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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:11 pm 
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Two days ago I posted a (bit dark) pic of my RIH with the 1st bits fitted. With a couple more bits fitted it really starts to look like a bike now.

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Most of the parts are donated by a small size RIH. Not all: the Stronglight Competition acier cranks and Titan post came from a crashed Germi.

The small size RIH was a couple years younger. Nuovo Record rear mech says Patent 71. Pretty much everything that came from this bike was from Campagnolo's Nuovo Record group, but the hubs are Normandy Luxe Competition examples. Nice hubs.

Many of the original parts of the red RIH couldn't be used anymore. After the bike was retired from racing it served as city bike and it had a tradiional Dutch bike cockpit fitted - to give an idea. Hence I decided to set pretty much everything from the small RIH over on the red one.

What to do: black cotton or blue cotton for the tape? There is blue in the headbadge, but black would be nice too. Hmm...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:00 pm 
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Keep those pics coming!

I'd say white tape but I have poor taste. Merry Christmas.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:42 pm 
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Lovely clean bike!

I would go with white too

What seat are you going to use?


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Thanks for your suggestions on the tape :) I am afraid white is not an option for me, as white cotton will look dirty within a blink of the eye. I have enough bike related stuff going on and I can't have having to replace my tape on a regular basis.

Seat: the small RIH came with an early Cinelli Unicanitor seat. It is a seat with a brown leather hide almost directly on top the plastic shell. For the extra classic/traditional appeal I tend to going for an also brown Brooks B17 Competion Narrow I have. With the Titan post and Stronglight cranks it is another part from the Germi...

Glimpse of the Titan post >>>

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This is the chromed steel issue.


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