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Pinarello Caetano Velusso

Josh found this at a yard sale in Flagstaff and kept it around for a few years until I bought the frame from him in 2017, and then finally built it up late 2018. It's pretty much a dream road bike; it snaps like a whip, lightweight (enough) for a steel bike. And has flaking off paint to reveal a chromed steel underneath. This is the first bike that I myself built up from the frame. All of the parts came from either the Focus Izalco that I owned before, or from Bike Saviours.

Pinarello Catena Lusso (1986?)

Reynolds Ouzo/FSA Orbit

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Chorus/UltraTorque

FOOKER one-sided SPD platforms

Dura Ace 2x10/Ultegra 11-28/50x34

Dura Ace 7800/7900 Downtube Shifters

FSA SLK carbon compact drop 42cm / Bontrager something 110mm

Fizik Arione VS Kium / U.S.E. Alien Carbon, -10 Setback

Campagnolo Chorus Eskeletor Brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Boontrager XXX Racelite Carbon / Vittoria Corsa Tubeless 700x30

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Boontrager XXX Racelite Carbon / Vittoria Corsa Tubeless 700x30

Arundel Dave-O bottle cages Black Fizik bartape Voile nano strap + spare tube + pedros lever in the seatstays Zefal HPX frame pump BLACK Tacos sticker

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Downtube Era, becoming the fun bike

Current Stage Info:

I cannibalized the previous build to move to a new disc road frame from Fairlight. I took part of the old cockpit and drivetrain, replaced it with drivetrain and cockpit from the old Peugeot and Macho Man.

The result is a faster and lighter and stiffer version of the peugeot cafe racer. The Pinarello is undeniably the better frame. It feels snappy to ride, and it's probably a half pound lighter, and has two bottle cage positions. Because I have my own personal history with this frame. I didn't feel like I was losing out on sentimental value either.

This is the bike I go to when I want to go fast over shorter distances. When I want to take the lightrail somewhere across town. And when it's not raining too much.

The move to the Fooker spd-style pedals marks my final departure from road pedals and shoes. They give me adequate clip-in performance as well as just-right platforms. Decent weight and great price. Bearings are a little stiff, but not gritty.

Added by jonamcc. Last updated over 1 year ago.

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