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Old 08-12-21, 07:52 AM
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Here’s mine… as found was a 88 de Rosa with a 7 speed Athena group in kinda rough shape… brake lever bodies were cracked, wheels were non matching with a cheap Chinese machine made wheel on the rear. I had the tubular Roval wheels, so I knew I had to use them. The early brifters came when a Sachs ergo bike popped up at the co-op. Works perfectly with a 7 speed shimano freewheel.

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@Flatforkcrown - gave you a like because of the condition of the bike. Very much like most of mine and as jealous as I get when looking at the pristine bikes posted, reality is in the ride and the opportunity to own and use the good ones.
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@Flatforkcrown - gave you a like because of the condition of the bike. Very much like most of mine and as jealous as I get when looking at the pristine bikes posted, reality is in the ride and the opportunity to own and use the good ones.
yeah, it’s ridden. Has scratches in the paint. Parts have been swapped because it’s my daily rider, not something to hang on the wall. the ride is sublime.
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Here is mine.



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What seatpost is in this photo? I swear I saw one like that in the Singlespeed photos too but can't find it now. Before this forum I've never seen them. They look great.
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@rumstove - Miche Supertype. Kinda spendy but not compared to used Campagnolo posts!
Miche Supertype Seatpost | Chain Reaction Cycles
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@rumstove - Miche Supertype. Kinda spendy but not compared to used Campagnolo posts!
Miche Supertype Seatpost | Chain Reaction Cycles
Awesome! Thank you! I searched three online shops and couldn't find it...of course it's listed at the one I didn't look at
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Finally got the correct saddle at the co-op, and they also had a NIB set of speedplay x2 pedals, so dipping my toes in clipless.
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1999 Lemond BA - bought new, rode it today (I am in my lower 80's) 3 x 9 STI, replaced rims, higher stem. Couldn't find the red tint MAVIC rims - but they were not great, anyway. (and those are cycling sandals with SPD).
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I had that exact same Serotta Atlanta frameset, same color. I bought it in '98 and built it up with DA 7700. The wheelset was White Industries Speed Racer hubs and blue anodized Mavic Reflex tubular rims. I'd give anything if I could have that bike back.
I know this thread is about 'brifterized' C&V, but I could not resist showing off my go-faster. Full 6400 tri color 8 speed group with Mavic Reflex.
I LOVE this bike!
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Originally Posted by bargo68
I know this thread is about 'brifterized' C&V, but I could not resist showing off my go-faster. Full 6400 tri color 8 speed group with Mavic Reflex.
I LOVE this bike!
Man that's sharp. I'm always browsing ebay for another one my size and I'll snag one if I see it. I like how the seat tube is flared at the bottom, same as my '92 Paramount. Very little bottom bracket flex.

There's actually one for sale right now but the carbon fork is a no go.

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Might as well add another… found this for my step father a while back. Lucky for him it was too small for me.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
Man that's sharp. I'm always browsing ebay for another one my size and I'll snag one if I see it. I like how the seat tube is flared at the bottom, same as my '92 Paramount. Very little bottom bracket flex.

There's actually one for sale right now but the carbon fork is a no go.
Nice fade paint job on that one! I've heard the F1 carbon forks are actually about as heavy as the steel and are not too different feeling.

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Might as well add another… found this for my step father a while back. Lucky for him it was too small for me.
Interestingly, Atlantas show up on ebay pretty frequently and aren't outrageously priced for 'custom' USA steel. There was a 58 cm orange one set up with Shimano 6800 triple a couple years back that I wish I'd gotten.
Very happy with the one I've got, tho.
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Originally Posted by bargo68
Interestingly, Atlantas show up on ebay pretty frequently and aren't outrageously priced for 'custom' USA steel. There was a 58 cm orange one set up with Shimano 6800 triple a couple years back that I wish I'd gotten.
Very happy with the one I've got, tho.
there’s one within 100 miles of me with 10 speed chorus that hasn’t sold in a few months. Decent price, but dent in down tube.
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Originally Posted by Flatforkcrown
there’s one within 100 miles of me with 10 speed chorus that hasn’t sold in a few months. Decent price, but dent in down tube.
Depending on how decent, maybe buy it, strip the group and save it for a better frame? Keep the 'dent' frame as a spare or sell it.
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Originally Posted by bargo68
Depending on how decent, maybe buy it, strip the group and save it for a better frame? Keep the 'dent' frame as a spare or sell it.
there’s always gonna be a better deal that pops up… or that’s what I tell myself so I don’t spend all my money.
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A few years back, I got tired of seeing all the middle-aged doctors, lawyers and accountants showing up at Tour de France time for Sunday rides thru the Ashland area on their Orbeas, Pinarellos, etc. with matching team kits. So, I dug up the complete set of Shimano RSX, found myself a nice Trek 2000T aluminum frame, and built myself the following:





It'd get the occasional scowl from the rider who caught the joke. Had the bike for about five years, sold it two years ago to make room for yet another Rossin.
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@sykerocker - Nice touch but they may have been scowling at that tubular under the saddle, or is it?
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@sykerocker - Nice touch but they may have been scowling at that tubular under the saddle, or is it?
It is. Pretty much all my serious road bikes run tubulars. I find them much easier to get along with.
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Originally Posted by Flatforkcrown
Finally got the correct saddle at the co-op,
There is a co-op in Barboursville, Va!?
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Cannondale 2.8 R800 lightweight variant

Bought this six months or so ago as a replacement for another 2.8 that had been stolen. This was pretty original: 650 sun wheels, aluminum look pedals, 8 speed 105 groupset. Weight with pedals was 18.5 pounds. I just love these old bikes.

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There is a co-op in Barboursville, Va!?
there is in Charlottesville. Community bikes.
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