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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:11 am 
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Leave the drop bars on and go with cx gearing, it's fun.

Like the grey tyres, much nicer than some of the other colours available.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Hey Neil,

Id like to leave drops for the craic, but is quite a lot lower than my roadies


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:16 pm 
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the cinelli i was was comparing it to that had Thron tubes was a stratocaster, in think this was later than the argento vivo


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:57 pm 
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i found this info
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ARGENTO VIVO

Frame built with the ultra-new Columbus Cyber Nivacrom tubes with
S-shaped rear stays, and Rock Shox Quadra 5 sprung forks,
personalised for Cinelli. Shimano Deore LX components, while super
light top quality accessories like the Grip Shift controls,Tioga
Psycho 2 tyres, 3T Forge Ahead stem, and 3T Procrome bars complete
the project of this competition machine. Unsprung version with
Columbus Cyber forks also available. Geometry (18" size): seat
angle 73=B0, head angle 70=B030, chain stay length 423mm, rake 43mm.
Colour: Argento Vivo Hard Touch.

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STRATOCASTER

Racing geometry with Green Line Custom sprung forks, and "full
optional" components of the type usually used on bikes in a higher
bracket, (Columbus Thron tubes, Shimano STX groupset with Grip
Shift gearshifters, 3T Extreme bars, 3T Procrome stem, Bontrager
saddle, Tom Ritchey tyres), make it light, the lightest in its
category. The handmade TIG welded frame is painted with the
multilayer Hardmat process, and it is also available with an
unsprung fork with Columbus Thron forkblades. Geometry (18" size):
seat angle 73=B0, head angle 70=B030', chain stay length 423mm, rake
43mm. Colour: Saffron Hard Touch, Violet Blue Hard Touch.

so the argento vivo is a competiton frame, stratocaster racing frame

mmm


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:38 pm 
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well, I got the forge ahead stem, which I'm pleased with


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:06 pm 
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I set off this morning with my bag of bits , tyres , and the princely sum of 40 euros, and returned with this
3x7 shimano stx
fir mtb rims
3ttt bars i can use on another project , and ritchey tyres in good condition, for shots
I'm going to change stem bars and seat post, ritchey,
the forks are stiff, and tubes are rusted, so I'll take apart and maybe replace


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:09 pm 
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the forks if factory supplied are by Green Line, and I can't get them serviced by rock shox or fox people, but I've seen a black set of Rock Shox Judy's NOS for 50 euros posted, so I'm debating getting them


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Black forks will go well with the orange frame.

Have you looked at stripping the orange forks, just to see if they can be brought back to life?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:10 pm 
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well I had one quote of at least 80 euro to look at the original forks, I've found someone cheaper who I'll contact for a quote, I'll See how it goes re getting the shox


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Never mind paying someone, just strip them down yourself. Let some air out and watch out for oil, you'll soon have them in bits.

Of course, that's the easy bit, it's replacing seals and getting them back together that is the trick, and even that's not exactly rocket science.


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