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10spd Condor Heritage... Condor's version of the 26" LHT but Columbus tubing, hand made in Italy.

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Some c**ts nicked my last commuter, ive just finished tinkering with this one.

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Ive been struggling to find black 26" mudguards/fenders to fit a 32mm tyre, ive might end up powdercoating some Gilles Berthoud..

..or maybe i'll up the tyres to something like Naches Pass, im not sure yet. Ive looked at Honjo, Velo Orange and such, any others metal fenders out there which ive missed?

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New bike… 1973 motobecane le champion. Original except pedals, and upgraded to campy high flange record wheelset, tubular of course.

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Here’s a couple more… the green terry I built up for my girlfriend. The Serotta I got for my step dad.

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Very nice cheap!

Ive been waiting for what seems like an age for EMS to come back online so i can order a steel stem

Finally got rid of this thick aluminium Deda stem on my daily beater

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Got this from SimWorks

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Had to machine a bit off the spacers to get rid of the lip where it meets the headsetfullsizeoutput_310d.thumb.jpeg.e66ad6aa4b4b1f47c6cd20e0ac02dac9.jpeg

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Just need to replace the crank with something a bit more elegant which i'll probably do next year.

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These came in over the weekend… the best. This is the one part, besides the saddle, that isn’t Italian on the bike. These just beat campy in every way.

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Yep, those are nice, i'm running 'Brick Lane Bikes' home brand on my daily, they're just poor man's MKS

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These are pretty quirky, single step Dixna

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..to save weight they've removed the double step and replaced it with a small balance weight so they're always self leveling, I got them from Hakkle

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I can't be clipped in, the roads are just too damn hazardous..

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My Mid-School, Rocket FAB-Stage 1

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Azonics, Hope, Race Face, ODI, Middleburn, Kore, Rock Shox, Atomic Lab's, Easton ect, ect... all 2001 era

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I saved every receipt and every write up/review from MBUK :rolleyes:

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Pfft! check this shit out... 'Brooks England' despite claiming to be based in England since 1866 will no longer ship products to England from their base in Italy unless you pay £135 premium.

What the fuck! :sad:

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54 minutes ago, Double 0 Soul said:

Pfft! check this shit out... 'Brooks England' despite claiming to be based in England since 1866 will no longer ship products to England from their base in Italy unless you pay £135 premium.

What the fuck! :sad:

That’s crazy. Seems like y’all still have good prices on other things tho… I’ve been buying tubulars from Merlin online because they are half the price as American shops for veloflex and vittoria 

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Aye, there are still a few flying the classic road bike flag.. we had a golden age of British road racing bikes which ran from after the war to the 70's at wich point we got overtaken by the Japanese and Italians, most of these manufacturers are now forgotten but there's some oldtimer who was documenting the period via a monthly newsletter, he transferred it to the webz with zero internet skills and more recently the guys behing the Chater-Lea revival have taken it under their wing.

It might be a bit early for your bike tastes but, it's a good way of spending an hour. https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/builders/ click the 'Classic Lightweights' header and it opens up the site.

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Oh, I’ve been on classiclightweights.uk. I love the old stuff. Unfortunately the only uk bikes you see in the us are Raleigh. 
 

funny… the de Rosa is the most modern bike I’ve had. It’s a 7 speed freewheel and aero levers. Fancy.

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Same.. most of the vintage bikes i see in the wild are either Italian or French.. anyhow, a few photos from Eroica Britannia over the last few years..

 

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This ones finally finished. Wasn’t happy with the pedals on it, so got some early 70s campy. Only the left one fit. Discovered the previous owner had the left arm tapped to 9/16, but the right was French. Got it tapped for 9/16 at the shop yesterday and hoping to ride after work. It’s a good mix of French (frame, cranks), Italian (lots of campy), and English(531 tubes, brooks pro) 

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Ive just about finished my midlife crisis 90s build..
Ive always wanted a Pace (remember me banging on about it many years ago @Duke Mantee) ever since going to Bike95 at the NEC.. sat in a deckchair sliding around in the back of a friend's tranny doing 90 down the motorway...:(
 
Components are Made in England wherever possible, exceptions were made for quality or availability reasons.
 
