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The X factor: Show us your bikes built with Columbus SLX, SPX and TSX tubing

Old 05-30-17, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by corrado33 View Post
My Mondonico "Diamond" with SLX at the reservoir. I'm not rich enough to buy a DA groupset for it, but it has an 8 speed 600 tricolor full groupset on it (even the BB.)



EDIT: The bars have since been fixed... less of an angle now. Picture was taken right after I finished building it and I had the bars wrong.
Man, that picture reminds me that it's been two years since I've been to Glacier. I'm having serious withdrawals and haven't managed to land lodging this year either, augh!!!!
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Old 05-30-17, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
Thank you!



600 Tricolor was some great stuff, and really pretty, too, in my opinion. Looks like you spent the extra money for DA on important things like really nice tires and a nice frame. It's a bit of an embarrassment of riches living in the PNW, and Dura-Ace can and does pop up more often and for non-extortionist prices. I purposefully built up a bike with 600 Tricolor and thoroughly enjoy it. Looks super nice as well, that dark grey.

What angle did you move the bar in? The bars look like Cinellis or similar, and the brifter angles look fine/fine enough to me. If anything, angling the bars down and sliding the brifters up (to end up with the same angle as started) would set the look straight. Old bars and brifters are always a tricky thing. Beautiful bike regardless!
Actually, you're going to laugh.

I bought the bike for $180. (It was in much worse shape than it is now.) The tires came with it (and are now trash... after that ride they had huge bubbles in the sidewall.) I did rebuild the wheels with H Plus Son Tb-14s and 600 hubs.

I'd LOVE to put some 7400 or 7700 DA on it, as that stuff is magical on my landshark, but the 600 is OK. I miss the short throw of the shifters on the DA though. (Other than that, the difference is negligible.) (The shifter throw on the 7400 is probably 1/3rd to 1/4th the 6400. Now, I got mine refurbished, so I'm not sure if that's normal but, I still miss it.)

And yes, you are correct for the bars. They are Cinellis, and I did exactly what you said, rotated the bars down while moving the brifters up. The problem was that the drops had SUCH an angle to them I felt like I was falling out of them.

I am going to spend some good money and put some nice tires on it. Maybe not the lightest weight racing tires, but definitely a good all around tire. Maybe GP 4000 IIs or Duranos or something nice from Vittoria. Unsure if I want to keep the gumwalls on this bike or not. The rims are SO wide I'm debating if I even NEED a 25c tire on it... It makes the 25s that are on it look like 28s.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Man, that picture reminds me that it's been two years since I've been to Glacier. I'm having serious withdrawals and haven't managed to land lodging this year either, augh!!!!
Not quite in glacier, but it's a great place. This was just up at Hyalite reservoir ~15 miles south of downtown Bozeman. Glacier isn't super fun to ride through... single road and lots of cars from what I remember.
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Old 05-30-17, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by corrado33 View Post
Not quite in glacier, but it's a great place. This was just up at Hyalite reservoir ~15 miles south of downtown Bozeman. Glacier isn't super fun to ride through... single road and lots of cars from what I remember.
Oh yeah, I don't ride there. I just shoot photography and hike alone. A lot of times once you get a mile or two off the road you hardly see anyone. It is so crowded now compared to the 90s.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post

Oh yeah, I don't ride there. I just shoot photography and hike alone. A lot of times once you get a mile or two off the road you hardly see anyone. It is so crowded now compared to the 90s.
Yeah, it is, but like you said, if you go less than a mile away from the road you rarely see anybody.

Yellowstone is the same, as it most of the wilderness around Bozeman.
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As the proud owner of two MAX Bianchi Protos and a MAX OR Bianchi Boarala as well I would like to point out that this is rather discriminatory in excluding them. However since we all know that MAX is far superior to your humble incoherent jumbled letter tube sets I'll let it slide. BTW you forgot SBX too but then again like Tenax that was made a single company.


FYI you do know MAX is actually lighter than SLX. SPX and even the vaunted SL tube sets?
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Old 05-31-17, 12:21 PM
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Maybe I should have used more emoojis, I don't think humorous intent of message got through
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The only other tubing allowed is by special waiver. And today is a special day. Happy 531 all!

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Anyone know where this ad appeared? I see "Slalom" in the edge of the pic, but couldn't find anything more.
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Can you elaborate ("aggressive" meaning racy?)? I have a Supercorsa (which is great) but am also on the hunt for either a Corsa Extra or a De Rosa (or both), so your experience with all three is of considerable interest to me.
Twitchy vs. a bit more tame. Get ADHD on the SC and you're SNAFU.
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Anyone know where this ad appeared? I see "Slalom" in the edge of the pic, but couldn't find anything more.
Columbus ran this advertisement in numerous cycling magazines during 1988.
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Wait. There's a SLX/SPX/TSX thread? Sweeeet!



Pinarello Montello 85 SLX

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1988 Stan Johnson: SPX &63CM
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No tubing decals, but I exchanged emails with Stan and he gave the frame details to me.
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Daccordi DLX (1989?) made with TSX

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It was probably lucky Columbus didn't have an SE tube set.
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1987-ish Guerciotti SLX restomod
Im running a 10v Record Triple drivetrain, using bar end shifters converted to down tube.

Im still running a Campy Nuovo Record BB. It is asymmetrical 111mm. I read that 10v Record Triple cranks also use the same spec BB, so that set this project in motion.

i bought the frame around 1999 for $165 and it has been my mainstay bike ever since. The yellow Mavic sticker is hiding a nasty dent that has not impaired ride quality or my enjoyment of the bike one bit.



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Just got back from a saddle-test ride.

SLX tubing, 10S Record-ish (Chorus cranks, Tektro Centaur brakes) Chorus hubset Reflex rims, 30mm tubulars.

Saddle is a Morgaw Trian with some nifty features but I don't think it will be replacing my Ariones/Antares.
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My beloved Professional SLX, next to my Duell Professional my nicest riding steel bike.
Full Athena 11S, 28mm tubulars on Reflex rims with black Record hubs.
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Well since this is revived and living again I'll share too.

Columbus SLX

Columbus SLX

Columbus TSX

Columbus TSX

Columbus TSX
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Here's mine: AFAIK (and confirmed by Julie @ Marinoni with the original spec sheet), the only TSX Marinoni Special ever made. It was originally built as a one-off display model for the 1991 Anaheim Bike Show, full DA and Gipiemme. It came into my possession in pretty rough shape, so I salvaged what I could, rebuilt what I could, and had the frame restored by Omar at Oasis Custom Cycles in Phoenix AZ. It's a favorite for spirited, longer-distance rides when I want to feel fancy:

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new to me. I am planning to rearrange some other bikes to make this one all 80's Super Record and put this setup on my Simoncini SLX frame


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