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P. Del Po Dura-Ace road bike

Old 01-24-18, 10:27 AM
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P. Del Po Dura-Ace road bike

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Does anyone know anything about this frame (bicycle)?

A friend brought it into my shop, wanting it swapped with some wheels that can take "ordinary tyres" so it can be used for commuting. He had also planed on painting it. I told him that the bike could be of some value to someone - the way it is. He could sell/swap it with someone who would truly appreciate riding such a bike, and get himself another bike for commuting.

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That's a lot of really nice first gen dura ace stuff. Please tell your friend not to paint this bike. It's a good one and the paint is in good shape.
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While I wouldnt be opposed to throwing some new wheels on- that is a pretty bike with nice components for its time- it wold be a shame to not appreciate it for what it is.

There are literally MILLIONS of bikes in less cosmetic and colllectable shape to eff with.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
While I wouldn’t be opposed to throwing some new wheels on- that is a pretty bike with nice components for its time- it wold be a shame to not appreciate it for what it is.

There are literally MILLIONS of bikes in less cosmetic and colllectable shape to eff with.
Both I and he agreed with that.
Now it's just a matter of whether it can be sold. Or at least swapped for a decent flat bar bike.
I'm also tempted to offer him a fair price, put some clincher rims on it and ride - but have no idea what it is.
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I was estimating some 500 euros could be gained, so the man can get a decent bike. With a 400 e starting price. If it didn't sell for that, it would be kept and ridden.
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Anyone have any idea who the: "Hs - J. Appenzeller" could be?
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This H.-J. Appenzeller was probably the first owner of the bike.
Bikes from Pietro del Po are actually quite common in Zurich as he owned a bikeshop near the busy Langstrasse.
Often these bikes are painted in blue and white as these are the colours of the city flag.

The sticker on the shown rim says "Andy Muff"... he was a swiss racer in the 80s and nowadays he designs bicycles. You could ask him if he knows something about this bike of yours: conceptcycle[dot]ch
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Originally Posted by Vaang
This H.-J. Appenzeller was probably the first owner of the bike.
Bikes from Pietro del Po are actually quite common in Zurich as he owned a bikeshop near the busy Langstrasse.
Often these bikes are painted in blue and white as these are the colours of the city flag.

The sticker on the shown rim says "Andy Muff"... he was a swiss racer in the 80s and nowadays he designs bicycles. You could ask him if he knows something about this bike of yours: conceptcycle[dot]ch
Thanks.

I've sent an e-mail, see if they reply.
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It will be interesting to see if its BB is Swiss threaded.
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Originally Posted by John E
It will be interesting to see if its BB is Swiss threaded.
Same diameter, different threading than British standard?

Planning to put it back together tomorrow afternoon, so I'll check that as well and let you know (less I forget, since I'm among the most absentminded people I know ).
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Originally Posted by Slaninar
Same diameter, different threading than British standard?

Planning to put it back together tomorrow afternoon, so I'll check that as well and let you know (less I forget, since I'm among the most absentminded people I know ).
Swiss is metric like French but the fixed cup is left threaded.
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Originally Posted by bikemig
Swiss is metric like French but the fixed cup is left threaded.
It is a French BB - 35x1, both cups right hand threaded. Restoring it to factory condition and selling off, since the frame is too large (60 x 60 cm). Low demand where I live, expecting 100 to 200 euros, and hopefully putting together a decent city bike for the owner.

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