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Old 04-17-20, 04:08 AM
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Old 04-17-20, 06:45 AM
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I'm not sure what happened to my original text, but the question was if anyone can ID this frame? I just picked it up for $150 and am pretty excited, but can't figure out the model/year.


Thank you for any inputs!
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Old 04-17-20, 07:30 AM
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Interesting looking frame. What are your plans for it?
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Old 04-17-20, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
Interesting looking frame. What are your plans for it?
I'm not sure yet. I'll obviously strip and clean it, then IDK I'd like to see if I could find a bike shop that could stretch the rear fork to fit a ten speed cassette so I can fit it with Chorus.

I'd really like to ID it though.
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Old 04-19-20, 01:49 PM
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Great looking frame.
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Old 04-19-20, 08:36 PM
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It's a Mondonico EL OS from the mid 1990's. It should have 130 rear spacing.
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Old 04-20-20, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
It's a Mondonico EL OS from the mid 1990's. It should have 130 rear spacing.
Do you have any idea what the frame might be worth? It doesn't have down tube braze-ons so I figure it must be at least mid 90s if not more recent.
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Old 04-20-20, 10:26 AM
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There should be cable guides on the headtube. Are they still there?
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Old 04-20-20, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
There should be cable guides on the headtube. Are they still there?
yup theyíre there, in great shape!
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Old 04-20-20, 03:21 PM
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You have a really nice frame. As to what it is worth, who knows these days? It is a Futura Leggero model, I believe.

I'd set it up as a road bike and try it out, if it fits. The frame is likely a better riding frame than any you have listed in your profile.
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
You have a really nice frame. As to what it is worth, who knows these days? It is a Futura Leggero model, I believe.

I'd set it up as a road bike and try it out, if it fits. The frame is likely a better riding frame than any you have listed in your profile.
interesting, I had also guessed that it is a Futura Leggero. I was told by a knowledgeable friend that the fork is likely not the original because the color scheme doesnít make sense.

I need to update my profile (will do today) because my main rider these days is a Ď92 Eddy Merckx Corsa (SL/ Dura Ace).

I agree that Iíll keep it, Iím too excited about the find to sell it off, but I wanted to know how much itís worth more to make myself feel good about the find 😂

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Old 04-21-20, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by steelisreal19 View Post
interesting, I had also guessed that it is a Futura Leggero. I was told by a knowledgeable friend that the fork is likely not the original because the color scheme doesnít make sense.

I need to update my profile (will do today) because my main rider these days is a Ď92 Eddy Merckx Corsa (SL/ Dura Ace).

I agree that Iíll keep it, Iím too excited about the find to sell it off, but I wanted to know how much itís worth more to make myself feel good about the find 😂
The fork seems out of place. The Mondonico probably rides better than the Merckx. EL OS is special.
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Old 04-21-20, 08:07 PM
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That will be a great riding frame. Also agree the fork color looks out of place, although you are lucky it looks like the right fork type for the frame.
Do you have a picture of the underside of the bottom bracket? I wonder if stamping is related to year. Something like xxMy? Where xx is size, and the y could be year. Just speculating.
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I won't even suggest a price this one is just great you should keep it and enjoy. The current setup while not my choice is fairly good so myself I would just change the height bit to fit and ride. Nice bikes are meant to be road not rebuilt into different bikes, stripped or flipped.
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Originally Posted by Steel1 View Post
That will be a great riding frame. Also agree the fork color looks out of place, although you are lucky it looks like the right fork type for the frame.
Do you have a picture of the underside of the bottom bracket? I wonder if stamping is related to year. Something like xxMy? Where xx is size, and the y could be year. Just speculating.
I do wonder how the fork got there, curious. Iíll post a pic soon, the frame is being shipped here currently.
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I won't even suggest a price this one is just great you should keep it and enjoy. The current setup while not my choice is fairly good so myself I would just change the height bit to fit and ride. Nice bikes are meant to be road not rebuilt into different bikes, stripped or flipped.
Iím going to keep it, but take my time keeping an eye out for an affordable Campy Chorus or Record group to build it up like a proper road bike.

agree this kind of find is too fun to flip- youíll never get us much joy out of the few hundred bucks as you would out of the bike
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
The Mondonico probably rides better than the Merckx. EL OS is special.
^This. I had a Bianchi with EL OS go through my hands but was too small. Some day. If the frame fits build it the way you like without regard to what it's worth or the price of the parts and enjoy.
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The Mondonico EL-OS is one of my finest riding bikes... keep it! Here's mine...


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Beautiful, I bet that paint job looks awesome out in the sun.

What do you call that kind of fork? It looks like a unicrown, but the crown has sort of a lug, as though the fork legs were brazed in (not bent from one piece of tubing) and it's just an "aero" crown. I'm confused as to how those are constructed. Both Mondonicos have that same type of fork, it appears.

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Great looking BB The backward M on the seat stays confirm this is a top end bike.
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Originally Posted by Caliwild View Post
The Mondonico EL-OS is one of my finest riding bikes... keep it! Here's mine...


Wow this is inspiring. What are the wheels? and I'm curious, does the BB look like the pic I posted of mine? From what I can tell our frame are very similar. Mine doesnt have the pantograph on the seat tube, and I have no pump peg.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
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Great looking BB The backward M on the seat stays confirm this is a top end bike.
Thank you for the info, I had no idea that M was relevant, wouldn't have thought of it. I'm certainly keeping it.
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There is a catch here and I want to see how bad you all think it is. The fork/headset has a slight click to it. It's dead center, so probably from a light head on collision? I can't find any damage what-so-ever in the frame, so it's not a serious issue I hope, but the click definitely indicates that something happened. It turns fairly smoothly, it's a subtle click.
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