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Kinetic85Kinetic85 Posts: 211
edited May 2015 in Your road bikes
Noticed there isn't a post your retro bike thread on here (don't worry, I did use search) so here's one I made for anybody who owns one to post.

Guessing a few people in here may own one along with their modern machines.

My 1979 Viking Vision. It's going to be restored overtime.

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Frame: Viking Vision Reynolds 531.
Forks: Viking.
Bars: ITM
Stem: Unknown.
Headset: Unknown.
Bar Tape: Cinelli.

Front Brake Lever: Weinmann Brake levers.
Front Caliper: Altenburger Brakes
Rear Brake Lever: Weinmann Brake levers.
Rear Caliper: Altenburger Brakes

Shifters: Longyih shifters
Cables: Unknown.
Front Mech: Sunbow
Rear Mech: Shimano SIS

Seat: Sportourer gel saddle (temporary)
Seat Post: Sturmey Archer
Seat Post Clamp:Unknown

Cranks: Thun
Chainring(s): Thun
Chain: Unknown
Cassette: Unknown
Pedals: Wellgo 964 (will be replaced with MKS Touring pedals)
Bottom Bracket: Unknown

Front Wheel: 27" Mallard wheel with Mallard Hub

Tire: Michelin (will be replaced with Panaracer Pasela)

Back Wheel: 27" Mallard wheel with Mallard Hub

Tire: Michelin (will be replaced with Panaracer Pasela)

Accessories: Lights

Weight: 11'ish kilos.

Other info:


For anyone who has one of these, it's a 79 Viking Vision.
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  • My Retro Ride is a Tommasini Super Prestige from 1990, owned from new, and soon to be rebuilt with a lot of nos parts. Record chainset,rear derailer, Omega v section wheels on record hubs and Michellin HD High Lites.

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    Frame: Tommasini Super Prestige SLX
    Forks: Tommasini Air
    Bars: Cinelli
    Stem: Cinelli
    Headset: Camapagnolo Chorus
    Bar Tape: Deda

    Front Brake Lever: Campagnolo Athena
    Front Caliper: Campagnolo C Record Delta
    Rear Brake Lever: Campagnolo Athena
    Rear Caliper: Campagnolo C Record Delta


    Cables: Campagnolo
    Front Mech: Campagnolo Chorus
    Rear Mech: Campagnolo Athena

    Seat: Selle Gel
    Seat Post: Campagnolo Chorus Aero


    Cranks:Campagnolo Athena
    Chainring(s): 53 42
    Chain: Rholof 8 speed
    Cassette: 13,14,15,16,17,18,19,21
    Pedals: Shimano
    Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record

    Front Wheel:
    Rim: Campagnolo Omega Clincher
    Spokes: DT Swiss
    Hub: Campagnolo Chorus
    Tire: Vittoria Rubino

    Back Wheel:
    Rim: Campagnolo Omega Clincher
    Spokes: DT Swiss
    Hub: Campagnolo Chorus
    Tire: Vittoria Rubino
    Building:
    S-Works Venge, Ultegra DI2, Carbon Clinchers
    Race:
    Moda Stretto, Force Groupset, American Classic Carbon 58`s

    Winter:
    Whyte Suffolk, Hydro Disks

    Retro:
    Tommasini Super Prestige Full Campagnolo C/W Delta`s
  • Very nice. 8) Would love a Campy groupo.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    It's good to see some proper bikes, rather than this brittle aluminum rubbish and melting carbon tackiness.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,544
    Is this any good?

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    Giant 980c Cadex team edition. Not quite sure what year, but 90s.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Is this any good?

    Aluminum, carbon tubes, pheffff. The traditional frame geometry gets a thumbs up though.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,544
    Shucks!
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    FocusZing wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Is this any good?

    Aluminum, carbon tubes, pheffff. The traditional frame geometry gets a thumbs up though.

    And don't forget the current groupset/lack of downtube shifters etc. 3 out of 10 and I'm being generous! :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,544
    Rolf F wrote:
    FocusZing wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Is this any good?

    Aluminum, carbon tubes, pheffff. The traditional frame geometry gets a thumbs up though.

    And don't forget the current groupset/lack of downtube shifters etc. 3 out of 10 and I'm being generous! :lol:

    Ah well, I didn't think it was a bad effort considering the typical cross-section of lovely carbon rides in here. :D
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Some of mine (1990 Dawes Horizon - daily commuter for unsalty winter days, 1980 Raleigh Record Ace - for weekend rides when at my parents and two that I renovated for friends - 1980 Carlton Corsair and 1990 Peugeot Triathlon).

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    Faster than a tent.......
  • Wow, I quite like the look of those Veloce shifters. They look quite timeless actually. How well do they work? I heard a lot of complaints after the multishift capability was apparently removed.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,544
    First time you've seen some? I agree, they look timeless. :)

    And they work great... just need to re-cable after winter!
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Ben6899 wrote:
    First time you've seen some? I agree, they look timeless. :)

    And they work great... just need to re-cable after winter!

    Crying out for the alloy finished version surely?!!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,544
    Rolf F wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    First time you've seen some? I agree, they look timeless. :)

    And they work great... just need to re-cable after winter!

    Crying out for the alloy finished version surely?!!

