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Old 01-10-19, 09:33 AM
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WOW...Lots of beautiful bike builds on here! I have always wanted to do this "old steel bike, modern component" thing for over 10 years and will be doing my first finally. I have to say, this one from 2017 is one of my favs for use of components. Everything just looks so well together...including the vintage crank, derailleurs, the tires, and especially, those brifters! Could have fooled anyone on this one as it looks like it came like this stock!
I think the Prologue with this paint scheme and decal set has held up well over the years, and it still looks "current" today.

Though the retro 80's decals on the more mid-range Columbus Tenax Schwinn's can be cool in their own way too.

The retro crank sets definitely look better. Modern cranks have just become quite ugly, unfortunately. But I still installed one recently because it just works phenomenally--very stiff and front shifts like butter.
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Old 01-10-19, 11:12 AM
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Old 01-10-19, 11:50 AM
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Oof, that is hot.
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Old 01-10-19, 12:50 PM
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I agree, you did that frame right.
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Old 01-10-19, 12:52 PM
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@Caliwild Great job on the Mondonico!
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Old 01-10-19, 02:09 PM
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i have a nice bike
beautiful Mondonico- love the use of chrome to break up the black frame and cockpit, and the sparing use of gold is a nice touch to be noticed but not overbearing. And really great rims!
What wheel QRs are those? They look like red levers(i can sorta see the front one), are they internal cam?
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Old 01-10-19, 05:08 PM
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beautiful Mondonico- love the use of chrome to break up the black frame and cockpit, and the sparing use of gold is a nice touch to be noticed but not overbearing. And really great rims!
What wheel QRs are those? They look like red levers(i can sorta see the front one), are they internal cam?
They're the paul skewers in the limited release Rasta (red, gold, green) color: https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/compon...lease-skewers/
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Old 01-10-19, 05:09 PM
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Thanks, guys... was going for flashy but not gaudy...
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Old 01-10-19, 05:41 PM
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Mondonicos can get "gaudy" all on their own. Very nice de-toning, if that's a word. Makes you want to get a closer look....
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some beauty bikes... don't remember if i posted my Cinelli...
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@boonie @Caliwild @R3tired those are some seriously hot bikes. Boonie, Looks makes me want to make some changes to my Prologue (same coloring)!
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I'm a horrible photographer but this is a 1986 Centurian Ironman Dave Scott that has been repainted and converted to ten speed Ultegra. An extremely sweet riding frame.
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I'm a horrible photographer but this is a 1986 Centurian Ironman Dave Scott that has been repainted and converted to ten speed Ultegra. An extremely sweet riding frame.
Great build, and I agree, sweet riding frame.
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1985 Colnago Super. 9sp DA, Rolf Vector Pro's with Hugii hubs. The black portions of the frame are crosshatched like CF, hence the CF cage and crankset.
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