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Old 01-24-22, 09:05 PM
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I passed by a twenty-something woman astride one of these during today's ride. Pink/white colorway and it looked almost new; I called out "nice bike!" as I went by

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How about a french racing machine .?
I dont know for sure it was raced , but it was ridden by a Peugeot team member .
Rides damn nicely too !





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This Guerciotti is stunning but why are you carrying a jug of liguid dishwahing soap?
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Old 01-24-22, 09:13 PM
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I haven’t touched it since I brought it home but one step below a Paramount so not too shabby.
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Who built the red one? Looks to have a rather interesting setup at the driveside rear dropouts. And the Bornstein - are there more detailed pics of it on the Forum? I'd like to see more of that one; looks sorta Appel-ish.

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Here's a whole club of Vituses (viti?) Disregard the handlebar bag on that one there. We didn't allow him back into the fold until he'd gotten rid of it...

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Old 01-24-22, 09:30 PM
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That's a 753 frame, correct?

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Who built the red one? Looks to have a rather interesting setup at the driveside rear dropouts. And the Bornstein - are there more detailed pics of it on the Forum? I'd like to see more of that one; looks sorta Appel-ish.

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The red one is a Cecil Behringer, The Bornstein was built at Strawberry when he came out and worked with Andy for a year then went back to Micheals cyclery in Ames Iowa, taught Jeff Bock when Jeff started.

Here's some more pics, not sure where they are on the forum.










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^ Niiiiiiiiiiiiice

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1980 Saba. So why does it say "Alpina"? Read on...

Another bike found in London during my two-year tour in the mid-90s, this was in pretty bad shape paint-wise. Had it refinished in flo-orange by Condor Cycles, but they were unable to source decals. For a number of years it was built up in my now-familiar Campy fashion, but the lack of logos was irritating. While negotiating a repaint of a small Atala frame (for the ex), I was gifted some Alpine (the Washington, DC shop) decals from the painter, who used to work for Alpine. For the fun of it, around the same time, I'd been filing away on the Saba, thinning the lug spoons/points and modding the rear dropouts when I had an inspiration: since I couldn't find the correct decals, I'd make up my own using the Alpine set as a template. Bob Freeman at Elliott Bay Bicycles did the artwork for me, and I drewed all the Saba identification cues from the frame; then EBB painted it and affixed the new decals.

That's right: this bike is a fraud

I've used it as my drillium test bike. Last year I finally decided to mount up some tubulars and ride it a bit, although if I'm being honest it's a tad too small. It is, however, my second-longest serving bike (after the Colnago Mexico) and I've had a hand in modifying not only the parts but also the frame; my hands are pretty dirty from playing with this bike over the years. It also sports some interesting and uncommon components: a milled-head Campy NR seatpost by the late Jon Williams (he also milled the Cinelli 1A stem), Campy titanium BB (second generation) and Super Record pedals, a drilled/milled Portacatena system, and a Record crankarm pair with Mexico treatment - even the spider arms have been heavily profiled.





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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
^ Niiiiiiiiiiiiice

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Not that you can see them well but the fork blades are like tree trunks. I think they are track, big, round and stiff as heck but the too small for me thing does ride very nicely as far as I could tell FWIW.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post

That's a 753 frame, correct?

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yes - Managed to sneak it out of France right amongst the first covid outbreak .


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By the time I get done triplizing stuff, any road-racing frames imprisoned in my stable have been rendered non-racing and non-racy. Pretty? Yes. Fun to ride? Oh, yeah. Racing-capable? Not so much, especially with the engine that powers them . . . .
some in the pro peloton have gone triple for the mountains...
oh, your thinking Hampsten and the '88 Giro...
a recent podcast interview of him, not bad.
not mentioned in that interview was a nugget he stated earlier, he had his mechanic raise the stem considerably for that key stage.
his assertion, one climbs better when more upright. I will buy that.

marginal gains podcast

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that's a track iron, a motorpacing rig.
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Did most of my Cat 5s on this. I was often in the wrong gear coming out of the corners while everyone was clicking.

1982 Pro Strada

By the time this arrived I was scheduled for some open heart surgery and risk aversion overcame a need for speed. Maybe one day...

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Originally Posted by iab View Post
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when the definition of Road racing did not necessarily mean paved roads.
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You want Racing? How about an '86 Tommasini Racing.....

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Rossin Record

Raced this in the late 80's. Columbus SL. This bike gets all my fastest strava segments nowadays. Great thread. Beautiful bikes everyone.
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About half of my bike were racing bikes in their original configuration, but if you eliminate all the bikes with a triple crankset, it leaves just this one:

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
^ Niiiiiiiiiiiiice

Thank you!

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Meant to show this too.

The stay ends are open so no moisture collects inside, bottle bosses have a brazed in tube for the same reason. Not sure on the RD mounting rational but it seems to work just fine, he did not make them all that way.

Please ignore the Mega range billboard, it was wire wheeled off right after these pics, can't stand that.




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Originally Posted by Dick Chainey View Post
This Guerciotti is stunning but why are you carrying a jug of liguid dishwahing soap?
To clean the road in front as I go.
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