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05-29-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By artclone

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I just noticed your awesome stem. I did a...
05-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By artclone

Pretty and cool. I think the bars can go...

Pretty and cool.

I think the bars can go places your shoulders canít, lol.

Nice job.
05-03-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,677
Posted By artclone

It is a Reg, chromed steel.

It is a Reg, chromed steel.
05-03-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,677
Posted By artclone

The story ended well! I got the money mostly back...

The story ended well! I got the money mostly back and found a similar and beautiful Super Corsa instead.

I even got to keep the frame and fork. A local frame builder said it could indeed be...
04-18-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By artclone

Love it. Why are you stripping paint? It looks to...

Love it. Why are you stripping paint? It looks to be in good condition.

How will you protect the chrome on fork crown from blasting?

(Asking because I have a frame needing powdercoat but has...
09-27-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By artclone

Oooh, nice. You might want aluminum Super Record...

Oooh, nice. You might want aluminum Super Record holders to go with that headset.
09-19-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By artclone

Yeah, mine is a tame earlier one but still has...

Yeah, mine is a tame earlier one but still has seatstay caps panto'd and very simple bird cutout under bb. Need more evidence.

Is that a Zunow decal on the left rear seatstay?
09-19-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By artclone

I saw that too! But I already have an (even...

I saw that too! But I already have an (even smaller) Zunow project going I bought from unworthy1
09-13-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,716
Posted By artclone

I do! They're actually brass tinted aluminum. ...

I do! They're actually brass tinted aluminum. Beautiful, beefy machine I have on my Fisher tube console in the garage. Would really clash with my favorite bike (80s celeste Bianchi), so I won't...
09-10-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,129
Posted By artclone

'81 Puch Austro-Daimler Vent Noir

My 1981 Puch Austro-Daimler Vent Noir just got a cockpit makeover. I think the bar tape will age to match nicely (get sweat stained, in other words). Thanks for saddle and...
09-01-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By artclone

PM sent

PM sent
08-20-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By artclone

Love it! Looks like a 58cm or so. What are its...

Love it! Looks like a 58cm or so. What are its measurements?
08-13-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By artclone

Pretty! Those Mistrals always have sharp paint...

Pretty! Those Mistrals always have sharp paint schemes.

I've got an early 80s 56cm 531 Puch and enjoy its ride.
08-10-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By artclone

Scary. You are a good friend. That's an odd...

Scary. You are a good friend.

That's an odd break - - any chance the derailleur got caught in the spokes before the DO cracked?
07-30-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By artclone

Score! Love it.

Score! Love it.
07-29-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,454
Posted By artclone

That is interesting. Hard to tell without brake...

That is interesting. Hard to tell without brake bridge pics if that's due to the kind of brakes you have. Here's mine:...
07-29-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,454
Posted By artclone

Bianchi was not consistant with much in those...

Bianchi was not consistant with much in those years.

Serial number on the BB shell was normal for these bikes in the transition to Piaggio ownership years. My SC has it there, as does a (damaged)...
07-28-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,454
Posted By artclone

Yeah, the Specialissima was their top of line...

Yeah, the Specialissima was their top of line model (60s/70s maybe earlier), then it was the race frameset (late 70s/early 80s), then in the mid-80s they started slapping the decal on anything...
07-28-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,454
Posted By artclone

Sweet! Welcome to the club. If you can't find a...

Sweet! Welcome to the club. If you can't find a model name it was probably (as you and others have metioned) sold as a Specialissima framset, especially since it appears built up of racer-preferred...
07-22-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,316
Posted By artclone

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Great photos! I...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Great photos! I especially like the old store with the old truck, the man in front of the tattoo parlor, and the water tower with red VW, but the lanscapes are...
06-26-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By artclone

Beautiful. GLWS!

Beautiful. GLWS!
06-12-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By artclone

You can remove the chain (or even the derailleur)...

You can remove the chain (or even the derailleur) without breaking the chain or removing pulley wheel on those. You aren't missing anything. Great design. Suntour Cyclone and a few others are the...
06-06-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By artclone

Pretty bike! Striking colors, I like it. I...

Pretty bike! Striking colors, I like it.

I actually dig the chainring guard - - is it Sugino? Very Practical. I think Campagnolo made a similar aluminum for cyclocross racing.

The rear...
06-05-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By artclone

It's yours - - PM me your address.

