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Old 02-04-13, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tamaso206
posted about this already... just thought i'd give an update and provide a photo that does it a bit more justice.



the old single-bolt seatpost failed, so i replaced it with a thomson setback, i love how easy it is to fine-tune the angle. added planetbike mudflaps to my VO fenders-- makes all the difference in the world! no more spray on the feet and grit on the drivetrain is virtually a non-issue, even when doing dirt path riding.
Are those 27" or 700c wheels?
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Originally Posted by anixi
Are those 27" or 700c wheels?
700c. frame was built originally for 27" wheels, so you get a nice amount of extra clearance for tires + fenders w/ 700c, similar to the 650b conversion effect in that sense, though maybe not as dramatic.
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That Trek build is great! Love it. Great photo!
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Originally Posted by tamaso206
700c. frame was built originally for 27" wheels, so you get a nice amount of extra clearance for tires + fenders w/ 700c, similar to the 650b conversion effect in that sense, though maybe not as dramatic.
Exactly why I asked: 27" should've been original
Looks very nice!
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Wow, that Trek is a beauty! Nicely photographed also, the lighting was just right.
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Old 02-05-13, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
First time I ever heard anyone actually say how well they [mudflaps] work.
not to go too far OT, but i was skeptical about the added value of extensions/mudflaps also until i rode with them. for stayin' dry & clean race blades are better than nothing; full fenders are better than race blades; and full w/ low-hanging flaps, bingo. from my experience so far, this article and the accompanying charts on wheel 'spray zone' seem pretty accurate:
Jan Heine "Why we don't need rain bikes any longer"

i didn't used to be crazy about how full fenders look, but i think i'm adjusting .
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1984 pgn10 Sora shifters. Just finished it. MTB RD to allow a larger cassettee with the 54/42 the 11-28 isn't always enough when pulling a baby trailer up hills.

The bike itself has gone through some changes when I got it it was converted to a beach cruiser with a bmx handle bar set up. The original rims were bent, but the actual bike did not appear to be ridden much. But with the missing parts I didn't want to source original parts so this seemed like a nice alternative.
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Originally Posted by tamaso206
700c. frame was built originally for 27" wheels, so you get a nice amount of extra clearance for tires + fenders w/ 700c, similar to the 650b conversion effect in that sense, though maybe not as dramatic.
I like it better. Great job.

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1984 pgn10 Sora shifters. Just finished it. MTB RD to allow a larger cassettee with the 54/42 the 11-28 isn't always enough when pulling a baby trailer up hills.

Pragmatism looks very good here. Very nice.
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Pinarello Montello



Late 80s Pinarello Montello with an 8-speed ShimErgo setup. Best bike I've ever ridden.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
First time I ever heard anyone actually say how well they work. Thanks. Tight bike.
Once you go Thomson, you never go back. This post has been essentially unchanged for about 15 years now. How long was the nuovo record around. about 20? The Thomson will rival that and in todays fast changing market I would argue that it is already a more significant component? The Thomson Elite seatpost is possibly the single best bicycle component ever made.
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Late 80s Pinarello Montello with an 8-speed ShimErgo setup. Best bike I've ever ridden.
Nice! Shimergo! How is it working? Tell us about what your set-up.
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Originally Posted by cyclotoine
Nice! Shimergo! How is it working? Tell us about what your set-up.
Just as reliable as any brifters that I've ever used.

Please excuse the parts bin nature of the build as it currently stands:
-10 Speed Chorus levers (converted to 9 speed)
-Shimano 600 Front Derailleur (original to the bike)
-Shimano Ultegra RD-6500GS Rear Derailleur
-8 Speed SRAM Cassette
-Hubbub routing

My next changes are to get 7700 Dura Ace derailleurs to get a little closer to a matching groupset. The 600 front derailleur seems like it might be a little tweaked (too narrow between the front portion of the plates) so I have to trim the front derailleur more than I would find ideal, but the Chorus shifter allows me the flexibility to do this so it hasn't been a pressing need yet.
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Originally Posted by MH20


Late 80s Pinarello Montello with an 8-speed ShimErgo setup. Best bike I've ever ridden.
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Finally got my SR going. It has a bit of a mixed Campagnolo groupset, all 10 speed. The brakes are some old Shimano Golden Arrow ones that looked nice, and then the other parts are:
Veloce Shifters
Record Crankset
Chorus Rear Derailleur
Record Front Derailleur
KMC chain

The frame is (as far as I can tell) an old SR Semi-Pro. It was pretty banged up but worth saving and powdercoating.

It rides really nicely, I used to have it set up with the original Shimano 600 Arabesque with DT shifters but the cranks made my knees hurt as I couldn't angle my heels in far enough while using clipless pedals (the crank arms were straight so my heels would always hit the centre-bolt area.)
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This thread was partial to my inspiration to update my '86 Centurion Le Mans RS. Here she is in all of her glory.







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I guess my Merckx fits the bill.


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Nice all! Love the paint on that Pinarello!
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bpbr3d,

great first post and fantastic bike.
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+1. Love that color Centurion and you put together a nicely coordinated set of colors and components. But you need to get the white balance right on your camera.
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Originally Posted by bpbr3d
This thread was partial to my inspiration to update my '86 Centurion Le Mans RS. Here she is in all of her glory.
Great job, one of '86's best values in road bikes.
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Another '86 Facet. I've flipflopped on black vs. polished calipers, deciding on polished. It's on the block.
FD/RD/Shifters are now 9-sp Microshift. I dig the shifters, the FD/RD are just derailleurs, nothing fancy.


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bpbr3d: Very nice! Glad to see I'm not the only one riding my brakes "moto".
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bpbr3d: Very nice! Glad to see I'm not the only one riding my brakes "moto".
It looks so odd that way (because I'm not used to it)
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Originally Posted by bpbr3d
This thread was partial to my inspiration to update my '86 Centurion Le Mans RS. Here she is in all of her glory.
looks very familiar from r/bicycling
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