• Ryan Surface

    Lovely work the black components (and new paint) give it a totally different and more aggressive look. Gotta say I do like the look of it with its pristine 105 gear too

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Ryan here. This bike was/is a beauty. My only criticism would be the threaded to threadless adapter with the adjustable stem. I would prefer to stay with a quill ( http://compare.ebay.com/like/270823801553?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y ) and go with a smaller clamp diameter.

  • BeaterRezQ

    Lugs, frame material sticker and head badge says it all! Nice!!
    ..as for the added adapter and adjustable stem, I humbly disagree with OTS, but not completely. Your options increase so much more using a setup like that–as far as comfort; arm/hand placement. The older quill type stem would’ve been great and age appropriate had you not chosen to modernize a classic. Aaaah, decisions,decisions.

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure that you can buy quill stems in a variety of heights and lengths… 🙂

    • Anonymous

      …BQ, I really like the tires on your Bridgestone! Nice smooth blackwall.

      • BeaterRezQ

        TY…yeah, tires come in all shapes and sizes these days; smooth blackwall, whitewall…heck, I even have redwalls!

  • Mike D.

    Well, you know what they say, they are only original once. Being a vintage guy (in more ways than one) I prefer the stock, as God intended, look and feel. But, hey, admittedly you have performed a superlative overhaul/update. And it speak volumes about the value of a quality steel frame. Nice job.

  • Docsprocket

    thank you all for your input. As for the stem this was temporary installation, until i did a final fitting for the client at which time we matched the stem with the THOMSON seat post. Now regarding the 105 set its been cleaned,groomed, & polished then reinstalled on a 1983 VITUS road bike that was bound for the garbage dump due to neglect. attached is a current photo. Thanks once again to cameron & every one for the feed back. I love the old steel frames & believe they should live on & on

  • ME

    What size seatpost does that use? 27.2mm? just wondering……