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!

Reply

Old 12-19-10, 09:32 AM
  #76  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,686
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 608 Post(s)
Originally Posted by gioscinelli View Post
My recent acquisition, Colnago Active Made in Italy:





I know it has Shimano Ultegra Group on the Colnago, that will be changed to Campagnolo Chorus soon.

Gios Torino Professional all Campy and 99.9% European. I just installed Campagnolo Record C, that I had from a Paramount PDG I picked up a few months ago.





Here's my Sunday rider on a dry and clear day, Cinelli Super Corsa. Campagnolo Carbon Record with Mavic Ksyrium Wheels and Cinelli Titanium Grammo stem.



Mike,

Nice Colnago.

I survived riding my Master Extra light with nine speed DA for four years w/o bursting into flames!

In fact, the only folks that cared were "internet" experts.

The guys in my group couldn't have cared less.

I will say though, 10 speed Chorus is the nicest gruppo I own and well worth a try.

Cool bikes you have there!
gomango is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 09:56 AM
  #77  
Picchio Special
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Posts: 5,062

Bikes: '39 Hobbs, '58 Marastoni, '73 Italian custom, '75 Wizard, '76 Wilier, '78 Tom Kellogg, '79 Colnago Super, '79 Sachs, '81 Masi Prestige, '82 Cuevas, '83 Picchio Special, '84 Murray-Serotta, '85 Trek 170, '89 Bianchi, '90 Bill Holland, '94 Grandis

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Mike,

Nice Colnago.

I survived riding my Master Extra light with nine speed DA for four years w/o bursting into flames!

In fact, the only folks that cared were "internet" experts.

The guys in my group couldn't have cared less.
Ernesto sure doesn't care, which is why he sells Shimano-equipped bikes.
Picchio Special is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 10:18 AM
  #78  
Frogbutter 
King of the Obscure
 
Frogbutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin. USA
Posts: 569

Bikes: C'dale Super Six Evo, Pinarello FP Quatro, Bianchi Infinito, Scott CR1 Comp.

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
My only "I-talian" Pinarello Catena Lusso

Circa 1988 Pinarello Catena Lusso.






__________________
Originally Posted by iab View Post
Why do you mock the cycling gods?

Your only hope is reciting 10 hail campagnolos to our lady of the duraace.


My Stable! --->http://s352.photobucket.com/user/Fro...ng/My%20Stable
Frogbutter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 10:21 AM
  #79  
Picchio Special
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Posts: 5,062

Bikes: '39 Hobbs, '58 Marastoni, '73 Italian custom, '75 Wizard, '76 Wilier, '78 Tom Kellogg, '79 Colnago Super, '79 Sachs, '81 Masi Prestige, '82 Cuevas, '83 Picchio Special, '84 Murray-Serotta, '85 Trek 170, '89 Bianchi, '90 Bill Holland, '94 Grandis

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Frogbutter View Post
Circa 1988 Pinarello Catena Lusso.
Only takes one - especially if it's your avatar. And red.
Picchio Special is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 10:34 AM
  #80  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,686
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 608 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
Ernesto sure doesn't care, which is why he sells Shimano-equipped bikes.
Yes, that certainly appears to be correct!

Seems to work fine for a racer or two as well.

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...50-cross-20136
gomango is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 10:40 AM
  #81  
buldogge
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey PS...What "model" of BMZ is that? Do you have anymore pics? That is definitely going in the inspiration file for my eventual monostay frame building adventure! Is that Columbus Aero tubing at both ends???!

TIA

Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
Within the last year, I've sold my Masi, Colnago, Cinelli, and De Rosa, so the herd has been considerably culled. But as many folks here know, Italian bikes are my favorites. Still have the Marastoni (plus an autographed photo of Licinio Marastoni with my bike), Bianchi with panto Chorus group, circa '76 cromovelato Wilier with panto parts, Picchio Special frame awaiting build, early 70's Coppi, and a BMZ I recently picked up. Here's the BMZ awaiting spring:

buldogge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 10:52 AM
  #82  
Picchio Special
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Posts: 5,062

Bikes: '39 Hobbs, '58 Marastoni, '73 Italian custom, '75 Wizard, '76 Wilier, '78 Tom Kellogg, '79 Colnago Super, '79 Sachs, '81 Masi Prestige, '82 Cuevas, '83 Picchio Special, '84 Murray-Serotta, '85 Trek 170, '89 Bianchi, '90 Bill Holland, '94 Grandis

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
Hey PS...What "model" of BMZ is that? Do you have anymore pics? That is definitely going in the inspiration file for my eventual monostay frame building adventure! Is that Columbus Aero tubing at both ends???!

