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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Mar 2017
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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    I got to thinking this morning that I should sell this frame as 12 months on it's still right at the back of the queue and no sign of it being built up into something rideable.

    It's a Contini Aero, resprayed a kind of Cinelli blue. Tubes are apparently Columbus Neuron with a Genius fork. Both frame & fork fully chromed. The tubes are heavily reshaped, at first glance looking like MAX however with a pronounced aero shape. Not sure if the headtube lugs are MAX modified to fit the slightly different shape of these tubes or something else entirely. Downtube is bi-oval like MAX and the seat tube also tapers to what looks similar to a MAX bottom bracket shell.

    130 rear, 27,2 seatpost, 22,2 stem, BSC bottom bracket. Stronglight A9 headset spins smoothly and is in good aesthetic condition too.

    I actually forgot to measure it up again this morning but from memory it's 61 or 60.5c-c and 59cm in length.

    The repaint is only so-so, IMO it really requires another layer of laquer.

    Only issue worth noting is the rear derailleur cable guide has been stressed a little and the ends have splayed a bit. I can't see it being an issue long term with a properly sized cable/ferrule setup.

    Ideally looking to recoup what I payed, 250eur here in Paris, with shipping (EU) & Paypal fees looking at 310eur max.




















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    Yeah apparently so.. had the group sat around a few years now and still mulling what to do with it, try it or just sell it.

    Functionally I've no doubt Athena 11 would be best fit and get me riding it most, Mavic probably the least sensible.

    Somewhere in between all the others.

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    Also considering 7800 yeah and have some of the group sat around just in case, I know functionally it's awesome but I prefer aesthetically the other groups so it's rather at the back of my mind.

    If I go with it I can't imagine i'll use the 7800 crankset but as @PhilDAS says some more classic cranks. I've a few Specialites TA Zephyr cranksets put aside for that eventuality, like these but the double versions:

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    In a few minds what to do with this, period correct would be 8 speed DA-740X with integrated brake/shift levers. Wouldn't mind 9 speed DA-7700 also. Or 10 speed Record alu/carbon would look nice. Was also pondering this morning 10 speed Force, the shiny grey parts would look pretty good. Or otherwise a Mavic electronic groupset. Or 11 speed silver Athena.

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    Now that sounds like a plan.

    Next!








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    Switched from one cheap carbon seatpost that was slipping to a different cheap carbon seatpost that's clicking.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Looks like an anodized 7400 (Road) crankset

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    I run a DA7500 bb without issue with mine.

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