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built me a pinnarello vuelta!(4 posts)

built me a pinnarello vuelta!colker
Dec 4, 2001 3:52 PM
actually the lbs mechanic did it. somewhat used frame with new daytona 10 speed.
the vuelta is lugged steel with a steel fork. light, tight, stiff and cannary yellow with chrome and blue details (italians have this interesting sense of style).
funny. i had heavier wheels on my old bike ( old dura ace/aero campy omega v clincher rims) and they feel much faster than the new ones, daytona hubs laced to mavic cpx21. what's wrong here?
re: built me a pinnarello vuelta!gtx
Dec 5, 2001 7:14 PM
don't know what to tell you about the wheels--you using the same tires? Did that new bike solve your fit issues?

-Hank
re: built me a pinnarello vuelta!colker
Dec 6, 2001 3:05 AM
well, as long as i don't mind riding a long stem, i'm fine. i'm on a 130 stem and may go back to a 120. it's difficult to take exact body measures. i researched the custom possibility but it would be built two continents away, it would be expensive and i found this vuelta in very good shape. it's a much better frame than the older cadore. tubes are slightly oversized. the seatstays flare to a conical shape when they meet the seat lug. it's a stiff ride. a race bike. an older elite model form pinarello,second to the radius on their line up.
so far i'm very happy with my purchase. it wasn't very expensive so i can move later to other bikes. my dream bike is a richard sachs, period.
i'm using different tires. better tires and the wheels fell much slower. at first i thought the brakes were hitting the rim or the the bearings were dragging on the hub!
the lbs mechanic is a nice guy but he is not the most technical when it comes to wheels.
re: built me a pinnarello vuelta!gtx
Dec 6, 2001 10:13 AM
The only two issues with wheels is weight and durability. If the two sets of wheels weigh about the same, the drag or difference you are feeling is probably because of the tires, or perhaps something else about the bike. Yeah, a Richard Sachs is on my list, too.