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post #1336 of 1750
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^nice!!! (i'd like to get my bike into its original specs: actually the shimano 600 STIs you have on your bike).
here's the latest itineration of my Bridgestone RB-1. I found a huge 62cm RB-1 frame that had a fork totally rusted. The fork was salvagable - i had it powder blasted and re-painted, found a place that sells proper vintage decals, and turned it into a proper threadless fork conversion. The frame was in good shape - it sold quickly here in NYC.
here's the vintage decal shop: VELOCALS
new: headset (cane creek 100 classic), thomson masterpiece setback seatpost (ugly, but needed a setback post).
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Beautiful, even the threadless conversion doesn't look totally fuct.
post #1337 of 1750
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Beautiful, even the threadless conversion doesn't look totally fuct.

^Thanks. smile.gif

The great thing about the cane creek 100 classic headset is that you can just buy the extra top pieces from the threaded version (which I already did) and its totally compatible so I can quickly swap it out to the original threaded version and put on the original threaded fork if needed. Now I have an extra fork - just in case.

good steel - is really really hard to beat with regards to ride quality.
post #1338 of 1750
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she's my steed: 80's Velos with old school Shimano 600! I've changed the seat to a honey Brooks B17 Champion Flyer (spring loaded). she's a dream to ride. 

Nice sled.
post #1339 of 1750
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

^Thanks. smile.gif
The great thing about the cane creek 100 classic headset is that you can just buy the extra top pieces from the threaded version (which I already did) and its totally compatible so I can quickly swap it out to the original threaded version and put on the original threaded fork if needed. Now I have an extra fork - just in case.
good steel - is really really hard to beat with regards to ride quality.

That's really cool.

I put many many more miles on my steel bike than my CAAD.
post #1340 of 1750
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thomson masterpiece setback seatpost (ugly, but needed a setback post).

Fun fact: offset on a Thompson setback is 5/8" (16mm). It's deceptive; their normal posts have 0 setback, whereas most normal posts from any other manufacturer vary between 10mm up to 25mm or so. I'd wager a nice vintage Campy or American Classic post would have more setback and look freaking awesome on your ride... and probably weigh a good bit more, but eh. That said, I realize how tough to find a nice-looking quality silver post these days.

Gorgeous ride!
post #1341 of 1750
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post


^nice!!! (i'd like to get my bike into its original specs: actually the shimano 600 STIs you have on your bike).

 

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Nice sled.

 

cheers gents. it actually had downtube shifters with the shimano 600 but they weren't practical for where I rode (really hilly), so some 9spd Tiagra STI's went on  ):  otherwise, the brakes, derailers, headset, stem are all shimano 600. the pedals/straps are off the bike atm, need some TLC otherwise i'll source some NOS.

post #1342 of 1750
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

here's the latest itineration of my Bridgestone RB-1. I found a huge 62cm RB-1 frame that had a fork totally rusted. The fork was salvagable - i had it powder blasted and re-painted, found a place that sells proper vintage decals, and turned it into a proper threadless fork conversion. The frame was in good shape - it sold quickly here in NYC.
here's the vintage decal shop: VELOCALS
new: headset (cane creek 100 classic), thomson masterpiece setback seatpost (ugly, but needed a setback post).

 

looks very clean. interesting crankset. i like.

post #1343 of 1750
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post


cheers gents. it actually had downtube shifters with the shimano 600 but they weren't practical for where I rode (really hilly), so some 9spd Tiagra STI's went on  ):  otherwise, the brakes, derailers, headset, stem are all shimano 600. the pedals/straps are off the bike atm, need some TLC otherwise i'll source some NOS.

I was gonna ask where the DT Shifters went (if it was all Shimano 600).
post #1344 of 1750
Holy crap. My wife said I could buy a mtn bike. As long as I ride it. May have to add a third bike.
post #1345 of 1750
I've been kind of stuck in a quandary. While west I noticed far more Ti bikes than here in the east. It got me thinking...perhaps I want to go Ti with my build rather than CF. Hard to find Ti frames with BB30 though...
post #1346 of 1750
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I've been kind of stuck in a quandary. While west I noticed far more Ti bikes than here in the east. It got me thinking...perhaps I want to go Ti with my build rather than CF. Hard to find Ti frames with BB30 though...

copy the bike snob and buy a stainless steel ritte MUUR frame:

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http://rittecycles.com/custom/muur/


and you can get in in BB30 if you want too.
post #1347 of 1750
Here's a terrible pic of the bike I'm having built. Just came in for sizing today. Click to see it bigger.

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It's a Mosso frame 756TB7. Carbon fork, though not sure who makes it.
post #1348 of 1750
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I've been kind of stuck in a quandary. While west I noticed far more Ti bikes than here in the east. It got me thinking...perhaps I want to go Ti with my build rather than CF. Hard to find Ti frames with BB30 though...

Get a Baum.
post #1349 of 1750
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

Here's a terrible pic of the bike I'm having built. Just came in for sizing today. Click to see it bigger.
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It's a Mosso frame 756TB7. Carbon fork, though not sure who makes it.



Is the frame too small? Look at all the spacers in the stem and how tall my seat is.
post #1350 of 1750
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

copy the bike snob and buy a stainless steel ritte MUUR frame:
Ritte-Stainless.jpeg
http://rittecycles.com/custom/muur/
and you can get in in BB30 if you want too.

I can't decide if this bike is completely awesome or a complete wank, it's so confusing, but I'm leaning towards awesome.
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