Samuel D wrote:Maybe that will be more to your taste.
Ha! I was just chewing the fat rather than expecting you to take my taste into consideration, which would need more than a change of chainset.
Ouch! (Only playing again.)
PH wrote:I just found it odd that you would choose such different components […]
I think they go alright together, but the mix was arrived at over time by trial and error. The goal was a simple, durable, versatile, easy to maintain, inexpensive, efficient, and elegant machine. I didn’t much care who made the components or when as long as they were good.
Here’s the build list for the morbidly curious:Frame:
Spa Audax, black, 58 cm, welded Reynolds 725 steelFork:
Spa (Aprebic) carbon fibre with aluminium steerer tubeHeadset:
Campagnolo Record HS00-RETHOSStem:
Ritchey Classic C220, 90 mm, 6° in photos; changed the day after to Nitto UI-85 EX, 110 mm, 8°Handlebar:
Nitto Mod. 177 ‘Noodle’, 40 cmSeatpost:
Nitto S83, 250 mmSeatpost clamp:
Selle San Marco Regal, honey brownBrake levers:
Dia-Compe Gran Compe GC202, brown hoodsBrake callipers:
Campagnolo Record 2040 (I think) single-pivot side-pull. These were sold to me as Super Record but I’ve since read that Super Record groups came with Record callipers in those years. They were also sold to me as recessed-nut but only because someone had taken a hacksaw to the pivot bolts and swapped nutsBrake pads:
Kool-Stop KS-CRSA cartridge-type, salmonBrake cables:
Shimano SLR housing with polished stainless steel cablesGear levers:
Shimano SL-R400 down-tube shifters, friction front, 8-speed indexed rearGear cable housing:
Shimano OT-SP41Rear derailleur:
Shimano Dura-Ace RD-7800Front derailleur:
Shimano Claris FD-2400 braze-on with Zenith adaptorPedals:
Favero Assioma UnoBottom bracket:
Shimano 105 FC-5600Chainrings:
Spécialités TA Alizé, 49T and 38TCassette:
Shimano CS-HG50-8 with 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, and 26T sprocketsChain:
SRAM PC-850, 110 linksRear hub:
Shimano 105 FH-5700, 36-holeFront hub:
Shimano 105 HB-5700, 32-holeRear rim:
Mavic Open Pro C, silver, 36-holeFront rim:
temporarily Exal XR2 32-hole; will be Mavic Open Elite if I rebuild with this hub and spokes, otherwise a 36-hole Open Pro CRim tape:
Velox, 16 mm, cottonSpokes:
Alpina ACI, silver, double-butted stainless steel with 12 mm brass nipplesTubes:
Michelin AirComp LatexTyres:
Schwalbe One HS 448, 23 mmHandlebar tape:
Velox Tressostar, cotton, whiteBottle cage:
Elite Ciussi Inox, stainless steel
slowster wrote:Samuel's bike is an off the peg modern frame, and aesthetically I think he has got the build pretty much spot on for that frame. I don't normally like the modern style Shimano road chainsets, but on his bike the silver Shimano chainset looks good.
Thanks! The FC-5600 isn’t as fat and distorted as current Shimano cranks. Those might push the aesthetics over the edge … or still not? It’s hard to say without building a bicycle.