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Old 04-17-24, 01:30 PM
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Help ID this weirdness frame

If it was pursuit, Id understsnd

but it is not





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Old 04-17-24, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Robvolz
If it was pursuit, Id understsnd

but it is not





Maybe Rossin?
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Could be confused.

Maybe not sure of what its pursuing?
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Pursuit would be track-only, no? I see a derailer braze-on.

But it's a funny bike frame for sure, even without seeing a 24" wheel size fork.
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Originally Posted by dddd
Pursuit would be track-only, no? I see a derailer braze-on.

But it's a funny bike frame for sure, even without seeing a 24" wheel size fork.
Time trial bike.
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Frames bent.

Is there a fork?
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It's a road Time Trial or "Funny Bike" they wer popular for road time trials in the '80s and early '90s but died out for some reason or maybe were outlawed by the UCI.

Sadly there is likely no way to ever find out who built it






Fortunately Ben Lawee had most of his Bertone frames embossed for just such an occasion
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Im sure the list of builders that used Cinelli BB is long and distinguished
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Probably not a Rossin or Basso, both using their own drops.

Columbus drop out using builders are reasonably small group, but I agree with BG, tough to track down without a fork crown to use, and no pantos on the caps.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
It's a road Time Trial or "Funny Bike" they wer popular for road time trials in the '80s and early '90s but died out for some reason or maybe were outlawed by the UCI.
I think the UCI mandated equal-size wheels in that time period. That plus the rise of aero handlebars was the death knell for frames like this.

Cool frame though. It needs to be built up with C-Record, complete with Delta brakes.
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