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06-18-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Gary Fountain

As you say, the pantographed components are more...

As you say, the pantographed components are more than likely original - why wouldn't they be? It is a lovely, and special bike.
06-17-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Gary Fountain

Freddy is in the classiest of company there. I...

Freddy is in the classiest of company there. I wonder whatever happened to those Campagnolo signs?
06-17-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,300
Posted By Gary Fountain

I put this down to 'another classic Colnago...

I put this down to 'another classic Colnago saved'. I can imagine that first mile in the saddle and I was confident it would get a - WOW.

I get a little 'tired' of hearing how too flamboyant...
06-16-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow, it looks to be straight off the showroom...

Wow, it looks to be straight off the showroom floor. Such a pity the seatpost slipped on the maiden ride. I hope the seatpost wasn't marred. Such a well put together bike and I can imagine it will be...
06-16-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Gary Fountain

Sir_Name, a very nice little celebration of...

Sir_Name, a very nice little celebration of Freddy Maertens. He seemed to be everyone's favourite rider at the time. So, Boule d'Or was a brand of cigarette. Did you find your lovely Colnago with...
06-14-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Gary Fountain

Searching my failing memory i'm pretty confident...

Searching my failing memory i'm pretty confident it is one of Colnago's 'commemorative' (if thats the right word) models like the Roger de Vlaeminck or the Saronni. I know i've seen it before. More...
06-11-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'm always ready to 'pull the trigger' on an old...

I'm always ready to 'pull the trigger' on an old track machine.
06-11-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yes, it is built by Colnago to recognise...

Yes, it is built by Colnago to recognise Saronni's Giro d' Italia/World championship wins and his connection to Colnago bicycles. Fantastic to see the Campagnolo Gran Sport components as well as the...
06-03-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,984
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yes, the REG cages do appear in the Bianchi...

Yes, the REG cages do appear in the Bianchi catalogues on the 'Bulgier' site. I love the old TA cages but the REG cages did appear on quite a few bikes and they were quality cages and similar to the...
06-02-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,984
Posted By Gary Fountain

I have the standard REG (Italian) bottle cage on...

I have the standard REG (Italian) bottle cage on my '82 Bianchi Campione del Mondo:

https://i.imgur.com/rzvms7z.jpg
05-30-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,300
Posted By Gary Fountain

It's going to be a fantastic bike - and well...

It's going to be a fantastic bike - and well loved too. Great find with the hi-lo hub.

Is it just me but I think there are other bikes that are equal to an early 80's (I'm guessing 1980) Colnago...
05-25-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,729
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha - sorry about the 'backhanded' compliments...

Hahaha - sorry about the 'backhanded' compliments but Ugly Betty does stand out from the crowd - in a good way of course. I'd love to visit East Indiana and even take Ugly Betty for a quick spin but,...
05-20-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,729
Posted By Gary Fountain

Ugly Betty Hilda - what can I say? I can't argue....

Ugly Betty Hilda - what can I say? I can't argue. Really, she's not that pretty....but she is attractive. Look....I absolutely hate those rising stems but I just can't look away. Is it that 'car...
05-20-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,729
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hobbs, Hercules and Humber - all fantastic and...

Hobbs, Hercules and Humber - all fantastic and all bring back memories of my youth. Oh how I wanted a bike like the Humber or Hercules - black with a Sturmey Archer hub. It wasn't to be.

I did,...
05-20-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,729
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi P!N20, I know you've seen this bike before but...

Hi P!N20, I know you've seen this bike before but it is one that I am very proud to own. It's an Aussie built Hillman. In fact it was built by Gordon Hill in 1984 and it's just a fun bike to ride. I...
05-06-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By Gary Fountain

What a brilliant find. I'm so glad it fell into...

What a brilliant find. I'm so glad it fell into the right hands when it could have ended up.......well....I don't really want to think about that.

At one time I had over 50 bikes, all ridable, all...
04-28-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

Beautiful. Well done.

Beautiful. Well done.
04-23-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,341
Posted By Gary Fountain

I've been sitting here in Hervey Bay Queensland...

I've been sitting here in Hervey Bay Queensland for the past 5 weeks with two crushed feet and the thing I have been dreaming of is a bike ride down the east coast. Then your thread pops up. Thanks...
04-23-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wrapping a decal around a tube is ALWAYS...

Wrapping a decal around a tube is ALWAYS difficult at the meeting of the ends. It's really hard to achieve that perfect join. I've never been able to achieve it so I try for a less noticeable...
04-22-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

A very nice looking frame. Most desirable in my...

A very nice looking frame. Most desirable in my eyes. I wouldn't worry too much about the seams either.
04-08-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By Gary Fountain

If you're looking for a frame at the thrift store...

If you're looking for a frame at the thrift store I would take "squirtdad's" advice and look for that good old Reynolds 531 decal on a frame. As for the era - the Reynolds decals can be dated roughly...
04-08-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 814
Posted By Gary Fountain

It appears that you have a few very nice British...

It appears that you have a few very nice British bikes plus a Bridgestone. Your British bikes sound like they would be from a period where Reynolds 531 was 'king'. I would suggest sticking to that...
04-01-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,420
Posted By Gary Fountain

And well worth re-posting. A beauty.

And well worth re-posting. A beauty.
02-21-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,443
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wooden plugs / cork plugs - something you did...

Wooden plugs / cork plugs - something you did yourself to stop the ingress of mud, crud and moisture (my reason for this process). I bet there are many and varied reasons why bike owners did this to...
02-16-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,642
Posted By Gary Fountain

Not visible as yet.

