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Faggin Campione del mondo conversion

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Faggin campione del mondo/ 57/ help on dating it welcome

Cinelli Touch/ Shimano Dura Ace HS-7400

Faggin Campione del mondo/ Shimano Dura Ace EX

Campagnolo Record Pista high flange 28H hub/ 28 radial DT Revolution spokes/ Wolber Aspin Super Champion tubular rims/ Tufo S33 Pro tyre

Campagnolo Record Pista high flange 28H hub/ 14 radial DT Revolution spokes left/ 14 3X DT COmpetitionspokes right/ Wolber Aspin Super Champion tubular rims/ Tufo S33 Pro tyre

Sakae Ringyo APEX-5LA Super Light/ Kinex 105,5 mm (gives a perfect chainline with the Campy hub)

vintage Selle Italia Flite Titanium/ Shimano Dura Ace EX

Shimano Dura Ace PD-7400/ KMC KoolChain

Shimano 600 BR-6208 brake calipers/ Shimano Dura Ace BL-7402 brake levers

54:17/ Sakae Ringyo APEX Superlight drilled/ Surly cog/ Cinelli cork ribbon bar tape/ Cinelli anodized bar plugs/ Shimano Dura Ace top tube cable clips

I got this frame cheap with a crappy spray can paintjob. The derailler hanger, shifter sockets and cable routings were ground off, so it was opted for a fixed gear conversion. It's a perfect fit with a great geometry, so I decided to make it my city beater. I eventually found myself striping off the greyish white paint, treating it to a neat new paitjob, coloring the pantos and applying original decals. Inicially I built it as a lefty (drivetrain on the left side), that's why the trailing spokes are on the inside and the rear tyre is glued on wrong way round. Tyre profile is same same in both directions, so I didn't mind when I turned it around to right side drive train. It's not a track frame, so it somehow didn't look and feel right without brakes. Although it is fixed and I actually don't need any (I never used the brakes on it to spare the rims.), I think it contributes to its classic look and shows the frame the necessary respect. It had been mistreated with a grinder already. The brake cable clips on the top tube are another detail I like a lot on this bike and couldn't have used without the brakes. The bike is light, completely silent, very responsive and comfortable. It's my sunday bike now instead of the beater.

People who friended this bike campystamp, sryl, tracksloth, per.k

Looks pretty good.

You can always get the hanger and shifter sockets welded on later if you want.



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