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Old 12-17-10, 11:00 PM
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Also I'm pretty sure the bike will see 11 speed alloy Centuar before it sees 100% originality haha.
That would be a waste.
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Old 12-17-10, 11:03 PM
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Here's a Tempesta, associated with Lino Tempesta, who built for Bianchi in the 1950s, and then got Guerciotti framebuilding going with his nephews, the Guerciotti brothers. and managed Guerciotti building...

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Old 12-17-10, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by stien View Post
Also I'm pretty sure the bike will see 11 speed alloy Centuar before it sees 100% originality haha.
Seeing as how there is no such thing at this time, it may be awhile.
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Old 12-17-10, 11:08 PM
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Although I just posted them today in another thread, Grady would never forgive me for not providing him more Italian steel to dream about

1973/74 Super



1980 Alpina (drillium rig)



1983 Mexico (pantographed)



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Old 12-17-10, 11:16 PM
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I guess I'll start with my Bianchi and new acquisition: the pink Colnago!

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Your turn...DD, BG, Retrofit...let's get this ball rolling!
Argh! Show your bikes' true colors by setting the appropriate white balance please.

Here's an Eye-Talian for you.





Ciocc Colibri in Columbus Nemo, outfitted with late 90's 9V Record and Shamal. There are pink accents in the paint job that goes with the pink wheel decals, although the accents aren't quite visible in this shot.
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i dream of 9/10/11spd silver shamals...
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Old 12-17-10, 11:25 PM
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Stein: that's a beautiful, rideable Reparto! If you ever decide to sell it, PM me first!

VR: love the details of your Sabatini - did you do component painting yourself? Superb, and amazing that is all original and you are the original owner. Neat.

CDM: BELLA! What year is that Masi, and what is the significance of the cork hanging from the Brooks?

Funkflex: that's the most beautiful silver Tipo Corsa I've ever seen. Clean as a whistle; I'm jealous...

There's some really beautiful stuff here; I hope this thread stays on Page One for the next month.

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Old 12-17-10, 11:29 PM
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Il mio amore allineare della bella bicicletta italiana

















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Old 12-17-10, 11:47 PM
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i dream of 9/10/11spd silver shamals...
Here're a few more pictures for you then. Sweet dreams!







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all the silver shamals i have seen have the older flanged hubs. i want a set like yours for my tommasini so bad. if you ever get rid of them, let me know.

or maybe you would trade for a set of 28 spoke wheels build with NOS campagnolo tubular rims and NOS silver hubs...
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~1988 Guerciotti SLX
Campagnolo Centaur
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Who knows what this really is. I think at the last gathering consensus was Centurion with Mediterranean roots.

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Who knows what this really is. I think at the last gathering consensus was Centurion with Mediterranean roots.

Whatever it's roots, it's foliage is in full-bloom

A beauty!
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I need to redo my other pics of this bike. Apparently, there was a distracting background...

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Old 12-18-10, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Although I just posted them today in another thread, Grady would never forgive me for not providing him more Italian steel to dream about

1973/74 Super



1980 Alpina (drillium rig)



1983 Mexico (pantographed)



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Gorgeous.

Each and every one.

My son and I sold our Supers this week.

This is the first time in 30 years I haven't had a Colnago of some sort hanging from a hook for my enjoyment.

I'm prepping my Master Extra Light for sale as well.

I'm sure I'll get another "special" Colnago eventually, but in the meantime I can ride a friend's Extreme-C just about anytime.
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Old 12-18-10, 08:35 AM
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61cm Grandis, prolly about an 87 or 88, given to me by a friend- when he took delivery of the gloss black/yellow decal frame, he immediately had a custom repaint done, with chrome yellow Imron and blue and red splatter. it is still wearing the as original Campy Victory group, and i sourced some red ano Ambrosio 19 rims on Gipiemme hubs ... i raced a Grandis in the 80s (stolen) and so am happy to be back aboard one....some day will replace the drivetrain....but for now, its great
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Nice Italians! Here's some Italians. Not mine tho'


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OK, so it's not OEM. It's still Italian, by pedigree and builder.
So shoot me. It is, however, a daily rider, in all kinds of weather.




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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
all the silver shamals i have seen have the older flanged hubs. i want a set like yours for my tommasini so bad. if you ever get rid of them, let me know.

or maybe you would trade for a set of 28 spoke wheels build with NOS campagnolo tubular rims and NOS silver hubs...
Sorry thirdgenbird, my pair is a sentimental keepsake from my racing years and would be one of the last few bike items I sell. Plus I've swore off gluing tubulars.

But take heart! I've seen at least a few pairs of this type of Shamal through the years at swap meets and eBay. I almost got the last pair I saw except it was tubular and I've swore off gluing tubulars.
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1948 Frejus





Late 50s Cinelli Model B





Off-topic (but steel) Cinelli

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Italian is all I let in the shop:



Winter projects. Late 20's/Early 30's Cicognani and early 60's Cinelli SC:

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Here're a few more pictures for you then. Sweet dreams!







On my dear Lord...I am in love. You don't actually take that bike out for a ride on teh streets, do you.

I have to get me a set of those wheels and hubs.
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Italian is all I let in the shop:



Winter projects. Late 20's/Early 30's Cicognani and early 60's Cinelli SC:

Oh my!

The motherlode!

Do you happen to have any individual pics?
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^ +1!

Especially the two Bianchis - and that Masi hanging further back!

That's one beautiful wall.

Grady: I feel you Colnago-less pain, but I'm sure you'll add another if it gets too much.

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