We always have a soft spot for restoration projects, especially if the bike has been in the ownership for such a long time, or when the bike is passed from one generation in the family to another. There is something to do with the history, nostalgia, and all the good time spent with the bike.
This small sized frame has been in Andhika's family for a couple of decades. Once converted into a fixed gear, later on he decided to had it repainted and revived back to it's original state.
Originally came with a pair of tubular rims and tires, we decided to switch to clincher wheels on this build for easier maintenance. It's a good thing that Andhika already have a pair of 36-holed Campagnolo 700c box profile rims in his belonging, so we laced them to Dura Ace EX hubs through double-butted stainless spokes and shod them with Hutchinson 23c tires. Purists, look elsewhere.
|I shall call them... Shimagnolos.|
This bike originally came with 2 x 5-speed Shimano Dura Ace EX/7200 drivetrain dated back from the early '80s. All we do is clean them up, replace worn-out bearings and cables, then adjust them to their full functionality. Not many components are brought new for this build, some of them are reissued Selle Italia Turbo and MKS AR-2 pedals.
|Don't be fooled: that is a 5-speed cassette. The Dura Ace EX features rear freehub system, ahead of the time.|
|Old song on new recording.|
To wrangle the speed of this road bike, we fit Baradine brake pads to the Shimano 600 single pivot caliper brakes that originally came with the bike. Transferring the pull from Dura Ace 7400 brake levers are Shimano SLR stainless cables with Jagwire L3 outer casing.
The cockpit is laden with Italian flavor of Cinelli Giro d'Italia dropbar and 1R stem. The iconic hidden clamp mechanism of this Cinelli stem is missing, but we have them custom machined so now it's sorted. To top this cockpit setup off, we wrapped the 380mm dropbar with Cinelli cork tapes.