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Breso

Member since Sep 2011 • Last active Oct 2017

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    More than slamming it seems to need a 150mm stem, that's a very short reach for such a massive drop saddle-bars and considering the saddle position in regard of the BB.

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    It starts to make more sense once I poorly potatochopped some wheels on.

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    Got the frame today, even if the top tube is 55cm and seat tube at the "recommended" 18", after setting the saddle at the correct height, seems to be small... Am I just not used to 90's mtb sizing?
    Probably I should judge just after fitting some wheels I guess!

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    Yeah! LX sounds appetising, 550 or 560?

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    That's stunning but I would personally steer away from Campag on MTB stuff for practical, functional and budget purposes.
    Did you find yours complete?
    Mine has a Campagnolo BB on, not sure if it's there by mistake or just because it was easier to find Campagnolo Italian threaded BB from stockist rather than Shimano ones... Who knows?

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    I've always wanted a heavy duty, cheap, not-so-worried-to-lock-up bike, and hopefully now I'm on the right direction.
    I'm waiting for this ugly duckling to come from Italy, a cheap, mid-range 90s frame, conditions were reflected on the price and I can't complain as it will be an incentive to keep the spending for parts as low as possible.
    I've never built a retro-MTB before so I will ask opinion from the experts on here.
    I don't want to stick the first cheap 90s groupset that I can find, as I always like some prep&research when building a bike from scratch.

    So, this model was sold between 1992 and 1995, and I've seen it only equipped with LX M550 or Exage 500LX.
    I would like to have STIs on it rather than thumbies.
    I guess it will be stupid to put anything better than LX or DX but I wouldn't mind splashing extra dinero for a ratty XT or XTR.
    Preferably it will have slick or semi-slick tyres on, tanwall? Am I asking too much?

    Please if you have bits for sale let me know.

    Here's a picture from the seller:

    Which stem and seatpost?
    Silver or black groupset? Mixed?


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    Means "end of cycle/pedestrian way" or better explained "walk/cycle through at your own risk".

    No photoshop, it's seriously common practice.

    The correct signs for No Cycling or No Pedestrians are these:

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