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Old 06-19-14, 09:06 PM
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My first bike build!

I've been buying and enjoying complete vintage bikes for awhile now and wondered what it would be like to put one together from scratch?

I found this circa 1995 nugget to get started, I have a bunch of vintage Shimano 105 components coming from all over. Can't wait to get it together!

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Well, looks like you'll be finding out soon enough! I just bought my first roadbike frame for a build too, an RB-1.

Looks like you must be over 6'6" for a frame so tall?
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Waterford 1995
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Takes about an hour and a half to put all the bits on so can't wait to see some [pictures]
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Well, looks like you'll be finding out soon enough! I just bought my first roadbike frame for a build too, an RB-1.

Looks like you must be over 6'6" for a frame so tall?
6'5 with a real long back, the frame is 66cm st center to top and 66cm tt center to center , may be a little big for me, but I like em big!

What are you building? I'm going for touring I think, 3x8 probably.
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Nice frame and that top tube is up to my chest when the bike is complete with wheels!
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Waterford 1995
Very Nice
Takes about an hour and a half to put all the bits on so can't wait to see some [pictures]
Trained by Penske or Roushe Racing?

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What are you building? I'm going for touring I think, 3x8 probably.
Picked up a complete Shimano Tricolor 600 group for the RB-1 from one of the PNW members here, including wheelset. I also have a box of Tricolor components, so the cleanest parts will go on this frame.



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Trained by Jimmi Johns

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Trained by Penske or Roushe Racing?
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6'5 with a real long back, the frame is 66cm st center to top and 66cm tt center to center , may be a little big for me, but I like em big!
Me too 66cm CTT is about maybe a centimeter or a half too big for me. So when I build for me I can use (62cm to 64cm) CtC comfortably unless the TT is less than 59cm so you should be able to find a reasonable length stem That is the longest top tube I have ever heard of... So with a 60cm CtC and a 130cm Stem I am usually a good fit.

I am also 6'5" with 36" sleeve length and a long back
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