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04-21-22, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By MauriceMoss

With the Bocama No 14/pattern II lugs, chrome...

With the Bocama No 14/pattern II lugs, chrome socks front/back and Simplex dropouts, it looks like a mid-70s-ish PA60:
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04-13-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By MauriceMoss

The first 5 on this list made at least some of...

The first 5 on this list made at least some of their frames. The rest may have built their own, although it was much more likely they just bought outside frames.

Cannatella and Bonanno are...
04-12-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,667
Posted By MauriceMoss

Carlo Dossena's shop was located in the Seguro...

Carlo Dossena's shop was located in the Seguro neighborhood of Settimo Milanese. The business is actually still in the same neighborhood (Via Curtatone, 5, 20019 Settimo Milanese (MI)), even though...
04-12-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By MauriceMoss

I remember seeing this bike when it was listed on...

I remember seeing this bike when it was listed on eBay a while back. It's a pretty interesting looking frame. I remember the seller was guessing it was either a Giamè or a Frejus. It didn't look like...
04-10-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By MauriceMoss

I think the serial number position and format is...

I think the serial number position and format is consistent with Speedwell.
I know they used Nervex Pro lugs on their Olympic model but, as far as I know, those only had track ends, so this must be...
03-02-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By MauriceMoss

That is a nice looking crown. Kind of looks like...

That is a nice looking crown. Kind of looks like Cinelli MR and CCA had a baby:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/411x238/mrcca_7ea45b67533108ce49eb8a51c24fd6c2ee01d148.jpg

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02-22-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By MauriceMoss

Too bad about the gloppy finish; hopefully it...

Too bad about the gloppy finish; hopefully it wasn't repainted due to damage/repair. If the finish is this bad, I'd hate to see the repair.

I think this is a relatively unmolested undrewed early...
12-07-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By MauriceMoss

Multiple British builders used that style of...

Multiple British builders used that style of "shot-in"/fastback stay treatment by this point, so a bit more info (like a serial number) might help narrow things down. Also, some of these builders...
12-07-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By MauriceMoss

I've seen a lot of Vettas over the years but this...

I've seen a lot of Vettas over the years but this one doesn't look like one of theirs. Specifically, the seat stay caps are unlike anything I've seen on Vetta frames. The fork crown is also not...
12-04-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By MauriceMoss

Drillium Dude is right - you're looking at an...

Drillium Dude is right - you're looking at an Olympia badge attached to a non-Olympia frame.

The features of the frame, including the left-of-center top tube cable guides, stay end treatment,...
11-30-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By MauriceMoss

Nice looking and interesting frame. I've...

Nice looking and interesting frame.

I've seen that fork crown before but, for the life of me, I can't remember where. It might come to me later.

The most unique feature on the frame is that...
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By MauriceMoss

That's a great deal for under $100. The...

That's a great deal for under $100.

The chain stay cable stop is in a bit of a no man's land, and I agree with T-Mar, that it was done so as not to damage the chrome socks. The top tube cable...
11-23-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By MauriceMoss

Sorry, don't know how I missed this post...

Sorry, don't know how I missed this post originally - am glad the thread was brought back to the front page.

I hadn't heard of "In Velo Veritas" before, so thanks for that tip. Another item to...
11-23-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By MauriceMoss

I'm in the same boat as juvela - I've seen a...

I'm in the same boat as juvela - I've seen a number of Milano Sports but this is the first "Milano" I've come across.

There were a few more pics in that listing, so I'll add those for...
11-23-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By MauriceMoss

That's a very nice build - good job! While I...

That's a very nice build - good job!

While I think the fork does look like a replacement, I'm with unworthy1 on this - why do you think it's from a Schwinn?

As for the frame, I think most of...
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By MauriceMoss

T-Mar is spot on, as always. One possibility...

T-Mar is spot on, as always.

