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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:53 am 
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As the wife has put her foot down and said no more bikes, I thought the last build has to be a good one. So I have dug deep and I am now in possession of my dream bike! I have some great parts for it. I hope this build will be of interest.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/97934517@N04/10755342945/


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Great choise. Dream frame for most of us.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:58 pm 
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Very nice. What year is it do you know? Are you going to build it with period or modern components?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:23 pm 
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It's a shame you have to lie to your wife however (No more bikes? That's an oxymoron isn't it?) ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:08 am 
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I suppose having 4 already, she may have a point! I must stop polishing them and actually ride them occasionally..

The parts are a mixture of late 80's early 90's campag so it will be a bit of a 'bitsa'. so in no particular order:

C-Record chainset
Croce d'aune- delta brakes
8 speed Veloce Ergo shifter and mechs
Wheels are currently Rigida rim on Athena rear hub with 8 speed cassette.
Front is Rigida on a Veloce hub. I am a fan of Mavic rims though, so this may change at some point.

As the weather was a bit rubbish yesterday, I have started the build and got quite a bit of it done.

I will see if I can get some photos in thread rather than post a link.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:19 pm 
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Hmm, that looks great, I always wanted a Master so looking forward to the build :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:09 pm 
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Ok, first thing I bolted on was the brakes. I couldn't resist. It still surprises me how big these Delta Brakes are. About as aerodynamic as a big piece of cheese...

mysteriously they also use a 3.5mm Allen key to secure the brake cable. I have one on the way in the post ( also used on Lambrettas apparently).

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:39 pm 
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I forgot to mention, Croce d'aune Delta Brakes have their tensioning springs outside the body. Record Deltas have the springs internally.


The chainset went on next. This is C Record, I am not sure which generation. Originally these were (for this frame unsurprisingly) Italian 70mm with 111mm spindle. I had a good look for an original but prices were daft or were of indeterminate condition. In the end I went for a new Tifosi cartridge bearing one. I think these are actually made by Token. It seems to be good quality - time will tell!

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Bottom bracket in and chainset on. C record uses a 7mm Allen key to tighten onto bottom bracket. (Do stop me if this level of detail is dull, just though it may be useful for someone doing a similar build).

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With the 111mm bottom bracket spindle, I will need to check chain line. It does appear chainset could have used a narrower axle.


Another exciting episode to follow :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:04 pm 
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A few more photos of the build..

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:09 pm 
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