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Old 02-26-15, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by icepick_trotsky
Yikes, that's a tall stem.
Ha, and it's shoved all the way down. It was up another four inches.
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Originally Posted by packardbell
you know it is a quebec thing.
so?
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Originally Posted by cyclotoine
so?
you do know that the national flag has the fleur de lys

here is my marinoni
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Originally Posted by packardbell
you do know that the national flag has the fleur de lys

here is my marinoni
you do know that the national flag has a maple leaf?
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
Project bike:

Oh no! Is the rear drive side seat stay bent? Looks like a nice project.
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that's some pro work right there. haven't had the same results straightening a very minor triangle problem :-)
key is a huge lever it seems ? did you do it alone or did someone hold it in place for you ?
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I just picked this Marinoni Special touring bicycle, the other day. Though the bike is too big for me (60cm), it is proving to be a treat to ride, here in the Canadian Rockies. Lots of gearing (for going up the mountain) and those canti brakes really work (when coming down the mountain)...





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Here's mine, a '93 Special that I've owned since new and have been riding since; made to measure, set up on Campy Record, first generation ergopower.







It's a great bike, getting on it is like putting on my favourite pair of jeans. I do have a carbon road bike now, but this is still my go-to bike for a century.
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Mystery Marinoni

Recent acquisition, great riding bike. The chain stay decal indicates it is a 'Special', but the seatstay configuration looks more like a Squadra. Perhaps a custom Special? The other mystery to me is the nondescript Columbus tubing decal. I'm guessing it is either SLX or TSX. Has anyone seen one of these or know what it means?
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Originally Posted by Rollingalong
Recent acquisition, great riding bike. The chain stay decal indicates it is a 'Special', but the seatstay configuration looks more like a Squadra. Perhaps a custom Special? The other mystery to me is the nondescript Columbus tubing decal. I'm guessing it is either SLX or TSX. Has anyone seen one of these or know what it means?
That's an SLX/SPX decal. TSX would say "elica continua" as opposed to "rinforzi elicoidali", which basically translates to "continuous helix" (i.e. helical reinforcements the full length of tubes) versus "helical reinforcement" (i.e helical reinforcements only at the bottom bracket ends of the tubes). The SLX/SPX bicycle was typically called the Squadra. What year is it?
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Originally Posted by beechnutC23
Here's mine, a '93 Special that I've owned since new and have been riding since; made to measure, set up on Campy Record, first generation ergopower.

It's a great bike, getting on it is like putting on my favourite pair of jeans. I do have a carbon road bike now, but this is still my go-to bike for a century.
The actual name for your bicycle is a Marinoni Leggero Record. Leggero indicates a Columbus EL tubeset while Record indicates the groupset.
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a true mastet

Still very much active
You can get à frame, fork, headset, colombus SL or sp
With chrome fork and rear triangle for 1400$ CAN
See my previous post

https://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=524245



QUOTE=T-Mar;19153227]The actual name for your bicycle is a Marinoni Leggero Record. Leggero indicates a Columbus EL tubeset while Record indicates the groupset.[/QUOTE]
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Three Marinonis in the household. Maybe the most in the states?? These are my two. Girlfriend got a late model cyclocross with Zona tubing for a commuter on ebay this summer. I don't have any pics of that one on hand.

1987 Special, Columbus SP:


2015 Retro Zona, picked up last December in Montreal:
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Zombie thread - I remember perusing the first time, but just now realized I never posted mine (another tall one).

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It has come to sport a Cambium C17 since this recent photo. All the better for winter in Vancouver!

1991 Special, purchased in Montréal a number of years ago and ridden around the loop in the park beneath the Olympic Stadium (a favourite spot) many times before following me here. Frequent rider. All original except (AFAIK) for stem, tape, tires, saddle, and pedals/cages/straps.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
That's an SLX/SPX decal. TSX would say "elica continua" as opposed to "rinforzi elicoidali", which basically translates to "continuous helix" (i.e. helical reinforcements the full length of tubes) versus "helical reinforcement" (i.e helical reinforcements only at the bottom bracket ends of the tubes). The SLX/SPX bicycle was typically called the Squadra. What year is it?
Thanks T-Mar, that makes perfect sense, I recall reading that Marinoni like to use a thicker gauge for the down tube. I am not sure of the year, I wrote the factory but never received a reply. I'm thinkig mid eighties based on the Shimano six speed and 126mm rear spacing. The serial number is either 10839 or 10339, should anyone have a similar number for comparison.
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Originally Posted by Rollingalong
Thanks T-Mar, that makes perfect sense, I recall reading that Marinoni like to use a thicker gauge for the down tube. I am not sure of the year, I wrote the factory but never received a reply. I'm thinkig mid eighties based on the Shimano six speed and 126mm rear spacing. The serial number is either 10839 or 10339, should anyone have a similar number for comparison.
Typically, for frames of average size and riders of average weight, Marinoni favoured a heaver gauge down tube and chain stays. Based on your apparent frame size (54cm?), it is probably SPX in these tubes, unless it was custom built for a light rider.