One possibility here is that this frame was originally badged Apollo. Actually, there are pictures of its sibling (twin?) posted on an Australian forum...
10-27-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By MauriceMoss

Good man. My duties of an n+1 enabler for this...

Good man. My duties of an n+1 enabler for this week are done.

Seriously, nice bike.
10-27-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By MauriceMoss

Any chance of a close-up pic of the head tube...

Any chance of a close-up pic of the head tube decal?

In one of the pics it looks like it shows a horse, similar to this one:
...
10-26-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By MauriceMoss

That certainly is a fine bike. Did you end up...

That certainly is a fine bike. Did you end up getting it? If the frame is straight, it'd be a sweet deal at $90.

Everything I can see in the pics (except the rack mounts, perhaps) is consistent...
10-26-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By MauriceMoss

The "DY" there stands for Dave Yates, an English...

The "DY" there stands for Dave Yates, an English frame builder who's been making frames since the late 70s (his website (http://www.daveyatescycles.co.uk/) is up but I don't know if he's still...
10-17-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By MauriceMoss

Sioux City Sarsaparilla FTW! :)

Sioux City Sarsaparilla FTW! :)
10-17-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By MauriceMoss

The first model I mentioned (Berufsfahrer Modell...

The first model I mentioned (Berufsfahrer Modell - 'Berufsfahrer' roughly translating to 'Professional Rider' - their top model) is the 65L you see in the catalogs.

As for the pump peg, that is...
10-17-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,086
Posted By MauriceMoss

Here's one that looks similar but has no model...

Here's one that looks similar but has no model name on the top tube:
...
10-17-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,086
Posted By MauriceMoss

Fausto Coppi labeled bikes were produced by...

Fausto Coppi labeled bikes were produced by multiple contractors and it can be tough to determine who produced what.

Of the documented builders, there are Fiorelli, Masciaghi and Tecnotrat (the...
10-13-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By MauriceMoss

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x255/thankie_2f19c8b3e627af9b5e34305a182983c52c779c9a.gif
10-12-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By MauriceMoss

One thing I forgot to mention - I'd be cautious...

One thing I forgot to mention - I'd be cautious about riding (or investing a lot into) this frame - there appears to be a crack on the chainstay/bottom bracket transition:
...
10-12-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By MauriceMoss

Did whoever responded from Look say that they...

Did whoever responded from Look say that they don't believe this frame is a Look at all (based on the serial number) or just that it doesn't look like a KG131?

I'm not a Look marque expert, so I...
10-12-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By MauriceMoss

If you plan to restore it, Express had so many...

If you plan to restore it, Express had so many cool little details that, if I were restoring, I'd try to include in the final build. Everything from the wavy sword downtube decals, to the head badge,...
10-12-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By MauriceMoss

That is an interesting frame, loosemilk . ...

That is an interesting frame, loosemilk .

rhm beat me to it - mounting the canti (or centerpull) posts on the front of the seat stays is something you'll see relatively regularly on Routens (and...
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By MauriceMoss

I just posted about this Vetta in the other...

I just posted about this Vetta in the other thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1239978-italian-bike-frame-id.html#post22263106).
10-08-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By MauriceMoss

This looks like a Vetta (the Taverna family of...

This looks like a Vetta (the Taverna family of Padova and not the company that made computers, saddles, etc.).

Vetta used those curved lug cutouts most frequently, although you'll find some with 3...
10-08-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By MauriceMoss

That's awesome. Thanks for getting that...

That's awesome. Thanks for getting that confirmation Tedbaz - this is now officially the earliest Mooney frame I've seen.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By MauriceMoss

I know of the brand but not a whole lot about the...

I know of the brand but not a whole lot about the origin of the bikes sold under their label.
Kästle is an Austrian company that's well known for manufacturing skiing equipment (the brand was...
10-01-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By MauriceMoss

Well, I find this frame a bit confusing. ...

Well, I find this frame a bit confusing.

