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New project Dancelli Time Trial. Circa late 80's I guess

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Old 08-05-12, 03:47 PM
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New project Dancelli Time Trial. Circa late 80's I guess

I picked up this Dancelli Time Trial (funny bike) frame set....now I will gather up some tasty Campagnolo C-Record bits, Delta brakes, aero seat post and disc rear wheel for it. It came with an Araya 650c front with bladed spokes, but that is all wrong to me. I will set this up with all Italian goodies ! The paint is only 'fair' with a number of flaws and chips, but as of yet I have not seen any Dancelli decal sets available. If anyone knows of some, please drop me a line. I'd really rather refinish this in a nicer color scheme ! I've always wanted to find ( at an affordable price) one of these curvy jobs !

It should be interesting !


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Old 08-05-12, 04:35 PM
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Wild...that is soooo purple! Maybe think about just touching-up the paint flaws and retaining original decals?
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Yeah, I think the condition looks pretty good. Cool bike! I always enjoy looking at these old TT bikes.
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It might be possible. What you can't see though is that both sides of the downtube decals are just partially torn and peeling a bit with part of the letter missing on the drive side. The head tube logo is somewhat scuffed on one side and illegible. Other decals have edges coming up now. Heck, I would even refinish this in the original purple if I can get hold of the decals. I can tell you that at the moment I won't even consider refinishing this frame until I either find or have the decals made.

Any good advice on regluing the decals so they will stay down ? The clear film is a bit thick and wrinkled in spots ?

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I love these old TT bikes.

There is a Basso on e-bay right now that looks great. Two tone, yellow/black fade. My wife is lucky,(actually I'm the lucky one!) it's to small for me or I'd be all over it. Any idea how easy it is to ride these classic TT bikes? They look like they could be tricky in the street or for casual riding.

Anyway, your's should make a great project. Have you thought of just trying a very small piece of clear Scotch tape to hold down the edges? Not optimal, I know, but if the piece is small enough, it should be hard to spot, it won't ruin the paint and it will do the job. For scratches, try and find some matching nail polish. They come in alot of crazy colors, so a matching purple shouldn't be to tough to find. I like the Campy stuff you have planned for it. Perfect for this bike. Let's see some progress pics please!
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That is hot! There is a F.Moser hanging on the wall of a local bakery with a solid disk wheel. I think that bike and the owner of the bakery hold a local TT record. Cool stuff.
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Quick update....

I got in touch with Greg at Cyclomondo, and he is interested in possibly reproducing the Dancelli decals. So this morning I was able to carefully lift the decals from the frame after taking a good number of photos, and get them taped to white paper stock. I will be mailing those off on Monday to Greg.

With a little luck he will be able to reproduce them, and a full frame resto can be accomplished. I can tell you that the original paint on the frame was applied a bit thick, and had some minor blemishes. Add to that the years of riding and handling, and there are numerous small chips and scrapes, so I don't feel the least bit bad about stripping and restoring the frame at all.

I must say too that purple is not really my color, so I will be checking the old catalogs to see what other schemes were offered ! I'm thinking along the lines of the Italian tri color scheme. If that in fact was available, I might even use tri color SPLASH tape on the bars !! I know all of you SPLASH haters will just eat that up !


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Wow....I just got some scans from Greg at Cyclomondo for the repro Dancelli decals.....Impressive !

I will post a copy later.......

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New Dancelli Decals by Cyclomondo





Ooooohhh...very nice !!! Nice job by Greg to whip these up !!!

Now to decide which set and which color scheme for the Dancelli.....


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Those decals do look good!

I've never had a bike re-painted, but from what I've read on these forums, it can be a pretty big job and time consuming to. Do you have somebody in mind or will you be doing this yourself? From those pics, the paint doesn't look to bad at all. But if asked, I'd go with red myself. Speaking of pics, if you can, try and open a photobucket acct. or something similar so you can post full size pictures of this build-up.
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Wow! Those look awesome...looking forward to this build.
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About the pic post.....if you click the pic it opens into a bigger version.....at least it does on my iPad. Is that not what I should be doing ?? I am using Flickr. - I think there is a way to pull those in here as full size, but I forget.

I may leave the paint and just work a few touch ups in........still debating. It is not the slickest job I've seen. If I strip it, I'll soda blast it, have the chrome work done, and then use automotive base coat / clear coat.

Yes, I do the strip and paint portions myself. I use a Binks automotive gravity feed touch up gun.

I run a filtered and regulated air line from my 10hp 90gal tank that is outside of my shop. Same stuff I use when I'm working on old classic cars (my other hobby) !

Anyhow, Greg did a great job with these...especially the wreaths.

As of now, I have raided my parts bins for Campagnolo C-Record bits (cranks, front/rear dr's, shifters) have a full disc 700c rear and a spoked 650c front wheel (tubulars) and a set of either Chorus or Croce Delta brakes and levers for this build. Also have a vintage bullbar and Cinelli stem, Campy HS and BB......

With all that Campy Goodness, I want really nice paint !

Thanks,

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Those decals do look good!

I've never had a bike re-painted, but from what I've read on these forums, it can be a pretty big job and time consuming to. Do you have somebody in mind or will you be doing this yourself? From those pics, the paint doesn't look to bad at all. But if asked, I'd go with red myself. Speaking of pics, if you can, try and open a photobucket acct. or something similar so you can post full size pictures of this build-up.
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