Front Derailleur

27 April 2009

Slowly but surely the parts trickle in… Not 100% sure this is technically C-record, but it’s visually identical as far as my standards go. And the march of progress continues.

It’s at least 3rd gen C-record because the cable bolt can be tighten with either 8 mm wrench or 5 mm allen. Why do I know this distinction? I thought i mentioned this is an addiction…

Bar Ends

27 April 2009

In a nod to completely overboard superficiality, Bar Ends!

Like the appendix, despite the fact we can all live without these, everyone inevitably has them. You know what I always say: if it’s going to cause me extreme pain before it has to be surgically removed, it might as well look nice in the meantime.


20 April 2009

First point of concern? Hubs. I’m going to build up the wheels, so I’d like to have these a bit earlier. Since I want my wallet to properly hemorrhage money, I will attempt to get mostly period appropriate Campy components (ok, so I also want the bike to be gorgeous). That means C-Record. Enter these bad boys:

Somewhat of an impulse buy on my part, but the prices wasn’t too bad and they’re in good condition.

One advantage of getting period specific stuff – the spacings are correct, i.e. no cold setting required. The rims and spokes will be among a few modern components (likely Mavic Open Pros with DT Swiss or Wheelsmith butted spokes). Need to find those as some point, but that’s the least of my troubles.

And then there was a frame…

19 April 2009

What happens when you watch eBay for lugged steel italian bicycle frames for a while? You end up buying one…. at first it was going to be an orange 1989 Olmo NOS frame, but then there was the Guerciotti. Not too many miles, lighter steel than the Olmo, internal cable routing, and I’d actually ride it since it wasn’t untouched out of a box.

Now to find all the other pieces… Welcome to the bicycle addiction.