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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Nantes (France)
Hi! Here comes my "neo-retro" road bike.

The frame, a Cavallo Marino, was handbuilt by Jean-Louis Picca (who was based in Orange in the south of France).
The Art-déco paintwork was made by Philippe Sauret

The frame was built in 1996 but the bike was mounted for the fist time in 2008 (with a lot of Campa components from differents periods).

The wheel are custom too with tied (is-it the right word in English? in french we say "ligaturé") spokes.

Before the pics, the complete components list :

Frame: Columbus SLX New

Fork: Columbus Genius

Headset: Campagnolo Record
Stem: 3TTT Synthesis
Handlebar: 3TTT

Brake Levers : Campagnolo Centaur 10V
Brake Calipers: Campagnolo Chorus

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10V
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Centaur 10V
Cassette: Campagnolo Centaur 12/25 10V
Chain: Campagnolo Record
Cranks: Campagnolo Chorus 52/42
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record
Pedals: Look Keo

Rims: Campagnolo Record Crono
Hubs: Campagnolo Chorus
Hub Skewers: Campagnolo Chorus
Tubular : Vittoria Corsa CX

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite / Titanium rails
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record

Bottle Cage: Elite Inox

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Beautiful Bike! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:53 pm 
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The wheel are custom too with tied (is-it the right word in English? in french we say "ligaturé") spokes.

Tied and soldered,nice machine :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Yes indeed, that bike is sweet! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:10 pm 
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chipper wrote:
The wheel are custom too with tied (is-it the right word in English? in french we say "ligaturé") spokes.

Tied and soldered,nice machine :D


Not seen this before - what is the reason for it - stiffer wheels?

Lovely bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Nantes (France)
nevadasmith wrote:
chipper wrote:
The wheel are custom too with tied (is-it the right word in English? in french we say "ligaturé") spokes.

Tied and soldered,nice machine :D


Not seen this before - what is the reason for it - stiffer wheels?

Lovely bike.


It's an old common practice of some wheelbuilders (at least in France) :

In theory, tied spokes give :
- a better wheel response thanks to the direct rider power transmission : the spokes aren’t allowed to move one on each other.
- a better lateral stiffness still thanks to spokes immobility with this one it’s linked.

But I think that at first, ties were made to prevent broken spokes to have a contact with the fork or the frame


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:24 pm 
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drop dead gorgeous


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:58 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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Tieing (?spelling!?) and Soldering is perceived as adding stiffness to a wheel particularly when used for racing. As a bonus, as mentioned above, if a spoke breaks it prevents it from flapping about and catching on the frame (and worse!).

Very nice bike. Super paint scheme. I'm intrigued by the seat cluster. Was this a 'standard' seat lug supplied by the lug manufacturer?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Old Ned wrote:
I'm intrigued by the seat cluster. Was this a 'standard' seat lug supplied by the lug manufacturer?


It seems to me that's the standard lug... I saw several Cavallo built with this nice "aero" seat lug


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:35 pm 
Old School Hero

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Gorgeous frame,you can still buy those seat lugs they are a standard item


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