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The New Classic Rigs and Rides Thread 1.1

Old 03-08-16, 11:47 AM
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Super Nice ! Needs wider tires though.
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"new classic"?....1983 breezer jetstream that is just so "plush"
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Old 03-08-16, 06:36 PM
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um...that's-a 1993...sorry
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Originally Posted by roark43
I recently built up a brand new Velo Orange Pass Hunter.

For background, I had resurrected my 1989 Bridgestone MB-3 mountain bike which had been collecting dust in my basement the better part of the last two decades after college. I took it to some decent singletrack trails in the area and thrashed around for an hour. By the end of it, had blood leaking out of my calf from a fall and had reminded myself that I disliked mountain biking.

The Bridgestone sat for a couple more weeks until I went gravel grinding up the Catoctin Range near Frederick, MD. Much of the ride was paved roads before the gravel climb. My friends did the ride on cyclocross rigs which I was convinced would be a better option for me than a MTB. Several weeks of OCD research occurred…

I decided that I wanted road bike that could handle gravel instead of a cyclocross bike since probably 90% of my riding will be done on pavement. Weight was less of a concern than multi-purpose usability, durability, and a comfortable geometry.

Three bikes caught my eyes—a used Rivendell Romulus, a Velo Orange Pass Hunter, and a Soma ES. I test rode the Romulus and hated it—just not the right bike for me. I really liked the Soma, but the few dealers in Maryland I could find never had any in stock and instead they tried to push me into a Specialized or Trek. An email to Soma with several questions went unanswered after trying to find a phone number. And then Velo Orange—after a very helpful call with them, I decided to take a Friday afternoon off from work and go to VO in Annapolis. They had several frames built up so I got a test ride and saw everything up close. VO was super helpful, very patient, and not at all pushy. I bought a 61cm Pass Hunter frame on the spot.

Here’s a shot of the frame and some of the components. I went with the Shimano 105 5800 groupset—yes 11-speeds is ridiculous, but anything worth doing is worth OVERdoing, right? And besides, it could handle an 11-32 cassette. Good deal from Ribble in the UK on that. I only wish the crankset wasn’t so ugly.




The finished product. Wheels—Velocity A3 with 105 hubs—not the lightest out there, but wide, smooth, and durable. I made a mistake going with 28mm Gatorskins. I really wished I bought gumwalls in a 33mm or 38mm width--when the Gatorskins need replacing maybe I'll go with Soma Shikoro or Supple Vitesse tires.








An Acorn Handlebar bag strapped to VO Course Handlebars. The Pass Hunter is better-suited for front loads, not that this bag could ever contain enough weight to be considered "front loading."


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love it!
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Old 03-09-16, 12:15 AM
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1995 Kestrel 200, my first foray into CF. I like the look of Kestrels and I got this frame for a good price on Ebay. I built it up with Shimano 6400 series except for the 6207 cranks. Stylus Vuelta rims, 3ttt stem, Modolo bars, Perache saddle. 13-30 7-speed cassette for the mountains.




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1986 Bertoni Corsa Mondiale just finished, upgraded 6-spd Shimano 600 drivetrain with 8-spd Dura-Ace shifters and rear derailleur. Kept 600 levers and calipers and Cinelli cockpit. 600 hubs with Mavic Open Pro and Reflex rims VeloCals repro decals. I rarely repaint classic bikes but I felt it made sense for this one.
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Hi Jdave, STUNNING!, and a new to me marque, love that and it.
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Hi Jdave, STUNNING!, and a new to me marque, love that and it.
+1. Delicious.
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Jim Merz 1974

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dig it.

Originally Posted by kroozer
1995 Kestrel 200, my first foray into CF. I like the look of Kestrels and I got this frame for a good price on Ebay. I built it up with Shimano 6400 series except for the 6207 cranks. Stylus Vuelta rims, 3ttt stem, Modolo bars, Perache saddle. 13-30 7-speed cassette for the mountains.



