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Old 12-24-20, 11:24 PM
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Bianchi Ocelot

Evidently, this was an "entry level" bike with a surprisingly good frame.
This one was given to me in trade for a couple clean/tune jobs on a neighbor's other two bikes. It was far too big for anyone in their family, so it was an easy
one to give up for them.
I thought about fixing it up to sell, but I'm liking the idea of a kind of world tourer...and I have enough parts laying around to build that. Should be at least a nearly bombproof ride for beating around downtown and some of the local 'casual' rides, and a Winter bike.

It just occurred that the seatpost is in backwards.
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Originally Posted by velojym View Post
...It just occurred that the seatpost is in backwards.
Well, the clamp anyway. But I've seen more than one rider set theirs up that way, I guess to make the reach more comfortable for them.
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Yeah, I've seen 'em that way too. Just kinda looks funny to me, but the P.O. was likely a bit shorter than I am anyway.
...and yeah. I don't care for this type of seatpost so much, but I don't have anything else in the right size right now, and I'm gonna try to do this one on the cheap.
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Now that my other three projects are basically complete, awaiting a good day for test riding and adjustments, I've started throwing parts at the Ossie. I'm gonna use some dark brown bar tape, and some long pull drop bar levers for the v-brakes. I also happened to have another seatpost (after this pic) that fit, but is a more modern clamp style. The LX crankset (not this one) I have has bent rings, so it'll be set aside in favor of a slightly heavier 'set, with an octalink BB. The latter is the only part I need to continue the build, it's in the mail.

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