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Old 07-05-19, 05:22 PM
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Old frame, New build

Hi folks !

I introduce you my new ride I just finished!

I found a nice old French frame from late 70's built in Reynolds 531 tubes.
very light : frame and fork 2,3kg
(sorry I don't know the weight in pounds , I'm French ^_^)

I striped down the paint and applied a rust converter from Fertan inside and outside to protect it
(great product)

some pics before
Frame is 3,5 lb




Campagnolo dropouts


I painted myself with spray cans (2k painting and lacquer)
Wet sanding to 1500 and 2000 then polishing with meguis compound paste.

result is great but not as resistant as epoxy coating

Then I assembled the pieces like a puzzle

here the parts list :

- Nitto NY3 stem and B245AA allrounder handlebar
- Brooks grips
- Tektro brakes levers
- Shimano Ultegra Shifters
- Velo Orange shifters adapters
- Campagnolo Gran Sport Headset
- Velo Orange seatpost SP UNO 26,4mm
- Brooks B17 Imperial saddle
- Stronglight 49d crankset 52/42
- Vélo Orange Bottom bracket 118mm
- Dura Ace 7700 F&R derailleurs
- 8 speeds Shimano cassette
- Mavic CXP10 rims
- Shimano 105 hubs
- Fairweather for travelers tires 700x28c


I still have to wiring the front derailleur ; I waiting for the right cable gear guide

I tried it like this for the moment and the rear shifting is pretty smooth
I'm really happy with the result

cheers

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Old 07-05-19, 05:23 PM
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There are no photos of the finished bike, as far as I can tell!
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Old 07-05-19, 05:25 PM
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It's coming

sorry only 10 pics by post
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Old 07-05-19, 05:47 PM
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After stripping the paint



Then anti rust coating



With the new paint




New Reynolds stickers from Cyclomondo






And the final result



I realised I forgot the Stronglight dust caps on the cranksets








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Old 07-05-19, 06:12 PM
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I bet that's a great riding build
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Old 07-05-19, 06:32 PM
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Wow! Very nice...
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Old 07-05-19, 07:16 PM
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Nice, very sharp looking.
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Old 07-05-19, 07:19 PM
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Wouldn't call it from scratch unless you built the frame but nice restoration!
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Old 07-05-19, 09:00 PM
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Really, really nice. I thought the same thing about built from scratch. Still gorgeous though.😍
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Old 07-05-19, 09:19 PM
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I like!

Light colored frames with silver components really pop.
The tires help set it off - somewhat uniquely.
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Old 07-05-19, 09:36 PM
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Very nicely done and with such panache!
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Thanks a lot everyone !

I love riding it, it feels so smooth that's perfect !

sorry for the title that's right, that's not really from scratch.
I tried to edit the title but apparently it's not possible
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Old 07-06-19, 01:38 AM
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I want to do a similar cockpit someday for the right candidate. Perfect classy looking grips that come in black as well.
Whats the transmission ?
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Yes Brooks grips are incredibly confortable !

Transmission is 2x8 speeds Stronglight crankset 52/42 and shimano Hyperglide 8 speeds (I bought the wheels used I have to count the teeth on chainring cassette ^_^ )
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Old 07-06-19, 03:33 AM
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Very beautiful. I love the colour. Thanks for posting, your bike provides inspiration for future builds.
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Wow, beautiful. The colour is perfect.
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Old 07-06-19, 05:20 AM
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Love it! Great job!
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Thx guys !

color is RAL6019
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C'est magnifique. I like it. You might want to swap those quill pedals out for a pair of Lyotard 460s if you want to keep it vintage looking. For a townie build like this, I'd seriously consider running a pair of BMX pedals or a pair of the MKS lambda pedals (very comfy with regular shoes)
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Problem with pedals is that they have to be French thread
I have got some lyotard 460 but they're not in good shape

these one are Kyokuto Pro Vic II ; very smooth but not the most practical for an urban use that's true
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Originally Posted by Sp1990 View Post
Wouldn't call it from scratch unless you built the frame but nice restoration!
That definition would also require riveting together the derailleurs, assembling the brake calipers from constituent parts, etc. Most components that go on a bike's "build" are themselves assembled by people handing it previous to us. Why is the frameset magically different?
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Is steerer Reynolds or NERVOR?

What was rear spacing at intake; was it necessary to cold set for present drive train?


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Old 07-06-19, 11:58 PM
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Not sure I understand correctly ; what do you mean for steerer ?
do you talking about the headset ?

sorry I'm French
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It is a beautiful bike Geoffroy! The steerer is the part of the fork that passes thru the headset.

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Ok
thx!

cannot tell you for sure, but like the original stickers mentioned
I guess only scabbards are made in Reynolds steel
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