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Old 04-20-19, 09:51 AM
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Took my Grandis Overmax for a spin today:




Better shot of the bike:

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Old 04-20-19, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed View Post
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.


A Blue Legnano with the setenciled downtube graphics was a key bike to my salving for a road bike, it sat in a front window display rack at C. hardongs’s Westwood Cyclery for the longest time. Full Campagnolo save for Universal centerpull brakes.
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Old 04-21-19, 06:49 AM
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Italian

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And a few more...









DD
Thanks for displaying the orange ride. I have a '75 Super in "blue", but would paint it orange if not for the original paint. Favorite color for a favorite ride.
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Old 05-12-19, 11:42 PM
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Italian KONA ?

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I did manage to pick up a new Italian, a Marzocchi 2001 Bomber. Probably not a common site these days.
I'm not familiar with MTB's, I thought Kona's were USA made. Did they make and/or farm out some of their production to Italy? Is this a special model?
Thanks for educating me; I need it!
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Old 05-13-19, 02:53 AM
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I suspect it's about the suspension fork...

Anyway: sort-of italian, I guess:



A Benotto 800. Probably will post more about it in the cluncker challenge .
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Old 05-13-19, 06:00 AM
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My 1988 Pinarello Montello
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Old 05-13-19, 09:58 AM
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Update on the Legnano Gran Premio pictured above. I completed the $100 Clunker Challenge last weekend on the Rose Bowl vintage ride ($93 spent, 117 Km).


End of Clunker Challenge. Used bar tape, chrome clean-up, used Gatorskins. Time to spend sime money on cable and housings, new tires, and tweek the fit a little.

The head badge cleaned up nice.

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Old 05-13-19, 11:09 AM
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Old 05-13-19, 12:10 PM
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Old 05-21-19, 05:30 AM
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Legnano GP

Originally Posted by Slightspeed View Post
Update on the Legnano Gran Premio pictured above. I completed the $100 Clunker Challenge last weekend on the Rose Bowl vintage ride ($93 spent, 117 Km).


End of Clunker Challenge. Used bar tape, chrome clean-up, used Gatorskins. Time to spend sime money on cable and housings, new tires, and tweek the fit a little.

The head badge cleaned up nice.
Nice bike, for only $93 wow! I've been trying to find one to fit my size (52ish) and budget, but no luck yet.
I'd post a photo of my ride(s), but I can't access from computer.
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Old 05-21-19, 06:35 AM
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Old 05-21-19, 10:30 AM
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I'm going to have to take photos on a slightly less sunny day.

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Old 05-21-19, 05:23 PM
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^ Ooooh dayum!

Some Rossin bisons would look good on that: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-sty...QAAOSwFnxbvx9v

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Old 05-31-19, 09:15 AM
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It's Italian, ? Make

Gizeta decals, unknown fork pantograph. Columbus frame and fork, 5.5 lbs. "Gianni Zuffi's" old bike (unknown racer). Out of the closet and heading to the bench.
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Helter

Helter sees the light and is waiting for components to arrive.
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Welter, not Helter

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Helter sees the light and is waiting for components to arrive.
Thanks to Maurice Moss for a great catch on correcting the identification of this frame. Fathomless Knowledge!
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Old 06-10-19, 03:01 AM
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Bianchi-nealeco folder

Mostly original Italian 60s-70s folder. Added QR for handle bars, new saddle and pedals. Saddle temporary, changing to Brooks vinyl springer.
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My Italians

actually mostly Sicilians...but close enough

been looking for an Italian bike I can afford, it will be my first road bike. Until then here are just a few of "my Italians" . Im going again in October, will check out bike shops and see if I can find one and ship back but I think shipping will be cost prohibitive



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Colnago 1980's

Gilco tubing, Super Record, C Record, Cobalto, unknown model
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Old 06-23-19, 03:45 PM
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From today's ride:

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Old 06-24-19, 01:08 AM
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1969 Colnago Super. It has Cinelli stem, bars, and saddle, and full NR except for Tipo hubs with Nisi rims.






I just picked up this 1960 Fiorelli this week so this is in as-found condition. It has Campagnolo dropouts, Gran Sport front and rear derailleurs and shifters, Magistroni cranks, Balilla brakes, and Gnutti hubs with Fiamme clincher rims.




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Old 06-24-19, 01:33 AM
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1968 Frejus Super Corsa

Just finished the restoration, still need an action shot! Columbus tubing, mostly Nuovo Record with Universal Mod. 61 brakes.



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Old 06-24-19, 11:35 AM
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Pretty bike. I'm partial to blue and white Italians. Those are my Legnanos posted above (Post #577 ). Nice job!
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