Never the twain shall meet... or maybe?

wired99

Retrobike Rider
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it's that time for me to consider treating myself to a new bike. Early fifties now and not into speed as such, comfort and endurance, and climbing is my bag these days. Im enjoying 25''s tyres (fancy 28"s :)), and dinner plate on the back for those hills..
Ive been considering maybe buying a older titanium frame and building up with a 11speed 105 or similar. Or maybe even steel that would take such a set. It all just feels a little 'wrong' somehow..

I guess what Im asking is should I keep the retro side free from the modern side or just mix and match to my hearts desire??

Thoughts??
 

hamster

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I run a 1979 Witcomb with 28C. It was originally made for 27" wheels so the 700x28C fills the gap nicely. With a nice fast tyre like Conti GP5000 it really rolls well and is incredibly comfortable at the same time. It all looks right to me.
 

Jonny69

Senior Retro Guru
Nothing wrong with a MGOOF bike. There's a 100+ page thread of pics on LFGSS: https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/212733/

My next build is probably going to be 10-speed in an old 120mm-spaced frame. I'm fairly sure with with the 5/6/7-speed hub I have, I'll be able to fit 9 of the 10 gears in by taking a cog off and removing a 5mm axle spacer. I just need to check the clearance of the smallest cog on the chainstay. Then it's just a matter of deciding whether to go full MGOOF or disguise it by using mostly older components and Dura Ace 10-speed indexed downtube shifters.
 

hamster

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I re-spaced mine to 130mm, it's really not hard to do. I then added a 1999 Chorus groupset (no carbon or silly crank shapes thank you).

The frame is *cough* patinated, but not quite so scruffy that it needs to be repainted.
 

Peachy!

Retrobike Rider
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Best thing I ever did (to a road bike)


1981 Claud Butler Colstar

Frame: 24” Reynolds 531 Butted throughout
Fork: Reynolds 531 Butted
Dropouts & fork ends: Campagnolo 1010

Headset: Shimano Dura-Ace HP-7410 (’93)
Stem: Shimano Dura-Ace Hs-7410 (’93)
Handlebar: Cinelli 66 Campione del Mondo, 42cm
Bar Tape: Claud Butler

Shifting Brake Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7801 (’04)
Brake Calipers: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-7800 (’04)
Brake Pads: Shimano Dura-Ace
Brake Cables: Shimano BC-9000


Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7800 (’04)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace RD-7800 (’04)
Derailleur Cables: Shimano Dura-Ace SIS OT-SP41
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-6700 10 speed SIS 12-30t (’19)
Chain: Dura-Ace 10s CN-6701 ('20)
Cranks: Shimano Dura-Ace FC-105SC
Chainrings: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace SM-FC7800 (’05)
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace PD-7400 (’92)

Rims: Wolber Competition Gentleman 81 27”
Hubs: Shimano Dura-Ace FH-7700 (’99) & HB-7700 (’97)
Hub Skewers: Shimano Dura-Ace QR (’99 & ’97)
Nipples: Chromed bronze
Spokes: Stainless Steel double butted
Tyres: Panaracer 27” Pasela 115psi


Saddle: White Turbo
Seatpost: Shimano 600AX SP-6310 (’84)
Bottle & Cage: Elite

Weight: 22lb 9oz - 10.234Kg
 

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