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Old 01-25-21, 02:42 PM
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Pics of fast bikes with triples?

Post pics of your fast bikes with triple setups! (Ok- any bike can be fast, just pedal harder i know, but i was meaning road machines)

or if any of you recall a similar thread, point me to it —. I need some inspiration for a new winter build

framesets in question are a Litespeed Classic, Marin Limited road model, Paramount PDG OS “stars n stripes” or a Vianelli Columbus SL frame- I can only build one

i was cleaning out my storage area yesterday and found a very nice condition Campagnolo 8 speed ergopower Racing T triple setup - crank, rdr, fdr, shifters, brakes, seatpost — everything but wheels

i am contemplating using it as i have my choice of 4 different bikes to build/finish and i am trying to decide which one to build but would like to see some more pics of some racy bikes with triples. (I have several nice conventional double racing groupsets as well, but the Racing T setup is so pretty

thanks in advance

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Old 01-25-21, 03:21 PM
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Giovanni Battaglin won the 1981 Giro on this bike. You don't get much faster than that...
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I like to think this would be fast - if only it had a different motor.
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You just described 2/3 of @Andy_K's fleet.
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So far, none of the pictured bikes are moving. Kind of the opposite of fast. Maybe if you threw them off a cliff?
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Hmmm... I only have two triples right now, both Lemonds and only one sorta old.

Racing T on the Gan GLX





Then the Versailles is a Dura Ace, Ultegra, FSA, Wickwerks setup.





Of the old bikes:

1999 Schwinn Circuit was a pretty Shimano 105 setup.

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Here are mine...




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Here are mine...





you have some pretty bikes, but the crankset on this one takes the cake! Really looks beautiful
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Giovanni Battaglin won the 1981 Giro on this bike. You don't get much faster than that...

no you dont - and i did not realize triple cranksets had ever been used in a Grand Tour! I learn something fun every day!
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you have some pretty bikes, but the crankset on this one takes the cake! Really looks beautiful
Thank you!
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
I like to think this would be fast - if only it had a different motor.
That describes half my bikes! Didnt think Campy had a Record labelled triple, especiaally in the 9 and 10 speed era, but here it is !
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If we are posting Pro-5-Vis triples:




It may or may not be a little slower with a 23L seatbag and two bottles of water:

It's slightly older twin came with this Stronglight crankset:




But mine probably came with this very sexy Stronglight 107 triple:


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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Hmmm... I only have two triples right now, both Lemonds and only one sorta old.

Racing T on the Gan GLX









that is exactly how i envisioned that would look! As pretty as anything Campy makes! (In my eyes at least) - Now have to scrounge up the required campy cable set , iíll never make the mistake of using a genericshifter cable set again
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I have a black Turbo I'm building up at the moment. Not all of the parts have shown up yet. It will be the opposite of the shiny Turbo.

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Performance Focus Trek 700 but it's more a touring.
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I really see compact doubles as far more useful than a triple, particularly with a long cage RD so that your small front and large rear cogs are about the same number of teeth. And no need to find a longer BB spindle and a FD that can handle the three rings. I actually just removed a triple from one of the few bikes in my fleet that had one, and I was surprised to see it was a triple because it’s been years since I’ve had a need to shift into that small ring!
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Cannot find a pic of this happening, but in other research i have been doing on this (triple chainsets used at the highest level of the sport) it is said that Indurain used them on a few occasions as well, including in the TdF!

very cool.

25years ago, Big Mig was a Fred , like me! 😂😂😂.
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Sacrilege! An NDS shot of a Lemond with RSX 50-40-30 and a 12-28 rear. Love this bike.

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I really see compact doubles as far more useful than a triple, particularly with a long cage RD so that your small front and large rear cogs are about the same number of teeth. And no need to find a longer BB spindle and a FD that can handle the three rings. I actually just removed a triple from one of the few bikes in my fleet that had one, and I was surprised to see it was a triple because itís been years since Iíve had a need to shift into that small ring!
with todays 11 and 12 speed groups, I completely agree, but i can also see how it would greatly increase the utility of an older 8 speed setup.

but who am i kidding - i just unboxed a nearly new groupset and just need an excuse to use it!
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with todays 11 and 12 speed groups, I completely agree, but i can also see how it would greatly increase the utility of an older 8 speed setup.

but who am i kidding - i just unboxed a nearly new groupset and just need an excuse to use it!
Oh, I hear you. Iíve built many projects that started with some component I had on hand! FWIW, I have lots of 8-speed bikes in the fleet, several with Shimergo drivetrains (10-speed Campy brifters and 8-speed Shimano mechs). Works great.
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I really see compact doubles as far more useful than a triple, particularly with a long cage RD so that your small front and large rear cogs are about the same number of teeth. And no need to find a longer BB spindle and a FD that can handle the three rings. I actually just removed a triple from one of the few bikes in my fleet that had one, and I was surprised to see it was a triple because itís been years since Iíve had a need to shift into that small ring!
With an indexed system, you have to shift the double so much more to cover the same range as 2 shifts of the triple FD. That's the main reason I ride triples.
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with todays 11 and 12 speed groups, I completely agree, but i can also see how it would greatly increase the utility of an older 8 speed setup.

but who am i kidding - i just unboxed a nearly new groupset and just need an excuse to use it!
Right, I've got a box full of NOS 6500/6600 triple stuff that gonna wind up on a frame one day too. Just 'cause I can.
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My 1990 Concorde.came with Athena 42/52 x 12-26 . Now that I'm 74, can't push those gears. Been piecing together a triple with 52/42/28 x 12-32. Not much I can't climb, now.
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