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Old 08-15-05, 11:58 AM
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My RIH. . .

1975 model
campy 1974 gruppo
campy NR brakes with world logo hoods.
Sugino Mighty Competition chainset.
Fiamme Red label (old logo) Rims
Clement Paris Roubaix tubulars
San Marco Regal saddle
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'82 Pro Miyata
shimano 105...

im a beginner and just got this bike.
but from what ive read on here, it seems like i got a pretty good one even though its kinda old.
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I like looking in on this thread. The RIH is drop-dead beauty, Lotek. Love the way the chrome runs up all the way to the rear rim, very stylish. The miyata's nice-- very good first bike (very good), although you may want to adjust the saddle, my nether regions hurt just looking at it...
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Originally Posted by el twe
Anything pre-brifter is (generally) considered C and/or V around here. Gorgeous bike.
Thanks for that el twe

I called up my bother inlaw today to see if he still had my old 1978 Norco Mangnum SE with Shimano 600 components. I had sold it to him years back, however he told me he sold it for $15. He had told me to come get it about a year ago, as he was just going to give it back to me. I suppose I snooze I lose... Damn, it was in mint to excellent shape too
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Here is my beater Motobecane I found at the Goodwill for $9. It has been through lots of snow, ice and rain. I love it. These are pictures before the fixie conversion. My huband's bike is in the gallery too. https://www.metatoy.com/metatoy/galle...kes_motobecane
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Slowly getting my old machines in shape.

Here's my Colnago Master, 1st of my Colnagos get a bit spiffed and on the road again. This one is Pre all the funky mesh and Polka-dot paintjobs of the mid and later 80s, but it didn't escape the 'funky tube' phase- has those weird crimped top and downtubes. Almost didn't buy it because of the 'crimping', ut when I rode it I knew this was gonna have to be my new bike. Raced this in the Mid to Late 80s til 92 along side a Cannondale Sr900 (that will be spiffed and going to my son).
Originally came with all C-record stuff and Super L Pedals. Delta Brakes were less than sparklin so I sold those and went back to the olde standy NR brakes. Shifter and RD (FD to match) are 1st gen campy 'index' and still work v-nice, in fact they are setup here with a Shimano Uniglide hub/7spd cassette/velox rim - works like a charm. The Campy LF hubs/Mavic SSC tubulars were 'retired', but still in very nice shape - Campy hubs, still nuttin moe betta.
Actually the bike is sortta in-between...
ALmost all the Campy stuff is coming off - mainly to keep in good shape - and is being replaced with good quality 'running gear' soz I can ride it hard without a second thought to 'garage queen'.
The stem and bars are already later gen Modolo with Gran Compe Levers, wheels are Shimano, pedals are eggbeaters. Since this photo the post has been replaced with a suspension seatpost. The crank is due to be replaced with a Truvativ. Shifters are going to be Suntour Command on the bars, Superbe FD and RD (index), and Superbe brakes. Saddle will remain as Turbo - my old butt and those newer saddles just don't fit...
My 78 'Super' is currently going thru more drastic revamp - All SR Gruppo is coming off and subbed for other stuff to include a Compact crank. The Super needs a new paint job and fork re-chroming badly, it was raced hard from 78 until I got the Master - and shows it...
Obvious I'm not a 'collector', since I'm not real into keeping them 'period' correct. The reason I have all my machines is that they (and others long since 'adopted' by others) were ridden hard and newer ones came to replace them. At this point I have way too many machines to justify owning a 'current' bike (CF, TI, etc) - That and I can't afford any of that new stuff. So these are all being 'upgraded' to a later level and will again be ridden 'hard' (well my kinda current hard...). I know I'm giving up 4-5 lbs to the current hardware, but I know itz really all in the motor anyway - so no excuses for me.

BTW Lotek - nice RIH! almost broke down and dragged one back from Holland in 81. For a lot of machine 'names' I have an associated color in my head - The Red and Black of Raleigh Team Bikes, Paramounts in Full Chrome, Colnago Red (and that Deep Blue for early Supers), Cinelli Silver, etc. - for RIH, that Blue is what sticks in my mind as the 'company color'.
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I'm currently riding an early 90s Univega Competizione with Suntour Superbe Pro components. I know the components are Campy clones and very good ones at that but the bike is probably 25lbs or so. I just had it tuned up and had Dia-Comp brake levers installed which route the cables under the handlebar tape. It is white with black rims, tape, hoods and cables. I don't have a picture currently but I'll try to get one posted later today.

