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Battaglin World Champion 87 ''restoration'' , opinions needed

Old 07-17-09, 09:16 AM
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Battaglin World Champion 87 ''restoration'' , opinions needed

Hi,

I am starting work on this Battaglin I just picked up and have a few questions/opinions to ask.

Tires; I am thinking of putting red tires with tan side walls on this bike, any other (read cheaper) options besides these Veloflex ?

Cables / tape ; White tape red cables , or should I stick with white cables?

Saddle; There's already a white Regal on it !

Brake pads ; I think Campagnolo reinstated the Delta pads in their product line but the ones I see for sale go for $40 a set + shipping. Are there any other brand making them.

Paint ; Columbus decal says itís a repaint, the paint looks very original though, could this be a factory job?







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Old 07-17-09, 09:33 AM
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Oh my...

That's so good looking...

*jaw drop*
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Old 07-17-09, 10:22 AM
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Oh my...

That's so good looking...

*jaw drop*
Thanks ! If your jaw drops with these pictures you better not look at the completed pictures
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Old 07-17-09, 10:24 AM
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I doubt you'll find many other options for red with tan sidewalls. But those Paves are super good clinchers in any case and well worth the price.
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Old 07-17-09, 10:33 AM
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I doubt you'll find many other options for red with tan sidewalls. But those Paves are super good clinchers in any case and well worth the price.
That's what I'm thinking. I have a set of yellow Paves from when PBK had them for $27. They are nearly impossible to mount the first time , are very slippery and get flats easily but they look fantastic and roll fast , so I might just go for a pair .
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I'm pretty much done with the bike but need opinions on those yellow Paves ( I already had them) . Definitely not an obvious color choice but I don't think it looks bad. Are they too much? I can put the old tires back on or some black / red vittoria tires.





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Beautiful bike! Though I'd drop the yella's and go for red or blue. Example:

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Originally Posted by mainducoyote View Post
They are nearly impossible to mount the first time.
Truer words were never written (though I find them plenty grippy and haven't had flat issues). I borrow some of my wife's blood pressure medication before trying to get them onto rims.
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Truer words were never written (though I find them plenty grippy and haven't had flat issues). I borrow some of my wife's blood pressure medication before trying to get them onto rims.
lol! Hence the reason I'm asking for opinions before dismounting them even though I am not sure myself about my color choice, I really don't feel like taking them off...
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i think it looks awesome - if i was going to build up a bike with that generation of campy i would want it to look just like that.
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Just steer clear of Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas - they would be all over this ride - cue Jan Hammer intro...

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Here is mine. It looks to be the same frame but mine is Columbus CroMor tubing. It rides like a demon, I love it and the bike never fails to garner many compliments....which is awesome because I only bought it because I had a Battaglin stem gathering dust in my desktop drawer


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Just steer clear of Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas - they would be all over this ride - cue Jan Hammer intro...
Looks like I'll have to do some googling...
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Here is mine. It looks to be the same bike but made of Columbus CroMor tubing and a mix of 105/600 and some Campy bits. It rides like a demon, I love it and the bike never fails to garner many compliments....I just need a better wall to take some shots against.

If I hadn't already checked for helicoidal reinforcementsin my frame to make sure it is SLX I'd think its the same frame !
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Personally, I think the yellow is over the top. I love the sno-cone Battaglins, but the yellow for me pushes the whole package from 'dated' to 'Chuck-E-Cheez'. I'd throw on some black racers with a stripe of red or white down the center of the tire.

Don't get me wrong though - great great bike.
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If I hadn't already checked for helicoidal reinforcementsin my frame to make sure it is SLX I'd think its the same frame !
Yep. These are pretty rare bikes I guess, I have never seen another one and I was actively looking for a Battaglin for quite awhile before I got lucky with this one---it was mis-listed on Kijiji and I got it for a few dollars less than yours but wow, it was very very neglected and needed a lot of love before it was road-worthy.

I guess you already know this but the colour scheme is from Steve Roche's triple-winning Battaglin and I guess the company figured it would be smart to copy it for all of their models that year.

Roche had an incredible year in 1987:

Giro d'Italia (1987) - Stephen Roche
Tour de France (1987) - Stephen Roche
World Championships - Road (1987) - Stephen Roche

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Personally, I think the yellow is over the top. I love the sno-cone Battaglins, but the yellow for me pushes the whole package from 'dated' to 'Chuck-E-Cheez'. I'd throw on some black racers with a stripe of red or white down the center of the tire.

Don't get me wrong though - great great bike.
Thanks for all your opinions , I think I'll stick with siomething a little more mainstream

like this...



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mainducoyote ,

NICE BIKE
Just put a thread up about mine and really trying to figure out what kind of frame it is.
Can you check it out my thread and see if you can spot any differences?


http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...tions-and-help


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Thanks for all your opinions , I think I'll stick with siomething a little more mainstream

like this...



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Well, most pictures in your thread have disappeared but yours probably doesn't have the number hanger under the top tube for what it's worth. In my research I saw several bikes like this one with diffrent levels of tubing and components.
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Pic's should be back up (I messed up by moving them on the server) !
Thanks for getting back to me!
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theres one on ebay now in france. at 800.00 looks very nice. i have two carerra jerseys so i would really like to get one
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