    Not if these were already in my parts bin. And my money tree died.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • jamsopjamsop Posts: 51
    Old pic....retro classic frame and geometry

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Here's my 1983 Gios Aerodynamic in L'eroica guise. As in most bikes of the era, there's a fair combination of parts:

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    Campagnolo Record rear mech, front mech and levers

    Modolo Speedy brakes and levers

    Gipiemme chainset

    Wheels are Gipiemme hubs, Ambrosio rims shod with Vittoria file-tread CX tubs

    Ambrosio bars, Cinelli stem and Velo Orange Elkhide sew-on covers

    Campagnolo Record seatpost and original Turbo saddle
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Aero? Oh, yes, that will be the in-board set down tube levers!

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Aerodynamic in those days was flattened seatstays, chainstays made from forkblades and the top-mounted DT shifters. The first Columbus Air tubesets featured ovalised seattubes complete with matching seatpost - trouble was the seatpins were weak and finding one is nigh impossible.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Monty Dog wrote:
    Here's my 1983 Gios Aerodynamic in L'eroica guise. As in most bikes of the era, there's a fair combination of parts:

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    Campagnolo Record rear mech, front mech and levers

    Modolo Speedy brakes and levers

    Gipiemme chainset

    Wheels are Gipiemme hubs, Ambrosio rims shod with Vittoria file-tread CX tubs

    Ambrosio bars, Cinelli stem and Velo Orange Elkhide sew-on covers

    Campagnolo Record seatpost and original Turbo saddle
    You were never in the Coldstream Guards then monty?
  • SLN57SLN57 Posts: 69
    My commuter and winter bike, a smooth almost silent ride and surprisingly agile for its weight (10.5 kilos). I have recently changed from downtube shifters to 105 brifters, it's now nicer/easier to ride but has lost some of its character.

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  • tvtv Posts: 337
    edited March 2012
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    All cleaned up now with all the rust treated and painted over! It was my Grandpa's and is really lovely to ride!
    Peugeot Puymorens PX10 SH '87
    Ridgeback Horizon '08
    Marin Northside Trial '05
  • My old '91(ish) 47cm Trek.

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    Still rides nicely, although front wheel bearing may be loose.

    It's about to be placed on TT duty soon. :D
    All the gear, but no idea...
  • PhilPubPhilPub Posts: 229
    I'll post this here for now. My 1987 Ron Cooper Columbus SL is currently unridable due to undiagnosed bottom bracket seizure problems but I've decided I'm gonna give it the once-over with a new paint job and "retro friendly" rebuild with modern parts (rather than period-correct museum piece rebuild.) I'm sure my Planet X will still be a bit faster but it's not pretty, and I can't bring myself to get rid of the Ron!

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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    The Rusty Raleigh is a 1995 Raleigh M-Trax, is that old enough? It's certainly retro in its style.
    Here it is in full winter set-up:
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    I should perhaps point out that this is a snap I took with the intention of winding up the OCP club ;-) but never posted as I forgot the resolution on my phone was set way too low.
  • marjorie dawesmarjorie dawes Posts: 58
    edited March 2012
    these are my retro babies, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, HOLDSWORTH, DAWES MILKRACE AND DAWES CLUBMAN :lol:
    put the fun between your legs
  • PhilPubPhilPub Posts: 229
    Nice little collection!

    I forgot this thread. Still waiting for a bit of nice weather to take out my new fair-weather ride, but here's the re-vamped Ron Cooper as promised, complete with full SRAM Force groupset. 25 years young this year. Bloody love it.

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  • Tony-JTony-J Posts: 53
    Well mine is in need of a re-spray really, given the spare cash I'd love a total revamp but I can't see it happening, Bought new tyres and changed the calipers this year although I'm working on the old 105 brakes. In semi retirement now I've bought a new Cannondale but just can't seem to stop riding it. 1987 off the peg Raleigh 531 crit. frame bought in same year. Rear hub is a Maillard 700 pro and is still like silk, transfered from a previous bike :shock:
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    Glen (work colleague) 'So Tony, those stars in the sky..they're not really small...they're really far away?'
    Glen:'so the Scottish, the Welch and the Irish all have their own languages..so why don't the English have their own language?'
  • Tony-JTony-J Posts: 53
    bompington wrote:
    The Rusty Raleigh is a 1995 Raleigh M-Trax, is that old enough? It's certainly retro in its style.
    Here it is in full winter set-up:
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    I should perhaps point out that this is a snap I took with the intention of winding up the OCP club ;-) but never posted as I forgot the resolution on my phone was set way too low.
    you'r computer looks a bit lopsided mate, better sort that out.
    Glen (work colleague) 'So Tony, those stars in the sky..they're not really small...they're really far away?'
    Glen:'so the Scottish, the Welch and the Irish all have their own languages..so why don't the English have their own language?'
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    Tony-J wrote:
    bompington wrote:
    The Rusty Raleigh is a 1995 Raleigh M-Trax, is that old enough? It's certainly retro in its style.
    Here it is in full winter set-up:
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    I should perhaps point out that this is a snap I took with the intention of winding up the OCP club ;-) but never posted as I forgot the resolution on my phone was set way too low.
    you'r computer looks a bit lopsided mate, better sort that out.
    I'm claiming I just turned it that way to wind up the OCPers ;-)
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,544
    PhilPub wrote:
    Nice little collection!

    I forgot this thread. Still waiting for a bit of nice weather to take out my new fair-weather ride, but here's the re-vamped Ron Cooper as promised, complete with full SRAM Force groupset. 25 years young this year. Bloody love it.

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    That is a beauty!

    Chapeau.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
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