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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9100 on: 24 February, 2021, 05:32:14 pm »
Very nice  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Only the STI levers looks a bit out of place for me, but it's probably me who is getting too grumpy :(

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9101 on: 24 February, 2021, 05:48:00 pm »
20210224_154515 by rogerzilla, on Flickr

There you go - all built up now.  And only half a pound heavier than the titanium team bikes that year.
Tidy.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9102 on: 24 February, 2021, 05:55:54 pm »
You need some of these : -
Rust never sleeps

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9103 on: 24 February, 2021, 06:02:03 pm »
20210224_154515 by rogerzilla, on Flickr

There you go - all built up now.  And only half a pound heavier than the titanium team bikes that year.

Very very nice.  Would look even better with a white perch though.  😉

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9104 on: 03 March, 2021, 08:54:25 am »
Very nice work, RZ  :thumbsup:

The STIs over downtube shifters get my vote. The latter might be more of the period, but having put downtube shifters on a retro project of my own, I never enjoyed riding it anywhere as much as I'd hoped.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9105 on: 08 March, 2021, 07:00:51 pm »
It's actually because the empty head tube cable guides would annoy me.  The shifters are Sora, which is the only choice for 7 speed.
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9106 on: 08 March, 2021, 09:29:55 pm »
STI is actually equally period correct, it's why the head tube cables guides are there.

But the bars, saddle, rims are not  ;D

Does the rear gear cable loop need to be that big?

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9107 on: 15 March, 2021, 05:15:12 pm »
Yes.  Yes, it does.

The worst offences against period-correctness are the crankset and BB, which pre-date the frame by several years, and the 6500 hubset.  7810 pedals are a bit late, too, but no-one rides SPD-R any more and 7810 is the best pedal ever made by Shimano...one pro still uses them, I believe.

It's meant to look right, not be right!
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9108 on: 15 March, 2021, 06:07:55 pm »
It's meant to look right, not be right!

You've changed!  ;D

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9109 on: 15 March, 2021, 09:14:51 pm »
I'm not putting DA 7700 cranks on it because (a) Octalink and (b) the logos are always rubbed off.  7400 (7402 here) has engraved logos and the 7400 BB is square taper.  Apparently it's not quite JIS, so you should use the proper cup-and-cone BB and not just slap in a 113mm UN55.
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9110 on: 16 March, 2021, 08:34:30 am »
I was very close last month to pulling the trigger on a new Trek Emonda on C2W to replace my much loved and used Genesis equilibrium disc.   I requested the voucher and everything and was all set to buy.  I’ve lost a bit of weight myself I wanted a lighter, quicker bike for summer riding.  I’m sure I would have loved the Trek but the thought of looking after a £2.5k bike was causing me a bit of stress... to the point where I realised I wasn’t enjoying the bike shopping experience.  It just seems like a huge amount of money to spunk on a bike when I have a family (even though they encouraged it). 

So I decided to see what I could buy second hand on a budget that could get close to the trek.   This is the result .......

Van Rysal RR 900 AF - £350
Purchased off FB market place - 4 months old with full 105 and direct mount front brake and hardly used.  Came with mint Mavic aksium wheels and conti rubber that I will be selling.  Been looing at these for a while for a build as they kept winning loads of budget bike awards.  Cant believe the whole thing only cost £350 - he even threw in a pump, bottles, lock, bag, lights and tubes.  Just needed it gone.

Mavic Krysium Elite S wheel set - £80
Local buy from FB market place - one rim has a braking surface that’s a bit concave but local bike shop think it’s got a plenty of life left - otherwise rims and bearings are great)

Selle Italia SLR titanium saddle - £35
Again market place bargain and perfect

11-32 cassette to replace the 11-28 on the bike (it has a long cage mech already) - £15 off a mate

Conti GP5000 28 mm - £37 (on offer at wiggle now and I had another new one in the garage to add)

Latex tubes - £25 for the pair

Koolstop pads - £5, unopened from local rider

Local bike shop to check everything over, mini service, swap wheels and cassette and supply/fit a bigger chain for the new 32 cassette - £50

All in, bike, parts and service- just under £600!

Feeling very smug about this one - my favourite bike before this has been a £300 charge plug single speed with some spa hand built wheels added that has given me endless miles of no problem fun and I think I’m now a full convert to cheap bikes.  This one felt great with the Aksium rims that it came on but it’s night and day switching to the new rims, tire and tube combo.

Hoping to pick up some used carbon bits to bring the weight down more I’ve never had a power meter before but I have the budget left to add a used one into the mix here if one comes up locally.

Looking forward to getting in some big rides very soon - really impressed with the frame - with the new wheels and rubber set up it feels as comfy as my steel genesis.  Gone down from a 58 to 56 which is something I have wanted to try out for a while- I think i could do with a few mm extra on the stem but I really like the more compact set up and will try it out an a long ride before I make a change







Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9111 on: 16 March, 2021, 10:03:32 am »
Nice one !!  Fully approve of all of that.
Rust never sleeps

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9112 on: 16 March, 2021, 10:06:31 pm »
That is quite a drop to the bars  :o
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9113 on: 17 March, 2021, 12:34:29 pm »
What can I say - for a big guy i'm quite bendy  :D

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9114 on: 17 April, 2021, 08:02:59 pm »
New Raleigh Record Sprint project bike on today's outing.  Rides really well.  Modified 105 5703 triple 50-39-24 with 11-32, used the 20" gear up Blowingstone hill!  Took in some gravel up to & over the Ridgeway, 28mm Paselas & Shimano RS100 wheels.

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9115 on: 18 April, 2021, 10:16:27 am »
Very nice! :thumbsup:
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9116 on: 19 April, 2021, 09:36:06 am »
love that -really nice

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9117 on: 19 April, 2021, 10:01:43 am »
That's lovely. Good work.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9118 on: 19 April, 2021, 02:25:23 pm »
Because I'm doing more shorter & faster rides with the other ½, I thought it was time to invest in an attempt to keep up:


Cannondale Caad13 with 105.  Aluminium, because I prefer the ride to Carbon. Stiff enough but still OK for 3-4 hours.   I got it last year and initially it felt sluggish setting off, but I've changed the wheels & tyres and it now goes beautifully.  It's not as comfy but is noticeably quicker than my 15 yr old Ti road bike - we can now do [flat] rides together and stay together most of the way round! 

(and it has fittings for mudguards!  :D)

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9119 on: 19 April, 2021, 02:30:33 pm »
That looks neat. It may have fittings for mudguards, but how on earth would you fit one to the rear wheel ? Seat tube >< Rear tyre looks pretty close to me.
Rust never sleeps

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9120 on: 19 April, 2021, 03:19:35 pm »
I've never actually tried, but I recon there's space - just! the seat tube isnt straight, there's a bit of a 'bow' to the back of it.  There's a low profile Allen bolt in the mounting hole already and there's a surprising amount of clearance to the tyre.......

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9121 on: 19 April, 2021, 03:53:41 pm »
It's a nice sagey colour.
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9122 on: 19 April, 2021, 04:03:17 pm »
Nice. You need to get that hacksaw out unless that stack of spacers is for hanging a coat on.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9123 on: 20 April, 2021, 02:26:55 pm »


My two bikes.

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #9124 on: 20 April, 2021, 03:11:53 pm »
Is that a surfboard in your pannier?