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Old 01-26-22, 12:17 PM
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700's, but it was the top of their "comfort" line though made of 555sl, so it is a great distance ride.
Seems like they wasted the paint job and it should have been on the "Raleigh Racing" line.
I guess my eyes were getting tired last night - it looks more correct this morning, but damn, those are some long chainstays, huh? Seems it would definitely be a comfy ride.

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Show us your cycling version(s) of a Formula One car. No MTBs, touring rigs, or hybrids; no rack eyelets or room for fenders - just pure road racing machines. Some collect and display them, some still ride the snot out of them. Here's a place for them.

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Old 01-26-22, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post

I love that Sparrow...inspired me to get on with the Mitchell Professional restoration I did a couple of years ago:


Thanks! Many of my restorations have been inspired by others' bikes as well - makes the world go round'

Your Mitchell turned out beautifully, and the blue highlights really make it pop!

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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post

...and the added info makes even better!
You're absolutely right - a little background info adds to the mix; I certainly like the added commentary by others. Think I'll go back and add some info to my posts later today...

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Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
Drillium Dude I trust you recognized the drillium work on the Masi rings?
I wasn't sure that was my work (chainrings being one of the easier components to drill), but thanks for the confirmation! I trust they are still holding up after all these years?

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Another Bontekoe, this time with a frame made by Locomotief. Late forties or early fifties.



Very similar - if not the same frame - to what was ridden to the team victory in the 1953 Tour de France, albeit with a little less chrome:

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First two are now disassembled with framesets hanging on a peg, since I barely have time to ride one race-configured bike.
It's mostly low and slow for me these days.


1981 SR Pro



1984 Vicini Tour de France



1987(?) Pinarello Montello

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Medici has a storied (some say sordid) past. I love the way my Medici Pro Strada rides - fast or slow. Acquired from the original owner (who bought it brand new as a frame/fork in early 1980), it's an early frame, probably built in '78 or '79. He didn't ride it much over the years, and as he got older he modified the bar setup in a quasi-Grant Petersen style and added a forward-slanting seatpost to achieve a better fit - which he never really dialed in. Originally outfitted with Zeus 2000 components, I ran it that way (albeit with a standard Cinelli bar/stem combination with normal drop) for a year, then converted it to Campy NR/SR mix, as is pretty much my gold standard. The bike simply does everything just right. My choice if the road conditions are good and I want to ride in relative comfort all day long. Plus it's red

As found (for sale ad photo):



Today:



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Old 01-26-22, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CV-6;2238734Motobecane Champion Team . I lusted for this bike even after buying my first Lejeune.

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Wow! Quite the thread! Gorgeous equipment.

I won't show my Schwinn, since it is a racing mountain bike. No eyelets, so I had to affix the rear rack with P-clips.

My Bianchi:

Apologies to die-hard Celeste fans, but at least I was able to find a Celeste-colored Bianchi water bottle.
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Old 01-26-22, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
One more post before I hit the sack...



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I started writing about that there are some bikes in this thread - none mentioned, none forgotten... that... does not...etc.!
But lets keep this fun and happy. I am just an grumpy old elitist guy - and who should/would really have the right to throw the first stone...!? I am of course perfect in all sorts of ways...

But back to the above Colnago... It has it all. It ticks all the boxes.

Buuuuutttttt.... It just has to be the photo perspective that makes the bars look a smidge bit over rotated!? I can not belive the lower part of the bars not being parallell to the ground!? Please tell me it is the photo!

Much to my disdain - we also have to talk about the valve stems. I guess DD has not fully understood the importance of my post (in which I was called a psychopath):
Solving first world problems

And what about the exact distance between the three rear brake lining/cable holders...! This is no easy matter - I guess they are at least 10-15 millimeter off. Let me know! This might hinder my sleep tonight.

If not for these three things I would be happy to replace the picture of Tullio in my shrine with DD: s Colnago Super. (1973?) And a pic of DD!

With utmost seriousness and alkohol induced OCD - yours styggno1. (you know I love your bikes)

Edit. In an attempt to mitigate what might come - I present to you:
The missing stepped ferrule! A debacle that still makes my stomach turn.



