So I followed a hunch on an ad today and it turned out rather nicely. An ad with no real qualities, details and two awful cellphone photos. You know the score. All I could make out was a fuzzy heart in the background on a derailleur and what looked like a pair of track pedals on a dull brown basement bike.
So, this is what it turned out to be:
It's a repainted Columbus SL or SLX frame (so say the stickers) and in gorgeous condition with a mix of parts all of which (except the headset locknut) are in absolutely stunning condition. The dropouts are C.B.T Italia, I figure it's likely a C.B.T Italia frame on the whole that's been repainted and rebranded L.Florquin (I assume here we're talking Lucien Florquin who has a shop here in Paris).
It's a lovely brown (not sure how well the pictures do justice to it) with some lovely lugs too.
The Ofmega headset though is in a state of some distress
There's lots of Nuovo Record:
The rear wheel though has a hub I don't recognise, and the Campagnolo logo is upside down unless I've completely gone mad.
More Nuovo Record and some SpecialitÚs TA - Tevano chainrings and bottle holder
Pista pedals and Christophe toe clips, the straps I dunno yet
A little out of place - drillium Dura Ace shifters
Galli brakes (and levers)
Cinelli & ITM up front, also it's also got a nice mint Huret cyclometer, a Cinelli Unicanitor saddle and some spare tubs too.
Gotta say, pretty happy with this find.