This is an old and long forgotten thread! I still have this though, it is now my winter bike.
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Last winter I fitted a 38t chainring in place of the 42t though, and swapped the 13-23 cassette for a more sensible 12-28. This has reduced the incidence of oxygen debt on the big hills! I also spent what seemed like an eternity fitting Crud Raceguards. They are good now, but they took some experimentation and modification to get them to fit.
This year, having got used to Sti shifters on my summer bike I thought I would convert this one. It seemed like a good time to deal with the over long stem and slightly too narrow bars too. So thanks to some RB karma a pair of RSX 7 speed Sti's have arrived and been soaked in all sorts of things to get them clicking through nicely. They are fitted to a lovely pair of ITM Super Itallia bars in 42cm width, paired with an ITM 400 (I think) stem. Feels better and still looks right. Cables and tape are still on the to do list though......
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I haven't decided whether to swap that inline seatpost back to a layback one, I am not sure if it looks right.