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Some details for the steel lovers(6 posts)

Some details for the steel lovershayaku
Dec 14, 2002 6:41 AM
It's not a clasic, hasn't got any gears at all but I thought the fellas here might appreciate it more than on the general board.

My Nakagawa. The Chain and Seat Stays are Max, and the Main triangle is FOCO. I don't know the tube diameters but they are fat, you can see the shaping near the BB.
It'll be built up in March sometime.hayaku
Dec 14, 2002 6:49 AM
With Shimano Ultegra, what else! The fork is a work of art. The frame has the extra touches that don't exist on newer bikes but just make sense, like a number hook and chain holders for when you have the wheels off.
Another pic of the BBhayaku
Dec 14, 2002 6:56 AM
I'm hoping to win races on this bike and be given some of the drilled DuraAce levers that the manufacturer does. If that happens you'll be the first to know.

I am thinking about the build up now, maybe green tires. Can you get white brake hoods from Shimano? I think I'll go with black cables though.

Anyway, hope you like the pictures. Thanks for any advice on the build up.
Very very nice! nmrwbadley
Dec 19, 2002 7:26 AM
thats a beaut looking frame mr. hayakuSpirito
Dec 14, 2002 11:24 AM
things come into their own for the build and color choice - when you get therer youll know what to choose.

the drilled levers are very cool if you can get them - a nice detail.

question? - can you post a pic of the seat stay to lug arangement as its one of the most interesting i have seen.

anyway, i think its classic even though its a very trick steel tubing its still lugged - that its with a steel fork and weighs little and will be used with modern components for racing is a very good thing.

I'll get that pic asap...hayaku
Jan 6, 2003 1:28 AM
However it may take a while. The bike is staying at my bike shop because they fronted the money for it. I went out there today but forgot to take my camera, it's snowing and th shop is 30km away but I'll do my best.

I was just looking at your Derosa post above and I was convinced about going with white bar tape... maybe. I think I'll save green or red tires for my training wheels and stick with black on my racing set.

The bike wont look "classy" but maybe it'll look cool.