TIA
I'll try to get some better pics soon. I believe both the front fork and rear stays are Columbus Air. The rear stays are basically an adapted fork. The reverse of the seattube is creased to allow the rear wheel to be fitted. I believe the model is "chronostiff." They also apparently made a "chronostar" with a less radical monostay. They came in to a shop in New England. I got it on ebay from the original owner who lives not too far from me, at what I think was a fair but not spectacular price. I couldn't resist it. The owner threw in an extra wheelset, a couple of BMZ jerseys, and a spare 1st gen. C-Record rear derailleur.
Picchio Special is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 10:57 AM
  #83  
bigbossman 
Dolce far niente
 
bigbossman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 10,817
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Here's the one that started it all for me - the BMZ-built Palo Alto:

__________________
"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

S. J. Perelman
bigbossman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 11:05 AM
  #84  
thirdgenbird
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,107
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
there are some nice german cars creeping in here.
thirdgenbird is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 12:14 PM
  #85  
RFC
Senior Member
 
RFC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 4,466

Bikes: many

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Early 80's Pinarello, probbly SL, repainted by CycleArt, and now with a DA 6 drivetrain.
1988 "Mondrian" Tommaso TLX with 8-Speed 600 Tricolor.





RFC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 12:14 PM
  #86  
well biked 
biked well
 
well biked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,239
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 66 Post(s)
I just scrolled through this thread again.......Drillium Dude, your bikes are absolutely beautiful!
well biked is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 12:28 PM
  #87  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,686
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 608 Post(s)
Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
there are some nice german cars creeping in here.
As well there should be.

I won't keep complimenting every fabulous bike I see on here, like BBM's BMZ, but I encourage others to post theirs.

I know we have a similar thread or two like this one in the archives, but we have so many beautiful bikes to enjoy.

Please keep them coming!
gomango is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 01:00 PM
  #88  
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,528
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 540 Post(s)
Originally Posted by stien View Post
Incredible collection! It puts most here to shame including myself (goes without saying). What are your gripes with the Ti Colnago, and the Shamals?
I didn't really set out to collect Italian bikes, it just happened that way but thanks

I don't have a gripe with the Ti Colnago, it is an amazing bike that I should ride more but it is not suited to my style of riding. When I am out on the Colnago I have to a bit more conscientitious with regards to locking up and so I find that I don't ride it as much as I should, that is all. If I am going for a long ride with a planned route, it is a great choice.

The Shamals are stiff and all that but I don't like how they perform when it is windy out. I had them on my De Rosa over the summer and on one ride I almost got blown over sideways, which has never ever happened to me before.
jet sanchEz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 01:41 PM
  #89  
mapleleafs-13 
Senior Member
 
mapleleafs-13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,814

Bikes: Pinarello Veneto, Pinarello Montello, Bianchi Celeste

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
So here is my baby again, Pinarello Veneto and a custom bianchi probably gonna sell it in the spring, it was a fun project for me. never gonna get rid of my pinarello, though i would like a campy groupset on it. but i guess it's fine for now
















Last edited by mapleleafs-13; 12-19-10 at 01:51 PM.
mapleleafs-13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 03:52 PM
  #90  
rat fink
Iconoclast
 
rat fink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: California
Posts: 3,180

Bikes: Colnago Super, Fuji Opus III, Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Sirrus (road)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
EDIT: Nevermind, I saw the explanation. Here are some more pics of my "Italians":













I apologize for the couch.

Last edited by rat fink; 12-19-10 at 04:12 PM.
rat fink is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 04:43 PM
  #91  
Gary Fountain
Senior Member
 
Gary Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia.
Posts: 2,564

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: 46 Post(s)
Love the I-talians...




