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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:46 pm 
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I don't think there is another one here :idea:

More wellknown for his MTB's
Alain Ferraroli was a road pro who turned framemaker after his pro stint

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I managed to find this roadbike in France

rebuilt it with full dura ace kit ( from the 7400 range apart from front mech which is a bit later) in triple guise .

I cannot get tired of this beautiful seatstay and front fork :idea: :mrgreen:
The geometry is uncommon with a 52cm seattube and 56cm toptube and a quite short fork front tube but it suits me fine

Forgive the poor pictures taken with my blackberry
will get better ones later on

need to sort out a few details ( barplugs and pedals)
shall I leave the present bartape which is certainly original or put full yellow tape? I wonder ?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:06 am 
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I love the seat stay wishbone, so elegant and delicate.

I'd go for yellow bar tape if you can find some to match the saddle.

Otherwise, a white Rolls or Turbo saddle and white tape would look fantastic on that bike.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Yellow leather stitched with green thread :)

Beautiful bike, one for rBoTM!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:20 am 
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nice simple lines to the frame :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:16 am 
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Really nice bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Yellow leather stitched with green thread :)

Beautiful bike, one for rBoTM!

No not Green and yellow. That's my old school colours, Ugh!!!!

Green and Silver. Mmmmmmmm, minty


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:29 pm 
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OK change of stem to a more elegant thinner one

new bar tape

contemporary pedals

decent pictures :idea:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:48 am 
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Some of you may have seen this bike is build as a triple chainrings setup but still actually sports Dura Ace 7400 STI which were only capable of two chainrings setup as far as I know

here is the small trick that allows it ! :idea:

usual TA ring which carries the granny AND
a small accessory that modifies the length of cable pulled at the cable stop level - il slides within a small cylinder to change the pull !
first time I see this accessory 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:21 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Photos to follow at some point, but just (belatedly) following up this thread having recently acquired and built up a bargain (<£90 with a Mavic BB and Ultegra headset thrown in) Ferraroli frameset from eBay. It has a lot of details (braze-ons, fork style, seat clamp) in common with this one but the rear brake cable is part-exposed with split stops on the top tube, whilst the seatstays are the conventional type. Decals are of a later(?) pattern similar to this frame: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Ferra ... 3f480ba2d2

It's not the lightest bike around but the workmanship is lovely. Sadly my RSP 853 had to be retired as it was a bit small for me and the position wasn't ideal for prolonged road rides. I should be a bit less hunched up on the new machine, which I've not test ridden yet but am looking forward to taking for a spin soon (not too long either until the clocks change and evening rides after work are "go").

Edit: just added some quick phone pics this evening. Group is largely a Campag Centaur/Veloce/Mirage 10-speed mix although the headset & BB are the ones that came with the frame; chainset is a Stronglight Ironlight one. Old-style Look pedals, Miche Reflex clincher wheels, Deda Piega bars, a Cinelli Vai seatpost and a 3T Chromix stem just about complete the picture; tyres are Hutchinson Atom as you can see from the pic - like the Selle Monte Grappa saddle they were an online Planet X bargain.

David


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Stunning bike


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