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Things that "Just look right"

Old 12-03-17, 01:51 PM
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Not really a natural mix of parts to build up this bike...... but everything on it fell nicely into place.....
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[QUOTE=RiddleOfSteel;20029272]I do quite like the road bike as well, but man, the Cinelli Laser (Pista) in its various Evolutions is drool-worthy.



X3. The clean lines of track are eye candy. And the Laser track or road is just stunning.
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Originally Posted by Bikerider007 View Post
X3. The clean lines of track are eye candy. And the Laser track or road is just stunning.
I very much agree. The filleting and gusseting are out of this world.
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Old 12-03-17, 04:39 PM
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Thanks Drillium Dude, I have a real soft spot (brain) for old track bikes and spices. The 'bends', I'm proud to say. are Aussie made but ashamed to say that I don't know who the manufacturer actually was. They are just right.



Thanks RiddleOfSteel for posting that just about heart stopping photo of that Cinelli track Laser.

And....... 2 of my all time favourite Forum bikes in the one thread....... DD's stripped back Colnago and Chombi1's ALAN.


Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post

Not really a natural mix of parts to build up this bike...... but everything on it fell nicely into place.....
Chombi1 your Carbon ALAN is one of my most desired bikes as it is perfect in every way. I especially love the seatpost / frame combo (not shown). The Weinmann Deltas are an inspired touch too. It is just right.

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Old 12-03-17, 05:03 PM
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Over the top pista displays.
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Old 12-03-17, 05:32 PM
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I wish my wife would let me do that to our living room wall. Could there be anything more aesthetically pleasing than a wall full of Pista's? Great photo iab.
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Old 12-04-17, 10:47 PM
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Yeah, @Chombi1 , you will not find me caring if those components aren't traditionally put together on a bike, they look absolutely perfect in your Alan. Like it should have been that way from the factory!
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Nervex Professional lugs and 531 decals look right to me -
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Mafac racers are charming -
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600 Arabesque -
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Old 12-05-17, 03:07 AM
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Chrome Forks and stays; Hi-E hubs; Mafac Racers with full gun hood drilled levers; Tan sidewalls: flint catchers; Bob Jackson Frames with matching paneled seat tube and head tube; Velox bar plugs; Silca Impero pumps; and lets not forget the beautiful Stronglight 93 star cranks. Oops, real leather honey colored saddles... Yep that is it for now.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
This thread needs pics something fierce...





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These are what I was going to post. Do LF Phil hubs ever not look 'just right'? No, they don't.
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I want to resurrect this thread.

I'll add to my earlier list:
Perfectly true wheels.
The symmetry of 32 spoke wheels.
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Old 09-29-20, 05:24 PM
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Over the top pista displays.
!!!!!
So freakin cool!

Yes I missed it the first time around.
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Old 09-29-20, 05:34 PM
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Dropout screw springs on the inside of the dropout.
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A perfectly executed solution for the rack attachment, paint to match Silca and all the rest.

Right by Jim, right by me.




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Dropout screw springs on the inside of the dropout.
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Wingnuts on the front.


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Wingnuts on the front.


When I rode a Tandem the Wingnut was in the rear.
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When I rode a Tandem the Wingnut was in the rear.
Dare I ask if you were stoker?
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Dare I ask if you were stoker?
It's always been my curse to be the headliner.
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Shining metal parts!
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Mixing and matching is ok.

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Suntour barcons and loaded panniers.
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Horizontal top tubes
Tyre labels aligned with valves
Bottom of brake levers aligned with bottom of drop bars
Drop bars pointing to rear brake bridge
Level saddles positioned so the line of the seatpost intersects the centre of the saddle
Left lever to front brake
Cable housing that terminates at the point where the radius and cable entry is at a right angle
Cotton tape finished with twine
Tubing manufacturer's decal positioned on the seat tube just below the top tube
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