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Old 06-22-08, 06:23 PM
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Finally finished the reconfiguration of my Cinelli. As received, it was configured with 9 speed indexed DT shifters, aero brakes, and a standard double/12-23 rear drive-train. Oh, yeah - 20mm tires and really ugly bar tape and stem.

Very beautiful to look at (except the tape), but more-or-less unrideable for me around here.

Changes included new tape, 23mm Michelin Pro Race 3's, a nice classic quill stem, and a complete Campy 10 speed drive-train with a triple crank. Record BB, Chorus crank, Centaur shifters and dérailleurs. A subtle change in looks, but a world of difference in performance.

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