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Old 01-26-22, 04:58 PM
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This thread has come together nicely…..So here we have a 1992 DeRosa Professional….It may look a little red on some displays, but it is quite orange…





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French Racers

A few of my French racing bikes. I apologize for the poor photo of the Peugeot.


circa 1986 Vitus Carbone 7

1984 Gitane Team Pro

Peugeot 531p
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Old 01-26-22, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
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)
I like your janky old crap.
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Old 01-26-22, 08:38 PM
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Windsor Profesional
I forgot to post this one. It was raced by the original owner in the seventies. It spent its life in San Luis Obispo California prior to my purchase. It came with early Phil Woods hubs and still rolls along smoothly.
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Old 01-26-22, 09:24 PM
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Final submission before I go to bed. 1990ish Pinarello Montello. Original purchase had Chorus HS with DA 740x everywhere else, 8v. Today after two converisions it has Campagnolo Racing T 3x9, Well almost. Still need to glue the tires on.

This bike was purchased from a guy who was selling it for his friends wife after his friend died. I took it for a ride and fell for it. Well over 5k on it commuting and other rides. The 3x9 has a story found here so I won't repeat it. There were a number of learnings along the way with gifts and infromation from fellow BFrs that is greatly appreciated.

The paint is rough but not the performance!

To all that have helped me, knowingly and not, Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, patient and being great human beings!
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Here's my road racing iron, back in 1981 (and that skinny guy in the short shorts is me):

Davester racing his brand spanking new Ron Cooper in 1981

Here's the Cooper a few years ago with a fresh coat of paint and much lower gearing


Davester's repainted Ron Cooper in 2016
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Those are fantastic.
Aw, thank you!

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Old 01-26-22, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by davester View Post

Here's my road racing iron, back in 1981 (and that skinny guy in the short shorts is me):



Davester racing his brand spanking new Ron Cooper in 1981
Short shorts and long socks: late 70s/early 80s sports fashion in a nutshell

The photo is awesome as it really conveys a feeling of speed; I believe it's only the second in this entire thread showing one of these bikes actually being raced. Kudos

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Here's mine


83 Tipo Corsa

85 Vitus 979

89 Corsa Extra
​​​My dream bike


2000 Chris Kvale SL/SP
My other dream bike. Will be repainted later this winter if I can decide on a color



89 Vitus Carbone 9
Currently stripped down for polishing and rehab this winter


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Old 01-26-22, 10:51 PM
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We are a third of a world apart but still share the same interest. I take comfort in that.
I echo that sentiment from way down in the antipodes :-)
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Old 01-26-22, 10:53 PM
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To clean the road in front as I go.
I thought it was bleach for doing “burnouts”
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Originally Posted by Andy Antipas View Post
A few of my French racing bikes. I apologize for the poor photo of the Peugeot.


circa 1986 Vitus Carbone 7

1984 Gitane Team Pro

Peugeot 531p
here is my 1984

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1973 Colnago Super as mobile industrial art installation:



Precursor to the bare-metal Casati. Acquired from a BF member via the FSOT thread, my original intention was to refinish it as a perfect match to my larger '73 Super. For various reasons, I canned those plans and ended up deciding to forego any kind of finish and to concentrate on building up a non-rider (well, for me anyhow - it's much, much too small). I further decided if it couldn't be ridden by me, why not make it into something more than just a bike? With that in mind I contacted the late Jon Williams who media blasted an entire Nuovo Record gruppo (sans hubs) to complement the frame.

The idea was to enhance the "tool" concept and steer away from the glitz and glamor of shiny anodized parts and a traditional paint job. Logos were added for identification purposes, but the frame was not sealed like the Casati. Instead, it was left in bare metal and the components received a thin film of Phil Wood grease to better preserve their matte appearance. The saddle came to me in a terribly-distressed condition, and I did what I could with the edge of an X-Acto blade; added the holes along the skirt and tied it up as it was splayed out like a banana. The brown bar tape was darkened to match (by dipping in coffee!) and the overall effect is quite interesting in person.

There are a couple dings on this frame, filled in with brass and silver. The lack of paint allows them to be seen, which I find pretty cool - shows it's been around the block and back a number of times.

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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post
I echo that sentiment from way down in the antipodes :-)


So, here we have the previous owner of 1simplexnut’s Peugeot ….Everything in this photo is French and awesome and pictured are the last bikes to be made by the Prestige shop….
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
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)

Frejus 01 by iabisdb, on Flickr
More janky old crap please! Your really don't post enough of your oldies!
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Couple more:

Sort of controversial Frejus that was gifted to me by a friend of the original owner, who was the team physician for (I think) the Coors Light USA team. Controversial because it was from the period after the company had been sold but the serial numbers were unusual and some on this forum actually questioned whether it was a Frejus at all. I eventually put a fairly complete NR group on it and sold it off as it was too tall for me to ride comfortably.

Bottecchia ADR replica, a high-end tubing one with the chrome stuff. Really wanted this to be a keeper but ultimately just didn't ride well for me. This one was a real disappointment, beautiful but barely ridden.
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Lost my "like!"
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Allow me to add just a little more to the Peugeot content of this thread…..

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Hey, if eyelets are permitted maybe I should submit a Batavus Competition, Holdsworth Special, the Daimlers, etc...

....not badass,
but sure go fast
day in & day out
without a doubt!


Pass as 'racers'.

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1986 Tommasini Super Prestige, first purchased during my four-year tour in Hawaii. Originally finished in gray/silver "marble", it was damaged in a slow speed accident which snapped the FD boss halfway through. Once back to the mainland I had Domenic's Cycles in Tempe, AZ repair and refinish the frame in Guard's Red. The work was actually done by Tommasini (Domenic's had a unique relationship with Tommasini, who built and painted the shop's branded frames).

It was a bit on the small side. In order to make it work for me I ended up needing an extended setback seatpost (Corima carbon) and an ITM aerobar setup. Took it to Diego Garcia for my second tour in 2000-2001 where I regularly raced on it. In fact I took my only race win on this bike, in the configuration seen below, in December 2001- just two weeks before I transferred. The bike was later dismantled, the frame and parts sold over the years - again, too small to be a keeper.

Please excuse the fuzzy pics as they're both photos of photos, from the Days Before Digital.





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Originally Posted by El Chaba View Post


So, here we have the previous owner of 1simplexnut’s Peugeot ….Everything in this photo is French and awesome and pictured are the last bikes to be made by the Prestige shop….
Here is a publicity shot showing him riding a machine oh so similar to the one I have ,


Is that my bike ?
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
Lost my "like!"
I guess it's a ghost in the machine; the "like" button kept disappearing on me the last couple of days, too.

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