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Old 01-04-2019, 09:52 AM
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Wow!

That's awesome. Nice build.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:39 AM
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Was that bike even ridden, looks pretty mint to me nice find!!!! Wish it were smaller as I'd be in line when it came for you to sell!!!!
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:12 AM
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Was that bike even ridden, looks pretty mint to me nice find!!!! Wish it were smaller as I'd be in line when it came for you to sell!!!!
Looks like it was barely ridden. There are a few small nicks in the paint, but barely any rubbing or signs of actual use - though the wear to the rim anodizing tells me it saw at least some miles. The drivetrain hums very nicely - it'd been a long time since I'd had 8-spd in the stand - the chain is THICK... Shifts are super crisp and there's barely any wear to the hoods.

Sun is poking through the clouds - should be able to get some miles on it later today
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:00 PM
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I this bike.

Gives good steel feels, handles great.

What's not to love?




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Old 01-04-2019, 06:19 PM
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8 speed campy is amazing, the shifts feel great and like nothing after 9 speed (9 speed was great too but I think I prefer 8). Only thing that sucks about 8 is that it was only made for 1 year I believe and cassettes are hard to find.

Bike looks great, I am into the black post with black stem too.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:39 PM
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The drivetrain hums very nicely - it'd been a long time since I'd had 8-spd in the stand - the chain is THICK... Shifts are super crisp
I had the same experience back I bought Merckx Corsa Extra that came with 8spd group. The shifting was amazing.

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Gives good steel feels, handles great.
you really can't ask for more of a bike, short of asking it to pedal itself.

Serotta CSI - the gold standard of steel
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:46 PM
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Nice score!! I know that you'll enjoy having that bike around for a while. The CSI is truly one of the finer, some may say finest, steel bikes that has been made. I really enjoy the two that I have.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:11 PM
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8 speed campy is amazing, the shifts feel great and like nothing after 9 speed (9 speed was great too but I think I prefer 8). Only thing that sucks about 8 is that it was only made for 1 year I believe and cassettes are hard to find.
Good thing it's 13/23...

Oh wait, I ride 15-20% grades pretty much every day.

Guess this is my #htfu bike

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Old 01-04-2019, 07:43 PM
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Good thing it's 13/23...

Oh wait, I ride 15-20% grades pretty much every day.

Guess this is my #htfu bike

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Nothing like a standard crank and a small cassette. I had similar on my merckx, it was chorus though. 8 speed, my favorite group ever. I miss that bike, now I am just a wuss with compact and at least a 11-32t cassette
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:01 PM
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Don't develop an opinion until you ditch the Gatorskins.
Beautiful bike. Build looks great!

Just curious -- why are both you guys so against the Gatorskins?
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:32 PM
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Beautiful bike. Build looks great!

Just curious -- why are both you guys so against the Gatorskins?
people generally hate gatorskins because they ride like crap.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:39 PM
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people generally hate gatorskins because they ride like crap.
+100 as they always feel like old cold dead rubber
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:46 PM
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+100 as they always feel like old cold dead rubber
.. and they are worse the bigger you go, 25s were bearable, 28s less so and 32s were absolutely terrible IMO.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:09 PM
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Did ~50mi w 4,000ft. of climbing, including some upper teens ramps, on my group ride and loved every minute. I rotated the bars down, moved the levers up, and raised the stem 1cm. The fit feels great now.

I'm feeling the urge to put modern bars and a spare Record 11 group on it though. I have a nice pair of wide Campy clinchers and if I put it to 11 I can share tubulars w my Kirk, and use this on my Hammer over the winter. Tough call. The silver Record bits look great and shift perfectly. But these bars make my hands hurt. And the braking is just not that great.

Can I use the 8-spd cassette on a WI T11 Campy FHB?

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Old 01-05-2019, 05:46 PM
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I have the same bike, but it came with 23mm tires. I bought Velocity Quills to use, but there is no getting 28mm tires under that rear brake bridge. They fit, but no room to spare under the brake. So I will be interested to know if you can fit the 28s with the wide Campy clinchers you are considering.

Once I get mine on the road, we should schedule a photo shoot of the twins!
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