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Old 06-04-19, 06:50 AM
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Waterford Finally On The Road

To all that answered questions with my Waterford build, thanks for the help. The Waterford is finally on the road. It is a used frameset that was in nice condition that I built up. I've got a few rides on it, still dialing it in, but it has a nice lively ride, its pretty responsive. Looking forward to a season of riding this bad boy. Anyhow, some photos of the finished project. Again thanks for answering my questions. Mike


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Old 06-04-19, 08:07 AM
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Love the clean, functional setup. That's a real beauty.
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Bravo! Looks fantastic.
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Old 06-04-19, 11:09 AM
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Thanks. I just completed a nice ride on it, still dialing things in, but the saddle needs to go.
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Try moving the nose of the saddle up a few degrees. The way it's set in the picture, you'll be riding on your perenium and constantly feeling like you need to scoot back.
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Old 06-04-19, 01:52 PM
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Rccardr,

Thanks for input, I've got 2 saddles I've never like that much, the one on the bike and a selle italia turbo. I've been fiddling with the one on the bike, to me there is a fine line between to much up and too much down, been that way forever. I may buy a selle san marco regal as that has worked well on my 2 other bikes if I can't get this to go good.
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Old 06-04-19, 01:56 PM
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Very nice!
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That bike looks perfect.
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Rccardr, took your suggestion and studied the saddle a bit and realized it had a wave, not a flat shape. Had to pull out my level to well, get it level. Big difference no real issues after an 18 mile ride. Thanks for making me think.

Everyone, thanks for the nice compliments on the build, this bike rides pretty nice.

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Gorgeous bike.
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Nice bike! I too ride a Waterford RS33, custom built for me in 2008, carbon front fork, Campy Record, Ritchey. Still rides like a dream, costly but well worth it Might be the last bike I own, I'm sixty six, been riding for over sixty years. Ride safely!
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Cool bike!
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Great job, very clean with just the right amount of flash!
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The Centaur silver components look very classy against the blue Waterford frame.

Could you give a little review of the Centaur drivetrain? It looks like the Potenza parts that I have seen on a few bikes. I’m Shimano-centric before no other reason than this is what I am most familiar with but my LBS mechanic, who I respect very much - he would love to sell me some contemporary Campagnolo parts.
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Masi61,

The Centaur 11 speed works just like it is supposed to work. The FD shifter only has 3 clicks to move the derailleur, compared to 5 for the old 10 speed Centaur, but it works fine. I think the throw is a bit longer than the old 10 speed set up, but it could be an illusion as there are only 3 clicks to get you there instead of 5 like on the 10 speed Centaur. I think if you go to the higher end Campag stuff (Chorus) you get a few more clicks, but honestly this setup works great. I don't earn my living on these machines, so don't see the need to spend more $$ to save weight. No issues whatsoever with the RD setup, it was easy to setup and shifts perfectly. For the moment I am using the Campag chain as that came with the groupset, i managed to find a used Park peening tool for a reasonable price, but I'd probably move to the removable link set up for my next chain. Overall, i'm pretty pleased with the groupset and overall build.

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