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Old 03-20-24, 03:25 PM
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Hello from Norway

Hello fellow Bikeforums members! A bit over a year ago I bought my first vintage steel bike for the Norwegian equivalent of $5 with the intention to restore it. I kind of got hooked and have lost count of how many vintage steel bikes I have restored since then. Some of them I have sold, but most of them I keep on display (or in the way) in my living room.

My collection of completed bikes (or, theyíre never really complete, are they?) now comprises a Peugeot PX10SH Puymorens with a Shimano 600 groupset, a Rossin Ghibli with a Campagnolo C-Record groupset and two DBS La Migliore equipped with Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record respectively. DBS is a Norwegian bike manufacturer who used to have the framesets for their top model La Migliore and a couple of others produced by Daccordi. Very beautiful frames!

My ongoing projects include another Peugeot PX10SH Puymorens that I am trying to make as light as possible without the use of any carbon fiber. The goal is to get it below 8kg. I also have a Colnago Super Profil frame that Iím building up with Campagnolo Super Record parts. Furthermore I have a Bianchi Rekord 748 that I bought as an already started restauration project. It had no paint, so I am in the process of repainting it and adding reproduction decals. Lastly I have an 80s or 90s Bianchi (or maybe itís not a Bianchi?) frame that I have not for the life of me been able to identify. Thatís actually why I created a Bikeforums user, so I could get some help with that😅 Just need to make those minimum 10 posts so I can upload pictures. It seems like virtually every Bikeforums bike identification post starts with a discussion on how to upload pictures.

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I completely forgotÖ

I completely forgot to mention the bike that actually got me into collecting vintage bike parts. The $5 bike doesnít really deserve much credit for that. The bike that really got me started was a 1994 Billato-built LeMond Team Gan bike that I got for $100. It was equipped with mid-range Shimano parts that I sold for more than I gave for the whole bike. I then started my journey to collect Campagnolo Record parts to build the frame up with. Anyways, now Iím considering going for Mavic parts instead, like team Gan used. Anyways, that bike is still not completed.
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Hello, Norway, and welcome to B.F!
I hope you get all the information you need on the "'80's or '90's" Bianchi. Regarding the PX10SH that you are trying to slim-down, you might want to consider a Vitus 979 aluminum fork at 520g. Visit us over at the C&V sub-forum! (I'd like to see the DBS's.)
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre
Hello, Norway, and welcome to B.F!
I hope you get all the information you need on the "'80's or '90's" Bianchi. Regarding the PX10SH that you are trying to slim-down, you might want to consider a Vitus 979 aluminum fork at 520g. Visit us over at the C&V sub-forum! (I'd like to see the DBS's.)
Yes, that fork is among the ones I have considered! I have also had good experiences with using Kinesis aluminum forks on other projects.


The only picture I had of one of the DBS La Migliores, stashed behind some boxes filled with bike parts😅
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Welcome. Nice intro. And, I visited Norway last year and fell in love with the country.

Again, welcome to BF.
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Originally Posted by kani
Yes, that fork is among the ones I have considered! I have also had good experiences with using Kinesis aluminum forks on other projects.
Your DBS is choice. Kinesis aluminum forks are great. I've had one on my Technium for 23 years. 640g w/ a 9.5" steel steerer tube.
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Welcome. Nice intro!! )
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That's a nice introduction; thanks for putting some effort into it.

Here is a vintage American bike that has special nostalgic value to me. Schwinn started making these in the late 1950s. In the late 60s, they put a drop bar on them. They were made this way until the early 80s, when they were just too heavy and American bike manufacturing was starting to move to Taiwan. This one was built in Chicago though; the same city I grew up near. This bike weighs 37 lbs. The seat stays are solid steel. The crank is one piece solid steel. The wheels are steel. The kickstand and its bracket are solid steel. I did put a modern seat on it, so it would be rideable without too much pain. The best part is that flexy steel fork, which gives SUCH a nice smooth ride on the front!

1972 Schwinn Varsity: steel EVERYTHING

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