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Old 10-29-16, 03:18 PM
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Hello from Los Feliz, Los Angeles!

Hey All,
I just wanted to say hello to the fine folks here. I'm a long time lurker so I figured it's about time to check in on the intro page. Sadly, I haven't ridden a road bike in a while. I sold my '82 (I think) Celeste Bianchi Campion del Mondo some time ago when someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Of course, I have regretted it since that day. I got that frame in trade and built it up using non-NOS used period parts. I'm a little tough on bikes, living in the city, so I am quite happy with patina, scratches, torn seats, etc. It makes acquiring parts MUCH cheaper, too. :-) I just picked up another bike and parts on Craigslist for the Winter Project. This bike in better shape than the Bianchi, so I'll take my time with it. I believe it to be a '78-'79 Colnago Super. It's that great Colnago dark blue with yellow decals. I plan on using all period correct Campy SR parts. I've got most of the right parts (pantographed cranks, seat post, etc.) but I still need a few things. I've included a picture of my old Bianchi after I completed it and the Colnago that I am using as a template for my build. I will post a thread about the Colnago as I get further along. I look forward to hearing any opinions and, perhaps, helpful hints as I begin this build. I very much appreciate all the resources and knowledge of this forum. Ride on! Billy
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Old 10-29-16, 04:36 PM
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Hi Billy, I like that yellow seat. Drop by the C&V forum!
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Hi, Billy, from Bill, welcome aboard. That 'Nago looks like a true winner of a winter's project. Like mentioned above, be sure to postsome pics of it in the Classic and Vintage Forum, when you have the time. We all have a bike or three we regret letting go, just put it in your happy memories column and channel the energy into your Colnago.

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Your old (former) Bianchi is great. The details are perfect.

You set a high bar for the Colnago.
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welcome to the forums
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You sold an '82 Bianchi Campione del Mondo?????? That will be one Our Father and ten Hail Marys for you!

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