Just an old guy restoring an old bike to cycle on old roads

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10: The Finished Product

The photos of the finished product show my CFX-10 with modern clipless pedals. This is transitional. I need clipless to do all my initial road testing, and as it is many years since I cycled with toe-clips, I need to get used to the bike before I switch back. I have included some photos of the clipless pedals (and old shoes) that I will use. Also, the bike tyres are (probably) not those which I will ultimately use. The photos show the Michelin (very worn) tyres which came with the wheels, or the Continental Gatorskins that I put on (as I had a pair lying around). Irish roads demand very puncture resistant tyres so I try to use the best, for this purpose, that I can. I may fit a set of Michelin tyres (or maybe even some retro style tyres) in the future. But I'll do my testing in the Gatorskins and probably all of next years cycling too.

Total weight of the bike (including bottle cage and clipless pedals) is exactly 10.0kg. This compares very well with my modern titanium bike which weighs in at 9.3kg (although it is built for reliability not lightness). I'm not one for pursuing weight reductions in my bikes, I've always been a believer in "it's easier, and a whole lot cheaper, to lose 5kg off your own weight than to lose 1kg off your bike's weight". So pretty pleased that the 35 year old measures up pretty well (it's 60 year owner measures up pretty well too).

Photos of the finished product - some before the handlebar tape was fitted

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