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    I forgot the point about the maximum sprocket......

    I forgot the point about the maximum sprocket... that's what I'm missing! I got so caught up in the maths (math to you guys!) of the ratios, I lost sight of the fact that the mech has to physically...
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    Gearing and chain capacity

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm building up a 1991 vintage Bottecchia and have bought a 'conventional' 53/39 chainset. I want to run a cassette of either 13-29 or a Centaur 12-30, preferably with a short cage...
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    FWIW, I'd say the Shamal spoke pattern will look...

    FWIW, I'd say the Shamal spoke pattern will look out of place on that bike. Why not get some wheels made, with a traditional spoke pattern - keep your local wheel builder in business at the same...
  4. Sorry Bulldozer, but that bike looked better the...

    Sorry Bulldozer, but that bike looked better the way it was (A-Head stem... man, what were you thinking???!!!). Take a look at all the classic bikes on the Forum and I think you'll eventually see the...
  5. Black/black is the new white/white. Or better...

    Black/black is the new white/white.

    Or better still, why be conformist? Try a dark chestnut Brooks saddle with black bar tape.
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    Some people just use the toe clip (and you can...

    Some people just use the toe clip (and you can get half depth toe clips) and not the straps - I guess that makes it easier.

    For me, although I like the retro look, it's one part of the bike where...
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    I forgot to mention; total build cost was around...

    I forgot to mention; total build cost was around 1300.00, with the frame being 550.00 (which included the headset, Cinelli leather bar tape and seatpost) and the groupset was 350.00.
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    Lovely bike. I'm constantly looking for a good...

    Lovely bike. I'm constantly looking for a good used Tommasini having sold a 'too small' Tecno a few years ago.

    Watch the paintwork when you clean it. If it's like mine was, the whole frame is...
  9. Which is why OP thinks he has problems with his...

    Which is why OP thinks he has problems with his saddle - it may have little to do with the saddle; rather, too much weight is going through his backside, rather than through the legs to the pedals....
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    Condor World Series build

    Thought some folks might be interested to see my Condor World Series build. The frame is limited to 150 in each of five colourways and is an unspecified mix of Columbus and Dedacciai, made in Italy...
  11. PS. Your wife has excellent taste... she coulda...

    PS. Your wife has excellent taste... she coulda bought you a Trek or a Specialneedz...
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    You absolutely KNOW that the bearings were fine -...

    You absolutely KNOW that the bearings were fine - and if you have good feedback so far, I'd either take one bad feedback or split the cost in exchange for good feedback.
  13. Bianchi categorise the 928 as part of their 'C2C'...

    Bianchi categorise the 928 as part of their 'C2C' range, but it has more aggressive geometry than the Defy, which is more relaxed.

    I had the Defy and found it disturbingly wobbly on fast (55mph)...
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    OP??? You still there? Frankly, I don't see how...

    OP??? You still there? Frankly, I don't see how anyone can help if you don't give us more information.
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    Yeah - they should all be made to ride Italian...

    Yeah - they should all be made to ride Italian brands.
  16. I just wouldn't buy from someone with what...

    I just wouldn't buy from someone with what appears to be so little respect for the buyer that it's not worth putting the chain back where is came from. Amazing, given the 180 zillion feedbacks...
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  17. Thanks, that was what I thought I'd do when I...

    Thanks, that was what I thought I'd do when I realised I had a derailleur kit by mistake, until I did a bit of Googling. You can tell I'm new to this.

    Just got back from lunch to a message from a...
  18. Thanks again wb. I'll post pics (somewhere -...

    Thanks again wb. I'll post pics (somewhere - maybe C&V) once the build is done.

    I actually ordered the derailleur cable by mistake, but the colour match watch absolutely perfecto, so I'd like to...
  19. Thanks wb, but do you know if yours is Campagnolo...

    Thanks wb, but do you know if yours is Campagnolo compatible Jagwire as opposed to Shimano/SRAM? You see, I've not seen Jagwire in Celeste where they specifically say it's for Campagnolo - so I'm...
  20. Bianchi build - Jagwire into Campagnolo

    Hi

    Can anyone tell me if Jagwire brake cable housing - that states compatibility with SRAM and Shimano - will fit into the top tension adjuster (sorry, don't know what it's called) on Campagnolo...
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    What kind of bike exactly? Do you need a big...

    What kind of bike exactly?
    Do you need a big setback to get your saddle position? If so, FSA K-Force Light (32mm) ... Thomson are for mountain bikes, IMHO - I think they look ugly on road bikes......
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    I can't fault Wiggle for UK orders. Almost always...

    I can't fault Wiggle for UK orders. Almost always next day. Must be as Lectron says.
  23. +1. In sailing they say, "If your hands are cold,...

    +1. In sailing they say, "If your hands are cold, wear a hat."

    Has anyone suggested that you might have too much weight over your bars? I guess if this only happens when you're wearing gloves then...
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    +1 if you can find one. A modern classic... wish...

    +1 if you can find one. A modern classic... wish I'd kept mine (bare silver alloy version). Stiff, fast, comfortable and lovely geometry.
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    It was the carbon (should have said)... hence my...

    It was the carbon (should have said)... hence my surprise. It was less comfy than my alloy R800 was. I was so wanting to like the Synapse because at that point I was a big 'Dale fan. I dare say I'm...
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