updated to 10spd as well. just fyi though. the bike looks great.
This is my Schwinn Varsity. it started off alot different.Its been stripped, Salsa chainrings 53/38,sunrace 13/28 freewheel(that goes away this wed,when i get my Vuelta starlights w/ Sram
cassette) Forte front derailer,seatpost,shifter/brakes levers,Tommaso carbon front fork.
[QUOTE=mzeffex;10217996]Tell me whatcha think:
I like giant's road bikes. well done.