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Old 01-27-20, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for the feedback folks. Gives me some things to think about. Overall Im pretty happy that I was able to put this together without breaking anything. LOL.
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Old 01-27-20, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg
Pretty hot but think it would be better with blackwall tires and the black seatpost clashes with the steerer/stem.

I was thinking the tires clashed, but I wasnt gunna say anything. The tires take away from the overall beauty of the bike.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I agree mostly, but I honestly think a polished silver seat post would be the thing. I first thought that a black stem, but I agree that the silver does follow the frame and fork. Still pretty darn hot.
I think a C-Record seatpost would look much better, but thats JMO.
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Old 01-27-20, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
I think a C-Record seatpost would look much better, but thats JMO.
This? It came with Record 8 speed that Im going to hold on to and 96 Atlanta rims. I did reuse the skewers. I like the internal cam mechanism and think it looks better than Reynolds skewers.


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Originally Posted by jadocs
This? It came with Record 8 speed that Im going to hold on to and 96 Atlanta rims.


Exactly the seatpost I had in mind.

I'd have one on my Guerciotti, but they are a little to short. I went with one from Velo Orange, and it looks good enough

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Old 01-27-20, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Exactly the seatpost I had in mind.

I'd have one on my Guerciotti, but they are a little to short. I went with one from Velo Orange, and it looks good enough

Nice did you polish the cranks? Looks good.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Stock bike, but a gift. Gotta be a hot. Gifts are hot.
She also bought me this for my 60th birthday.
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Originally Posted by jadocs
Nice did you polish the cranks? Looks good.
I didn't polish this crankset(the previous owner did). Originally I had Chorus crankset on this bike, but it was so used up that it needed to be polished.

I found a C-Record version for $70, so I bought that knowing it had been polished.

The next purchase will be some generation 4 or 5 "Delta" brake calipers.
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Originally Posted by bruce19
She also bought me this for my 60th birthday.
From the photos that you post of your bikes, it looks like it's never sunny in Connecticut.
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Originally Posted by bruce19
She also bought me this for my 60th birthday.
your girl friend needs to talk to my wife 😝
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
From the photos that you post of your bikes, it looks like it's never sunny in Connecticut.
Hmm....you might be right. Had to pay for this one myself. Bummer.
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This is the sunniest day I could find.
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Originally Posted by seypat
Just give us a standard pic in decent light like the Cervelo above and let the bike stand on it's own. Your pics look like you're trying to hide something like a crack in the frame. Too many shadows. That paint looks like it could be spectacular, but I can't tell without decent lighting.
You sound jealous. It's a great paint job! I'd be stoked as well.
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Old 01-27-20, 09:14 PM
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There was nothing said about the poster, only the bike. If you don't like the feedback on your bike, determine if the feedback can help, or not. Remember, there is nothing malicious about the opinions, they are individual taste. Whether or not they agree with your taste, is beside the point.

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Originally Posted by jadocs
Just completed my first build (ever). 1992 Colnago Master Olympic Art Decor, Campagnolo Record 11 (53-39, 11/28 Ultegra cassette), Reynolds AR58s with 25mm Vittoria Corsas. Will eventually go tubeless when these wear out. Was hoping 28mm would fit but 25mm is as large as I can go.



Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be silver or black.

But more importantly, this bike is crying out for that awesome threaded to threadless quill/headset unit one of our members came out with. Dammit, can't remember his name
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Old 01-28-20, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by jadocs
Just completed my first build (ever). 1992 Colnago Master Olympic Art Decor, Campagnolo Record 11 (53-39, 11/28 Ultegra cassette), Reynolds AR58s with 25mm Vittoria Corsas. Will eventually go tubeless when these wear out. Was hoping 28mm would fit but 25mm is as large as I can go.



I'm looking at this bike again. Something looks off where the fork comes out of the bottom headset race. It looks like the fork steerer tube might be bent. It could be the angle of the photo. Please check it again for safety's sake.

Edit: Looking again on a bigger monitor. I think it's just the angle of the photo. Tough to tell. Look right where the fork exits the bottom of the headset. I can't tell if the angle is off some or not. I think it's ok.

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Originally Posted by LAJ
There was nothing said about the poster, only the bike. If you don't like the feedback on your bike, determine if the feedback can help, or not. Remember, there is nothing malicious about the opinions, they are individual taste. Whether or not they agree with your taste, is beside the point.

Do you understand? You being the generic you, not anyone in particular.
I'm invoking the BF credo. If you don't agree with me you're a jerk.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be silver or black.

But more importantly, this bike is crying out for that awesome threaded to threadless quill/headset unit one of our members came out with. Dammit, can't remember his name
JoeJack(and a couple numbers)?
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Originally Posted by seypat
I'm looking at this bike again. Something looks off where the fork comes out of the bottom headset race. It looks like the fork steerer tube might be bent. It could be the angle of the photo. Please check it again for safety's sake.

Edit: Looking again on a bigger monitor. I think it's just the angle of the photo. Tough to tell. Look right where the fork exits the bottom of the headset. I can't tell if the angle is off some or not. I think it's ok.
Yeah it's just the angle, wheel slightly turned left, coupled with the slim quill stem that gives it that appearance.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be silver or black.

But more importantly, this bike is crying out for that awesome threaded to threadless quill/headset unit one of our members came out with. Dammit, can't remember his name
I've seen that, he does great work. Very talented individual. I can't bring myself to put a threadless stem on there, just doesn't look right on a vintage frame to me (ironic I know since I put all modern components on).
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Originally Posted by jadocs
Yeah it's just the angle, wheel slightly turned left, coupled with the slim quill stem that gives it that appearance.
Being a C&Ver yourself, you know all about "forks bent."

I looked at images of other 1992 Colnago Master Olympics. They all look the same. One of those things that catches the eye.
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Originally Posted by jadocs
Just completed my first build (ever). 1992 Colnago Master Olympic Art Decor, Campagnolo Record 11 (53-39, 11/28 Ultegra cassette), Reynolds AR58s with 25mm Vittoria Corsas. Will eventually go tubeless when these wear out. Was hoping 28mm would fit but 25mm is as large as I can go.



I can certainly appreciate this for what it is and I'm happily in the minority, but I think the paint is inanely busy, the chromed head tube lugs are de trop with the paint job, I don't like the "brutalist" headset design, I don't get the return to paint on the rear dropouts, the skinwalls just add more visual clutter, and the deep wheels are wrong with the classic-oid frame.
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Originally Posted by seypat
No, I just want to see the details.
stopped raining long enough to take it outside...







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Originally Posted by Winny42
stopped raining long enough to take it outside...







You didn't align your valve stems....NOT!

Just kidding it's a hot bike.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
Hot AF, but IMO the stem and post both need to be silver or black.

But more importantly, this bike is crying out for that awesome threaded to threadless quill/headset unit one of our members came out with. Dammit, can't remember his name
No it isn't.

That headest/Aheadset conversion is pretty slick, but is would screw up the look of this bike, He would need about 3" of spacers to get the handlebars to the height they are at now, and a huge stack of spacers never looks good.
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