Here we go, Im about to start this build but first wanted to capture the bare components as they have taken so much effort to source. Many thanks to those on the forum, here and lfgss who have given me advice and helped me source the parts, much much harder to get than campag.
This is probably my final build....for a while......but completes my set of wanted bike from the eighties that I couldnt afford when I was racing. Rosssin Columbus SL (1970's Campag Super Record), Bottecchia SLX (Campag C-Record). I remember Sean Kelly riding a bike like this to victory in the 1986 Paris Roubaix in muddy conditions, brilliant! I've also got a set of the KAS frame transfers on order to finish along with Christophe chrome toe clips and white leather straps and black brake outers.
I guess the components speak for themselves. Absolute quality from Mavic, their top of the range SSC group set , sealed bearings in the bottom bracket/hubs/pedals, the headset is slightly later (circa 1990) as I absolutely couldn't source the 1980's one with vertical slots markings, and ideally I'd like the older Modolo gum coloured non-anatomic hoods to get exactly right. I'll put my GP4's on Campag tipo hubs on for now until I build the wheels, and use my Mavic QR skewers.
None of these are for show either, I'll be riding these all year (in the dry!)
Whatever the bike...YOU are the engine
Retro Bikes: Coyote Ultralight Mavic Mektronic, TVT Carbone 92 Dura Ace 7400 series, Vitus KAS Kelly Carbone 9 Mavic SSC, 1991 Bottecchia SLX campag CRecord, 1980's Brian Rourke 531 SL Track Bike, TA/Unicanator/Dura Ace (was on world tour, tracked it down! FOUND IN AUSTRALIA!!!), Vitus 979 KAS Mavic SSC(gone not forgotten), 1980's Rossin SL campag SR(gone not forgotten), Look KG196 Mavic Mektronic/3G Trispokes/SSC(gone not forgotten),