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90s Waterford Will get a Components-Bin Makeover


by Igor

Components bin builds are a few of my favourite. For little or no finances, you possibly can put one thing collectively that’s distinctive and enjoyable. This explicit Waterford has been by just a few iterations with largely new elements together with Campagnolo Athena, then Shimano 11sp bar ends with a brand new fork and Randonneur Rack, then upright with Curvy Bars, and now in its extra roadie version.

Ranging from the hoods, we used some 6600-G 10 pace Shimano built-in shifters. What is the G you ask? Nicely, Shimano did a Grey addition of the 6600 sequence as a result of it seems cool. There are matching derailleurs on the market, however, , elements bin. The shifters had been sitting for a very long time, and if , that technology of brifters suffered from meeting lube that gummed up over time. I’ve seen them practically fossilize on bikes that had been sitting for years. No worries, some WD-40 into the shifter guts received issues shifting round once more and the shifters had been proper again to clicking and clacking.

Connor wrapped the bars utilizing Tressostar tape in a harlequin-style to match the paint’s red-blue fade and it seems tremendous.

The rear dangler is a Dura-Ace unit that has lived on many bikes and shifts up and down the 11-28 cassette completely. The entrance pusher is a non-series 10sp braze-on providing from Shimano. It is nice and glossy.

The wheels have been on there for all the iterations of this body. They had been expertly laced up by Cutlass Velo in Baltimore just a few years again and have stayed completely true.

The 1″ metal fork is a alternative of the aluminum/carbon fork with unknown historical past the bike got here with. It’s uncooked with just a few layers of clearcoat.

This stem and headset combo is one thing I’ve needed to strive for some time. Though the steerer is threaded, we added some spacers on high of the higher locknut and underneath the adaptor to create the phantasm of a threadless system. I believe it seems fairly good. 

The perch is a titanium VO saddle we carried plenty of years in the past and the submit is an American Basic in an obscure 27.4 dimension. There are experiences of individuals attempting to place 27.2mm seatposts within the body and cracking the ears on the seat lug. So if in case you have a Waterford like this one, use the right dimension submit.

Except for the handlebar tape and the cassette, this construct was fully assembled from stuff we had mendacity round. Do you might have any elements bin builds within the works? 

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