Mark (poisonkitty) wrote,

My new lover

I believe it's a 1970's Campagnolo "Prodotti Speciali" frame with Reynolds 531c tubing. I'm not sure exactly what model it is, but hope to figure it out eventually. I took it around the block a few times and am really in lurve with this one. Classic Italian steel here, which I had never previously experienced. In the back of my mind, I still suspect that the seller just put some stickers on a random old frame to pump more cash out of me, but it does ride very well and has pretty good geometry. That crusty old Selle Italia seat came with the frame. I'm not sure what I think about it yet and I suspect that it's leather. I'll probably sell it on craigslist once I've replaced it.

The current weight is just over 21 lbs. If I really cared, I'm sure I could trim another pound or so off of that figure with some smaller tires and a lightweight front wheel. I'm sure the Deep V back wheel adds more weight than it needs to. I'm going to use my Schwinn Tempo as my geared frame replacing the Yokota. The Yokota will, with the acquisition of a new front wheel, become a singlespeed/fixed gear bike that I'll probably sell. Last night I had one of those moments where you realize that you're about to have enough parts to create yet another bike. I see these fixed gear setups going for like $300. I realize that you could easily spend that much money on a good setup, but still, you could get a new bike for about that much. I guess fixies are fashionable now. Know any tall people interested in one?

Upgraded to a threadless headset and carbon fork. Makes for a nice ride. Look at that awesome detail. I love the curved lines in the lugs, even if it is kinda crusty and old.

Note: this last one has a braze-on that I'm told is used for carrying spare spokes.
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