As for age, the first character in the serial number is the year manufacturer. So, you frame would be 1981. 1991 or 2001, etc. 1991 would appear to be the best candidate based on the decal style, presence of the pump peg and fastbac stays. By 1991, 8 speed was still relatively new, with both Campagnolo and Shimsno offering a mix of 7 and 8 speed groups, so Marinoni may have been manufacturing in both 126mm and 130mm spacing, depending on customer preference. The only thing which does fit is the Columbus decal style. The traditional decal with gold background would be correct for 1991.

Edit: I just noticed that the fork has the old style Columbus decal, so that seat tube decal is probably a replacement.

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Here's mine:

a 1996 Squadra with Campagnolo Athena groupset and a 2013 Piuma with Record.
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yes, lots of Marinoni Clydesdales here!


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Here is my latest Marinoni, Genius Carbon set up on Record. My steel Marinoni's frame is on its way to Marinoni as we speak for a repaint. Lots of flaking and spots of surface rust so it needs some TLC. I'm also getting a Veloce compact crank for it; 58 y.o. legs...





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can anyone tell me what the various fork crown cutout motifs signified? I've seen Fleur de Lys, "M" (presumably for Marinoni) and the Maple Leaf.
others?
what mean they?
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Originally Posted by pstock
can anyone tell me what the various fork crown cutout motifs signified? I've seen Fleur de Lys, "M" (presumably for Marinoni) and the Maple Leaf.
others?
what mean they?
FDL is for Montreal, his adopted city. Maple Leaf, Canadian national flag. M is for Marinoni.

That help?

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Yes, but I guess I was wondering if there was rhyme or reason to when Marinoni would have used which fork crown motif?
did they signify an era?
did they signify different quality levels of the build or materials?
or was it fashion, whatever they had on hand that month?
(I do recall someone once explaining to me that the Fleur de Lys had something to do with the Quebec provincial cycling team. Maybe a model designed for that use and then made more widely available?)
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The short answer is, there is/was no rhyme or reason, time frame and no mystical significance. All three motifs are still available if requested when a bike order is made.
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Hi, Quebecer checking in here...
The fleur-de-lys predates Montreal. It is an important symbol in Catholicism and the French monarchy of history. It has nothing to do with secular France of today, but it is still significant to the French-speaking Quebec population of today and appears on the flag of Québec. THAT is why Marinoni has used it in his adopted home of Québec.
to be fair, the fleur-de-lys does appear on the coat of arms of Montreal, but so do the english rose, the irish clover and the scottish thistle.
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Marinoni updates. I had both my Marinonis into my LBS this winter (my LBS is my son's shop, co-owned with two other partners, and he's head mechanic). My carbon frame just had a tuneup, wheel truing and some new bar tape; and the missing frame decal applied.

However my steel Marinoni (custom built frame), dating back to 1993, had a major refresh. First, the bike was stripped down to the frame and then the frame was sent back to the Marinoni factory for a full repaint; there was some flaking, some chips and more and more rust spots. I treasure the bike so I wanted to give it a new lease on life. The second thing was that the 53/39 Record crankset and my 59 y.o. knees were no longer compatible. Since the rest of the 9-speed drivetrain was fine, we opted to experiment with installing a 10-speed Campy Veloce compact crank (50/34). The installation was a success, so my knees should be happier. Lastly, it got a full tuneup and wheel truing, and some new bottle cages. The paint design is simpler than its original scheme, but it truly looks sharp. Now to find time to ride it... we received 70 cm of snow in a major storm Tuesday through Thursday morning. Mount Sutton, 10 km away, received a whopping 115 cm! So the bikes aren't coming out any time soon in spite of an early start on our crappiest bikes on Feb. 25th when the mercury hit +18C. Alas winter then returned with a vengeance. Anyway, to refresh your memories, let's start with what the steel one looked like before the repaint:



And now after:



Columbus EL oversize nivachrome tubing:



And new Veloce compact crank:



Carbon:



Scroll up a bit and you'll see that I replaced the red bar tape with black.

Columbus Genius carbon frame:



Both are built up with Campy Record components of their respective eras (except for the new Veloce compact crank).

Now for some spring weather to ride them...

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