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Old 05-10-19, 12:33 PM
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I saw that red Equipe on eBay and made BF my next stop!

Per the 1985 catalog, it only came in silver. The 85 also had two water bottle cage mounts, whereas this red frame only has it only on the downtube. I've seen a smattering of pictures of red, dark blue and light blue purported Equipes here and there over the years. I wonder if this was some off-catalog thing, like the Turbo funny bike frames, or if they came out of Asia or Europe.
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Red one is interesting. Seller being a bit inaccurate about how 'original' to the first owner the components are (DA RD is at least late 90's), and one has to assume that the rear hub is either 7403 or 7700 if it matches the front hub, because there's a HG lockring on the cassette. Appears to be a fairly workmanlike set of components with Exage shifters (no problem there, I use them on my Bottecchia with the same RD) and what appear to be long reach 6207 brake calipers. Can't tell what the brake levers are, might be 1051 like the FD. Good tires on it, too. All in all, interesting.

The blue one...meh. Poor pics, low number of ratings, a dent, etc. I'd pass on that one.
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Old 05-11-19, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
I saw that red Equipe on eBay and made BF my next stop!

Per the 1985 catalog, it only came in silver. The 85 also had two water bottle cage mounts, whereas this red frame only has it only on the downtube. I've seen a smattering of pictures of red, dark blue and light blue purported Equipes here and there over the years. I wonder if this was some off-catalog thing, like the Turbo funny bike frames, or if they came out of Asia or Europe.
I believe they were made in Italy, though, as was the Equipe. I think neither of them are Equipe models. The Equipe is basically the silver model offered in the catalog, with an Italian mix of components, but Campy only on the shifters, FD, RD.

These both appear to be the "Project" bikes, which are reported to have been marketed via Bikeology. They have the Cinelli logos on the seat stays, and fork crowns, and were very likely made by Chirico in Bussero, Italy (outskirts of Milan) prior to the Equipe production run.
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Old 05-12-19, 08:48 PM
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I had one of those, didn't llike the bio pace chain rings.
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I just weighed my 1988 Ironman Expert bare frame and fork.
3.1 kg.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I just weighed my 1988 Ironman Expert bare frame and fork.
3.1 kg.
What size? What else was included? headset/bottom bracket/seat post binder/rear adjuster screws?
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What size? What else was included? headset/bottom bracket/seat post binder/rear adjuster screws?
60cm. Headset and adjuster screws included.
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