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07-21-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By kenhawkeye

I have a pair of red label Fiamme rims on Campy...

I have a pair of red label Fiamme rims on Campy High flange hubs which have the stamp Fiamme and a single oval decal earlier rim which I use for stretching tubs. The stamping on that says Brevetto...
04-13-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,998
Posted By kenhawkeye

The Brampton B88 pedals are 40's 50's

The Brampton B88 pedals are 40's 50's
04-13-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,998
Posted By kenhawkeye

Nice Photo and a great bike collection. You came...

Nice Photo and a great bike collection. You came to the right place here; plenty of knowledgeable riders always willing to give advice. As for any possible repaint, we are very fortunate in the UK to...
04-09-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,998
Posted By kenhawkeye

I live in Swanage. Not sure where you are, but...

I live in Swanage. Not sure where you are, but when this lockdown is over contact me and I'll try my best to help you.
03-16-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
Posted By kenhawkeye

Beautiful bike and very fortunate with the...

Beautiful bike and very fortunate with the chrome. Underneath my stairs with other Invalides, I have a 1986 Sammontana frame with chromed forks which look as though they were covered with crumpled...
02-26-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By kenhawkeye

I always enjoy your posts of my Grail bikes...

I always enjoy your posts of my Grail bikes especially as they are invariably 4 cms too big for me. Phew!
02-26-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By kenhawkeye

I don't know if you can buy them in the USA but I...

I don't know if you can buy them in the USA but I use Knipex cutters I bought in Germany. They were expensive but are brilliant...clean cut every time with no straggling wires
02-26-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By kenhawkeye

+! for Viner paint chipping. I had 1978 Special...

+! for Viner paint chipping. I had 1978 Special Professional that was so bad, I had it repainted by Bob Jackson. the decals peeled badly too. They are a nice ride though and I've seen Front forks for...
02-26-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By kenhawkeye

+1 I've used Sodium hydroxide to remove aluminum...

+1 I've used Sodium hydroxide to remove aluminum seat posts. I worked in a well-ventilated room, where there was no likelihood of children being in the vicinity and also no likelihood of a naked...
01-13-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By kenhawkeye

I was so glad it wasn't my size. I've looked at 4...

I was so glad it wasn't my size. I've looked at 4 1977 frames recently which were all dubious. This looks amazing. I look forward to shots of the build
01-07-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By kenhawkeye

X marks the Viner?

The dropout has holes for a portacatena, so it may be earlier than you think. It looks nothing like my Viner, which has a star cutout in the BB, stars in the lugs and stars in the fork. The best way...
08-12-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By kenhawkeye

Interesting, especially when some top riders were...

Interesting, especially when some top riders were known to ride bikes made by their preferred bike builder, with decals applied to display the team they were riding for.
12-02-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By kenhawkeye

Changing spring on Campagnolo Nuovo Record FD

I'm sitting here drinking my second morning coffee with a Novo and Super Record which I've done that with sitting on the desk, and I'm still smiling. On one, I replaced the cage and pivot arm too and...
11-12-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By kenhawkeye

I saw that too and it's for sale near my...

I saw that too and it's for sale near my hometown. I thought of asking for BB close-up pics but that old feeling in the gut told me to just move on
01-09-18, 01:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,346
Posted By kenhawkeye

Not sure if I covet anything but I do rather...

Not sure if I covet anything but I do rather like Otis's 1977 Bianchi Specialissima Barcellona
09-26-17, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By kenhawkeye

It doesn't look particularly high-end and is a...

It doesn't look particularly high-end and is a similar style to the BSA photo included, so quite old and not aluminum. There was an Indian firm called RS Industries which made parts for export but I...
09-26-17, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By kenhawkeye

I had one of those too, great ride. This is the...

I had one of those too, great ride. This is the link for one in great condition Bianchi Superleggera 1979 - speedbicycles.com (http://www.speedbicycles.ch/velo/461/bianchi_superleggera_1979.html)
09-25-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By kenhawkeye

Hopefully, this photo from Speedbicycles site...

