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Old 12-07-18, 05:01 PM
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Those are some interesting details. Thanks. Interesting that you noticed the fork. I've always thought the fork on this bike was particularly graceful. Slightly larger radius bend I suppose? I got this in IIRC December 1979, slightly used obviously. It had Martano black rims, and I think they were original. First bike I ever saw with black rims. I couldn't afford it. The guy I bought it from needed the money so slapped some silver Nisi rims on it and knocked the price down to something I could handle - barely.
Masi put the rake in the forks post brazing, there was a fixture that captured the dropouts, and had two parabolic shaped formers, a long stout pipe was drawn down over the steerer, think Campagnolo crown race setting tool but a meter in length.
Crank it down and done. very cool I thought. Brian Baylis mentioned that Falerio would crank in a bit more rake at the end at or near the crown, cannot vouch for that, but it seems plausible. I saw this procedure after Falerio went home.
The Lippy and Eisentraut frames did not have access to this tooling. Cannot say how they did it, but the Lippy frames do have a similar look.
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Nice bike, and cool story!!! No riding back from Portland to Eugene?

Are you leaving it single speed, or going with multi gears?

What tire size is that?

I have a bike just about your size, also purchased in Portland, but waiting for me with one of the bike forum members to go retrieve it. But, substantially more battered than yours,. probably requiring a full restoration.

If you catch the TRAIN, then it goes on a hook in the baggage car, and not laying down.
That would have been a painful ride with temps as low as they were, and wind as high as it was. Not to mention one gear 😂 ...and Iím pretty convinced Iím going to rebuild the fram around a Record Strada double I have sitting around. Full Campy group.

Single speed is ok, but multiple gears are great! I did ride fixed around downtown PDX for a bit as thatís how the bike was set up. First time riding fixed. Odd. Interesting. Iíve got a bad left knee however and had to flip the hub soon into riding. Glad I can say Iíve finally tried it, but itís certainly not for me,

Lets here more about that bike/frame when you do retrieve it from ptown!

I should have considered the train. I sweat bullets the whole bus ride back, but fortunately the bike only suffered minor fender misalignment en route.

EDIT: forgot to mention, the wheels are 700c

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Old 12-07-18, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post


That would have been a painful ride with temps as low as they were, and wind as high as it was. Not to mention one gear 😂 ...and Iím pretty convinced Iím going to rebuild the fram around a Record Strada double I have sitting around. Full Campy group.

Single speed is ok, but multiple gears are great! I did ride fixed around downtown PDX for a bit as thatís how the bike was set up. First time riding fixed. Odd. Interesting. Iíve got a bad left knee however and had to flip the hub soon into riding. Glad I can say Iíve finally tried it, but itís certainly not for me,

Lets here more about that bike/frame when you do retrieve it from ptown!

I should have considered the train. I sweat bullets the whole bus ride back, but fortunately the bike only suffered minor fender misalignment en route.

EDIT: forgot to mention, the wheels are 700c
Sounds like a great bike, and locally made. Hopefully for a great price.

I think the Nuovo Record era of parts are very beautiful, but I'm not sure I'd go that far back with your bike.

To not derail the topic too much, I've started a new thread for the bike waiting up in Portland (not black, although @gugie volunteered to get it powder coated black)

Early Generation Colnago Superissimo (Rough)

I know the trip between Eugene and Portland well. It would be a long ride going fixed/single speed, although once one gets out of Portland, then a few hills around Salem, and the rest of the ride is quite flat.

Temperature depends on the trip. I did a spring trip this year where I hit freezing weather and some sleet, but had a strong south wind (blowing me northward). It was a little surreal, like riding in a bubble, and no relative wind made it the perfect temperature. I would have been hurting if the wind had been the other direction.
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Old 12-08-18, 02:11 AM
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Also a randonneur
Beaut. What kind of bike is that?
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I have 2 black bikes, 1 here in Cambodia and 1 in the States. In Cambodia is a Bridgestone Prestino built for the Japanese market originally with a 5 or 8 speed IGH with a belt drive, now with 28 1 1/2 x 1 15/8 Schwalbe crusier wheels and tires running a SRAM Automatix coaster brake hub

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2007 Paris-Brest-Paris
Sheís a 2005 Pacer. Here she is in France during the 2007 Paris-Brest-Paris that I completed!





