Anyone still have a steel bike?

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Benjiex
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by Benjiex

I still have my steel bike which is given to me by my grandfather. ;)

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DaveO
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I do, cheers!

nayr497
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Don't think I've ever posted my Tommasini Diamante here. 1990 frameset, 1991 C-Record gruppo, Ambrosio Excellence rims to C-Record hubs, pantographed Cinelli XA Stem, Cinelli Giro D'Italia 64 bars, Selle San Marco Regal.e saddle. Elite cages, LOOK pedals, fizik tape...Delta brakes. Sunny Sunday ride bicycle, though as I'm getting older...I'm beginning to realize I won't be around forever, so should ride the thing more!
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Calnago
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I do, cheers!
Love shots like this... bike’s great but I want some of those beer glasses. Restaurant I go to used to serve Peroni in those and it’s one of the reasons I’d order it. Last time I went they served it in some wimpy non descript glass and it just wasn’t the same :). They said all their “Peroni” glasses had either broken or vanished. It’s the little things in life...
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joejack951
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1984 Trek 660, full 105 5800 groupset, some early 2000s Mavic Cosmos wheels I had (11 speed compatible!), Ritchey Classic seatpost and handlebars, hand polished -17° Kalloy Uno stem, custom threadless conversion headset.

nayr497
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Stunning bike, Joe! Excellent choices on parts and nice setup!
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joejack951
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Thanks, nayr497! Here's another detail shot of the customized stem and threadless conversion headset of my own design:

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nayr497
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Are you an engineer or just like tinkering on things? Use a polishing wheel or actually hand polish that stem? Kinda curious how tall you are as well, as I'm on the shorter side and those tubes and angles look like I'd fit right in on that awesome bike.

Nice work! Amazing that an older frame can look totally slick with modern parts. That's cool!
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joejack951
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nayr497 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Are you an engineer or just like tinkering on things? Use a polishing wheel or actually hand polish that stem? Kinda curious how tall you are as well, as I'm on the shorter side and those tubes and angles look like I'd fit right in on that awesome bike.

Nice work! Amazing that an older frame can look totally slick with modern parts. That's cool!
Mechanical engineer that does product design for a living (mostly medical devices) so this kind of stuff is right up my alley. I used a Scotch Brite wheel mounted on a bench grinder to remove the anodizing then a buffing wheel (mounted on the other side) with polishing compound to shine it up. Took quite a while but I couldn't find anything off the shelf so I went for the next best option.

I'm 174cm tall, what I consider on the short side. If you are ever near Delaware, you are welcome to stop by and take it for a spin, though I do have friends in NC, too..

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Tinea Pedis
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Buff up that seat post and it'll be even better.

Looks terrific as it is already.

nayr497
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Ha, Joe. My father is a mechanical engineer, was thinking that might be the case:) I spent a few summers at lacrosse camps in Delaware, thanks for the invite! I'm actually from upstate NY (father was at G.E.), but my wife is from NC, so that's why I'm here.
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Tinea Pedis
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My Baum got a re-spray, same scheme. Eight year old frame looking like brand new again.

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by iwantone

Well.... That BAUM is just pretty

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by parkerlewis

My main road bike is this Gamshara frame, with extralite/enve wheels. It was a full custom order, built in Japan.
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