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Retro roadies- old frames with STI's or Ergos

Old 03-03-19, 02:59 PM
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fantastic touring bike!
love the stem- it's my favorite too for vintage bikes. I have the stem on the 3 older road bikes i use the most. I like it way more than a super high -17deg technomic.
Yeah, my dad replaced the Witcomb with a VeloOrange Campeur. Which is beautiful and awesome in every way. Except that super high Technomic stem. I don't know if a Dynamic II would work for him, but I did give him a VO stem from my collection because, really, looks matter! And with that seat and those fenders, he must agree with that line of thinking.

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Old 03-03-19, 09:17 PM
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My 85 TREK 500 Series just updated with a full, near new 105 8 speed group and a few other goodies. Rides nice and smooth
on 25mm GP 4000 tires.

And as purchased
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My new one!
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Old 03-04-19, 01:49 AM
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I'm getting ready to put 9-speed DA on my 80's Miyata. Has anyone used the Sheldon Brown method for re-spacing the rear drop-outs?
I use two10mm threaded bolts big washers and six nuts and a centre tube made from 1/2 inch copper plumbing.

To make the tube strong enough I cut another tube to the same length then slit so it sits inside the first tube

Tighening the nuts expands the overall length. I go about half as much again to allow for springing back.

Its one job that has to be done slow and careful.
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Old 03-04-19, 03:54 AM
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Braze On is Better

I have never liked these bolt-ons but as I have got older, don't like downtube shifters either.

Most of my restorations for old frames involves respraying and new decals, so I normally remove any evidence of downshifters, and braze a single or double underneath.

If if want to use modern gear then I have to use modern shifters, but I have also installed handlebar top thumb
shifters such as Falcon which are easy to use but of course no indexing. Depends on the bike and who it's for..
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Old 03-04-19, 07:28 PM
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Nice. Very nice.
Thank you!
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Old 03-14-19, 10:12 AM
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Just bumping. Doesn't belong on p6
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Old 03-18-19, 05:35 AM
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Maybe near-final build on this '78 Kvale Road? I'm about 10g away from dropping it below 20lbs. Just snagged the Panaracer EVO Competition SX 700x28s on Excel for only $29 each. They plump out to almost 31mm on 23mm rims, weigh only 205g, and are smooth, fast and grippy. Super sweet deal.





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Originally Posted by pcb View Post
Maybe near-final build on this '78 Kvale Road? I'm about 10g away from dropping it below 20lbs. Just snagged the Panaracer EVO Competition SX 700x28s on Excel for only $29 each. They plump out to almost 31mm on 23mm rims, weigh only 205g, and are smooth, fast and grippy. Super sweet deal.

Sweet !!!
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Old 03-18-19, 06:49 AM
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Nice one-by. Gearing? Wi-Fly?
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Old 03-18-19, 09:50 AM
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I refurbished and sold this Specialized yesterday. Nothing really...special...about it, but I modernized it with some 2x7 microshift STIs and a different cassette that allows for more realistic gearing using the original crankset.

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Thanks! SRAM 1x10, Red brifters, Red crank w/38t ring, 11-32t 10spd cassette, Force WiFli med-cage rder. It's not a wide-narrow 1x ring, and the rder has no clutch, but I haven't had any chain retention issues on similar setups, on reasonable roads/trails. If I'm doing gnarly-ish trails, with more climbing, I'll take something that's geared lower, with a clutch rder and wide-narrow ring. And wider tires.

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Nice one-by. Gearing? Wi-Fly?
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Old 03-19-19, 01:17 AM
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Old 03-19-19, 01:20 AM
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^ That is a parts-bin special, a Swiss-made ‘Titan’ with fluted Oria tubing, running 2x10 Shimano 105.

The BB is swiss threaded which is a complete PITA. I ended up using a ‘rescue’ square taper BB, it’s solid now but the affordable options for Swiss threading are very limited.

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Old 03-19-19, 06:41 AM
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Looking good on that Titan. Am I seeing a fluted top tube? Edit: or are all the tubes fluted?
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Old 03-19-19, 08:24 AM
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My poor, neglected Puch got some bling, thanks to several BF C&V enablers. I’ll also post in the Campy Triples thread. This nice SLX frame deserved some love ❤️


I'll give this one some love.

