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The New Classic Rigs and Rides Thread 1.1

Old 02-03-14, 08:06 PM
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Thanks for the comments on the Serotta, guys.


Yes I was. Still am.
Good. That paint just screams and the components compliment it perfectly. It must be breathtaking in person.
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Beautiful. What rims are those? The valve hole reinforcement appears to be Ambrosio, correct?
Yeap Ambrosio Excellence rims
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How do you like them? I'm looking for a set of rims for a project and these are on my short-list of options.
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Already posted elsewhere, the most recent build. 1984 Specialized Expedition. Slightly modernized with compact drop bars, Shimano Sora derailleur, and cheap but good Kenda K830 tires.

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Originally Posted by smallpox champ
Already posted elsewhere, the most recent build. 1984 Specialized Expedition. Slightly modernized with compact drop bars, Shimano Sora derailleur, and cheap but good Kenda K830 tires.
The Expedition is a very nice bicycle...
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Beautiful.
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Well I just killed three hours looking through this thread, a lot of awesome bikes!
Here's my first roadie, a 87 Centurion Ironman Master. Picked her up for $220 and fell in love instantly. My only dilemma now is choosing whether I want to keep her period correct or throw some carbon pieces on her ha

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This may be somewhat de rigeur as "special" bikes go, but I'm fond of it. The build is loosely correct for a late-80s Super Prestige, mostly DA 7400 with some Ultegra snuck in. What I can't figure out about the bike is if it's SLX or SPX - I assume SPX given the size. Not that it matters. It's lovely to ride and I couldn't help photographing it, given that the weather was nice enough for my soft constitution to tolerate. Anyways, let's call that my intro to this subforum.

PS the binder bolt is Campy so it's not entirely heretic



Edit: Oh no, photographed on the little ring. So embarrassing.

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Originally Posted by FreeSky
Well I just killed three hours looking through this thread, a lot of awesome bikes!
Here's my first roadie, a 87 Centurion Ironman Master. Picked her up for $220 and fell in love instantly. My only dilemma now is choosing whether I want to keep her period correct or throw some carbon pieces on her ha

Wow, beautiful bike, don't change anything. Never seen one in that color.most of the ones I've seen are white with red.
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My Rocky Mountain Blizzard... some classic steel (Reynold's 725) mountain bike goodness.



In mtb circles this is ancient... it is a 2001 and is only a 9 speed (upgraded from an original 8) with V brakes, albeit XT dual pivots.
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Originally Posted by Birthday
This may be somewhat de rigeur as "special" bikes go, but I'm fond of it. The build is loosely correct for a late-80s Super Prestige, mostly DA 7400 with some Ultegra snuck in. What I can't figure out about the bike is if it's SLX or SPX - I assume SPX given the size. Not that it matters. It's lovely to ride and I couldn't help photographing it, given that the weather was nice enough for my soft constitution to tolerate. Anyways, let's call that my intro to this subforum.

PS the binder bolt is Campy so it's not entirely heretic



Edit: Oh no, photographed on the little ring. So embarrassing.
All I can say is wow.

That's top shelf.

Deserves it's own thread or at least find the Tommasini lounge thread and toss some additional pics up there please.

Welcome aboard and cool build idea.

FWIW I have a Super Prestige and it's one of the better handling bicycles I've ridden to date.
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Can't go wrong either way. I'm restoring one of those right now. The owner has the same dilemma.

Welcome to the forum, both you and Birthday. You may find some interesting bikes on this thread...
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...STI-s-or-Ergos
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Well I just killed three hours looking through this thread, a lot of awesome bikes!
Here's my first roadie, a 87 Centurion Ironman Master. Picked her up for $220 and fell in love instantly. My only dilemma now is choosing whether I want to keep her period correct or throw some carbon pieces on her ha


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Originally Posted by gomango
Welcome aboard and cool build idea.
Thank you! You seem to be the resident Tommasini aficionado, so I appreciate the words.

Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
You may find some interesting bikes on this thread...
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...STI-s-or-Ergos
Believe me, I cruised that thread several times to make sure I was on the right track.
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Originally Posted by Birthday
Thank you! You seem to be the resident Tommasini aficionado, so I appreciate the words.


Believe me, I cruised that thread several times to make sure I was on the right track.
Actually TGB is, I just carry his toolbox around.
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Not mine... belonged to a fellow I met at the Saturday Market in Portland... think he said he bought it new in '74.



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Originally Posted by gomango
Actually TGB is, I just carry his toolbox around.
Im probably more of an enthusiast or unofficial spokesperson of the brand.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
Im probably more of an enthusiast or unofficial spokesperson of the brand.
We should be repping that brand.
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Originally Posted by gomango
We should be repping that brand.
This seems like a good enough excuse to post this.
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Originally Posted by kelviny
Yeap Ambrosio Excellence rims
Mmmm.... My next wheel build will be using Ambrosio Excellence

AKA 'golden tickets'
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Someone chrome-plated a Varsity? Actually, it looks great and seems very fitting, like a classic Buick or something.
Needs an alloy pump, or better yet, a chromed steel one.

Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Not mine... belonged to a fellow I met at the Saturday Market in Portland... think he said he bought it new in '74.



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Originally Posted by kroozer
Someone chrome-plated a Varsity? Actually, it looks great and seems very fitting, like a classic Buick or something.
Needs an alloy pump, or better yet, a chromed steel one.
From what I have seen, this was a factory model and they must have been produced in fairly low numbers.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Can't go wrong either way. I'm restoring one of those right now. The owner has the same dilemma.

Welcome to the forum, both you and Birthday. You may find some interesting bikes on this thread...
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...STI-s-or-Ergos

I hate you for showing me this thread, I'm about to waste a lot more time looking through it ha. As far as converting to STI or Ergo goes, I never really though about but now I think it might be a good idea! Just have to figure out the right combination of shimano/ campy now

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1987 Giro
Campagnolo victory equipped

Cleaned up and cleared right over the imperfections, I wanted this bike to tell it's story


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Originally Posted by Sir_Name
How do you like them? I'm looking for a set of rims for a project and these are on my short-list of options.
Sorry late reply but I my opinion is that they felt a bit harsh. I bought them for the looks. Wouldn't recommend for ride compliance or comfort. Other wheel I compared this to are campag Atlanta and Tb14 h+son which I found superior to this rim.
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