BTW-I'm a newbie here. Been looking around for a decent bike forum for a little while, looks like I've found it!
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Originally Posted by lotek
My RIH. . .
lotek- Have any problems with the Silca slipping down the headtube?
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Old 08-19-05, 08:16 AM
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well it is on backwards!
I was in such a hurry to get it put back together after the
cleanup. I've since switched it around.
I did ride it a few times and it didn't slip.

I corrected the component list wasn't an
SR chainset but Sugino Mighty Comp.

I always thought of RIH as white, like the
Amstel team bikes.

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Originally Posted by lotek
well it is on backwards!
I was in such a hurry to get it put back together after the
cleanup. I've since switched it around.
I did ride it a few times and it didn't slip.

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Yeah, I was wondering why you chose that pump placement.

Beautiful bicycle, by the way.
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Old 08-19-05, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclezen
Slowly getting my old machines in shape...My 78 'Super' is currently going thru more drastic revamp... -
I have what I'm guessing is a '78 super frame and fork - could you answer a few questions and help me nail it down?

1. The chrome on this one is terrible. But I think that the fork matches the frame as the chrome is terrible both on the chainstay and fork, and to the same degree - the fork crown says both Colnago and the clover. Does that jibe with yours?

2. The chainstays are fairly seriously shaped vertically, and creased along the length. sound like yours?

Could you post a picture or two so I can figure out whether the decals I have will work?

thanks -
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Originally Posted by luker
I have what I'm guessing is a '78 super frame and fork - could you answer a few questions and help me nail it down?

1. The chrome on this one is terrible. But I think that the fork matches the frame as the chrome is terrible both on the chainstay and fork, and to the same degree - the fork crown says both Colnago and the clover. Does that jibe with yours?

2. The chainstays are fairly seriously shaped vertically, and creased along the length. sound like yours?

Could you post a picture or two so I can figure out whether the decals I have will work?

thanks -
crap paint (but then my sweat is like that salvia that Sigourney Weaver's 'Alien' slobbers - should sell it to the government...)
Chrome was not quite as good as on my later Master (shown above).

Not sure what you mean by 'creased along the length'. My super does have 'creased' round chain stays for the chainrings and interior for the rim/tire , as opposed to the round/oval/round I've seen on later (and earlier) models.

Sure, will take a pic 2morrow - frame is currently recovering from a rattlecan paint repair of my caustic sweat marks. The decals are all there in original form, but badly tattered.
Still, I luv ridin that bike. Itz again gonna be my daily rider and the softride will be relegated to 'touring' type riding.
...just took a look at the fork - fork crown with 'club' in center and "colnago" around the outer top perimeter of the crown, also has reinforcement tangs on the inside of the blades with clubs inset.
My fork is badly pitted - I'll prolly sent it out to be stripped and rechromed this coming winter...
pics 2morrow...
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So an old friend says to me - hey! Will you ride with me at noon sometimes? I have known her for twenty years and didn't know she rode a bike...so I sez sure - what will you be riding (thinking Dolce or something). She says - I have not been riding on the road for a long time - do you think my old Ellis Briggs is gonna be okay? And, of course, I said suavely..."Huh?"

She bought this bike used in 1980 - the parts mix that she hasn't upgraded through the years dates from the early '70's - or maybe even late '60's. The cranks have no date code, the Cinelli bars have double knight's crests...She got tired of riding sewups so she gave the campy wheels to a guy in Jackson who's since been killed in a car wreck.

Gotta love those cutouts...
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My inherited 1976 Schwinn Superior.
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Originally Posted by cyclezen

...just took a look at the fork - fork crown with 'club' in center and "colnago" around the outer top perimeter of the crown, also has reinforcement tangs on the inside of the blades with clubs inset.
My fork is badly pitted - I'll prolly sent it out to be stripped and rechromed this coming winter...
pics 2morrow...
Jack from Franklin Frames quotes $95 to rechrome the fork. Similar to rechrome the rear stays. I have a bike or two lined up to go back already...kinda feel like I'm making installments on his daughter's college degree. Better than spending it on snoot, tho, and they're good folks, so I'll probably dispatch this one back to them this winter. Or maybe I'll try it myself...

