Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:17 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:57 pm
Posts: 20
Location: Weird, Limbourgeois, NL
Hello Retrobikers,

I found some time register today after some months of lurking this great forum! So this is my first post here. I have got a small collection of steel classics and will post some of these bikes in the future.

First a small story about how I got into vintage bikes.
One year ago I decided that it was time to get a roadbike next to my Cyclocross bike. I bought a Gios Professional frameset as a project and build my first roadbike from parts I had laying around. I have ridden it for a year and I still do this day. After I had finished the Gios I found myself looking for a new bike project. I was looking for another project for my new adiction :D :D

I came across this Pinarello Prologo frameset and had to have it, because I really like the design of these low pro bikes. I builded this bike past winter and this is the result. When I got the bike, it had a Wolber wheelset and a Shimano 600 groupset. I got a set of FIR disc wheels and changed the groupset to a Shimano Dura Ace 7400 groupset. The only thing that I just need to mount are the Dura Ace toeclips.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:10 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:18 pm
Posts: 3798
Location: Staffordshire
Well, that is one cool bike. I really like this sort of thing. Shame the UCI cut down on the designers' fun!

Do you use it in anger? How does it compare in all out speed with a more modern TT bike I wonder?

I have something similar which, once I get fit enough, I want to use to achieve a personal goal.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:57 pm
Posts: 20
Location: Weird, Limbourgeois, NL
Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Well, that is one cool bike. I really like this sort of thing. Shame the UCI cut down on the designers' fun!

Do you use it in anger? How does it compare in all out speed with a more modern TT bike I wonder?

I have something similar which, once I get fit enough, I want to use to achieve a personal goal.


Thanks for you compliments, I realy like this era of bikes and the strange stuff that was designed in those TT days. I

The bike rides like a bullet :D and its so easy to get on a nice speed. I have tried once to set a personal speedrecord with this bike (without helmet) and got to a speed of above 50 km/h. I didnt have the guts to try harder because you are almost on the road with your head and this was to dangerous without helmet.

The only thing is that it is hard to stay on the bike for a few hours, you will feel your neck and back after a long ride.

I mainly use it for summer evening riding... Its one of the nicest bikes of my collection.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:38 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:51 pm
Posts: 382
Location: north of essex, south of suffolk
Nice, i had one of these until not so long ago (pic in my gallery) bought it cheap when they were out of fashion 12 or so years ago
i remember it was suicidal to desend on


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:36 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 2449
Location: Plymouth, UK
Looks uncomfortable, but I wouldn't mind giving it a bash! - riding that is! :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CBguy and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group