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Old 03-06-22, 11:49 AM
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82 Mercian Vincitore build video and pics

Hey guys, A video that took 2 months to make. Too busy! Check it out. Thinking about swapping parts with my Strada speciale. Check out the video and let me know what you think.


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Beautimus, great job John.

Small a couple of small niggles and its just me, this really needs oldschool Campy pedals, at least for the photo shoot.

And the Jagwire branding scrubbed off the housing, I use non chlorinated brake clean carefully and move to chlorinated then carb clean if needed.

Both of these things are a big buzzkill imo, just my 2c.
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That’s a beautiful frame and an impeccable build, but imho Campy NR is just really too dull and common for it. Hold out for something far cooler and period correct like SunTour Superbe Pro gold:



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That’s a beautiful frame and an impeccable build, but imho Campy NR is just really too dull and common for it. Hold out for something far cooler and period correct like SunTour Superbe Pro gold:
OH, The one with the black accents is killer....yours?
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OH, The one with the black accents is killer....yours?
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Nope. Disraeli Gears.
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Nope. Disraeli Gears.
One could only hope/drool......
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Beautimus, great job John.

Small a couple of small niggles and its just me, this really needs oldschool Campy pedals, at least for the photo shoot.

And the Jagwire branding scrubbed off the housing, I use non chlorinated brake clean carefully and move to chlorinated then carb clean if needed.

Both of these things are a big buzzkill imo, just my 2c.
Hey,
So sorry to kill your buzz.. lol I agree, I am going to take the jag off the wire. Second, the pedals, I put those on because I'm going to ride it with my modern shoes. But I get your drift. If it makes you feel better my next build will have vintage campy pedals and toeclips!

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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
That’s a beautiful frame and an impeccable build, but imho Campy NR is just really too dull and common for it. Hold out for something far cooler and period correct like SunTour Superbe Pro gold:


Hi. WOW. that is one cool looking derailleur. One problem with your idea. That group is almost impossible to find in minty condition! Esp on the gold! Love it!

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Hey,
So sorry to kill your buzz.. lol I agree, I am going to take the jag off the wire. Second, the pedals, I put those on because I'm going to ride it with my modern shoes. But I get your drift. If it makes you feel better my next build will have vintage campy pedals and toeclips!

Thanks!

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No worries John, I get it, knew you are going to ride it as you should, great job, love it and keep up the good work.

Wish as I was a fraction as prolific as you with the builds, I would have many great bikes to show off and ride instead of a soul crushing backlog I may never get out from under.
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I enjoy your videos John. Ive learned a lot from them, keep it up!
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Very nice. I have a 1985 King of Mercia.
I am about to order a new Strada Speciale built to my geometry.
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I like it. The enormous height of the brake housing can come in handy later if your back goes out and you need to add a 2' tall stem.
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I like it. The enormous height of the brake housing can come in handy later if your back goes out and you need to add a 2' tall stem.
LOL, Actually. After putting the bike on the ground I realized I do need to trim them up!

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