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    Default Re: The what did the postman bring today thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    I seem to have a thing for old school glued bikes:

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    Now tempted to strip the Vitus of its parts and put them on this instead...!
    Whatever you do, get a new stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Whatever you do, get a new stem.
    Do you say that from an aesthetic or safety perspective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Do you say that from an aesthetic or safety perspective?
    I'd say aesthetic. The bikes of this era typically came with an cast aluminum Specialized stem that was very similar to an SR or Nitto.



    Later they came with a welded steel stem that was more like the ones they were using on mountain bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progetto View Post
    Specialized needs Shimano
    I have the exact same bike running campy chorus 9v and for a time it used Campy Shamals. All other components being italian (3T, Selle Italia) except for the Vitus seatpost.

    Ah yes it has shimano 105 BR-1050 single pivot brakes which are possibly the prettiest brake calipers shimano ever made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Do you say that from an aesthetic or safety perspective?
    Mostly aesthetic. There may safety concerns as well. Mostly I think most welded aluminum quill stems are hideous.

    But look into safety as well. I broke a stem once (Cinelli XA) and was lucky nothing terrible happened. Also, check the bonding of the fork on that bike. Iíve often heard thatís what failed on those.

    Otherwise I always loved those lugged Specialilzed carbon bikes.
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    For the EKAR life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progetto View Post
    Specialized needs Shimano
    If I remember correctly John Tomac rode a Specialized carbon Allez with Campagnolo back in 89 for Celestial Seasonings team? They used Chorus monoplane brakes which looked great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    I seem to have a thing for old school glued bikes:

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    Now tempted to strip the Vitus of its parts and put them on this instead...!
    Here's a Campagnolo version for you!

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    Shoulda posted this way back in Sept. Grabbed a Wabi Lightning; took a few months to gather the bits. The goal was a non-carbon single speed that came in at <15 lbs. Everything's alloy but the forks and the seat rails. Stripped all the anodizing & polished everything up.

    My favorite part: the "Lucky Cat" bottle cage from Portland Design Works.

    And I still haven't weighed it. ;)

    Sorry if this post blows the width out; I suck at forums these days.

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    These finally arrived, surprisingly light despite being 32 hole and brass nipples. Iím still riding the older rim widths on my wheels, these are the first Mavicís Iíve had in a long time.

    So much fun fitting latex tubes and 28mm Veloflex Corsa Evo tires. Canít wait for my first puncture, one tire lever died in the process unfortunately.

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    A spot of VSalon sharing going on:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    A spot of VSalon sharing going on:

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    That's a beaut. Can I have it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha Roszak View Post
    These finally arrived, surprisingly light despite being 32 hole and brass nipples. I’m still riding the older rim widths on my wheels, these are the first Mavic’s I’ve had in a long time.

    So much fun fitting latex tubes and 28mm Veloflex Corsa Evo tires. Can’t wait for my first puncture, one tire lever died in the process unfortunately.

    45C8F5A1-14FD-4AB8-8967-8EB56CA1A95A.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    That's a beaut. Can I have it?
    One day - I'll offer you first dibs in the eventual, inevitable future sale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I have a soft spot in my head for Mavic Open whatevers. Doesn't matter the model year.
    #metoo
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    Bit of a random find arrived today - a 'NOS' (from 2018) late model Gios Compact Pro Evolution that was too ridiculously cheap to ignore:

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    Needs the cables trimming and the el cheapo tyres, saddle and seatpost replacing; and it needs a nicer stem; but otherwise it's a beauty - even if it's not a 'proper' Italian one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha Roszak View Post
    These finally arrived, surprisingly light despite being 32 hole and brass nipples. I’m still riding the older rim widths on my wheels, these are the first Mavic’s I’ve had in a long time.

    So much fun fitting latex tubes and 28mm Veloflex Corsa Evo tires. Can’t wait for my first puncture, one tire lever died in the process unfortunately.

    45C8F5A1-14FD-4AB8-8967-8EB56CA1A95A.jpg
    I have the same rims with silver Hope hubs. The rims are designed for Mavic's UST tires and anything else will be a complete bugger to fit, as you now know. For what its worth the Mavic UST tires have proven to be surprisingly good over the last 3 years, and very easy to install tubeless.
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    I have four pairs of wheels with Hope hubs, very reliable except I did have a bearing go in the back freehub recently that has just reminded me to chase up with the bike shop that is supposed to be fixing it.

    Yeah it was a tight fit! Maybe I should try some Mavic tires for a change, it could also temp me into trying tubeless too? The rims are really nice as are the White Industries hubs too!
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    This beauty has been waiting patiently for several weeks (in the garage, not on the kitchen worktop) for the ekar bits to arrive. I had the groupset a while ago, but had to wait an age for the NSW freehub to convert the Shamal Carbons I already had. A perfect storm of Brexit and Covid delays...

    Had a Shand Stooshie a few years ago (Belt drive and all), but eventually sold it with a heavy heart as it was a touch to big. This one should fit me perfectly.

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