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04-17-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,763
Posted By velomateo

We had lots of back and forth emails about...

We had lots of back and forth emails about transferring my eldest son's registration to his younger brother. Finally received an email a couple days ago stating that they were just too busy to do it...
04-16-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,191
Posted By velomateo

Personally, I find collections of this size a...

Personally, I find collections of this size a little...excessive. I would be more inclined to switch bikes every so often as opposed to hoarding 50 - 100 bikes. I honestly get a little exasperated...
04-15-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,191
Posted By velomateo

I just checked, still there

I just checked, still there
04-15-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,191
Posted By velomateo

Investment opportunity on eBay mega collection

https://www.ebay.com/itm/134086455954?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dd0c01ac9f75541fcb950c36a3e3c05e5%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%...
04-14-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,763
Posted By velomateo

Vitma I have a similar fitment issue on one of my...

Vitma I have a similar fitment issue on one of my bikes. It always picks up pepper tree seeds and wedges them between tire and brake. If you install a second brake washer it will raise the brake, and...
04-13-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By velomateo

Youíre going to need a pair of those Rudy Project...

Youíre going to need a pair of those Rudy Project shades too. Sweet frame and story.
04-10-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Wrapped up the build on the Rossin yesterday. Iím...

Wrapped up the build on the Rossin yesterday. Iím really pleased with how it turned out and Iím going to give it a shakedown ride today. I did manage to use a lot of the parts from the Donor-dale,...
04-07-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By velomateo

Keep the kid and get some Cobaltos

Keep the kid and get some Cobaltos
04-04-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 721
Posted By velomateo

Wind chime project?

Wind chime project?
04-01-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Busy day today, lots of progress on the Rossin...

Busy day today, lots of progress on the Rossin project.
Finished up decal application. Did the fork and rear triangle. I wasn’t sure I was going to use the seatstay stripes or not, but they’re...
03-28-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,072
Posted By velomateo

Maybe not your home repair, but a repair none the...

Maybe not your home repair, but a repair none the less. Appears someone drilled and tapped what remained of a broken cable stop, creative repair though. New paint looks great btw.
03-26-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Most of the decals had been removed when I got...

Most of the decals had been removed when I got the bike. The clear coat was so ridiculously thin, that removing them was fairly simple. I did use a hairdryer to make them more pliable, once warmed up...
03-26-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Thanks, I'm glad I was able to clear away all the...

Thanks, I'm glad I was able to clear away all the old decal edges and even out the color. I'm pretty pleased with the results.
03-25-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Rossin project continues on at a comfortable...

Rossin project continues on at a comfortable pace. After prepping the frame for new decals, there was a significant wait for the new decals to arrive. It appears the customs departments of Australia...
03-18-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
Posted By velomateo

I had to go back through the Craigslist thread...

I had to go back through the Craigslist thread because I had not seen the discussion, and WOW - you practically stole it. Not only a grail bike but also an amazing deal.
Frame looks really nice, I...
03-11-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By velomateo

If he's looking to sell, I'm down to double his...

If he's looking to sell, I'm down to double his investment :)
03-10-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By velomateo

Not sure what you mean by ďmockedĒ, but I think...

Not sure what you mean by ďmockedĒ, but I think it is a great find and Iím curious to see what other details the OP finds that could help determine what this bike actually is.
03-10-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By velomateo

First off, to the OP, awesome find. I haven't...

First off, to the OP, awesome find.
I haven't seen it mentioned yet, but looks like there's a number plate tab on this frame. So, I would think custom or high end production...maybe team issue...
02-25-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Since my last post Iíve done some cleaning on the...

Since my last post Iíve done some cleaning on the paint of the Rossin. I wet sanded the areas where the huge decal kit once was, starting with 1500 grit wet followed by 3000 grit. I was successful in...
02-20-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By velomateo

So you think they didnít intend to sell it or...

So you think they didnít intend to sell it or that it wasnít a real Confente? Iím sorry, as I said I didnít get to see that one.
02-20-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By velomateo

I didnít get to see that one, as I was a little...

I didnít get to see that one, as I was a little late to the party. Whoever this collector was, he had extremely good taste. On top of all the others to a have Confente as well. What a Boss.
02-20-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By velomateo

Yes, it does appear that this is a full time gig....

Yes, it does appear that this is a full time gig. And I wondered if the toy trains could have come from the same place. But the bikes, Tesch (like five of them) Masi, Merckx, two Appels, Serotta and...
02-20-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By velomateo

EBAY seller mega score

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-BIKE-FRAME-APPEL-EXCELLENT-/115253884175?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

I saw this Appel frameset on eBay a few days ago....
02-19-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

The only ugly stuff is hidden under the top tube....

The only ugly stuff is hidden under the top tube. The bike came with a pump peg clamped to the top tube that caused a small corrosion spot, also wear marks from the pump rattling around. I think I'm...
02-18-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Thanks, I have had some good luck with this...

Thanks, I have had some good luck with this one...I think I'm due though.

New decals will be applied after I'm done cleaning up the paint. I was actually just checking what was available vs what...
02-17-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Hereís the bare frame after removing what was...