The chainstays on this bike are shaped all of the way from crank to dropout - I've never seen another quite like it. I'll post a picture if y'all promise not to laugh at the paint job...
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Originally Posted by luker
Jack from Franklin Frames quotes $95 to rechrome the fork. Similar to rechrome the rear stays. I have a bike or two lined up to go back already...kinda feel like I'm making installments on his daughter's college degree. Better than spending it on snoot, tho, and they're good folks, so I'll probably dispatch this one back to them this winter. Or maybe I'll try it myself...
The chainstays on this bike are shaped all of the way from crank to dropout - I've never seen another quite like it. I'll post a picture if y'all promise not to laugh at the paint job...
thanks, I'll remember that. Will prolly rechrome the Super 1st, this winter, then the Master.

Yes, would luv to see your pics.
Have one now of the Super; but its a little blurry cause I took it at dusk. We've been working to get both this and my c-dale SR900 into top rideable shape. The SR900 is going to my son.
The Colnago Super was bought in 78, but suggests it was actually from a year or 2 earlier. The general dims are as with late 70's and early 80's except the rear triangle is a tad longer than Supers from that time. A little longer makes this a really nice machine for doin lotz of miles, especially rough ones.
I was coming to this and away from a very tight and crit oriented Bob Jackson. The 'Super' was okay for crits, but really comes into its own in long road miles. The 'road' rear triangle made it the most comfortable steel race bike I ever owned, until the softride. Note: the new RockShok post - Yeah, Thatz what I'm tawkin about...!

We finished both 2nite and took 2 quick pics just as dark was starting to settle in.
Will be getting additional / better pics in the coming days.

c-dale
Almost forgot why I bought this machine, until 2nite. After spending 3 days rebuilding usable parts and getting new for c-dale, it was really nice to see it on the road again. Oh, forgetting... forgot how unforgiving this frame actually is. Forgot how solid it really is.
Forgot how incredibly responsive to each pedal stroke this bike really was.
Took it around the block this evening, after a few days of rebuilding, refurbishing and tuning. A short stretch of fast and flat and then a few signpost sprints. Immediately brought back memories of the incredible acceleration from every pedal stroke.

Looking forward to 'borrowing' it back occasionally for any crits I decide to enter.
What a sweet evening it was.

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Originally Posted by cyclezen
...We finished both 2nite and took 2 quick pics just as dark was starting to settle in.
Will be getting additional / better pics in the coming days.
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oops, forgot to attach pics
a little blurry due to "old man shake" under low light conditions - will try to do better for some closeups of the decaling you requested.
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Originally Posted by luker
...She says - I have not been riding on the road for a long time - do you think my old Ellis Briggs is gonna be okay? And, of course, I said suavely..."Huh?"...
I really like this bike....very cool. The headset is late '70s Zeus Criterium, BTW. You don't see those too often.
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I really like this bike....very cool. The headset is late '70s Zeus Criterium, BTW. You don't see those too often.

Bottom bracket, too. And the pedals were Zeus track pedals, but her husband made fun of the clips and straps, I think, so she switched to those Shimano a535's just before I took the picture. The rest of the bike is record/nuovo record - and the Phil hubs, of course. Beautifully made, with a very good finish.

She said that it belonged to a short racer guy in who ran out of money in Alaska and sold it to her...
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oops, forgot to attach pics
a little blurry due to "old man shake" under low light conditions - will try to do better for some closeups of the decaling you requested.
very nearly the same bike - I have yellow transfers, and so I'm planning to make the base color black, but otherwise I'll use yours as the model!
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Hi, Pardon my ignorance, but what is the signifigance of the cork on the 57 Belgian Bike? (Great bikes, by the way).
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Hi, Pardon my ignorance, but what is the signifigance of the cork on the 57 Belgian Bike? (Great bikes, by the way).
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To be honest, I don't know what the others do with their cork. I use mine to keep the lead shot in the handlebar (helps to keep the group together... )
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Hi, Pardon my ignorance, but what is the signifigance of the cork on the 57 Belgian Bike? (Great bikes, by the way).
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If you mean a cork hung from the seat rails it's an old tradition that goes back to the
6 day races (madison square garden). The cork signifies being able to uncork a sprint,
to have something in reserve.
I have a cork on my Serotta, and am just waiting to finish up my RIH which will also
have a cork (As well as the De Reus).

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!974 Mondia Super, freshly restored and ready to ride. In this case, the word "restoration" is used loosely, as I didn't paint it in a factory color and left off the "box" pinstripes on the tubing. Decals and equipment are they way they should be, though.

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