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Old 01-25-22, 08:49 PM
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Racing Iron …

These two were raced by their previous owners before I got them … I’m too old to race …
JD, Dallas.

1989 Centurion Dave Scott Master-“Old Iron Butt”

1986 Alan Record Carbonio-“The Italian Job”
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1985 Raleigh Team USA (U.S. team colors but not geometry)
I need this in a 55/56CM frame please!
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How about a pair of Lemon Maillot Jaune's? One holds several PRs and the other is just magnificent in my book.



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And some of the ones that have moved on to be ridden and loved by others.











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Nice of DD to give us an excuse to post bikes.

753 Lejeune Champion du Monde Ultra Legére.
753 Lejeune by Baco by L Travers, on Flickr

Jan De Reus. Originally sold to another BF person by Freek, it had racing history in The Netherlands, mostly crits.

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Gazelle AA with tang and a sticker from a shop in The Netherlands known for its racing program.

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ca 1974 Lejeune Champion du Monde. Barn find by Mike Fraysse.

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I love that Sparrow !

Inspired me to get on with the Mitchell Professional restoration I did a couple of years ago

Mitchell Pro nz built racing machine Ishiwata 022
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Old 01-25-22, 10:32 PM
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Early '70s Ellis-Briggs FAVORI
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Three of my favorites - I'd have taken the easy way out and hit the "Like" button, but I know you don't "like" that, so...

Thanks for sharing these beauties! And, for the record, I "liked" the entire post, even if I didn't "like" it

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Early '70s Ellis-Briggs FAVORI
Very nice - I wouldn't complain about seeing a few additional pics of that beauty.

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1985 Raleigh Team USA (U.S. team colors but not geometry)

Something looks "off" here when it comes to proportions; is that a 650B wheelset?

Nice replication

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One more post before I hit the sack...

1973 Colnago Super. Restored by Elliott Bay Bicycles in 2006. I got the frame from a pal of mine in West Seattle; it had some minor damage from a front-end collision. The fork was fine, but the down tube got a small crease and the rear triangle was a tad out of shape. These issues were rectified, new paint and period transfers applied - then it sat for nearly 60 days while I allowed the paint to fully cure. In the interim, I finished up the personalized Colnago-themed drillium pieces. While I didn't touch the frame, I had a hand in massaging nearly every component fitted to the frame; Jon Williams also had a hand in this build as he milled the crankarm spider and the backsides of both arms, too. Stem was already pantographed, but I did an extensive clean and polish of it and the Cinelli Campione del Mondo bars. The bar tape is original from 2006 - it used to be black!

But, as with a couple/three of my bikes, it really was a tad too small. Sold to a local (WA) vintage enthusiast for my asking price. No seller's remorse, so I suppose I got my enjoyment out of it during my ownership!

With the exception of the freewheel, this is the bike as-sold in 2021:



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Very nice - I wouldn't complain about seeing a few additional pics of that beauty.

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Here's one after I stole the brakes off it.



Ellis-Briggs FAVORI

It deserves better than the Galli brakes, but then, so do I. Maybe one day...
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A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass' team bike that I now own:

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Late eighties Daccordi:

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This next one is one of my more recent acquisitions. It was PO incomplete project bike. I had been reading about TREK 760s and was thinking one would be a nice add to the stable. This one popped up on CL and the price was easy to accept with some Campagnolo parts and being a 760. it is a 1984 model. It was stripped and hung in the garage for 6 years until motivation was rekindled here, I think it was "Show me your 760."

I was unsure about how to build it for most of the time it was hanging. Most of the posts with this bike included are about the finding of a bent 1985 760 fork and its straightening in 2015 a year after the bike was purchased. The PO was intent on using Campagnolo parts on it and even spray painted it black adding a Campagnolo decal on the frame in place of the typical TREK panel. He did mask off the decals. At this point it is going to be kept as is. During the subsequent years, Superbe Pro parts were acquired and finally hung on the bike in 2020. 7v IRD block in the back with last gen RD and index shifting. Weight was surprisingly low at under 21lb. The hidden springs caliper are amazingly good stoppers. It probably has less than 20 miles on it with my build. It is currently using the wheels from the Colnago purchase. I do have a set of Superbe Pro hubs and NOS GL330 that will likely be the end wheel set.

