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07-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,842
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd just like to add my congratulations on owning...

I'd just like to add my congratulations on owning a fantastic and fun Colnago. I love everything about it.
07-13-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Gary Fountain

Your thread title asks about Colnago serial...

Your thread title asks about Colnago serial numbers. As far as I'm concerned, the Colnago serial number system is a mystery to me. I have heard that some guys have unlocked the mystery of late but...
06-18-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 797
Posted By Gary Fountain

I've ridden quite a few saddles since the 1970's...

I've ridden quite a few saddles since the 1970's and I quite liked a Brooks B17 and a Rolls. The Rolls I rode for many years quite comfortably but I chanced on a Concor saddle on a bike I happened to...
06-12-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Gary Fountain

Like everyone else, I love it too.

Like everyone else, I love it too.
06-12-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Gary Fountain

Without much information regarding travel means,...

Without much information regarding travel means, destination, etc., I suggest the LeMond only because it was the first one you listed. It just happens to be a fantastic bike with an iconic name on...
05-30-20, 03:18 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 83,774
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thats a lot of photos HPL, but well worth the...

Thats a lot of photos HPL, but well worth the time taken to post them. A beautiful Colnago.
05-28-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,592
Posted By Gary Fountain

https://i.imgur.com/DtNp91r.jpg?1 Brooks...

https://i.imgur.com/DtNp91r.jpg?1

Brooks Competition:

https://i.imgur.com/yBbu06O.jpg
05-27-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Gary Fountain

After snapping an old Campagnolo aero post I can...

After snapping an old Campagnolo aero post I can attest to just how dangerous it can be. It's quite easy to impale yourself on the stub left in the seat tube. My Campagnolo post didn't bend at all...
05-24-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow, my first Italian bike was a Daccordi exactly...

Wow, my first Italian bike was a Daccordi exactly the same as yours except mine had a Nuovo Record gruppo. My bar tape was also yellow Benotto tape as well as a Turbo saddle. That being said, of...
05-19-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 948
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi and welcome. You have a really nice bike in...

Hi and welcome. You have a really nice bike in the Daccordi. I had a very similar Daccordi in the early 80's and loved it. I traded it on another Italian bike after a few years but it is the bike I...
05-13-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,569
Posted By Gary Fountain

Most of my bikes have had a crank length of 170mm...

Most of my bikes have had a crank length of 170mm but I have had the occasional 172.5mm and 175mm cranks and I don't take much notice of the crank length when riding. I also have one bike with 165mm...
05-13-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,574
Posted By Gary Fountain

My Daccordi didn't have a model name on the frame...

My Daccordi didn't have a model name on the frame but it was approximately built in 1978/9 and was made of Columbus SL tubing. It was built with a Nuovo Record groupset, Cinelli stem and bars with...
05-10-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,574
Posted By Gary Fountain

I remember reading an article in a cycling...

I remember reading an article in a cycling magazine, many years ago, written by Robert Millar (now Philippa York) reflecting on his years in the pro-peleton. Within the article he stated the bicycle...
05-07-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,073
Posted By Gary Fountain

We agree again P!N20. My favourite past and...

We agree again P!N20. My favourite past and present although I do like the Confort variant:

https://i.imgur.com/yJg6Kap.jpg
04-30-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,380
Posted By Gary Fountain

D.A.M Quick

I'm partial to the old D.A.M Quick reels. They are very well made in 'West' Germany and will last a lifetime. Mine all date from the 60's, 70's and 80's from the last century (sounds like a lifetime...
04-24-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Gary Fountain

A lovely bike and great research. Quite light...

A lovely bike and great research. Quite light weight too. A bike I'd like to own and ride so I'm a little envious. Congratulations on a really good build.
04-23-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By Gary Fountain

83 ALAN: https://i.imgur.com/BxKl1zj.jpg?1

83 ALAN:

https://i.imgur.com/BxKl1zj.jpg?1
04-14-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By Gary Fountain

I've had a 50th gruppo fitted to an appropriate...

I've had a 50th gruppo fitted to an appropriate bike since the early 1990's and I love having the gruppo. It is a little bit special and it really does suit the bike. I bought it second hand but in...
04-06-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,690
Posted By Gary Fountain

Fantastic news.

Fantastic news.
03-31-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Gary Fountain

To determine if your frame is Columbus SLX you...

To determine if your frame is Columbus SLX you may have to visually inspect the inside of the bottom bracket and/or feel the ends of the down tube & seat tube searching for any helicoidal...
03-30-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Gary Fountain

With the round tubes, Rossin cast bottom bracket...

With the round tubes, Rossin cast bottom bracket and, I'm guessing, internal brake cable routing in the top tube, my suggestion is that your frame could be a late 80's / early 90's Columbus SLX tubed...
03-29-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd go with a Super Record model from the very...

I'd go with a Super Record model from the very early 80's as my guess. I'd also assume the frame was Columbus SL as well. I think the routing of the cables under the bottom bracket points to this and...
03-29-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,620
Posted By Gary Fountain

I really hope the shop owner recovers this...

I really hope the shop owner recovers this excellent Cinelli and it's still in the condition it was in before the theft. As you said, it is a very special bike. I know if I had my Cinelli Supercorsa...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By Gary Fountain

Best wishes for your sale and I do hope it goes...

Best wishes for your sale and I do hope it goes to a knowledgable and appreciative owner - it sounds like a real beauty.
03-28-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd say a great old, early eighty's frame...

I'd say a great old, early eighty's frame considering the number of bottle cage mounts. It's a beauty and looks to be Columbus SL tubing. I'd be very pleased to have it in my stable.
03-26-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By Gary Fountain

A worthy and worthwhile project. Already a nice...

