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 Post subject: Chesini Criterium
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:56 am 
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My current obsession with Chesini found another candidate, this one will go to a new owner ...when I'm happy everything is sorted, I'll list it for sale.
So far: stripdown, new callipers, wheels, headset, tape, cables.
Sun was a bit strong for my cheap camera ( the paint is lovely sparkle metallic which doesn't show up in these shots...) so I will upload better pics later.

Frame: Chesini Criterium 54
Groupset: Shimano 105
Wheels: Ambrosio Elite on 105 hubs
Brakes: Modolo race
Bars: Modolo
Tape: Benotto tricolore
Stem: Cinelli 1A Pantografata
Seatpost: ITM
Saddle: Rolls ( will be sold with Vetta gel )
Pedals: Shimano 105.


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini Criterium
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:05 am 
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That's nice - out of interest is it blue or purple? I took pictures of my Gios with a phone in the sunlight and the Gios blue came out a similar colour in the photos to your Chesini... :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini Criterium
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Deffo purple!

took a couple of shots today...( see BOTM) :)

do you have pics of the Gios?


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini Criterium
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:44 pm 
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I binned the ones where it looked purple... :shock:

There are some of it looking nicely blue here:

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 Post subject: Re: Chesini Criterium
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:52 pm 
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ooof, lovely...


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini Criterium
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:01 pm 
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Cheers - it is, and using modern kit was a bit of a revelation too... The compact crankset is great after several months out of the saddle. Need to balance it out with some miles on a 42/52 just so that my legs don't think I've slackened off completely. Or moved to Holland.


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini Criterium
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:14 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
Cheers - it is, and using modern kit was a bit of a revelation too... The compact crankset is great after several months out of the saddle. Need to balance it out with some miles on a 42/52 just so that my legs don't think I've slackened off completely. Or moved to Holland.


I don't like Compacts, I stuck one on a Nag to get over Dartmoor but 50 front and 13 at the back sees me spinning air on descents, and it's such a big drop to 34 I can never find a good gear unless I'm grinding up Haytor Rock :(
I did a longish run on the Chesini today: 52/42 and hardly shifted at all, stuck it on 14 /15 at the back and dropped to the 42 for the odd hill, simple is good, I get confused with more than 9 speed!


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini Criterium
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:21 pm 
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I know what you mean about the gears at the back - last time I was riding lots of road miles I was on a Specialized with a 7-speed block. 10 feels like a bit more than I need to be honest and I spent far more time fiddling with the shifters than I used to. I suppose noticing the difference between 14 gears and 20 is inevitable and much as the compact and smooth modern gear is comfortable in my current unfit state, I do find riding the older bikes feels "right" too.


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini Criterium
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Agreed, there's a lovely bit of YouTube footage of 2 old riders filmed in the 80s looking at new 7 speed steelies at an event and commenting 'in my day 4 was plenty!'

you see more than a few 11 speed chains popping on the big tours too...B)


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