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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 10-07-11, 10:57 AM
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New addition to the steel club
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Old 10-08-11, 03:11 PM
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97 Lemond Zurich with Dura Ace 7700/Ultegra groupset. ugly paint job but rides pretty nice.

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new cranks, wheels and tape...

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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
new cranks, wheels and tape...

LOVE it.
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Old 10-17-11, 08:34 AM
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thanks.

I'm really impressed with the FSA Gossamer crank. It shifts really fast.
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
new cranks, wheels and tape...


Love it too....well done Sir!
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Old 10-17-11, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
new cranks, wheels and tape...

I also love it!

I just picked up a really nice RB-2 in 100% stock condition. Pics to come soon
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you're all too nice, it's not that nice. But it is an enjoyable bike, and I've own it since new. I wish I kept track of how many miles it has (it's a lot).

looking forward to seeing your RB-2 frpax.
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My Serotta CDA. Sad to say it is for sale on Ebay. Beautiful bike but I just never rode it and I need the money for another build. Weighs just over 18lbs and the pictures don't do it justice.




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Originally Posted by polobreaka
what cinelli bars are those? thanks
The Cinelli Bars are VIA with Cinelli Grammo TI stem, very comfy.

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Here's my entry, a '97 Bianchi Trofeo:

I thought it was going to be an inexpensive way to try out a steel frame bike. There I go, thinking again...

It had spent the majority of its life in a garage. It's got eight speed Campy Mirage shifters, and a lower level of drivetrain. I thought it just needed a cleaning and lube, but it turned out I had to do 14 years of "deferred" maintenance. I replaced the tires (now has Michelin Pro Optimums), tubes, brake pads, cables, bars and stem to make it fit, bar tape, chain, and pedals. I also added King stainless bottle cages. The stickers on the rims were peeling, so I pulled them off and found cracks around a spoke hole on the rear rim...almost $200 to get the rear wheel rebuilt and the front trued. My LBS also had to service the front hub, including new bearings. Luckily the cassette and crankset are in good shape. I replaced the stock seat with a San Marco Regal, which I really like so far.

After all that, I finally got to take it out on a couple of rides and it rides fine. It's much nicer than my 2011 Specialized Allez frameset I built up, but not as nice as my 2010 Look 585 Optimum. That's hardly damning with faint praise, since the Look is a high-end carbon frame and this Bianchi is a lower-end steel frame. There's a century on November 5th, and the Bianchi will be my choice...unless it rains, in which case the Allez will get the nod - fenders should be here and installed on the Allez by then.

Does the fact that the Bianchi weighs about ten pounds more than the Look matter much? I don't know, but on my normal Sunday morning ride, I set a personal best with the Bianchi.
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Old 10-28-11, 01:46 PM
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Before and a little bit later pics


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dont think i posted this here yet,,.

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Sorry, didn't scan 57 pages first. Anyone build up a Soma ES? How do you like it? Pics?
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I have a new entry;
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Schwing! I also have a red Merckx with that same paint job, although mine has a white saddle and bar tape, ErgoPower, and standard brakes rather than Deltas. Which model is that? The Century?
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dont think i posted this here yet,,.

I love that paint job!
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I have a new entry;
That NOS Merckx is an awesome bike, and you know it. One crummy little non-drive-side pic is absolutely not enough. More pics!!! (and not a link to a directory...we need pics for immediate viewing!).

Seriously, that's a very, very cool bike.
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Schwing! I also have a red Merckx with that same paint job, although mine has a white saddle and bar tape, ErgoPower, and standard brakes rather than Deltas. Which model is that? The Century?
It's a 91 Corsa extra!

[QUOTE=well biked;13456056]That NOS Merckx is an awesome bike, and you know it. One crummy little non-drive-side pic is absolutely not enough. More pics!!! (and not a link to a directory...we need pics for immediate viewing!
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Sorry, You get a link! But they are good pics!
https://customcabinets.com/Merckx/

Ok maybe one more;
Seriously, that's a very, very cool bike.
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Just got this Specialized Allez Double Steel yesterday. I love the feel of a steel frame on the road.
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ooo, that Colnago... must ... touch ... it.
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Smashing! But driveside would be better - therefor post MORE pics!

+ I say it again; best thread! All kinds of steel, but I`m especielly fond of those upgraded/customized gunslingers!
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Originally Posted by javal
Smashing! But driveside would be better - therefor post MORE pics!

+ I say it again; best thread! All kinds of steel, but I`m especielly fond of those upgraded/customized gunslingers!
yes... will repost pics with drive train side.... Colnago = Dura Ace the Surly = 105
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