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Old 12-29-20, 08:00 PM
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This, IMHO, is the quintessentially perfect, classic, retro race bike. Spectacularly hot!

Originally Posted by Eric F
1977 Nishiki ONP w/ Suntour Superbe. Bars and stem updated since original post. Frame was originally purchased by my dad, and was his daily commuter for many years, but had just collected dust in my garage since he passed in '94. The recent rebuild was my COVID-lockdown project earlier this year. She rides very sweet - smooth and agile.
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Old 01-01-21, 04:42 PM
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New (to me) Venge

Needs DA rotors and a 17į stem, otherwise fairly incandescent
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Old 01-01-21, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Het Volk
My custom JameFrames Cross Bike in Tomato Red. It is quite similar I think to the Marin Nicasio now that I think of it.

I reckon this bike needs black everything: seatpost, stem, cable hanger, headset, calipers, cages, rims. Pity about the shape of that FD cage, too - looks very clunky.

But it looks pretty tight for a cross bike. Maybe you could lose a couple of inches off the RD loop.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
I reckon this bike needs black everything: seatpost, stem, cable hanger, headset, calipers, cages, rims. Pity about the shape of that FD cage, too - looks very clunky.

But it looks pretty tight for a cross bike. Maybe you could lose a couple of inches off the RD loop.
So - this was a custom frame built to replace a Redline Cross frame which I ran into a garage when on a roof rack. So the seat post and stem are from that bike, as well as the spacers. I was going to work on replacing all the part with black, especially since I am having Ceramic Mavic Open Pros built up with orange Chris King hubs and black Sapim CX-Ray spokes.

Salsa Delgado rims were a budget option when I was less cash flush, and looking for a set of dedicated cross wheels when I initially had the Redline frame.

The clunky derailleur was because the original SRAM derailleur (SRAM Apex was design for the cable to come from the bottom, but for some reason, this frame required the cable to come from the top.....so a MicroShift derailleur was used). I am not a huge fan, but in the interest of riding right now, it is what it is.

I kind of thought that the overall bare aluminum stem and seat post worked okay given the rest of the bare alu parts. However - agreed - moving to all black will complete the look.

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Old 01-01-21, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Het Volk
The clunky derailleur was because the original SRAM derailleur (SRAM Apex was design for the cable to come from the bottom, but for some reason, this frame required the cable to come from the top.....so a MicroShift derailleur was used). I am not a huge fan, but in the interest of riding right now, it is what it is.
Hmm, maybe there's a way to use at least a Shimano toggle type FD via pulley with a couple of cable stops, I'm sure that'd be a thing you can get.
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Old 01-05-21, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by robbyville
The Speedvagen has been in this thread a few times already and although vintage donít generally feel the love when it comes to hot or not I still felt like I should post.

The frame and fork were bought back in Ď92 or so by me and new. Used a mush mash of parts for years then sent to a friend who had it for the last 15 years. I got it back and have built it with a Campy Chorus 8 speed that is in amazing condition. Coupled with my extra set of Industry Nine wheels set tubeless (of course). The bike rides incredibly well albeit must be in the 21lb range, maybe a bit lighter. Will be a fun change every now and again from the SV!




I bought a saddle like that from a swap meet when I was in college, and got about a weeks worth of riding on it before I realized that the Selle San Marco badges had totally destroyed my only set of team bibs. So watch your butt!

Cool bike though, the old Campy stuff is just so good looking. Even when it has a ton of miles on it, it gets "patina", not "wear".
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Old 01-05-21, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Phatman
I bought a saddle like that from a swap meet when I was in college, and got about a weeks worth of riding on it before I realized that the Selle San Marco badges had totally destroyed my only set of team bibs. So watch your butt!

Cool bike though, the old Campy stuff is just so good looking. Even when it has a ton of miles on it, it gets "patina", not "wear".
Thanks! Yeah itís been a long time since Iíve ridden this bike so will see how the saddle works with my bibs! Iíll probably only be on it once a week if that since the SV is my daily ride. Bonus though, a forum member steered me to this fellow who had machined spacers so that I could take a new 9spd veloce cassette, drop the largest cog and change out the spacers to work well with my 8spd chorus group and new wheels (freehub has changed the spline pattern over the years). Spacers perfectly match the blue in the DeRosa logo lol


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Old 01-05-21, 01:19 PM
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Nice to see some vintage hot rods...
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A collection of hotbike p0rn...https://www.instagram.com/roadbikestudio/?hl=en
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Old 01-06-21, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
donít get me wrong, those definitely constitute some incredible bike porn... but I believe the idea in this thread is our own bikes not those that weíve seen or photographed.
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Old 01-06-21, 09:29 PM
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There's a hot rodded vintage thread in C & V.

Retro roadies- old frames with STI's or Ergos
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Originally Posted by robbyville
donít get me wrong, those definitely constitute some incredible bike porn... but I believe the idea in this thread is our own bikes not those that weíve seen or photographed.
Totally valid point. Thatís why I provided a link, rather than just copying pics to this thread. Think of it as a detour to Hotbike World, for those who enjoy the view, or are looking for inspiration. 😉
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Totally valid point. Thatís why I provided a link, rather than just copying pics to this thread. Think of it as a detour to Hotbike World, for those who enjoy the view, or are looking for inspiration. 😉
yeah but I got offended when my bike wasnít there lol
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Originally Posted by robbyville
yeah but I got offended when my bike wasnít there lol
Your Speedvagen is a candidate for sure. 100% hot.
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Wifeís first bike. Plan on switching the white cages for maroon. So far she loves it.
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Wifeís first bike. Plan on switching the white cages for maroon. So far she loves it.
That's the important part.
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Updates:
- Black bar/stem (Pro Stealth Evo)
- Black cable housing
- Black bottle cages
- Black bar tape

I said before that I dislike black bar tape, but - on the suggestion of multiple BF'ers - I gave it a try. I have changed my mind. On this bike, with this build, it's the right choice.

Final details coming soon:
- Black wheel decals
- Trim steerer tube
- Properly align tire labels with valve stems




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Originally Posted by Eric F
Updates:
- Black bar/stem (Pro Stealth Evo)
- Black cable housing
- Black bottle cages
- Black bar tape

I said before that I dislike black bar tape, but - on the suggestion of multiple BF'ers - I gave it a try. I have changed my mind. On this bike, with this build, it's the right choice.

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thats absolutely lovely (and hot). What saddle is that?
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Originally Posted by robbyville
thats absolutely lovely (and hot). What saddle is that?
Thanks. I'm falling more in love with her as I get the fit and cosmetics sorted out.

The saddle is a SQlabs 612 (sq-lab.com). It was already on the bike when I bought it. I had never heard of the brand before, but it fits my body really well, so it will stay.
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Picked this up on Saturday.



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Looks like it's hot, but the bike is underexposed in every shot.
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Originally Posted by dilbert2000
Picked this up on Saturday.

I bet it would be absolutely stunning if the side facing us wasn't in shadow.
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Eek! That's a lot over-baked in the other direction. When you get a chance to take another pic, set yourself up with the sun behind you.
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Yeah, it isn't great. But, at least you can see something besides the silhouette of a bike.
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