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    Beautiful copper build for oopfoo.

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Quote Originally Posted by -Dustin View Post
    yo...more details. I have never see those spokes. how was the build? seems like it'd be a pain in the ass.
    It's a DuraAce 10 Pitch track hub with an Araya Aero 4 tubular rim and Hoshi aero bladed Z bend spokes. The spokes were an early example of bladed aero spokes from the 80s and early 90s. They measure roughly 3.0mm x 1.1mm. The Z bend hook allows you to lace them up without having to drill the hub for aero spokes. In terms of the build it was fairly standard. Lacing was easy. The spokes don't fit as tightly in the flange holes as J bends, so I'd expect them to experience more fatigue than a regular spokes,... but for a period correct build, they're a bit of fun. Will be interesting to see how they ride.

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Didn't see some of those in a long time!

    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

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    those vintage pixies wrenching for you?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp211 View Post
    The modern Campagnolo stuff is pretty straightforward to install and maintain. That said, there are definitely quirks that differentiate from Shimano/SRAM. The main things I can think of off-hand relate to routing cables through the shifter, Ultra/Powertorque BB/crank interfacing (DO NOT get a Powertorque crank if you can avoid it), and more subtle things like ideal housing lengths. I don't purport myself to be a great mechanic, but I find myself to be pretty competent. I've found Park Tool's website to be a great resource when issues have arisen. Additionally, I've never been hesitant to reach out to much more experienced mechanics to guide me through higher level processes (like rebuilding a shifter, though the youtube videos available were pretty good).

    I'm having a similar experience, Andy, with my build as I've never worked with the 11 speed Shimano stuff. I definitely shot out a couple of texts the other day about proper front derailleur setup, which seems to be relatively painless.
    having just installed a Campy PT crankset- because I saw TH had one on his bike at D2 and the price was right- I have to ask, why not? If I am screwed I'd like a heads up...
     

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    NO comment!

    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    having just installed a Campy PT crankset- because I saw TH had one on his bike at D2 and the price was right- I have to ask, why not? If I am screwed I'd like a heads up...
    Fit & forget, will only need the extractor when you have to replace the bearings
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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    .....
    those vintage pixies wrenching for you?
    Not vintage at all
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    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    Fit & forget, will only need the extractor when you have to replace the bearings
    specialty tools seem to be the order of the day

    it will be awhile before I have to replace the bearings, I think

    thanks for the help

    all the best
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    specialty tools seem to be the order of the day

    it will be awhile before I have to replace the bearings, I think

    thanks for the help

    all the best
    Tip to improve bearings life: put inside the BB shell, in between the two cups, a pice of pipe 53mm long and 32mm OD (has to be at least 27mm ID).
    For Italian threaded BB use a 55-56mm long piece, same OD/ID.
    Works wonders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    NO comment!

    Whoa, I see some new skills in your future!

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    Hopefully I'll be already in age of retirement, and back in my sunny homeland, before that time would come!
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    I've seen stuff stuck in the rear hub, but never THIS much!

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    I've seen stuff stuck in the rear hub, but never THIS much!

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    I am going to guess there's a Rastafarian with a wicked bald spot in your neighborhood.
     

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    Luckily nothing was broken, don't think we could warranty them parts







    Some 3 hours later.... strip/clean/service/rebuild all





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    Maybe dumb question, but was that mess from chronic neglect or one or two gnarly, rainy, muddy dirt road rides?

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    Those were not years, more than two rides or weeks. It all depends on how much one cares about, i.e. we do always advise to lubricate the chain in small quantities but regularly on short mileage (say, 2-300 miles) and wiping-off after the oil has soaked a few minutes. This is much much better than splashing 1/2 bottle every 6 months
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    I think you'd have had to've ridden the west coast of Mexico after Patricia to get a bike that gunked up.

    You made it look new again. Hope you charged an arm and a leg.
     

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    In my younger days parts like that would go through the dishwasher first, but don't tell my landlord. I'm sure traces of toxic lube got onto my dishes eventually so the landlord may have the last laugh.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by arik View Post
    In my younger days parts like that would go through the dishwasher first, but don't tell my landlord. I'm sure traces of toxic lube got onto my dishes eventually so the landlord may have the last laugh.
    get a small ultrasonic cleaner. much better for you and your dishes.
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