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Old 01-16-17, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman
I had a carbon fiber racing bike for a while...didn't like it. But, I wouldn't have been afraid to put a book in a rack on it either...
As a bike wrench I assembled and test rode 1000s of bikes over the years. Now while I didn't put baskets on them, some were very high performance bikes. I wouldnt have been afraid of riding any of them with a basket. I would have gotten fired for putting one on a trials bike. What some don't understand is just how easy it is to adapt to almost any geometry when your riding all kinds of stuff every day. Obviously I do gravitate to more sensible bikes ala my masi and miyata but don't imagine you know anyones history by a little blurb in their profile.

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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
I contacted the De Rosa owner earlier today, is anyone able to facilitate for me?
I'm in SF and happy to help, if you let me know what you need
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
As a bike wrench I assembled and test rode 1000s of bikes over the years. Now while I didn't put baskets on them, some were very high performance bikes.
Interesting.

I assembled more bike boom steel than most on these boards and I thought I'd seen it all, but a basket on a De Rosa is a new stretch.

For gosh sakes, I hope someone with a clue buys this poor thing and promptly loses the basket.
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Originally Posted by gomango
...and I thought I'd seen it all, but a basket on a De Rosa is a new stretch.
If you like this reversible mod but are looking for something a little more out there, you need to meet our local guy who years ago decided he wanted a pump peg on his Serotta Ti touring bike so drilled a hole through both walls of the top tube just in front of the seat cluster and epoxied a brass wood screw in place to do the job.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
If you like this reversible mod but are looking for something a little more out there, you need to meet our local guy who years ago decided he wanted a pump peg on his Serotta Ti touring bike so drilled a hole through both walls of the top tube just in front of the seat cluster and epoxied a brass wood screw in place to do the job.
This will be the first time in the bistory of BF that this gets said...

Please don't post a photo.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
If you like this reversible mod but are looking for something a little more out there, you need to meet our local guy who years ago decided he wanted a pump peg on his Serotta Ti touring bike so drilled a hole through both walls of the top tube just in front of the seat cluster and epoxied a brass wood screw in place to do the job.
That's hall of fame material.

Kind of like when our kids ran a brake cable through the front brake caliper, as it was making a "funny" noise in the wind.

Innovation?
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
I contacted the De Rosa owner earlier today, is anyone able to facilitate for me?
Originally Posted by ad hoc
I'm in SF and happy to help, if you let me know what you need
The De Rosa is now gone, were you able to snag it?
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Is this a Cinelli bike? If it is, what model? If not, what is it?



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Old 01-16-17, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Is this a Cinelli bike? If it is, what model? If not, what is it?



https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/bnc/bik/5958524775.html
Looks like Colnago on the head badge.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Looks like Colnago on the head badge.
Looks like a Colnago to me too. However, I've bought a bike from this seller. I recognize the background of his pictures. He is knowledgeable. If it's a Colnago, I'm sure he would have said it in the ad.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Looks like a Colnago to me too. However, I've bought a bike from this seller. I recognize the background of his pictures. He is knowledgeable. If it's a Colnago, I'm sure he would have said it in the ad.
Given the tubing, it almost has to be Italian. Colnago seems about right. If it's not a Colnago it's one of the smaller makers. There were dozen or so that used that shaped tubing.

It really needs a front basket, though
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
Given the tubing, it almost has to be Italian. Colnago seems about right. If it's not a Colnago it's one of the smaller makers. There were dozen or so that used that shaped tubing.

It really needs a front basket, though
Blackburn lowrider would be better... And since there are no Barcon's I vote for streamers
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Originally Posted by DQRider
I think the analogy that suits this situation is that of a Lamborghini pulling a junk trailer.



Just the act of putting a trailer hitch on it would be sacrilege. That's what they make Chevy's for. The DeRosa is a racing bike, with racing geometry, and wouldn't perform well as a utility or city bike. Hunch-backed Speed Demons who would give their (insert appendage of choice here) for a DeRosa racing bike are understandably horrified to see one being abused in this manner.
this is more purpose built
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Originally Posted by gomango
Interesting.

I assembled more bike boom steel than most on these boards and I thought I'd seen it all, but a basket on a De Rosa is a new stretch.

For gosh sakes, I hope someone with a clue buys this poor thing and promptly loses the basket.
I will admit to doing similar to my torpado.....it was a fun ride....with a small basket, but my laptop did not fit so I tried a bigger basket........and nearly killed my self with the handling.

The torpado is back to drop bars. I use it for commutting so I did McGyver a rack, but draw the line at a kickstand.
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Originally Posted by squirtdad
I will admit to doing similar to my torpado.....it was a fun ride....with a small basket, but my laptop did not fit so I tried a bigger basket........and nearly killed my self with the handling.

The torpado is back to drop bars. I use it for commutting so I did McGyver a rack, but draw the line at a kickstand.
I like your Torpado quite a bit.

Neat bike!

But this handling thing gets down to safety as well.

Overload a front end on these bikes and nothing good happens.

Enough said on this topic though. Someone bought the bike and they'll figure it out.
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Touring... what am I looking at?
Poliquin Ulysse road bike
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Touring... what am I looking at?
Poliquin Ulysse road bike
Mid-late 80s touring frame. 27 inch wheels.
I wonder if the front fork is a replacement from a collision, so I would check that out.

Overall, it looks like a solid beater touring bike with enough overhead to get a powdercoat and still break even, if not make money. The smaller touring bikes readily sell.
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Specialized Sirrus - $170 (Glendale, CA)

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1989 Schwinn Prelude - $120 (East Los Angeles, CA)

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Trek 1200 62cm road bike - $100 (pacifica, CA)

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If you look past the stem shifters, this appears to be a nice touring bike. A little research led me to the likely model name.

NOVARA X-R - $125 (Los Angeles, CA)

NOVARA ROAD BIKE MEN'S


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^Have never seen RD cable routing like that before.
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Originally Posted by plonz
^Have never seen RD cable routing like that before.
Common on MTBs.

I've never seen a Novara like that before. A close relative of the Randonee, I reckon.

I'd guess it came with barend shifters originally.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Common on MTBs.

I've never seen a Novara like that before. A close relative of the Randonee, I reckon.

I'd guess it came with barend shifters originally.
also normal on cyclocross - which is probably what that is. if its your size snap that up and put some knobbies on it! very fun.
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