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Old 07-27-19, 04:39 PM
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I have been working on this project for the past 3 months, finally got to ride it today. Overall I am quite pleased with the ride, but I need to do some minor tweaking.
Flatted out near the end of the ride, 1/2 mile from home.
It’s a bit of a frankenbike, but I did everything quite intentionally, to achieve some comfort and extra gearing that I couldn’t find on my Battaglin.
As a lot of you know, aging has its drawbacks.
Xtr rd, shifters and pedals
xt 11-34 cassette
crappy no name br levers from the co-op
scott barsfrom the co-
dura ace cranks and calipers
record headset, the original olmo was cracked
The spokes appear to be standard j-bend installed in reverse. If anyone could confirm this, much appreciated.
looks as though the nipples could be unique to this wheelset.
6800 hubs


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Old 07-27-19, 04:43 PM
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Old 07-27-19, 05:17 PM
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I dig it. Very BOBish. Great gearing and great color!

only thing I’m not a fan of is the flat.
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Old 07-27-19, 05:37 PM
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Great "Coffee Shop" bike....

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Second time I have seen those wheels this week, must be something in the water. not offended, just hadn't ever seen that particular wheel before.

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Funny thing, my Vitus 979 is anodized the same purple.

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DA crankset is the grace note
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very graphic

Sounds pretty graphic especially that flat before getting home. But congrats on your builds. Seems like there will be an improved version. 2.0
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Originally Posted by Bajabri View Post
It’s a bit of a frankenbike, but I did everything quite intentionally, to achieve some comfort and extra gearing that I couldn’t find on my Battaglin.
Gotta love a purpose-built bike with components selected for comfort, function, and/or personal preference. It becomes a reflection of the rider rather than the manufacturer, which is pretty cool.

But yeah, those are some wacky wheels.
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Old 07-28-19, 11:15 AM
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Bajabri,
Absolutely beautiful!!!! up
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Glad I saw this. I was on the fence about switching my purple Trek 5900 to yellow cable housing. Now I know it's okay. I've already done the handlebar wrap in hi-viz yellow. Now, if I can order some gold metallic Anquetil logos I'll be all set.
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If it fits your needs and preferences, you do not need to apologize to anyone. I really like the color scheme, and those bars look like they give you about the same hand positions I get on my mountain bike.
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I cosmetized a purple Colnago in the mid-1970s with yellow bar tape and cable housing. I went one one step further with yellow accent in the crankset, stem and seat post flutes.
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er..................as long as you are happy with it great.


Those wheels would not last 20 miles for me
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