Building a Bike for Eroica - Final Part Posted on 19 Feb 18:50 , 1 comment
Well the repainted forks arrived and also the Kool Stop Salmon brake pads finally came from the USA for the MAFAC original shoes. A perfect fit and should give much better power than the hard black originals.
They are easy enough to slide in by squeezing the shoes/pads in a vice. They look just the ticket - a bit of a colour clash with the frame though.
There are just a couple of component choices to make: the pedals. I am going to try and find some vintage Campagnolo road pedals. If not MKS Sylvan are a very close match and the bar tape. Tempted to fit Velo Orange honey leather to match the saddle, but I don't recall seeing leather tape back in the '60's. Anyway just popped on some Cinelli Cork Ribbon whilst I test the bike.
So here is the (nearly) finished bike. So guess what it weighs (without pedals)?
The parts used are as follows:
Hubs: Campagonolo Record High Flange
Spokes: Sapim Race Double Butted
Tyres: Grand Bois Cerf Blue
Freewheel: N.O.S. Regina 6 speed
Derailleurs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Bar-End Shifters
Gear Cable Housing: Nissen Cable Corp. Spiral Wound
Chain Rings: Spécialités T.A. Cyclotouriste Rings
Bottom Bracket: Velo Orange Grand Cru Bottom Bracket
Brakes: MAFAC Racer
Brake Levers: Dia Compe 202
Brake Cable Outer: Nissen Cable Corp
Saddle: Brooks B17
Seat Post: Velo Orange Grand Cru Long Set Back
Handlebars: Vintage Maes Bend
Handlebar Tape: Cinelli Cork Ribbon
Handlebar Stem: Nitto Technomic
Headset: Campagnolo Reccord
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