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Old 06-01-09, 11:53 AM   #1
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Fausto Coppi's 1952 Bike

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thanks. that worn out handlebar tape is awesome.
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I thought carbon fiber bikes came into fruition in the late 70's/early 80's?
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the 52/46 chainrings mated to what looks like an 11-15 cassette is even more awesome.
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The RD pulleys are wild.
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The RD pulleys are wild.
I wonder if the teeth aren't just completely worn off?


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My first "real" bike was a Bianchi I bought in 1973. Really didn't look a lot different from that. Basically the same lugged frame, cottered crank, leather seat.
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My first "real" bike was a Bianchi I bought in 1973. Really didn't look a lot different from that. Basically the same lugged frame, cottered crank, leather seat.
do you still have it?
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unfortunately its long gone.
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the 52/46 chainrings mated to what looks like an 11-15 cassette is even more awesome.
you youngsters! it's more likely a 14-19 freewheel not a cassette. maybe a 13 but i doubt it. 12 tooth freewheels weren't too popular until 7 speed freewheels in the early 80s. and there was no such thing as an 11.
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and note its only 4 cogs.
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Best thread of the day!

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(you know it's sad when the 33 is relegated to threads on "what should I eat the night before" and the 41 is the place where people are talking about crit racing)
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I thought carbon fiber bikes came into fruition in the late 70's/early 80's?
Are you really that ignorant about cycling history?
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I wonder what that bicycle weighs?
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Jeez, what a piece of sh/t.
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I've never seen notched dropouts like that. Very interesting.
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the 52/46 chainrings mated to what looks like an 11-15 cassette is even more awesome.

I would guess a 14-20 cassette.

Edit: just saw the 10th post.
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Jeez, what a piece of sh/t.
That was state of the velo art in 1952 pal.
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I've never seen notched dropouts like that. Very interesting.
I'll bet that frame was originally set up with the Campy Cambio Corsa gear set and upgraded to the Gran Sport (pics above) when it came out.

Back then even Coppi wouldn't have gotten brand new frames at the drop of the hat.



I'd love to try one of these but I'm sure I'll crash and bend thousands of dollars of vintage gear.

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I wonder what that bicycle weighs?
I bet it's around 10kg.. at least I think I read that some races bikes back then hovered around there.

If you guys get a kick out of this old bike, check out this book: http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/CompetitionBook.html

All kinds of info/stats on the old race bikes, good reading, and even better viewing. (I haven't picked up a copy yet, I have the "rando" version of it tho)
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10kg? my training bike weighs that.
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I bet it's around 10kg.. at least I think I read that some races bikes back then hovered around there.

If you guys get a kick out of this old bike, check out this book: http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/CompetitionBook.html

All kinds of info/stats on the old race bikes, good reading, and even better viewing. (I haven't picked up a copy yet, I have the "rando" version of it tho)
Heh, I've worked on a pair of Dursley Pedersen replicas. Interesting bikes.
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