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Old 01-13-12, 10:01 PM
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and now for something a little different

the following build may not be everyones cup of tea (and that is the point)













more to come in the following weeks
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Old 01-13-12, 10:07 PM
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OOOOH I like where this is headed.

What frame is this going on?
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Yeah - I'm looking forward to this (subscribing) !

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Originally Posted by Captain Blight
OOOOH I like where this is headed.

What frame is this going on?
a rare but not valuable black yokota legand
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the brake levers are on the way and if you like what is above they wont disappoint.



i need some assistance though. if i go threadless should i get the silver, or black and silver stem? the seatpost is a silver thomson elite.
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I am going to stay tuned.
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Originally Posted by balindamood
I am going to stay tuned.
hopefully the end result isnt a disappointment. this whole thread is your fault anyway.
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Mistral cranks are one of my favorite cranks in terms of aesthetics. Can't go wrong there.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
the brake levers are on the way and if you like what is above they wont disappoint.



i need some assistance though. if i go threadless should i get the silver, or black and silver stem? the seatpost is a silver thomson elite.
Silver - not to match the stem so much as to match the bar extender clamps.

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Old 01-14-12, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by 20grit
Mistral cranks are one of my favorite cranks in terms of aesthetics. Can't go wrong there.
i agree. it is right up there with c-record in my book. despite the fact that they dont really match, ive also always wanted to use the rear derailleur and shifters. the time has come.


i need stem input. do i do one of the above or should i keep it threaded? (ive got both forks on hand)
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Originally Posted by cudak888
Silver - not to match the stem so much as to match the bar extender clamps.

-Kurt
this is where i am leaning as well. the silver finish on the cinelli stuff also matches the matte color on the crankset quite well, or at least well enough for their proximity.
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I vote for the all-silver Cinelli stem - and, yeah, go with the threadless since you already have the requisite headset.

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Old 01-14-12, 12:38 AM
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that is 3 votes silver 1 vote black/silver. the wife voted black/silver but i think she is looking at the pile of parts and not the completed assembly.
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silver Cinelli . Mrs. G-A votes for silver too, 'cause it's Cinelli .
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Those cranks are gorgeous. I vote silver as well.
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I agree I like this already. always liked that crank.
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Yeah the crank is great. I think once you get it all tied-in it'll be pretty cool.


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Rare? Cool? Old?. European?

What is there not to like?
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Originally Posted by ftwelder
Rare? Cool? Old?. European?

What is there not to like?
There will be a dash of modern and american that may spoil it for some.
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The shape of those derailleurs makes me laugh every time I see one.
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Yeah, like a banana.
One of my favorite cranks of all time. It's so pretty! I like the black/silver stem. But I don't know the color of the rest of the bike. Silver/silver is the safer choice, it'll look good with any combo.
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Silver, For the same reason as Cudak888
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I Like those cranks also and always wondered something.

My '84 Gran Prix has a very similiar crank but branded Raleigh and made by SR. Just a cheap knockoff of the Ofmega design or some sort of agreement? This catalog page indicates Mistral (at least for the upper models)
but mine is marked SR on the back.

https://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleigh...5/pages/1.html
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The cinelli stem is a no go. The carbon steerer on the easton fork requires a rear vertical clamp. I've got a black profile stem that can stand in until a suitable one I found.

I had also planned on using spinergy rev-x wheels leftover from my parents racing days. They have very low miles but won't do. They suffered a nick in the carbon in storage. I will risk a rev-x but not a questionable one. I've got a plan b for the wheels that may be just the ticket.
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