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Retro roadies- old frames with STI's or Ergos

Old 12-31-21, 08:30 PM
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Haha! Well, done....on the photo and the build
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Old 01-29-22, 05:15 PM
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This was my old triathlon/racing bike – a 1984 Miyata 710. I pulled it out of the garage rafters last spring and converted it to a 2x7 with R2000 Claris derailleurs and brakes, indexed DT shifters and an old 1055 105 crankset.

I put in about 1000 miles – it ran great, but I couldn’t leave well enough alone, and now it’s 2x11 running R7000 105. Here are the rest of my build notes:

Original frame, front fork and seat post.
Cold set frame to 130 mm.
Frame/forks powdercoated. Velocals match originals.
Grand Cru headset, Nitto stem and bars.
Shimano R7000 (105) brakes, mechs, shifters, and hubs
Velocity A23 rims, DT Swiss Champion spokes, Conty Grand Prix 25c
11-34 Cassette, 52/36 Crankset, BBR60 BB
Brooks C17 saddle
Shimano EH500 pedals

It rides smooth, fast and quiet.

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Old 01-30-22, 06:03 AM
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Rossin, unsure the model.
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Old 02-19-22, 10:31 PM
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1985 Klein Performance

1985 Colnago Master

1985 Centurion Equipe
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Old 02-23-22, 05:59 PM
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Here's my 1986 Schwinn Peloton



Bought new as a bare frame, retro-modded with 10 Speed Campy mix around 2002. This frame was a "barn find" 20 years ago.

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Old 02-27-22, 08:39 PM
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25-year old bike deserved an upgrade.:

Found the bike in Nashville TN:
Campagnolo 9-sp triple and a Kestrel EMS fork, FIR rims laced to a Chorus rear, unk front. Quill stem and alloy bars, post, Turbo saddle. It rode, well, not well. Well over 20 lbs, and dull.

An attempt at SRAM Red 2x10 failed due to the horrible Red FD and zero synergy. One metric with some serious climbing was not bad with a compact crank and 11-28, until I crested a climb and the FD locked me up by dumping the chain between rings.

A call to Lynskey resulted in a fork change, which needed a headset change, a stem change, bar change, you get it. Research indicated the Red FD was not good. I repurposed the Red shifters to gravel, tossed the FD, and sold the calipers. I’ll sell the RD.

Selling the frameset did not pan out; Ti is supposed to be hot, not hot enough, and a funny size didn’t help. A carbon frame failed and I had some parts. Meanwhile, a move to smaller frames was panning out on steel, while this languished.

Perhaps 3rd time’s the charm.

DA 9000/9100 mix, including cassette. Ultegra calipers, Stronglight cranks, liberal use of Chinese parts, Superteam wheels. I tried to keep color out of it, and forgot the chain, but at 15.84 lbs as you see it, I’ll splurge on a light chain.




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Old 02-28-22, 01:18 AM
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Didn't know Stronglight was still in business, lovely crank attached to a lovely bicycle!
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Old 02-28-22, 05:40 AM
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Didn't know Stronglight was still in business, lovely crank attached to a lovely bicycle!
Thanks.

Iím not sure when this model was made. Super light, originally with 7075 rings. I had a 130BCD version years ago and when I saw a 110BCD model, jumped on it. It uses an ISIS bottom bracket, which Omni Racer sells in a lightweight carbon/Ti model; very light combo.

Stronglight made a newer version, stupid light carbon crankset, but got caught up in the BB quagmire went nowhere.

They still make rings, and are the only source Iíve found for affordable replacements for 8000/9000/9100 that match up decently.
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Old 03-01-22, 11:09 PM
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Basement dweller. Neo-Retro. The question is, what step backward did I take?




Perhaps I'll re-route that front brake cable....




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Old 03-09-22, 09:33 AM
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1991 Cannondale SC600 / eTap / Zipp 404s

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Old 03-09-22, 09:48 AM
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1991 Cannondale SC600 / eTap / Zipp 404s

nice 👍
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Old 03-24-22, 12:44 AM
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nice 👍
love your resto mod cannondale
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Old 03-24-22, 12:46 AM
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I'm working on upgrading a 1972 Paramount with 8-speed campy ergo index shifters. Just had to drill out the frame a bit this weekend to accept recessed chorus brakes. Next phase is getting the frame painted. I'll update with pictures when I'm further along.

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I laced modern rims onto my high flange campy hubs on my 72 paramount and 70 paramount. Upgraded the rife quality of both.
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love your resto mod cannondale
not gonna lie, I wish it was mine
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Old 08-21-22, 04:30 PM
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Longest duration winter project ever; of course was wayyyyyyyyyyyy over budget. Oh well, it rides great!
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Old 08-21-22, 07:42 PM
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Old 08-22-22, 09:37 AM
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I really like the Dura Ace 7700 brifters, and I also dig the DA 7800 brakes, and the DA 7800 outer chainrings. DA 7800 calipers are the best Shimano rim brakes ever.
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Old 08-22-22, 10:21 AM
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1989 Sr series Cannondale. Drivetrain is pretty much 7700(exception being 7402 front derailleur). Brakes and headset are Mavic.

I Will note that in my limited experience with integrated shifters, these 7700 levers are some of the nicest shifting levers out there. I like the chunkier Campagnolo 8 and 10 speed stuff also, but these Dura Ace pieces are more like a nice watch movement(if that makes any sense).





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Old 08-29-22, 12:33 AM
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I had to make sure mine was still in the garage.



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I do wish my Corsa Extra had the cable guides on the head tube and the internal rear brake cable routing...
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Old 09-09-22, 10:48 AM
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Have been loving this thread for a while now. Here's my work in progress:

Tried out the TRP levers and just couldn't get comfortable on them. Not to mention they are ugly as sin, gnarled and misshapen in every dimension of space and time. And while I loved the style of the old huret downtube shifters, I got a good deal on some campagnolo ergopowers. So I caved, and down the rabbit hole I've gone.. Berthoud saddle was my latest acquisition. B17 imperial was very comfy out of the box, but almost too much so for a leather saddle. Great for upright riding, but for me a bit of a perineum-prodder if you want to lean forward much. Anyway, I'm happy with the form, not sure about the colors..what do you guys think about some black on the seatpost and stem? Or should I keep those as shiny bits?

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Go for the black seat post and stem, it looks kewl!
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Old 09-09-22, 12:59 PM
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I love the combination of old steel or ti frames with more modern running gear, and all but one of my road bikes are set up this way. Here's an update of my bikes equipped with modern STI's, all 10 speed apart from the Somec that is 8 speed.







And today I have just updated my multicoloured Simoncini, now with new crank and chainring combo, new Pirelli tyres, and new Campag seat post.
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That saddle to brake lever/hood drop is off the charts. Glad you like it and can ride it like that comfortably.
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RiddleOfSteel the last 2 frames are 57cm which is as small a frame as I ride, the others there are in the 59-61 range.

The Simoncin I'd just fitted a new seat post and hadn't ridden yet, but did today and saddle came down a bit, but there's still a fair bit of drop. I also I think the view from above I did to show the different colours on the bar tape makes it look worse than it is, for example its exactly the same height in both these pics, taken after the adjustments, but looks more extreme on the first pic.


I turn 50 next month but am still charging around like a young un doing big miles, and that Simoncini has had a lot of use as my work bike over recent years. I figure over the coming decades I can raise the stem a fair bit if my back gives out, so I've got a while yet on those 2 small ones I hope
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