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Upgades Completed(10 posts)

Upgades CompletedGFocker
May 12, 2003 9:22 AM
I've finally finished upgrading my 1989 Tesch S-22 (it took me 2 years to piece everything together). Here are the specs:
Full Dura Ace
Thomson post
Ritchey stem/bars
King headset
Look 357 pedals
Look HSC3 fork
Elite cages

The only original part is the Dura Ace 7400 series front der. that still works perfectly. Anyone else riding a Tesch?
Hey she looks pretty spiffy! Nice ....Live Steam
May 12, 2003 9:28 AM
job. Green is my favorite color, but you really don't see many frames in green. The tape and wheels were a gamble, but they work well. Have fun on her!
"Built for speed"boneman
May 12, 2003 2:00 PM
I've always like Tesch's logo/motto. I haven't seen one this nice in over a decade. Well done and enjoy that ride.
re: Upgades Completedgtx
May 12, 2003 9:33 AM
the only original things left on my 1989 bike are the Record post, DA brake levers, DA shift levers (internals were replaced) and, like you, the DA front der!

Is Tesch still building? I remember those bikes. Very nice.
re: Upgades CompletedGFocker
May 12, 2003 10:23 AM
I believe he's been out of business since around 1990/91. Not sure what he is doing now. It was pretty cool to actually pick the bike up directly from him at his shop.
What did you do for the Headset?Swat Dawg
May 12, 2003 10:38 AM
I am assuming that the headset on an '89 frame was 1" threaded, but it looks like you have a 1" threadless on their. How did you switch it over or am I just way off. The bike is gorgeous by the way, real classic beauty.
What did you do for the Headset?GFocker
May 12, 2003 11:41 AM
You're right, it was a 1" threadless. I replaced the original steel fork and threaded King headset with a threadless carbon setup and new 1" King threadless. Took about 1 1/2 lbs off the bike and smoothed out the ride. I did save the fork and headset as they are quite nice, but heavy.
re: How do you like the tires?rwebb
May 12, 2003 11:25 AM
Great looking bike! How do you like the Mich. Hi-Lites? My experience is a very smooth tire, but easily cut.
re: How do you like the tires?GFocker
May 12, 2003 11:43 AM
For the price ($17 at Performance), you can't beat them. I usually get over 2,000 miles out of them with minimal flats.
re: How do you like the tires?Psalm 147-10_11
May 12, 2003 11:47 AM
I ride them too and have had great success. 2000 miles easy, and I weigh about 195.