You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

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Postby QuangVuong » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 pm

I do like the Paino. And good to see the Lennie Rogers all built up.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Oceanrider » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:14 pm

Good evening all,
My first post after a year or two of visiting. Just picked up something I think worth of gracing these pages, however images may have to wait until post count has been reached. So my retro gem is a 1981 Nishiki Trim Master. It's a European model with Tange Champion No.2 frame tubes, Shimano 600 Arabesque group set save for Shimano 600 ax crankset and SR Laprade seatpost. Araya rims laced with immaculate stainless spokes to 600 hubs. I have a feeling the gumwall tyres are the originals with one still inflated and the other bin material. Does not have the original seat but after lots of net investigating it looks to be a Kahimax Aero. Believe it or not this seat is still being handmade in Japan and will one day again grace this bicycle. Look forward to posting pics up when I can.
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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:45 am

there are no minimum posts required before you can put images with your text.

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Postby Oceanrider » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:58 pm

Awesome! Will post up some pics shortly.
Cheers.

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Postby Oceanrider » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:54 pm

Couple of pics of my Nishiki.

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Postby Oceanrider » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:56 pm

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Postby Oceanrider » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:59 pm

And what she would have looked like back in 81!
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Postby Oceanrider » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:05 pm

Thought I had won lotto finding these NOS beauties!
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Postby P!N20 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:50 pm

Nice. Looks to be in good nick.

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Postby find_bruce » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:09 pm

Oceanrider wrote:Thought I had won lotto finding these NOS beauties!
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Finding the hoods in good condition is very rare. I’m looking for 600 ax & levers in good condition are easy to find, but no hoods. As I understand it the shimano hoods of this era have not been reproduced.

What are you putting them on?

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Postby Oceanrider » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:40 pm

I'm putting them on the Red Nishiki in the above posts. The gentleman who sold me the 600 NOS hoods and levers might have or be able to track down the 600 ax ones. I will pm you his contact.

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Postby Kronos » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:11 am

Seems I haven't updated this in a while.

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Postby Sharkey » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:33 pm

Not so much a picture of my bike but I just bought some new old-school Italian leather shoes to wear on the old-school Italian steel bike. They are just beautiful and suit the bike perfectly.

https://dromarti.com/cycling-shoes/sportivo-black

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Postby spannermonkey » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:05 pm

And a curly Cecil Walker
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby DavidS » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:48 pm

Sharkey wrote:Not so much a picture of my bike but I just bought some new old-school Italian leather shoes to wear on the old-school Italian steel bike. They are just beautiful and suit the bike perfectly.

https://dromarti.com/cycling-shoes/sportivo-black

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They are nice aren't they? I have 2 pairs: black and brown. Bit pricey though, hope they last a long time.

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Postby P!N20 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:46 pm

Nice shoes. Y'know, I stay awake at night trying to figure out what shoes I would wear if I ever get to ride L'Eroica.

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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:15 pm

Shimano UT70s are a good SPD option at around $110. Nowhere near as nice looking as the Dromartis, but mine are going strong after more than 3 years.
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Postby P!N20 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:28 am

^ No cleats allowed on the Strade Bianche though.

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Postby Sharkey » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:09 am

P!N20 wrote:Nice shoes. Y'know, I stay awake at night trying to figure out what shoes I would wear if I ever get to ride L'Eroica.


P!N20 wrote:^ No cleats allowed on the Strade Bianche though.


Yes. Dromarti used to make a flat sole version but haven't for a while. Quoc Pham have one and it's also made of leather:

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:17 am

Also "Same same but different"- http://www.ssbd.com.au/products/shop


I didn't know cleats weren't allowed, that's getting a little silly i think. Period components and look sure but having shoes that look the part and just happen to have cleats is hardly going to be the ruination of the thing.
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Postby P!N20 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:22 pm

^ There was a post on the always excellent Retrogrouch blog on the rules of L'Eroica: http://bikeretrogrouch.blogspot.com.au/ ... roica.html - I tend to agree; there's thousands of other cycling events if you want to ride your vintage bike with modern bits.

Do like those SSBD shoes - thanks for the link!

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Postby DavidS » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:12 am

P!N20 wrote:^ There was a post on the always excellent Retrogrouch blog on the rules of L'Eroica: http://bikeretrogrouch.blogspot.com.au/ ... roica.html - I tend to agree; there's thousands of other cycling events if you want to ride your vintage bike with modern bits.

Do like those SSBD shoes - thanks for the link!


I had a couple of pairs of the Same Same but Different shoes. They were very good, lasted well, comfortable and looked great. Couldn't go past the Dromatis though! The SSBD shoes are excellent and a lot cheaper.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Sharkey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:41 am

Dromarti have 30% off at the moment so the Sportivos (which seem to be the only ones available) work out at $271 delivered to Australia.

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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby DavidS » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:37 pm

Sharkey wrote:Dromarti have 30% off at the moment so the Sportivos (which seem to be the only ones available) work out at $271 delivered to Australia.


Pretty sure they were on special last time I bought some too.

Plus, you can buy the business now.

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