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How to build a lugged steel frame, with pics

Old 03-20-18, 09:23 AM
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This is the 10th anniversary for this thread, so I thought an update is in order.
The bike is still ridden all the time and still basically as it was when completed.
A few changes in components mainly due to wear or failure of the originals;

A Chris King headset replaced the original Campy SR, it wore out in record time.

I made this little cable adjuster for the front derailleur.


The 2008 Centaur shifters wore out with no replacement parts available so they were replaced with 2014 units.

The 2008 Centaur rear derailleur pivot points wore very badly, replaced by a Veloce unit about a year ago. Seems 2008 wasn't a great year for Campy.....

Toss in a few chains, two cassettes, tires, tubes and bar tape and it's still a pretty good all round bike.

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Still looks great, with what sounds like a lot of time out on the road.
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Nice build Thread and very informative.
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat View Post
: popcorn :

Fascinating! Only thing I ever built was a Team Associated RC-10 back in middle school. That ended badly.


Which is why I will never trust myself on a homemade bike.
I built an RC 12L as my second R/C car. Tested it on the street in front of my house, pulled into the gutter to let a full-size car go by, he parked on it. . . . .
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I really like follow up posts, especially after the glow has been ridden off. Good job. Andy
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Originally Posted by Cassave View Post
Just dove in (a long time ago).
Like pancakes, the first one's never so good.
"The first crepe is for the dog" (old French saying).

I imagine most hand crafted work suffers from the same amusements in the learning curve.
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