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    Fausto Coppi's 1952 Bike

    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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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?
    Ride more.

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    the 52/46 chainrings mated to what looks like an 11-15 cassette is even more awesome.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    The RD pulleys are wild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
    The RD pulleys are wild.
    I wonder if the teeth aren't just completely worn off?


    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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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.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    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.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
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    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    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.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
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    i count 5
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    my bad eyesight
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Best thread of the day!

    Thanks!

    (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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    integrated headset!
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    the 52/46 chainrings mated to what looks like an 11-15 cassette is even more awesome.

    I would guess a 14-20 cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnabler1 View Post
    Jeez, what a piece of sh/t.
    That was state of the velo art in 1952 pal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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)
    pro-meter: lol

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    10kg? my training bike weighs that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    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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