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I bought the gruppo, you pick out the frame.

Old 10-06-19, 07:51 PM
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I bought the gruppo, you pick out the frame.

Went to a bmx swap meet, and bought several boxes of C/V stuff!

I have never owned anything this new, but the price was right. I do not even know what year it is, but I need you to choose the best frame for this.

A little bit about myself: I am partial to all things Italian, long walks on the beach, and puppies. I am also a Campy FanBoy. I do have a Bianchi Squadra frame en route to myself from C&V marketplace, but maybe it is appropriate, or maybe it is not.

Colnago Titanio? Would that be period correct (as they say in collector car circles), or perhaps retromod onto something OLD? Not sure what, but thata a cool idea.

PS. If anyone is selling matching Hubs, or clincher rims, let me know. Would carbon clincher rims be correct? They would probably have a janky brake track from that era.

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Old 10-06-19, 09:18 PM
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Put it on whatever you want. An Ironman, for example.
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Old 10-06-19, 09:28 PM
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Itd be perfect for the Squadra since its already rear spaced for 10 speed setup.
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A steel late model Colnago.
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What's the threading on that bottom bracket? Maybe that will suggest something ... or just send you hunting for a new BB. Diameter of the front der band might tell you where it wants to be.

Don't worry about period correctness unless the frame is part of a famous bike like a pro or national team thing. Just spread and align the rear triangle to fit if needed.

Do you have cleats for those pedals?

I've got a box very much like that one so I bought Essthreetee's Mikkelson frame to go with it.

Have fun building this one up.
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Old 10-06-19, 09:42 PM
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Gotta have a few Della Santa's around there... or try this,
https://reno.craigslist.org/bik/d/re...966837862.html
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9 speed, so late 90s to be period correct.
Short cage, so be strong for your Sierra Mts.
I would say put it on anything Euro, preferably Italian.

Carbon levers, maybe a carbon frame?

This one originally had Campy 9 but RacingT RD.
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Get yourself an Italian steel frame ,anything that matches the bottom bracket threading you have and 130 spacing in the rear. There are tons of good quality ,moderately priced Italian frames out there with decent paint jobs. The biggest factor is finding one with good paint because the cost of a repaint would be as much as the cost of the frame itself. Something from the 90's preferbally.
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the squadra gets my vote. get it going on!
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Colnago ti bikes are not especially well regarded...you can get a Merlin, or Serotta, for less, and you aren't getting contracted mystery ti. There are so many frames, brands, etc...it depends on your preference.
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I'm doing a build of similar grouping on this Rodriguez.
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Funny! I have a frame looking for a Campagnolo gruppo! Preference is Record 8 or 9 speed from the mid to late 80's to mid 90's.
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I saw a nice Royce Union on FB Market Place this morning
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Concept: Innovative late steel era Italian design >>>

1992-3 Chesini Innovation, as ridden 2019

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Colnago ti bikes are not especially well regarded...you can get a Merlin, or Serotta, for less, and you aren't getting contracted mystery ti. There are so many frames, brands, etc...it depends on your preference.
I agree...the only thing special are the paint jobs, typical over the top 90's stuff.
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Concept: Innovative late steel era Italian design >>>

1992-3 Chesini Innovation, as ridden 2019
Ok, I definitely think you "get it". That is really cool.

I guess I need to look for those rims, they are kinda funky aero cool retro campy italian
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I agree...the only thing special are the paint jobs, typical over the top 90's stuff.
Painting ti is, IMO, silly.
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A Free Spirit Ladies Tourer, or a 1972 Schwinn Varsity.

Or a steel Formigli.
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I'm glad you bought a gruppo and not a groupset.
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I'm glad you bought a gruppo and not a groupset.
Why’s that?
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I disagree.

If I ask, I will probably learn something new. If I never ask, I will never learn.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Put it on whatever you want. An Ironman, for example.
No, be careful here! The Ironman will accept a BSC BB cartridge. The OP needs to see what threading/BB shell width his bottom bracket on hand is made for. Another key interface is bottom bracket: is this a Record chainset? It looks good enough to be one, 52/42 or 53/39. If it is a Record (and for most model years this works for Chorus), the BB length that fits it properly to a frame is 102 mm. If it is a lower grade than Chorus, it could need the Campagnolo 111 mm spindle width.

Nothing against the Ironman, but as good as it is it's not an Eytalian. So be careful.

If it's an Italian BB, find a nice Mondonico with original fork. They're not too common, but also not too dear.
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