Following on from viewtopic.php?f=12&t=243927
, this is the finished article.
My initial aim of restoring the bike to how it would have been when first built up was dropped once I started looking in earnest for period components in good condition within my budget! So instead I've tried to rebuild the bike using as much of the original kit as possible and use modern components that don't look out of place. I aim to replace certain bits when I get time (e.g. the tyres were just some I had sitting around spare) to improve the look but still I want a rideable bike rather than a museum piece...
Some pics (sorry about the shade)
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Spec & comments:
Frame & fork: 25" centre-top Walvale, 531 steel. Campag ends. Originally chromed 6" of rear triangle and forks, but this was badly pitted. Too expensive to rechrome so opted for single colour respray. TT cable guides and bottle cage bosses added before respray.
Headset: Tange Levin (Modern)
Stem: Ambrosio Grand Prix 12cm
Handlebar: GB Ventoux
Bar Tape: Fizik 2mm brown - really don't like this - it is hard to put on smoothly and seems quite slippy. May change to cloth or just modern tape.
Brake Levers/Brifters: Universal with replacement rubbers
Brake Calipers: Mafac Top 63.
Brake Pads: Rear are original Mafac, have replaced the washers however. Front pads were missing, v. unlikely to find replacements so have retro fitted modern pads.
Brake Cables: Modern
Shifters: Rear is Simplex Tour de France (I think). By design this would have had a stop for a full length outer but bike was originally built up without. Front is Campag bar-end.
Front Derailleur: Campag Record, 3rd gen. Really this should be a 2nd gen with a cable stop but they are too expensive so have used a down tube Campag cable guide instead.
Rear Derailleur: Campag Nuovo Record. Again a bit more modern but is the best looking rear mech around.
Derailleur Cables: Modern
Cassette: Eagle 14/24, this was fitted sometime in the 80's
Cranks: Sugino GT 50/34, this replaced a Stronglight 63 chainset sometime in the 80's. This is something I'd like to replace in time.
Bottom Bracket: Shimano cartridge (Modern)
Pedals: MKS (Modern)
Rims: Mavic 700c, debadged (Modern). I wanted to run 700c clinchers.
Hubs: Campag Record 100/120 OLN
Hub Skewers: Campag Record
Spokes: DT Stainless (Modern)
Tyres: Spesh 23x700c. Had these in a spares box so just slapped them on, really need to get some tan wall tyres instead!
Saddle: Brooks B17
Seatpost: Campag Record
Seatpost Binder: Allen key (Modern)