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Hello Bicycle Friends,

My first bicycle was a JC Higgins, I believe it was a three speed. I bought it with my paper route proceeds in my pre teens. In my early teens I acquired an Allegro Special.

That bike did have the headset and bottom bracket. I was fortunate to have an old bike shop close to my house that had new old stock Campy parts. The owner was an old

Frenchman named Charlie. What a cool guy! He sold me the parts to build the Allegro including my first pair of cycling shoes, Dietro Pietro. I bought a new Raleigh International

in 1972 and years later a Colnago Super. My wife has a Campy equipped Vitus. We also have a Schwinn Crusier and two electric bikes, my wife a Rad and I an RBSM Mud Adder.

We have participated in the San Diego area Tecate to Ensenada and Rosarito to Ensenada Mexico bike ride with friends.

As of 2 months ago I decided to try and put together another Allegro Special. I purchased an Allegro frame with serial # 214XXX. I'm trying to be as original as possible.

Because of my first Allegro build I have some idea of the parts needed. Bike forums helped me with with the approx. year of the frame which I believe is late 60's, Thank You!

As you Know the bottom bracket was most problematic with the Swiss Bike. The drive side, left hand thread Bottom Bracket bearing cup I found with the help of South Salem


I'm looking forward to any more help the site and It's members can give. Thank You, Don
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