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The New Classic Rigs and Rides Thread 1.1

Old 11-11-20, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
This one feels nimble.
Must be the chain.
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Old 11-11-20, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by P!N20
Must be the chain.
The new DI-drivetrain.
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Old 11-11-20, 10:56 AM
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The bike weighs 19 lbs. The chain/pedal cloaking device weighs 32 lbs.
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Old 11-12-20, 06:54 PM
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best use of two different color water bottle cages i ever saw!

enjoy.
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that's what i call obsession.

inspiring!
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Itís a messy mix, nothing new or not worn a bit.
Mavic tubular rims.
Sometimes you just need a bike that can take it.
Good description for much of my vintage assemblage. Not all of them but most.
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Old 11-18-20, 05:16 PM
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that bike is sweet.
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Old 11-23-20, 10:07 AM
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Thatís a nice bike 😍
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Old 11-23-20, 10:43 AM
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Just a couple mid late 80ís Bianchi

Iím aware that both bikes are not the highest model of Columbus tubing but the Bianchi Formula Two frames are great riding frames for a daily riders... Both in very good to excellent condition... the red Giro is in immaculate shape. Very similar bikes, both mid-to-high end level bikes... just one has a full Italian Campagnolo groupset and the other is full Japanese Shimano. I love them both... which do you prefer?

Red 1986 Bianchi Giro (my sunny day bike)
52cm
Full original Campagnolo Victory/C-Record Groupset with 3ttt Handlebar/Stem/Seat Post. Original white Bianchi Stella Italia saddle and Ambrosio 19 Extra Super Elite wheels.







1988 Bianchi Trofeo Argentin (my daily rider)
50cm
Full original Shimano 600 Groupset with blacked-out Forks and 3ttt Handlebar/Stem/Seat Post. Fizik VS saddle, Celeste Lizard Skins, and black Ambrosio 19 Extra Super Elite wheels.









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Old 11-23-20, 10:57 AM
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Univega and Schwinn

80ís Univega Viva Sport (my rainy day commuter)
51cm
Full mixed-matched Suntour Groupset with Shimano Flywheel with bailout gear. Selle Anatomica Saddle and Brooks Leather Bar Wrap. 27x1-1/4 Araya Wheels and Kenda Tan Side Walls.







90ís Schwinn CrissCross Hybrid MTB Bike. (my gravel/trail bike)
18Ē
Full Triple Crank Suntour Gruppo and fully decked out in Supacaz Oil Slick accents on the Saddle/Bar Grips/Pedals/Bottle Cage and matching Lezyne Oil Slick Headlight 🤣






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Old 11-28-20, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by @johnoliva1
Nice!
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Old 12-07-20, 09:55 PM
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69 Blue Schwinn Paramount

I recently completed building my beautiful blue Schwinn Paramount (1969?)
It's a hybrid to make it more rideable for my purposes:
2. FD vintage Suntour Vx, RD Suntour Cyclone long cage, Suntour Barcon shifters
3. Tektro R559 long-reach dual pivot brakes
4. VO Grand Cru triple crankset, Shimano M324 pedals
5. Sun M-13 li 27 inch polished rims, DT spokes
6. Generic alloy seatpost.
7. Brooks Pro (pre-softened) saddle
8. GB Quill Stem
9, Campagnolo HF hubs, Suntour New Winner Ultra 13-32 6-speed freewheel
10. Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1 1/8 gumwall tires
11. 1969? Blue Schwinn Paramount frame (58 cm)








with Shimano sealed bearing headset and bottom bracket.
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Old 12-08-20, 04:17 AM
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Nice resto mod.

That SP is a Campy record that was original to these, you've listed it "generic".

Hubs are close to original spec as well.

If the S/N is there it/we can tell you exactly when it was made.
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this weekend I just came across a Waterford W-13 frameset....made in 1996 in tribute to the P-13 it only has ~1000 tender miles on it. Looks stunning. I'm starting the build this week but will take a few weeks for sure, hand picking parts now
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Originally Posted by lugsNleather58
I recently completed building my beautiful blue Schwinn Paramount (1969?)
It's a hybrid to make it more rideable for my purposes:
2. FD vintage Suntour Vx, RD Suntour Cyclone long cage, Suntour Barcon shifters
3. Tektro R559 long-reach dual pivot brakes
4. VO Grand Cru triple crankset, Shimano M324 pedals
5. Sun M-13 li 27 inch polished rims, DT spokes
6. Generic alloy seatpost.
7. Brooks Pro (pre-softened) saddle
8. GB Quill Stem
9, Campagnolo HF hubs, Suntour New Winner Ultra 13-32 6-speed freewheel
10. Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1 1/8 gumwall tires
11. 1969? Blue Schwinn Paramount frame (58 cm)


with Shimano sealed bearing headset and bottom bracket.
Beautiful bike with sensible parts choices.
Never seen cable routing like this...
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Old 12-20-20, 08:12 PM
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Re: Blue Paramount

Here is a photo of the SN on the rear dropout:


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@lugsNleather58

Nice resto mod.

That SP is a Campy record that was original to these, you've listed it "generic".

Hubs are close to original spec as well.

