Having viewed retrobike for a long time I have finally joined.
I managed to squeeze 2 images of each of my four bikes into an album set; initially I concentrated on showing my recent MTB build on the pre 97 MTB forum but I really felt the need to put up my personal favourite bike.
I ordered this bike through Colin Lewis Cycles in Paignton in 1987, the frame was custom built for me by Bromwich and originally the bike was built up with a Shimano 600 EX groupset and a mix of Cinelli bars and stem and SR Laprade seatpost.
Over the years I have slowly improved the standard of the groupset by moving nearly everything up to Dura Ace 7402; taking advantage of 6 months in 1990 when I could ride and upgrade the bike whilst in USA (purchase prices then were about 60% of UK prices - nearly bought a Cannondale Tri bike but did not have enough room to bring it back. The pictures were taken 5 years ago when the chainset was still a Shimano 600, this was recently replaced with a beautiful barely used 7410 set - so now the bike looks even better.
Having just seen the post for rBoTM I thought I would get a quick post in here to see if any of you think I should enter. As I said the 2 images I have managed to squeeze in to my album set were the two best I could manage for the moment but I could try and rearrange the album and get better more recent images if I enter the bike for rBoTM.
Thanks for looking,
Current Specification as follows:
Frame: Bromwich - Reynolds 531P double butted
Fork: Bromwich - Reynolds 531P double butted
Headset: Shimano 600
Stem: 3T aero
Handlebar: 3T competition
Bar Tape: Bontrager artificial cork mix - blue
Brake Levers/Brifters: Shimano 105 standard levers
Brake Calipers: Shimano 600 (NOS DuraAce 7403 to be fitted)
Brake Pads: Shimano Ultegra
Brake Cables: Shimano Dura Ace
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 downtube levers
Front Derailleur: NOS Shimano Dura Ace 7403
Rear Derailleur: NOS Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Derailleur Cables: Shimano Dura Ace
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 Uniglide
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace Hyperglide
Cranks: Shimano Dura Ace 7410
Chainrings: Shimano Dura Ace 7410
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura Ace 7410
Pedals: Shimano 600 (Time ATAC Alium as required)
Rims: Mavic Open Pro
Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Hub Skewers: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Nipples: DT Swiss
Spokes: DT Swiss Double butted
Tyres: Bontrager Racelite Hardcase 23-622
Saddle: Specialized BodyGlove
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 Aero
Seatpost Binder: Part of Frame
Bottle Cage: Campagnolo Aero (1989)
Extras: Cateye light and computer mounts on handlebar
Cateye light mount on seatpost
Weight: 19 lb 6 oz approx