Anyone still have a steel bike?

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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

I love that.
Seeing a retro bike with the owner riding it nearly 30 years ago. That’s super cool.
Great looking bike also.


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beepbeep
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by beepbeep

I bought this tatty Liotto Super with a view to custom. Stripped and painted olive drab with new decals designed using the current Liotto logo. The frame weighs a respectable 1600g (Columbus Genius), built up with 10 speed Record, finished with a polished 3T cockpit.

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kgt
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by kgt

Fow does she ride? I always lusted after a columbus genius frame.

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guyc
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That is lovely

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themidge
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by themidge

Did I see this on LFGSS a while ago? Looks really nice, especially the olive green paint :thumbup:

beepbeep
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by beepbeep

@kgt - feels light and responsive, also stiffer than it's thin tubes suggest.

@guyc - thanks, I'm pleased with the result, it's a keeper (for the time being anyway)

@themidge - yep you're right, olive was the right choice

backdoor
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by backdoor

beepbeep wrote:I bought this tatty Liotto Super with a view to custom. Stripped and painted olive drab with new decals designed using the current Liotto logo. The frame weighs a respectable 1600g (Columbus Genius), built up with 10 speed Record, finished with a polished 3T cockpit.

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That turned out pretty sweet.

Did you have it painted or paint it yourself?

An what paint did you use?



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coreyaugustus
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by coreyaugustus

Daaaaaang, that looks the business. Please tell me there's a build thread on this somewhere.
beepbeep wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:45 pm
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BmanX
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by BmanX

Updated English Build. As shown 6500g set up at 1x for now. Some new parts on the way and can switch over to my race wheels to get this under 6000g
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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

BmanX wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Updated English Build. As shown 6500g set up at 1x for now. Some new parts on the way and can switch over to my race wheels to get this under 6000g
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I love English cycles, that's classic. I'd love to own one.

beepbeep
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by beepbeep

backdoor wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:20 pm
That turned out pretty sweet.

Did you have it painted or paint it yourself?

An what paint did you use?
Thank you!

I did paint it myself, with Montana spray paints. Usually quite pleased with their products but the olive drab was a pain to use - nozzle blocked constantly, large drops and a rough, easily chipped finish - maybe because it's matte?

beepbeep
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by beepbeep

coreyaugustus wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Daaaaaang, that looks the business. Please tell me there's a build thread on this somewhere.
Thanks! I've always wanted an olive drab bike and when I saw this frame needing some TLC at a good price a project was born, pleased with out it turned out.
There's a build thread over on LFGSS: https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/331111/


ElCollier23
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by ElCollier23

Yes, I still have one in the garage.

kgibbo1868
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by kgibbo1868

ElCollier23 wrote:Yes, I still have one in the garage.
I have one in the oven...... details soon ;-)


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