Guerciotti builds - Updated pics ...

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Hey forum goers, I am new to your forum, though I have flicked over to WW many times in the past. I have been cycling for just under 30 years now and still love it. My daily commuters are an On-One Il Pompino, or my Boardman comp depends how I feel :wink: for my other duties I have a Guerciotti Alero, which I brought after trading up from my Kinesis Racelight KiC2. I hope to be able to give some input to various discussions :D as well as take something away from them :wink:

Catch you later 8)
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:welcome:

Please do post pics of your rides, and tell us what your plans are for your bikes!
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:D hey thanks for the warm welcome, pity the other forum users are too busy to stop by :lol:

I will post up some pics of my rides when I have cleared work and am into the weekend. To be honest I would love to be able to spend loads of cash on trick bits on my Guerciotti and strip it down to a sensible minimum weight, but my problem is I am 95kgs and I don't want to put anything in jeopardy :roll: :? :lol:

I can't ever think of a time when fat bloke & light bike were in the same sentence :cry:
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Break at the office. Another Welcome! As Pete said please do post pictures of your current bikes. Any upgrades in mind for any of them?
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Hey Juan :wink: will post pics as soon as poss.

The only immediate upgrades I am thinking of are new cableset & saddle for the Guerciotti. I just can't make out from the corporate literature exactly what components I need to run Goodridge cables and outers for my gear & brake set up , I have standard Campag 10 speed cables atm, and from reading reviews Goodridge sound the best alternative :?

As regards the saddle I am tempted to go Fizik, but I don't like to go with the flow normally I like to do my own thing, but saying that saddles are all generally well covered :( I have always fancied a San Marco Regal - yeah hardley light I know, I have a 'Rolls' on my commuter and it is the comfiest saddle ever :)

If you have any suggestions :smartass: let me know please

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Still stuck at work but managed to link to some of my pics ...

My Beone TEN SS MTB I used for commuting
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My On-One Il Pompino taken at my local tennis courts last summer - wish it was that sunny now :x
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My 853 track bike - wish I'd have kept it now :cry:
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more pics to come soon ... :wink:
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Evening Forum people ... I have got a question .... I am having trouble with my Guerciotti Alero, the seat tube is 29.4mm and although I have shimmed it down to 27.2mm I just can't get the 'right' look. I have a Controltech team issue 2A seatpost atm, which is more easy on the eye, than my new carbon one which just looks wrong.

Do any forummers know of a 29.4mm seatpost with 25mm lay back :?:
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That's a problem some Pegoretti's share.....

Thomson layback ....but let's be honest.... friends don't let friends ride thomson laybacks (ugly) :)

WR Composti makes a nice carbon 29.4 but hard to get hold of......specially in America, you might be able to track one down in good old blighty though.

That's all I got

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Deda Magic Stick would look good on your frame. Might be hard to get hold of, though...

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corky wrote:That's a problem some Pegoretti's share.....

Thomson layback ....but let's be honest.... friends don't let friends ride thomson laybacks (ugly) :)

WR Composti makes a nice carbon 29.4 but hard to get hold of......specially in America, you might be able to track one down in good old blighty though.

That's all I got


Thanks for your input. WR wasn't a company I had considered, but tbh the seatpost looks good ....

http://www.wrcompositi.it/catalogo.php?prodotto=40

I will contact the importers today to see what they say :roll:
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lcoolb wrote:Deda Magic Stick would look good on your frame. Might be hard to get hold of, though...


Cheers for that, I will consider it :wink:
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This is where I am with my Guerciotti build ........

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I would like to upgrade to a matching 12k full carbon fork (I will source some 'Guerciotti' decals for the forks later), I want to change the bars, stem & seatpost (as previously mentioned).

I have been looking at the Deda super zero seat post this morning :?
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Looks great! (But then, I'm biased :wink: )
Deda Superzero doesn't come in 29.4 AFAIK.
If you go for Deda, consider the Black Fin fork. Full carbon, reasonably light and very stiff.

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:wink: thanks, your whisper looks awesome 8)

Yeah regards the seatpost I would have to have the 27.2mm shim in :roll: I need to colour it in with something, it sticks out like a sore thumb at the moment :evil:

I'll do some research on the black fin - thanks for the heads up :thumbup:
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Thanks, yeah, i love my Whisper :D

Regarding the shim: if I were you I'd try to find a plastic one. They come in black and there's less chance that you scratch your fine Superzero seatpost.

Looking forward to see your completed Alero!

Edit: what year is your Alero? I see that the 2010 model already comes with a Deda Black Fin...

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