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Old 01-03-16, 07:49 AM
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WTB 54 (ish) Frameset

I've been bitten by the vintage bike bug and in the past 4 months have acquired a Diamant (Columbus TSX, built with SRAM Red 10s as a sort of neo-retro build) and a Bertoni Specialissima (Columbus SL, 8s tri-color STI). I bought the Bertoni cheap with the intention of disassembling and converting to fixed gear but liked it too much and just didn't have the heart to tear it apart.

Anyway, I'm looking for a 54(ish) frameset, preferably with Columbus or 531 tubing, and (very) preferably with a HS and BB. Paint condition not hugely important but needs to be mechanically sound. I'm hoping for something of an off-brand (like my others listed above), interesting, high end frame that'll never be a show bike but wants to be ridden. Looking to spend about $200 shipped but can do a bit more if it's right for me.

PM me with details.

Thanks,

Frank
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Old 01-03-16, 09:38 AM
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I think I'll pass on the Ironman. I had one of those years ago and would like something a bit different. Thanks and good luck with the sale.
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Belg-Ital Steel, I got your PM and responded. Let me know if it didn't work.
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Did I scare everyone away by saying fixed gear? I'm not a hipster looking to desecrate a wonderful bike. I promise! I just like to change things up every once in a while and ride fixed and really want to do it with an old steel frame. I recently bought a Cannondale CAAD5 track and even though it was fun, I found it lacking and sold it after only a few hundred miles. Hopefully I can give new life to a well loved steel frame.
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Any interest in trade? What year, size and color is that Bertoni? I recently picked up an early 80s Pinarello Record 54cm in metallic red that I've taken down to bare except seat/stem and cleaned up heavily (~10hrs into it now) and I've been entertaining trades locally for something that fits me. If your Bertoni is in the 56/58/60 range (58 is ideal) I'd bite. BTW - the surface rust cleaned up well on the Pinarello, it was fairly light. See page 2 for pics of remediation. I don't have the heart to repaint it or rechrome, it would make a super nimble ride, in your size, vintage, and one of the highest bikes in the Pinarello line at the time.
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