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Spirito.....Colnago pics(6 posts)

Spirito.....Colnago picsWalter
Nov 26, 2002 7:03 PM
In response to your request from the Colnago thread below. Not the bet pics still. The red is much better in person.

Yes, the shifting/braking setup is funky...A bad day on a motorcycle lasts forever.
View 2Walter
Nov 26, 2002 7:08 PM
I tried to get the chrome chainstay centered.
Appropros for the forum, a true retro......Walter
Nov 26, 2002 7:20 PM
A 80s Basso in Columbus SL. All Campy SR except for shifter mods as mentioned above and dual pivot Record brakes. That's a Chorus aero lever. Those are the SGR pedals that I posted about sometime ago. I still don't like them and the bike doesn't get the miles it deserves. Some Looks will find their way back on I'm afraid.

The pic really washed out the blue which is much "deeper" and glossier. Applied by yours truly. Decals are repops. The Basso is in the background of "view2" above and looks better there IMO.

Stem is cheesy but it took awhile to get positioning sorted out. A custom Salsa is in the future.
The stays..Walter
Nov 26, 2002 7:24 PM
Originally the Basso had both chain and seat stays in chrome. A prev. owner repainted and took the chrome off the seat stays. No idea why but I don't really care. This bike is not a restoration but a project from many sources.
very cool ....Spirito
Nov 27, 2002 3:35 AM
so you have the front brake on the right to mirror what you have on a motorbike? very common for most who ride both.

you daughter looks angelic ... im sure she will be into bicycles with such fine examples around.

thanks for sharing

ciao
2 brakes/1 leverWalter
Nov 27, 2002 3:55 PM
The pictures of the Colnago don't show the handlebar arrangement that well. The Basso pic is probably better. Unfortunately my last motorcycle ride (10/14/93) ended abruptly about 10 miles before it was supposed to. That was also the last time I did anything meaningful with my left hand. Anyways, the bikes are setup so as to be shifted and braked from the right side of the bar. Brakes are "coupled" with a little gizmo from QBP. The Colnago's rear der. is controlled as normal thru the Ergo brifter and the fr. der. is handled via a friction SunTour thumbshifter mounted adjacent to the brifter and on the outside of the bars.

The Basso is similar except it's all friction with the thumbshifter on the inside and doing the rear and the visible barcon controlling the front.

There've been occasional threads on the General board about amputees (I'm not one but our situation when riding would be similar) who've needed advice and I've answered as well as I could but didn't have the ability to show pics until recently. If you know anyone who could benefit from the results of my trial and error progress please send them my way.