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Beaut. What kind of bike is that?
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Old 12-08-18, 12:29 PM
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Here is my 91 Pogliaghi, made by Basso. Its in VGC, nearly mint really, and the paint is laid on beautifully and the decals are very nice quality as well. It should be a stunner when it's complete. I've never had a bike made with this Basso Tube Concept, but it does seem very light. Right now I'm still hunting components and parts and I am in no hurry, as I rarely ride in NYC winters, but I'll have this one ready to ride by spring for sure. This is likely my last build, so I am going all-out.





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2007 Paris-Brest-Paris
Sheís a 2005 Pacer. Here she is in France during the 2007 Paris-Brest-Paris that I completed!





What lights and hub are you using?

Nice!
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This is likely my last build,
Enjoy it.

That's a beautiful frameset.
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The lights are halogen Schmidt E-6 primary & E6-Z With shortcircuit switch for use in a switchable 12 v setup. 12v mode gives more light from 16 km/h onwards, but is best switched off at below 12 km/h.

The hub is a Schmidt hub dynamo classic.



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What lights and hub are you using?

Nice!

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Old 12-08-18, 05:54 PM
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The lights are halogen Schmidt E-6 primary & E6-Z With shortcircuit switch for use in a switchable 12 v setup. 12v mode gives more light from 16 km/h onwards, but is best switched off at below 12 km/h.

The hub is a Schmidt hub dynamo classic.



Thanks.

I am building up my Weigle atm and I like your approach.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Enjoy it.

That's a beautiful frameset.
Thanks Grady.

Wish you weren't so far away in balmy Minnesota, I'd love to have your help and opinions on this build.
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Thanks Grady.

Wish you weren't so far away in balmy Minnesota, I'd love to have your help and opinions on this build.

Hah, the sun is actually shining here today.

It always feels warmer when that happens.

Are you thinking about a period correct bike or a retro mod?

If you are going modern, I'd start looking for a 10 speed alloy Chorus groupset.

Great performance and it would sweet on that nice frameset.

I've got two or three 10 speed Record/Mavic wheelset combos hanging on hooks here, if that helps.

I have a nos Chorus groupset for a rainy day, but that's mostly going on the "new to me" Weigle project.
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It's not vintage but I think it qualifies as classic....

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Oops! Forgot about this one, a recent acquisition. My $10 Raleigh Tourist. Looks like it's worth every penny and I almost bought another one like it last night, but sanity prevailed and the co-op is closed until Saturday. Lucky me.
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Shortly after that submission I brought home the bones of a second Tourist, mostly for the rod brake parts. Photo as originally found at the co-op's old location but after they moved I dragged this out of the dumpster at the new place. It hangs on my garage wall now.
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The only feeble excuse I can offer for posting my new MTB in the C&V forum is that it has a steel frame.
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My 3 black bikes...
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The only feeble excuse I can offer for posting my new MTB in the C&V forum is that it has a steel frame.
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No excuse needed, between your C+V chops and the heritage of this new one, its all good.
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Old 12-10-18, 03:16 PM
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Just finished my 1972 Peugeot UO-8 Path Racer. Formerly in green, but now dressed in black.

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Just finished my 1972 Peugeot UO-8 Path Racer. Formerly in green, but now dressed in black.

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That definitely requires a photo.

Or, since this is a Peugeot:
Photographie, s'il vous plaÓt?


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That definitely requires a photo.

Or, since this is a Peugeot:
Photographie, s'il vous plaÓt?


Hi DQRider, photo uploaded.

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Hi DQRider, photo uploaded. *=)

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Am I the only one who can't see this?

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