Colnago International 1986
Claud Butler Cape Wrath 1997
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So I finally got a seatpost shim for gf GT Talera— sort of done but not really, went for a ride around the town - Brakes are terribly setup. Defo needs recabling.
Ah lovely quarantine times!
I came up with idea I would like to build a neo-retro CX and found retro alan frame. Great! Got the frame shipped within Europe, unpacked it and VUALIA - a crack in the seatpost collar.
Any thoughts on what should I do?
- Return it. It was advertised as "dirty only".
- Weld it - the crack is in the lug, not the tube - I contacted local LBS and they suggest that it would be safe to ride. Seller pays fees and probably a part of the cost of the frame.
Which direction I should go?
So 10 speed is on! It changed the feel of the bike, I can't stress how much I recommend it for anyone who is thinking about it.
Also, due to non-bike related wrist injury I couldn't keep regular ODi grips, and decided to get some Ergon GA3 & also - I have been doing some long distance rides and felt that I needed an alternative hand position, therefore, I got some bar ends in the middle of handlebar.
Some pics of recent ride and setup
Was wondering if anybody going to let go their surly cross check or something similar >> f&f, maybe full build.
(V-brakes (yes i know), tyre clearance, classic look)
56 - 58 size
All the drivetrain became crusty, it was time to change chain and cassette so I decided to go for full 10 speed instead.