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1984 Guerciotti GLX Build Recommendations

Old 04-15-16, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Loose Chain View Post
Nice job, I wish I could get mine along, eventually though.

I would not mount a sewup if it were the last tire on earth. I attempted to use those for several years without much success. I loved the way they rolled. I hate how they flatted constantly and the expense. Then along came the first addition of the Specialized Turbo slick and the rest was history. I never looked back.

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Thank you! And good luck with your build as well, these bikes are nicely made, you'll definitely enjoy it.

I chose to go with clinchers on this build as well even though the bike originally came with sew-ups. I'll likely give them a try at some point, but for now the process as well as any road side flats seems daunting.
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Old 04-15-16, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
I keep thinking back to this comment. I'd add "and except the tires". Those tires on it before were, um, best forgotten. Nice selection now though.
Indeed, if I recall correctly the seller had just lightly glued on some old tires so that I'd be able to take the bike for a quick test ride. I'm loving the Vittoria's so far, initially I was worried that sidewalls might be to yellow and that combined with the cables, hoods, and tape would be too much. But overall I think it actually works pretty well. I may try out a clincher in the future that has more of a tan sidewall though.
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Old 04-15-16, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by spudly View Post
Sorry, forgot to provide a link. The book's out of print, but there are many used copies around:

The Custom Bicycle: Buying, Setting Up, and Riding the Quality Bicycle: Michael J. Kolin: 9780878572557: Amazon.com: Books
Thanks for the link and recommendation! I've been looking to pick up more cycling books so I'll definitely have to check this one out.
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Old 04-15-16, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by WolfgangVerne View Post
It took me some time to gather up all the necessary parts, but I've finally finished up this build and was able to snap some quick pictures. There's still a few tweaks and adjustments to make (looking at the pictures I think I may need to shorten the brake cable housing a bit), but overall I'm quite satisfied with how it turned out!

It's mostly fitted with Campagnolo Super Record Components with the exception of the pedals which are Ofmega Competitions and the brake levers which are Modolo Professionals. I would have loved to outfit it with a full Campy groupset, but the prices for pedals and brake levers seemed a little astronomical to me. I may go that route in the future, but for now I'm content. Any further recommendations, questions, compliments are all gladly accepted! And with that, on to the pictures!

Photo Apr 03, 2 46 30 PM by Wolfgang Verne, on Flickr
Photo Apr 03, 2 46 44 PM by Wolfgang Verne, on Flickr
Photo Apr 03, 2 47 48 PM by Wolfgang Verne, on Flickr
What bartape are you using? I have the same frameset(color and year), and that tape looks like a great match. Did you ever find cable housing to match the tape?
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Old 08-14-17, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
What bartape are you using? I have the same frameset(color and year), and that tape looks like a great match. Did you ever find cable housing to match the tape?
The bartape is Velox Tressostar cloth tape in yellow. I wasn't able to find any brake cable housing that matched the tape quite right, everything seemed a few shades too light, but it's been some time since I looked. Good luck with the build!
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The bartape is Velox Tressostar cloth tape in yellow. I wasn't able to find any brake cable housing that matched the tape quite right, everything seemed a few shades too light, but it's been some time since I looked. Good luck with the build!
Your 'after' pics are not showing...Would love to see how it looks now. I just picked up the red version as a frame last month and built it into a shimano 9spd frankenbike. I never planned on having 2 of these but the frame was too affordable to pass up.
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Old 08-15-17, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by lesterp66 View Post
Your 'after' pics are not showing...Would love to see how it looks now. I just picked up the red version as a frame last month and built it into a shimano 9spd frankenbike. I never planned on having 2 of these but the frame was too affordable to pass up.
Just updated the links and they appear to be working now, you can also click on the pictures to see them in a higher resolution. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 08-18-17, 06:31 PM
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Sorry to hitch a ride on your thread but gooches should stick together! I've inadvertently become a Guerciotti collector (if 2 bikes count). I was looking on craigslist for a bike (present for a friend) in Orange County before I had to drive there for work and stumbled on an '85? GLX frame in my size for cheap... and a 4 minute drive from where I was working (clearly it was destiny). I built it up shimano-frankenstyle (Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, RSX, etc.), I have the same frame in a powder-coat blue repaint but likely an '84, with a campy group, but the right shifter is wonky in-spite of a questionable rebuild (might try again but I get a horrible crick in my neck and a sour attitude after messing with brifters). Sadly I like riding the Japanese version much better but its no fair until I get the right shifter working on blue.
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Old 08-18-17, 06:56 PM
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Shellacked bar tape works fine, the grip is somewhat different and I like it. Most like it. With white tape it works much better on much older bikes with a degree of patina. Clear shellac leaves white tape mottled yellow. Amber shellac makes it brown. I have clear shellac on three bikes right now, would not try on a Guerciotti.
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Old 11-20-17, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by WolfgangVerne View Post
It took me some time to gather up all the necessary parts, but I've finally finished up this build and was able to snap some quick pictures. There's still a few tweaks and adjustments to make (looking at the pictures I think I may need to shorten the brake cable housing a bit), but overall I'm quite satisfied with how it turned out!

