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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:19 pm 
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Next build under way

This one is a Look Mi80

Here's my main component choices:

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So I have several themes going on here; Coolwall!!! I voted Shimano and Campy cool, cos they are

Now there is no doubt that Hyperglide is great, so I have Campy Mirox laced to M730/M732

In order to shift I was gonna use thumbies but I've run out of my stash of MT63/M733 levers...

So another blinding potentially controversial idea dawned upon me; why not use STI?

I have no STI bikes since taking my Univega to bits...

So I'm refinishing some MT63 and have XT shifter pods, these will be de-decal-ed and I'll maybe cover up the 'Deore XT' on the pods...

Here's a look at a mockup:

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Re-fin work, Gloss for blades, matt for body/mount

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And some more Campy:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Would be a shame to sully such a great looking euro-bike with Shi*mano.

Either way It's a booty!

al. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:48 pm 
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al wrote:
Would be a shame to sully such a great looking euro-bike with Shi*mano.

Either way It's a booty!

al. 8)


Haha! nice one! You didn't disappoint me one bit, Al!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:00 pm 
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You cast off, I bite, you just reel me in fella.



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I prefer the one in the other thread... :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Like it - we don't mix up enough manufacturers components on here BITD my bikes were a real mash up - my next one is going to be a proper mix too.

Hyperglide - best shifting. Campy chainset - class. Campy mechs - solid stuff. STI - why not!

Look forward to the finished bike :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:16 pm 
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nevadasmith wrote:
Like it - we don't mix up enough manufacturers components on here BITD my bikes were a real mash up - my next one is going to be a proper mix too.

Hyperglide - best shifting. Campy chainset - class. Campy mechs - solid stuff. STI - why not!

Look forward to the finished bike :D


Cheers! Should be fun. I'm predicting it's all going to work together really well...

On the STI front, I have choices, I got the refurbed, destickered STM092s sorted, but I also have a set of STM095 like you have on your Raleigh - yes I clicked through ALL of your builds, amazing, simply gorgeous bikes

Anyway... 095 is a lot lighter and does a better job than 092 - but 092 looks really nice... Hmmm nothing's ever easy!


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Thanks :D I think the chunkiness of the 092 will suit the campag stuff :D

What brakes are those?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:31 pm 
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If you can keep a secret, I'll tell you

They are Altus!!!

I noticed they are EXACTLY the same as Deore LX, except for the cable pinch bolts are regular bolts, rather than dome head allen screws

So I painted them gloss black... They may well not make it to the finished bike

But I like the lack of branding... wouldn't want to paint over any LX or XT

I'm thinking I may not be able to avoid using XT on quality/equipment snobbery grounds - I see they can be had in black with a big old shimano decal on each one


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:38 pm 
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al wrote:
Would be a shame to sully such a great looking euro-bike with Shi*mano.

Either way It's a booty!

al. 8)


Agree 100% How about Mavic ?


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