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    Gipiemme is the phonetic spelling for G (gi) P...

    Gipiemme is the phonetic spelling for G (gi) P (pi) M (emme) in Italian...those are the initials of the the founders of this company, AFAIK.

    I thought you had IDed the dropouts as GPM, but now...
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    Thanks for those better pix, i'm afraid they...

    Thanks for those better pix, i'm afraid they still don't nail any particular brand, but it's a nice frame and given that BB shell with Italian threading, probably Italian made. The shell might be a...
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    Sticky: HAVE: Fuji Valite steel fork from a Sangres,...

    HAVE: Fuji Valite steel fork from a Sangres, marked "Ishiwata 5.L" on the steerer so now you know who supplied the Valite tubing to Fuji.
    It has about 7.5" of steerer and comes with the crownrace,...
  4. many people really like the blades, but IMO (and...

    many people really like the blades, but IMO (and some first-hand experience) those bodies are VERY prone to cracking, and the OP ha a few perfect (and typical) specimens that show this.
    probably due...
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    Scorpions. That's all I'm saying:...

    Scorpions.
    That's all I'm saying: Scorpions.:thumb:
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    specifically Nervex Serie Legere with 48/161...

    specifically Nervex Serie Legere with 48/161 socket patterns, though they can also be mistaken for Oscar Egg lugs...maybe EKLA had a similar pattern, too.
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    some of those clues (26.6 post and 22mm stem) are...

    some of those clues (26.6 post and 22mm stem) are promising, but the slot in the seat tube looks mashed up so that post size may not turn out to be the correct one. Any details on the forkcrown...
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    True, that^ you 3 together form the Mighty...

    True, that^ you 3 together form the Mighty Triumvirate!
    All Hail :)
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    can one get oxalic acid in Benelux? This...

    can one get oxalic acid in Benelux? This nice-looking frame is just crying for an acid dip...
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    Sure looks like a Bianchi to me (and possibly...

    Sure looks like a Bianchi to me (and possibly circa early 1960s), but let's see the "Cinelli" BB (shell?). If there IS one I'd suspect some other Italian make or...a BB shell replacement. (!)
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    you have 2 of the best sleuths in the business...

    you have 2 of the best sleuths in the business weighing in (Chas. and T-Mar) so if they can't ID this I doubt that anybody can. Lot's of help ID-ing the bits that make it up so it seems more and more...
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    True, true...and WELCOME BACK, T-Mar!!! It's...

    True, true...and WELCOME BACK, T-Mar!!!
    It's still a stumper but are we certain that the fork is original?
    I'll say that the Campy ends and over-all "smell" of it seems like it's very plausible....
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    Cable stop is unusual but I don't think it's...

    Cable stop is unusual but I don't think it's unique (so not a good clue). I know I've seen the style before (but can't tell you where) so very lkely a manufactured bit from one of the large makers of...
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    Could be Japanese: there were a few made with...

    Could be Japanese: there were a few made with Campy ends and the 26.8 would be fairly common for some Tange tubes (but also for Columbus Aelle if this was an Italian job). It looks like work of a...
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    If there are pictures they are the kind you...

    If there are pictures they are the kind you visualize in your imagination. I'm having trouble with how a heart-shape comes to have "long legs", or any kind of legs...but I guess I just lack...
  16. Somebody on the CR list is looking for those...

    Somebody on the CR list is looking for those cranks, actually it's Wes Hiyakawa who puts on the Eroica California in SLO/Paso Robles, but he's looking for "excellent condition" so these may not pass...
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    very unlikely that it's a Holdsworth...strange...

    very unlikely that it's a Holdsworth...strange combo of details: he 26.2 seatpost, the stay ends with "fishmouths" yet BSC BB threading and semi-wrap seat cluster...I'm stumped. No serial number at...
  18. doesn't use the typical Prugnat lug of so many...

    doesn't use the typical Prugnat lug of so many Colnagos, nutted brakes and long Campy DOs. Probably a pretty early specimen if legit (and I think it is).
    Keep it original, it might be a rare missing...
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    the Basque flag (and presume the coat of arms)...

    the Basque flag (and presume the coat of arms) looks like this...
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    is that head-tube logo a decal or handpainted?...

    is that head-tube logo a decal or handpainted? looks like paint to me as well as the World Champ stripes...interesting frame, similar to several FR brands but nothing 100%...Chas will certainly have...
  21. Sorry, no idea of that but I'd guess the late...

    Sorry, no idea of that but I'd guess the late '80s...you can see a picture of this bridge on the Ceeway site (a UK-based frame-builders supply) and maybe ask the question in the framebuilder's...
  22. the chainstay bridge is a Tecnociclo item number...

    the chainstay bridge is a Tecnociclo item number BP255, a mass-produced bit that anybody could buy and use, just one you don't see that often. They are still in production and the company...
  23. Oh yes, there are many many non-Cinelli frames...

    Oh yes, there are many many non-Cinelli frames with Cinelli-branded BB shells, SCM (which the OP has got) as well as the later CCM and still later "Spoiler" styles. Occasionally the customer was a...
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    that "laminate" on the seat tube is reminiscent...

    that "laminate" on the seat tube is reminiscent of the "Brampton Victor" style fastback reinforcement that many Brit bikes employed...but THEY never used it for a wishbone rear AFAIK, so you have...
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    Correct and Performance was selling these frames...

    Correct and Performance was selling these frames (same graphics but not fluted tubing AFAIK) in their stores and mail-order back in the late '80s-early '90s.
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