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1986 Dancelli America

Formerly being thrashed about as a grungy commuter bike with mismatched/random components by the previous owner, then left to rot in immobility after a rear wheel was stolen, I took possession and nursed her back to health. Chrome fork had the plating flaking off (not rust), so I repainted it black. I touched up the paint, though no touch up white paint matched... Currently running a 9-speed setup. Ultegra for STIs and my faithful Xero Lite wheels. Very strong frame, probably not butted (it's heavier), but has recessed brake nut mounts, forged rear dropouts, and adjustable axle screws. Not high end, but decent and still well built. Compact crank for hills and vice-like brakes ready for anything, the bike feels very tight/together.

Frame:
1986 Dancelli America 62cm

Fork/Headset:
Dancelli fork, Ofmega headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 10-speed 105 crank (5800) 50/34T, Tiagra (4600) Hollowtech BB with M36x24 Italian threading.

Pedals:
Shimano SPD

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
9-speed, Shimano 105 (5600) cassette, 12-25T

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Ultegra 6510 9-speed STIs running a 105 (1050) FD and an Ultegra (6500) RD

Handlebars/Stem:
Modolo drop bars, Origin8 80mm stem, PRO 3mm bar wrap

Saddle/Seatpost:
KAlloy UNO 26.4mm seatpost and Riva Road saddle

Brakes:
Campagnolo Veloce (10-speed era) dual pivots with Kool Stop pads on front. This plus the Ultegra levers will flip you over your handlebars!

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
XSR Xero-lite wheel, freshly overhauled and adjusted, Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 700x23C tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
XSR Xero-lite wheel, freshly overhauled and adjusted, Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 700x23C tire

More Info:
Dancelli is Italian, but they sold in Europe and apparently were popular in Germany. As such, only a few somehow made it over here, and thus there is next to no info on these. Too bad. It's a great bike!

Added by Dan-O. Last updated over 3 years ago.

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