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^^^Me too. But the bar position is wonky. Move the levers further up and rotate the bars down.
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The problem is the bars, they don't bend around enough! I like it flat on the top, where I usually have my hands. The position of the drops doesn't matter that much. I use the forward part under the levers when I'm descending or going against the wind. I never use the ends, so if that part of the bar is missing it's no big deal.
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Roark43, nice bike and thanks for proviiding the build list! I'm going to check into those IRD stems.
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it would be goodto put in hereplanetarybushing.
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Originally Posted by kroozer
The problem is the bars, they don't bend around enough! I like it flat on the top, where I usually have my hands. The position of the drops doesn't matter that much. I use the forward part under the levers when I'm descending or going against the wind. I never use the ends, so if that part of the bar is missing it's no big deal.
Check out the Soma Highway One bars.

Cool bike, looks like something Bond would ride if the AM was in the shop.
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Hey everyone, first time poster here posting on behalf of my dad.

Here are some pics of his 1895-1900 bamboo framed bicycle. If anyone knows anything about it please let me know!

Full imgur album here 1895-1900 Bamboo Bicycle - Album on Imgur

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Whoa! What can you tell us about the provenance of the bike?
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Not super vintage, but I just can't pass up a steel LeMond. Here's my '97 Alpe D'Huez I just picked up on the local CL. Bone stock with full Campy Mirage components (with the exception of a Veloce front derailleur), Mavic wheelset, and the original Continentals. True Temper rather than Reynolds 853, but still a very nice ride.

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New guy here. This is my latest acquisition, a 1986 Raleigh Technium that I rescued from a thrift store. I haven't done anything to it other than put some air in the tires and ride it around a bit. This is my first street bike, so I have no idea if it rides well or not, but I'm enjoying it.

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My latest acquisition:



All I did was put on new tires, cable outers, and pedals.
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Early 90s Tesch s22. 64cm. 10 speed campy Centaur. Cinelli 130mm 1a / 42cm Mod. 66 cockpit. Mid 2000s 32h Record hubs > hplusson.

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1984 Fuji Del Rey, completely overhauled. It has all the original Suntour components, except I had to replace the freewheel. I did all the bearings, new cables, new chain, new brake pads, rebuilt the RD and unbent it a bit, replaced the bent handlebars. Total cost was a bit over $100. Great new commuter bike!




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Originally Posted by aluminummonster
Not super vintage, but I just can't pass up a steel LeMond. Here's my '97 Alpe D'Huez I just picked up on the local CL. Bone stock with full Campy Mirage components (with the exception of a Veloce front derailleur), Mavic wheelset, and the original Continentals. True Temper rather than Reynolds 853, but still a very nice ride.
Beautiful bike. I really like the bar and paint color combo.

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I recently relocated to San Francisco from Brooklyn and sold my daily rider single speed to a friend knowing I'd be having to contend with some serious climbs. A couple days after I landed I happened to spot a gem on Craigslist, a 1985 Team Fuji in Flamingo. I wanted a lugged frame multi-speed bike that I wouldn't mind locking up for a few minutes. I'd always lusted after Fuji road bikes when I was younger because they were certainly more exotic than my Huffys but they were similarly available and affordable, unlike the holy grail Italian thoroughbreds I truly dreamt of.

I met with the seller who turned out to be a super nice guy that spends most of his time restoring vintage bikes to factory spec and his price was very fair. It was perfectly rideable as-is but being the neat freak I am I took it apart to give it a full service. Unsurprisingly the pedals, headset and front hub had a bunch of old dried grease in them but other than that it was in remarkable shape.

I am not a fan of the Sugino SP-KC seat post that came on the bike because unless you have it all the way up it will let water/moisture down your seat tube so I found a shorter, beautiful fluted SR to replace it. I also upgraded the chain, put on some favorite bar wrap and bolted on some bead blasted MKS toe clips and leather straps. This is my first friction shifting bike and I love it. I can see the analogy people make to fully mechanical cameras. I've been shooting on those kinds of cameras since the '80s so I suppose it's no surprise. So far really stoked on this bike. Awesome frame, very lively but forgiving. Gearing is 39/50T and 14-28T so I have to work a little but all but the most brutal hills are manageable. I've been riding it all over SF and the East Bay and I couldn't be happier. My 12 year old self is definitely grinning ear to ear.

*did some last minute tweaking and forgot to get the chain on the big ring. whoops!


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^Really nice Fuji. Love that color and it looks to be in amazing shape. You could always switch to a compact crankset if the hills get to be too much.
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