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Old 08-13-14, 01:55 PM   #3576
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My old 1980 Bianchi converted to SS, was repainted about 15 years ago, doesn't get much love these days but it was my first new decent road bike when I was a kid.

sooooooooooo goooooood. would ride, for sure.
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Old 08-14-14, 08:50 AM   #3577
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Posted this up elsewhere, however belongs in the SS megathread.

1998 Moots with ENO hub










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Old 08-14-14, 09:24 AM   #3578
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^That's porn right there. 10/10 would ride.
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Old 08-14-14, 11:23 AM   #3579
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Unfortunately as much as I wanted it to work, it was too small. I sold to a nice lucky fella in south eastern Pa.
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Old 08-14-14, 03:15 PM   #3580
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I have never seen bars wrapped like this before. Can you explain the process a bit? I'm curious to know how the bottom layer of leather wrap was installed, as it appears to be perpendicular to the direction of the wrap. (Sorry, struggling for how to describe it).
I cut a handful of strands to cover the areas I couldn't wrap well because of the brakes and bend in the bars, then just wrapped over them.

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I just finished building new bookshelves so I unpacked the ol' library. All of the boxes are empty and just waiting to be crushed the next morning. As you can see by the books still on the ground I need to build one more bookshelf to finish housing all the books.
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Old 08-14-14, 03:29 PM   #3581
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I just finished building new bookshelves so I unpacked the ol' library. All of the boxes are empty and just waiting to be crushed the next morning. As you can see by the books still on the ground I need to build one more bookshelf to finish housing all the books.
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Old 08-14-14, 05:22 PM   #3582
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my leader! finally pics
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Old 08-14-14, 05:59 PM   #3583
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my leader! finally pics
Dope bike is dope. Would ride.
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Old 08-14-14, 09:05 PM   #3584
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Very tasteful Leader, not something you see often enough.
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Old 08-15-14, 12:04 AM   #3585
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Very tasteful Leader, not something you see often enough.
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Love it! Especially those araya hoops.
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Old 08-15-14, 02:16 AM   #3586
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my leader! finally pics
Such a great bike. Very very nice.
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Old 08-15-14, 10:39 AM   #3587
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kudos to scrod. picked it up new at his shop in san diego a few months back. my new favorite bike
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Old 08-18-14, 08:39 PM   #3588
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My current project, waiting on the SRAM Omnium to arrive as well as a FSA Compact handlebar and it should be all set and ready to go!

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Old 08-18-14, 09:10 PM   #3589
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re:subway,

youre doing it wrong.

ps: watermelon bike.
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Old 08-18-14, 09:16 PM   #3590
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Yeah I know, hard to ride without a handlebar, crankset or pedals!
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Old 08-18-14, 09:45 PM   #3591
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Old 08-18-14, 10:33 PM   #3592
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color works for me as long you picked it out and its not some cheap store bought coaster "fixie". matte black frame w gold deep v's and gold cranks
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Old 08-19-14, 04:04 AM   #3593
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Not mine yet, but very soon it will be
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Old 08-19-14, 09:25 AM   #3594
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^That's porn right there. 10/10 would ride.
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Old 08-19-14, 05:02 PM   #3595
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Really been meaning to take a photograph of this thing with a real camera. Cell phone will have to do for now.
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Old 08-20-14, 01:40 PM   #3596
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Old 08-21-14, 04:55 AM   #3597
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My Hillbrick, taken from an odd position which makes some of the angles look a bit funny.

She was custom made for me by Paul Hillbrick Racing Frames here in Australia. The brief included the line "this is the bike I want to be riding when I wear out and die", so she's a tad more conservative than some you see on here. The frame is Columbus Zona steel, chosen for its strength and longevity, the chromed lugs for their beauty. That carrier gets used nearly everytime she's ridden for one thing or another. Bars are the same height as the saddle (Brooks of course), which is how I like things - I've got the drops if I need more aero. The components are essentially Miche - Italian bits with Italian steel built by an Aussie craftsman. Not that I'm wedded to things Italian, they're just the bits Hillbrick uses.

The true magic of custom made lies in the overall design. I specified the bars at saddle height and that led to the high top tube - no, it's not too high though that's a close run thing. The long wheelbase comes from the requirement that she be comfortable to ride, especially long distances, and easy to ride. She's both. Yet Paul Hillbrick, being a designer of racing bikes, has setup the front end such that this bike is also very agile. I'm not saying she's a track bike but she'll dart around something appearing under your front wheel like a scared cat - I really can't conceive of needing more agility on the road. Despite that agility, she's the easiest bike to ride no hands that I've ever had which, considering I've got noticeable balance issues, is saying something.

Yes, she was expensive and yes, she was ordered at a time when I should have had more sense - by the time she finally arrived, I was regretting the purchase. Yet now, three and a half years later, I don't repent a cent. She IS the bike I'll ride till I die, whether I stick with fixed gear or go SS or **gasp** fit gears. That's assuming the Europa is retired first. With those two, I really don't need any more bikes.
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Old 08-21-14, 09:14 AM   #3598
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After a 2 year hiatus, I'm back riding again. Damn it feels good.
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Old 08-21-14, 10:31 AM   #3599
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Simple 80's Shogun Conversion. My commuter.
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Old 08-21-14, 10:42 AM   #3600
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My Hillbrick, taken from an odd position which makes some of the angles look a bit funny.

She was custom made for me by Paul Hillbrick Racing Frames here in Australia. The brief included the line "this is the bike I want to be riding when I wear out and die", so she's a tad more conservative than some you see on here. The frame is Columbus Zona steel, chosen for its strength and longevity, the chromed lugs for their beauty. That carrier gets used nearly everytime she's ridden for one thing or another. Bars are the same height as the saddle (Brooks of course), which is how I like things - I've got the drops if I need more aero. The components are essentially Miche - Italian bits with Italian steel built by an Aussie craftsman. Not that I'm wedded to things Italian, they're just the bits Hillbrick uses.

The true magic of custom made lies in the overall design. I specified the bars at saddle height and that led to the high top tube - no, it's not too high though that's a close run thing. The long wheelbase comes from the requirement that she be comfortable to ride, especially long distances, and easy to ride. She's both. Yet Paul Hillbrick, being a designer of racing bikes, has setup the front end such that this bike is also very agile. I'm not saying she's a track bike but she'll dart around something appearing under your front wheel like a scared cat - I really can't conceive of needing more agility on the road. Despite that agility, she's the easiest bike to ride no hands that I've ever had which, considering I've got noticeable balance issues, is saying something.

Yes, she was expensive and yes, she was ordered at a time when I should have had more sense - by the time she finally arrived, I was regretting the purchase. Yet now, three and a half years later, I don't repent a cent. She IS the bike I'll ride till I die, whether I stick with fixed gear or go SS or **gasp** fit gears. That's assuming the Europa is retired first. With those two, I really don't need any more bikes.
Classy! That shade of emerald green is gorgeous.
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