I mentioned this a few weeks back with a question about internal cable routing: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=173059
I won't repeat the preamble but this is a 1979 Urago 531 frame and forks that I'm putting together with a load of Mavic parts, for a period (more or less) "Tout Mavic" build. As I'm an impatient bugger I want to build it and ride it than strip it and get it painted properly. This will be in several parts as I work away from home, but here is the start of the build:
The crankset, derailleurs, levers and calipers are quite early Mavic, possibly 1980. The brake levers however are of a later vintage. Not sure which year these Look pedals are from - does anyone out there know?
I'm hoping Laz can help out with a stop plate for the derailleur, as I don't have one. Plan B is to bastardize the stop plate from a Shimano 105 rear derailleur I have knocking about. I have no idea if that will work, but I'll have a go.
I love these shifters...
I also have a Mavic headset which will be replacing this Shimano 600 one.
The rims are Module E2 Argent and the hubs are Mavic too, though I'm not sure which type. The bars and stem are also Mavic - anyone know if they made seatposts?!
The red paint is nice but isn't original and is flaking off in places. I'm hoping there are some Urago serial numbers underneath it. I haven't decided which colour scheme to go for yet. Any suggestions welcome... I can get Urago decals from a French site. I also need an Urago headbadge - harder to find, but they occasionally come up on French eBay. I'll clean up all of the parts properly when I dismantle it all for the paint job.
It will be a few weeks before I can do any more to it, so I hope to use the time to source the headbadge and make a decision on the paint.
"The champions have better bikes, more expensive shoes, many more pairs of cycling shorts than we do, but they have the same roads" - Tim Krabbé