PS. I hope you do understand that I do this for a greater good. I also hope that you would do the same for me. Love your work. Johan

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Old 01-26-22, 03:01 PM
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Here are a few detail shots of the Peugeot Pro 10….things that you might not be expecting on a Peugeot



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Originally Posted by styggno1 View Post
... It has it all. It ticks all the boxes...buuuuutttttt....it just has to be the photo perspective that makes the bars look a smidge bit over rotated!? I can not belive the lower part of the bars not being parallell to the ground!? Please tell me it is the photo!
Ha ha ha - first of all, I totally get where you're coming from. I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the small things, too; if you can imagine, I used to be worse when I was not so old and decrepit

The bars are indeed parallel to the ground; what you're seeing is the front end ever-so-slightly turned to the right - note that the stem also appears to have a slight downward-sloping angle (it doesn't) as a result. The headset on this was NOS and perfectly adjusted; no matter what I leaned the bike against, it would never stay completely straight, always turning that smidge away from whatever the bar was resting against.

As for the excessively-long valve stems, I didn't trust myself to cut them down as you did (I remembered that thread), and if I'm honest, I kinda liked them in the original length as they are old-school brass - the tubes were original and very old (but still functional) and came with an old wheelset I found a long time ago.

Finally, the cable clips: it's true, they are NOT equidistant, but you have to have a sharp eye to see it! One is off by about 1/4"; I noted it during the build, but decided not to take the chance of scratching the paint trying to rectify the problem and left it as is. Used to bug the piss out of me, but I learned to finally live with it. And since the bike was sold last year, it's now the new owner's problem

No worries - I totally get where you're coming from and I don't take any of these "criticisms" personally, especially when it's obvious they aren't offered with malice. It's all good!

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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post

Bike-geekin' in the 50s; some things never, ever change

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What time is it at your place? Here it is 10.22 in the evening.
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Everything you might want to know about this bike is here. It is a frame up build and my most expensive bike. It is my goto bike as well, when I am in shape. Lots of pics recently on here so I picked a pic that hasn't been used here and may not be the best.
I believe now that it is about a 1988 Pro.

None of my bikes are a pristine as so many in this thread. My budget during acquisition was tight and I don't get support in the house. They work, they show use and they are great rides. The red on this one nearly hides the imperfections.

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Originally Posted by El Chaba View Post
Here are a few detail shots of the Peugeot Pro 10….things that you might not be expecting on a Peugeot
I am very happy to see your Peugeot Pro. There are some parallells between Peugeout: s, Bianchi: s and on some level the Swedish Crescent: s and Monark: s - in that they had the whole scale. From total crap up to Pro. Often in the same livery/paint and decals. It takes some knowledge to know what is what.

I would love to find a Pro. I know of some in Sweden but they are "taken".

PS. Today all these brands are owned by the Swedish Cycleurope company. I have met the owner, Salvatori Grimaldi personally at more than one occasion and he is a nice guy. Italian - but has been living in Sweden since young and he is nice and knowledgable... As many of the guys and gals at that level of success they have a very short attention span. We connected because of multiple interests - vintage bicycles, vintage watches, vintage boats, etc.
Today his sons has taken over and I know nothing of what is going on. But on the other hand - I am not interested in modern bikes. At all.

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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.
Hi Has a plastic? plug in the fork instead of a wood one .
Only other marking is on the fork steerer .

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
I wasn't sure that was my work (chainrings being one of the easier components to drill), but thanks for the confirmation! I trust they are still holding up after all these years?

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Those are fantastic.
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What time is it at your place? Here it is 10.22 in the evening.
My chronometer currently reads 1507, giving us an 8-hour time difference.

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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post

None of my bikes are a pristine as so many in this thread. My budget during acquisition was tight and I don't get support in the house. They work, they show use and they are great rides.
There is room for all kinds, and this thread is living proof

It is sad, however, to hear about the "lack of support"; I'm sure more than a few folks hanging out on BF have that issue, too. C'est la vie...

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My chronometer currently reads 1507, giving us an 8-hour time difference.

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We are a third of a world apart but still share the same interest. I take comfort in that.
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Has a plastic? plug in the fork instead of a wood one .
If it's French and vintage, I'm gonna assume it's Delrin

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This thread doesn't have enough janky old crap. Binda-era bike. (For those who don't know, Alfredo Binda was so badass they paid him not to race the Giro so it would be competitive)

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Tight tire clearance makes bikes fast.

25 width tires just fit.

Limongi SLX frame, about 1991
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