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My new road bike project: the 1992 C.T. Wallis

Old 12-02-22, 05:27 AM
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My new road bike project: the 1992 C.T. Wallis

Good Morning Everyone
For my 44th birthday, I wanted another road bike. I wanted something very unusual and high end. Many of the steel frames I have seen in columbus sp,sx, el but which were too expensive. I chose a very special frame made of a special tubeset the Reynolds 731OS

I didn't wanted a tig welded road frame but either a fillet brazed or lugged frame,my choice went with the CT Wallis.Outstanding condition and high quality tubing,CT Wallis was a reputed frame builder often building road bikes and touring bikes.









A very nice and highly uncommon frame plus it is made of Reynolds tubing.
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Very best regards and stay safe
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beautiful frame. What's the plan?
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Cool frame. Not used to seeing top tub internal brake routing starting on the drive side (since I go left-rear, that's something I notice).
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What a beautiful frame. Very clean work on it and I love the paint scheme. Gives lots of options on bar tape color! Anxious to see what your plans are for it. Will it be period correct or perhaps modernized? Or maybe even sport an IGH?
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Originally Posted by Soody View Post
beautiful frame. What's the plan?
mix of dura ace 7402,7700 and 7800.
Stem is the legendary ITM Goccia, I have orderered it

Brakes will be the BR 7700, I have orderered them

Derailleur will be RD 7800, I have orderered it

Seat post will be SP 7410 or a ritchey, shifting levers will be SL7800, cassette will be cs 7800,chain will be CN HG 95, frond derailleur will be FD7700 or 7800, crankset will be FC7700 and Bottom Bracket will be BB7700. I have already apair of mavic cosmic expert wheels for the bike.
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Old 12-02-22, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
What a beautiful frame. Very clean work on it and I love the paint scheme. Gives lots of options on bar tape color! Anxious to see what your plans are for it. Will it be period correct or perhaps modernized? Or maybe even sport an IGH?
Modernized with a mix of dura ace 7402,7700 and 7800.
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That's a beauty. Someday I hope to have a frame where the seat tube goes higher than the top tube like that. I like that look.
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Originally Posted by georges1 View Post
Modernized with a mix of dura ace 7402,7700 and 7800.
That stem is like jewelry to me. Elegant yet functional with the height markings. Form and function at their best I'd say. And how can you go wrong with the Dura Ace components you've planned. What are your thoughts on bar tape? Practical, like black, or perhaps something to tie in with the frame colors?
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I've never seen that stem before. And of course I'm a fan of Dura Ace 7700 (except for the bottom bracket. Have you considered a BB-6500?). This looks to be an amazing bike. I love those fork dropouts.
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Looking forward to seeing it built up. Very interesting frame, I love the dropout sockets
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
That stem is like jewelry to me. Elegant yet functional with the height markings. Form and function at their best I'd say. And how can you go wrong with the Dura Ace components you've planned. What are your thoughts on bar tape? Practical, like black, or perhaps something to tie in with the frame colors?
Maybe something to match the frame
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Very neat having your seat-tube water bottle bosses installed nice and low, with a f.d. braze-on mount to keep the mech clear.
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Outstanding condition

A very nice and highly uncommon frame
Very nice and outstanding condition are gross understatements. Did you or the previous owner repaint it or is it just that well preserved?
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That bike is beautiful and so much like what I try to find. Just visited the site I think you got it from and they do have some beauties there.

Congrats and a great find, I love Red, White, and Blue bikes!
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Very nice and outstanding condition are gross understatements. Did you or the previous owner repaint it or is it just that well preserved?
It has never been repainted ,it is that well preserved and completely original, so yes it is a very outstanding condition regarding the age, the frame is 30 years old.
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the CT wallis arrived and I installed on it dura ace BR 7800 brakes

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Also appllied rustol preventive treatment in the headset seat tube and bottom bracket.Next step in end of january purchase, of a dura ace fc 7700 crankset, dura ace cs 7800-7900 cassette, fd 7700 or 7800 derailleur, two dura ace chains, duraa ace or ritchey seat post and selle italia flite saddle.I already have wheels for it.
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One of the most important thing is the stem, my choice for the CT Wallis was the legendary ITM Goccia which was proposed in the late 90's to early 00's and used by prestigious bike manufacturers. It adds class to the bike and added height to a bike frame which is smaller than what I ride usually


Next steps will be in February
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I like sculpted stems. Nice choice.
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Originally Posted by georges1 View Post
It adds class to the bike and added height to a bike frame which is smaller than what I ride usually
One shouldn't risk life and limb riding a bike that's too small for them. I'll gladly take it off you hands to save you the danger.

Seriously though, keep those build pics coming. Can't wait to see this finished up.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
One shouldn't risk life and limb riding a bike that's too small for them. I'll gladly take it off you hands to save you the danger.

Seriously though, keep those build pics coming. Can't wait to see this finished up.
In all honesty, I ride a hybrid and my all round city bike that are smaller sized than my road bikes that I ride usually.I have adapted to my fit these smaller sized bikes. I am 1 m 80 and can't ride anything above 57cm in road bikes and can"t ride anything above 19-20 in MTB. When I see plus 60cm road frames or even 22 MTB I am wondering how tall are some guys.You won't be disappointed by the results of the final assembly of the CT Wallis.
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Bought some items today for my CT Wallis which were :
a front Shimano Dura Ace FD 7800 Derailleur

a pair of Mavic which will get Slime self healing tubes and Continental Grand Prix 4 season tires

I have already a set of Mavic Cosmic Expert for it where tires and tubes will get replaced by Slime self healing tubes and Continental Grand Prix 4 season tires
Look PP 357 Pedals


Shimano Dura Ace SP 7400 Seat Post


Not pictured but which were also purchased today a brand new Flite White and Blue Kevar saddle, brand new Shimano Dura Ace BB 7700 Bottom Bracket and a brand new Shimano FC 7700 172.5mm Crankset.
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Wow beautiful build! canít wait to see it when itís done.
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One of the most important things were the dura ace sl 7900 shifting levers that I bought finally
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CT Wallis got its seat post installed
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Dura Ace FD 7800 installed
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