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so .... what bike is this?

Old 01-16-16, 01:51 PM
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so .... what bike is this?

seen this on ebay

frame has a decal stating that it's a campagnolo frame .... did Campagnolo ever make frames?

many of the photos are blurred but am just wondering if it could be worth a punt? (it's fairly cheap)... could be a good frame with a Campagnolo decal?

seller states that he thinks that the wheels are not the original .... paint looks newish ...

















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Old 01-16-16, 03:35 PM
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The same question was asked back in 2008 at this site: Did Campagnolo ever build a frame?

Seems as though the answer was no but some people pasted Campi logos on cheap frames to impress others.
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Old 01-16-16, 03:50 PM
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A Repainted red one with decals to make someone feel better .. and ad class it may not deserve.. offer $150.00

maybe an english big batch builder ? anyone can buy those lugs, in decades past..

seatpost a bit undersized by the ears' distortion.

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Old 01-16-16, 04:07 PM
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Not saying it proves anything, but someone went to the trouble of using ornate lugs and carefully outlining them in white paint. Overall, the paint job looks professional. It also appears that a riveted head-badge was popped off - perhaps not a good sign, but it suggests that the bike hasn't been repainted since the badge came off (they would have filled the holes).

The seller may not like the idea, but if the seat post is pulled out, you could put a stick down the seat tube and try to feel for a ledge, indicating double- or triple-butted tubing. If it's butted tubing, the frame can't be too cheap. The bike would likely have been $500-ish when new in the 1980s or 90s. You could make an offer based on that assumption. Also, if you can identify the components, you could look them up and find out what level/price range they fall into.

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Old 01-16-16, 05:08 PM
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I like how the guy is holding a cigarette whilst trying to sell a bike with very blurry pictures. Says a lot.

Also, it looks like the front hub has grown some fur or something.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
A Repainted red one with decals to make someone feel better .. and ad class it may not deserve.. offer $150.00

maybe an english big batch builder ? anyone can buy those lugs, in decades past..

seatpost a bit undersized by the ears' distortion.
Bob, can you date a bike by the curve of the fork blades? On my older bikes, the blades have about the same forward curve as this bike. On post-1990 bikes, the curve seems to be less? Is this true in general?
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may not be the same fork as the bike had when new.

I would think it might have had a flatter 'socket' crown .. with blades that went into the crown
that is more fully sloping and the crown goes into the blades , then got CP.
fork may be Japanese.


Older British forks had a thin taper blade and a small r curve at the tip .. more compliant with rough roads ..

UK Blades oval not as wide , but longer (at the top )

Italy liked a little rounder oval Japan used either Fork blade style.
trended more to Italy type as time went on.

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Old 01-16-16, 06:24 PM
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It does not look like the original fork to me at all. Seems like a pretty nice frame though, someone cared enough to put some effort into the build. I'd ride it.
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I wonder what happened to the original decals ? Replacement fork hints at possible front end crask. Look under the head tube lugs for any wrinkle or buckle in the tubes.

It looks like a decent mid-level frame with mish-mash of mid-level parts.
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