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Old 08-24-06, 10:27 AM   #1
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Hello to all of you. I have been a fan of fast bikes ever since I was a boy - and the kid that all the other kids brought their bikes to for repairs. I also love steel frames. Even in this day of carbon fiber, titanium, etc. there is just something about a nicely made steel frame (preferably with lugs) that pulls at me. Of course, I like the idea of putting the latest technology on that steel frame. I am currently riding a 1999 Schwinn Peloton with the newest Shimano 10-spd Dura-Ace and Ultegra triple components. However, a current project of mine is to put the latest (2007) Campagnolo Centaur group onto an older frame. I chose Centaur because it is the best Campy stuff made today that does not force you to use a carbon fiber crankset - even though I know that the cf crank would be stiffer than the Al one that appeals to my eye. I will have their latest ultra-torque all-aluminum crank to complete the classic look - but a 10-speed cassette and the ergobrain computer as well. I also enjoy working on old cars, so I am a forum member on several car sites as well.

Thanks again for hosting such an excellent forum and see you on the road!
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Old 08-24-06, 10:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to BF's! I, like you, enjoy the look and feel of steel frames. Around here, you are certainly not alone in that feeling. I'm currently gathering up a mixed Campy group (Record/Chorus/Centuar) to put on my Gazelle Champion next spring. I'll end up having a little carbon on the levers and the rear derailleur, but I went with the Record alloy crank.

Those old Schwinn Pelotons are nice rides. I've seen a number through ebay that tempted my bidding finger.
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Old 08-24-06, 11:13 AM   #3
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Welcome to BF! Sounds like a nice build-up you're working on. Something I miss about the Campy stuff today is the engraved Campagnolo that used to appear on their hubs and cranksets. May I suggest some vintage engraved Campy hubs to go w/ the wheels for your new build?
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