Since 1976 CyclArt has rebuilt thousands of bikes; some with purely “correct” vintage parts suitable for collector’s shows, some state-of-the-art bikes, and mixes of old and new.
You know you like the fit, comfort, durability and classic look of your frame. Now, we can vastly improve your bike’s performance, keeping the ride and look you love, while gaining gear range, fingertip shifting, better braking, lower weight, sealed mechanisms and contemporary serviceability.
Now, CyclArt vintage bike tech Greg Reiche has formulated a “best of both worlds” package.
These parts look much like the classics; no noisy, fragile carbon or "blackout" look. Compared to vintage parts, these work better and will be familiar to any shop mechanic. Clearly, "Better than New" in many ways.
This kit will fit practically any road race frameset built between 1950 and 2000. If hub spacing or braze-ons need changes we can take care of that for you. Optional frame paint or restoration starts at $275 and averages $1000, so you will have a completely modern Campagnolo component set on your favorite old frame for between $2400 and $3500. This is about what Campagnolo Veloce-equipped bikes cost in a retail store, but with the comfort, durability and style of your vintage frame.
If you pick up your upgraded bike, Greg will be here for your test ride and final fitting. OR he will ship bike after test riding it himself, requiring only minimal assembly.
BRIFTERS (Brake levers with Fingertip shifting) Campagnolo Veloce Ergo 10
Campagnolo Veloce rear, med. cage
Campagnolo Veloce front braze-on
OPTION clamp-on adapter required for frames without a brazed-on boss
Three options to fit all frames:
Campagnolo Veloce 40-50mm recessed
OPTION 1 Tektro R539 47-57mm recessed
OPTION 2 Tektro R559 55-73mm nutted
OPTIONAL BRAKES: Gran Compe 610 centerpull brakes will allow retention of centerpull stops or require their addition. They have more clearance for fenders and give a more retro appearance. Available in both nutted and recessed types. Reach is 47 to 61mm
Campagnolo Veloce Power-torque, std. or compact
OPTION IRD Defiant road double, std. or compact. See Bottom Bracket Option below
Campagnolo external BB cups BSC or Italian
OPTION French, Swiss, Raleigh or Chater-Lea threaded frames are not compatible with Campagnolo's Power-torque OBB cups, and we've found no acceptable substitute crankset yet that will work with OBB cups. In the meantime, we happily offer the IRD Defiant crankset, in vintage Campagnolo Record style but is 10-speed drivetrain compatible. It uses a square taper bottom bracket, which is available in all the above threadings, and even for press-fit BB frames like some Kleins.
A wide selection of crank length, chainring size and cog range is available. Specify preference or call us and we will make recommendation based on leg length, terrain and riding style.
Wippermann Connex 10 nickel
Panaracer Pasela, 700Cx25/28/32mm,
OR 27" x 1, 1-1/8, 1-1/4"
There are other tire options, but we specify this one for great quality, ride, and vintage appearance. Most vintage frames have clearance for the larger tire diameters, giving a smooth ride and better durability. Small widths popular in the 1970s and '80s have no advantage for recreational riding.
Choose Presta (Small)
OR Schrader (Automotive type) valve
Newbaum's cotton, many colors available
OR Cork padded tape assorted colors.
WHEELS SunXCD high-flange 32 or 36h (rear freehub) hubs, SOMA Eldon clincher rims polished w/stainless eyelets, stainless spokes. NOTE: If your bike was built for 27” wheels, we recommend keeping it that way. Converting to 700C will give a wider range of tire availability, but will require 4MM more brake reach.
OPTION for 27" wheels, SunXCD hubs 32 or 36h, Sun CR18 polished rims, stainless spokes. Good tires are still available. Same brake reach.
If you do not want the clipless included in the standard package, we can supply: MKS Sylvan Prime, track, touring, or road:
MKS steel clips, S/M/L/XL
MKS Fit-A leather straps, black/white/brown, stainless buckle
Often, these parts do not need replacement. Choose these if you are not retaining existing equivalent. When retaining existing parts, overhaul and detailing charges will apply. SEATPOST Nitto S83 two-bolt 27.2
OPTION other sizes available in different posts, please inquire SADDLE Brooks B17 Standard. Choose black, brown, honey, red, blue, ochre, green. Women's in black or honey
HEADSET Tange Levin CDS ISO 1", 26.4 or 27.0 crown race
OPTION Velo Orange French thread
STEM Nitto Pearl (Cinelli 1A style) 80-120mm ext., 26.0 clamp
OPTION Nitto Technomic (Cinelli 1A style, high-rise) 60-130mm ext., 26.0 clamp
HANDLEBAR Nitto M178 "Mark's bar," engraved, heat-treated, deep drop, 38-46cm width, 26.0 clamp
All additional options $455 to $525
Package price: $1616 to $1816
Full components package with all options: $2071 to $2341
Final pricing will be formally estimated in writing before we begin.
Water Cage: Velo Orange stainless retro cage.
Topeak frame fit pump, 4 sizes available to fit most frame mount locations.
Please contact us today to start the process of giving new life to your old bike friend. Together we can resurrect and improve your cycling experience!