Best Components of the Past

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StiffWeenies
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by StiffWeenies

We can easily find out which products are the latest and greatest today by clicking "Sort by Price Descending" on the website of our retailer of choice. But what about components of the past? What used to be considered the ultimate in boutique bicycle customization?

Lately, I've been toying with the idea of retalizing some older bikes from the early 2000s to early 2010s era. I like to keep things period correct by matching the frameset with parts of the same vintage.

The following is my working list of interesting high end components from the past, please feel free to add to it!

Handlebars:
3T Ergonova LTD, Ergosum LTD & Rotundo LTD
Cinelli Ram3, Ram2 & Neo Morphe
Deda Alanera RHM
ITM

Stems:
3T ARX LTD & Integra LTD
Zipp SL Speed
Extralite

Seatposts:
3T Doric LTD (straight) & Palladio LTD (setback)
Campagnolo Record seatpost
Ritchey Superlogic

Wheels:
Mad Fiber Road.2 (avoid Clincher model due to delamination issues?)
Lightweight Gipfelsturm
Campagnolo Bullet Ultra / Fulcrum Red Wind XLR (50mm, 80mm & 105mm)
Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon Exalith 45mm & Comete Pro Carbon Exalith 60mm

Forks:
3T Rigida LTD fork
THM Scapula CT & Scapula F (integrated brake) forks
Oval Concepts A911 & R911 JetStream II aero forks
Ridley 4ZA Fast aero fork (further developments of Oval Concepts?)
Easton EC90 SL aero fork

Rim Brakes:
M5 Ligfietsen Powerarch
ax-lightness Orion AX3000
TRP R979 EQ Magnesium
Mr. Control JULY-7905-CNC (also branded as Fouriers BR-DX001, Token Accura, Oval Concepts, Planet-X, etc. but Mr. Control appears to be the OEM)
Simkins Designs Egg
Magura RT8 TT hydraulic
SRAM hydraulic
Ciamillo Zero Gravity (1st Gen)
TriRig Omega (1st Gen)
eeCycleworks eeBrakes (1st Gen)

Disc Brakes:
Formula RR1 (brakes & levers for Di2 10s/EPS 11s, used on C59 Disc)
TRP Hylex RS (brakes & levers for Di2 Climbing/SRAM Blip)
TRP Parabox
Trickstuff Doppelmoppel
Hope V-Twin
Giant Conduct

Cranksets:
Fulcrum Racing Torq RRS (Fulcrum branded Super Record crankset)
Dura-Ace FC-7800C
Ciamillo Gravitas
Look Zed 3 & Zed 2
Miche Supertype Carbon HSL
FSA K-Force 130BCD MegaExo & SL-K 110BCD MegaExo
ax-lightness Pelton
B.O.R. Germany / Tune Triebtreter chainrings

Drivetrain:
Rotor 2x11 hydraulic
Acros A-GE RDA prototype hydraulic
Tiso Altore 366 (Shimano) & Sereo 130 (Campagnolo) derailleurs (compatible with Campagnolo 2x11?)
Tiso prototype 2x12 wireless
KCNC prototype 2x12
Eugen Allmendinger / BTP / Carbon Crew / Carbonsports Lightweight rear derailleur
Wolfgang Berner's Schaltwerk (first ever OSPW?)
RALTech Aero Derailleur Cage

Other:
Fibre-Lyte carbon plates for derailleurs and other trim pieces
BTP carbon hoods for SRAM
Nokon carbon shift and brake links
Campagnolo Record bottle cages
old dual sided power meters from SRM, Pioneer, etc.
Last edited by StiffWeenies on Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:20 pm, edited 22 times in total.

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Maaaan I like this thread had loads of these bits...
I know he's fallen from grace but surely we need the
Zero gravity calipers in here too..

Basso Diamante super record EPS 12
BMC slr01 ultegra Di2

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StiffWeenies
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MrCurrieinahurry wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:16 pm
Maaaan I like this thread had loads of these bits...
I know he's fallen from grace but surely we need the
Zero gravity calipers in here too..

Basso Diamante super record EPS 12
BMC slr01 ultegra Di2
Added! Ted worked best when he was honest

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by m4k1

Should be a pic based thread

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by Lucendi

The Zipp SL Speed stem was a top of the line stem in as I remember it;

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by NiFTY

Early 2010s weren't that long ago

Ritchey superlogic setback post easily lighter and better than the 3t listed. (still running one)
Extralite stem
EE brake (around in 2009)
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by StiffWeenies

Thank you all for your contributions so far, they've been added to the list

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All the Fizik finsihing kit was top notch!
Felt F1 DA9050
Cinelli Supercorsa DA9000
DeRosa Nuovo Classico SR12
Eddy Mercks Corsa Extra Ch12
Cielo Classic Sportif U8000
Concorde DA7800
Trek L500
Brooklyn Gangsta V4 with DXR
Cannondale CAAD 10 Track

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Strava

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by froze

2000 to 2010 is the past?? I thought you meant prior to the 90's. 2000 to 2010 is no fun.

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My 2002 Look 381i (a la Jaja) had:
Chorus groupo (10 speed, one more than Others)
Campagnolo Proton wheels with Veloflex Master tyres and latex tubes
Ritchey WCS bars & stem
Selle Italia Flite seat (not so sure about this one), on Look seatpost
Shimano SPD-R pedals
Ciusi bottle cages
I thought (still think) that was pretty on-point albeit Working-Class-Man, rather than best of the best.
Less is more.

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by jih

Campagnolo Record ahead headset with the carbon topcap and custom alloy bolt. Pure class.

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by Juanmoretime

I would have to say Campagnolo Record 10 speed groupo and Cycle Dynamics cassettes belong here. Wheels built by Troy Watson belong here too.Chris King headsets and BTP waterbottle cages could join the list too.

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by m4k1

Stronglight pulsion crank
Zipp vuma quad crank

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by wobbly

From the 80's, Mavic GP4 rims on Campag LF hubs with some quality tubs and 100psi
From late 90s, Cinelli Grammo stem - classic shape. Work of art.

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froze wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:06 am
2000 to 2010 is the past?? I thought you meant prior to the 90's. 2000 to 2010 is no fun.
Spot on.
Define "past" please.

Selle San Marco Concor (2nd generation) is the first thing that pop up in my head.

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