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Old 05-14-2022, 11:30 AM
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90's Fausto Coppi, beautiful new build with Dura ace

What I believe is a mid 90's Fausto Coppi built with Columbus Neuron tubing in an oversized, aero shaped configuration. Bike as pictured is 20 lbs, 3 ozs which is respectable for a steel ride with no carbon fiber parts on it. Parts bin build for the most part, mainly Dura Ace 7700 with 7800 STI shifters. Once I get a few rides in on it I'll finish up some of the smaller stuff like cutting the cables to proper length. Probably be trying several different wheels/tires on this until I get it where it feels "right " to me.




















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Old 05-14-2022, 12:07 PM
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That is an absolutely beautiful rig. What's going on with the headset? Third photo, first post.
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:11 PM
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That is an absolutely beautiful rig. What's going on with the headset? Third photo, first post.
Nothing, the headtube is not round but a rounded triangular shape with the point towards the front. Pretty much every tube on this is shaped in some fashion. Hard to capture in the pics.
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:40 PM
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Well done. Looks great!
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Old 05-14-2022, 02:55 PM
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18.8 mph avg on the first real shakedown ride. Did a little over 24 miles and it was the fastest pace this year. Took it easy going out as I made sure everything worked ok and that there we no odd noises or such. Only at an 18.2 avg pace at the mile 12 turn around point.

Had some headwind on the return but spent a lot of time in the drops. Pretty comfortable riding in the drops so I guess I have the fit pretty dialed in. The old mountain bike saddle worked well surprisingly, LOL! The speeds really seemed to jump up quickly each time I got into the drops. I guess that shaped tubing really serves a purpose. I'm betting this one will love it when I get some deeper wheels on it.

The frame sure feels stiff, I couldn't notice any flex even though I'm riding heavy (fat) this spring. Pretty jarring at times over the roughest sections of bad chipseal. But it's also running 700 x 23 tires at 90/100 psi. I think I can get a 700 x 25 in the rear and still clear the seat tube but I don't think I can up front. Handling was fine on it. More neutral than twitchy and it did fine in some fast, sharp curves.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:18 PM
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Deeper wheels on now while actually losing a tad of weight.

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