I got this frame cheap with a crappy spray can paintjob. The derailler hanger, shifter sockets and cable routings were ground off, so it was opted for a fixed gear conversion. It's a perfect fit with a great geometry, so I decided to make it my city beater. I eventually ended up striping off the greyish white paint, treating it to a neat new paitjob, coloring the pantos and applying original decals. Inicially I built it as a lefty (drivetrain on the left side), that's why the trailing spokes are on the inside and the rear tyre is glued on wrong way round. Tyre profile is same same in both directions, so I didn't mind when I turned it around to right side drive train. It's not a track frame, so it somehow didn't feel right without brakes. Although it is fixed and I actually don't need any (I never used the brakes on it to spare the rims.), I think it contributes to its classic look and shows the frame the necessary respect. It had been mistreated with a grinder already. The brake cable clips on the top tube are another detail I like a lot on this bike and couldn't have used without the brakes. The bike is light, completely silent, very responsive and comfortable. It's my sunday bike now instead of the beater.
Faggin campione del mondo
Faggin/ Shimano Dura Ace EX head set
Sakae Ringyo APEX-5LA Super Light/ Kinex 105,5 mm give a perfect chainline with the Campy hub
Shimano Dura Ace PD-7400 pedals
Surly 17t cog/ Sakae Ringyo APEX 54t Super Light drilled chainring/ KMC KoolChain
Cinelli Touch bars/ Shimano Dura Ace HS-7400 stem
vintage Selle Italia Flite Titanium/ Shimano Dura Ace EX seat post
Shimano 600 BR-6208 brake calipers/ Shimano Dura Ace BL-7402 brake levers
Wolber Aspin Super Champion tubular rims/ 28 radial DT Revolution spokes/ Campagnolo Record high flange 28H hub/ Tufo S33 Pro tyre
Wolber Aspin Super Champion tubular rims/ 14 radial DT Revolution spokes left/ 14 3X DT Competition spokes right/ Campagnolo Record high flange 28H hub/ Tufo S33 Pro tyre
Cinelli Cork Ribbon bar tape/ Shimano Dura Ace top tube cable clips
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Added by Weezerwise. Last updated about 12 years ago.