It's yours - - PM me your address.
06-03-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 72,863
Posted By artclone

Thanks marius.suiram for a flawless transaction....

Thanks marius.suiram for a flawless transaction. Happy bike, happy life . . . isn't that the saying?
06-03-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By artclone

Yes, it mounted up perfectly. Even had a couple...

Yes, it mounted up perfectly. Even had a couple micro-thin washers against the claw to adjust for minimal play and still swing. No locknut required or possible - - bolt doesn't extend out other...
05-24-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By artclone

IDK, this one looks like a thin nut on a thin...

IDK, this one looks like a thin nut on a thin hanger. You think it's long enough to go through an integral hanger and have room for the locknut?
05-24-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By artclone

Hopefully the same bolt works on both, but I'll...

Hopefully the same bolt works on both, but I'll let you know.
05-24-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By artclone

pm sent

pm sent
05-03-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,122
Posted By artclone

Came here to point this out too.

Came here to point this out too.
05-03-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By artclone

My Scorpius was outfit with silver: Chorus with...

My Scorpius was outfit with silver: Chorus with silver Open Pros. But its paint scheme was bright pink fading to purple.

I agree black makes your bold blue really pop.

Sweet bike!
04-26-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,122
Posted By artclone

You wouldn't think the stock smooth pulley wheels...

You wouldn't think the stock smooth pulley wheels would make a difference. But mine shifts an old 5-speed, straight-tooth Regina freewheel just fine with toothed pulleys and a 6-speed chain.

Is...
04-20-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 89,187
Posted By artclone

Cutie!!

Cutie!!
04-03-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By artclone

As far as I can tell, there are three varieties...

As far as I can tell, there are three varieties of VN finish. This cool and maybe rarer matte black, a dark black chromo velato like I have, and a lighter "smokey" chromo velato.

Great bike. This...
03-31-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By artclone

Nice!

Nice!
03-27-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By artclone

GLWS The Avocet W makes a really great...

GLWS

The Avocet W makes a really great upright saddle for men.
03-19-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 72,863
Posted By artclone

Great transaction with Steve Whitlatch ...

Great transaction with Steve Whitlatch

suspicious though: part received so fast he must have had advance notice I was going to buy
03-11-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By artclone

What year? I think 1980ish ones came spread...

What year? I think 1980ish ones came spread 130mm, possibly to fit the freewheel they needed plus Portacatena.
03-10-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,729
Posted By artclone

Those are nice Mariplast copies. I hope they do...

Those are nice Mariplast copies. I hope they do another run.
03-10-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,673
Posted By artclone

Pretty bike!

Pretty bike!
03-02-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,933
Posted By artclone

Will any of the bikes we love ever go up in...

Will any of the bikes we love ever go up in value? Seems like we're at the peak or just after the peak for 60s-80s classic road bikes, Italian, Japanese, or otherwise.
02-26-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By artclone

Score! Great deal, nice bike. Should clean up...

Score! Great deal, nice bike. Should clean up pretty.
02-24-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,477
Posted By artclone

It's glorious!

It's glorious!
02-21-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 56,266
Views: 8,016,336
Posted By artclone

If real, a killer deal. $700 1980 Bianchi...

If real, a killer deal. $700 1980 Bianchi Specialissima
Says 58cm, but looks larger. Some newer parts. Willing to inspect:facilitate - - I have one so know what to look for.

Wow.
...
02-20-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 89,187
Posted By artclone

Ooh, pretty! Nice job.

Ooh, pretty! Nice job.
02-20-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,594
Posted By artclone

My Rallye has canti brakes so perfect for...

My Rallye has canti brakes so perfect for utility/commuter w/big tires. Very similar to yours with Specialissima sticker, chromed bits,...
02-19-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,594
Posted By artclone

Super cool! Great pics. I'm finishing up a...

Super cool! Great pics.
I'm finishing up a similar aged white w/blue Bianchi Rallye. It's a great color scheme!
02-18-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By artclone

Yeah, if you remove stem a file or similar across...

Yeah, if you remove stem a file or similar across notches will work but cover tool with tape so you don't scratch the beauty. Google "Tange Areo headset" or Tange AR-202 for exploded pics on...
02-18-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By artclone

One of my faves! Those headsets are cool and...

One of my faves! Those headsets are cool and hard to find.

Lovely score.
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