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Old 03-17-16, 03:30 PM   #1
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Vintage Coppi

Hi, I found this Coppi on Craiglist. I know little of these frames and my knowledge of vintage parts before the late-80's is amateur at best. Can anyone embellish me with further details on this particular bike, and perhaps suggest a value as such? It sure is pretty and the seller is the original owner who has had it since he was 16, ridden it little, and stored it in his garage ever since.

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Old 03-17-16, 04:26 PM   #2
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I would hurry if I were you.
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This may be mid-1980s. The brazed-on Record front derailleur didn't debut until circa 1983. The rest of the components do appear to be CPSC compliant. Nuovo record group and what appears to be non-Campagnolo dropouts during this period indicates it's not top of line, so make sure frame is Columbus SL and not tretubi or Aelle. The condition is far from the claimed "mint". It hasn't been even cleaned and has flat tubular tires. This will need a complete overhaul, new tires, bar tape and probably pads, cables and chain. IMO, $800 is too much for this, even in GTA.
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Go look at it. It's way high up in the Coppi pecking order. Note the Columbus SL decal in the third pic, just above the front derailleur. Super/Nuovo Record mix, looks in fine shape - pantographed stem and it looks like the seatpost is, too. Around $1000 for something that nice, I would think. If I owned it, that'd be my minimum. You may get luckier.

As @merziac notes, I wouldn't wait long.

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Just got it home.... After a cursory wipe-down, 95% of the marks on it were dirt. It's in very fine condition. It indeed needs new tubbies, bar tape and a thorough overhaul. As I knew, it's too small for me, so it's my girlfriends soon-to-be pride and joy. The Columbus decal doesn't say what the tubing is, but it's certainly as light as my Montello SLX. Will post a couple of photos when it is ready for the road!
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Please dont keep us waiting, pics asap plz.
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There is one that appears to be identical on CR with Campy dropouts, may not be the top but these are not easy to come by. A pretty good score by my account, well done.
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Thanks @merziac it has campagnolo dropouts. Decal on the top tube says 'Campionissimo'
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Same as the one on Classic Rendezvous.
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Glad you snagged it

It looked dusty, but nothing bad. Some new bar tape, new tires and a tune-up? Check (happens every day around here). Looks like a fine pickup. And, yeah, I'd love to see pics, too. We don't see a whole lot of Coppis around here.

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I looked at the pictures when the thread was first posted, prior to any responses, and assumed it to be a Fiorelli built example. Then I remembered that there are also Masciaghi built Coppi bicycles as well. Some have written that the Masciaghis are called Fausto Coppi rather than simply Coppi.

Can the forum's Coppi experts explain how to tell the difference between the two makers and what years the Fiorelli built vs the Masciaghi built machines were produced?

The similar appearing frame at CR:

Coppi frame set by Fiorelli, Ben Cole pics

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Produzione Cicli F.lli Masciaghi, Coppi, Girardengo, Bugno, Mash Form, Freyus, Gloria, Henry Hogan, Easy Life
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I believe Masciaghi starting making Coppi bikes in the 90's - they have 'Fausto Coppi' on the decal. Fiorelli made Coppi bikes before this - from the 60's, possibly earlier, until the mid 80's. Mine is probably from the final years they made them. There is a thread dedicated to this Fausto Coppi Bicycles
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@Drillium Dude & @merziac Well, it took longer than I'd have liked, but here it is finally finished! That yellow benotto tape is hard to come by these days. Let me know your thoughts.
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That is a nice find. I believe the two top end models from the early 80's were Campionissimo and Milano San Remo, but I'm not sure what the differences are. I've seen pics of these models that have "Coppi" branded rear dropouts.

As noted above the Maschiagi bros. are labeled as Fausto Coppi and didn't come come along until -92 ish. I believe Pelizzoli built those for a few years in the mid 90's. The Fiorelli built frames will usually have a sticker to that effect.
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Show bike. I wonder who made it? Bianchi was known to have made some of the later Coppis.
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Show bike. I wonder who made it? Bianchi was known to have made some of the later Coppis.
Made by Fiorelli
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...The Columbus decal doesn't say what the tubing is, but it's certainly as light as my Montello SLX. Will post a couple of photos when it is ready for the road!
It's Columbus SL, which was slightly lighter than SLX.
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