sending pictures of my AD VN II.
Austro Daimler Vent Noir II as far as we can tell, purchased from
my brother-in-laws nephew. Built up with existing parts, nothing
NEW purchased, except tires, headset and bar wrap.
is Reynolds 531, which gives a nice compliant ride, without being
squishy/soft. I like the ride of this frame, and this would be considered
my "go fast" bicycle.
my old racing parts as the heart of the build I incorporated older
Suntour Superbe Pro, including the crank with 39/53 rings, and Suntour
Wishbone shifters (not Superbe Pro, but I raced with them in the
were found in the parts bin at ACME Bicycle in KC and are nice Weinnmann
810 (Vancqueur 999) with Koolstop pads and short-reach Shimano 600
levers (first gen Ultegra). This bike is set up for sidepulls so
I had to figure out a way to mount a cable-stop for the rear brake,
hence the addition on the seatpost. Works quite well.
Campy front derailleur was pulled from my parts bin, so that I can
say I have SOMETHING Italian on my bike! Rear derailleur is an 8-spd
XT which runs my 12-32 8-spd cassette in back (I'm getting older!).
Wheels are my old race set of Phil Wood hubs laced to Mavic Open
4CD's...in need of replacement, with Conti UltraSport tires.
is a Brooks purchased from a Bob on the iBob list, very comfortable!
Seatpost is my old Time Trial post.
needed to stretch out a bit, so I used an older Control Tech ATB
stem of mine, which sets me about perfect. The Barend plugs are
an idea stolen from Sarah at ACME...Boulevard Limited Edition beer
bottle cork and cover. GOOD beer and great reusing of parts!
for the cool site!