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the problem is, this is a not a classic vintage bike, but then again it isn't really a modern bike either. I am going with campy certainly and the two apparent choices I've come up with are either chorus alloy 10 speed or just go all the way with chorus/record/super record 11 speed. I have some shamals for the chorus or neutron clinchers that would complement well the 11 speed sets.
What are your opinions? any other choice?
Personally, I would have a modern groupset, but have something like a titanium seatpost, shiny stem and wheels with tan sidewall tyres. As someone who started riding a bike in anger in the late sixties, the thought of going back to toe clips and straps and downtube shifters has no appeal. Very few people on here have pulled it off, Dadoflam's Cinelli being a notable exception.
I'd go alloy with as much as I could get away with, and accent the important parts with some anodized bits instead of carbon...(and that's coming from me, the carbon guy).
Its a tough call, I think if its your best bike then I would try and make it as light as possible with the best Campy group you can afford and Hyperon wheels
But if its a second bike then keep it all alloy and classic looking but with a modern twist on the components. I built up a Basso, with Athena 11 (to keep it all alloy) but put some delta brakes on which i love but the sad thing is that this bike justs sits on my turbo and maybe sees the sun one ride a year . I still look at a lot though as its a thing of beauty.... but Wassertreter is right about those A head stems!!
I will look forward to your build images.....
On a related topic, I think I'd have to agree with some posters here: the less amount of carbon involved the better this bike looks. So seat post, stem, headset, handlebar, and possibly brake set and wheel set .. at least those would have to be shiny
The only thing I haven't figured out yet is the wheel set. This is gonna be my main bike and I want to make it as light as possible so though I love vintage shamals I think I'll have to look for something similar look-wise but lighter... any ideas?
Thanks for the feedback! expect some pics sooner rather than later:)
solarider wrote:Shame, you could have had mine.......
Blatant hijack to my Master 30th for sale in the classifieds. Kitted out just as Lig would have liked!
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s4life wrote:The only thing I haven't figured out yet is the wheel set. This is gonna be my main bike and I want to make it as light as possible so though I love vintage shamals I think I'll have to look for something similar look-wise but lighter... any ideas?
Shallow (black) carbon wheels need not look out of place, especially with tan sidewall tyres. If you are extra careful, get some matte ones that don't have a visible weave pattern, think that would emulate the look of anodized rims the best. Anodized rims have been around for a long time -- http://www.mavic.com/en/history/1973/1979/Innovations . Silver spokes, of course, if you care about the retro looks.
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