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Faggin Campione del mondo conversion

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.

Frame:
Faggin campione del mondo

Fork/Headset:
Faggin/ Shimano Dura Ace EX head set

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sakae Ringyo APEX-5LA Super Light/ Kinex 105,5 mm give a perfect chainline with the Campy hub

Pedals:
Shimano Dura Ace PD-7400 pedals

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Surly 17t cog/ Sakae Ringyo APEX 54t Super Light drilled chainring/ KMC KoolChain

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli Touch bars/ Shimano Dura Ace HS-7400 stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
vintage Selle Italia Flite Titanium/ Shimano Dura Ace EX seat post

Brakes:
Shimano 600 BR-6208 brake calipers/ Shimano Dura Ace BL-7402 brake levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Wolber Aspin Super Champion tubular rims/ 28 radial DT Revolution spokes/ Campagnolo Record high flange 28H hub/ Tufo S33 Pro tyre

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
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

Accessories:
Cinelli Cork Ribbon bar tape/ Shimano Dura Ace top tube cable clips

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. As built by previous owner
  2. current build

Added by Weezerwise. Last updated about 8 years ago.

6 Comments

revs714

revs714 says:

killer bike!:) and fuck yea OP IVY!!

Posted about 6 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

this is awesome for a conversion. really diggin the chrome headtube. check out my faggin. italian custom represent!

Posted almost 8 years ago

Weezerwise

Weezerwise says:

Thank you very much.
I am actually a bit discontent with the head tube section and might be painting that too, leaving only the lugs chromed. But there is just not enough time...

Posted almost 8 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

no man it's gorgeous and original
beautiful yellow paintjob
did a shop do it for you? what about the red detailing?

Posted almost 8 years ago

Weezerwise

Weezerwise says:

I did all the masking and had it painted by my girlfriend's dad, who is a professional body painter. The red details were done by me with a pinstriping brush.

Posted almost 8 years ago

strange

strange says:

i hate it when "they" took an old road frame and remove the derailler hanger, shifter sockets and cable routings. its unwise to do so. you gave the bike back his life!! i love the new look!

Posted about 8 years ago