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[attachment=2711][attachment=2712]After years of cycling, I decided to build a one off for me. I got measured and bought a Cinelli frame. Its fitted with all Dura Ace and Ambrosio wheels with nemesis rims It has down tube shifters as I am so used to them and have always used tubulars. I like it and it is a joy to ride. I have built bikes for other people but this is mine.
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Very nice! I like the handlebars. Somewhere between a flat and drop bar.
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I really love it! Have you ever tried Heatshrink tubing to finish your bartape. Comes in different colors and even glow in the dark. I never really cared for the tape and electrical tape for this use. the heatshrink tubing gives it a cleaner finished look.
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(08-17-2011, 05:00 PM)painkiller Wrote:  I really love it! Have you ever tried Heatshrink tubing to finish your bartape. Comes in different colors and even glow in the dark. I never really cared for the tape and electrical tape for this use. the heatshrink tubing gives it a cleaner finished look.
Great idea! and thank you. I will look around the web, but in the UK that might be shooting for the moon!! Thank you and safe riding.
(08-17-2011, 07:30 AM)JohnV Wrote:  Very nice! I like the handlebars. Somewhere between a flat and drop bar.

Thank you for your kind comments. Ride safe.
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Looks like a nice bike. The handlebars remind me of a handlebar mustache (a la Rollie Fingers in the early 80's.

Painkiller, what size heatshrink tubing do you recommend, and how do you heat it evenly such that it shrinks?
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Beautiful bike, congrats on having it your way.

Interesting idea about heat shrink tubing . I use it for electrical repairs. Have not seen any that big , but I am sure it can be had.

I cheated and used crazy glue. I started the wrap from the center and plugged it at the open end than used a drop of crazy glue gel for the bit that was sticking out.

BTW to heat shrink wrap evenly I just use a long snout fireplace lighter carefully all around.
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http://cableorganizer.com/heat-shrink/heat-shrink2.htm
this is where I get mine, I use the inch and a half. and a heat gun
great company they have it all
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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#8
Really nice looking bike. I also like the downtube shifters. Don't see 'em much any more.

Whose handle bar is that, and where did you find it? I've never seen one quite like it.
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(08-20-2011, 01:19 PM)dpaultx Wrote:  Really nice looking bike. I also like the downtube shifters. Don't see 'em much any more.

Whose handle bar is that, and where did you find it? I've never seen one quite like it.

The bars are made by a company called charge bowl. They come in different racing styles and were a great find. The bracket.holding them is 25.4 mm only as they are the older type bar.They are sold by Evans Cycles ( uk ) and they are not expensive ( £19.00). They are very comfortable.
The down shifters are Shimano Dura Ace. Safe riding!
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Now THAT is a kewl bike! As others pointed out, the handle bars would be very nice I would think. As an older guy, it isn't as comfortable to lean forward as it used to be. The headset ID plate is also kewl. Any chance of seeing a closeup or head on photo?

Are there decals on the frame or is it silk-screened? Just curious.

I like the color as well. That is dark blue right?

Steve
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(10-11-2011, 01:09 PM)KC-Steve Wrote:  Now THAT is a kewl bike! As others pointed out, the handle bars would be very nice I would think. As an older guy, it isn't as comfortable to lean forward as it used to be. The headset ID plate is also kewl. Any chance of seeing a closeup or head on photo?

Are there decals on the frame or is it silk-screened? Just curious.

I like the color as well. That is dark blue right?

Steve
Thank you Steve, I really thank you for your kind comments. It is a grey/blue Cinelli frame that I built the bike on. Here are the transfers - not too sure if the name logo is s/screened, but it is nice. I included a tubular gravel/glass remover circa. 1970!
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