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Old 05-08-08, 10:38 PM   #30826
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Allow me to be the first to complain - needs new (read: old) hubs, cranks, pedals, and bars. The saddle looks great, so I'll let it slide.
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Old 05-08-08, 10:44 PM   #30827
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Allow me to be the first to complain - needs new (read: old) hubs, cranks, pedals, and bars. The saddle looks great, so I'll let it slide.
Ideally I need to find a complete '72 record pista groupo. The bars on the other hand are 50 year old Ambrosio Champion shallow track bars that I polished. Originally the bike would've come with Cinelli pista bars and stem, I have the bars but I like the look of the Ambrosio's better. Cinelli's are too narrow.
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Old 05-09-08, 12:31 AM   #30828
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what size sprocket are you running?
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Ideally I need to find a complete '72 record pista groupo. The bars on the other hand are 50 year old Ambrosio Champion shallow track bars that I polished. Originally the bike would've come with Cinelli pista bars and stem, I have the bars but I like the look of the Ambrosio's better. Cinelli's are too narrow.
Nevermind on the bars then.

Either way, as long as the bike's ridden. Looks beautiful.
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Old 05-09-08, 05:14 AM   #30830
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what size sprocket are you running?
the gearing is 48x18/13
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Old 05-09-08, 06:47 AM   #30831
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Old 05-09-08, 09:37 AM   #30832
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Old 05-09-08, 12:10 PM   #30833
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nevermind the mess... rainy ride in today.
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Old 05-09-08, 12:13 PM   #30834
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^ subtle advertising... very sneaky.
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Old 05-09-08, 12:18 PM   #30835
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^ subtle advertising... very sneaky.
every picture should incorporate this.
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Old 05-09-08, 01:14 PM   #30836
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nevermind the mess... rainy ride in today.
most phenomenal situation in regards to product placement in recent history
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Old 05-09-08, 01:46 PM   #30837
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Old 05-09-08, 03:26 PM   #30838
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Top notch 128. Are those real wood rims?
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Old 05-09-08, 03:29 PM   #30839
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yep!

learning to build them was an interesting challenge. I needed to order special long nipples and washers, and actually use a tensionmeter for once. Also they settle over a few days, so a week after I built them, (and never having ridden them) i had to re true them again!

I have a set of campy hubs laced to ma2s I will use for street riding. I built up the wooden rims and dugasts because well...

you only live once, and I wanted to know what they felt like to ride... The tires are still stretching, I'll know soon!
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just... damn. you have impeccable taste.
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Dugast Tubulars!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-09-08, 04:04 PM   #30842
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Your Frejus is my Jesus.
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Old 05-09-08, 05:50 PM   #30843
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It's a longshot, but I thought I'd try posting here. My ride was stolen a few days ago from a friend's yard in Denver. It's proably in San Bernadino by now, but ya never know. If anyone sees something like it, please let me know. I really love this thing!

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Old 05-09-08, 07:56 PM   #30844
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holy 54-15 pedal retention batman!
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Old 05-09-08, 08:05 PM   #30845
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Old 05-09-08, 08:57 PM   #30846
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holy 54-15 pedal retention batman!

I see SPD's and a brake but why does this matter? He not currently riding it, whick sucks BTW.

To the OP, good luck on your search.
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Old 05-09-08, 09:58 PM   #30847
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The Frejus is off the hook...nice farking work man.
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Wow, beautiful Schwinn.

Sorry for the loss of that nice Austro-Daimler, dudeona3V.

Now for my latest entry, though these pics don't do it justice:






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Old 05-09-08, 10:38 PM   #30849
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pacman gets chased around by ghosts on the wall of the rear rim, although you can't really see in that photo.
I despise the Yankees - but that's a cool headbadge
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Old 05-10-08, 02:03 AM   #30850
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So many pics of beautiful vintage bikes. Those Frejus, Schwinn and Katakura Silk bikes represent the most beautiful bikes I've seen here for an age.

Just like buses. You wait and wait and then three come at once.
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