[CR]Re: New Nagasawa Built and Delivered (OT-- But Richie Started it!)


From: "Dave Novoselsky" <dnovo@ix.netcom.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 18:31:59 -0600
Subject: [CR]Re: New Nagasawa Built and Delivered (OT-- But Richie Started it!)

Since Richie brought this up to start with, and "outed" the pictures a few days ago, the Nagasawa saga has been rolling along on this group. While I know it is really OT since this is a 2003 frameset (dont' shoot me Chuck, I promise I wanted backslide again, does the 1959 Paramount frameset and the 1958 Mercian allow me an indulgence?) I thought some of you might want to see more of the bike.

Here is the link to the pictures of my Nagasawa. http://www.yellowjersey.org/n3naga.html

There are two pages. The first that loads is the one that was there yesterday, now called "Naked Frame."

The shots taken during build up and the completed bike appear if you click on the link at the at the bottom of the first page where it says "During Build."

Note that the first shots during the build up show the bike being set up for a Campy Record Triple, and an H20 stem. (I don't believe in putting vintage parts on a new frame, even if it is as 'retro' as the Nagasawa or a Rivendell.) It turned out the frame is designed for a Campy double (53/39) and fitting a triple would not work without a bit of fiddling. So we switched out the triple and put the Record Double on this morning, after the first shots were taken.

The more sharp eyed will detect that the Profile stem in the original pictures and the first fit shot is gone in the last picture of the completed bike, The lower stem had to go to and a taller Nitto stem put in to allow me to get the bar height I need with my short legs the limitations imposed by a torn disc in the back (can't get over any farther to reach the drops if the bar is any lower.)

And yes, the shots that show a fat, old, bald guy with the scraggly beard is me. Remind me to shot Andy for posting that shot of my bald head!

Of course, it was sunny and (relatively) warm when I got to Madison Wis to pick up the bike. I left in a full blizzard, so it isn't on the road yet. I guess this is what they call, "New Bike Weather."

Dave Novoselsky,
Chicago, Illinois