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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:36 pm 
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Hi there,

i treated myself with this lovely frame this week

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=013

It is in a truely great condition, i would say nearly as new, no scratches or marks at all.

As i plan to use it everday and on some longer tours, i'm currently looking into collecting some more up to date parts for it, such as a Dura Ace group and some Mavic or Bontrager Wheels. So more of a hybrid than a classic retro bike.

I'm a bit unsure about the headset though. I know this is a 1" size, but am i able to use all modern headsets like e.g. Chris King on this? And regarding the stem and the handlebar, could anyone give me a recommendations on this?

Thanks a lot in advance


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:15 am 
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Nice buy. That will be a threaded headset by the look of it in the picture. For quality peace of kit like that i'd go for WCS Ritchey stem.
Hope you will be posting pictures when complete :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:03 am 
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thx. i will surely post the pics soon. does the stem sit right above headset? to me it looks like the steerer is really short?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:14 pm 
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You can use a modern threadless headset but you'll need new forks.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:59 pm 
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can anyone recommend a good modern fork i could put into this frame?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:00 pm 
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It would be a shame not to use the original fork . Just get a nice quill stem , plenty still about for road bikes .


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:55 pm 
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i agree, especially as it is in such a great condition. you know any top class quill stems? I'm very much new to this, so am keen on getting good material.

thanks so far to everyone for helping out with information


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:58 pm 
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I ll go for a Syncross to match the frame .

Otherwise , 3t , Colnago etc..., but wont look so nice on a non italian frame .


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:04 pm 
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cheers. will see whether i find one. ebay only showed up with cinelli or ITM.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:23 pm 
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but, alternatively what would be a nice fork to use with this bike?


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