Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show Your Road Racing Iron

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show Your Road Racing Iron

Old 01-27-22, 01:47 PM
  #201  
Drillium Dude 
Gone riding
Thread Starter
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,027
Mentioned: 253 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2392 Post(s)
Liked 4,256 Times in 1,476 Posts
Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post

Is that my bike?
I saw that pic when I did a search for Pascal Simon the other day and wondered the same thing. And it very well may be the same bike.

DD
__________________
My Flickr pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30331021@N08/

Drillium Dude is offline  
Old 01-27-22, 07:09 PM
  #202  
El Chaba
Full Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 450
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 144 Post(s)
Liked 286 Times in 100 Posts
Originally Posted by 1simplexnut View Post
Here is a publicity shot showing him riding a machine oh so similar to the one I have ,


Is that my bike ?

That could very easily be it….They just didn’t get that many bikes back then. I think the general rule was that they got a new bike at training camp that they left with the team and that was the primary race bike. They then took their bike from the previous year back home as their training bike. That bike did double duty as their race spare for early season races. Sometime during the classics and early stage races, the better riders getting a lot of racing got a second bike which was also in time for the Vuelta ( in May then) and possibly Giro. The riders riding the Tour then got a new bike as their primary then….Sometimes it might be a “ light” bike. I think with 753, yours could very easily be a Tour bike.
El Chaba is offline  
Likes For El Chaba:
Old 01-27-22, 09:54 PM
  #203  
Drillium Dude 
Gone riding
Thread Starter
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,027
Mentioned: 253 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2392 Post(s)
Liked 4,256 Times in 1,476 Posts
Time for my final submission, and fittingly it's the last bike I acquired: a 1981 Bianchi Super Leggera. A few years ago, while deciding which bikes to cull from the herd, I came to the conclusion I was pretty much happy with what I had - with one exception: for a long time I'd considered a late 70s or early 80s top-of-the-line Bianchi in Celeste to be my grail bike, and I was prepared to expand my collection by one if/when the right example ever presented itself.

In the late summer of 2019, the following bike showed up on my local CL. Hadn't looked around on CL for a long time, but for whatever reason, something compelled me to do some looking that day. I found this, but wasn't sure what it was from the one grainy photo (shot from the NDS, naturally), so of course I asked for and got some advice from the members here. Based on that advice, I spent a long, hot day driving over, picking it up, and driving back home - arriving back at my place around midnight due to unforeseen car issues which necessitated a tow when within shouting distance of home! Seriously, the day of purchase really was a story in itself...

I gave it a deep cleaning (which included popping my stuck seatpost cherry), swapped out the Modolo Professional brakeset for Campy Record, and added a Record BB to replace the Phil unit which wasn't staying put as it should. I sold the uber-light Vittoria pedals and Phil Wood hubs on Ebay, passed the Modolos and Brooks saddle to a friend, and swapped out the Cinelli bar/stem combo with a 3ttt combo I'd had sitting around for years (I swear I bought them to have them on hand just in case I ever found the right Bianchi one day). I figure after my initial 1k outlay, the proceeds from the sale of the parts - and the fact I had the other stuff waiting in the parts bin, plus a plug n' play clincher wheelset - meant that the bicycle you see below ended up costing me about $470. Not too shabby for a grail bike

Common factor between my earliest acquisition (the Colnago Mexico) and my most recent (this one): they're the only two of my bikes sporting chrome head lugs.

Original CL ad photo:



Today:



DD
__________________
My Flickr pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30331021@N08/


Last edited by Drillium Dude; 01-31-22 at 03:33 AM.
Drillium Dude is offline  
Old 01-28-22, 12:18 AM
  #204  
Drillium Dude 
Gone riding
Thread Starter
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,027
Mentioned: 253 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2392 Post(s)
Liked 4,256 Times in 1,476 Posts
Thanks to everyone for posting all these beautiful, sleek racing machines; y'all did this thread proud

DD
__________________
My Flickr pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30331021@N08/

Drillium Dude is offline  
Likes For Drillium Dude:
Old 01-28-22, 01:12 PM
  #205  
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,855
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 908 Post(s)
Liked 732 Times in 334 Posts
A lucky Craigslist find, one of Olaf Ludwig's rigs from the '95 season

jet sanchEz is online now  
Likes For jet sanchEz:
Old 01-29-22, 09:36 PM
  #206  
Andy Antipas 
Full Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 448

Bikes: too many old steel bikes

Mentioned: 72 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked 749 Times in 149 Posts
American Road Racing Iron


early 80's Doug Fattic weight weenie build

1992 Serotta Colorado 2

1977 Davidson Custom

1976 Teledyne Titan
Andy Antipas is offline  
Likes For Andy Antipas:
Old 01-29-22, 10:46 PM
  #207  
jamesdak 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 8,003

Bikes: Paletti,Pinarello Monviso,Duell Vienna,Giordana XL Super(2)Lemond Maillot Juane (2) & custom,PDG Paramount,Serotta CSI,Fuji Opus III,Davidson Impulse,Pashley Guv'nor,Evans,Fishlips,Prologue TT,Y-Foil,Softride, Tetra Pro, CAAD8 Optimo,Klein Quantum II

Mentioned: 143 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2054 Post(s)
Liked 3,049 Times in 1,219 Posts
Here's another one I moved on last year with some regrets. It was a mystery "Ribble" bike when I found it locally. Eventually got confirmation that is was a Martelly built bike from 1985 but never did figure out how it wound up with the green paint job and such. Columbus SL tubing for the frame. It evolved over the years with me too.


How I found it locally.

Upgraded wheels/tires and saddle

Still making changes, saddle, bartape, bottle cage.

Getting serious now with some carbon tubular wheels.

Dry flaking Ribble decals removed, STi shifters, cables/housings

New seatpost, stem, handlebars and bar tape. This is pretty much how it was when sold. Totally forgot to give the new owner the custom Martelly decals Velocal made for me. 19 lbs 13 ozs in this shot.
__________________
Steel is real...and comfy.
jamesdak is offline  
Likes For jamesdak:
Old 01-30-22, 07:16 AM
  #208  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,236

Bikes: Bob Jackson, Wizard, Pegoretti Duende, Merckx ProSLX, Pelizzoli, Cannondale ST, Schwinn Tempo, Schwinn Voyageur, Canyon Endurace, Richard Sachs, Davidson Discovery

Mentioned: 210 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1886 Post(s)
Liked 2,191 Times in 841 Posts
88 Bottecchia Team Record. Arrived with an unusual assortment of late 80's Campagnolo components- Delta brakes. CdA RD, Record crank and levers. Wound up replacing all of that with DA and a compact crank.
Racy geometry but really a very comfy all day rider.
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.