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Photos of my early '80s Daccordi

Old 05-23-20, 11:15 AM
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Photos of my early '80s Daccordi

Hey guys, sorry is this like forcing photos of your kids onto other people? I finally got enough posts on here as a newbie to be allowed to put some photos up. New to this website but thanks for the help already!




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Old 05-23-20, 11:42 AM
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Lovely! The (unofficial) rule is only apologize for *not* posting pics.
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Old 05-23-20, 12:23 PM
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Nice bike. I was looking at the details and comparing with my Bertoni. Sorta similar in places.

Before you put too many miles on it, I'd remove that Campy aluminum freewheel (or is it ti?) and replace with something more appropriate for daily riding.
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Old 05-23-20, 02:40 PM
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Good advice on replacing the freewheel with something more appropriate.

Love to see photos of your Bertoni. Got any on here?
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Good advice on replacing the freewheel.
And if it works well, you could probably sell it on ebay for $$$.

Love to see photos of your Bertoni. Got any on here?
Twist my arm.

Gotta Bertoni?
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All was forgiven since you posted a drive side picture
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Beautiful early example. Share away as far as more photos go - I'd like to see details of the lugs, BB shell, dropouts - all the good stuff. Is that paint and fork original? If so, that's quite a survivor

I agree with removing the FW - but make sure whomever does it uses the correct tool. If they don't they run a high risk of ruining the removal slots and reducing the unit's worth considerably.

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Hubba hubba! Has that groupset never seen the sun?!

Please, if you have any more kids post photos!!
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
And if it works well, you could probably sell it on ebay for $$$.



Twist my arm.

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Beautiful Blue Bertoni! Yeah, I definitely see the similarities from the era.
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Old 05-23-20, 06:53 PM
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Yes, all original I believe. When my student gave me the bike he had ridden it v. lightly for the twenty years he owned it. And I have only changed the tires.
Appreciate the advice on removing the FW carefully.
Some great shots on your Flickr - I love that Bianchi and Pinarello. Looks like some nice bike paths up your way.
I'll get some more photos of the details, now that I know it's encouraged.
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Look like the frame of my bike is Columbus. Components are from Campagnolo, handlebars are Cinelli, etc. Totally ignorant question - what does Daccordi do exactly when creating one of their bikes? Obviously they are responsible for choosing components and painting/assembling the bike, but how does one bike company set themselves apart from a performance standpoint if the components/frame are all made by other companies?
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Others will be along to explain the ins and outs of bike building/component choice, but I just wanted to say that looks like a really nice bike.

Best of luck with it.
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Look like the frame of my bike is Columbus. Components are from Campagnolo, handlebars are Cinelli, etc. Totally ignorant question - what does Daccordi do exactly when creating one of their bikes? Obviously they are responsible for choosing components and painting/assembling the bike, but how does one bike company set themselves apart from a performance standpoint if the components/frame are all made by other companies?
When I bought my Daccordi it was a new frame hanging on the shop wall among a bunch of other frames. You could order frames too, of course. I also remember seeing an ad for complete bikes but I'm pretty sure they were assembled by someone in the US.

Daccordi used Columbus tubing to make frames. Columbus did not build frames AFAIK. Some marques used frames from other builders - sometimes several different ones. I don't think Daccordi did this, but they are thought to have built some frames for Bertoni (a Ben Lawee brand).
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Wow, my first Italian bike was a Daccordi exactly the same as yours except mine had a Nuovo Record gruppo. My bar tape was also yellow Benotto tape as well as a Turbo saddle. That being said, of course I think your Daccordi is exceptionally beautiful.

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Originally Posted by ntoren View Post
Look like the frame of my bike is Columbus. Components are from Campagnolo, handlebars are Cinelli, etc. Totally ignorant question - what does Daccordi do exactly when creating one of their bikes? Obviously they are responsible for choosing components and painting/assembling the bike, but how does one bike company set themselves apart from a performance standpoint if the components/frame are all made by other companies?
Here's a little film and interview with Luigi Daccordi doing what he does, I came across this on Youtube recently, enjoy.

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Here's a little film and interview with Luigi Daccordi doing what he does, I came across this on Youtube recently, enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW7811sQ7MI
I love this video....very cool find....thanks for this......very unique.
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Pretty fit looking at 70 years old ^^. How can someone spend his entire life building steel frames and live so long? Both Luigi and his father.
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Old 05-24-20, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by botty kayer View Post
Here's a little film and interview with Luigi Daccordi doing what he does, I came across this on Youtube recently, enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW7811sQ7MI
Great video! Clearly there's a ton of customization and knowledge required when constructing a bike. The tubes are just the beginning and do not come to Daccordi assembled in the slightest. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow, my first Italian bike was a Daccordi exactly the same as yours except mine had a Nuovo Record gruppo. My bar tape was also yellow Benotto tape as well as a Turbo saddle. That being said, of course I think your Daccordi is exceptionally beautiful.
Wow, super cool!
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