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The Thrift Store Italian Pt3 Finito

Old 02-22-22, 08:20 PM
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The Thrift Store Italian Pt3 Finito

Found in a Thrift Store for $125. Never heard of a Fiorelli, but I recognized the campy components, all indications were the components were original to the bike. Forum members helped narrow the age to the mid-60’s or so. I considered parting it out, but I’m too sentimental. I decided on a sympathetic restoration… no painting, no chroming, no excessive polishing. Only replacing the consumables that were toast, or missing(sew-ups, hoods, adjuster caps, bar tape, Universal brake pad inserts). Since only the pedals were French, I added Paturaud toe clips and Christophe straps. The paint came alive as did the bright-work, the only real issue is a small ding in the top tube.

Components as found…
-Steel Magistroni crank, Stamped “Fiorelli”.
-Alloy Magistroni Chainwheels.
-Ambrosio alloy “Champion” bars and stem, w/Fiorelli stem bolt.
-Universal Mod. 61 brakes & levers, with age-hardened Universal brake pads.
-Early Campagnolo Record Front Derailleur.
-Early Campagnolo Record Rear Derailleur (smooth steel jockey wheels w/ball bearings).
-Regina Gran Sport-Corse Freewheel.
-Early Campagnolo High-Flange “No Record”-Record Hubs.
-Campagnolo Straight-Arm Quick Release, with pointed ends.
-Stella Stainless Steel spokes.
-Fiamme Red label tubular rims.
-Lyotard Berthet MB-23 pedals.
-“GLR” saddle with a Fiorelli label on the rear.
-Pirelli Yellow label, with a Red “Media” label.
-Other Campy items: Dropouts, Shifters, Headset, Seat Post, Pump bracket, Cable guides/clamps.

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Like the pic as found in thrift shop. Great job on refurbish. Paint and bright bits really pop. Cheers, Kevin
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Great Find!
I'd love to see close-up photos of the fork crown and the seat tube embellishments.
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thank you so much for the update

very nice job you have completed with the machine

for any readers who may have missed them here are the earlier discussions of this bicycle -

​​​​​​The Thrift Store Italian Pt1 Era?

The Thrift Store Italian Pt2 Details

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That really is a beautiful bike!
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Wow. Beautiful find!
1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 1985 Trek 670, 1982 AD SLE, 2003 Pinarello Surprise, 1990ish MBK Atlantique, 1987 Peugeot Competition, 1987 Nishiki Tri-A, 1981? Faggin, Cannondale M500, etc...Need to do an N -1...

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I have a friend who has one and really enjoys it for casual rides. He bought from a local bike shop owner who had raced it in the early 80's.
Nice find, second hand stores are fun.
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Lovely resto.
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Great job really like that you kept the bike mostly as found when doing the resto surprised that all the chrome including great looking crank turned out
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