Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show us your I-talians!

Old 12-07-18, 03:43 PM
  #551  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 16,584

Bikes: Giant Propel, Gianni Motta, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX

Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6101 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 22 Times in 17 Posts
1978 Gianni Motta Personal


101518 by trsnrtr, on Flickr
__________________
Dennis T

Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 12-07-18, 04:20 PM
  #552  
non-fixie 
Shifting is fun!
 
non-fixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Holland, NL
Posts: 7,584

Bikes: Yes, please.

Mentioned: 184 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 986 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
The Atala that never made it to this thread. A former Clunker Challenge 100 contender ($73.17) and all-season work horse ever since:



A Viner frameset that I will build up someday:



The Faggin from post # 326 that I did build up one day:

__________________
Where's Sandra?
non-fixie is offline  
Old 12-22-18, 06:23 PM
  #553  
tyler_fred
Senior Member
 
tyler_fred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sunny Mid-South
Posts: 899

Bikes: '83 Schwinn Super Sport SP, '84 Schwinn Peloton, '86 Schwinn Tempo, '87 Schwinn Circuit, '87 Torelli Super Strada, '87 Cannondale SR500, '91 Bottecchia Professional SL

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 194 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tyler_fred is offline  
Old 12-22-18, 07:58 PM
  #554  
Chombi1 
Senior Member
 
Chombi1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 2,711
Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 945 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by tyler_fred View Post
Fred, your Bottecchia SL looks fantastic! Wondering if you exposed more chrome than stock on the rear stays and how did you do it? Was the chrome OK under the paint or was it rough. Did you polish it up and how did it come out? I was thinking if doing the same one day on my SL Chorus Pro so it will be just like my Montello. Just afraid what I might find under the paint.....
Also thinking if painting all the lug windows white...
Chombi1 is offline  
Old 12-22-18, 08:59 PM
  #555  
Mr. 66
Senior Member
 
Mr. 66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 779
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 210 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts



I did manage to pick up a new Italian, a Marzocchi 2001 Bomber. Probably not a common site these days.
Mr. 66 is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 05:47 AM
  #556  
jbchybridrider 
Senior Member
 
jbchybridrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: adelaide, australia
Posts: 2,550
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 133 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 3 Posts
jbchybridrider is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 03:21 PM
  #557  
rjhammett
Senior Member
 
rjhammett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 1,830

Bikes: 92 Colnago Master PIU, 85 Fuso, 92 Bridgestone RB-1, 87 Centurion Ironman, 83 Pinarello Record, 92 Tommaso, 92 Merckx MX Leader, 90 Serotta Colorado II, 99 Tommasini Sintesi, 90 Pinarello Montello, 89 Tommasini Super Prestige, 08 Look 585 and 5 more

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
These two bikes are being temporarily owned by me. Both are too small. I picked each of them up for a very good price. I gave them a complete overhaul and will pass them on to someone else next Spring.


rjhammett is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 11:03 PM
  #558  
jim dandy
Senior Member
 
jim dandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Carrollton, Tx
Posts: 188

Bikes: '89 Centurion Dave Scott Master, '13 Cannondale Caad8 '87 Nishiki International, '98 Cannondale R300,'86 Schwinn World Sport, '87 Raleigh Grand Prix

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
The Italian Job ...



Resto Mod finished ... 1986 Alan Record Carbonio ... Garage Door Stage
Just finished the Resto Mod on this 58cm 1986 Alan ...
JD, Dallas
jim dandy is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 11:14 PM
  #559  
Chombi1 
Senior Member
 
Chombi1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 2,711
Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 945 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post


Resto Mod finished ... 1986 Alan Record Carbonio ... Garage Door Stage
Just finished the Resto Mod on this 58cm 1986 Alan ...
JD, Dallas

That Carbonio turned out really nice!!
How do you like the ride so far?
I consider mine to be the best handling bike in my stable. You almost just have to just think, and it goes exactly where you want it to go with full confidence. But still not twitchy at all.
Chombi1 is offline  
Old 02-02-19, 11:38 AM
  #560  
jim dandy
Senior Member
 
jim dandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Carrollton, Tx
Posts: 188

Bikes: '89 Centurion Dave Scott Master, '13 Cannondale Caad8 '87 Nishiki International, '98 Cannondale R300,'86 Schwinn World Sport, '87 Raleigh Grand Prix

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Chombi1 ...

Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post

That Carbonio turned out really nice!!
How do you like the ride so far?
I consider mine to be the best handling bike in my stable. You almost just have to just think, and it goes exactly where you want it to go with full confidence. But still not twitchy at all.
Chombi,
Thank you for the complement. I had been cruising the forum looking for Alan information since I didn't have a clue as to what had been given to me. I ran across you reposting of your Alan and OMG what a beauty. I realized that I could turn a POS into something worthy.
I also ran across postings of the horrors of unscrewing and ungluing of 36 year old CF frames ... So, I have been very careful about the surfaces I ride on. But, thru the short rides -so far- for tuning purposes I've found the frame to be flexible but not what I would call "flexy ". The frame seems to absorb road imperfections well without darting off in unexpected directions.
As mileage increases and I become more confident in the frame, I think this Alan will become my new favorite ride.
Best Regards,
JD, Dallas
jim dandy is offline  
Old 02-03-19, 10:33 PM
  #561  
kebinjones 
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Avon, Indiana
Posts: 13

Bikes: Guru Venio, Scott CR1, Masi Nuovo Strada

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mid 80s Masi Nuova Strada.
kebinjones is offline  
Old 02-03-19, 11:27 PM
  #562  
P!N20
Senior Member
 
P!N20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 346
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 133 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
^ Approved
P!N20 is offline  
Old 02-04-19, 11:39 AM
  #563  
jamesdak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 5,263

Bikes: G.L. Maillot Juane & Ventoux,Schwinn Circuit, Prologue,PDG Paramount,Paramount,Tempo,Jake The Snake,LeMond Zurich & Tourmelet,Giordana XL Super & Antares,Puegeot U08,Bob Jackson,Fuji S12-S,Opus III,Orbea Cabestany,Bianchi Campione,Basso Gap

Mentioned: 80 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1122 Post(s)
Liked 30 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
Four Billato contract built Italians
Sweet!! Love me some Billato craftmenship! Which one is your favorite?

I've got six Billato builds myself. Three Giordana's and three Greg Lemond's. Not a bum in the bunch.
jamesdak is online now  
Old 02-07-19, 04:00 PM
  #564  
IAmSam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,263
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 253 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
IAmSam is offline  
Old 02-07-19, 04:28 PM
  #565  
fraba
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 49

Bikes: 1973 Raleigh Super Course - c.1988 Colnago Master Piu - 2004 Devinci MoonRacer - 2014 Cervelo P3 - 2018 Open New Up

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here is my recent Italian acquisition. A lot of beautiful bikes in this post. One day This Master Piu will be stunning!

fraba is online now  
Old 02-07-19, 07:33 PM
  #566  
Gary Fountain
Senior Member
 
Gary Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia.
Posts: 2,602

Bikes: Colnago (82, 85, 89, 90, 91, 96, 03), 85 Cinelli, 90 Rossin, 83 Alan, 82 Bianchi, 78 Fountain, 2 x Pinarello, Malvern Star (37), Hillman (70's), 80's Beretto Lo-Pro Track, 80's Kenevans Lo-Pro, Columbus Max (95), DeGrandi (80's) Track.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I just love this thread. So many wonderful Italian bikes and all so different yet all have that certain 'Italian' flair.

