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 Post subject: Bike advice please!
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:59 pm
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I love my 1980's Bob Jackson steel framed racer covered in campag bling, However, I feel i should be dragged kicking and screaming into this century with a modern , light, fast bike.

I tried a Specialized Allez that I hated, no soul at all. So what do i buy? I'd love something italian but don't think i can afford it . Just want something fast and with a bit of soul. I don't mind what frame material , just would like your comments. Will keep the Bob, need something to keep up with the wipper snappers on the weekend run.

Jem


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 Post subject: Re: Bike advice please!
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:01 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: Cumbria
Cervelo S3 :D

Or Keep the Bob Jackson and do a few more intervals :)

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Bike advice please!
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:11 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:31 pm
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Go for a retro modern build: buy the best modern groupset
that you can afford and that will fit your current bike.
Ergos or STIs will make riding more comfortable and convenient, but you get to keep the steel frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike advice please!
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:16 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:59 pm
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Both the above are good answers. Like the rebuild idea, could also cope with new wheels. I'm new to this site, can anyone direct me to good examples of retro rebuilds? Jem


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 Post subject: Re: Bike advice please!
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:54 am 
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jem wrote:
Both the above are good answers. Like the rebuild idea, could also cope with new wheels. I'm new to this site, can anyone direct me to good examples of retro rebuilds? Jem


Here's one of my retro rebuilds:

Colnago Tecnos frame with 10s Sram Rival (to maintain the silver/alloy look) Campag hubs laced to Mavic Open Pro's (Campag cassette respaced for Sram)

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Colnago Tecnos by aussierider43, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Bike advice please!
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:42 am 
Retro Guru
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That Colnago is rather lovely


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 Post subject: Re: Bike advice please!
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:19 am 
Retro Guru
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Location: Warks
Colnago decor, Mirage 8 speed
http://flic.kr/p/bPE8nk
Daccordi Furioso, Veloce 9 speed
http://flic.kr/p/dedf5Y
Pinarello Kera-lite, chorus race triple
http://flic.kr/p/dQzK3Z


Any could be fitted with modern group set, 10 speed Veloce in alloy has a lot going for it at a good price...


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 Post subject: Re: Bike advice please!
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 4:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:59 pm
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Thanks for showing me your beautiful bikes. I am now on a mission. Sourced a nice Colnago master frame for £600 and now looking for the rest of the parts.

Thanks Retro Bike


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