It is finally done. It took longer than expected but I am very happy with the outcome. I can't wait to take it out for a long ride. I think I will do the shop ride on Sunday which is more of a leisurely ride so that I can get the feel for it at a reasonable pace.
First I would like to thank my head wrench, Angelo "The Bug", for all of his hard work and knowledge. Here he is probing for thread integrity and metal fatigue. It's a new technique.
Here is a side view. I will zoom in on all of the parts in the following photos.
The frame is a steel Cicli Rossetto
. The frame is designed and sold by the owner of Fog City Cycles in San Francisco.
The rear derailer is a New Old Stock "NOS" Campy Super Record. The freewheel is a "Narrow Six" 13-23 from Suntour. The frame came with the current standard 130mm rear spacing. The rear hub that I wanted to use requires 120mm spacing. So off to Pro Cycle Works
the frame went for Erik Vitela to narrow the rear drop out.
Front derailler is NOS Campy Super Record. I am not sure why, but I think this is the most attractive part on the bike. This thing is just gorgeous. I bought most of the NOS Campy parts for this build from Greg at Bicycle Classics
Campy downtube friction shifters.
The crank is a Gipiemme Cronosprint. The chain rings are 52/42. Behind the crank is a NOS Campy Record bottom bracket - the old spindle and cup type.
The front and rear hubs are High Flange Campy Record. These may have been the best score on the bike. I got the pair in the original box as NOS on EBay for $135.
The rims are 36 hole Wolber "Gentleman 81" for a gentleman rider. PFFT! Peter at Southwest Cycle Sport
laced the Campy hubs up to these rims.
I got these gum wall Veloflex tires from Michael at Texas Cycle Sport
. These tires were perfectly flat (un curved) out of the box and were tough to mount. They are also lightweight and thin so I am a bit concerned about flats. Again, there are not a lot of choices out there for gum wall tires today so I will have to make due with these.
The brakes are Gipiemme. I got a good deal on these as NOS on EBay, however, I missed that the seller was in Poland. It took them almost 6 weeks to show up. You can see the headset which is a 1" Threaded Chris King.
Gipiemme brake levers with gum hoods purchased from Banana Brain
Brooks leather handle bar wrap. Note the masterful wrap job by yours truly.
Brooks Swift Titanium Saddle. I put two coats of their saddle soap on it to get it all good and weather proof. I also put a coat on the handle bar wraps.
I bought these new on EBay because they are the same pedals that I use on my other roadie. This will make it possible to use the same shoes with both bikes.
And finally a view from the front.
I had a good time building the bike and am happy with the result. However, I think I will focus on riding the bikes I have now rather than building or buying more. At least for a while that is. :)