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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 02-08-11, 11:00 AM
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nice looking Centurion. I started watchng a movie last night and missed a "Miami Vice" frame/fork and some parts on ebay that sold for just under 200

it was a good movie though
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Just added the Ultegra rear der.

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My Couer d'Acier on The Natchez Trace a couple of weeks ago. It is Chorus 11 with a compact crank, Cont GP 4000's in the 25mm size on Zipp 101's, Look pedals, Thompson Masterpiece seat post, and the saddle is a WTB. The stem and handlebar are Deda. I am looking to replace the nappy seat bag, and upgrade the engine. i want a Garmin 800 for my birthday, too. Then i think it will be time to start on a carbon bike, maybe.



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Old 02-10-11, 12:10 AM
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Here's my submission. My photos aren't very good, but you get the picture.







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Old 02-10-11, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by stevemtbr
I really like the looks of this bike; clean and understated. How well does it perform?
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Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon
I really like the looks of this bike; clean and understated. How well does it perform?
When I was shopping for a new road bike in 2005 I was really set on the Aluminum/carbon Roubaix model. I was able to do long test rides on the Roubaix, all aluminum Allez and the steel Allez you see here. The steel Allez just felt better, more solid on the road and better handling than all others. I have swapped out numerous parts over the years to get it more race worthy. Over all I couldn't be happier.
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This is just out of the box, and it's my first real road bike (I also have a Trek Soho S), so be kind in your suggestions on how to improve its setup, etc. I'm also taking it in to LBS to be tuned, so I'm sure they'll iron out whatever may be amiss.

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Old 02-11-11, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by timboishiding


This is just out of the box, and it's my first real road bike (I also have a Trek Soho S), so be kind in your suggestions on how to improve its setup, etc. I'm also taking it in to LBS to be tuned, so I'm sure they'll iron out whatever may be amiss.

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Its a nice bike! Your possible upgrades should only be targeted at making it more comfortable. Otherwise the components should be fine. I would probably swap out the pedals.
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I hang out on the Classic and Vintage forum, so those characters over there will have seen these before. Forgive the redux

1973/74 Colnago Super



1979 Dennis Sparrow custom



1980 Alpina (drillium-equipped)



1983 Colnago Mexico (pantographed)



Enjoy

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Old 02-12-11, 12:24 PM
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I'm speechless man! I don't even know which of the 4 I like the most. Did you have them repainted? The look like new.
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More new steel bike! YEA!!!!

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
1973/74 Colnago Super
1979 Dennis Sparrow custom
1980 Alpina (drillium-equipped)
1983 Colnago Mexico (pantographed)
Blimey.
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Wow, that Colnago Mexico is one of the most beautiful bikes I've ever seen.

How much would something like that cost? Would love to own one being Mexican.

Also, around how much will that thing weight? I read that the Mexico's had lighter tubing.

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Old 02-12-11, 05:05 PM
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1983 Viner Record Racing

I enjoyed this thread so much I registered and photographed my old Italian mistress.
The one owner, one rider princess was originally equipped with Campagnolo GranSport but upgraded in the 90's with a mix of Athena and Chorus including Syncro II downtube shifters.

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Thanks for the nice comments!

To answer the questions:

The Sparrow and Mexico are original paint; Alpina and Super are restorations. Lightest bike in the bunch is the Alpina which comes out to about 19.5 lbs. I think the Mexico is around 20.5 - 21 lbs - sheds some more when a sewup wheelset with an Everest alloy freewheel is substituted.

Pricing is like anything else: it all depends on how much someone will pay But I suppose, for a fully-pantographed bike - going by current Ebay standards, with original paint - probably looking at around $1500-$1800. Not that I would ever sell it; that bike is the one I've had the longest and, subsequently, we've been through a lot together.

It was even stolen in London, missing for a month, and recovered. That was a first!

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Anyone want to buy my Raleigh 2011 Grand Prix frameset sz 55 for cheap? It's kinda beat up so I'm only asking 150$ for it.
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Drillium Dude, those bikes are crazy-nice. Awesome, awesome, stuff.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
I hang out on the Classic and Vintage forum, so those characters over there will have seen these before. Forgive the redux

1973/74 Colnago Super



1979 Dennis Sparrow custom



1980 Alpina (drillium-equipped)



1983 Colnago Mexico (pantographed)



Enjoy

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Your just showing off DD, a disgustingly awesome display of lugged goodness.
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Your just showing off DD, a disgustingly awesome display of lugged goodness.
That's the whole point of this thread, so hell YEAH! Plus, Grady hasn't seen them for awhile...

I even threw up two bikes with Flite Carbon saddles to show the Road Forum guys I'm not a complete retro-grouch...

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84' Fuji del REY (paint jobbed)

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My Waterford.
Wow- a stunning Waterford. Not usually the biggest fan of their paint jobs, but this one works wonderfully.
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