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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:16 pm 
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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!)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:38 pm 
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That's some collection you have amassed there, and that frame is looking top drawer indeed!

As your building make notes of any problems you encounter as I'm planning on building up a Vitus in the future so want to avoid any pitfalls.

Very much looking forward to seeing this built - what wheels are you proposing?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:48 pm 
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Cheers, I'm worn out and I haven't even got my spanners out yet! Ill definitely post as I go along but it might build very quickly from here. tips so far, get the best frame you can as they are old and can come unglued ( but not snap). Watch out for lots of black gunk around the joints as this can indicate that electrolysis on the joints might have occured, common problem if the frame got wet alot. I've grown in confidence with these frames now after reading up on how the tubes and lugs are over engineered, and that you can repair with Alraldite, I did used to race these after all. I'll build the hubs onto Mavic GP4's unless I happen upon a pair of Mavic SSC's or SSC Paris Roubaix's, but they are even rarer. Let me know how you get on
Darren


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:56 pm 
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part built now, here some more photos. I had to fit a campagnolo bottom bracket in the end as it turned out that the mavic one was 134mm, still it was free. I'll keep an eye out for a mavic one later and some GP4 36 hole rims to build the hubs onto when finances allow but for now Im really happy with it. Just got to fit cables, chain, bar tape, clips and straps, and the KAS decals. Has it stopped snowing yet?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:04 am 
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That's a great build, the Mavic gear is lovely to use. Be interested to hear your riding impressions - I had a 979 frame but sold it on as it was too big. The stories about flexing frames only seem to apply to the large sizes - mine was 56 and I ride a 54.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:46 am 
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Rich34 wrote:
That's a great build, the Mavic gear is lovely to use. Be interested to hear your riding impressions - I had a 979 frame but sold it on as it was too big. The stories about flexing frames only seem to apply to the large sizes - mine was 56 and I ride a 54.


Yes I can confirm that the smaller ones were much better and didn't flex much this is a 54cm. I raced a 979 and Alan carbon 9 (both 52cm) and trained on a futural in the late 80's early 90's but the ride is a distant memory so looking forward to revisiting it. Hope the roads clear up soon as I'll have this finished in a couple of days! The headset is my favourite part, unbelievably simple to fit and adjust, there is a grub screw under the top black band so just tighten with your hand and do the screw up :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:46 pm 
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This thread is going to cost me money...I need one these.

Looking mint so far DD.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:21 am 
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Very nice ! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:22 pm 
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almost there and the sun shone briefly so I took some pictures. Just needs bottle cage, Mavic fork and rear stay stickers (ordered). Overall its come together really well no problems the kit bolts together really well and adjusts very easily. Just in time for Paris Roubaix, I'll be out on it that day rain or shine!! The only parts that are not 100 % correct are the campag tipo hubs and bottom bracket , and gum old style Modolo hoods, but I've put mavic skewers on for now.
Cheers DD


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:05 pm 
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That really is stunning... Where have you ordered the Mavic stickers from?

Tempted to start looking for a 979 in my size... Must... resist.... :twisted:


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