Last edited by Gary Fountain; 10-13-18 at 06:27 PM.
Gary Fountain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 06:30 PM
  #92  
bikingshearer 
Crawlin' up, flyin' down
 
bikingshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
Posts: 3,706

Bikes: 1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1978 Eisentraut "A," mid-1960s Cinelli Speciale Corsa, 1961 Bianchi Competizione (an Eroica bike), 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova, early-1970s Cinelli Speciale Corsa (also an Eroica bike)

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Most of my stable is English-speaking, but I do have one piece of Italian finery.

1986 De Rosa Professional. Drivetrain, brifters and brakes are a mix of Campy Record and Chorus 10-speed. Rims are Mavic CXP33's, saddle is a San Marco Rolls Titanio, bar is Nitto b177 "Noodle," stem is a Nitto Pearl. The only Shimano stuff on it are the SPD pedals.






__________________
"I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

Last edited by bikingshearer; 12-19-10 at 11:31 PM. Reason: Fixing links to photobucket - grrrr.
bikingshearer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-10, 11:13 PM
  #93  
conbon
Senior Member
 
conbon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: STL
Posts: 413

Bikes: trek 560, specialized langster, specialized stumpjumper, felt bmx, GT pro series

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My first Italian, I've had a American ('87 Trek 560) and a Japanese ('?? Miyata Professional), but this is my favorite so far.



-Connor
conbon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-10, 03:52 PM
  #94  
fastampersand
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southlake texas
Posts: 2

Bikes: 42 bicycles and counting

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
tommasini 002.jpg (98.6 KB, 315 views)

Last edited by fastampersand; 12-21-10 at 03:53 PM. Reason: my tommasini super prestige
fastampersand is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-10, 03:54 PM
  #95  
fastampersand
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southlake texas
Posts: 2

Bikes: 42 bicycles and counting

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
just posted my tommasini super prestige ,that I started to rebuild
fastampersand is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-10, 05:42 PM
  #96  
Drillium Dude 
Takin' a break...
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bothell, WA
Posts: 9,112

Bikes: 73 Colnago Super, 73 Colnago Super art study, 79 Medici Pro Strada, 79 Dennis Sparrow, 80 Alpina, 81 Bill Davidson custom, 83 Colnago Mexico, 85 Somec Super Corsa, 02 Bill Davidson custom

Mentioned: 154 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 909 Post(s)
I finally dug up a picture of my Cinelli Supercorsa before I disassembled it and put it up as (dangerous) wall-art:



Now she's waiting for a new owner...she goes up for "adoption" in the Spring.

DD
Drillium Dude is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-10, 08:14 PM
  #97  
Gary Fountain
Senior Member
 
Gary Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia.
Posts: 2,564

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: 46 Post(s)
Nice to see so many Cinelli's - nice one Drillium Dude.


Last edited by Gary Fountain; 10-13-18 at 06:29 PM.
Gary Fountain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-10, 08:43 PM
  #98  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 24,793

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 66 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 866 Post(s)
Here are Mine

'90 Proto




"81 Rigi




'00 MegaProXL TI


'90 Proto


'91(?) Boarala
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Proto Full.jpg (94.4 KB, 1032 views)
File Type: jpg
Fork Crown.jpg (91.4 KB, 1026 views)
File Type: jpg
P4220039.jpg (99.2 KB, 793 views)
File Type: jpg
P4220065.jpg (94.7 KB, 791 views)
File Type: jpg
P4220044.jpg (98.3 KB, 792 views)
File Type: jpg
P4220057.jpg (98.0 KB, 793 views)
File Type: jpg
P1010159.jpg (95.3 KB, 788 views)
File Type: jpg
DSC_0244.jpg (94.9 KB, 786 views)
__________________
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Bianchigirll is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-10, 08:50 PM
  #99  
junkfoodjunkie 
@$#!?&!!$
 
junkfoodjunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Green Country, OK
Posts: 697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)


__________________
My Art
junkfoodjunkie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-10, 10:12 PM
  #100  
BlueDevil63 
my name is Jim
 
BlueDevil63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Eagle, CO
Posts: 1,274

Bikes: too many or not enough

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 109 Post(s)
My Italians:


60 Frejus


72 Masi


81 Gios


82 Bianchi


83 Ciocc


86 Colnago
BlueDevil63 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service