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My first, and last, bike

"My" road bike, built 1986... Spent the week at Scott Paisley's framebuilding workshop in VA USA the summer of 1986. I literally slept in a hammock hanging between pine trees, just behind his cabin. During the days I would work alongside Scott, in the evening eat dinner with his family. Then crash. By the end of the week I had a presentable frameset. A few extra days of finish work and she was ready to send to Franklin Frameworks for a coat of Imron. So, what you see before you is the result of that work, original paint still, most of the Campagnolo parts came off of a Raleigh Pro I'd bought off of David Austin (a big Charlottesville bike nut), some parts were swapped out or added later. Bar tape is original too! It's a mix of Columbus SL/SP, Henry James lugs. Quite a lot of extra work went into the fully internalized cable routings, and the wishbone rear end.

Columbus SL/SP. SP fork blades, Down tube, and Chainstays. All the rest is SL

Mine, SP, Stronglight Delrin, original, never adjusted since new.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo NR, both

Some kind of Time

Campy Crank and BB. Suntour 6 speed FW (13-21) Sachs chain

Campy NR rear, Mavic SSC front, Campy NR shifters

Cinelli XA (?) and Cinelli CDM bar, original bar tape!

Campy NR, Fizzik Vitesse iirc.

I think the calipers are Chorus or Athena, levers are Shimano 105

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo NR High Flange. Mavic GL-280 rim, Continental Sprinter Tubular

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Hi-Lo (laced 4 cross drive side, 2 cross non-drive) with "reinforcing washers" to resist my massive torque. Mavic GL-330 rim, Conti Sprinter Tubular.

Bottle cage so flimsy it'll only hold an *empty* water bottle.

More Info:
Wishbone rear end. Fully internalized cables for brakes and shifters.

Added by buffmeister. Last updated almost 3 years ago.

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DeathMetalGirl says:

Wonderful story, lovely bicycle. :)

Posted over 1 year ago