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  1. I'm a bit late to this but that's a great...

    I'm a bit late to this but that's a great How-to...I'm amazed at how well these are made by several of our members who have done them over the years. It's no easy thing to make good ones with clear...
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    Right there's much on the interwebs:...

    Right there's much on the interwebs: Podium/Carrera seems to have emerged in 1989 to build and sell bicycles. What's interesting to us in C&Vland is that they retain the name and logo of Carrera...
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    no foul, no harm, no problem, thanks.

    no foul, no harm, no problem, thanks.
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    Oops, I spelled it wrong, my mistake. Here's...

    Oops, I spelled it wrong, my mistake.
    Here's some history:
    "Sheldon Brown on Billato:
    Roberto Billato and his two brothers, Stephano and Silvano, have built the company their father founded just...
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    BTW: usually this (FB) is commonly said to be a...

    BTW: usually this (FB) is commonly said to be a contraction of the full name of the firm: Fratelli Brivio, of Brescia, Italia and they advertised their marque as "La Grande Marca Italiana", so pretty...
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    I stand corrected (actually I'm sitting down, but...

    I stand corrected (actually I'm sitting down, but that spoils the expression).
    Nuovo Record it is.
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    IIRC the triangle foil Columbus sticker indicates...

    IIRC the triangle foil Columbus sticker indicates "3-main-tubes" of essentially SL grade tubing, and the remainder of the frame "whatever", plus this has Campy forged dropouts and is largely (maybe...
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    Pretty sure a Billato Bros. "B". Google that and...

    Pretty sure a Billato Bros. "B". Google that and I bet you find a match...eventually. They did FAR more contract-building for other (big) names than they did under their own name.
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    how old is that quote of mine?^ sometimes so much...

    how old is that quote of mine?^ sometimes so much time has passed I don't even recognize the thoughts as coming from my own brain...but, now I HAVE seem a Bianchi with both a Piaggio decal (nothing...
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    good question, but All City seems to be in the...

    good question, but All City seems to be in the business of clever nice-sounding obfuscation (perhaps a career in politics looms in their future) that actually explains very little.
    They say this is...
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    Yes this is a beaut! Not sure if details are...

    Yes this is a beaut! Not sure if details are standard for a "Team Pro" model in '68/'69 since there's just Norman Kilgariff's catalog scans to go by, but in '70 the Pro did not come with eyelets...
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    actually, I read that Reynolds concluded a pact...

    actually, I read that Reynolds concluded a pact with Nick at Lloyds (one of the old hands at decal sales in the UK) to be the one and only legitimate source for all replacement decals.
    So, he has a...
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    The "agent" bought the rights to the Silca name...

    The "agent" bought the rights to the Silca name and has created a 'retro-vintage-homage' pump that sells for...what was it> $400?
    At least that's what I recall. Hope I'm wrong or that he's also in...
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    I agree it looks worthwhile: the graphics seem...

    I agree it looks worthwhile: the graphics seem consistent with late '70s, maybe '78 to '80 and the components range from pretty nice (the drivetrain) to nice but weird (the Phil pedals), to mediocre...
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    Oooh, aaahh...these are 2-color wire, now? Brass...

    Oooh, aaahh...these are 2-color wire, now? Brass and Stainless Steel? NICE!
    Everybody should buy a pair: defeat puncture vine (what some people refer to as "goatheads") and support rootboy (some...
  16. ^exactly, that's the saying they taught US in...

    ^exactly, that's the saying they taught US in nursery school, anyway!

    I thought "the artist" had finally delivered the dropout posters, isn't that so?

    If he has then we have double-closure,...
  17. very tasty crankset and best wishes on your...

    very tasty crankset and best wishes on your sale...but the one and only experience I had with that Action Tec TI BB was a disaster. Nice customer service from the Ma & Pa outfit that made them, but...
  18. yeah: they are really nothing special, just some...

    yeah: they are really nothing special, just some 2-LED battery-powered lights with a magnet in the housing so they will stick to ("most") steel tubes at ("mainly") the correct angle...you hope...but...
  19. Bumping this again to give closure and a report...

    Bumping this again to give closure and a report on the FINAL OUTCOME after
    2 years
    4 months
    and 27 days of waiting...
    I received a hand labeled envelope with 4 postage stamps mailed from...
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    Probably steel-on-steel rust and yes: brute...

    Probably steel-on-steel rust and yes: brute leverage is you friend but take precautions to keep your knuckles and the frame from damage.
    I'd say you could benefit from something better than "light...
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    Sounds like this is a standard "Shimano style"...

    Sounds like this is a standard "Shimano style" fixing bolt, typical of what would come on a Shimano sealed BB unit, and so it's a standard RH thread and only difference is the tool you use to unscrew...
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    My guess is that this^ or something like this, is...

    My guess is that this^ or something like this, is what you're dealing with, might even be a non-Campy self-extractor installed on the Campy crank...so pics would help!
    If my guess is correct you...
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    a swallow on a "swallow"...very nice and artistic...

    a swallow on a "swallow"...very nice and artistic too! My Dad was quite an avid leather carver/embosser (hobbyist) in the old classic Western style of stylized floral stuff you'd see on practically...
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    I for one want to encourage Mr. Allend to stick...

    I for one want to encourage Mr. Allend to stick around and take up the gauntlet (that has been cast aside by both Norman Kilgariff and our now-inactive Skip Magnuson) and solve the
    "Mystery of the...
  25. I think this is an interesting theory that has...

    I think this is an interesting theory that has value...not sure how far you'd get pursuing it but I'd second the idea of looking to Argentina for the roots of this frame...and much more of a bike...
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