It's a lovely day here and I'm completely inspired. I'm going to get out my Rossin and go for a little ride - thanks guys.
Gary Fountain is offline  
Old 02-08-19, 06:56 AM
  #567  
Andy Antipas 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 178

Bikes: too many old steel bikes

Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Fenders on a Pinarello

Here is the former Andy Kaylor mid 1980s “Gran Tourisimo” with long campy dropouts and eyelets, but otherwise looks to me like a standard racing frame. It has a Columbus SL sticker and my Chinese digital scale says 23.9 pounds. SKS long board fenders, 2nd generation Chorus drivetrain, normal reach record side pulls, campy retro-friction shifters, 7 speed freewheel, record hubs, clincher rims, and 28mm tires.

__________________
test, test, test
Andy Antipas is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 06:11 AM
  #568  
Cl904
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 8 Posts
89 Atala special upgraded with parts from the bin.
Cl904 is offline  
Old 04-18-19, 11:11 PM
  #569  
HPL
HPL
 
HPL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Italians

An undercover Moser Leader, I believe, year and sub-model unknown. Build up not finished.[img][/img]

MOSER LEADER (year, sub-model unknown), "rebadged" Colnago, partial build w/ Camp mix drivetrain








HPL is offline  
Old 04-18-19, 11:41 PM
  #570  
Slightspeed
Senior Member
 
Slightspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,375

Bikes: 1964 Legnano Roma, 1973 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Peugeot PR10, 2002 Specialized Allez, 2007 Specialized Roubaix, 2013 Culprit Croz Blade

Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 430 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
On the way home from Eroica, I stopped by another BF member's house to pick up another Legnano, an old Gran Premio. It's a little small, but the tires still held air after 20 years in his shed. I took it around the block, and it still rides amazingly well. He made me a deal I couldn't refuse, so now I am a two Legnano family. I've had my Roma Olympiade since new in '64. It's the one with the red bars, also my Eroica ride for 2 years.



Last edited by Slightspeed; 04-19-19 at 10:39 AM.
Slightspeed is offline  
Old 04-19-19, 03:17 AM
  #571  
Cantona
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lovely.
Cantona is offline  
Old 04-19-19, 08:35 AM
  #572  
Kabuki12
Senior Member
 
Kabuki12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ventura County ,California
Posts: 355

Bikes: 1973 Windsor Profesional,1976 Kabuki diamond formula with full Campy, 1977 Raleigh Competition GS , 1971 Stella original Campy equip. 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1972 Italvega Gran Rally ,1972 Super Mondia Special

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
How aout a resurrected rusty old ItalVega. I have posted before , but here it is. Torpado built to last .Even when left for dead in a field in Morro Bay California for years!
1972 ItalVega
Kabuki12 is offline  
Old 04-19-19, 09:17 AM
  #573  
BFisher
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NEPA
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Scored this new in box a few months ago. 1989 (I believe) Puch Mistral Leader, made in Italy.
Columbus Cromor, Ofmega/Suntour/Modolo Quattro group, Ambrosio clinchers.

BFisher is offline  
Old 04-19-19, 12:38 PM
  #574  
robertorolfo
Senior Member
 
robertorolfo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Queens, NY for now...
Posts: 880

Bikes: 82/82 Lotus Unique, 86 Lotus Legend, 89 Basso PR

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 506 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
These two bikes are being temporarily owned by me. Both are too small. I picked each of them up for a very good price. I gave them a complete overhaul and will pass them on to someone else next Spring.
That Basso in the first pic, do you know which model it is? I can't read the sticker, so I can't tell if it's a Gap (SL), or maybe an Arenaccia (Tretubi)... or maybe I'm just lost and it's something else altogether.

In any case, I'd be curious to hear your opinion of how it rides, considering some of the other great stuff in your collection.
robertorolfo is offline  
Old 04-19-19, 01:09 PM
  #575  
Mountain Mitch
Senior Member
 
Mountain Mitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Back-of-beyond, Kootenays, BC
Posts: 572

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Expert Road and Specialized Stump Jumper FS Mountain; De Vinci Caribou touring, Intense Tracer T275c

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Mid 80s Cramerotti.



Last edited by Mountain Mitch; 04-19-19 at 10:08 PM.
Mountain Mitch is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.