1970’s Rauler Pista

Frame / Size / Year:

Rauler Pista, 55×55, 1970’s

Handlebars / Stem:

Cinelli steel #14 w/ calf leather and cork plugs, Cinelli steel #3

Fork / Headset:

original Rauler, Campagnolo record pista

Front Wheel / Hub / Rim / Tire:

Campagnolo record pista 32h, Nisi moncalieri pista, Clement tubular – laced 2x + tied and soldered

Rear Wheel / Hub / Rim / Tire:

Campagnolo record pista 32h, Nisi moncalieri pista, Clement tubular – laced 2x + tied and soldered

Crankset / Bottom Bracket:

Campagnolo record pista 170mm 144BCD, Campagnolo record pista

Saddle / Seat Post:

butchered Ideale 90, Campagnolo super record

Pedals / Chain:

Campagnolo record pista w/ Alfredo Binda straps & Campagnolo steel clips and caps, stainless 1/8″

Gearing / Chainring / Misc.:

49/14-17

Notes:

It started with a slightly rusty piece of metal that I got from Italy. Bare steel, never built up since it was manufactured, probably in the 70’s.
I decided to go with a classic track setup and be as period correct as possible (to my assumption..) Full campagnolo equipment and a fully chromed, nude, body. The frame has a tight rear and a perky front. It’s super stiff and rides great.
The project involved more than ‘just’ chroming the frame. I had to straighten the old handlebars, refinished and leather clad them, saddle was chopped, parts polished, pantos painted, decals applied. The wheels were beautifully built by Anders at Veloform in Göteborg. I tied & soldered them and all the leather works were dyed to match the old saddle.

As a concluding word, I can just say that you will only hand polish one bike frame a lifetime…

SOURCE: http://velospace.org/node/30897

Comments

  1. Scott says:

    What a beautiful bike. I have a ’79 rauler that I love (not a pista though), and I’m stoked about your rig!

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