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Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-15-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By Gary Fountain
I had one fitted to my bike in the mid 60's....

I had one fitted to my bike in the mid 60's. Riding to school one crisp morning, peddling fast down hill, it suddenly got tangled-up in my front wheel spokes bring the front wheel's rotation to a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-02-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Gary Fountain
I'm thinking road end / track end.

I'm thinking road end / track end.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-02-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Gary Fountain
Rarity of the TT or Pista versions is something I...

Rarity of the TT or Pista versions is something I could only speculate on. Personally I've only ever seen one TT version and it was here in my little town. It was red too. I only had time to yell,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-01-17, 04:58 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 67,657
Posted By Gary Fountain
I love every bike on this page but I must admit...

I love every bike on this page but I must admit to always being drawn to a Colnago with the 'Saronni' inspired paint scheme like Sir Name's beauty.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-21-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Gary Fountain
My recollectons of a Benotto 5000 include...

My recollectons of a Benotto 5000 include internal gear cable routing, diamond shaped rear forks, other aero shaped tubes.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-06-17, 06:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,159
Posted By Gary Fountain
Hahaha, no apology necessary. I got a bit of a...

Hahaha, no apology necessary. I got a bit of a giggle out of it but I have been missing in (forum) action over these past couple of years.

To 'pee' in your pocket just a little, I always learn...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-06-17, 04:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,159
Posted By Gary Fountain
T-Mar is always on the money but I'm not quite a...

T-Mar is always on the money but I'm not quite a former member, just a member who has a lot on his plate at the moment.

I do have a Rossin Prestige which fits me perfectly. As a result, I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-31-17, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,150
Posted By Gary Fountain
I have mainly collected bikes ranging from the...

I have mainly collected bikes ranging from the 1950's to the 2000's and some even earlier. Over the last 10 years I have whittled down the collection by selling off bikes that were not my size and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,189
Posted By Gary Fountain
Thanks styggno1, I enjoyed and related to your...

Thanks styggno1, I enjoyed and related to your story. It's a beautiful frame and I really appreciate your connection to those components that have always graced the frame. I too have a couple of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Gary Fountain
You may have one particular Colnago in mind? If...

You may have one particular Colnago in mind? If you have this Colnago or have access to this Colnago, post a few photos of key areas such as the lugs as well as an overall photo. I'm sure you will...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 7,869
Posted By Gary Fountain
After quite a few years using PB - i've deleted...

After quite a few years using PB - i've deleted everything too. As mentioned above, it's just a hobby.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-17, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Gary Fountain
I'd like to spend a good day there too.

I'd like to spend a good day there too.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-17, 02:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Gary Fountain
Occasionally you can come across sets of Ambrosio...

Occasionally you can come across sets of Ambrosio 'Bike Line' leather bar wrap that use a zip fastening system. The zips are not as obvious as you might think. and the leather wrap tends to stay in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-24-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By Gary Fountain
Beautiful! China blue in colour. Great choice of...

Beautiful! China blue in colour. Great choice of groupset but I found I couldn't get the brakes to 'stop' when needed in a hurry. Great choice of saddle too.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-10-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,100
Posted By Gary Fountain
Wow - stunning!!!

Wow - stunning!!!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-07-17, 01:16 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 19,939
Posted By Gary Fountain
Yes, it must have been a model leading up to the...

Yes, it must have been a model leading up to the end of production in Germany. So over engineered but so appreciated today. Gone are the sweeping curves of the past and enter the squared lines and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-06-17, 12:02 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 19,939
Posted By Gary Fountain
Like my bikes, I like 70's and 80's Sewing...

Like my bikes, I like 70's and 80's Sewing Machines. Here's our latest purchase, a Pfaff 1222E. This machine was made in West Germany around 1976/7 and is as strong as an ox and typically well...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-04-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By Gary Fountain
What a rider! What a bike! Thanks for posting...

What a rider! What a bike! Thanks for posting this beautiful bike - beauty enhanced by Miguel.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-29-17, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,417
Posted By Gary Fountain
2 bikes I would LOVE to own.

2 bikes I would LOVE to own.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-26-17, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By Gary Fountain
Thanks for a great story. Rossin is a well...

Thanks for a great story. Rossin is a well respected brand with very good reason - they're great frames. Yours looks fantastic.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-16-17, 03:35 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 13,234
Posted By Gary Fountain
This has been my favourite thread and bike in...

This has been my favourite thread and bike in such a long time - Thanks Jeff and everyone else.

I would love to see this Colnago 'in the flesh'.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-17, 04:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,923
Posted By Gary Fountain
Something to consider and Pure Crit: '85 Cinelli...

Something to consider and Pure Crit: '85 Cinelli Supercorsa. You have to pay attention to what you are doing to ride this in a straight line - it takes concentration which, during a race, is what you...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-07-17, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Gary Fountain
I have successfully painted / touched-up a 1982...

I have successfully painted / touched-up a 1982 frame by mixing equal parts of a light blue with a grass green then lightening it up with white added carefully to arrive at the correct hue of celeste.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-04-17, 03:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,832
Posted By Gary Fountain
Nice old track bikes like that always bring a...

Nice old track bikes like that always bring a smile to my face. I just love their simplicity yet purposeful reason for being.

Here in Australia, there were so many bike builders building frames...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-04-17, 02:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,465
Posted By Gary Fountain
Such a nice bike.

Such a nice bike.
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