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What is your most modern retro/vintage/classic build?

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What is your most modern retro/vintage/classic build?

Road bikes have evolved at a steady pace since WW2. Some of the most interesting bikes, IMO, came during the transition from friction-to-indexed and from downtube to Ergo & STI shifters. Materials also played an important role as steel, aluminum and carbon bikes redefined what racers won with and what consumers adapted to.

What are your most modern retro/vintage/classic bike(s)? Please don't include bikes built after 2005.

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Two flips from '88, a trek 400t and miyata 312.

Oldest is a keeper, a '60 paramount.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Two flips from '88, a trek 400t and miyata 312.

Oldest is a keeper, a '60 paramount.
Remember, pic's or it didn't happen.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
pics or it didn't happen.
They're just bikes. I liked the miyata, though. But after '87, nothing has really turned me on. (That's why I hang here in c&v.) I have two from that year, '87, in the current fleet. Neither is indexed. The only clicks I want to hear are from the freewheel while coasting, and it better be on the quiet side.
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My current 95 Trek 5500 OCLV build.


The bike is turning 25 years old next year so I think it might not be considered "modern" anymore by then......
Next youngest bike I have is my 89 Bottecchia Chorus Professional SL, so the 95 Trek was quite a jump forward for me....

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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
The only clicks I want to hear are from the freewheel while coasting, and it better be on the quiet side.
You're not into the angry bumblebee/buzzsaw thing that everyone's into today? I chuckle when bike videos on the internet have the "obligatory" freehub spin. I'm thinking, "who cares?!"

My favorite freehub is one that makes NO sound -- the roller cam "Silent Clutch" type from Shimano and others. Which my '97 Trek 750 has, which is sort of C&V.

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2000 Bianchi M Alloy Pro. The wheels are newer (obviously), but it's still good-old reliable bulletproof 9 speed campy.

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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post

What are your most modern retro/vintage/classic bike(s)? Please don't include bikes built after 2005.
That sounds like 3 questions
  • Modern retro
  • Vintage
  • Classic
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle View Post
2000 Bianchi M Alloy Pro. The wheels are newer (obviously), but it's still good-old reliable bulletproof 9 speed campy.

Nice, from the Pantani "Pirate" era!
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Up thru 2005???? That would include what I call my ‘modern’ bikes with Campy10Ergo.

Oh well, ‘Times are a Changin’ .



My lightest bike (I think), Calfee TetraPro. Chorus Ergo, Centaur crank & ders, Compact double, 1” threadless fork, Mavic Reflex tubulars w/ Veloflex 25s.


edit: or maybe the 2004 lugged steel



Jon Tallerico, lugged Columbus mix, Columbus SuperMuscle fork, Record Ergo, Chorus ders, FSA compact double, Velocity tubular wheels shod w/ SpecTurbo 24mm.



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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
You're not into the angry bumblebee/buzzsaw thing..? I chuckle...
Ezzactly. When I hear those loud, plastic sounding things on the trail, I cringe...
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
They're just bikes. I liked the miyata, though. But after '87, nothing has really turned me on. (That's why I hang here in c&v.) I have two from that year, '87, in the current fleet. Neither is indexed. The only clicks I want to hear are from the freewheel while coasting, and it better be on the quiet side.
A 60 Paramount isn't just a bike imho, pics plz.
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My youngest are both '91 A Cannondale ST600 and a Miyata 1000LT. My most interesting "modern" frame is the Miyata CT3000. It's main triangle is aluminum tubes that are too thin to be structural wrapped in carbon fiber for reinforcement. Aluminum fork and stays but you'd never know it. It's smoother with 700x 20mm tires than some of my steel rides!
CT3000


The 1000LT


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Canny ST600 With luggage


Without luggage, but with floam...


I need a real picture of this bike...
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2005 specialized aerotec e5....its not vintage in age or performance...:-)
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My only vintage frame to go Ergo, came to me needing some alignments to both frame & fork.
It went 'modern' - well - because I had most of a 9sp group, not much vintage to match.



Below: Who could resist a headbadge with strange creatures and a strange man!?!


Modern brakes too.

Somehow the Spinergy wheels insulted the frame rather than complementing it. Altho several opinions sa
id it was a match.



This is where it sits now.



Veloce Ergo 9, RacingT ders, Centaur triple crankset, Open Pro rims on Campy hubs. Only annoyance = lots of clamp-ons for this frame. But nice socks!!! And the frame is Ishiwata 022, which makes a wonderful ride - but the short top tube needed a long stem.

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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
A '60 Paramount isn't just a bike imho, pics plz.
I was talking about the two bikes from '88 I flipped, you know, in keeping with the thread subject.

Here's a pic of the keeper.
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A nearly mint 2002 Zurich. Stock except for the bars and Fabric saddle (swapped after pic). It's a glorious ride to have handy for lunch hour rides.
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Now sporting DA9000....1999, so turns 20 this year.



And, again, my '88 Ironman, with modern kit all the way.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I was talking about the two bikes from '88 I flipped, you know, in keeping with the thread subject.

Here's a pic of the keeper.
Well sure, but when you post it, we want a pic, besides it looks like its got retro/modern/something seat and calipers, Tx!
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Actual builds? Probably this one:

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OK , friction and then index . First is my newest build , from frame up to all done . A 84' Centurion Comp TA with Shimano 600 6207 friction lever shifters operating Shimano Dura Ace 7400 RD and FD . From what I understand the RD can operate index with the proper lever .

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This is my 86' Centurion Ironman , with 600 6208 Shimano Index Shifting . SIS


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