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Old 05-05-20, 02:10 PM
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Setting out for "handlebar testing". I took new Campagnolo components and made them look older by stripping and polishing.. It may have turned out a little too blingy. This is a bit of a different take on "retro roadies", more of a "restomod".

This is a frame I bought from CL. Added modern parts until we got to here. I already don't like the handlebars (ITM), and am putting Soma Hwy One on for the next test run. The triple is necessary for where I live.






is that a grammo stem? Or is that deda?
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Old 05-05-20, 02:29 PM
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is that a grammo stem? Or is that deda?
That is Origin 8 "Ultim8". I chose it because I can swap handlebars or stems quickly. It is 90mm, which may be too long. If I decide on shorter (which I probably will), then I will be trying a Deda Elementi MUREX 80mm. I am currently looking for the same type of thing in 70mm, it seems this bike has a longer top tube than my other bikes I am comfortable on.
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noglider What is mounted to the drive-side end of the front qr skewer on that fine bike?
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Brent, it's a large QR skewer nut with a cylinder the diameter of a handlebar. This is for mounting a headlight. It's not ideal because with the light so low, aiming the light is tricky. If it's too low, it doesn't light the road, and if it's too high, it goes into other people's eyes. I check it every time I go out.
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Originally Posted by Reynolds 531 View Post
Setting out for "handlebar testing". I took new Campagnolo components and made them look older by stripping and polishing.. It may have turned out a little too blingy. This is a bit of a different take on "retro roadies", more of a "restomod".

I already don't like the handlebars (ITM), and am putting Soma Hwy One on for the next test run. The triple is necessary for where I live.
Oh, do report back about the bar comparison (and the width) when you find one you like. The Hwy One is on my short list.
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Old 05-05-20, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds View Post
Oh, do report back about the bar comparison (and the width) when you find one you like. The Hwy One is on my short list.

So far: Because I ended up with Campagnolo record brifters, they give a choice of cables running together out the front, or one across the front of the bar and one cable around the rear of the bar. Therefore, I chose a compact Deda 44 with double grooves. I initially separated the cables, and it felt terrible, so then I ran the cables together across the front of The Dedas. This was much better, so now I can choose a handlebar with a single groove across the front (much more common), which leads me to the 44cm Soma HwyOne. I have had great success dealing with Retrogression in Portland Oregon. They totally "get it".

The 44 was an easy choice because I have measured 45cm across my shoulder bumps. My cyclocross bike has 42 because I am always so close to people but it feels terrible. I tried 46 on a "gravel" bike, and it felt like a Harley. So 44cm it is, Goldilocks style.

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Old 05-05-20, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds 531 View Post
Setting out for "handlebar testing". I took new Campagnolo components and made them look older by stripping and polishing.. It may have turned out a little too blingy. This is a bit of a different take on "retro roadies", more of a "restomod".

This is a frame I bought from CL. Added modern parts until we got to here. I already don't like the handlebars (ITM), and am putting Soma Hwy One on for the next test run. The triple is necessary for where I live.






That is awesome looking!

A frame like that is on my list of want want wants.
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Old 05-06-20, 08:35 AM
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Does this qualify as retro? Vitus 992 full campy chorus:
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Old 05-06-20, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mushrooom View Post
Does this qualify as retro? Vitus 992 full campy chorus:
That’s lovely. 992 is a great frame!
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Originally Posted by Mushrooom View Post
Does this qualify as retro? Vitus 992 full campy chorus:
That looks fast
And light- what's the weight?
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Old 05-07-20, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Piff View Post
That looks fast
And light- what's the weight?
I don't have a scale at home, but it's just a tiny tiny bit heavier than my 979. My guess would be somewhere around 16 lbs (I wish I could be more precise). It is light and fast, there's no doubt about that!
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Handlebar testing update:
Swapped from 90mm Origin 8 "Ultim8" stem + Deda "Anatomic 310", to Cinelli 70mm + Soma Hwy One. Much MUCH more comfortable. The Soma is very similar to Ritchey, but 26mm. Does not have any flare at all, but thats OK.

