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Retro roadies- old frames with STI's or Ergos

Old 07-11-21, 09:57 PM
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LOVE the chrome/black scheme! And it was born in '84 like myself 🙂
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Old 07-11-21, 10:09 PM
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It's done!!

'85 Peugeot P8 / 57cm
- Ultegra 6500 9 speed groupset
- 6500 BB (English thread)
- Tektro extra long reach calipers
- 6500 Hubs on Mavic CXP14 rims
- Custom "shorty" fenders (mostly to fill the gaps between the calipers &#128514
- Swapped out the loooong 115mm CTA stem for an 80mm

Fenders are not typical, I'm aware, lol. I've got an '84 Univega for my yucky day rides, so the fenders are simply for looks and to fill in some of the space between the brakes and tires. They fit terribly when I got them, so I made custom tabs to bring them closer to the tires and to bring the rear one back a little bit as it sat too far forward for my liking.

Another thing I had to modify was the front derailleur. The cable ended up rubbing on the back of the derailleur pivot points, so I found some 10mm aluminum spacers that helped clear the cable from the mech's and notched a channel for the cable (see photos).

Had a lot of fun building this bike and it rides so damn smooth! As it sits, it's 24lbs, which is honestly perfect for me. I like a little heft to my bikes!







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Old 07-12-21, 03:09 AM
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Here’s one I prepared some years ago. Not the most gorgeous frame, but the owner had sentimental ties to it, and wanted to be able to ride it a few more years. Was originally a 27” bike, 10 speed. I had to do it on a budget so no fancy parts at all.
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Old 07-15-21, 12:50 PM
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Here’s one I prepared some years ago. Not the most gorgeous frame, but the owner had sentimental ties to it, and wanted to be able to ride it a few more years. Was originally a 27” bike, 10 speed. I had to do it on a budget so no fancy parts at all.

Did it belong to an old Swede?
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Old 07-17-21, 02:43 AM
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Did it belong to an old Swede?
Yes it did. I think he still rides it.
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Yes it did. I think he still rides it.
That's really cool!
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Old 07-23-21, 12:19 AM
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This thread makes me want to put brifters on my 1982 Trek!
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Old 07-23-21, 01:20 AM
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This thread makes me want to put brifters on my 1982 Trek!
Just do it !
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Old 07-28-21, 07:25 AM
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My first experience with ergos… and not a perfect setup but seems to work ok. Kind of cool finding the Sachs version. Running a 7 speed santé freewheel and 1st gen chorus rear in the “b” position.


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Old 07-28-21, 01:02 PM
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That is gorgeous!
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Old 07-28-21, 01:04 PM
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What rims are those?
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Old 07-28-21, 01:35 PM
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What rims are those?
vintage roval tubular wheels.

edit: Here’s pics of the wheels, and the bike with a Sachs New Success rear derailer.





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Old 07-31-21, 11:08 AM
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Norte°le. Columbus steel, Carbon/steel/aluminum fork. Noticeably different from a steel fork. May need to source a fork to match.
Dura Ace 9100
(sorry if it exceeds the 9speed cat, just wanted to share)

Cheers!
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Old 08-01-21, 01:58 PM
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1997 Jamis Quest

Picked this up off of Craigslist this afternoon for $100.00. The brifters need some work, but it should otherwise fill its intended purpose (dedicated trainer bike).
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Picked this up off of Craigslist this afternoon for $100.00. The brifters need some work, but it should otherwise fill its intended purpose (dedicated trainer bike).
Update: Copious amounts of WD40 solved the brifter issue. Some new bar tape and a rear training tire should be all she needs.
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Old 08-04-21, 02:42 AM
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Picked this up off of Craigslist this afternoon for $100.00.
Bikes from that era are the best deals out there. They're a little too new for the vintage crowd and too old for everyone else except for the few of us haha. I don't have room for any more bikes but I would have bought that for $100 anyway.
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Old 08-04-21, 07:55 AM
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Some would say it is all vintage with upgrades. Not pretty like most on this thread but it has great potential as it is the lightest of the stable.
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1984 Trek 760 with 85 fork, Superbe Pro hidden springs calipers, Pro levers, Pro crankset (130 BCD), latest gen Pro RD (cable adjustment), Pro FD, and indexed shifters. IRD 7 speed freewheel, post is American Classic, stem is Cinelli 1R with VIA handlbars, Keo Classic pedals, Flite TI saddle, Mavic 501 hubs and GL330 rims with Gatorskins.

May leave as is or repaint black.

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You might call this a sleeper.
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Old 08-04-21, 11:29 AM
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Someone here has to be the rebel...



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Old 08-18-21, 07:14 PM
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9 speed with a triple. I thought about leaving the granny off for the photo, but it wouldn't look right to me.

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Old 08-19-21, 01:35 AM
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Black/silver is one of my favorite color combos.
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Old 08-23-21, 02:28 AM
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You don’t see those DT shifter adapters every day! Did Paul make them?
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They are Kelly TakeOffs. I got them some time ago to put on my wife’s bike but went with STI’s instead.

As I’ve gotten older I have been slowly moving away from friction downtube to index downtube to this setup and eventually to STI shifters.

The downside of this setup is that they do require going through different gyrations to position your hands in the right place to downshift and upshift. And they sit a tiny bit too far from the bars.

They we’re supposed to be short term, but they are starting to grow on me. Much nicer coming to a stop in traffic over downtube maintaining both hands on the bars.

The setup retains the downtube advantage of quickly going up or down through multiple gears with the flick of a lever, and you always know what gear you are in.

They are tough to find these days.

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Old 08-23-21, 06:51 AM
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You don’t see those DT shifter adapters every day! Did Paul make them?
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They are Kelly TakeOffs. I got them some time ago to put on my wife’s bike but went with STI’s instead.

As I’ve gotten older I have been slowly moving away from friction downtube to index downtube to this setup and eventually to STI shifters.

The downside of this setup is that they do require going through different gyrations to position your hands in the right place to downshift and upshift. And they sit a tiny bit too far from the bars.

They we’re supposed to be short term, but they are starting to grow on me. Much nicer coming to a stop in traffic over downtube maintaining both hands on the bars.

The setup retains the downtube advantage of quickly going up or down through multiple gears with the flick of a lever, and you always know what gear you are in.

They are tough to find these days.

John
I have a pair that I keep debating putting on a touring/commuting build I have planned. It'll either be Campagnolo 10 speed Ergos for a similar multiple up and downshifts running a triple up front with a shiftmate so I can run a shimano-compatible microshift RD and a larger (and cheaper and easier to find) shimano 10S cassette, or my Kelly Take Offs with 10 speed DA DT shifters on them. With my large hands, I never had a problem reaching the last time I used the Take Offs while riding on the hoods (I was commuting on Boston - spending most of my time on the hoods to keep my head up - on a beater bike with 6 speed and, when the derailleur got banged when parked, I never bothered to re-adjust, I just switched it to friction and kept on keeping on). The one downside of the Take Offs (besides limiting real estate if you want a large bar bag) is that you can't really shift from the drops like you can with Ergos. On the other hand, the mechanical simplicity means there's less to go wrong and it's a lot easier to fix if something does go wrong.
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Old 08-23-21, 06:55 AM
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Always interesting to see. I think the Gevenalle ones are possibly a better design. Thanks for the info!
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