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Old 01-14-17, 10:06 AM
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Show your Simoncini

I realized that we don't have a thread to show these off right.

Let's start one.


Here are the ones I have:

A Simoncini SLX.
This is how it came, approximately.

Unfortunately, the fork was toast, and the paint was bad.
This is about how it is now.


Another Simoncini frame that I picked up on ebay, built up (that I need to get better photos of, apparently):
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Old 01-14-17, 05:06 PM
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This is my 1992ish Simoncini Cyclocross Special. It's still one of my favorite bikes to ride and admire. I purchased the frameset in 2013. It's built from Columbus CROMOR. I used Suntour barcons and Shimano Deore XT derailleurs. I'm currently doing some minor paint repair and will finish the rebuild in February using a 3x9 gear-set. The old-school Cyclocross frame fits a 30mm wide Challenge Parigi-Roubaix tire. This Simoncini has an ultra supple ride and is a fast and versatile bike on firm gravel or rural chipseal that is common within 75 miles of home in southern Illinois.












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Old 01-14-17, 06:09 PM
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I bought this one locally yesterday, my first vintage and my first steel. My intent is to resto-mod it with the 10 speed group from my Basso and ride it.
I have to buy a set of wheels that I can use, I think I have everything else to get this the way I want.

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I cleaned it up a bit, put on a Charge Spoon seat, a set of 6700 brakes and a set of SPD/platform pedals.


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With pedals and a cage, ready to ride mine comes in at 23.09 pounds. I think that's pretty good for a 63CM steel bike.

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Old 01-14-17, 09:27 PM
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I picked this up as a frameset ($65) last summer and built it up with Campy components I had in my parts bin. It is a Special Professional.
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Old 01-28-17, 03:14 PM
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Sold it in 2011, wish I would have kept it...
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Old 01-29-17, 08:50 AM
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Not many of these ever seen around these parts, cannot say I have met one in person, unfortunately for me. those are some nice straight forward looking bikes, very purposeful in appearance.my kind of bicycle.

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Old 02-04-17, 02:51 PM
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Posting a few photos of a recent CL acquisition. As you can tell from some of the photos, I've got my work cut out for me.

57ish cm frame, no decals indicating the make of tubing, though it could be the Columbus CROMOR similar to that on Barretscv's bike (great ride, by the way). Regardless, mine and Barretscv's are among the only Simoncini cyclocross bikes I've ever seen. The components are a mix of 105 and 600, including integrated shifters, and it came with two 600 tricolor hubs.

TimmyT, thanks for starting this thread. I'm curious what you meant when you said that the forks on your road bike were toast. The guy I bought my Simoncini from said that he'd replaced the original forks years back because he'd noticed a crack/some play in one of the blades near the crown. I'm going to try and restore/repair the ones I've got, but I'd like to know more about the problem you encountered.

Lastly, I'm curious if anybody here can decipher the script decal on the top tube (see photo), or if anyone simply knows what it says. I'm going to reach out to Simoncini (the company) and see if it's possible to buy replacement decals to match, but I wouldn't even know what to ask for since i can't read the writing. The 'Simoncini' script on the down tube (covered with some sort of electrical tape) and seat tube appear to be painted on as opposed to stickers.
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Old 02-22-17, 08:45 AM
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TimmyT, thanks for starting this thread. I'm curious what you meant when you said that the forks on your road bike were toast. The guy I bought my Simoncini from said that he'd replaced the original forks years back because he'd noticed a crack/some play in one of the blades near the crown. I'm going to try and restore/repair the ones I've got, but I'd like to know more about the problem you encountered.
It was a dent on the backside from bad storage/handling coupled with a frozen stem that, sadly, spelled the demise of the fork. After a week of soaking, and a lot of muscle, I could rotate the stem, but in the end, I wound up doing damage on removal.

The forks are not prone to cracking as far as I know.

The frame you have should clean up nicely. Use a light oxalic bath AFTER you get the crown race off. You're going to need to soak it in penetrant, like PB Blaster, for a week.
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Old 02-22-17, 01:46 PM
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Simoncini Corsa Strada

Here's my current Simoncini:
Columbus triple butted alloy frame with carbon Columbus Curve ends. Campag drive.

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Simoncini Super Champion.

Previously owned this super Columbus Max framed Super Champion. Refinished here before decals: ) Just a top machine.... Not well known is Simoncini, but top class. A little more info here on my website.

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Hell, yeah I was proud of it.
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snip....Hell, yeah I was proud of it.
You had every right to be my man......

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My neighbor gave me this and its pretty much my size. Dura Ace 8-speed equipped, i cleaned it up, recabled it plus new wheel bearings and it's good to go.
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Sad to say Photobucket has ruined all my previous posts with photos hosted by that sad crew.
I'm not the only one, but I sincerely hope that other 'hosted' pics will not be deleted by this cowboy organisation.

Photobucket is a rip-off, sad organisation IMHO.
Taken over by greedy, rich numbskulls by the look of it.

My Simoncinis are here if you wanna look.
In future all my pics will be hosted on my own site.

Photobucket can do one.
We don't need you greedy so & so's anymore: )
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