Finally got all the parts into the shop. Should be all ready in a week or so.
A while back I picked up a new-old-stock Ciocc steel frame (Columbus Cromor) with fully chromed fork and stays off Craigslist. Thought I might put together a pseudo-retro-Italian-but-modern-rideable bike. Frame is pretty heavy -- 1920 grams! Well, the slower you go, the cooler-looking the bike has to be.
Picked up a Campy Veloce groupset online pretty cheap -- picked Veloce because it came in silver, in keeping with the classic theme.
Had some wheels built up using Mavic Open Sport aluminum rims and 32-hold DT hubs. I was hoping to find some silver hubs but could only find black.
To complete the look, I picked up some modern but classic-looking contact point bits -- Ritchey Classic bars, stem and seatpost (silver). I also bought a quill-stem adapter, so I would not have to use a quill stem. I will use my Speedplays. Not gonna go toe-clip. That would seriously compromise the rideability for me.
So all in, about $1700 invested.
So any quesses on how heavy it will be complete? It is a 52 cm frame. My guess is 22 lbs. I will post pics when I get it.