It's mostly fitted with Campagnolo Super Record Components with the exception of the pedals which are Ofmega Competitions and the brake levers which are Modolo Professionals. I would have loved to outfit it with a full Campy groupset, but the prices for pedals and brake levers seemed a little astronomical to me. I may go that route in the future, but for now I'm content. Any further recommendations, questions, compliments are all gladly accepted! And with that, on to the pictures!

Photo Apr 03, 2 46 30 PM by Dillon Driscoll, on Flickr

Photo Apr 03, 2 46 44 PM by Dillon Driscoll, on Flickr

Photo Apr 03, 2 47 48 PM by Dillon Driscoll, on Flickr
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Old 11-21-17, 07:56 AM
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Not a lot of color selection available for brake housing when i searched; yellow looks good though. Nice work. I have an 84 Guercuiotti w older style graphics, but its all Campy Triomphe (prefer nr/sr of course).
Great resto!
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Old 11-23-17, 05:09 PM
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Headset: Campagnolo Super Record? Or Nuovo Record?
The steel N.R. attracting the magnet, the alloy S.R. not.

Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record? Or Nuovo Record?
S.R.

Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record? Or Nuovo Record?
There was no difference between the two

For comparison here's the link to the 1984 catalog with the components that would have been original to the bike.
This is a US catalog. There are always bikes with the Cinelli bars and the stems. In Europe, the 3ttt was more typical. If you first find a 3ttt record '84 stem with Guerciotti engrave , do not hesitate to use it. Of course with a 3ttt Competizione or a Super Leggero bar.
-Is there a large performance gap between the Nuovo Record and Super Record Derailleurs? I like the aesthetics of the Nuovo Record and I think it'd be a little more friendly to my wallet. Would there be any compatibility issues with an 8 speed cassette with either of those derailleurs?
Their operating comforts are the same but during this period, the SLX tubeset was the top, this frame deserves the S.R accessories. Not so great the price difference, it's worth waiting a bit and saving it. The 8 speed cassette did not exist at that time, I would rather recommend a 7speed freewheel for you. Anyway the rear wheel with the Mach 2CD2 rim is later manufactured. The front wheel can be used, try to get another GEL280 to the rear wheel. Or change it to Ambrosio Metamorphosis or Syntesis as in the catalog.
There were no professional clincher rims and tyres during that time. Only bonding can be problematic for the first time, if you are insecure to feel yourself doing a bicycle shop for you.

-This is purely aesthetics, but any opinions on handlebar tape? And on the saddle color/model?
In the mid-eighties the Almarc-type wrapped skin was used or the Pelten - Bike Ribbon tape.
I think white or yellow would be the most advantageous for the burgundy frame.
Saddle? S.Marco Rolls (as in catalog), Concor or S.Italia Turbo, Super Turbo. The Rolls and the Turbo are readily available in white. Turbo may be yellow too.

This is a very nice color frame for a beautiful bike to be built from it. Good luck for that!
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The corsa casiraghi cables have a more golden yellow look.

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