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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 01-10-11, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by javal
+1 What a drop! Long arms?
not exceptionally long, no... but since that photo I have changed it slightly. That picture is the way I used to race it. I raised the stem 1/4" and rotated the bars up a little. I was beginning to notice the extreme-ness of the setup after riding my newest most modern geometry bike (Kestrel).

in general though, I'm still most comfortable stretched out with a flat back.
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Old 01-10-11, 10:41 AM
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1991 Paramount OS Series 3
2200 Shifters, Dura Ace 7700 Drivetrain, RX100 brakes

1987 Nishiki Tri-A Equipé
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Still no list updates!
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Old 01-10-11, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jr59
Still no list updates!
...and you are surprised, how?
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Old 01-10-11, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by danec99
1991 Paramount OS Series 3
2200 Shifters, Dura Ace 7700 Drivetrain, RX100 brakes
I used to have this same bike. Same size. It had all Ultegra on it, but it was a great bike. Another one I should've never got rid of!
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Originally Posted by frpax
...and you are surprised, how?
point well made!
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Originally Posted by junkfoodjunkie



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Sweet!

Originally Posted by Bob Ross
I'm already on the list (#208) because of my Bridgestone, but I just received my custom Carl Strong road bike, so now I'm a 2x member of the club!
Great looking bike! What tubing did Carl use?
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Originally Posted by kimconyc
Great looking bike! What tubing did Carl use?
It's a blend of True Temper and Columbus Life: 1.25" DT, 1.125" TT, butted ST, tapered stays.
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
It's a blend of True Temper and Columbus Life: 1.25" DT, 1.125" TT, butted ST, tapered stays.
Wow, your S&S frame might actually be lighter than my Ti frame.

Who said steel is heavy?
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Originally Posted by jr59
Still no list updates!
...well big list now, so have to run it by TSA etc for suspicious names, things are getting complicated...but it will be done soon
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Originally Posted by rufvelo
...well big list now, so have to run it by TSA etc for suspicious names, things are getting complicated...but it will be done soon
Don't forget the Dept. of Homeland Security...
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Originally Posted by rufvelo
...well big list now, so have to run it by TSA etc for suspicious names, things are getting complicated...but it will be done soon
Will we all get patted down?

Oh yes I just ordered a spectrum ti. Would that be a super steel?
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I just picked this up on monday, it is an '85 or '86 Bianchi Specialissima dressed mostly in Dura Ace 740x components:



It is in decent but certainly not show condition, some light rust that I need to take care of but the moving bits all function well and it rides beautifully!

More pics here: https://picasaweb.google.com/Seth.Cou...eat=directlink
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Old 01-14-11, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by sethco
I just picked this up on monday, it is an '85 or '86 Bianchi Specialissima dressed mostly in Dura Ace 740x components:



It is in decent but certainly not show condition, some light rust that I need to take care of but the moving bits all function well and it rides beautifully!

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Very nice. Does the Avocet still work?
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary
Very nice. Does the Avocet still work?
Sadly no. The bike hung on a garage wall for 15 years and the battery was very corroded. I am going to clean it up and solder in new terminals to see if I can resurrect it. If not I will look for a replacement, I think that any 3x or 4x model will fit on the mount or I could even swap the circuit board into the celeste case (which is in fine shape). Got one laying around?
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^^^ That is an awesome bike. Good thing it's too big for me, otherwise I'd have to deal with burning jealousy. So how much does a find like this cost? Hanging around for 15 years makes me think you got a sweet deal.
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Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
^^^ That is an awesome bike. Good thing it's too big for me, otherwise I'd have to deal with burning jealousy. So how much does a find like this cost? Hanging around for 15 years makes me think you got a sweet deal.
I think I got a great deal, $225. No idea what a reasonable value is but I bet that I could part out the components for more than that (I am not going to though). The guy that I bought it from didn't really know what he had, and neither did I until I got it home, but he was happy to make the sale and happy to sell it to someone who will ride it.
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heres an update to my gunnar.

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Originally Posted by sethco
Sadly no. The bike hung on a garage wall for 15 years and the battery was very corroded. I am going to clean it up and solder in new terminals to see if I can resurrect it. If not I will look for a replacement, I think that any 3x or 4x model will fit on the mount or I could even swap the circuit board into the celeste case (which is in fine shape). Got one laying around?
sorry none laying around. Avocet was my first bike computer but mine was red.
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Sweet Record Ace, I just won a 2010 off eBay, and it's in the mail right now. How do you like yours?
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Originally Posted by funkflex
rat fink- Your builds are smooth! Waiting patiently to see how the Peloton turns out.
(Just saw this...) I'm honored! The Peloton is done, but isn't a lot to write home about since it was a parts bin build. Soon though, it will get a face lift and be properly color coordinated. I will try to post current, (non color coordinated) pics this weekend. My other bikes have changed a bit, too.
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Pics, as promised.










See if you can guess all the parts that don't match.
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I love it when this thread gets bumped!
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