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 Post subject: Vittorio Strada project
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:39 pm 
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My new old Vittorio Strada :)

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Vittorio is still business and is widely known for building randonneurs for serious journeys. They sometimes do road- or trackbikes also. My 'Strada' roadbike dates from somewhere early 80s I think.

Like with pretty much all bikes I acquire I took the Strada entirely in pieces for a major overhaul. That is what I am doing now. There is still a long way to go, but I already got the cockpit ready >>

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It is the original cockpit, but with new hoods and tape. Stem is a Cinelli 1A, bar is a Cinelli Champione del Mondo and the brake levers are from Campagnolo's Nuovo Record group.

The golden tape is recycled tape from another bike I got not long ago. It looked very good. I've chosen 'gold', to match with the gold lettering on the frame.

The bike came with a mix of Nuovo Gran Sport with a little Nuovo Record and the dropped paralellogram rear mech was a Shimano 600 example. Most parts will make their return, but for the rear gear change I am considering Dura Ace or Nuovo Gran Sport.


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U will need golden lycra pants to match that too :idea:


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Sexy bar tape........


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Project progress :D

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Thats looking really lovely........
Nice work.......


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Yet another very classy road bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Okay, thanks people

The project Vittorio now reached its next stage: finito! & race ready 8)

The Strada made its maiden ride this afternoon. The Vittorio did what it ought to do, what is performing really well, very satisfactory. Top class bicycle!

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Frame individually crafted by Jan Groot in 'cheese town' Alkmaar >>

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...and the wheels are built by Jan too >>

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The brake cable runs nicely slotted under the toptube >>

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For the equipment there is a selection with many parts of the Campagnolo's Nuovo Gran Sport gruppo >>

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...but for shifting at the rear the Vittorio relies on a Dura Ace EX mech. Stopping power is generated with Nuovo Record levers.


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Mel you have far too many classy rides!! I feel a r.b.o.t.m. coming on. That looks the business


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I know, but the title?? I do not know. There are sure very dedicated Dutch roadbike enthousiasts, but it is a select group.


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It's not my cup of tea but for some reason I really really like that. What a nice bike!


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