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Old 12-07-18, 03:43 PM
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Old 12-07-18, 04:20 PM
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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:

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Old 12-22-18, 06:23 PM
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Old 12-22-18, 07:58 PM
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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...
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Old 12-22-18, 08:59 PM
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I did manage to pick up a new Italian, a Marzocchi 2001 Bomber. Probably not a common site these days.
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Old 12-23-18, 05:47 AM
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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.


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Resto Mod finished ... 1986 Alan Record Carbonio ... Garage Door Stage
Just finished the Resto Mod on this 58cm 1986 Alan ...
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Resto Mod finished ... 1986 Alan Record Carbonio ... Garage Door Stage
Just finished the Resto Mod on this 58cm 1986 Alan ...
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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.
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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.
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Mid 80s Masi Nuova Strada.
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Old 02-03-19, 11:27 PM
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Four Billato contract built Italians

1985 Guerciotti Victory - TSD contract


1989 Masi Nuova Strada - Torelli contract


1992 Tommaso TSX - TSD contract


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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.
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Old 02-07-19, 04:00 PM
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Old 02-07-19, 04:28 PM
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Here is my recent Italian acquisition. A lot of beautiful bikes in this post. One day This Master Piu will be stunning!

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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.
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Old 02-08-19, 06:56 AM
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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.

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89 Atala special upgraded with parts from the bin.
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