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Old 01-25-22, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by El Chaba View Post
Early 80s Meral….How the French did Campagnolo bikes ( always with some French parts slipped in) ….This thing behaves so well….
The French didn't always slip in some French parts. Unless you count the Nervor steerer that seemed to appear a lot on allegedly all 531 frames. 1972 Lejeune Champion du Monde.

72 Lejeune CdM by L Travers, on Flickr

And in the wild.
Grafton 2 by L Travers, on Flickr
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Old 01-25-22, 04:00 PM
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Medici Pro Strada

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Gonna add these since DD said they get a pass.

Early 70's Bottecchia Pro, need to get some decals for it.



1986? Scott Paisley as found.

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Old 01-25-22, 04:21 PM
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A few indoor pics because it is 12 degrees outside and we have had three consecutive snow days for the kids...

Tesch, Tesch, Tesch:





Trek, Appel





Kono Allez



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And because it is so pretty, a Billato cromovelato 50th Anniversay...pic does not do it justice.

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Old 01-25-22, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by scarlson View Post
Here's a whole club of Vituses (viti?) Disregard the handlebar bag on that one there...
You’re worried about the handlebar bag? What about the tuba case on the back of the green one!
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Old 01-25-22, 04:49 PM
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'69-73: The finished ones. On the bench is a '7? Frejus, next in line a '71 Masi, and a '7? Guerciotti






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Old 01-25-22, 04:57 PM
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Old 01-25-22, 05:06 PM
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This one had an extremely long gestation period before it was finally built into a working bike. Even so, as of today it still isn't 100% "finished"...

1985-ish Casati Perfection. Purchased well-used from a seller at the 2010 Seattle Bike Swap, it originally had a smattering of Casati pantographed components and no wheels. I took it down to the frame/fork/HS and began planning what to do with it. If it's not apparent from the following photo, the original paint was a metallic/pearl pink. While there was some remaining original color (mainly in the areas not subjected to direct sunlight), the majority of the "finish" was simply gold undercoat - which would transfer to my hands whenever I handled the frame. I let it sit for four years while I worked on other projects and finally decided it would be too much work and too expensive to attempt to return it to its original finish, so I moved the panto bits on Ebay and sold the frame/fork in 2014.



Fast-forward to 2017 and I re-discovered the frame - in exactly the same shape I sold it - while perusing my local CL. The price was stupid-low and as I'd recently finished up a bike-as-art project using a bare-metal approach, I immediately knew how I could finally turn this dog into a rider, if not a looker. So, I bought it back (seller was the same guy I sold it to three years previously) and promptly contacted our own @gugie at the Atelier to make some modifications. He closed up the internal routing fittings for brake and gear cables, added gear cable guides on top of the shell, offset brake cable guides on the top tube and brazed a diver's helmet gear cable stop on the chainstay, too. When I picked it up it had a beautiful media-blasted finish which I intended to keep clean and tidy - my plan was to "seal" it with clear, matte lacquer, but before I got it home I'd already nicked it a few places and the even finish was no more. No matter; instead, I went over the whole frame with steel wool to give it a uniform appearance, applied the decals purchased from Ebay in the interim, then sealed it with a can of Krylon Matte Clear. Total outlay on the finish: $7.99.

I built it up with my now-standard Campy NR/SR mix and had a complete bike by August 2018. In 2019 I converted a lot of the components to try something different, ending up with a Sugino crank, Suntour Superbe track pedals, Suntour Cyclone derailleurs, Nitto 65 post, Suntour Superbe brakeset, and an obscenely-large pair of Suntour gear levers; it ran in this configuration for about a year:



Sometime in 2020 I converted it back, but kept the Nitto post. This was my go-to bike for gravel rides, and saw action at Cino 2021. I also chose this bike for my open-ended van-conversion road trip, but had to put it back into storage after a "bit of a glitch" temporarily ruined my nomadic plans. But not before I got one final ride on it, a wet 50-miler in Oregon that soaked the bike so much the leather covering on the Flite saddle began separating from the foam base! It was deep-cleaned, then placed back in storage in November; when I get back up to WA I'll have to figure out a way to fix the saddle...

The finish has held up well. I've wet-sanded some rust-blooms on the top tube a couple times and re-applied the clear coat, but to be honest, I think the other rust-blooms add a certain charm so I'm leaving them.

The bike as it appears (for the most part) today:



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Old 01-25-22, 05:07 PM
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Peugeot Pro 10, …1981
Nice !!! love the full chrome rear on the Pro .
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My McLean Perfect Pleasure is pretty zippy.
It's pretty similar to this nowadays, but I have GP 5000's (700x32) on there atm.
https://www.continental-tires.com/bi...rand-prix-5000
I also ride exclusively with Shimano XT or XTR pedals.

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That is spectacular. It just doesn’t get better. I have had a lust affair for the Prestige shop Peugeots for decades. So, that should be a 1979. In my view, that may be the most desirable year as it represents the last year that a major racing team was equipped with centerpull brakes, and they did them quite right. The fact that it was Pascal Simon’s just puts it right over the top. Fabulous.
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Oh yeah, this one too
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82 Bianchi Champione del Mondo

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Fast



Faster (only because it’s red)


No history on the De Rosa but it had this “team” saddle on it when I got it


Too fast
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Faster (only because it’s red)


No history on the De Rosa but it had this “team” saddle on it when I got it


Too fast
I think the fork is bent on the last red one
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You’re worried about the handlebar bag? What about the tuba case on the back of the green one!
That's mine, and is full of tools and snacks. It's super rare we Cambridge Vitus-ers ever go a ride without something breaking or otherwise falling apart! I am the one expected to fix it all.
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I'm assuming this to be a Galmozzi; work in progress?

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Yup. I expect it back in a few months.
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Sure thing! I hope we see some vintage carbon, too.

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how about this ?



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