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71 Italvega Repainted

Old 06-10-11, 05:24 PM
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71 Italvega Repainted

Picked up the Italvega a few days ago, seems to be fully original with the exception
to the cheap BB that looks to be switched. The issue is it has been repainted, I would
think to the collectors eyes that diminishes the value. I have been debating stripping the parts, and using the frame for a SS hopefully the bright new paint job might might be more appealing to that crowd.

What do I do?




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Old 06-10-11, 06:45 PM
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I don't think much is original aside from the headset and the brakes, and not the brake shoes and blocks which appear to be Campagnolo, a nice hot rodding of Universal brakes. Not original, but presents pretty well aside from the light blue bar tape....
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I don't think much is original aside from the headset and the brakes, and not the brake shoes and blocks which appear to be Campagnolo, a nice hot rodding of Universal brakes. Not original, but presents pretty well aside from the light blue bar tape....
Ya the tape will go, how I picked it up. Was this italvega not built up with the NR derailleurs and suntour shifters?

Dare I part it out towards another project and make it a single speed?
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If you're flipping, I'd sell it whole. Much desireable size and far too few of these on the market. Too MANY ss's out there (hahaha)
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Originally Posted by rrotello View Post
Ya the tape will go, how I picked it up. Was this italvega not built up with the NR derailleurs and suntour shifters?

Dare I part it out towards another project and make it a single speed?
No, ItalVega did not spec bar end controls. I could only find a 1976 catalog online, this is before, when they specified european parts on european bikes. This bike shows a owner who upgraded lots of parts on a frame he liked, probably did not change the headset as the stack height of Campagnolo was too great for what was available. The bike presents pretty well as I said, keep it whole.
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