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06-11-19, 09:55 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

Here's the entry in the 1977 catalogue. There's...

Here's the entry in the 1977 catalogue. There's no change though 1980, except for the part number, which was changed to the new numbering ssytem....
06-10-19, 08:19 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

A 2-3mm gap at the screw mounting would be...

A 2-3mm gap at the screw mounting would be typical for a mounted and tightened brake cable clamp on an imperial (1"/25.4mm) top tube. If you could tighten them to where there was no gap, they...
06-06-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By guidogad

Wow. I'll eat my hat if this isn't the jackpot!!!...

Wow. I'll eat my hat if this isn't the jackpot!!!
Btw, found the frame in Perth (where I live).
I'll have the frame confirmed if possible and will report back of course.
Many many thanks!
06-06-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,424
Posted By MauriceMoss

Using the regular five-pointed stars on bikes...

Using the regular five-pointed stars on bikes (decals or pantographs) was not extremely uncommon in Italy. Some marques that are well known in the US include Viner, Olmo and Guerciotti. There were...
06-06-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,424
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks for the tags (and the pms) guys. ...

Thanks for the tags (and the pms) guys.


Frames matching this one have been on my radar for probably a few years now. I've come across maybe 10 or a dozen so far. I’d say that probably one or two...
06-06-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By MauriceMoss

That’s a good question. Welter started out in (I...

That’s a good question. Welter started out in (I think) in 1945. Classic Rendezvous shows the brand as being owned at some point by Garlatti (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Garlatti_main.htm)...
06-06-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By MauriceMoss

This might be nothing or it might be something, I...

This might be nothing or it might be something, I don’t know. I’ll put it out there anyway, just in case it turns out to lead somewhere.


One marque that used this kind of serial number format...
06-04-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By MauriceMoss

Gizeta is Italian spelling of initials “G.Z.” ...

Gizeta is Italian spelling of initials “G.Z.”

In this case, those stand for Gianni Zuffi, who owned a shop in Bologna. I’ve seen probably around a dozen Gizeta bikes (mostly on Italian...
06-04-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By MauriceMoss

Can’t speak to the actual identity of the frame...

Can’t speak to the actual identity of the frame (it very well could match the decals) or exact age, but those decals indicate Cicli Welter (not Helter), a company that was based in Pontecurone near...
05-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,678
Posted By keidal

Thanks, I've had a look on Carlton Group...

Thanks,
I've had a look on Carlton Group Flickr photos - all 600+ but not one curly stay in sight.
I've now bought the bike and it has rear brake cable clips on the top tube, singleWilliams...
05-25-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,190
Posted By tkamd73

These work quite well on my Supercourse, NOS Gran...

These work quite well on my Supercourse, NOS Gran Comps
Tim
...
05-24-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,492
Posted By vintagerando

Here is an old post in which verktyg provides...

Here is an old post in which verktyg provides extensive info.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/990639-rare-gitane.html

This is the Gran Tourisme with eyelets for rack and light.
05-24-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,190
Posted By Slightspeed

I prefer to use the modern, slender, but slightly...

I prefer to use the modern, slender, but slightly longer pad holder and pads. These have a washer that allows the pad to angle a little from parallel to the rim. Stops better, and reduces squeal with...
05-24-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By due ruote

Looks to me like one of the “inexternal lugless”...

Looks to me like one of the “inexternal lugless” models they had in the early ‘80s. The color doesn’t look familiar but I am fallible. Could also be a repaint, or non-US model as mentioned.
Have you...
05-20-19, 05:41 PM
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Views: 1,204,919
Posted By 3speedslow

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05-20-19, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Revracer

Spring Scorcher

The Raleigh Grand Sports had not gotten enough ride time since mounting up the Veloflex Vlaanderen tubulars over the winter. Proved a comfortable ride and the added volume of the 27mm tires was so...
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Views: 867
Posted By rando_couche

SRC = Strawberry Racing Cycles, Portland OR.

SRC = Strawberry Racing Cycles, Portland OR.
05-12-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By MauriceMoss

As juvela mentioned, there's little in the way of...

As juvela mentioned, there's little in the way of official publications you can find online on the DBS as a brand. I think I've only seen one catalog scan and it was from the 90s.
As for the model...
05-12-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,567
Posted By MauriceMoss

​​​​​The owner/manager during WWII (Giovanni...

