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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:47 pm 
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My Mapei shirt is required wearing when i ride my Mapei liveried C40,
however, i do wear black shorts to avoid the "chipolata sausage" look :D


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ededwards wrote:
John wrote:
Couple of teams ride (or rode) 'nagos with shimano, notably rabobank from memory. As such a more modern colnago with Shimano is acceptable. Not sure on SRAM though.

Granted, with Shimano there would be a washing line on which you hang your sweaty vest to dry. But it violates Edwards' Law - Shimano on a Colnago is wrong :evil:

including pro teams, after all what do they know?

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The alternative is and 'Edwards signature' build. Surely there is room for a M-Nine-Fiddy long cage on your new ride.


Was thinking RX100 or a Suntour Blaze to be honest as I have them spare and with the RX100 being low rent and in a mix'n'match build it is not inconsistent with Edwards' Law.


I think this post borders on trolling :wink: You know a period alloy Campy gruppo is the wya forward. You just want someone to say

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Hey Ed, why not go with an Edwards signature build


Well if it's justification you seek you have it from me. If you can find a long cage RX-100 get in there. If not might I suggest 200GS.


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Fair enough, I probably asked for that. But trolling? Me? As if!

Ok, maybe I should provide a little more info on my dilemma and what I've got:

- Master X Light
- Saronni (badged as a Colnago), has mudguard eyes so intending to use it for winter duties
- Full Nuovo Record groupset
- Chorus 9 speed Ergos (but which ones :? ) with Racing Triple rear mech, front mech and chainset plus Campag 9 speed wheels

It makes sense to keep the 9 speed stuff together but I can't possibly put a triple on a the Master X Light (although I suppose I could remove the smaller ring but no, not a long cage rear mech on a Colnago). So that means the 9 speed stuff goes on the saronni.

Which leaves the X Light naked, as it were, but with a great condition Nuovo Record groupset plus Super Record and 7400 rear mechs, Superbe Pro calipers and Simplex downtube shifters if I want a real mash up. But Nuovo Record or the other stuff for that matter isn't period.


So really wondering what to do with the X Light. Dream scenario would be a C Record groupset (not period but I could, grudgingly, live with that) and I could always sell off the Nuovo Record to fund that (plus a bit extra added too I suspect). Patience is a virtue but I'd love to get the bad boy finished.


Amy further wise thoughts?


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11 speed Athena would be the shizzle :-)

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ededwards wrote:
Fair enough, I probably asked for that. But trolling? Me? As if!


:lol: just tellin' it like it is Ed.

FWIW (and I know you'll ignore me) this is what I'd do.

Nuovo Record -> Saroni / colnago. Surely foolish to ride a quality steel frame through a British winter whilst getting in the Belgian miles?

Buy a cheap winter hack with guards on. You could pick something up a few years old (but not retro or desireable) for peanuts. I have an old aluminium Specialized Allez with the worlds most knackered Ultegra groupset on for the winter. The guards barely fit and it is all looser than a 25 year old Ford Escort BUT it saves knackering the good stuff and if it does walk from outside the tea room I'd not be too gutted.

Get an alloy chorus / record gruppo for the Master. Save the triple in case you decide to do a sportive ;)


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2002 Record was alloy except the ergos...

You really need my rear mech and chainset for this one Ed.... And I just sold the right front mech for it to someone else.

If it were mine (not that I would ever own a pink bike - I'm not THAT sure of my masculinity)

I'd be fitting
7700 Dura-ace full on. Wheels would be handbuilts on Open Pros with the groupset hubs.

Super Record on this would be a sin.

Put your bits and bobs on your winter bike. And put your campag 9-speed stuff on if you have nothing else.

Saddle - Assuming it's the pink-white-blue colour scheme - then I'd be going for blue saddle and bar tape and blue/black tyres if running silver bars,stem and seatpost. If running black seatpost etc, then I'd go for white saddle and bar tape and Black/white tyres.


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Good stuff once again and being Libran I remain undecided. Plus I haven't even collected the Master X Light yet!

That said, thoughts are vaguely coalescing as follows:

- Saronni will be fine as a winter bike and in the real filth I'll ride on the fixed. Anyway, it owes me nothing, has more panache than a modern Trek, already has eyelets and has been sitting unloved in my mates shed for 18 months so any use at all will be happier for it. The 9 speed Campag stuff, including the Racing Triple, is going on it.

- the Master X Light is mainly white with light blue and pink highlights/detailing. Tape and saddle will be either white/white or black/black and saddle will be a black Flite or a Rolls/Turbo. Finishing kit will be silver and as plain as possible.

- the Master MUST have alloy components and I MUST be patient in finding them. I already have a couple of early 2000s Record chainsets (as you do) so it's really Ergos, rear mech and hubs/wheels that I need. There is no rush. Repeat to self, there is no rush.


Once I have the frames I'll post up again.


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I also have some wheels I'd consider parting with Ed....

No rush....
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Main problem will be the Record / Chorus rear Hubs they are going for silly money now on ebay. I managed to find a NOS pair of Daytona's for £100 from Total Cycles (i think) in Ireland, as I had a spare front 02 Record hub from my last build. Sold the redundant Daytona front hub for £35.00.

Last full 02 record hubs went for £235 on ebay :shock:

I think I have a Cycle Sport from 1993 with a feature on the Lampre team bike & kit, will scan it in but I cannot upload the image as the scan is too big as I know i coundt do it for a Mavic Zap article, can email it if you want

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Maybe better hang onto my 3 pairs of Record hubs (96,98 and 2004) then....


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