Handlebar swapping was finished after the sun went down, so test rides were up and down the driveway under the 97% full moon.
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Originally Posted by Reynolds 531 View Post
Handlebar testing update:
Swapped from 90mm Origin 8 "Ultim8" stem + Deda "Anatomic 310", to Cinelli 70mm + Soma Hwy One. Much MUCH more comfortable. The Soma is very similar to Ritchey, but 26mm. Does not have any flare at all, but thats OK.
Nice! Any comparison pictures would be cool...when the sun is back up haha.
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Old 05-08-20, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Mushrooom View Post
Does this qualify as retro? Vitus 992 full campy chorus:
Whoa nice bike! I hate to say it but has it been crashed? There is what looks like a bend in the top tube and down tube near the head tube. It's present in the shadow too, hopefully just a trick of the light or lens.
Sweet colour.
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Old 05-08-20, 06:55 AM
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Whoa nice bike! I hate to say it but has it been crashed? There is what looks like a bend in the top tube and down tube near the head tube. It's present in the shadow too, hopefully just a trick of the light or lens.
Sweet colour.
I thought that too at first, but it's called 'ovoid' for a reason! It's the french manufacturer's take on aero at an early stage. The top tube is flattened near the headset, and the down tube is round all along but has a very slight curve near the headset too. Very hard to explain, but you can see that it was meant to be this way when you have the frame in front of you.
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I thought that too at first, but it's called 'ovoid' for a reason! It's the french manufacturer's take on aero at an early stage. The top tube is flattened near the headset, and the down tube is round all along but has a very slight curve near the headset too. Very hard to explain, but you can see that it was meant to be this way when you have the frame in front of you.
Oh that's good to read! Such a nice bike, that purple is sublime
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Oh that's good to read! Such a nice bike, that purple is sublime
You can see it more clearly in these pictures:




Gotta love that purple!
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This Eddy Merckx Corsa is NOT MINE. It is on eBay right now and looks like a wonderful example of what's up in this thread! Fully equipped with Campagnolo Athena 11 except for the Delta brakes. I'm still waiting patiently to do my own conversion sometime in the near future... Keep the inspiration up, folks!

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Does this qualify as retro? Vitus 992 full campy chorus:
Has this bike been crashed? It appears the TT is bent between the VITUS decal and the head tube. The DT might be bent as well. Just asking.
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Has this bike been crashed? It appears the TT is bent between the VITUS decal and the head tube. The DT might be bent as well. Just asking.
I know you're not the last person who's going to ask this question (I asked myself the same thing before buying the frame), so you can find my previous answers to that question here and here. I know it looks like the tubes are bent, but when you handle the frame, you can clearly see that it was designed that way. Another thing pictures don't do justice to is the flattened top tube, which is actually pretty wide when you look at it from the top but seems on the contrary quite thin when you look at it sideways.
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Has this bike been crashed? It appears the TT is bent between the VITUS decal and the head tube. The DT might be bent as well. Just asking.
Scroll up a little bit and you'll see it's flattened by design. Made me scratch my head at first too.
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I know you're not the last person who's going to ask this question (I asked myself the same thing before buying the frame), so you can find my previous answers to that question here and here. I know it looks like the tubes are bent, but when you handle the frame, you can clearly see that it was designed that way. Another thing pictures don't do justice to is the flattened top tube, which is actually pretty wide when you look at it from the top but seems on the contrary quite thin when you look at it sideways.
Well, there you go. Good enough for me. That is an awesome color of paint.
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Has this bike been crashed? It appears the TT is bent between the VITUS decal and the head tube. The DT might be bent as well. Just asking.
Scroll up a little bit and you'll see it's flattened by design. Made me scratch my head at first too.
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