With a lot of time ahead i thought i‘d start with the important things and consolidate my bikes in one thread
First one is a berretto track frame i rode in Australia 7 years ago. Came across it on gumtree for (i think 3 or 4 hundred AUD). I think it was a 55x55 square geo but as i was not too much into the details at that time i can only recall that it had campa toe clips and that the previous owner had hammered a 27.0 SP into the 26.8 ST (which was also the reason why i decided not to take it back to europe). Unfortunately I cannot find the DS photos. Awesome ride and perfect fit!
Second is my orlowski track frame which i purchased back in 2011 or 2012. this thing has experienced numerous modifications including a complete respray by jacek himself in RAL 5004 (black blue) with a shiny finish
Didnt have time to take care of it but it needs a better crank and some chain tension. Rear disc is a converted HED disc thanks to @Lukas help
Third was my first road bike, a 2000 Specialized / S-Works Festina M4 Road with a lot of decals
I exchanged almost all parts except the ugly ultegra groupset. Also modified it for one time trial which was great due to the short geo
I still cannot believe that i passed a pair of NOS look delta / festina pedals on the bay back then :-(
Pics in chronological order (first pic = seller‘s pic)
Fourth is my current road bike that replaced the festina - a Specialized Allez Sprint Comp in brushed alloy
First pic is out of the box. Last pic is almost up-to-date except slammed top cap
Fifth is my current dad bike
- Replace studded winter tyres with Panaracer gravelkings /
- Replace ugly silver tektro/deore v brakes with black cannondale/deore
- Re-do light cables
First pic = sellers pic
Sixth is a project that i did not finish as i had to realise that the frame was too big for me...
Last is my latest purchase that got delivered to my parents today (so i cannot work on it as long as this virus is a thing): A black/gold CAAD 3 Saeco in immaculate condition/ 1st hand purchase
before (sellers pic) and after rebuild
Plan is to replace
I will keep the gunmetal ultegra groupset so that it is not an all black build
Studded winter tyres replaced by gravelking SKs
Happy that they work well with the green paint!
Still to do:
Finally managed to replace this ugly black/chrome/silverish tektro shimano breed of v brakes
Installed some black nos cannondale levers and black shimano v brakes
Also managed to re-do the light cables.
Dunno if my approach at the TT using a heat shrinking hose is state of the art but looks not too bad imho
Any idea for a low profile carbon rim like Campa Hyperon for my CAAD 3?
Edit: acquired this SP for the caad 3 to match the gubmetal ulterga groupset
SAECO CAD3 teaser
SAECO CAD3 teaser
Beautiful! More pics welcome ;)
Stem, bars, front wheel replaced, looks so much better already...
That orlowski is perfect.
Looking good dude
Pretty happy so far, new bartape and pedals away from shakedown ride
I threw my reynolds on it out of curiosity and now i fear i will regret riding this thing with ksyriums=]
Hot damn! Excellent work (minus the rear brake cable...), an OG Flite would look perfect on this and maybe a black CK headset if not too spendy.
Cable fixed @_@
Flite is not an option as it does not fit my a** at all.
CK might be in the long run ;-)))
Post shakedown ride with the originally intended wheels together with my brothers caad4
Replace shifters (6600–>6700) and cables and adjust drivetrain
Geiler shice :D
Now that the allez sprint and the saeco (except wheelset) are sorted i thought id upgrade the orlowski as the frame/geo and paintjob are still top 5 of all the track frames ive seen so far
Swapped drop bars out for a new low budget cockpit
Further, second hed disc acquired for €99 incl ship which id like to convert as a front disc
Parts have arrived so except for unforeseen difficulties i think im good to go
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