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Old 05-17-24, 02:44 PM
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1951 Maino

For my 8 regular readers, in case you missed it, I finished the bike. All started here - I bought it for the dropouts - seconda parte

Well, 99% complete. In the mail today I got one of those Campagnolo shims for downtube shifter clamps. I'm told it will prevent the shifters from slipping. I took the bike for a ride and wound up on small small by the time I got home. No biggy, but I prefer the bike to properly shift.

1951 Maino is and Italian brand out of Alessandria. They were a big deal prior to WW2 as they sponsored a team with Learco Guerra, aka, The Locomotive. He won the Giro I think 3 times amongst other palmares. After WW2 they started to fizzle. I think gone by the 60s, maybe the 70s? Never exported outside Italy as best as can tell.

This particular frame was a pos that needed repair and new paint. It has the first generation Campagnolo Gran Sport rear dropouts with the stop at 4 o'clock. Too small for me, but I didn't want it to end up in a dumpster. Took a long while and expense to find the right bits and bobs, but they are there. More pics here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/681231...7720304290867/











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Very nice and great fender line!
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Fabulous! Your dedication to detail in all your builds is inspirational.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Fabulous! Your dedication to detail in all your builds is inspirational.
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Don't tell anyone, but the Campagnolo shifter shim thingy has a closed "C" and not an open "C". 5 lashes with a wet noodle for me.
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I like it. A lot.
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what year did Cesare acquire the rights to the Maino name?


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what year did Cesare acquire the rights to the Maino name?


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Not a clue. This project was more of going down the component rabbit hole and not the frame rabbit hole.
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jab, I aspire to achieve the kind of results that you do. Well done! And, I really like the color that adds so well to the antiquated or vintage look.
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jab, I aspire to achieve the kind of results that you do. Well done! And, I really like the color that adds so well to the antiquated or vintage look.
Thank you Randy. My inspiration comes from an original Maino I regret not buying.


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Nice! Makes me want to go back and read the original thread now.
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Thank you Randy. My inspiration comes from an original Maino I regret not buying.


I really need to find a French equivalent to one of those markets, and plan my vacation around that.

Beautiful build around that one.
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Excellent bike.
I bet it rolls along lovely.
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Really nice work. Love it.
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That turned out great!
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We are not worthy of such beautiful restorations, you sir, are an artist
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