Chesini

This will be a post for all the bike nerds out there, so if word like ‘threaded headset’ or ‘italian bottom bracket’ confuse or bore you, feel free to watch this instead

Firstly, a little back story. A few months back my house was broken into and, amongst other things, my main bike was stolen. Note: If anyone sees a blue Cecil Walker with Tange chrome fork and Pro-Lites, hit up VVMCC!

So, now i had a bike to replace. After many hours of searching i finally settled on a sweet Chesini Arena from the early 90’s. Columbus SL/SP tubing, full 7400 Dura Ace, and shiny paint. It was right up my alley.

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The only things changed were the saddle to a San Marco Rolls and a half decent set of STI levers as I already have a down tube shifted bike. If any of you have ever tried to climb a hill with DT shifters you will know why I changed.

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One annoying thing was the cone nut on the rear brake went missing on the maiden voyage. Please feel free to message vvmcc if you have one

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Another poorly shot photo from the non-drive side.

The SP/SL mix works well for me as the SP seat-tube seems to make it a bit stiffer than other bikes in the VVMCC stable, but that is a post for another day. Tune in next month for another profile on one of our bikes. I can promise it will contain bike nerd fappery and another hilarious clip for those not so vintage steel-ey inclined. /p>;;;

Pinchy.

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1 comment
  1. Dirk said:

    Nice bike!! Good choice !

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