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Unknown brand by the name of B.B.S super record

Old 02-04-11, 10:23 AM
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Unknown brand by the name of B.B.S super record





Does anybody know of this bike brand B.B.S.

As far as the info go's:

Bars: 3ttt
Barstem: 3ttt
Crank: Campy GS
R/derr: Campy Nuovo GS
F/derr: don't know for the moment
Brakes: Campy GS
Brakelevers: Campy GS
Hubs: don't know for the moment
Shifters: Campy SR ?
Frame: Columbus can't say yet what tubing
Fork: Chrome and panto;s on the forkcrown

I don't know more about this one, but a request for more info and pix is underway.

I don't have the impression it's a cheapish kinda bike and also it has a little plate to mount the racing # on just below the toptube and behind the framehead.

The biggest q'n is does anybody know about this brand. It appears to be late 70's to early 80's. But where was it made, and who made it.

Just basic info.

The bike is ok to me and looks ok.
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Old 02-04-11, 10:49 AM
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got to see more and better detail pics for a better guess, but with just this little to go on my initial guess is that it's a contract-built frame made for a shop or importer (somebody called BBS). Very common for these to be Italian-made for sale in Benelux or Germany, and they are generally good quality frames.
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Old 02-04-11, 12:15 PM
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Is that BBS or DBS? The later is/was a Scandavian (Norwegian?) mfr that made some pretty nice high-end bikes.

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I talked to the seller and he promised to send more pix.

I'm pretty sure it's BBS as the seller informed that.

The change for a what unworthy1 said sounds very true to me.

I expect this weekend more pix and i'll put them over here asap.

So far thanks for the info.
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Old 02-06-11, 01:09 AM
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More pix from this mystery bike.





















The cable guides go under the bracket which indicates that is could be somewhat early to mid 80's wich would be ok regarding the gran sport group that falls into this range as far as i know.

Hopefully more info can be had with these added pix.

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I get an "earlier" feeling from it (but not by much) since it has the clamp-on Campy FD with safety lip, nutted brakes, and the plain style Columbus SL decal, no apparent WB bosses...I'd want a pic of the RH dropout to see if there are Portacatena holes in it (assuming they are Campy DOs). I'd say could be very late '70s to early '80s. This one needs a full bath in oxalic acid, especially the fork.
Last very minor clue: the head badge is just slightly, a bit, like Gios (Torino), which probably means nothing...
(pic from Wooljersey, bike owned by Peter Kohler)
OK, now I'm really probably over-thinking this, but...since the Gios headbadge decal has the colors of the Italian flag, what do the BBS colors signify: Ireland? and is that a Shamrock or a 4-leaf clover on the side of seat tube?
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it could be anything.. the number tab would suggest it was a pro level bike yes? it couls be somethign that was made for a sponsored team like Bob's Baking Suply could be anything. where is the bike? in the EU somewhere yes?
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Old 02-06-11, 11:12 AM
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Unworthy1,
Thanks for the info.

I have send the seller a q'n about the DO so well know more when he reply's.,

Isn't late 70's a bit wrong due tot the fact that the cable guides go under the bb it would indicate this brand was way ahead of it's rivals in my eyes.

Is there any guess about the brand of the hubs.

Anybody ever seen anything like this.

And is that decal colour on the hubs a indication of the whereabouts of this brand ...

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Yes, the bike is in the EU.
The numbertab is indeed a indication it was not a lowend bike also due to the chrome parts of the bike (now sadly rusted).

My way out regarding keeping things authentic regarding the rusty chromeparts is using a thing called chrometape.

I have seen it and for this bike it could very well be a good solution while keeping things authentic as i don't want to restore this bike, but mainly preserving it the best i can.

Lets here it.

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no those are the "World Champion" stripes. Used to be only a maker whose bike or frame had been used to win a World Champion event had the rights to use those stripes (thereafter) on his products...but this rule was violated about as often as a Colnago decal is put on a Huffy. Can't tell anything definite about the hubs except they are small flange and alloy...and you didn't say: where is the seller located? (No, I'm not going to bid on it or screw the deal, just trying to solve a mystery)
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Seller is in the Benelux
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well, it's not the Belgian or Netherlands national flag colors...maybe I should rule out "Belfast Bicycle Service"
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