Not visible as yet.
02-16-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,642
Posted By Gary Fountain

No photo as yet but it sounds British - very...

No photo as yet but it sounds British - very rough guess.
02-15-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By Gary Fountain

I still like the Cinelli binder bolt but using it...

I still like the Cinelli binder bolt but using it depends on the binder bolt hole diameter on your frame and if the outer ends of the hole are recessed/stepped up in diameter to suit the Cinelli...
02-15-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By Gary Fountain

This image is from the Classic Rendezvous site...

This image is from the Classic Rendezvous site and it sounds like the image was from an old Bicycling Magazine test of a Windsor:

https://i.imgur.com/3De5XVz.png
02-14-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By Gary Fountain

I like to just clean-up the frame and find...

I like to just clean-up the frame and find components with a similar patina to suit the frame. That said, if the condition is really bad I have often just touched-up really poor areas or have...
02-14-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By Gary Fountain

I know you're not asking how to fix the dents but...

I know you're not asking how to fix the dents but small dents can be repaired with bodyfiller and a file to bring it back to round but the best way to fill the hole is to remove the paint from the...
02-14-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Gary Fountain

There's so much to like about your bike and my...

There's so much to like about your bike and my size too. Great build.
02-14-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By Gary Fountain

That looks like a Simplex made bolt - not that...

That looks like a Simplex made bolt - not that that is of any consequence. I think your Windsor needs a 3-part nut and bolt 'system' like you would find on a Cinelli Supercorsa. I think the Windsor's...
02-12-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 935
Posted By Gary Fountain

It's been a nice day here in Hervey Bay,...

It's been a nice day here in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Aust. Hope your day has been just as good?
02-12-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks dmerk2 and flyingPiggy. You can really...

Thanks dmerk2 and flyingPiggy. You can really imagine just how nice Orbit's bike will be when it's built.
02-11-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By Gary Fountain

It sure sounded like ESA Mexico though.

It sure sounded like ESA Mexico though.
02-11-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By Gary Fountain

Very nice Colnago jjhabbs in the Buckler team...

Very nice Colnago jjhabbs in the Buckler team colours and a Master Piu frame at that. It looks fantastic with the Campagnolo Super Record components but the original racing bikes that Buckler used...
02-10-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yes, it does look like a Conic SLX but it is...

Yes, it does look like a Conic SLX but it is different to mine as well as CliffordK's. My Conic's lugs are single pointed while yours has 3 pointed lugs (very desirable). I wonder if it is some other...
02-10-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yes flyingPiggy, I too think it is probably an...

Yes flyingPiggy, I too think it is probably an ESA Mexico due to the absence of rifling but sometimes it is hard to detect. The Conic SLX is indeed Columbus SLX. My Conic SLX has 8 flutes on the...
02-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By Gary Fountain

flyingPiggy could be spot on but also look into a...

flyingPiggy could be spot on but also look into a Colnago model called a 'Conic SLX - Totally Spiral' frame. Your description sounds a little like this frame. These frames were produced around the...
02-09-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By Gary Fountain

Good on ya styggno1 - yes the extra lug points....

Good on ya styggno1 - yes the extra lug points. And may I say, you have a beautiful bike.
02-09-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Midway, I think you are correct in saying Piu...

Hi Midway, I think you are correct in saying Piu means Plus but the plus is the internal routing of the brake cable. There is another difference from the Master model but I just can't think what that...
02-08-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By Gary Fountain

I didn't pick-up on the one set of bidon mounts -...

I didn't pick-up on the one set of bidon mounts - none on the seat tube. The single bidon mount was fazed out by most every frame builder around 1986/7 where 2 sets of bidon mounts were now becoming...
02-08-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Gary Fountain

So interesting Chombi1 - I reckon it must be a...

So interesting Chombi1 - I reckon it must be a 'French" thing too - haha. Come to think of it, I used old Campy bolts to mount the levers to the Campy band.
02-08-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Gary Fountain

I reckon the Huret band will work. If not, the...

I reckon the Huret band will work. If not, the Simplex Retrofriction levers will adapt to quite a range of bands. I fit my retrofriction levers to Campagnolo bands. Great choice in levers by the way.
02-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 102,005
Posted By Gary Fountain

I just love this thread. So many wonderful...

I just love this thread. So many wonderful Italian bikes and all so different yet all have that certain 'Italian' flair.

It's a lovely day here and I'm completely inspired. I'm going to get out...
02-07-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By Gary Fountain

Your lovely Master Piu looks like an early 1990's...

Your lovely Master Piu looks like an early 1990's example to me. A beautiful bike and it must be hard to look at without being able to ride it.

I would chase a later Campagnolo C-Record groupset...
02-07-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By Gary Fountain

A lovely Master Piu frame. I would estimate the...

A lovely Master Piu frame. I would estimate the frame to be a mid to late 1980's build and the front fork to be an early 90's example. It's so hard to pin-point a Colnago frame's build date.

I...
01-31-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,687
Posted By Gary Fountain

I like it a lot. Beautiful.

I like it a lot. Beautiful.
01-18-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By Gary Fountain

Some real beauties within that link. Thanks. I...

Some real beauties within that link. Thanks. I love the Rossin Prestige but it's most probably gone by now.
01-12-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,503
Posted By Gary Fountain

"Blood oath!" - or I used to when I was...

"Blood oath!" - or I used to when I was younger.
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