But you probably should close the brake release on your right lever...
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Old 03-19-19, 06:08 PM
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I know I know, my '74 Paramount with Campy EPS is making the rounds, but it needs its official entry into this thread. For history!

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Old 03-20-19, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by athrowawaynic View Post
I'll give this one some love.

But you probably should close the brake release on your right lever...
Noticed this as well after the pictures were posted. Immediate correction
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I know I know, my '74 Paramount with Campy EPS is making the rounds, but it needs its official entry into this thread. For history!

Wow, just wow. I remember when this thing was scraggly, yellow, and in need of a new neck. What a transformation. How quickly they grow up...
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Wow, just wow. I remember when this thing was scraggly, yellow, and in need of a new neck. What a transformation. How quickly they grow up...
Thank you! It's been a long road, and a few groupsets in between, from fully period/vintage to touring to now this.
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it's been a long time since I've visited this thread


87? 88? Not sure exactly, but it's a Schwinn Traveler in evergreen powdercoat. P.s. anybody know where I can get a proper RD for these ergos? Shifting is sloppy with a Shimano rear end...
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Old 03-21-19, 10:21 PM
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Beautiful and it's my size!

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Every bike is a balance. And depending on your set of components and wheels, that factors into it noticeably. Obviously most importantly is the color scheme of your Prologue. I forget if you have the red/white or the grey/black. As I was able to obtain (having wanted it in the first place) a grey/black version, I wanted the components to be dark on it. And more speeds than just seven. Almost immediately the quest for full 7900-era Dura-Ace began. Between that and arriving at the optimal stem/bar combo, she is, pictured below, in her best form. And just a touch over 19 lbs (19 on the money or just under without bottle cage) with pedals. I'd love a set of deep section carbon wheels as that would look even more sinister. As it stands, you'll notice these WH-7850 (7800-era Dura-Ace alu/carbon medleys) are pretty low section by modern wheel standards. No traditional box section MA2/MA40s (which I very much like), but squared off in section no less (no V-shape at all). The wheelset's light weight (1431g) and lithe aesthetic truly complement the frame's light weight and lithe nature. The black and grey of the groupset matches the paint, and works to make this smoked and sinister looking bike.

Red/white Prologues (or any red/white bike) are tough to visually compose. It's either fully or near fully traditional (silver components, 7-speed, silver rims or MA40 dark grey) or fully aggressive with all black components and deep section wheels. The red/white just sort of sits on the fence, visually, to me, and it's up to me to take it one direction or the other. It offers no hints or desires, unlike, say a black or dark colored bike.

Anyway, here's what I have, and I think it's one of the best ways to compose this bike (there are not many bad ways to compose a grey/black Prologue, IMO). [pardon the interior shot]

Love this I've been looking for a Prologue in my size for years! Nice job!
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Love this I've been looking for a Prologue in my size for years! Nice job!
Thank you! I am just beginning a significant fleet reduction effort and am consolidating favorite pieces onto favorite bikes. It's in an effort to simplify and bring back some of the purity of years before. Perhaps more distinct roles, and really, a lot more space in my apartment. Some beauties will fly off to other lands, but not the Prologue. I just transferred an FSA K-Force carbon seat post and compact bars onto it (nice and light), making it even blacker and losing the nice-but-oddly-labeled (for a Schwinn) Lemond seat post. Specialized Ribcage bottle cages are back on, so she's ready to rock full time as my primary fast road bike. Road it today and it only confirmed the choice. [Additionally, this bike (frame) was a facilitated purchase, and to sell it after such fanfare and effort by others would be, I feel, disrespectful on my part] The wheels and tires complement the frame so well in absorbing bumps, as well as working with me out of the saddle. These bikes are so worth it if you can find one. Worthy of the best components, but if you have to compromise, have at least decent running gear, but nice wheels and supple and light tires. No heavy boots on a ballerina.
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87? 88? Not sure exactly, but it's a Schwinn Traveler in evergreen powdercoat. P.s. anybody know where I can get a proper RD for these ergos? Shifting is sloppy with a Shimano rear end...
Very nice ride.... great bar/saddle combo, and I really like the shape of that bar. How many speeds are those Ergos?
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this Cilo-Suisse may match the headline... just a test after I practiced measuring / straightening of a bent frame with this transport damaged frame.


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