too rich for my budget, though...
look at the front derailleur!!
Well hello hello, that's an amazing bike. Were did the levers go?
Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
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Whoever buys this had better hope I don't know where they live. WOW
Wow... where did that one come from? Great stuff, my size, no room in the garage and thank goodness it's a bit rich for me too!
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1947 Legnano (Cambio Corsa), 1947 Gloria Garibaldina, 1950 Galmozzi (Cambio Corsa), 1951 Cicli Masini (Paris-Roubaix), 1986 Tommasini and a slew of Cannondales.
"With a few exceptions, if it's got a derailleur, it's already too new for me!"
The bike is very handsome, this is one of the few Italian bikes I have seen that from a distance looks French, the colors and chrome just kind of speak that to me.
I should mention that there is no stopping on this bike, it was built to GO. Nor effective shifting either....
And someone had transferitis, way too many curiously placed graphics. But I still like it.
Last edited by repechage; 05-03-12 at 07:32 AM.
The bike is cool but it is repainted and has completely mismatched components. The bike likely dates to the late 50's which would correspond with the derailleurs but that is about all. The brake calipers are likely newer than the bike. There are no brake levers (however Universal levers are not that difficult to come across at a reasonable price). The cranks are 10 years newer at least than the frame and derailleurs. The handlebars/stem in their own right are worth a good chunk of change since they have the highly sought after Bianchi engraving on the stem. I could readily see the handlebars alone go for a few hundred dollars, which would go a long way to cover a more appropriate handlebar/stem combo plus pay down the purchase price too. The paint is also redone. The saddle is somewhat newer, as is the seatpost. I would expect the seatpost to have the larger script and not the original small print of the late 50's early 60's. The rear derailleur also seems to be set up improperly (I don't believe the spring is tensioned and that at very least you would need reassemble properly and possibly there is a part missing).
All told, notwithstanding the "valuable" front derailleur, the handlebars/stem and the added large flange hubs, I don't see there being any financial logic to the purchase. Were the paint to still be original, or even a good repaint, then it would become more fathomable.
Also, there's a nicer-looking Galmozzi on eBay right now at half the price:
The second Galmozzi is VERY nice and well worth bidding on if it fits. It might well be all original too (apart from Magni branded front hub)
The second one is being sold by gridplan. For those who don't know him he is a great guy and will make everything right with any sale.
The one being sold by 24x7 if one looks closely has the land and small hole above the rear derailleur mount for the Sportsman derailleur spring, I usually associate this with 1963 or a bit earlier. Not the 50's. What say you guys?