Old 10-02-14, 11:41 AM
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Bikes: AR Cycles Randonneuse, Raleigh Competition, VeloOrange Expedition Prototype, LeJeune Townie, Motobecane Campeur, AR Cycles roadie, Rickert track, Cannondale SM 500, Mongoose Dolomite

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AR Cycles Randonneuse *Warning: Photo Intensive, with more to come!*

I recently commissioned a frame from Aaron of AR Cycles and Christmas done came early. Frameset arrived last night and I got a bit done. Mainly polished parts, should have done this beforehand.

Frame is Columbus Spirit for lugs, fork is SL, lugs are Sachs Rene Singer, Pacenti Paris Brest fork crown, and Sachs Richie-ssimo BB shell.

I'm trying to decide which group to run:

Universal Parts List:
Stronglight 49D
Pacenti PL23
Grand Bois Hetres
Grand Bois fenders by Honjo
Nitto M12, looking into M13
Zefal pump
Stronglight A9
Lepper stem
GB randonneur bars
Brooks B17 Select (wouldn't hate an Ideale)
Radios taillight with retrofitted modern internals that will be mounted to ST mount
B&M IQ Cyo headlight (have a Radios headlight I may stick this into)

Option 1 (as partially shown):
DA 7400 brifters
Mavic 841 & 8 860 derailleurs
Paul canti's
Mavic 571/2 rear hub

Option 2:
Huret Jubilee derailleurs
Simplex Retrofrictions
old French cantilevers (look like Mafac's except the arms are forged)
Mafac levers
Maillard 700 or Campagnolo Tipo rear hub

I'm going to run the brifter setup first as this will be a daily rider. Maybe I need another frame with center-pull braze ons with the new compass brakes and rack

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