Shifting is fun!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Rhine delta
Bikes: all the ones nobody else seems to want ...
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Need your help again. What bike is this?
I bought this bike three years ago because of the parts: a Dura-Ace crankset, Nuovo Record derailleurs. I put it in a dark corner of the attic for when I would need it.
I didn't think much of the frame at the time. It had obviously been repainted and there were holes for wiring, which indicated some sort of touring frame.
So, today I went looking for a some Campagnolo stuff for my Mercier project
, and brought it out for disassembly. To my surprise the seatpost that came out measured 27.2mm. Hmmmm. A closer look revealed that the lugs have been nicely filed and flattened. Hmmmm again. My first analysis: a pretty nice racing bike that was adapted for touring at some point in time. A braze-on was added to the seat stays for mounting a rack and holes were drilled to guide the wire for the rear light through the down tube.
The original color is green, a shade the reminds me of the Frisol-Gazelles
of the early seventies and the Groene Leeuw
Maybe one of you recognizes this frame?
Note the cable stops on the top tube:
The hole seems to be a little off-center:
The other hole, and no serial number:
The extra braze-on. For mounting a rack?
Dropouts are Campagnolo:
The BB shell:
"To prepare for a race there is nothing better than a good pheasant, some champagne and a woman" - Jacques Anquetil