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 Post subject: does this count?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:02 pm 
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the style is classic and so is the fabrication methods.....but the materials (stainless carved and polished lugs rather than bulky rough edged chromed lugs) and the colors are thoroughly modern......

i wanted the parts kit to reflect that mix of new and old......

i got on the wait list in 2005 and the wait ended being a bit more than 2 years.....

more pics at the link.....


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/7130686@N05/sets/72157605836967142/

http://www.vanillabicycles.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:02 am 
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I think that's thoroughly in the spirit of retro! A true craft built frame, and old Campag groupset. I like the stem that looks like a quill even though it isn't.

It looks like a pre-2001 Campag? The rear mechs are getting hard to find now.

I like the stem that looks like a quill even though it isn't.


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 Post subject: Vanilla
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:41 am 
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By Jove! Glorious! In many ways!

I wonder what your secret is for the Campag Ergos/non-ergo rear mech/Chris King non-Campag rear hub combo?

You got any shifting issues?

Looks like you and those Vanilla chaps put a lot of work in to that one.


Cheers! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:00 am 
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It doesn't look like a non-ergo rear mech...around 1996 I think? The round top ergos went through two generations of innards with the different cable pulls per click.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:56 pm 
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Oh my!

Very nice indeed. I like the treatment of the head lugs, and the stem's lovely.

How do you get on with the combination of track ends and derailleur?

What's the tubing?


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 Post subject: Hub
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:03 pm 
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But Campagnolo on a Chris King rear hub? Is this normal too?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:25 pm 
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Now for the inevitable nitpicking:

Monoplanar brakes, or even more modern dual pivots would suit the look better. Would they reach?

A gentleman's bike should have shiny spokes.

And those scruffy 747s just have to go!


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 Post subject: Re: Vanilla
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:26 pm 
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lelobysfoot wrote:
I wonder what your secret is for the Campag Ergos/non-ergo rear mech/Chris King non-Campag rear hub combo?

I think I spy a set of red Wheels Manufacturing spacers in there...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:38 pm 
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Well spotted with that single-eye! I wondered what that was about. Never dealt with them before.

That all takes a bit of time to sort out. It would have been good to see some time taken to buff up the stem.

And I'm with you on the spokes. ACI stainless would have been nice - especially with the stainless lugs on the frame.

Rims; well it would be rude to recommend anything other than a classic pair of sprints but each to their own I suppose. Those things wouldn't be my choice thats for sure.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:50 pm 
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That chainstay curve is a work of art in itself!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7130686@N0 ... 836967142/

Soft brass faces for added bite?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7130686@N0 ... 836967142/


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