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Old 09-19-23, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
here's an odd little guy, price seems a liitle steep? but "if you are lookin?"

Alan - $350 - Irvine, CA
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lg...666114568.html
takes 24" wheels

might need to add this to the "re-branded ALAN" list...unless XEGOS is already present.
Yes it's a high price for an early-model ALAN that takes 24" wheels (unless that's just the needle in a haystack you've been looking for).
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
??? Columbus frame - $120 - North Hollywood, CA
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1629163962
can't crack the code on this one? even with name and signature! If it was closer, I would have bought it and figured it out from there.
Can someone please identify this bike? it is hurting my brain


custom builder Allan Wanta (that's how it's spelled)
a Hella great price for such a bike, assuming nothing's damaged
EDIT: looks like he does more restorations/repaints than custom builds, but my advice: BUY IT and then contact him for more info:
https://www.wantaframes.com/FramePortfolio.html

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Originally Posted by unworthy1
custom builder Allan (Allen or Alan) Wanta (SP?)
a Hella great price for such a bike, assuming nothing's damaged
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
??? Columbus frame - $120 - North Hollywood, CA
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1629163962
If it was closer, I would have bought it and figured it out from there.
Originally Posted by unworthy1
custom builder Allan Wanta (that's how it's spelled)
a Hella great price for such a bike, assuming nothing's damaged
EDIT: looks like he does more restorations/repaints than custom builds, but my advice: BUY IT and then contact him for more info:
FramePortfolio
Nice detective work! I knew it was something nice. Very long drive ( tmnguuyen & I have discussed getting a "choppa") and not my size (need to stop with that) shared here so another BF'er can score!
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Nice detective work! I knew it was something nice. Very long drive ( tmnguuyen & I have discussed getting a "choppa") and not my size (need to stop with that) shared here so another BF'er can score!
I'd almost be tempted to go send my nephew (not that far from Pasadena) but he's got a job and I sure don't need another (bit too small for me) project...but sure is tempting!
Somebody local better go get it!
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Not sure how high up the foodchain is this Nishiki but look like it has custom-stamped DOs and features that point to something from the ONP (Kawamura's high zoot shop) plus a lot of Suntour Superbe and Sprint!
My guess it is worth a careful look-see if you're near Houston!

(and here's some reading material on some related frames: Nishiki Team Issue - rare find anyone have details about this model?)
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Tommasini Diamante Road Bike 90'S Dura Ace vintage 57.5/58 cm 700c wheels Columbus tubing

$2,200
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FOR SALE BIKE BIANCHI MOUNTAIN ALUMINUM 21 SPEED 26 INCH DAMAGED GEAR LIVER PRICE $60.IN CAMBRIDGE

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Originally Posted by Jazzyg72
Agreed! I should have read the ad more thoroughly before my reply to Rob. I did NOT realize the bikes are in LA I thought he and the bikes were Oceanside. I am definitely not interested in making the 4-5 hour drive RT from here to look at some wankers bike boxes in a storage closet. Sorry I have to rescind my offer Rob.
RE the multi pile o bikes with "new Boxes"

he got back to me and lowered the price to $4000

I said, "not one penny until I know the sizes."
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Nice detective work! I knew it was something nice. Very long drive ( tmnguuyen & I have discussed getting a "choppa") and not my size (need to stop with that) shared here so another BF'er can score!

I went and grabbed it yesterday around lunch about an hour after she listed it. Initially she only had 2 far away pictures so I asked for the closer shots so I could get a better look.
Turned out to have a Reynolds531 Zeus2000 fork with Campy drops, Rear Columbus stamped brake bridge, Suntour Superbe Pro cranks & seat post, Dura Ace brake calipers & levers,Shimano600 parts. Really interesting geo, kinda mountain bike-ish but very tight rear seat stays.

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Old 09-19-23, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by unworthy1
Not sure how high up the foodchain is this Nishiki but look like it has custom-stamped DOs and features that point to something from the ONP (Kawamura's high zoot shop) plus a lot of Suntour Superbe and Sprint!
My guess it is worth a careful look-see if you're near Houston!

(and here's some reading material on some related frames: Nishiki Team Issue - rare find anyone have details about this model?)
That's absolutely beautiful. I've had a few Nishiki's never this well built. The forged rear dropouts, seat stay ends, seat tube lug design, pump peg, hint at the higher end.
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
??? Columbus frame - $120 - North Hollywood, CA
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1629163962
can't crack the code on this one? even with name and signature! If it was closer, I would have bought it and figured it out from there.
Can someone please identify this bike? it is hurting my brain


Allan Wanta?
https://cycloculture.blogspot.com/20...rames-for.html
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Old 09-19-23, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by panzerwagon

Correct. His signature is on the top tube.
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Old 09-19-23, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...2111112l%22%7D
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Tommasini Diamante Road Bike 90'S Dura Ace vintage 57.5/58 cm 700c wheels Columbus tubing

$2,200
Listed 4 weeks ago in Fitchburg, MA

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  • Material
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  • Brand
    tommasinni
This bike is a piece of art and is still functional for the age , The shifters and Brakes work excellent. The bike was built in the 90's and meticulously maintained. Full 8 speed Dura Ace Group including hubs on an Italian lugged frame. Frame measures 57.5 center to center seat tube and top tube.
Very nice bike Just a smal correction, it use dura ace 7700 9 speeds because of the typical shifter, rear derailleur and crankset form and the gilco design is the same steel used by Colnago

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Originally Posted by georges1
Very nice bike Just a smal correction, it use dura ace 7700 9 speeds because of the typical shifter, rear derailleur and crankset form and the gilco design is the same steel used by Colnago
I don't think it is Gilco. The frame sticker says it is Columbus "MS"
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
here's an odd little guy, price seems a liitle steep? but "if you are lookin?"

Alan - $350 - Irvine, CA
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lg...666114568.html
takes 24" wheels

i know this seller personally and been dealing with him for 10+ years. All his stuff is top notch condition and he's reasonably negotiable on price. He won't ship but I can always facilitate.
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Originally Posted by georges1
the gilco design is the same steel used by Colnago
Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce
I don't think it is Gilco. The frame sticker says it is Columbus "MS"
apparently we can have both - Gilco MS

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VINER STREET RACING BIKE

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Lotus touring bike in Lake Worth Beach, FLA

posted 5 days ago

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Bycicle in good conditions

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How is this still here? How was it not gone in, like, 3 minutes?
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VINER STREET RACING BIKE

$135 · In stock
Listed in Stuart, FL
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Available is this VINER - Made in Italy - Street Racing Bike. Good tires and generally good condition. If interested come take a look in south Stuart on Cove Road.

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Is the fork bent on this one?
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Is the fork bent on this one?
Definitely bent. Frame might be OK. Hard to tell from the picture.
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The Viner has a Peugeot fork and yes, it appears bent.
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Originally Posted by WGB
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VINER STREET RACING BIKE

$135 · In stock
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Available is this VINER - Made in Italy - Street Racing Bike. Good tires and generally good condition. If interested come take a look in south Stuart on Cove Road.

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I'd want to see more photos, but the fork looks bent to me. Here's a functioning link to the listing: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1-87b8d2b8fbe4
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