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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Some snaps of my old faithful - wouldn't change her for any modern carbon product!

Frame: DB Columbus SL Cromor
Forks: Plain gauge (I think), chromed, w. Colnago pantograph
Group: Full Campagnolo Chorus originally (except pedals and cogs)
Pedals: Look PP70
Cogs: 6 speed Regina (replaced after 45K miles by Stronglight product)
Rims: Wolber 700 c TX profile, 36 hole
Spokes: Stainless
Nipples: Stainless
Saddle: Selle San Marco Rolls - 2nd saddle after 45K miles
Stem: Modolo aero
Bar: Modolo alloy "Speedy"
Tape: Cinelli cork (original from '88)

Back in the late 80's/early 90's the bike was raced for a couple of seasons with some resultant falls but everything is as true today as it was in '88 - hence my signature ID!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:42 am 
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Lovely bike - I'd put some amberwall tyres on (Michelin Dynamic Classic are easy to find) and replace the bottle cages, but that's all.

I remember looking at those paint designs in shops and wondering how they did them...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:06 am 
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Hi Rich,

Thanks for the compliment - and the ideas.

The cages - and pedals - do in fact come off if I take part in a retro ride.

With ref to the tyres, I've not found any amber wall tyres with sufficient puncture protection for Danish roads! Closest I've managed is Continental 4 Seasons GP with amber (brown) sidewall protection but in fact, my experience is that the protectrion (a type of net?) parts company with the sidewall. So practicality currently takes precedence over looks and my preferred tyres currently are the black Schwalbe Ultremo ZX - as good a puncture protection as any but none are perfect.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
I remember looking at those paint designs in shops and wondering how they did them...


a fishnet stencil over a sold base then paint drifted across the stencil...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:39 pm 
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colnagolover wrote:
Hi Rich,

Thanks for the compliment - and the ideas.

The cages - and pedals - do in fact come off if I take part in a retro ride.

With ref to the tyres, I've not found any amber wall tyres with sufficient puncture protection for Danish roads! Closest I've managed is Continental 4 Seasons GP with amber (brown) sidewall protection but in fact, my experience is that the protectrion (a type of net?) parts company with the sidewall. So practicality currently takes precedence over looks and my preferred tyres currently are the black Schwalbe Ultremo ZX - as good a puncture protection as any but none are perfect.



Lovely bike, have you seen these tyres?
http://www.bikesdirect365.com/products/ ... Beige.html


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:53 am 
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Thanks Bikenut

I was not aware of the tyres, mainly because I prefer to use foldable tyres (ease of transport, ease of mounting) and on Danish sites on the net so far I've only found tub Montellos. I'm currently considering Challenge Criterium clinchers vs. Michelin Pro 4:

http://www.bikebuster.dk/detaljer/200690.html

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/TYC ... bular_tyre

but I've not found the Challenge clinchers in Denmark either, so far.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:24 pm 
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nice !


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