Hopefully, this photo from Speedbicycles site will show engraved 3ttt bars fitted to a 1978 Bianchi with Almarc leathers. The NOS ones which have been sold for a few years, I think are mid to late...
09-25-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By kenhawkeye

I only ever bought one of those NOS Almarc bars...

I only ever bought one of those NOS Almarc bars with leather already fitted. The detail wasn't etched in like previous 3ttt bars so I didn't consider them appropriate for an authentic build. However,...
01-02-17, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,757
Posted By kenhawkeye

I think this is one for Bianchi Girl or Otis....

I think this is one for Bianchi Girl or Otis. I've had a few high-end Bianchis from 77 to 86 but I'm not sure about this. The Campy dropout has a hole for a Portacatena which was introduced in 1977...
10-10-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By kenhawkeye

I've just finished building my 1983. I look...

I've just finished building my 1983. I look forward to seeing yours. Looks like a Competizione
09-26-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By kenhawkeye

Spot-on John. I once drove from Swanage on the...

Spot-on John. I once drove from Swanage on the South Coast to a jumble in Cardiff, Wales and dropped in on a guy who does all the Welsh jumbles. Scored myself a 1985 Bianchi Specialissima in need of...
09-26-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By kenhawkeye

As it happens, I am just about to put Campy...

As it happens, I am just about to put Campy shifters on exactly the bike you are asking about. The right shifter boss looks to be alloy and not steel. It might even be attached to its partner on the...
09-26-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By kenhawkeye

If you are in the UK, there are often bike jumble...

If you are in the UK, there are often bike jumble sales at most bike meets, Check out this site ttp://www.campyoldy.co.uk. As well as having the best collection of Campanolo NOS parts for sale, he...
03-03-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By kenhawkeye

The right sided front brake is a British thing....

The right sided front brake is a British thing. The theory being that if you are on the left side of the road and hand-signalling to turn right, your left hand is on the rear brake for safer braking....
09-30-13, 03:30 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,458
Posted By kenhawkeye

Is he related to the guy in Poland who put his...

Is he related to the guy in Poland who put his "Pantographing" on Ebay? I tried to point out that his freehand engraving looked as though it was done by somebody with the DT's and he accused me of...
05-28-13, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,023
Posted By kenhawkeye

In the late 70's when (IMHO) some of their best...

In the late 70's when (IMHO) some of their best race bikes were produced, the Raleigh race department was based at Ilkeston in Derbyshire, England and the race bike serial numbers began "SB"..... not...
04-08-13, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By kenhawkeye

I think your answer is spot-on. I've had a stress...

I think your answer is spot-on. I've had a stress fracture on a 1979 Ciocc and it was nothing like that. The frame-builders I use, advised against using the bike or replacing both sides. That damage...
04-01-13, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By kenhawkeye

I hope you didn't pay a lot for it

I hope you didn't pay a lot for it
04-01-13, 04:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,743
Posted By kenhawkeye

I love this Gomango. I had a mental image as I...

I love this Gomango. I had a mental image as I read the description over the second coffee...nice one!
04-01-13, 03:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,743
Posted By kenhawkeye

I've had a good laugh at that particular Ebay...

I've had a good laugh at that particular Ebay listing because I'm working on a similar De Rosa I bought for 180 with C Record BB and Headset, because the seatpost was stuck. Part of the problem is...
04-01-13, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kenhawkeye

I am Paypal verified and I have found that the...

I am Paypal verified and I have found that the safety of Paypal when dealing with parts of the world that aren't as financially safe as Europe or USA far outweighs any of the other problems. I keep a...
02-25-13, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,125
Posted By kenhawkeye

Ray Dobbins gives some great tips on his web...

Ray Dobbins gives some great tips on his web site. Well worth a visit
02-25-13, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,408
Posted By kenhawkeye

You're only a virgin once, then after, the...