Frame- Pace RC200 F6 (Made in Yorkshire) 1996
Forks- Pace RC31 (Made in Yorkshire)
Stem- USE (Made in Sussex)
Bars- USE (Made in  Sussex)
Seat Post- USE (Made in Sussex)
Headset- Chris King (i'll let this fly)
Crank/Chainrings- Middleburn (Made in UK)
Bottom Bracket- Royce (Made in UK)
Hubs- Hope (Made somewhere nr Yorkshire dales)
Skewers- Hope
Saddle- Selle Italia Flight (Made in Italy) It wouldn't be a 90's build without one
Front & Rear- XT
Shifters- Dura-Ace
Mounts- Paul Thumbies (MiA)
Levers- Paul Love Levers (MiA)
Grips- Renthal (Made in UK)
Tyres- Rene Herse (Made in Japan)
Pedals- Suntour XC Pro (Made in Japan)
Bar Caps- Brooklyn Machine Works
Brake Mounts are Bespoke CNC Machined
 
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I had 2x Selle Italia Flights, a 1995 and a 1996
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..also got a few other Pace bits and bobs, and some X-LITE Stubbies (Made in UK) for that true 90's era MTB vibe, crazy as it sounds that ridiculously hard to acquire plastic Pace/Renthal crud catcher is worth more than the suspension forks.
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Ive also kept the rapid fire shifters, the levers and such just in case i ever put it back to full period 90's

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I remember the chat - Pace make such a lovely bike … and you’ve built that up beautifully.

I’m long time past my bike days sadly, too old and too fucked up but I get jealous seeing what you, Paul and others are doing.

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So, I’ve been wanting to try ergo shifters, but am kind of in love with my vintage roval wheels, which take a 7 speed freewheel. At the co-op the other day I was looking around the back room and saw a tiny touring bike with what looked like 8 speed campy ergos. I got closer and it was actually Sachs, which were made by campy. Also had a Sachs 5000 derailer set , some early speed play pedals, and a super long 27.0 American classic seatpost. I offered $100 and it was mine.

 

so… indexing is interesting. The Sachs went on and shifted alright, but still hanging up on some shifts. I took it off and got the 7 speed chorus derailer to shift pretty well across the 7 speed shimano cassette. Extremes will hang up, but the middle gears work well. 

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So… this improved the shifting… Sachs New Success rear to match the ergos. 

 

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Ive got the same issue with my narrow/wide 10sp, it used to change up and down all 10 gears perfectly then a couple of years ago i rode up a long hill into the wind in the peaks, stopped at the top, leant my bike up against a road sign, flopped on the grass for a rest and the wind blew it over and bent the frame at the mech hanger whoops! there is no bolt on hanger, its part of the frame so i bolted a piece of plywood to it and gingerly bent it back out into what looked like the right position.. it's still not right tho, at the top of the cassette the chain sticks and shifting just loosens the cable, at the bottom of the cassette it struggles to engage the smallest sprocket, everything inbetween works like a charm tho.. think i must'av bent the deraulier too.

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This is my bike. I used to ride it lots and got good and fast but life got in the way. Just went for a lazy spin around the waterfront as my first ride in months and start of my training for a thing next year. You can tell I’m a serious bike geek by my hornet 

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Just picked this up… 1990 I think bianchi volpe. Looks like it will take 38mm tires easy.

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This one got a little upgrade. Went 9 speed in the rear, 9 speed ultegra shifters, and 8 speed xt rear derailer. Also some kool stop cross pads so it will actually stop. It was already fun on the trails with horrible shifting and brakes, so it should be even better now.

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