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Old 12-16-22, 03:39 PM
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What is this bike?

What is the vintage blue and white road racing bike with the nervex lugs and the little golf ball dimples all over the bottom bracket shell?
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Originally Posted by grant40
What is the vintage blue and white road racing bike with the nervex lugs and the little golf ball dimples all over the bottom bracket shell?
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Originally Posted by merziac
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Can't seem to find any images.
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looks all-white on me monitor

"golf ball dimples" suggests aero fad of early 1980's

there were paint jobs with them - one perpetrator was Witcomb

another possibility might be a sandcast shell such as those of Georg Fischer...

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Originally Posted by juvela
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looks all-white on me monitor

"golf ball dimples" suggests aero fad of early 1980's

there were paint jobs with them - one perpetrator was Witcomb

another possibility might be a sandcast shell such as those of Georg Fischer...

blizzard may finish soon

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The dimples are only on the bottom bracket shell and there are a lot of them. The bottom rocket shall look similar to a golf ball.
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Where are pics?? Link perhaps
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Originally Posted by clubman
Where are pics?? Link perhaps
Right now I don't have any pictures and I'm not anywhere near the shop where this was at.
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Something tells me it's probably a Rollfast... Are customers allowed to touch this one?
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Originally Posted by noobinsf
Something tells me it's probably a Rollfast... Are customers allowed to touch this one?
???
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Originally Posted by grant40
???
Just being a little punchy. Didn't you start the cryptic Rollfast thread recently? Pics are typically essential for an ID.
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Originally Posted by noobinsf
Just being a little punchy. Didn't you start the cryptic Rollfast thread recently? Pics are typically essential for an ID.
I have a description
What is the vintage blue and white road racing bike with the nervex lugs and the little golf ball dimples all over the bottom bracket shell?
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Originally Posted by grant40
Right now I don't have any pictures and I'm not anywhere near the shop where this was at.

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zo, vhy didst thee make postum?!?!


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Originally Posted by grant40
...The bottom rocket shall look similar to a fire-ball.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
no jokes. I meant bottom bracket shell
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Originally Posted by juvela
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I want to know what bike it is.
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OK. When you find the time to get back to the shop to take some more pics, your question may be answered. Not likely before then.
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I believe you saw the Mysterium Magnum. Rare and quick. Laterally pliant, vertically stiff, only for the swift, strong, and valorous. I ride one every night in my dreams...
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Schwinn Varsity.

Duh.
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Originally Posted by grant40
no jokes. I meant bottom bracket shell
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I want to know what bike it is.
Typos and auto-incorrect can be so much fun. Just roll (sic) with it.

We can be very helpful when we can see the bike in question or have something more to go on. Personally, I've never seen a golf ball dimpled bottom bracket. Possibly it is a one-off or former owner modification.
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Originally Posted by iab
Schwinn Varsity.

Duh.
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...must be one of those very rare pre-production prototypes...


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Dimples = rust pitting?

Dunno. Spitballin', since it's kinda become the theme of the thread

OP, you've been here before; you know we need more to go on if we're truly going to be of any use in identifying your query-rig.

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Non-penetrating home-brewed drillium, maybe?
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Originally Posted by grant40
What is the vintage blue and white road racing bike with the nervex lugs and the little golf ball dimples all over the bottom bracket shell?
Gios Torino.
Fact: "Gios" means "blue" and "torino" means "dimpled"... in Etruscan.

Also fact: "torino" in Spanish means "I pee on you" (informal)
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
Dimples = rust pitting?

Dunno. Spitballin', since it's kinda become the theme of the thread

OP, you've been here before; you know we need more to go on if we're truly going to be of any use in identifying your query-rig.

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they were put there by the manufacturer
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Originally Posted by grant40

they were put there by the manufacturer
Who's the manufacturer again?

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