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Old 07-05-11, 05:23 PM
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DBS Daccordi La migliore, pics and some questions

Hello, here are pics of a newly bought DBS Daccordi La migliore, said to be from 1997. It seems to have been kept very well.

It has a Columbus TSX frame and Dura Ace all over.
The rims are Mavic Mach 2 CD 2 "Double stainless steel eyelets", 36 holes.
The original saddle (a "Turbo Special") was in a bad shape, and I had to put on new pedals as well. (I couldn't afford Dura Ace, so I put on at set of 105, but I wish I had taken the time to find silver ones.)
It weights around 10.5 kg, and I guess the rims are a good part of that.

I can't find any serial number, but the letters CCOQ or CCQQ are carved in the bottom bracket, does the letters give meaning to anyone?
It's supposed to have been used by the Norwegian national team in the mid 90's. Did the top riders use bikes with this kind of weight in 1997?
Any suggestions for more light weight rims to use which could look ok with the bike’s style? (It’s a very nice ride as at is, but a bit heavy for climbing.)

Hope you like the pictures
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Old 07-05-11, 05:54 PM
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Thanks for the photo's of your fantastic Daccordi. What a well built and special bike. It does seem to be a bit dated for a National team bike in 1997 though. I suppose you have searched the web for information and photo's of the Norwegian team. It is obviously a top flight racing machine. The wheels would be super strong.

I love it and, if it were mine, I would try to replace the original items over time.

Sorry I can't offer any real assistance; it was just too wonderful not to leave a short message.
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Great bike. Wouldn't be too sure about pro's riding steel frames in 1997, but hey, maybe some curmudgeons held out! What I do know is that many national teams from other (winter) sports cycle a lot in the summer, and at least for dutch skating squads there were team bikes. I've heard this story as well for biathlon athletes, skiërs etc.. It does makes sense for that sort of teams to buy great material, but not made from the then experimental and much more expensive (and much less non-cyclists proof) alloy or carbon. Pro-quality bikes build by Gazelle for the Dutch skating equipe for instance pop up once in a while on the local vending site.
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I would love to ride this bike.

I've ridden 7400 to 7900 series DA throughout the years, and it almost always brought a smile to my face.

A DA gruppo, when coupled with a nice SLX frame like this one, really performs beautifully.

As Gary mentioned earlier, thanks for sharing!

BTW The frame is quite attractive.
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Edit (for those who are interested):
DBS was sponsoring the youth national team in the mid 90's.
This picture shows Kurt Asle Arvesen winning the U-23 world cup in 1997. The bike is a DBS, with the same Daccordi frame, but with other colours.
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Nice bike!
I've seen a migliore with Columbus Genius Nivacrom tubing and, if my memory is accurate, that was a 97 model according to the owner.
Beautiful white frame with black and purple decals..

From looking at the pictures I guess yours could be a 58 frame, have you got any geometry measurements?
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good ole' 1997
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Norwegian DBS has a long history together with Daccordi. There has been a relation since late 70´s. I was surprised that this one was dated as late as ´97. The pic shows a 1983 with mixed components, but mainly campy. Classic pale blue.Tubing by Columbus SL.
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