Old 01-01-22, 08:53 AM
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Location: Ventura County ,California
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Bikes: 71 Stella,72 Mondia Special,72 ItalVega Grand Rallye, 73 Windsor Pro,75 Colnago Super,76 Kabuki DF,77 Raleigh Comp.GS,78 Raleigh Pro,80 Moto Gran Sprint,82 Medici Pro Strada

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My “Rat Rod” bike would have to be the rusty old ItalVega I built up . I mean that bike was so rusty , but I saw something there so I spent a year with steel wool and polish . I did not replace the decals but I got every bit of rust off and ,fortunately for me , the whole frame was chrome under the paint, so it actually looks cool with areas of paint feathered into the chrome underneath.

I changed quite a bit. It had been upgraded sometime in its past but I added to the non-originality by putting more Campy stuff on. I got rid of the sew up rims with Nuevo Tipo hubs and put the nicer Record hubs and clinchers, also put campy SR brakes but left the Universal levers…a real hodgepodge but it works. A VERY nice riding bike.$100 and all the patience I could muster!
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