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Old 08-03-2018, 12:08 PM
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While i agree with your sentiment, to a point - i think bikes like this, though ornate, are intended to be ridden, and live a good life on the road. i would certainly never intentionally abuse any bike, but i'm not going to baby this one!
agreed. if it ain't be used, it's being abused
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:28 PM
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Very nice! I had this one on my watch list for quite some time. Really looking forward to seeing this built.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:11 PM
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headset - is red going to be a bad idea? just stick with silver??
Myself, I think I would go with a silver headset. Black wouldn't be a bad second choice. And looking at the original configuration with black rims I can see this bike wearing a modern group (black, grey and the like) or more classic kit.

Super awesome frameset, man. Looking forward to seeing it built up.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:27 PM
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By the way, the gorgeous Engin 29er SS that Jamie swapped this bike for is for sale: http://www.jamieswan.net/pages/engin.html.
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:20 PM
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Silver campy 10 would really set that frame off. Nice pick up!
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:27 PM
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Consider yourself a very lucky man to own a Swan.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:29 PM
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Glad you got this, Nick! Drew had this for sale for a while so I'm glad it found a home here on the forum.
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:20 AM
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Awesome, glad you got it!!

From the seller:

The fenders measure 35mm so I'd imagine they would clear a 30-32c slick tire

OS 8/5/8
1.125" threadless steerer
7.2 cm drop
74 seat angle
72.5 head angle
6 cm rake
52.5 imaginary horizontal top tube
4 degree sloping top tube
51.6 cm actual top tube
50.7 cm seat tube - center to top - actual
43 cm chain stays
12 cm head tube
55 mm brake reach
58.4 cm front center
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:36 AM
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Looks to be about halfway between low trail and "normal (57)" at 44-45mm. Pretty cool. I'm guessing it's gonna ride and handle really great.
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:36 PM
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Awesome, glad you got it!!

From the seller:

The fenders measure 35mm so I'd imagine they would clear a 30-32c slick tire

OS 8/5/8
1.125" threadless steerer
7.2 cm drop
74 seat angle
72.5 head angle
6 cm rake
52.5 imaginary horizontal top tube
4 degree sloping top tube
51.6 cm actual top tube
50.7 cm seat tube - center to top - actual
43 cm chain stays
12 cm head tube
55 mm brake reach
58.4 cm front center

thanks for that!
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:37 PM
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Myself, I think I would go with a silver headset. Black wouldn't be a bad second choice. And looking at the original configuration with black rims I can see this bike wearing a modern group (black, grey and the like) or more classic kit.

Super awesome frameset, man. Looking forward to seeing it built up.
i think i've just decided i am going to be going with a modern campy kit coupled with a WI VBC crankset.

just need to source some parts.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:30 AM
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how did I just only see this.

this is oh so sweet, I am a little bit jealous.


As far as build goes I think that sounds awesome and probably what I would do as well but probably would go with a praxis crank just because the WI is way expensive and shifts just ok compared to the praxis (sure its much better looking). Modern campy will look killer on that. Silver stem, post and bars. Silver HS too. King cage cages of course.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:37 AM
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Thanks.

One thing I was a bit disappointed in is that this bike does not have DT shifter bosses. My original intention for this type of bike was go to with DT shifters, but - you cant have everything when you buy used. Perhaps someday if the fit is really good, i'll have Jamie, who is a local to NYC modify it for doentube bosses.

I've got the silver WI crank squirreled away in the basement that was waiting for just the right build, so that decision is made, though i agree that the WI rings are certainly not the best shifting, especially compared to modern Shimano or Praxis. The good news is that with the type of gearing i'll be running (46/30) - Most of the riding is in the big 46T ring, and not as much front shifting necessary.

ordered some parts last night, and thanks to commonguy001 here for a set of TRP brakes incoming too
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:59 PM
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Thanks.

One thing I was a bit disappointed in is that this bike does not have DT shifter bosses. My original intention for this type of bike was go to with DT shifters, but - you cant have everything when you buy used. Perhaps someday if the fit is really good, i'll have Jamie, who is a local to NYC modify it for doentube bosses.

I've got the silver WI crank squirreled away in the basement that was waiting for just the right build, so that decision is made, though i agree that the WI rings are certainly not the best shifting, especially compared to modern Shimano or Praxis. The good news is that with the type of gearing i'll be running (46/30) - Most of the riding is in the big 46T ring, and not as much front shifting necessary.

ordered some parts last night, and thanks to commonguy001 here for a set of TRP brakes incoming too
WI shifting is definitely adequate. I even had a 18T difference and still shifted everytime and they are some of the best looking cranks for a bike like this.

DT shifters... they would look cool don't get me wrong but this is a tourer, long miles, I would want easy shifting.

Are you trying to get this build up before d2r2 and make that its maiden voyage?
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:54 PM
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DT is sweet and I did think about them for my travel bike.
I think for the rough stuff though, dont you want both hands on the bars at all times? maybe you just dont shift?
very cool bike! look forward to seeing your build.
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