​​​​​The owner/manager during WWII (Giovanni Falck) was imprisoned twice by the Republic of Salò regime for being in contact with the partisans and trying to prevent machinery from being moved by the...
05-12-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 592,767
Posted By santa fe 2926

Nice bike, but that 531 decal is not what it...

Nice bike, but that 531 decal is not what it seemshttps://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x400/396c4743_5a37_4b46_bbb2_471e9008c8d0_d47c8ee6919f39b57e01f98c2773465ff0464b4b.jpeg
05-12-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,418
Posted By MauriceMoss

Glad to hear you're getting started on this...

Glad to hear you're getting started on this project aceves . I'll be following the process.

Btw, I forgot to update this thread with additional information I received since the last time I posted...
05-10-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13,375
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Posted By 3speedslow

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As is with no cleaning...
05-08-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By Juke41

Another thing, This is a friends that I am...

Another thing, This is a friends that I am looking at for her, she recalls her father purchased sometime in the 50's, seems the Equipe was a 70's model, also no lamp bracket on the forks.
05-08-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By Juke41

Holdsworth ID Help

A couple of more photos, There are brazed on gear lever bosses, I am suspecting it originally came with just the one on the right side of the down tube, I think the left hand one was added later as...
05-07-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By randyjawa

My guess would be Holdsworth Equipe like this one...

My guess would be Holdsworth Equipe like this one that came my way years ago......
05-07-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 964
Posted By TenGrainBread

Had a look at the frame tonight and looks like...

Had a look at the frame tonight and looks like the builder did one better - brazed in fender mount under the crown. That hole is threaded.
...
05-07-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 964
Posted By 63rickert

Try Hiroshi Iimura at Jitensha Studio in...

Try Hiroshi Iimura at Jitensha Studio in Berkeley. He has been working with Toei for 60 years. He would also be a good source for better 650A rims and tires.
05-07-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,418
Posted By aceves

Hi juvela, I will keep most of the...

Hi juvela,

I will keep most of the components that came with the bike (all the Campagnolo bits, plus the Zeus RD), but I will update components where needed (brake levers, BB and crankset). Some...
05-06-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By rustystrings61

I can confidently tell you that if this bike fits...

I can confidently tell you that if this bike fits you, it is WORTH being stuck in the dog house. Many of my bikes have come and gone, but my Mercians are here for the duration. If a touring Mercian...
05-06-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By rustystrings61

Juvela notes it is sending mixed signals,...

Juvela notes it is sending mixed signals, model-wise, which makes sense. It occurs to me that neither of my Mercians is a set model, either - my Vincitore I had built custom for me is a Vincitore,...
05-05-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By machinist42

Well. the dropouts are Campagnolo, and there's...

Well. the dropouts are Campagnolo, and there's the chroming and the curve, and this
...
05-04-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,418
Posted By aceves

Hi Road Fan, The plan is to strip the paint...

Hi Road Fan,

The plan is to strip the paint and refinish with a new color. I know originality is huge in C&V, but I plan to ride the heck out of this bike, and I want to look good doing it. And I...
05-04-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,418
Posted By aceves

Hi juvela, Upon further research, the BB...

Hi juvela,

Upon further research, the BB cable guides are indeed Campagnolo!! Take a look at the pics below, you can clearly see the Campag stamp on the front derailleur guide, and you can make...
05-04-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By 3alarmer

...all the advice you've gotten above is good on...

...all the advice you've gotten above is good on this. For something you want to ride, you're way better off at this point just going with some more modern rims on upgraded hubs. Today's rims are...
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By rustystrings61

This Bottecchia Special is a step DOWN from the...

This Bottecchia Special is a step DOWN from the Miyata 310. The '92 RB-2 referenced above is vastly superior. Bianchigirll nailed it as a bike-boom era machine. I have it's slightly lower in the...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Andy_K

I'd also say Stella, but the color scheme made...

I'd also say Stella, but the color scheme made that my initial bias and it looks to be a repaint so color scheme is circumstantial evidence at best. Matching details from my Stella...

Wrap around...
05-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,418
Posted By aceves

Hi juvela, Thank you for the information! I...

Hi juvela,

Thank you for the information! I will keep an eye out for the Campag name in the BB cable guides, although I suspect they might be Agrati, like you say. But the frame does have...
04-06-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 592,767
Posted By friendofpugs

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