This has been a labor of love worked that another forum member and I collaborated on. The bike has had a pretty rough life and when we got it, it was a frame, seatpost, bb, fork and wheelset.
I bought a donor bike on some CL to get most the new group and the tires, I think. Guys on a vintage road forum helped supply weird small parts like the extra long Mavic brake bolt that was needed for the rear brake and the Wolber Super Champion Gentleman rims that will go on the clincher wheelset. Charlie himself provided and extra set of hubs and redid the bb which ws rough. It is rippin, in my opinion!
Its awesome but you gotta fix the cable routing on that rear brake. The housing is supposed to go OVER the handlebar on its way to the TT. I assume you knew that already just cant stand not pointing out those naggy litle things. If it werent for that you would have yourself a keeper.
It's really interesting how Cunningham bikes, road and mountain, look perfectly modern today, except maybe the downtube shifters . Never a fan of those but they are lightweight. I never saw a Cunningham bike when they were current model year bikes but I wonder how different or unusual they looked back then? The bare aluminum finish was also a very striking look back then I imagine. It was at least the first time I saw it on a bare GT Zaskar in the early nineties.
I remember back around 1982 or 1983 I was drooling over the lightweight fat tubed aluminum Klein road bikes in the Klein catalog. I had never seen anything like them but I knew they were on to something cool with those unusual looking fat tubed aluminum frames. They hadn't yet made a mountain bike at that time and at that time I had never heard of or imagined that mountain bikes existed.
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