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

Postby Wal42 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:25 pm

seddo wrote:is that a C-record RD on that frame?




No, it's series 1 Suntour Superbe, it's getting that gruppo except for the Sugino cranks & early Suntour Brakes, wheels are 27" (thanks pentlandexile for the super duper wheelset), seatpost is a Zeus aero one, quill is mid/late kalloy, bars are either Sakae TdF bend or Sakae Randonneur (the TdF bend are on their way), the whole cockpit may be a little low for comfort, so once the bars are here I'll check.

Had thought about full Zeus build but even with all my contacts I couldn't put a full matching gruppo & the Zeus stuff can be a little cantankerous at times.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Mustang » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:35 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
Ricardo1985 wrote:
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That looks fantastic, nice work.

+1,
just not sure about the spoke deflectors?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Mustang » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:37 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
Ricardo1985 wrote:
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That looks fantastic, nice work.

+1,
just not sure about the spoke deflectors?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:42 pm

Ah but originality is everything :) .
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LoveB » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:35 am

think its come up quite well

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

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:01 pm

Hard to tell, it looks like the lens needs a clean :P .

It looks good, there's something about full chain cases that looks really nice.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby LoveB » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:12 pm

slightly better pic :p

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the chain guard has some tears near where it buttons but thankfully the front end is all good. Wonder if I can sew patches on to the rear end so I can close it shut again?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:32 pm

My 1990 or thereabouts Tarini Prima. Got it on ebay as a frame and fork early last year, built it up for the Noosa L'Eroica show with loose headset and wheels that looked ok but weren't ridable. Took until last Thursday for me to finally sort the headset and swap the wheels. Tange 2 tubes, VERY heavy and doesn't like climbing but rides pretty well overall, and hey, it looks GREAT so who cares how it rides :D .


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EDIT: and yes i know the seatpost is disgusting, i promise i will polish it so it doesn't continue to drag the rest of the bike down.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Hamster » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:07 pm

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby munga » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:25 pm

Hamster wrote:My 1986 Spezzotto - The French have style but the Italians have flair.

It's a very pleasant ride


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

Postby Dan » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:27 pm

Nice one hamster.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jaseyjase » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:46 pm

^ very spezial :P
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Wal42 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:52 pm

Is it running early 105? Different, practical but I bet the hard core fanatics have a coronary. I like.


Hey ldr I can't see anything wrong with the seatpost on the Tarini, it holds the seat up doesn't it????? That I like too.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:59 pm

Wal42 wrote:
Hey ldr I can't see anything wrong with the seatpost on the Tarini, it holds the seat up doesn't it????? That I like too.


Well that's true, but it will look a lot nicer once it's cleaned up and i've had at it with some autosol, everything looks better shiny :D .

The shed door could do with a bit of a spruce up too haha.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Wal42 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:12 pm

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The shed door could do with a bit of a spruce up too haha.


So could me lawns but where's the fun in that, eh? :wink:
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:32 pm

Wal42 wrote:
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The shed door could do with a bit of a spruce up too haha.


So could me lawns but where's the fun in that, eh? :wink:


:lol: You know that was exactly what i was thinking when i wrote that :lol: .


Oh and props on the Spezotto hamster, the colour isn't my cup of tea but i really like the way it goes into the chromed sections.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Hamster » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:57 pm

Wal42 wrote:Is it running early 105? Different, practical but I bet the hard core fanatics have a coronary. I like.


Was that question about my Spezzotto? Yes it's running original early 105, why would the hard core fanatics have a coronary as it's the original equipment?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Wal42 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:10 pm

As an Italian bike you would expect Euro gruppo, yes Benotto's came out with Shimano Arabesque but that was a slightly earlier period, I suppose alot of the stuff coming into Oz would have been fitted out by the shop or the distributor, guess I was surprised to see 105 of that vintage on an Italian bike. It's a bit like seeing 600 tri-colour on a late model Italian frame, yep they did it but you just expect to see Italian components.


I personally have no issues about early 105 or that it was fitted to your frame, just that it wasn't what I expected to see, wasn't even sure I was seeing right.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Hamster » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:37 pm

I bought the bike some years ago directly from Europe with the 105 in place so the 105 was NOT fitted in Oz. It could have been retro-fitted with 105 while still in Europe in the early to mid 1990s however I seriously doubt it. Regardless of what the purists might think I believe that it's the original fitting.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Wal42 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:48 pm

Im so happy for you
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby retrograded » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:59 pm

dubrat wrote:While we are talking Columbus Max here is my LLewellyn

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couple of things are changing.... chasing a Record carbon post... Sorted new weenie Campy Electron Wheelset and chasing a Grommo stem and carbon bars but looking at 9.6kg with pedals and water bottle


Magnificent bike dubrat, is that a 55 x 57 size frame?
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby cotterpin » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:02 pm

This is one I've just built to send to one of my son's in Tas.
The frame is Columbus SLX with a mix of Campagnolo and Shimano equipment dating from early 70's to early 90's.
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:46 pm

Wal42 wrote: like seeing 600 tri-colour on a late model Italian frame


Funnily enough, the 600 tri-colour on my Tarini came off a Columbus MAX tubed 'Cicli Cocchi' (as far as i can tell, the Italian equivalent of Tom Wallace, Cecil Walker et al, just a local bike shop brand).
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby jbchybridrider » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:09 pm

Some really nice bikes recently here!
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Re: You beauty - let everyone see what you've got!

Postby Mustang » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:50 pm

munga wrote:
Hamster wrote:My 1986 Spezzotto - The French have style but the Italians have flair.

It's a very pleasant ride


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