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Old 07-01-15, 10:28 AM
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Help ID this Blue Torpado

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and far from an expert. I need some help identifying this blue Torpado. I've checked on this forum and some old catalogs but no luck. I'm just curious to learn more. Late 80's? Thought it might be in the family of Beta, Alfa models.
Aelle R tubing
Internal cable routing.
Decals are messy white on downtubes and a black T on rear and front.
Now removed due to accident a campy Nuovo record derailleur and campy bars. Campagolo record wheels, pedals, headset, front derailleur, seat post. Campy chromed drops. Chrome fork not pantographed. Wolber TX rims. Dura Ace brakes (model? EX?)
Crankset Shimano 105 FC-1050.

I has an awful zoom stem on it and I would like to replace it with one that respects the original bike. I'ts a fun ride for me. Not the best pictures, Not much space. Sorry about that. Thank you for your help.
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Old 07-01-15, 10:41 AM
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someone will come along with more knowledge than me. I have an Alfa now and use to have a Beta. That one I believe is a higher model. I don't really know the models of Torpado. But the one I had did not have internal cable routing or campy dropouts
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I'd lean toward saying Super Strada or better. Guess I always thought the SuperLight and SuperRacing had Columbus SL framesets though.
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Old 07-02-15, 05:51 AM
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Thanks!
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I know, this Aelle R frameset is confusing. And all this chrome on both seat and chain stay instead of the usual right chain stay. I saw in an old early 80's catalogue that Torpado sold some Aelle R framsets. Maybe they did this for a couple of years.
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Old 07-02-15, 06:50 AM
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It sure is a nice looking frame. How does it ride?
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Great! Very smooth and as soon as I change the stem, I'll be happy for a while or until I find the perfect Colnago.
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