After 3 years I have finally got round to updating the post. Will add the weights when i get a new set of scales and strip it down at the end of the summer (this will annoy some of you).
The idea of the build is a not a replica of early 2000s bikes, but an updated interpretation. I loved Simoni's Fondriest of 2001 and Tonkov's Fondriest of 2002, Millar's /VDB's MBK (really cyfacs etc.), but could never afford them at the time. I have put on weight over the winter (like 9kgs
). Slowly losing it to get back down to 75Kg's at which point I will replace the Regal (which my butt loves) with my SLR, and at which point might consider a lighter post (Smud?). Also considering a Smud Front Derailleur clamp and Record 10 Fd, which would be lighter, but would spoil the tying together of silver parts. Apologies for the rather rushed photography. The removal of decals from the seatpost and forks has really improved the aesthetics, still need to put some UV303 protectant, and do a final wet sand at 1000 grit to get a lovel y satin finish.
I am considering dabbling with tubulars and might get the wheelset rebuilt with Ambrosio F20s at the end of the season, as I love the small box cross section (the excellight's have a slightly raised v profile which doesn't look as classy IMHO. I used to tt on Tubulars and enjoyed the gluing process
Please chip in with any suggestions on where to take the build next , but I am happy with the aesthetics and reliability of the current set up.
Bertoletti Fire Frame - 56.5 tt, 52. 5 st, 73 STA, 15.5 ht, 73 hta (built to exact requirements, I let Marco choose chainstay length as he is knows better than I do on this aspect of geometry). I have longer legs and ape like arms, with a proportionally short torso.
Forks - Refinished Stella Azzura Bellagio - clear coat and decals stripped - need to add some UV 303 protectant when I have time
Seatpost - Refinished Stella Azzura Monza - same as above. I might also wet sand with 1000 grit to get a better finish when I have time
Seatpost Collar - Campag 31.8
Saddle - Selle San Marco Regal, Ti Rails - love this saddle is so comfy but is more than twice the weight of my SLR
Stem - Deda Newton 26.0 12 cm
Bars - ITM millenium 4 ever 26, 44cm (o-o) - I love shape of these bars not quite sure how they class them (round, shallow etc). Got these NOS and I love them
Headset - Campag Record 1"
Headset cap - Fibrelyte
Headset expander - MPart 1" - this is heavy but it is the only 1" expander that does not slip - I would be grateful if there are any recommendations out there. And no I wont remove it, I like the mental reassurance
Ergos - Campag Record 10sp
FD - Campag Centaur 2009, 31.8 band
RD - Campag Centaur 2009, short cage, modified with Tiso alu pivot bolt, Fibrelyte Mech Cage, Fibrelyte jockey wheels
Chainset - Campag Record 10 sp square taper - my favourite component, simple, looks classy, not worried about stiffness, I ain't no Cippolini.
BB - Campag Record 10 sp square taper - smooth as butter
Chain - KMC 10XSl Gold finish - I think silver would tie in better with the build, will replace when I wear out the cassette
Cassette - Recon 12/25 - had to get the gold finish as there wasn't a silver one in stock when I wanted it. Takes a bit longer to get the shifting correct, but doesn't bite into the freewheel, and is one of the few ww parts in this build. I have learned to love it
Brakes - Campag Athena - love the finish and they work very well.
Cables Gear/Brake - Ilinks with campag inner cables. Totally adore the alligator outer links, so much easier to get the cable length bang on. I have managed to use none of the ghastly long ferrules and the shifting is spot on. I wouldn't use anything else now.
Wheels - Ambriosio Excellight SSC, PMP hubs, DT Revs 28/32 - Super smooth hubs, might not be superlight, but they will last and all parts except hub shell are replaceable
Tires - Vittoria Evo SC - love the classic looks, bigger volume than Veloflex that I have used and loved for 6 years. They are going to get dirty - will make up my mind after 1000km
Inner Tubes - Michelin Aircomp Light - tried latex loved the feel but hated the reliability of them (developing bulges over time). These are light and with a great machined valve (much better than vittoria which are crap).
Pedals - Look Keo Blade Ti 16nm - I cannot explain just how great these are, light and work really effectively. I wouldn't use anything else now.