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and given how the frame is from the 1984 to 1993 period (the existence of the brand), its certainly vintage qualified.

Hutsebaut is a quebec, canada brand, founded by Pierre Hutsebaut after he retired from racing (he immigrated to canada from france in the 1960s, raced for the olympic team in montreal '76, and raced pro up till 1983). After the bike brand ended he took a job at the canadian cycling association until be forced out for "political" reasons and is now working for the UCI as the technical director to the TdF. His geometry ideas were, for the period, rather innovative. This thing has a 52cm C-T seattube, and a 58cm effective horizontal TT with a slope to the toptube makes this thing essentially a compact geometry bike, at least a decade before any other brand started offering compact road bikes.

Anyways I picked this frame up NOS out of a local shop I frequent intending to give it to a friend when she expressed a desire for a skinny tire bike to go fast on. Then once I got the wheels onto it is when I discovered the high standover and weird geometry and out went that idea as this thing is my sized (I'm 6'6") not her sized (she's 5'7"). So it took me awhile longer to finish it, but I finally got around to ordering some R500 STI 8x3 shifters last week, and this is how she ended up. Only adjustments to setup I've made since the pics have been to add an inline-barrel adjuster to the front shifter housing (so I could adjust out some front derailleur cage rub of chain when in the smallest cog) and I'm going to switch to a different straddle cable/yoke in the back so I can have a bit more wheel locking ability with the road levers (the tektro cross lever displaces enough cable to lock the back wheel fine) with a steeper cable angle.

As pictured, she came out at 25.9 Ibs, but that's likely to change as soon as I get a non-suspension seatpost on it, which will be as soon as I order something in 26.6.





 

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Promax, they're actually a rather simplistic but effective suspension post. They only come one way (25.4 diameter, 400mm length... you use shims to fit different frames... same idea USE used to use). As I recall, with the shim its 425 grams and gets about an inch of travel measured at the back end of the saddle. I use them occassionally on project builds... usually commuters or mountain bikes, but when it came time to build this thing, it was all I had handy in 26.6 seatpost options.
 

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front cable hanger

It looks as though the front cable hanger clamps around the quill (22.4?) instead of being mounted on the steerer tube and headset (25.4). Can you tell me who makes that because I need one? I am currently using rim tape as a kind of spacer/shim.

Nice looking bike!
 

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Delta, ummm, Tranz-X, etc... I've got ones in 22.2, 25.4, 28.6 and 31.8 so I can run anything from quill stems to steerer tubes for 1" thru 1 1/4" sizes.
 
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