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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:35 pm 
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* Positioning saddle and steerer of the Carlton is not quit I like. Can image it is not ehh.. pleasurable.
* Peka very nice indeed. I should have used the brake levers the old way, not aero like. So cable from the top of the levers.
* The bottle cage of the Colnago Saronni is from a slightly later era I believe, but certainly a favorite.
* The Grandis is however most authentic.
A little doubt left.


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* Peka very nice indeed. I should have used the brake levers the old way, not aero like. So cable from the top of the levers.


No you shouldn't. This is how Peter Serier modified them. You can read about them in the topic.


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* Peka very nice indeed. I should have used the brake levers the old way, not aero like. So cable from the top of the levers.


No you shouldn't. This is how Peter Serier modified them. You can read about them in the topic.


OK, clear. I read about the modification. But did not know if these were originally from Serier or of a later owner. I (as an old man) do prefer the earlier type of cable routing. The one on the Saronni is far better then on the Grandis. I like the routing of the rear cable over the front one. Silly maybe :? , but ...


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dutchie wrote:
* Positioning saddle and steerer of the Carlton is not quit I like. Can image it is not ehh.. pleasurable.
* Peka very nice indeed. I should have used the brake levers the old way, not aero like. So cable from the top of the levers.
* The bottle cage of the Colnago Saronni is from a slightly later era I believe, but certainly a favorite.
* The Grandis is however most authentic.
A little doubt left.


It suits me fine, not to everyones comfort I suspect through! :D


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Elev12k wrote:
dutchie wrote:
* Peka very nice indeed. I should have used the brake levers the old way, not aero like. So cable from the top of the levers.


No you shouldn't. This is how Peter Serier modified them. You can read about them in the topic.


OK, clear. I read about the modification. But did not know if these were originally from Serier or of a later owner.


The previous owner was the 1st owner for this bike. He were son of an employe of the Amsterdam Peperkamp shop. The PEKAs were the 100% competion frames they carried and there were built by Peter Serier. This PEKA was entirely tailored to the 1st owner and the levers were part of that. The previous owner told me 5 bars were sacrificed before Peter were happy with the result.

From the back of the lever housing Peter machined a little material away, so the surface where the stepped ferrule bumps is perfectly vertical and flat. Later, when aero era became an reality, there were more modifications done to Nuovo Record levers. An improvement to later modifications is that people became aware it is better to drill a hole in the levers and to fit the (inner-)cable end there, on the outside, instead of in the regular barrel. Resulted in improved brake feel.


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Great bikes! I hope there are going to be some more entries. Every month we see quality machines. This month will be enjoyably tough....i will have to come back a couple of times to view before I make up my mind ....


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Wow :shock:

Not so many entries but the quality is right up there.

@Spokesmann, sorry, if you've entered it before you can't enter it again > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8326


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grandis, peka.....grandis, peka.....gr......pe.....


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John wrote:
Wow :shock:

Not so many entries but the quality is right up there.

@Spokesmann, sorry, if you've entered it before you can't enter it again > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8326


No worries! :D


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1988 7-11 Team Serotta - this bike came via Ben, so confirmed provenance. Probably a spare since it has some weird details - like the MA40 clinchers and the ultegra brakeset - bike is as it was (except for the ugly valve stems which will be changed).

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