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Petrus Track 1970s

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Petrus track, <1978, 53.5cm, Columbus fork and stays, Reynolds 531 main triangle

Nitto B123, Nitto track 100mm

Tange Levin

Dura Ace 7500 hub, Wolber Profil TX hard anodised, tied/soldered DT spokes

Dura Ace 7500 hub 2x fixed, Wolber Profil TX hard anodised, DT spokes

Dura Ace 7600 165mm, Campagnolo Record Pista cartridge BB (italian)

Selle Italia Flite 1990, Thomson 26.6

Izumi chain

46t Dura Ace 7710 nickel plate

Bit of a work in progress. Currently trying to get a 26.6 Dura Ace Aero seatpost, and it will soon be repainted with Cyclomondo Petrus decal set.

Very stiff, very fast.

People who friended this bike 8Aaron8, campystamp, 8vpete, bluesuedebryce, heistacks, stovepipe



Fun Project

Frame like that is really worth the attention.

I think so too! It rides

I think so too! It rides very nicely as well, much better than my revious bike, a Hillman-built McBain. I have new decals from cyclomondo and procured a seatpost on the weekend...just need to decide on a color now. It will be something bright, at least. Original color underneath seems to be a pale gold but its a bit boring.

Original Color

Cyclomondo's decals are great. I have some sets sitting around, but have used smaller tubing decals of his. The bikes on his flickr set are unreal (gts753). You might want to rethink not choosing the original color. I saw an awesome looking gold Serotta today. Another example is a '72 Colnago Super that I am restoring. It's a boring light blue. Once it's all together with the proper decals and components, it's going to look kick-ass!

You make a good case! TBH

You make a good case! TBH all I know about the original paint is a couple of chips and steerer remnants so it would be guesswork in any case. I was quite keen on either BASF Porsche mint green (22R) or even RAL 1026 Luminous Yellow.

Original Paint

Your frame must have been beautiful when it was new. I've got a spray bombed Olmo road frame the previous owner was going to convert into a fixed gear. The original paint underneath was a pearl white with a candy apple red fade. I really want to do it up proper.

You're convincing me, ha ha.

You're convincing me, ha ha. I'm a little worried about porking it up completely with gold, its so easy to end up with a dirty champagne or brassy gold, but if I can pick a good match I'll run with it. I'm hoping the chrome runs a good distance along the stays and fork.


Yes, gold does end up looking dirty. The Serotta I saw the other day was actually candy yellow over a metallic silver undercoating. My Olmo frame came with chrome stays also.

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