You're only a virgin once, then after, the pleasure is for a lifetime
11-05-12, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By kenhawkeye

A lot of Dural frames were made by Vitus and I...

A lot of Dural frames were made by Vitus and I just sold a 1984 Peugeot with a decal that said Duralumin 979. Pegeot entered some in the 1984/7 TDF. It is incredibly light and is an aluminum/mag...
11-05-12, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By kenhawkeye

On Super Record, 11 in a square was definitely...

On Super Record, 11 in a square was definitely 1985 but not sure if the code applied to "C" Record as well as SR
10-17-12, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,023
Posted By kenhawkeye

If you take the original to a seriously good...

If you take the original to a seriously good automotive paint shop, they will be able to do a computerised colour match that would be very near. Failing that get a Pantone colour swatch and that...
09-24-12, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By kenhawkeye

I have a frame with the paint lifting on the top...

I have a frame with the paint lifting on the top tube. I used some very strong clear tape to lift it completely and then pasted it to a piece of card. The color-match company near to me were then...
09-10-12, 03:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By kenhawkeye

Unless it is an actual group set, I would always...

Unless it is an actual group set, I would always sell separately to get the best price. Put them on to finish on a Sunday evening so that you get the maximum number of potential buyers sitting there...
09-03-12, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,674
Posted By kenhawkeye

Interestingly, there is a 1986 Specialissima...

Interestingly, there is a 1986 Specialissima Superleggera currently on Ebay Italy for a BIN of a massive $3200. It looks very like my 1985 but has a 1987 Championship decal. I'd love an expert...
08-27-12, 03:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By kenhawkeye

Buy the Raleigh and get some decent wheels for it

Buy the Raleigh and get some decent wheels for it
08-06-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By kenhawkeye

I've used Cyclomondo and he is top. Great...

I've used Cyclomondo and he is top. Great service, friendly manner and attention to detail
07-30-12, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By kenhawkeye

I live in the UK and there is a Pantograph in a...

I live in the UK and there is a Pantograph in a little town in Dorset, who is very good but as the others have said, Otis is the man. Always a pleasure to see your work
02-06-12, 02:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,239
Posted By kenhawkeye

Re White hawk, I found this interesting...

Re White hawk, I found this interesting site:-http://www.diversityinutah.com/albino1.html.
01-30-12, 03:21 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,239
Posted By kenhawkeye

I love reading your travelogues. Each one paints...

I love reading your travelogues. Each one paints another picture of the US. The white hawk you saw could have been a white Red-Tailed Hawk. There have been sightings of these birds as far apart as...
01-02-12, 04:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,751
Posted By kenhawkeye

Wow! What a gift! I sold a '78 Bianchi...

Wow! What a gift! I sold a '78 Bianchi Specialissima last year because I had a whiplash problem and I would put money on it being a '78, especially looking at the Campy components. The rear...
11-14-11, 04:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,239
Posted By kenhawkeye

Belated good wishes BG from across the pond in...

Belated good wishes BG from across the pond in UK. I always enjoy your comments and net time I'm in the States, I look forward to seeing a rig overtake me with a vintage Bianchi tightly strapped to...
11-14-11, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,670
Posted By kenhawkeye

On some high-end late 70's bikes, a serial number...

On some high-end late 70's bikes, a serial number was stamped into either side of the top of the seat tube. If my memory serves me well on my 78 Specialissima, there was a 7.8 on one side and a 4...
10-10-11, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By kenhawkeye

Usually before a frame was painted, the parts...

Usually before a frame was painted, the parts that would be exposed bright chrome were bright-polished, then the whole frame was chromed, so anything which was intended to be under paint was never as...
08-08-11, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By kenhawkeye

I sent a '78 Bianchi to Taiwan from UK last year...

I sent a '78 Bianchi to Taiwan from UK last year and packed it myself with tips from C & V plus other information from the internet and friends who'd done similar. If you let me have your email...
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