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Old 07-17-11, 07:44 AM
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Cilo Build Completed (pics)

Here are pics of my completed Cilo. I don't know the vintage or what it was originally equipped with, as previous owners had obviously put lots of miles on it, and replaced/updated components along the way. Since it was sporting a fairly shoddy repaint when I got it, I had no qualms about having it powder coated.
The initial build is documented in this thread:https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-my-Cilo-build
Total weight without the pannier racks is 24.6lb. Enjoy.









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I haven't been for a ride of any length yet, that will probably be tomorrow when I ride home from work.
This is by no means a concours level build, this bike is going to get ridden, hard.
Final note, I have a set of Mafac Competitions I just received Kool Stop pads for, so those will probably go on in place of the Weinmanns today.
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Thanks!

I tried to install the Mafac Competitions today, and it was obvious that the minimum reach was about 5mm too long, so I gave it up
I'll give a ride report in about 24 hours.
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Very nice!
I dig your eclectic parts selection

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Can't say I agree with the saddle, the position of it or the angle of it but everything else is beautiful.
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Thanks for the feedback! I tried a Brooks Professional early in my cycling "career" and could not get comfortable on it over a whole season. I have no comfort issues with decent padded saddles. As I view padded saddles as a wear item, and this is a working bike, I'm not to fussy about what I put on, as long as it is comfortable and not too expensive. As for the position/angle, that is what I find most comfortable. On a good commuting week, I ride ~100 miles, and do not spend any time or thought on butt pain, because I have none. So there.

"eclectic" part selection" - I don't call it FrankenCilo for nothing! Trust me, it was way more eclectic when I got it! (see original thread from last year:https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...did-%28pics%29

I did try to keep it European as much as possible, with a mid-70's to mid-80's spread of vintage. So the non-European stuff is pretty low key visually, such as the chainrings, freewheel, seatpost, brake cable yokes, and of course some of the wear items.

Alas, I chickened out of the maiden commute ride today due to a thunderstorm that hit about an hour before quitting time. Try again tomorrow!

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If it works for you then that's all that really matters.
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Thanks!
Here's a pic from the maiden commute today. The location is the intersection of the Macomb Orchard Trail with 33 Mile Road, in Romeo Township MI. about 2 miles from my house. The trail is my direct route from my house to the support vehicle staging point about 12 miles distant. It was a hot one today, whew!
The bike rode flawlessly by the way. Noticably more lively than my mainstay commuter, the Peugeot Versailles. Nothing came loose, and shifting was dialed in pretty nicely. What I enjoyed the most compared to the newer Peugeot with it's SIS RD was the comparative silence of the drivetrain. With the derailleurs properly trimmed there was no discernable noise coming from the drivetrain, compared with the constant whirring of the SIS cogs.
Other than that, I detected no issues with the fit, so, I guess it's a winner! I'm looking forward to many enjoyable miles on my re-integrated FrankenCilo.
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Was it a deliberate choice to place the rear axle at the far back of the dropout? I understand this adds a small amount to the length of the wheelbase.
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Not so much a choice as default outcome. The dropouts have threads for adjuster screws, but I don't have any screws. I'd be hard pressed to determine any difference in handling from 1/2" or so difference in rear axle longitudinal placement.
BTW, I have some news on the Mafac Competition brakes; it's getting late now so I'll try & post tomorrow!
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Nice bike!
Some have said that shifting is better with the wheel forward in the dropout, so you might try that if you get some adjuster screws.
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Love what you did with the build (except the saddle, but it's your butt).
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
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Love what you did with the build (except the saddle, but it's your butt).

i agree really nice bike, saddle is a bit of an eye sore, throw a rolls on there maybe haha,
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another scintillating post by yours truly, lost in cyberspace. another time maybe
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So the news on the Mafac Competitions is, they do fit. I was scratching my head for a couple of days, since I was sure they fit when I mocked them up last year. It turns out, last weekend I forgot that the bridge bolt hole was slotted vertically, and the bridge had dropped down to the longest reach when I tried the fit. With the bridge lifted up to the shortest reach, the brakes fit fine.


I didn’t realize the saddle would generate so much controversy. I’ll see if I have a less obtrusive one to swap in.

Here are pics of the Mafacs:





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