I have been using it to check out stem lengths, colors and handlebar shapes for consideration on other bikes. The splash tape is old and serves a purpose of being reused with the changes. Saddles are another item that is changed occasionally. Once the other bikes are settled with the correct parts, this one will get additional attention. At least it is ridable and will be take out on the typical course this spring/summer for more evaluation.

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1982 Mercian Colorado built by George Bryan as a team-issued bike for the late Tom Mereness of the Harvest/The Spoke/Mercian team that included Marianne Martin, first winner of the Women's Tour de France. This one came to me as a bare, stripped frame and fork. Maybe someday I'll find a deal on the appropriate Campagnolo Super Record components, but for now it gets a mix of Shimano and Sachs New Success.



Last year's final Clunker Challenge entry was this Specialized Sirrus for $50. The Sirrus and the Allez used the same frame with different paint and parts c.1987-1990, and this '88 is a remarkable feeling bike. It just rides so very, very well with such exquisite handling. After I built it up and started riding it last year, I think I did exactly ONE ride on another bike for the rest of the year - I rode my '88 Centurion LeMans on a rainy day to keep this one dry. I did NOT expect to fall in love with this one.
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MAFAC GT !

Perfect for that bike. Another example of how the French were not about to give up on centerpulls without a fight. Does this bike still have its Dogwood reinforcement in the bottom of the fork column….and is the bottom bracket stamped with Simon’s name? …They often did that, but not always…These were very special bikes, and as you mentioned in your original post they ride beautifully. I searched for one in my size in good condition for about thirty years.
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This awesome DeRosa was given to me by a cycling friend who aged out of the sport. We crossed paths out on the road about forty years ago when I was a freshman in college and he was in his early forties. We became great friends and I always felt as though I had gained another uncle. In any event, every time I ride this bike it is in memory of the good times….
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My only racing bicycle. I bought this February 2012 from an ex racer / mechanic who brought the bike from his hometown in Florence. He had purchased the bike in 1979 from Roberto Poggiali. This is my third Italian bike - previously rode a 1970s Colnago, upgraded in 1990 to an 86 De Rosa SLX which I stupidly sold after a few years..stopped riding for a decade.. The SLX was a much better bike than the Colnago, fast and stable, tight turns at the bottom of steep hills we’re taken with confidence. I found this bike on CL and paid full asking price - she’s similar to my ‘80s SLX, but feels even more alive. It’s time to clean / grease the bearings again, and planning on a nice set of new tubulars..running mixed ones now without any issues..

There is better dating / identification information is available now than when first purchased - she’s a 1978 model 58.5 cm C-C.

I like these photos, but i need to take some better quality shots to really show her off.

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In the cellar.

This shot has a formula one feel to it - open wheel racing! The bike seems to have been purpose-built for stage racing on rough roads. The De Rosa shop didn’t miss anything, including filling in the seat lug ears with (what appears to be) washers and brazing material for added strength.

The lugs and brazing were really nicely done on this frame, devoid of excessive ornamentation. Just attention to detail - lots of filing the pressed lugs, etc.

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What a great thread and the added info makes even better!
I will break the De Rosa string intentionally buy showing, maybe not a real race bike but close. 1988 Masi Gran Corsa. This frame set was purchased from @wrk101 back in 2014 along with the Burley Duet. N+++ that year!
Masi is on the bucket list and preferably a Gran Criterium 3V. The colorway is really nice and the metalic blue sucks me in. Too bad about the rust on the top tube. I really wasn't looking for this frame set but I was talked into it with what looked like a Super Record crown race attached. The crown race tipped the sale. I was pressured into selling it (the frame set) and I regret it today. Hope it is doing well.
105 equiped. It was a good rider but I didn't put many miles on it. Still looking for a Masi as stated.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Three of my favorites - I'd have taken the easy way out and hit the "Like" button, but I know you don't "like" that, so...

Thanks for sharing these beauties! And, for the record, I "liked" the entire post, even if I didn't "like" it

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When I saw your submission I was reminded of this photo at the 1981 Tour. This is the sprint finish on the main straight of the motor racing circuit in Zolder, Belgium:



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My Bontekoe Alan. When I got it I did a quick fix-and-lube job so I could check it out. It felt good, so it is now in the queue for a complete rebuild. With first generation Dura-Ace, most likely.

EDIT: just realized it's not iron. Sorry!


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