Hereís the bare frame after removing what was left of the original decals. Also, I found the serial number stamp on the left dropout. Always just expect the serial number to be on the bottom bracket,...
02-17-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Haha, I thought you were just using the Ghibli bb...

Haha, I thought you were just using the Ghibli bb pic only as a reference. That should make a nice shelf or desk piece though.
02-17-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Exciting. The panto stem was shipped from the...

Exciting. The panto stem was shipped from the Netherlands. Took a chance on a seller with only 2 reviews, I'm glad it worked out.
02-16-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

3ttt panto stem and Merckx bend bars arrived...

3ttt panto stem and Merckx bend bars arrived today. Very pleased, theyíre exactly what I was looking for.

...
02-16-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

The Ghibli is a bit newer frame, and super cool I...

The Ghibli is a bit newer frame, and super cool I must say. Iím quite sure my frame is a Record model, due to the color, chrome and decal outline on the chain stays. I guess the fork could be Oria...
02-16-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Had the time to tear down the Rossin and...

Had the time to tear down the Rossin and fortunately all the original Shimano 600 group came off without a fight. Bottom bracket fixed cup was notably snug, but that was expected…and required.
...
02-15-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

I saw those. I wanted something that looked more...

I saw those. I wanted something that looked more like the original style Record cups.
02-15-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

I haven’t updated this thread in a while, but not...

I haven’t updated this thread in a while, but not because the project has stagnated. So here’s an update:
Continued with cleaning of parts from the Donor-dale. Brakes are mostly finished. I...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By velomateo

That’s a beautiful bicycle. I am always amazed at...

That’s a beautiful bicycle. I am always amazed at the level of detail on the RH frames.

Just a note, the right rear brake pad is installed backwards.
02-05-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,389
Posted By velomateo

Oh that's a nice one. Good score. Love that...

Oh that's a nice one. Good score.
Love that decal on the top tube, very cool.
02-01-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,140
Posted By velomateo

Oh yeah, those are definitely different. Might be...

Oh yeah, those are definitely different. Might be a little tough to replace pads in those.
01-31-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,140
Posted By velomateo

I saw that you have the original Campagnolo brake...

I saw that you have the original Campagnolo brake pad holders in a previous pic you posted. If you have the Kool-stop replacement pads, you shouldnít have to bend anything to install the new pads....
01-30-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By velomateo

Is that a MAX fork you have on there? Nice build.

Is that a MAX fork you have on there? Nice build.
01-11-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18,839
Views: 2,302,875
Posted By velomateo

Wildwood You prefer to keep your ergo levers in...

Wildwood You prefer to keep your ergo levers in the ďopenĒ position?
01-01-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

I've started to clean up and service some of the...

I've started to clean up and service some of the components from the Cannondale. It's been pouring rain and I had originally thought I would offset my riding with some shop work, but we have a six...
12-29-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By velomateo

I’ve said this before, but I think that used 90’s...

I’ve said this before, but I think that used 90’s titanium bikes are the bargain of the used bike market. I have ridden several ti bikes, but not until I scored a used Moots a few years ago was I...
12-20-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By velomateo

Very nice. I like that color a lot and that frame...

Very nice. I like that color a lot and that frame looks like it will accommodate a decent size tire too. Good score.

Will you leave it as a triple set up?
12-20-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14,665
Views: 3,508,036
Posted By velomateo

I mentioned this already in my Rossin Find...

I mentioned this already in my Rossin Find thread, but this is exactly the kind of find that belongs in this thread.

On a ride the other day I spotted this old Cannondale laying on a pile of old...
12-19-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Thanks. I really donít have an issue with one...

Thanks. I really donít have an issue with one group over another. The Shimano 600 is excellent and most likely works as good as or better than the Campagnolo of the same era. I have a Dura Ace bike...
12-19-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Looked up the serial number, BB#### = 1984

Looked up the serial number, BB#### = 1984
12-19-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Anyone ever see this set up? Iím guessing itís to...

Anyone ever see this set up? Iím guessing itís to prevent derailleur damage, but Iím not sure how much it would help.
The Cannondale had a bolt run through the center of the Campagnolo mounting...
12-19-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Another interesting discovery I made on the...

Another interesting discovery I made on the donor-dale was the wheelset it came with. A set of Mavic G40’s on Campy hubs. Rear is a Hi-Lo hub. I had never seen one before, only online. The wheels are...
12-19-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

I would like to keep it local, Iím not interested...

I would like to keep it local, Iím not interested in shipping it. Iím not looking to make any money on it. I would only ask for an amount just be sure someone wasnít grabbing it to turn it in for...
12-18-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Yeah, it’s a bit rough with some corrosion...

Yeah, it’s a bit rough with some corrosion bubbling under the paint. As it was inverted in the work stand there was water running out of it. Most likely from recent rains we’ve had here, but judging...
12-18-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,559
Posted By velomateo

Out for a ride this morning, I spotted an old...

Out for a ride this morning, I spotted an old Cannondale in someone’s yard atop a pile of old wood and window frames. My keen C&V eye instantly locked in on what appeared to be Super Record levers....
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