Hi Citoyen du monde, lovely bike but for someone who is normally quite critical of other peoples previous entries, you seem to have strong views on how a retrobike should look (original or age related components, saddle angles, cable lengths, bar angles etc) so can you explain the fitment of the very modern looking bottle cage on your latest entry?
Okay fair point with the bottle cage, does look of a newer era to my eyes, what about the air in the tubulars
Please have at the bike. Any scrutiny/nit-picking is welcome.
As for the bottle cage, it dates from the 1980's and is made by REG. Perfectly in keeping with the other components. This was also the model that was favoured by Colnago at the time but the Colnago ones generally had a clover leaf cut-out. They were prohibitively expensive back in the day (at least for my budget). The Super Record chainset is the last generation crank that ran concurrently with the first C-Record ones and doesn't have the central milling. The brake levers with white hoods are also of this same age. The Q/R skewers are alloy Mavic ones from the same period. Nothing on the bike is newer than this period (not even the tubulars!)