These are all rad but I particularly like the motta. Nice work!
Thanks, yes the Motta is gorgeous. Paint is quite chipped, I might get it repainted one day. I was thinking it would look great in white, keeping the chromed fork...
As requested, details of my Gios Compact. Cable guides around the BB are amazing, and the adjustable dropouts...
Build will start next week!
Never seen such a dropout before, brutal!
All very nice... esp black pug
all of them..... i like all of them!
Love the blk/purp peugeot and the concorde but the denti’s colorway/decals (in particular head badge) kill it
Hope you get well soon
I hope this bike fever you've caught helps with the rest of your general health ;)
My favourite is the concorde but they're all very nice bikes!
Finished the 86 Gios Compact. Campagnolo Record 10 speed. Very pleased with this!
Good work on all the builds. You've hit the nail on the head in finding bike building very therapeutic. I personally tinker and build just as much as ride for the same reason. Do you ever prescribe this to others? I often find myself thinking it would be a better alternative to some other therapies.
Yep this is banging. Lovely summer bike.
Nice builds, Gios is really good. A more classic black seatpost would finish it off for me but not great options if you need an inline. Max tyre size 23c?
Thanks, it’s great. Yes, I would have preferred a plain seatpost but as you say the choice is limited for inline and 27.0mm. And even 23mm tyres are quite tight on this frame!
I agree Joel. I think anything that really makes you concentrate and clears your head is good. A lot of people like knitting! The combination of an absorbing process to do with your hands and a way to exercise makes cycling and bike building hard to beat. In particular, last summer as I prepared for major surgery I had more time to cycle than I have had in years, and I am convinced that getting so fit was massively helpful for my recovery. Obviously I would recommend exercise to anyone getting ready for an operation, and for anyone so inclined I think building and looking after your bike(s) is much more satisfying than taking it to a shop and getting someone else to do it!
What I’ve been doing for a job for nigh on 20 years!
Gios is my favourite so far...
Haha spot on! Don’t think I used the words occupational therapy anywhere in this thread but that’s exactly what this is. I worked a lot with OTs earlier in my career when I did rehab medicine, massive respect for this really important job!
Also, you sold me the groupset that’s on my Gios, it’s great. Thanks again!
All these builds are awesome.. I agree with the whole therapeutic thing.. I found a rather larger hole in my heart last year that knocked me for six, since I couldn't ride I would just tinker at bikes to 'keep my hand in'. I'm all better now and getting back to cycling again.. great thread..
Love all of your wotk, bravo
Aha! Glad it made it onto a lovely build 😎 I find that potttering / planning a project is “my” time and I could do it for hours- days on end if other responsibilities didn’t need my attention!
In fact doodling and sketching is one of my hobbies- years ago I came up with this character that is into bikes and pottering .., called Jackson Potter . Discovering gardening now too!
My long-awaited wheels from China arrived so I finally managed to finish rebuilding my Peugeot 753. DA 9000 suits the frame so much better than SRAM Red (on previous page). Had a lovely ride in the sunshine yesterday!
That is lovely, reminds me of my first road bike, a Peugeot Ultima 653, think it’s still hung in a mates garage with a stuck dura ace bottom bracket.
Thanks, it’s great to ride and really light - i keep meaning to find some scales and weigh this, and the Gios too...
The Gios is lovely and the Peugeot is absolutely stunning but would look even better with tanwalls like the Gios
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