Wow, that is close clearance. I too liked the previous DR (I think I voted for it in RBoTM) and yeah this would be great with some drilled out bits. How about minimal handlebar tape, one of those unpadded plastic "10 mile" saddles and the Jubilee mech. Just a shame there's no PX Old Skool next year to ride it in.
It's a brave man that drills out old Campag rings nowadays though. Aren't they a bit pricey in 151BCD?
Looking forward to seeing this one take shape.
Thanks for the vote! It is close (15.5" chainstays!) but this is a fat tubular, I have some clincher tyres that are smaller. It'll be OK with light TT'ing tubs. I was thinking of having 'half' bar tape, drilled Weinmann levers and stirrups, white plastic saddle, milled-out grooved seat pin, cut-out Campag DT levers, maybe the Jubilee mech, old logo Cinelli 64 bars. It is a 120 rear end so I'm going to have to do a bit of 'fudging' between hubs and wheels to get a couple of pairs that will fit this and the other DR which is the same width. I've got a pair of NOS Miche SF 120 hubs and a pair of MA2 rims which will ultimately go together as 'general' riding wheels and assorted Campag hubs (Record and Gran Sport) from which I will hopefully be able to get a couple of pairs that can be built into some GP4's I have. Hours of endless fun ahead sorting out axles and cones!
I was also given a lovely pair of LF Suntour Superbe hubs over the weekend which are nominally 126 wide but I reckon I can turn some shorter spacers to reduce them to 120 which will be handy. They can also go with some GP4's.
I seem to be collecting an assortment of 5 and Compact 6 speed blocks in a variety of sprocket combinations from 12-17 to 14-28 so this will allow plenty of variety.
Regarding rings, I have a Williams 46t and various Campag 151 rings (51, 52 53 etc.) but would like a 44 just to get the lowest gear I can in this size. Other than that I will have to look around for a 'newer' chainset that takes the 42 (144 bcd) ring. All my rings are 'getting on' a bit so I've no qualms about drilling them. I'll try doing it using the lathe/pillar drill so should be able to do it accurately.
Today is the yesterday of tomorrow.