A worthy and worthwhile project. Already a nice bike to own - best wishes.
03-22-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Gary Fountain

Reading your post, I initially thought Italian as...

Reading your post, I initially thought Italian as your love of Colnago's and Tomassini's was evident. I immediately thought of a frame like a Rossin Prestige with its unique lugs and shaped tubes...
02-25-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,334
Posted By Gary Fountain

To Doug Fattic: Nice work Doug. Your students are...

To Doug Fattic: Nice work Doug. Your students are producing lovely work and congratulations to you for passing on your knowledge.
02-22-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,334
Posted By Gary Fountain

All frames are absolutely stunning. Love them all.

All frames are absolutely stunning. Love them all.
02-22-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,334
Posted By Gary Fountain

Congratulations on a couple of lovely paint jobs....

Congratulations on a couple of lovely paint jobs. I think a closer than 20ft inspection would prove a great finish.

Over my bike obsession years the Legnano colour scheme you have used has always...
02-19-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,334
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks again DD. Over the years I have done...

Thanks again DD. Over the years I have done things to bikes I never really thought I could do - like painting. I'm a bit lucky that I do have a reasonable mechanical appreciation. But, what I see...
02-18-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,334
Posted By Gary Fountain

The old rattle can paint job can look pretty...

The old rattle can paint job can look pretty good. I'd suggest an undercoat first (although you probably know this). Best of luck.

Oh yeah, for all the frames I have painted, I did remove all old...
02-18-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,299
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yeah, I've lost about 1/2" somewhere. I still fit...

Yeah, I've lost about 1/2" somewhere. I still fit my bikes though. If I keep this up my wife may get a discount on my coffin in a couple of years time although she'll still have to squeeze in my...
02-18-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,334
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi jdawginsc, I tried to use airbrushing 'frisk'...

Hi jdawginsc, I tried to use airbrushing 'frisk' paper to cover areas of the frame I didn't want to paint but this was unsuccessful due to the higher spray pressures used with a gun suitable for...
02-18-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,334
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks Drillium Dude; boy you've got a good...

Thanks Drillium Dude; boy you've got a good memory. I had painted a few bikes before I painted this one but I really wanted a frame with the drilled and tapped Campy RH rear dropout and was having...
02-17-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,334
Posted By Gary Fountain

https://i.imgur.com/FLky5WJ.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/FLky5WJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DtNp91r.jpg?1
02-14-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,012
Posted By Gary Fountain

Beautiful work. Move to Australia - please!

Beautiful work. Move to Australia - please!
02-13-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,530
Posted By Gary Fountain

I took over guardianship of this 1938 Malvern...

I took over guardianship of this 1938 Malvern Star bike from my wife's uncle who bought it new in 1938. He originally used it as a telegram delivery boy as the government issued bikes were really...
02-05-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,380
Posted By Gary Fountain

I fully agree rootboy. I can't think of a bicycle...

I fully agree rootboy. I can't think of a bicycle I would appreciate viewing more than a bicycle that has a real history with its owner regardless of it's condition. Money just can't buy that...
02-03-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,380
Posted By Gary Fountain

Fantastic collection T-Mar. I have a real soft...

Fantastic collection T-Mar. I have a real soft spot for old rods and reels and have a modest collection myself. You must have been collecting all your life. I bet you can get lost in your collection...
02-01-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By Gary Fountain

My public - thanks Mark. Thanks for making the...

My public - thanks Mark. Thanks for making the valuable information available. Thanks so much for maintaining your site too. I really can't count the number of times I have accessed your site to find...
01-30-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,932
Posted By Gary Fountain

My butt loves the old, and reasonably priced...

My butt loves the old, and reasonably priced Concor Confort saddles:

https://i.imgur.com/M7lopyc.jpg

Here's another surprisingly comfy saddle, the Campagnolo Electra with the pneumatic bladder...
01-29-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thats very interesting I was actually trying to...

Thats very interesting I was actually trying to cast my mind back to when the first Cannondales hit the Australian shores. I know the front forks weren't carbon as there was a question as to whether...
01-29-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Gary Fountain

A very eyecatching Cannondale and pretty much...

A very eyecatching Cannondale and pretty much unique. I can see why you still have it and it in fantastic condition. Is the steel front fork original? I really like the era too. Congratulations on a...
01-29-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha. I can't count how many times I've told...

Hahaha. I can't count how many times I've told myself, "Enough in enough.". Good luck with your last thought. I have an '82 Bianchi and it is a great bike in top condition but I just can't seem to...
01-28-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thats really interesting Skye, it makes such a...

Thats really interesting Skye, it makes such a difference when you get a good fit and to have 3 perfect fitting bikes is just the next level. I also see that you have a range of really interesting...
01-27-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Gary Fountain

Nothing wrong with that. It sounds like it will...

Nothing wrong with that. It sounds like it will complement your decore. I'm not in the 'must be ridden' camp and who knows what the future will hold for the frame? In the mean time it will be well...
01-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Gary Fountain

Nice research jdawginsc. I agree with your...

Nice research jdawginsc. I agree with your determination of 84 Record. Personally, I have found my Rossin to be an absolutely perfect fit for me and it rides exceptionally well. I think it is my best...
01-27-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Gary Fountain

It looks like it is built with Columbus SL and I...

It looks like it is built with Columbus SL and I would date it from the early 1980's. It's a pity that it doesn't have it's original front fork but I have seen them on ebay.

Have you had a look at...
01-27-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,739
Posted By Gary Fountain

1990 Rossin Prestige: ...

1990 Rossin Prestige:

https://i.imgur.com/f7VG6se.jpg?1

Onya PIN20
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