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    Lygie Track Bike Build

    I thought I would share some pictures of my most recent build project. I am getting quite a bit of help from a friend, so most of the credit goes to him. However, I thought some might like to see the bike as the process goes on. We believe the frame is a 1970 Lygie. It was found on ebay and didn't appear to be in very good shape . . . aesthetically at least. From the pictures you can see there was quite a bit of rust in the chrome. We took a chance that the rust was purely superficial and only affecting the chrome that had been added probably years after being made. We were lucky and found that the tubes were not affected by the rust one bit. I worked on removing the rust myself for a while, but became very busy at work and couldn't get much more done. My friend then took the frame and has been working on it. I was at his house a few days ago and noticed some blue paint on his grass I asked if he got more done on the bike, he smiled and asked if I wanted to see it. He just got the clear coat on it so I couldn't touch it or anything. I couldn't believe it when I saw it. I don't have any pictures of it yet, but will add them soon. I was completely shocked at how great it looked! Now for the rest of the bike. Most of the parts were ordered from the bike shop, but I did find some parts on ebay that I will list as well. Let me know what you think. This bike is being built for the least amount of money possible because I have never raced track before and am just getting started. I will post new pictures as I take them. Hope you enjoy!

    Handlebars= Specialized Track
    Stem= Specialized
    Headset= Dura Ace
    Bottom Bracket= Dura Ace
    Crankset= Suntour Superbe Pro
    Seatpost= Ritchey Comp
    Hubs= Dura Ace (not shown . . . but 36 spoke high flange that will be built with Mavic tubular rims)
    Cogs= 15 & 16 Tooth Dura Ace Track
    Spare Rear Wheel= Hed Carbon disc
    Delta Skewers





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    Senior Member ronbridal's Avatar
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    I recieved my new hubs this week. They will be laced to Mavic tubular rims. Any suggestions on what tires to use? The frame has been painted and I will add pics soon.




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    awesome !

    Lets see that finished paint job and the assembled bike 2 ! =)
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    Here's the bike so far. I am currently cleaning the glue off an old pair of Campy tubular rims to lace to the Dura Ace hubs I have. And no, I don't really care that I am mixing Campy and DA The bike has turned out great. The photos don't really do it justice. I can't believe the bike I have setting here is the same thing I received from the ebay sale. I mean, just look at the difference in pictures from the original condition to now! Unbelievable. My friend prepped it and painted it for me and it is truly amazing. When the wheels are done I will add a pic of them as well. I will use Tufo Elite Road Clinchers 700 x 23. Obviously the hand brake will come off for races . . . once I get the nerve to give it a crack. Wheels first though. More pics soon.







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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbridal
    Bottom Bracket= Dura Ace
    Crankset= Suntour Superbe Pro
    I wouldn't do that if I were you. I mean you can but Dura Ace and Superbe Pro bottom bracket tapers are different. The suntour uses a campy taper... so either get some DA cranks or a Suntour or Campy BB. I had a friend who made that mistake and ended up with a pair of very pretty broken cranks.

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    i'm pretty sure that is total nonsense. dura-ace and suntour are the same taper. oh. wait. i get it. the new dura ace cranks are octalink, but that's obvious? suntour is not the same as campy.

    -jason

    Quote Originally Posted by WithNail
    I wouldn't do that if I were you. I mean you can but Dura Ace and Superbe Pro bottom bracket tapers are different. The suntour uses a campy taper... so either get some DA cranks or a Suntour or Campy BB. I had a friend who made that mistake and ended up with a pair of very pretty broken cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xthugmurderx
    i'm pretty sure that is total nonsense. dura-ace and suntour are the same taper. oh. wait. i get it. the new dura ace cranks are octalink, but that's obvious? suntour is not the same as campy.

    -jason
    Do some research. A lot of Superbe stuff has a taper closer to ISO than JIS (technically, it's a unique shape.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by keevohn
    Do some research. A lot of Superbe stuff has a taper closer to ISO than JIS (technically, it's a unique shape.)
    I was totally unaware that anyone made a taper other than iso, jis, or french. pardon my ignorance. if it helps any, i rode superbe pro cranks on a fsa gold spindle bb (jis) with absolutely no problems. i actually changed to the suntour cranks from modded shimano 600 cranks (and i would assume that 600 and dura-ace would have the same taper) didn't notice anything strange about the install, either. ( i work at a shop, i know a thing or two about a thing or two.)

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    Suntour is ISO tapper?????????????? weird stuff anyways... Shimano used to make ISO tapper BBs long time ago anyways but i never heard about suntour doing them. The only thing I can tell about suntour is that theirs crancks are really good stuff...

    thanks...

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