Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    NFL Owner monogodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Irving Heritage District
    My Bikes
    7-Eleven Eddy Merckx, Vitus Futural, Catamount FRS, Colnago SL, SS MTB
    Posts
    1,487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been thinking of doing it for a couple of weeks now, and just picked it up from my ex-gf tonight (don't ask). It's still in great shape, even after having been stored in a shed for 4 years. It still shifts beautifully (gotta love Campy Retro Friction), which is a shame, since I'll be yanking it off for the conversion. I'm going single speed, and not fixed gear. I'm looking to replace the Scott Drop Ins with some standard drop bars.

    Here's the best pic I can do for now:



    I've got two sets of wheels I'll use with it, the Mavic hub/Campy Ypsilon rims shown, and a set of Campy High Flange/Nisi Mixers. I hope to have the conversion complete in about a month or so, and will let y'all know how it turns out.
    Last edited by monogodo; 04-18-05 at 08:44 AM.
    198? Colnago Super (Campy Record) | 1989 Eddy Merckx 7-Eleven Team Issue (Dura Ace) | Catamount MFS (1x8) | Top Image Neptune (SS)

  2. #2
    Iguana Subsystem dolface's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    san francisco
    Posts
    4,016
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nice bars, i won a pair of those in a crit back in the day

    seems like a shame to convet that to ss, why not build up a thriftstore frame first before you do anything you might regret to that gorgeous piece of cycling history?

  3. #3
    NFL Owner monogodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Irving Heritage District
    My Bikes
    7-Eleven Eddy Merckx, Vitus Futural, Catamount FRS, Colnago SL, SS MTB
    Posts
    1,487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It'll be cheaper to convert it than to buy another bike, and my wife is limiting me to the 5 bikes I already have. I'd rather convert it than my Eddy Merckx or Vitus or Catamount. The 5th bike is a city bike for her, so it's not an option, either.

    If I find I don't enjoy riding SS, I can always convert back to 7-speed. Besides, I've crashed it once (only damage came from the flexy Drop Ins hitting the head tube), and I bought it used for $100 back in 1990 and paid $250 for the repaint.
    198? Colnago Super (Campy Record) | 1989 Eddy Merckx 7-Eleven Team Issue (Dura Ace) | Catamount MFS (1x8) | Top Image Neptune (SS)

  4. #4
    Up to no good
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Portland
    My Bikes
    Steelman EuroCross, Gunnar Streetdog, Independent Fabrications Deluxe
    Posts
    209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    monogodo,
    The answer is contained in your email. You said she is limiting 'you' to five bikes. The city bike for 'her' is not yours, you only have four and have room for one more.

    Just don't break up that beautiful Colnago, such a shame to have all that shiny Camp art without a bike to hang it on. Take those high flange Campy with the Nisi rims and find yourself a used frame to put them on. Then send the Colnago to me in Portland.

  5. #5
    NFL Owner monogodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Irving Heritage District
    My Bikes
    7-Eleven Eddy Merckx, Vitus Futural, Catamount FRS, Colnago SL, SS MTB
    Posts
    1,487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One would think I'd get more support for the conversion in a SS forum. I guess I was wrong.
    198? Colnago Super (Campy Record) | 1989 Eddy Merckx 7-Eleven Team Issue (Dura Ace) | Catamount MFS (1x8) | Top Image Neptune (SS)

  6. #6
    Senior Citizen Discount fixedfiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    998
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo
    One would think I'd get more support for the conversion in a SS forum. I guess I was wrong.
    It's not like you're going to listen to anybody's opinion anyway.

  7. #7
    roll'em high shants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    columbus, ohio
    Posts
    2,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i don't believe that i've ever seen such glorious bar tape in my entire life. oy vey.

    if you're going to convert, at least convert to fixed.

  8. #8
    Senior Member brooklyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    636
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just did something similar to what you are doing. I converted an old Colnago in to a fixed gear. I just had the frame and some old campy parts. I couldn't really spend the money on a restorations with campy parts costing$$$$. The most important thing is to ride the bike. If you have other geared bikes why not convert the bike to a SS. If you don't like go back to the 7 speed.

  9. #9
    Good Afternoon! SamHouston's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    cannondale cad5, urbanist fixed
    Posts
    2,322
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    nice bars, i won a pair of those in a crit back in the day

    seems like a shame to convet that to ss, why not build up a thriftstore frame first before you do anything you might regret to that gorgeous piece of cycling history?
    those scotts, yeah that low position that nobody rides anymore is fabulously comfy for an areo position you can go distance on. I guess they just went out of fashoin, never see em much anymore. I've never tried it but I'd bet they'd be great bars for a fixed trainer/distance rider, get out on the open road, drop down and spin all day long, they always seemed way more comfy than sitting in the drops and less hassle less ugly than aero bars.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •