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  • I got some Shimano 600 EX levers with gum hoods that would suit. I'll swap them for your Campag ones....

    I'm surprised you got them Cinelli bars in the SR stem. Your saddle is very low, very 50's.

    A shot from the drive side would have been nice too.

    Sounds critical but just observations, looks good imo - apart from the white hoods.

  • Just got a Dura Ace 7403 groupset shall I fit it the Duell instead of the Chorus Ergo group on it now?

    No.

    yes

    Thanks that puts an end to my confusion then :)

    Fuck DA, Simplex that shit up!

    My missus struggles to understand how I can get so excited about a mech. Lovely. Yours?

  • thanks tel for the offer but ill keep the hoods, the cinelli criterium bars were 26.4mm and they fitted perfectly hehe. I am a short guy so the bike just fits...pic coming up from driveside just for you. I would have preferred the raleigh bars you offered me but shame they wouldnt have fitted on the stem. Spent an age cleaning all the gunk from the chainset, now shiny shiny!

  • The brick should be on the non-drive side :-)

  • lol you people are hard to please aren't you!

  • The problem is with downtube shifters is they suck compared to ergos/sti when actually riding the bike rather than just looking at it

    I have Dura ace ds on the Colnago indexed and I don't just look at it.

  • I have Dura ace ds on the Colnago indexed and I don't just look at it.

    I'm sure. There will always be people who will persist in using old technology even though it has been superseded in function (and form on some bikes). That doesn't mean that downshifters don't suck compared to Ergos, they do, it just means that you are willing to sacrifice better function so that you are using the 'correct' technology for the period of the bike.

    Horses for courses, but I can't think of a situation (when riding) where downtube shifters are preferable to Ergos.

  • Lovely looking bike. Great build.

    I was looking at it thinking of what it reminded me of and then I got it-
    Chas Roberts White Spider MTB - I used to dream of having one of those.
    I guess its the fillet brazing, colour scheme, and sloping top tube.
    I wish I had a pic to post next to it to compare.

    Dave Lloyd is finally finished! Rides like a dream :)

    http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy160­/Jampster/IMAG0011.jpg

  • I have them on all the geared bikes except one. With good kit they work as well as ergos and are far easier to set up.

    The advantage ergos have is not indexing but the ease with which you can change gear, especially up hill or on a corner.

  • I'm sure. There will always be people who will persist in using old technology even though it has been superseded in function (and form on some bikes). That doesn't mean that downshifters don't suck compared to Ergos, they do, it just means that you are willing to sacrifice better function so that you are using the 'correct' technology for the period of the bike.

    Horses for courses, but I can't think of a situation (when riding) where downtube shifters are preferable to Ergos.

    i would agree with KC- i don't like ergos... shimano and campagnolo sell them as up to date but they are over-engineered imho - i love that dt shifters aren't indexed so you just flip up and flip down for a perfect silent gear change faster than any indexed shifters -

    but what do i know? i usually forget i have gears and only change when i can't get up a hill. (god bless singlespeed ruining my brain)
    i preferred my retro XT thumb shifters to gear pods or gripshift on the mountain bike - i think it's just preference rather than whether one is better or worse, but i reckon DT shifters are lighter/faster/easier to maintain so that tells me they out perform anything else (for me)

    p.s you ever tried servicing a shimano ergo lever? they may as well be disposable!

  • It's different strokes for different folks/purposes.

    IMO the best shifters are mtb trigger-style ones. They're faster and easier to use than anything road bikes, old or young, have to offer...but then they're not all that fitting on a period road bike are they.

  • There's some lovely bikes on this thread - I really need to spend some time going through it.

  • Spent most of the day sorting the brake cabling out. Still a bit of work to do, but nearly there.

    Apologies for the crap picture, taken on a phone in the kitchen due to shitty weather...

    http://www.lfgss.com/album.php?albumid=1­489&pictureid=8797

  • ^ ha.

  • drop bar on a time trial frame? how low can you get??

  • That is mint, what size is it?

    More pictures!

    59 cm.

    Hopefully I'll do it justice!

    Been trying to find out some information about the frame:

    Anyone?

  • Spent most of the day sorting the brake cabling out. Still a bit of work to do, but nearly there.

    Apologies for the crap picture, taken on a phone in the kitchen due to shitty weather...

    http://edmiston.futura.com/flex/img/temp­/IMAG0315_1.jpg

    Wowzerz.

    I like.

    Mad drop.

  • Looks almost unrideable. Mind you i've seen some lo-pros with a track stem and drops (although i think thats purely to get everything lined up, rather than to ride)
    If it were me i'd for sure need some profiles on there..

  • drop bar on a time trial frame? how low can you get??

    I tried to fit the bar to the wheel but it wasn't working :)

  • looks a million bucks (drachma)

  • Awesome! Matching frame/forks/pedals.

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