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Old 04-14-12, 04:16 PM
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Super Mondia, Update. (the free one)

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I've been working on the Super Mondia, it's almost done. I took it out on a test ride today, it feels quick, stops on a dime, everything is quiet. The 7 Speed Syncro2 has been wonderful. The only thing I can tell you it does not like a tight chain, nor a tight cable. Other than that, it indexes perfectly. Please forgive the test saddle and pedals, the bars are not wrapped yet. Still deciding what color I should use. The brake set was a chore, I wanted to use the Athena Calipers and had started to convert them to nutted mounting. Quess what? ,they are very short reach and won't work. So, I had to cobble up a set of super records from my Campagnolo brake parts bin, I'm missing the pointy lock nuts. If anyone has a spare set they would like to sell. PM me. Here's what it looks like so far.

Overcast day, bad for pictures.


Front Brake/fork detail



Crank, Chorus Derailleur 28.5 calmp. (Metric Tubing Specific)





Rear Derailleur, 7 speed sante Freewheel , SRAM PC-870 chain



Rear brake



Syncro2 Shifters 7 speed



Cinelli bar and stem
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Like the pics just fine...love the bike!
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That looks good enough to eat!
Such a nice job.
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I have a pair of those Syncros NOS in a drawer. Looks like I need to find myself a comparable frame now [for free!].

Looking great.
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Looking fantastic so far!
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
That looks good enough to eat!
Such a nice job.
+10! Nom nom nom nom...
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Meh. French threads.



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Meh. French threads.



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That's another thing, since the Bottom Bracket is French Threading. Do you know how tough it was to find a French threaded 109mm Chorus Bottom Bracket?



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One day I'll get a Paramount......
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One day I'll get a Paramount......
I'll trade you a '73 frame for a '59-64.

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The Day I find a 59-64 Paramount, It's getting this ....



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It won't fit. Even you wouldn't drill and spread a 120 frame to 130 to mess with me.

Or would you?

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The Day I find a 59-64 Paramount, It's getting this ....



Now that's blasphemy

The Mondia gets prettier every time I see it. Thanks for the great photos - oh, and I noticed something regarding the rear brake bridge shot: Mondia stepped up their game with the later frames, apparently. My early-70s version has no buttressing whatsoever at the bridge, but yours has those lovely spearpoints. Very nice!

Ride that beauty in good health; Kudos on a great build!

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Thanks DD, I'm almost done. Today I installed the Chorus Platform pedals, white bar tape, all I need is to locate a white brooks......
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Good to see it coming along. I hope your brother enjoys it immensely. I'm a bit jealous seeing it in those photos. But, you know, it would have continued to gather dust in my garage. I'm a little surprised you choose later model Chorus components for it. It looks like you've replaced the decals. Did you do anything to the paint? Or, just wax it?

I'm sure it appreciates seeing the road again:-)
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Hello Fred,

I did clean the frame, polish the paint, do a bit of touch up, replace the down tube MONDIA decals, and Reynolds 531SL decals. The Galli Group is cleaned up and ready to be put back on the bike, in case this later group doesn't work out. I already had this Chorus Group complete with wheel set sitting around. So far it's a great riding bike, quick to accel and is very nibble. I'll post more pics of it when completed. I'm still looking for a white saddle, I don't want a modern A$$ hatchet.

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Hello Fred,

I did clean the frame, polish the paint, do a bit of touch up, replace the down tube MONDIA decals, and Reynolds 531SL decals. The Galli Group is cleaned up and ready to be put back on the bike, in case this later group doesn't work out. I already had this Chorus Group complete with wheel set sitting around. So far it's a great riding bike, quick to accel and is very nibble. I'll post more pics of it when completed. I'm still looking for a white saddle, I don't want a modern A$$ hatchet.
Well. You've done a nice job. Best of luck at finding a white concours, rolls or turbo(or whatever fits your or your brothers behind). With regad to the Galli group: I can honestly say that the later Campy is probably much better functioning. And, if I were riding it regularly, probably preferable. However, I know there are a few who have a "thing" for some of the old campy knock offs. Galli is probably one of the more functional of those. I really wish I had the wheels that had been with it. While their rims were mismatched it would have provided galli hubs for someone (yourself) to put an entire Galli group together.Oh well, they went missing from the storage unit along with some things of far greater value.

My Merckx needs a good clean, polish and wax. Do you have products that you recommend? And a source for replacement touch up paints? It's the stock standard metalic anthracite grey.
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top, top job, enjoy it.
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Excellent job with the restoration! It is fascinsting to see the attention to detail that you and others put into your builds! Just a delight to admire!

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Can someone please indulge a rank newbie a question? In this photo, I'm looking for the bolts that put the campy brakes together. I just bought a bike with campy components, and they will clean up nicely...but the bolts have rust on them that I'm afraid will not come off. Can someone identify the parts, or where I can purchase? Thank you.

Revised question: It dawns on me that what I'm primarily looking for is that large "nut", and not a bolt really. could use the brackets that hold the brake pads themselves, as the ones i have are rusted also, but it's the nuts I'm talking about.

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Well. You've done a nice job. Best of luck at finding a white concours, rolls or turbo(or whatever fits your or your brothers behind). With regad to the Galli group: I can honestly say that the later Campy is probably much better functioning. And, if I were riding it regularly, probably preferable. However, I know there are a few who have a "thing" for some of the old campy knock offs. Galli is probably one of the more functional of those. I really wish I had the wheels that had been with it. While their rims were mismatched it would have provided galli hubs for someone (yourself) to put an entire Galli group together.Oh well, they went missing from the storage unit along with some things of far greater value.

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Hello Fred,

The first thing I did was wash the whole frame and fork with some good dish detergent. I use Dawn liquid, it works great and won't kill the finish like heavy degreasers. Once cleaned I used Scratch-X polish to clean the paint being carefull where the paintis thin. I matched the paint at the Local hobby shop. I'm lucky to have a megasize hobby shop near work. Once the touch up paint was dry I applied new decals. Then, I did a once over with Scratch-X, the I used a Carnuba wax giving it three coats. Then it took a few days to assemble the whole group set and roadtest.

I have since wrapped the bars in white, with custom made metallic orange bar end caps. White straps on Athena Platform pedals.
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I get my paint from the same mega hobby shop, I can't tell you how many times I've walked in there with a frame or fork in hand
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Did you ever come up with a white saddle and tape the bars? Would love to see a picture of the "finished" product.
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Still wotking on getting the white saddle, I did wrap the bars in white.
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