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First year for recessed brake nuts touch up paint question early 80's Guerciotti

Old 07-15-16, 08:22 AM
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First year for recessed brake nuts touch up paint question early 80's Guerciotti

Like many Guerciottis, my frame seems to be a bit of anomaly. Probably is a pre TSDI GL Victory/Triomphe model based on having a lesser than Record head set. I bought a frame set with campy bottom bracket and head set. No chrome on chainstays, but a chrome fork. Portacatena dropouts and Paolo Guerciotti script flat capped seat stays. The brake bridge is round with a square center section with a g star on top. Red pearl paint with yellow accents in the lug cutouts. The lug cutouts are oval, round and star. No paint in any of the fork crown features. The bottom bracket is plain with no writing other than frame size, not Cinelli. It has a even pointed star cutout with tubular under cable guides.

Anybody know first year a Guerciotti would have the holes stepped for ressessed brake bolt nuts? Know a source for touch up paint for the red pearl? Would like to find an auto paint that is close. Thanks

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I think for pearl touch up paint, fingernail polish works the best. Take the fork to the store to match the paint.
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The fork is chrome. I'd better got to Wal Mart and not Macy's for that nail polish.
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Take the frame! I've done it a few times in CVS. Yeah you'll get some strange looks, but at least you'll get the right shade.
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I wheeled the bike right in the store to the polish section by the door at Walgreens. I will have to try Macy's just for fun.
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This bike's frame and fork are like mine except for mine having no chrome on the frame, no painted pantos or cutouts on the fork, and a slight difference in the contours of the seat and chain stays where they meet the dropouts. And mine has a Paolo Guerciotti script in the flat seat stay caps that have somewhat squared off top ends.

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ium-panto.html

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The recessed brake bridge makes it late enough (very early 80's) to be a TSD but having a Guerciotti logo on the brake mount is odd. I'm guessing one slipped through or someone brought it here from Europe privately. Testor's "stop light red metallic" paint is a very close match. I used it on mine. I'm guessing it's the same red as yours. Here's a pic.
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