Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby jaseyjase » Mon May 11, 2015 12:23 pm

Thoglette wrote:Does that make my 1991(?) Cannondale vintage? Is the 10sp Daytona groupset on it still modern? (Quick google shows I don't know how old the frame is.)


always a topic of debate! what makes something vintage/retro and what makes something modern!

i think the general gist of these neo-retro builds is putting a groupset on a frame what wasnt part of the original build era wise (not branded wise!)

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby familyguy » Mon May 11, 2015 3:37 pm

I've done this twice now.

Zini, c.1988

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Fuji, 1979

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Both were improvements over the old running gear in terms of operation, hence making them more ridable IMHO. I'm sure in time I'd get used to down tube shifters and only having 6 or 7 gears at the back again. The range of gearing is what makes modern stuff almost a no-brainer for anything other than period correct or true retrogrouch builds.

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 11, 2015 4:15 pm

Nice. But I do prefer the Fuji in its original form.
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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby familyguy » Mon May 11, 2015 4:44 pm

The Fuji was a true frankenbuild. The 105 came off the C5, wheels came off the flat bar commuter, the bars came out of a box of bits, the seat came out of a leather scrap recovering exercise, the bar tape was wrapped onto its third set of bars, the cables were all leftover bits, the bidon cage is off my first ever road bike which has been in my spares collection since 1992.

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby morini » Mon May 11, 2015 5:12 pm

There's too many tall people on here. :)

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby Strydz » Tue May 12, 2015 4:17 am

morini wrote:There's too many tall people on here. :)

Well I'm certainly not tall :D
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After building this I have fallen in love with Steel so now waiting on a frame to arrive from Holland to build up
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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue May 12, 2015 4:25 am

Does look good Strydz. Kind of funny that your getting a frame from Holland, given it's the tallest nation in the world :)
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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby minhyy » Tue May 12, 2015 11:50 am

slightly older pic, but do what I did and buy two of the same retro bike, build one with period bits and the other with modern :wink:

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby RIDER321 » Tue May 12, 2015 11:09 pm

Wow, what's the back story to obtaining both of those Peugeots in the same model and colour?

How do you find one rides in comparison to the other given you have both?

Seeing all these nice bikes is certainly encouraging me to hurry up and finish mine.

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby Strydz » Wed May 13, 2015 12:23 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Does look good Strydz. Kind of funny that your getting a frame from Holland, given it's the tallest nation in the world :)


Yeah hoping I got the dimensions right :D
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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby The Fixer » Thu May 14, 2015 8:12 pm

On a slightly different time-scale, but still appropriate, I feel...

My Slim Ward-built Satellite dates from around 1960, and was originally fitted with an SA 3-speed hub gear (missing when I got the bike), one fairly
cactus hand brake, and mainly steel accessories. However, the frame is a 'good-'un' and is original, so I decided to update it into a practical 'ride'
but figured anything too 'modern' would look too out-of-place.

It now runs gear from the late 70s/early 80s (600 Arabesque shifters & FD, Dura-Ace RD, Dia-Compe center-pull brakes and stem, etc. The cranks are
Sugino, bars are Nitto, levers and wheels are Weinemann. The only 'modern' item is the seat, it's from a Southern Star BSO but is very comfortable.

The bike has proven to be light, fast, handles and stops very well, is dead-reliable, and is a total joy to ride. So much so that it gets far more use
than most of my other machines, and is often used as my 'daily transport'. And it's kept another 'oldie' in regular use, rather than the rubbish-skip
(which was where it was headed).

And I still haven't come across another...

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby familyguy » Fri May 15, 2015 12:31 pm

Not totally vintage, and also not mine:

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Not totally vintage, but mine:

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There is a whole thread (massive) on bikeforums.net, "Retro Roadies with Brifters" or something similar, if you want inspiration.

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby The Fixer » Fri May 15, 2015 2:32 pm

Very nicely done, FamilyGuy! :)
I don't care if it's a $20 Huffy or a $20k Colnago, as long as you're riding, and you're happy.

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby munga » Tue May 19, 2015 10:33 pm

Wingnut wrote:Image



hnnnnnng!

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby TDC » Wed May 20, 2015 12:47 pm

I throw this one in the ring...

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93 Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom, with DA7800, 10 sp DT shifters, TB14 Rims.

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby morini » Thu May 21, 2015 9:26 am

Top of my list is a Merckx MX Leader. Tough bikes.

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby familyguy » Thu May 21, 2015 3:06 pm

In fairness, some of these were built to take 9/10 speed with 130mm rear ends and brifters/ergos.

Then you get something like this:
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187 pages (and slowly climbing) of inspiration:
http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vinta ... ergos.html

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby jaseyjase » Thu May 21, 2015 4:09 pm

^ sad face

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby Saro28 » Thu May 21, 2015 8:19 pm

jaseyjase wrote:^ sad face


X2 ^^ and the back drop :?
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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby munga » Thu May 21, 2015 9:23 pm

money doesn't buy class.

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby RIDER321 » Thu May 21, 2015 10:06 pm

Finally completed the build!

Centurion Triathlon Master 'Tange 1' tubing with full Ultegra 10sp + Shimano RS80 wheels.

Took it for the first 30km ride today. It's very comfortable and maintains a speed that some would find hard to believe.

The 'Turbo' saddle might not be to everyones taste but it's the original one that came on the bike and possible the most comfortable I've ever experienced.

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby utedeej » Fri May 22, 2015 6:03 am

Nice work. Even looks good with the low spoke count wheels. Must be the tri background :)

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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby matt1986 » Fri May 22, 2015 6:46 am

utedeej wrote:Here's mine that got me really into road bikes. Lovely to ride. V happy with the 10 spd Veloce.

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Beautiful!

I'm a big fan of the vintage steel + modern Veloce combo too, as per my Olmo commuter (life's too short for a beater): Image
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Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri May 22, 2015 6:47 am

RIDER321 wrote:Finally completed the build!

Centurion Triathlon Master 'Tange 1' tubing

Took it for the first 30km ride today. It's very comfortable and maintains a speed that some would find hard to believe.

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Congrats. It turned out very nice.

Tange 1 does make for a well performing frame.
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Re: Vintage Bikes With Modern Groupsets

Postby utedeej » Fri May 22, 2015 7:29 am

matt1986 wrote:
utedeej wrote:Here's mine that got me really into road bikes. Lovely to ride. V happy with the 10 spd Veloce.

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Beautiful!

I'm a big fan of the vintage steel + modern Veloce combo too, as per my Olmo commuter (life's too short for a beater): Image


Cheers, v nice Olmo. I think that the Veloce works well and looks pretty good too, and comes in at a reasonable price.

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