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Old 05-18-2016, 02:39 PM
Ruimteaapje Ruimteaapje is offline
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New Vetta under construction...

Antonio Taverna built me a new Vetta frameset which is currently at the painter to get clear powdercoated.

- Dedacciai ZeroUno tubing
- 1" headtube and fork
- 27.2mm seatpost
- 28.6mm seat- and top tube
- 31.7mm downtube
- Ergopower for the rear derailleur & downtube shifter in front

The bike will have a brass head badge and black decals and will be called the Vetta "Mefistofele" (Italian for "devil"). Inspiration came from an Edwardian racecar and parts are coming in, including a very nice custom steel clear coated stem built by Bart from WINDcycleworks...

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Old 05-18-2016, 02:56 PM
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:58 PM
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This one got potential. Looking forward to the results!

I like the inspirational car as well!
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:08 PM
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This one got potential. Looking forward to the results!

I like the inspirational car as well!
Thanks, I think you'll like this clip about the car. It's an amazing machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ks2e_pjasQ
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:38 PM
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Another teaser from Padova. Clear powdercoated and head badge applied. Decals will be custom made by a friend...

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Old 05-26-2016, 12:55 PM
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Fabulous! I can't wait to see this done. Good choice of tubing, too.

I built-up an old Vetta over the winter with a real mix of parts. The frame is pretty unique with all cables routed internally. It rides very nicely.



Keep us posted!
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:07 PM
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Took me a minute to figure out your shifting setup. He brazed on one downtube shifter boss and one pass-through cable stop on the downtube for Ergo, right? Why did you decide to go that route?
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:19 PM
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Well done, though not convinced about the Roval wheels. Antonio is a very skilled artisane builder with 70 years of framebuilding experience in the family yet underestimated due to the current focus on the trendy names and hipster brands.

Indeed, a downtube shifter on the left and an Ergopower on the right. Mainly a gimmick but actually one hardly uses the left hand Ergo in daily use.
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Old 05-26-2016, 02:44 PM
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Right on, a downtube shifter for the front derailleur shifter wasn't too uncommon in the recent past for mountain stages. I believe Armstrong often used this setup to save some grams.

The Roval wheels came out of the parts bin along with the rest of the orphan parts.

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Old 05-28-2016, 11:05 PM
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Oh Myyyyyyyy!!!!
I'm wondering if I should try clear powder on my next frame.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:47 AM
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The custom steel stem arrived today and I am very pleased with the result. Made by Bart Veuger at WIND cycleworks, it clamps a 1" steerer tube and 26mm handlebar, is 105mm long with a 6ยบ rise. Replaced the bolts with Syntace titanium and I think I'll ask Fibre Lyte to make a custom top cap because the stem is so sleek the Campagnolo top cap looks huge.


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Old 06-16-2016, 03:03 PM
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wow- nice ride. And yes, the bike and car. That car pic is worthy of a magazine, unless of course it already is
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:38 PM
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Oh Myyyyyyyy!!!!
I'm wondering if I should try clear powder on my next frame.
No, no you should not.

One chip allows moisture in and before long its rust city.

Clear powder or coat over bare steel is cool in theory but does not work in practice, at least not as a long term solution.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:27 AM
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:23 AM
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Coincidentally, your first link shows a Tomii frame.
The first thing I thought when I saw the fillets on my Tomii was "How in the world could I possibly cover that beautiful work with paint?" I strongly considered just a clear coat, but in the end went with paint.
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