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Any pictures of black bikes with gold or champagne colored letters?

Old 09-23-14, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
That's a great example, Chombi. And one of my very favorite cars. Bar none. But I have to disagree with you a bit about when black & gold hit its zenith.
Let us not forget the Lotus JPS Europa. Alas, I have no pic to offer.
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Old 09-23-14, 08:55 AM
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I owe you guys a decent photo. The frame color of my Bianchi is officially "Anthracite" -- my artist wife calls it "metallic Ralph Lauren brown." The gold lettering looks just right on it. I kept the black cable housings and chose black handlebar tape, brake hoods, and saddle (Serfas ARC).
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Old 09-23-14, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Let us not forget the Lotus JPS Europa. Alas, I have no pic to offer.
That's right, Jim. Those were cool little cars. And they did the Esprit in that livery too.



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Not mine but had the identical 1979 Fuji S12-s LTD
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How can we forget the Cosworth Vega.


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How can we forget the Cosworth Vega.


That engine.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
That engine.
What about it? Was there a problem?

I just did some reading. I hadn't realized that it was the same sleeved aluminum Chevy block with a Cosworth head and electronic fuel injection.

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What about it? Was there a problem?

I just did some reading. I hadn't realized that it was the same sleeved aluminum Chevy block with a Cosworth head and electronic fuel injection.
No....I meant that in an awe kind of way. The little Cos was a hot engine with the FI and twin cams. It was a fairly high revving number.
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I just caught myself wanting to defend the Cosworth Vega by saying it's 1975 technology.

Then I remembered this is a C and V forum. I think of 1975 as a peak in bike tech.

In it's day the Cosworth Vega was a nice car.
Today it has a loyal fan base.

What doomed the Cosworth, is that it was twice the price
of the base model Vega, and only about $900 ("75" dollars) less than the base Corvette.

But the power to weight ratio, and the for-aft balance of the Cosworth
was better than the Corvette, making it faster and more nimble.

Marketing people hate that sort of stuff.
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1975 wasn't exactly a high point for Corvettes.
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With the Cosworth head there was little to no warping which was the problem with the original engine.
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I guess I could go look it up but, wasn't the Cosworth a Ford based engine? They built heads for a Chevy engine?
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No one posted this ebay Ciocc yet? (Picture links to auction)
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Wow. There's some definite bling.
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Black and gold
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Good colors for your bike bits too
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No one posted this ebay Ciocc yet? (Picture links to auction)
I can think of many things to say about this one, but what is the proper pronunciation of CIOCC?
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It's a bit rough

A friend just gave this to me. I sold it to him just before moving out of state, because I could not take it with me. It was ridden daily as a commuter for over 15 years, back and forth to work, year round, rain or shine. It sat idle in the barn for the last 20 years. The owner told me that the bearings were lubed and repacked on a regular basis. The chain rings and cogs were also cleaned, and the chain kept oiled. The chain was stretched, so it will be replaced with a new one during the cleanup and overhaul.
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Simplex super LJ Gold.

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[QUOTE=crank_addict;17161705]I can think of many things to say about this one, but what is the proper pronunciation of CIOCC?

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^^^ haha- love it!
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Need more cable.
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