Re: [CR]To ne"w Raysport owners - how you gonna build 'em?

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 12:52:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: dave martinez <>
Subject: Re: [CR]To ne"w Raysport owners - how you gonna build 'em?
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Hello John,

I've never been so excited about getting a cheap frame thats an unabashed copy of a bike I hold so dear.

I'm thinking about building mine up with 70s Campagnolo G.S. stuff. The funky looking rear derailleur with the hex bolts for pivots and that "Looks like Nuovo Record from 20 feet away" G.S. five arm crankset. Funkional stuff!

Perhaps we should form the RAYSPORT OWNERS BUNCH or R.O.B.???? : )

Regards, Dave Martinez working on an ALFA and watching the kids today. wrote: In coming days there will be around 20 new Raysport owners. Wondering how y'all are planning to build them up?! There are many possibilities, and likely no "correct" set-up.

I am entertaining three options:

Early generation (circa. 1977) Dura Ace groupo with many black parts. Benefits are English threading, use for all those neat Dura Ace clamps, black might look stunning against the silver and red.

Second possibility is to install what I call a "Campagnolo Lo" groupo (circa. 1972) including Sport headset and 3-arm steel cotterless crankset, high flange Tipo hubs, shift levers with the shield style tightening dial (Sport? Gran Sport?), Nuovo Record derailleurs, Universal 68 brakeset, TTT Record stem and bar. I've been wanting to do such a bike for a while but haven't found just the right Italian frameset.

Lastly, superlightweight, French-influenced, non-Campagnolo build including Huret Jubilee shifting, Stronglight 93 or Nervar Star crankset, maybe Weyless hubs, Universal or Mafac stoppers. These are more parts wailing in their boxes for a suitable mate.

John Siemsen San Luis Obispo, CA