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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 10:30 pm 
Old School Hero
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Location: Stockholm, SWEDEN
I built this in 1984 and it is still pretty much in it's original configuration. Only the brake handles have been changed.

The Nouvo Record parts (hubs, cranks, seatpost and headset) comes from an older (mid 70's) Crescent roadie that I chrashed mightily with, they were the only usable parts left when the dust had settled.
So, armed with a couple of months worth of paychecks I ordered the frameset and the rest of the componentry, started building and ended up with this.
24 years on, I still use it regularly. Many thousands of miles have passed under it's wheels.

Frame: Chesini X-Uno - Columbus SL tubes

Fork: Chesini - Columbus Aero tubes

Headset: Campagnolo Nouvo Record
Stem: 3ttt
Handlebar: 3ttt
Grips: Benotto wrap

Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Pads: Campagnolo in the rear, Aztec up front
Brake Cables: Modolo
Brake Levers: Modolo America

Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record, custom Chesini design
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Derailleur Cables: Campagnolo
Cassette: Regina Oro
Chain: Sedis
Cranks: Campagnolo Nouvo Record
Crank Bolts: Campagnolo Nouvo Record
Chainrings: Campagnolo Nouvo Record
Chainring bolts: Campagnolo Nouvo Record
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Pedals: Look (the very first clipless pedals)

Rims: Mavic GP4
Hubs: Campagnolo Nouvo Record
Nipples: DT Swiss
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa tubeless

Saddle: Brooks Colt
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nouvo Record

Weight: 10.7 kg


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 10:35 pm 
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8) Classy ride, how on earth are the gear cables routed around the BB?

I'm gonna have to learn how to do bar-tape like that!


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 10:48 pm 
Old School Hero
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jango wrote:
8) Classy ride, how on earth are the gear cables routed around the BB?

There is a sleeve with grooves for the cables around the crank axle and the bottom bracket housing has an opening underneath.
Here's how it looks :http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/Kevin-Krugers-Bikes/ChesiniXUno/ChesiniUnos26.jpg.html

jango wrote:
I'm gonna have to learn how to do bar-tape like that!

Not difficult at all. It's just two wraps going in opposite directions, over and under each other. But while doing it, I sometimes wish I had three hands...


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 10:51 pm 
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Location: Nottingham
Classy ride :)

Harlequin bar tape tutorial here for any that want it (it's a pain and a half!)

http://www.wastedlife.org/bike/harlequin/index.html

J


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:22 pm 
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Well, you learn something new every day! Even after 47 years of biking I've not seen that before - thanks for the link.

The bike looks great, I have a real soft spot for classic Italian bikes. The bar tape looks really cool!


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