Aside from the wraparound stays and the missing cable guides on the top tube, I'd say this was a Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 (or Voyageur SP) from the early 80s....
09-29-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By MauriceMoss

reissue59 is that a full club motif (with the...

reissue59 is that a full club motif (with the stem on the edge of the fork crown) or just three connected circles?
09-29-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By MauriceMoss

That's a nice find Tedbaz . I agree with...

That's a nice find Tedbaz .

I agree with most comments here - I think it's the work of a small builder. It also looks as if it may have had some work done post-production.
And, as rustystrings61...
09-18-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By MauriceMoss

Perhaps the seller's been huffing a bit too much...

Perhaps the seller's been huffing a bit too much tubular glue.


I would agree with juvela on the dating and value of this frame.

Those headlugs with the "H" cutouts aren't very common and...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,843
Posted By MauriceMoss

Nice frame you got there Retrogrouch731, and a...

Nice frame you got there Retrogrouch731, and a rare-ish bird, too.


The fork crown, light blue paint (including the lining & pinstriping and the contrasting lug color), seat stay caps and the...
09-12-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,562
Posted By MauriceMoss

I was sort of in the neighborhood posting in...

I was sort of in the neighborhood posting in another thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1238333-please-help-identify-old-bike.html) and thought I'd...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks for the tag, juvela . NDL - you...

Thanks for the tag, juvela .

NDL - you wouldn't happen to be in Australia, possibly Sydney area, would you?

The reason I ask is that most features of this frame seem point to a well regarded...
09-06-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By MauriceMoss

Nice writeup on the marque CriticalThought. I...

Nice writeup on the marque CriticalThought. I don't think anyone covered this brand on the forum before.

You were asking about the lugs on your frame - they are Bocama Professionnelle Luxe lugs...
09-06-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By MauriceMoss

Numbers on the chainstay nozzles: I could...

Numbers on the chainstay nozzles:

I could swear I came across other examples of numbers stamped like that but now I can only find one, a Macario frame:
...
09-06-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By MauriceMoss

I have seen this panto before, but it was on this...

I have seen this panto before, but it was on this same frame when it was listed on eBay (a few years back?) so not much help there. I do remember it being advertised as having a French threaded bb...
09-04-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
Posted By MauriceMoss

Checked some of my pics and it looks like that...

Checked some of my pics and it looks like that number format was used on Gitane Pros. I can't remember seeing one with Prugnat Victoire lugs before though.
09-04-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
Posted By MauriceMoss

Hi MiloFrance, good to hear from you again. ...

Hi MiloFrance, good to hear from you again.

Those are Prugnat Luxe 65 L 'Victoire' lugs, which I think came out in October 1985 (and were, as this writeup states, intended for high end frames):
...
08-26-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,207
Posted By MauriceMoss

It looks like a post Orazio Grenzi Virginia, so...

It looks like a post Orazio Grenzi Virginia, so it should have come out of Luciano Paletti's shop.
08-26-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By MauriceMoss

Like juvela , I have not come across any mentions...

Like juvela , I have not come across any mentions of GiNA branded pumps, either on the French forums mentioned earlier or Facebook groups (Le velo ancien, une passion ! and Vélo vintage, sortie de...
08-05-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By MauriceMoss

The more detailed pictures are provided, the more...

The more detailed pictures are provided, the more accurate the ID will be, as machinist42 mentioned.

Given the info and two pics provided, a WAG would be a mid-70s Italvega, or equivalent Torpado,...
08-05-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,010
Posted By MauriceMoss

Chiesa: ...

Chiesa:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1600/25_fedf7aab361b2a683306909218e05c332f8a1a0d.jpg...
08-05-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,010
Posted By MauriceMoss

Those deep fishmouth stay ends (in my mind) place...

Those deep fishmouth stay ends (in my mind) place this frame in Emilia Romagna, in or around Bologna. The three builders that come to mind are the Patelli brothers, Ugo Chiesa and Rivola (who learned...
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