Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Today's Bike: Mr. Bean's Bianchi

A reader known only as "2012mrbeans" sent this photo of a Bianchi with a very interesting drivetrain--apparently, late-model 10-speed Ergo levers attached to Nuovo Record front and rear derailleurs.


We're going to check with Mr. Bean and see how well this mismatched system works.

Update: A sharp-eyed reader pointed out that the Ergo levers aren't connected to the derailleurs. Look closely, and you can see that the original downtube shifters are still there.

7 comments:

  1. I'd fall over if that shifted nice with no modification.

    Still, I know one old bloke shifting a Superbe Tech with New Success Ergos and it seems to run sweet...

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  2. The Ergolevers clearly aren't connected up to the derailleurs - the down-tube shifters are clearly visible.

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  3. You're right! Totally missed that.

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  4. I want to finish the resto mod conversion but not in a rush...the chorus carbon levers work great with the stock brakes though....

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  5. want to finish the full resto mod conversion soon...the chorus carbon levers work great with the stock brakes though...

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  6. it is cool..!!!!!...thanks campyguy

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  7. if you look closely...you will see its a Colnago saddle made by prologo but its still italian. A Zetta 7.

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