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My completed Italvega Record build. (mostly completed)

Old 08-23-13, 01:13 AM
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My completed Italvega Record build. (mostly completed)


I picked up this Italvega Record frame from Realestvin7. After months of parts hunting and nitpicking, shes finally rideable.




















Parts list:

Italvega Record Frame
Nitto B115 bars
Campagnolo hubs front and rear (cant remember the model)
Mavic Speciale Sport rims (NOS)
New double butted spokes (not sure which brand)
Regina 5-speed freewheel
Full Suntour Cyclone drivetrain including friction shifters
Suntour seat post
Brooks Team Pro saddle
Campagnolo record brake levers
Shimano Dura Ace brakes
Shimano SLX brake cables
Sugino Mighty Comp crank
Campagnolo 70SS BB
Vittoria Rally 21 - 28 tubs

I think that's it. I still want to locate a front skewer to match my campy rear. Maybe paint the red seat-post silver or black. I just went for a quick ride and it feels really good. Tubs feel totally different than clinchers, it was instantly noticeable.

More/Larger photos available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/4805484...7635190874949/
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Old 08-23-13, 01:19 AM
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Magnificent! Thank you!
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Nice Job !

My first real road bike was an Italvega and I'm always appreciative of anyone keeping one alive. Yeah I'd find an older school front skewer when you can.
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Old 08-23-13, 01:47 AM
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Looking good, Billy Ray!
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really pretty. i too love these bikes.

i'd be tempted to change the suntour for campy nr (and make a few bucks in the process) to match the levers and hubset.

since the seatpost is at a height where the flutes enter the frame, i wouldn't draw any attention to them, and attempt to just remove the red, then polish it.
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Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
Looking good, Billy Ray!
haha thanks man
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Old 08-23-13, 04:01 AM
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Yep, that hub deserves a shiny old-school Campag skewer.

Beautiful!
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VEry nicely done.
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Very nice...keep up that level of restoration!
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Nice! I understand the early Italvegas were made in Italy, by small subcontractors, very much like Bottecchia (& who knows how many others). I like the Suntour on Italian steel thing, I'm doing that too.
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Very nice! The hubs are probably Nuovo Tipo. Nice photography too! I can almost read the spoke heads to tell you what brand they are
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the frame looks like it might be a model called Nuovo Record. these have a Columbus DB main triangle, Campg 1010 dropouts and stamped fork tips. chainset was a Stronglight 49D. derailleur ensemble was Campag NR. brakes were Fratelli Pietra 61. 3TTT Record stem and bar.
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O.P.'s bike has the full Columbus frame. Main triangle frames had the triangular Columbus decal, and didn't have the nice sloping fork crown. I think the main triangle frames also didn't usually have the Campy dropouts. I understand Torpado was the subcontractor for these. I have an early Super Speciale that was my first quality bike, as well as a Nuovo Record.
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Love the bike and wouldn't change much of anything other than the skewers. Get something old school looking while you try to source campy skewers cuz those black modern skewers just look so wrong on that gorgeous old school bike.
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Love the bike and wouldn't change much of anything other than the skewers. Get something old school looking while you try to source campy skewers cuz those black modern skewers just look so wrong on that gorgeous old school bike.
Yea when i picked up the campy rear skewer, it was an awesome price on ebay ($10) so I couldnt pass it up. But it left me in search of a front, which I cant seem to find for under $45+shipping. As soon as I locate one for a fair price, it will be mine.
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Originally Posted by Campagnerdo View Post
O.P.'s bike has the full Columbus frame. Main triangle frames had the triangular Columbus decal, and didn't have the nice sloping fork crown. I think the main triangle frames also didn't usually have the Campy dropouts. I understand Torpado was the subcontractor for these. I have an early Super Speciale that was my first quality bike, as well as a Nuovo Record.
the Nuovo Record model had a main triangle Columbus DB frame with unspecified taper tubes, likely some form of Falck. the crown on the Nuovo Record was full sloping and it had the Campag 1010 dropouts. i know the model well as have had three come through. two of the original finishes were flambouyant brown and flambouyant blue. there may also have also been a flambouyant chromate.

the next model down from the Nuovo Record had a three tube Columbus frame with stamped ends.

yes to Torpado.
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That bike is full Columbus, down to the fork blades.







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Just curious, have you figured out what that old Columbus sticker says? It's definitely different from mine, on the '71 Bottecchia, which looks very similar (un-colored dove outline), but with different wording. It might be as simple as the language for the intended market (?).
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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
really pretty. i too love these bikes.

i'd be tempted to change the suntour for campy nr (and make a few bucks in the process) to match the levers and hubset.

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Rear derailleur is a tough call. I have kept the Campag. NR on my Bianchi, while admitting that the SunTour Cyclone II on my Peugeot shifts better.

Fabulous-looking bike!

Yes, those are Tipo hubs from the 1970s.
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Yeah after playing with both Nuovo Record and slant parallelogram derailleurs I'd have to say if I'm riding it I'm going to be tempted to commit heresy myself.

I keep coming back to peek at this bike. I'm luvin' the color. Mine was brown and if it had been this color it would still be my too-short-for-me bike.
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