If the S/N is there it/we can tell you exactly when it was made.
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Originally Posted by lugsNleather58
Here is a photo of the SN on the rear dropout:
Well you have it right, J=Sept, 9=1969, 22= 22nd frame made that month.

Normally the shift cables exit the bar tape at the same place, wherever you decide that is, the other thing is to anchor it securely to the bar with something strong so it doesn't jack the bar tape around down the road.

Again, very cool, I love Paramount's, have 5, here's the 58, just for fun.



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Gotta go with the Celeste! If you don't mind my asking, how did you determine that it was the Trofeo model? I have a very similar bike. Same stickers but with a blue triangle on the end, same raised "B" on the downtime-headset lug, same crackled paint, same Gippieme dropouts on the rear triangle. same era (S/N G.7 -- July 87?). I am trying to pin down the model and year. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated. Thanks.
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I got some help from T-Mar and Bianchigirll with the identification... post some pictures of the bike and you should hear from one of them... both pretty active on this forum

Have fun! 🤙🏽


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Gotta go with the Celeste! If you don't mind my asking, how did you determine that it was the Trofeo model? I have a very similar bike. Same stickers but with a blue triangle on the end, same raised "B" on the downtime-headset lug, same crackled paint, same Gippieme dropouts on the rear triangle. same era (S/N G.7 -- July 87?). I am trying to pin down the model and year. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated. Thanks.
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''87 Paramount repainted by Waterford (Richard Schwinn) in '97. This build has too much 'bling' and the wheel decals were soon gone. Trying to decide if I'm going to rebuild with a silver 10-spd Centaur group for this season.
'98 Serotta CSi with the Flatirons as the backdrop.

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i'm hoping these qualify... both 90's bikes

Specialized A1 Sport... Frankenstein Shimano 9-speed build:


Bianchi Alfana with custom (i.e. at-home) paint job (previous owner)... newer Shimano 105 5600 groupset:
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I guess 4 of my 6 bikes qualify as C&V now. Here's my first road bike, a Cannondale R500 from 1994, which I bought new in 1995. 3.0 frame, cantilever dropouts.

It came with a 7 sp triple RX100 groupset, but I changed that to a very mixed kit of Campy Racing T crank, and Mirage FD, and Sachs New Success RD and Ergopower levers. This year I got a hankering to make it back into a pure, downtube-shifting RX100 machine, but with 8 speeds instead of 7, and a double since I have other bikes to use as mountain goats. A month of scrounging on Ebay for parts, and here it is...

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The Cannondale was supplanted after two years of riding all over the SF Peninsula with a Ritchey Road Logic, which I bought new in 1997. I got it for a big discount, since it was Wheelsmith's display bike for a couple years, and it was 8 speed Dura Ace. Then 9 speed Dura Ace came out.

It was originally white, but after 10 years of riding it it was looking a little disreputable, so I had it repainted - probably by the same guy who painted it in the first place! D+D Frame Services. It had full 7410 Dura Ace kit, which is how I kept it until Fall of 2019, when I decided I wanted to ride it more than the 39 x 25 lowest gear allowed. I replaced the RD and STIs with 7800, and kept everything else.

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Along about 2007, I decided I wanted to finally get something I wanted in my youth - an Italian bike with Campagnolo kit. Since I'm a big guy, I wanted something stiffer than the normal Columbus SL, so I went for MAX. I found this Battaglin frame, with MAX tubes, on Ebay, with an ugly fade paint scheme that had many chips and worn areas. Had it blasted and repainted by D+D, and built it up as bulletproof as I could make it. Phil Wood BB, Chris King headset, American Classic seatpost, and otherwise 2006 Chorus kit. Custom wheelset with White Industries hubs. Rode the hell out of it for 13 years. It was my 'go to' bike, because I knew it would laugh at my 'winter weight'.

Last fall I swapped the short cage derailleur for a medium cage, so I could run a 12-30 cassette - not getting any younger!

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Last month, while watching videos to inspire me and inform me, while rebuilding the Cannondale, I heard about Shimano's Sante groupset, and I got a hankering to have a bike with that. I read about the Schwinn Circuit - Italian steel, built in the US, full Sante kit. Beautiful bike! I started sweeping Ebay, and Craigs List with only limited success. Then I looked on Facebook Marketplace. Found one 30 miles away. The seller was the second or third owner, but it had spent most of its 32 years of life in garages. He'd gotten it 10 years prior from someone who pulled it out of his garage, where it had been sitting for 10 years, and had ridden it a bit, then it sat in HIS garage.

The frame had the usual chips, but mostly, it was just dirty. REALLY dirty, as if they'd never heard of CLEANING the drivetrain before re-lubing it. Just dump on more lube! I could see a good bike under all that. The Sante kit was completely intact, everything including the original wheelset with Wolber rims. Everything but ONE of the decorative rubber nubs that go in the brake pivot bolts. When I went to check it out, the seller said, "Oh, yeah! Here's the original saddle, if you want it" - a barely used San Marco Rolls! So of course I jumped at it.

Took it home, stripped it down. The dirt had formed a protective layer. The paint just needed a little polishing to gleam again. The white and gray of the Sante components came clean easily. I repacked all the bearings, which were all in great shape, no pitting at all. Built it back up, adding a longer seatpost and stem and more modern bar, but keeping all the originals - which were the originals.

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