Enzo

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Enzo

Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:49 pm

From this ....
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to this ....
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We gave up waiting for my aero seat post, so here he is. :)
I can't give you a ride review just yet, but my first impressions are mixed. The ride is a bit harsher than Tojo (my other steel frame), but Enzo's geometry is a bit more assertive. The 9-speed Record shifters are quite a bit different to my Ultegra, but that's to be expected. It's hard to tell whether they are 'better' or not. I'm expecting them to be, but 15 minutes of gentle riding in the cul de sac isn't enough of a test. The Vento's spin more freely when they're lifted off the ground, but now I've got a 'clicky' freewheel (I must be biased, it's a nicer sound than the Mavic's make).
More after a real ride.
I should wait until I've seen Paul Hillbrick on Monday to get everything just right, but I might not be able to last that long. :wink:
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Postby ggundersen » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:31 pm

Strange combination:

Tange Infinity (cheap)
Campagnolo Record (expensive)
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Postby europa » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:32 pm

Hey, nice one mate. Pity you couldn't afford to buy some more spokes though :roll:

Going to put a Ferrari sticker on her somewhere? I reckon the old man is looking down with a big smile on his face :D

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Postby europa » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:42 pm

Doesn't that front hub look sweet :D

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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:54 pm

ggundersen wrote:Strange combination:
Tange Infinity (cheap)
Campagnolo Record (expensive)

Not so strange really, it's a combination that eBay threw up and gave me the chance to build something up that didn't break the bank.
I'll ask Paul why he used it when I see him on Monday, but I expect that if Infinity was good enough for Bianchi in the early 90's (when he built this frame) he probably thought that it was good enough for him.
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Postby ggundersen » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:37 pm

I didn't say Infinity was no good - but they are/were cheap tubes and Record has never been cheap. Like I said a strange combination.
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Postby ggundersen » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:42 pm

About Bianchi:
I used to love going into small bike shops in Italy in the old days , and se all these Bianchi's lined up - from the small 3 wheelers to the expensive proff machines, all in celeste.

But that has nothing to do with anything.
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Postby europa » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:27 pm

It's rubbish Peter. Post it over to me and I'll suffer the embarressment of riding it :D

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Postby Aushiker » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:31 pm

G'day

It looks real nice. I wish I knew what I was doing to come up with something like this. Is this sort of set-up very expensive?

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Postby crog » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:44 pm

Mate,

the Enzo's looking fine, a great effort if the cecil can live up to it I will be wrapped.

Gald u went the white wraps. today I ordered the Deep V rims to go with the ultegra hubs but 36 hole they wont be as sexy.but I am a heavy basta-d.



It looks real nice. I wish I knew what I was doing to come up with something like this. Is this sort of set-up very expensive?


Ashbiker not to hijack th thread but the cecil and enzo are brother in arms and I have provided a breakdown what it cost me. If you can get something like the "enzo" for what i spent it's a good get.
great effor Lucky, hope I can keep the standard!!!

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Postby crog » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:06 pm

Strange combination:

Tange Infinity (cheap)
Campagnolo Record (expensive)


AND????????????????
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Postby crog » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:19 pm

where did the beer go I hope U degreased the chain
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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:34 pm

The beer went where it is meant to go. :wink:
I'm lubing both bikes in between posts - the girlie bike got wet today and the chain on Enzo is new. Prolink, of course!
As to cost - I'm not saying. Not because it was lots, but I was lucky on eBay (and patient) and it hasn't cost as much as it might have. Deciding to stay 9-speed certainly helped - and taking a risk on a groupset with scratched brake levers (which are easy to replace) meant the bling merchants stayed out of the bidding. :)
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Postby Aushiker » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:38 pm

crog wrote:Ashbiker not to hijack th thread but the cecil and enzo are brother in arms and I have provided a breakdown what it cost me. If you can get something like the "enzo" for what i spent it's a good get.
great effor Lucky, hope I can keep the standard!!!

Do you have a link to the thread please?

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Postby europa » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:42 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:and taking a risk on a groupset with scratched brake levers (which are easy to replace)


That being the big advantage of Campy (it's rebuildable). I hadn't looked at it from that angle before :wink:

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Postby crog » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:45 pm

Do you have a link to the thread please?


If you can wade thought the waffle :lol:

I tis in the retro page an called

"circa late 70's Cecil Walker Bike Build"

And then I digressed to a new thread about a month later called

"cirac 70's restor Update ( back form Paccon!! Update)

These will tell you the story.
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Postby crog » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:45 pm

still cant spell
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Postby crog » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:58 pm

Lucky enjoy your ride, it is individual and will stand out from the aluminum / carbon crowd.

It is good to see it on the road and if the enozo and cecil (when it is ready) ever cross paths I will prrovide enough lubrication to replacew those yuppy beers you had on disply.

Have you not heard of VB???
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Postby stryker84 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:59 pm

crog wrote:Have you not heard of VB???


I'm sorry to say I have, and I never want to again. Thank you very much.
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Postby crog » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:02 pm

Blood***y Uni students,

What it is u drink nowdays Jayjermister or similer.

Nothing like a good old beer brawl to mack you appreciate
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Postby crog » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:05 pm

Stryker,

Forget the windup, althou7g I ahve not met aleft student for a while if you want to PM me what U do and what sort of job u are looking for I hire alot of grads for John holland if that is in your field.

Maybe I can give you a leg up.

Ur call
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Postby stryker84 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:15 pm

crog wrote:Stryker,

Forget the windup, althou7g I ahve not met aleft student for a while if you want to PM me what U do and what sort of job u are looking for I hire alot of grads for John holland if that is in your field.

Maybe I can give you a leg up.

Ur call


Um... pardon? Me no understand. :?
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