Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:58 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 56 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:05 pm
Posts: 27
Location: Essex
Yes, Charge Spoon....very comfy and quite cheap. Paintwork is really nice with a sort of lace effect...there are some scratches but you would never get that effect without spending a lot of money and you don't really notice them with the bike built up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:31 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:46 pm
Posts: 962
Location: Montpellier, France
Cheers!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:55 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 1032
Location: West Yorkshire
Nice work. It looks a treat with the Veloce gear. Out of interest what are the 'bars and stem?

Mark.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:05 pm
Posts: 27
Location: Essex
Thanks Mark.

Stem is Zenith quill stem from Velo Solo and bars are Deda Speciale which are from Parkers and meant to be for small hands and lowdrop both of which suit me....and nice and cheap ;-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:20 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:51 pm
Posts: 382
Location: north of essex, south of suffolk
Have you seen the new Daccordi Griffe in this months Cycling Plus?
at £2650 it will probably leave you feeling very smug with your build.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:46 am 
Newbie

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:52 am
Posts: 5
Wow! Well done.

That looks like the sort of bike that would just be a really good ride. It really did turn out well.

Thanks for the photos and the thread.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:13 am 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:05 pm
Posts: 27
Location: Essex
Hi Pondlife, yes saw that in Cycling Plus....£1400 just for the frame and probably not even Columbus EL! Hopefully I can get a longer ride this weekend but so far it seems almost more sprightly than my modern colnago and may even be lighter!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:04 am 
That looks like the sort of bike that would just be a really good ride. It really did turn out well.




-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcome to Visit my Love Site.Please don't del,Just for my poor life.
Trumpet Wedding Dresses|Wedding Dresses with Sleeves|Column Wedding Dresses


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:05 pm
Posts: 27
Location: Essex
Well, finally managed to get a couple of good rides in - a 20 and a 40 miler.....the first question that comes to mind is: What is the point of Carbon Fibre exactly?!?

Now as I mentioned I have an Alu/Carbon Colnago....not a high end Colnago but a nice ride, but this Daccordi is noticeably nicer to ride especially over the really bumpy stuff but not discernibly less stiff and may even be lighter than the Colnago. I think I may have lucked out with getting a Columbus EL frame as there is a really sprightly character to this bike - it probably helps that I am relatively small and light (9 Stone 10) so any flex is not really noticeable to me. It probably also helps having a double chainset as I am forced effectively to ride faster - I certainly feel as though I will have better averages as time goes on. But bowling along the flat with a small tailwind I can easily maintain 19-20mph for extended periods which would have been harder on the Colnago. Handling on descents is just as confidence inspiring as the Colnago.

Some other things I like:
- The decisive upshift of the Campag gear
- Brakes are better than the Shimano 105s even with green Kool stops
- The low drop handlebars are easier to maintain a dropped position so help to go faster.
- The fact that I built it myself... :-D

All in all, I'm well chuffed and have started seriously thinking about the next steel bike I can build.....maybe a modern frame this time if I can afford something interesting from one of the new small builders....or maybe a classic British bike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:38 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 1032
Location: West Yorkshire
Glad you like the Daccordi ride. They're built to the standard Italian "stage race" geometry giving neutral handling. You're the right build for EL at under 10 stone - is it standard EL or Oversize? The EL tubeset is around half a pound lighter than SL so I guess your frame weighs about 5lbs? I'm looking forward to getting out on my steel Daccordi soon.

Mark.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 56 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Wyshniukas and 15 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group