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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:55 pm 
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Hey guys,

Thought I would post up my daily rider road machine. Since John has been busy collecting parts for his Merckx, I thought I'd post a few pics to show him what classic road bike parts are all about :P

Seriously though, I built this frame up in the early 90's when the shop was still called RW Racing and spent a few years collecting my old racing kit back up. It's now my daily road ride and is a joy to see the current techies gaze in wonder at the components and state, "I've never seen anything like those before!"

Here's the build...

Frame: Mix of first generation 853 (pirated from Treks dumpsters :wink: ,) True Temper OX3, and 4130 with Breezer dropouts and painted in metallic charcoal.

Fork: Easton Carbon aero blade

Headset: Interlock Racing Designs threadless

BB: Interlock Racing Designs sealed bearing

Crank: Mavic

Derailleurs: Mavic

Wheels: Mavic 501 FW with Mavic Open 4 hoops, Conti tires

Freewheel: Sachs 8 speed

Brakes: Campy Record Delta brakes

Levers: Campy Record Carbon/Ball Bearing Ergopower

Stem: Salsa

Post: Thompson (not retro but def functional and clean)

Saddle: Flite

Rides like a bullet (when I've got the legs :lol: ) and is a lot of fun.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:59 pm 
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more pics...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:08 pm 
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Nice ,

the Mavic chainset is the best looking chainset ever . Same for the brakes .


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:20 pm 
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Nice Rody, very nice. Not being a roadie myself I saw a bike with brakes like those at a flea market and was intrigued enough to go for a closer inspection, whole bike was a little tatty but I could tell the bits were well made. By the time I got back to work and identified the brakes (thanks to the stw forum) the bike was sold. He only wanted £20 for it :-(


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:50 pm 
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Ouch Steve, too bad we often don't recognize opportunity when she knocks :(

But...you know from now on :wink:

cheers,

rody


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:53 pm 
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Campi Delta are the nicest brakes ever made .

they still fetch a lot of money on ebay .

and they are nice to use too . a bit of a nightmare to set up if I remember well .


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:22 pm 
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it was only that they looked so odd that I paid any attention to the bike :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:01 pm 
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Lovely build Rody, looks just the ticket. Think the campy / mavic mix is a winner :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:23 am 
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Thanks John, can't wait to see your road project finished up...I'm sure it will be lovely :D

rody


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:29 pm 
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rody wrote:
Thanks John, can't wait to see your road project finished up...I'm sure it will be lovely :D

rody


Cheers Rody. So near yet so far. All it needs is cables and bar tape, as it has done for the last couple of weeks. Damn the nice weather for making me ride my bike and damn all the televised sport :D


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