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08-10-22, 11:58 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

cause IMHO they make a quality product with...

cause IMHO they make a quality product with quality steel. But they ain't cheap.
One of the "ya gets what ya pays for" stories, which is not always true, these days.
YMMV.
;)
08-10-22, 11:52 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Ditto not a marque I've heard of...but, if that's...

Ditto not a marque I've heard of...but, if that's a legit 531 RED label for $100?
Worth looking into!
08-10-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By unworthy1

hmmm, this is a very tepid and tentative reply,...

hmmm, this is a very tepid and tentative reply, but I'm a big fan of Ed's, and would love to maybe help a great bike get to an appreciative owner.
Thing is I really don't need a DA gruppo, and am...
08-10-22, 11:58 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Not in the market, even tho it may be a "drastic...

Not in the market, even tho it may be a "drastic markdown" from Original Retail MSRP. But this 2016 does not appear to be the usual fake-o "Masi" I see on local streets (Chinese fixie withorange...
08-10-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By unworthy1

I think Kurt nailed it, but also look something...

I think Kurt nailed it, but also look something like what Windsor (Acer-Mex) used on the low-mid-level Carrera frames, which were close to gas-pipe but the lugs were nearly always chrome plated.
I...
08-10-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By unworthy1

Ah, now I know where I saw it before! Duh...and...

Ah, now I know where I saw it before!
Duh...and looks like the seat lug above is also IC and has that logo (?) so the casters did a bunch of custom components for Pinarello, it appears.
Thanks for...
08-09-22, 10:56 AM
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Views: 547,078
Posted By unworthy1

I got something then, but it's a "good news/bad...

I got something then, but it's a "good news/bad news" deal. Might work for you but there are small missing bits.
PM me for details.
08-09-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By unworthy1

Who made the investment-cast shell for Pinarello?...

Who made the investment-cast shell for Pinarello? I'm blanking on the logo in the topside...
Odd that with all the custom tooling to make this shell that Pina would opt for that "strap" for cable...
08-08-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By unworthy1

the "-SL" is new to me, but (regular) Tange...

the "-SL" is new to me, but (regular) Tange Infinity is not: this was the new generation of precision "micro-welded" seamed tubing that several JP tubing makers introduced.
They rolled flat sheets...
08-08-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By unworthy1

where, by law and Church, they use nought but...

where, by law and Church, they use nought but Whitworth measurements.

;)
08-08-22, 12:16 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

terrible pix, but a Mondonico for $250 and a...

terrible pix, but a Mondonico for $250 and a seller who says they'll negotiate? I would take a look (if I was in LA)!
Guess it's somewhere in the vicinity of a 59cm frame (?)
08-08-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,423
Posted By unworthy1

before I knew such a thing as "rivnuts" existed,...

before I knew such a thing as "rivnuts" existed, I decided an old French frame just HAD to include waterbottle mounts, and also chanced upon a basket-case trashed Mtn. Bke frame discarded on the...
08-08-22, 11:50 AM
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Views: 547,078
Posted By unworthy1

just for clarity: you want a modern Shimano...

just for clarity: you want a modern Shimano barcon unit, one with the "bent" lever and rubbery gray contact surface, right?
And NOT the older Shimano barcon that looks more like a SunTour or Campy...
08-06-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,748
Posted By unworthy1

Also a subscriber! What a fine bike to have a...

Also a subscriber! What a fine bike to have a suspense mystery building around it
Surely will find a way to a happy ending (Butler, in the potting shed with an antique coal shuttle. My guess)
Oh...
08-06-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 495
Posted By unworthy1

Thanks for filling in the blank areas re: "New"...

Thanks for filling in the blank areas re: "New" iterations of SLX (presumably also SPX if there was demand) and SL,ditto SP.
So in 2017 there was still a tubeset of New SLX for Della Santa to build...
08-06-22, 11:04 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

A blast for past as one of these was my first...

A blast for past as one of these was my first "serious" purchase for a new bike, but being a callow youth I bought the flashy green frame too big and eventually traded back, and down, for a root beer...
08-06-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By unworthy1

kind of weird to see mix of "old with new"...

kind of weird to see mix of "old with new" features: my guess is as Juvela surmised this is a frame older than '80s, but as Non-fixie has pointed out the cable routing is more "recent", so my...
08-06-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By unworthy1

There's an existing thread with many photos (some...

There's an existing thread with many photos (some which have unfortunately expired due to photo hosters aging out) which has the unfortunate title of:
"Show us your drain holes"
unfortunate but...
08-06-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 495
Posted By unworthy1

yep ,this is too nice a frame to do any halfway...

yep ,this is too nice a frame to do any halfway measures. I'd both sand and apply the acid of your choice, including open up any of the "Spider-webs" with a pointed tool (needle) before you seal up...
08-05-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By unworthy1

they look very similar to the "nearly exclusive"...

they look very similar to the "nearly exclusive" Nervex lugs used by Motobecane on many of their high-end frames from the '60s to the early '80s.
These differ from the typical Nervex "Pro" head and...
08-01-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By unworthy1

can't ID this but has some nice bits (BCM...

can't ID this but has some nice bits (BCM headlugs, Gargette BB shell, GPM dropouts...sort of a UN of EU frame bit brands) and shot-in fastback seat cluster. The pointed stay ends (on DO) are often...
07-31-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By unworthy1

good guess but sure would help to have bigger....

good guess but sure would help to have bigger. sharper pix...still waiting...
But riffing off this guess, my mind goes to Jim Redcay.
I don't see any details that would bolster this blind guess,...
07-30-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

^can't tell if that's been "drewed" or not, but...

^can't tell if that's been "drewed" or not, but somebody should save it from the hipster purgatory it's in, before it spirals into hipster hell.
and why a double chainring with no FD or possibility...
07-29-22, 11:23 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

"Death fork". so caveat emptor

"Death fork". so caveat emptor
07-29-22, 11:20 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

I do believe I have a pair cause I am a fan of...

I do believe I have a pair cause I am a fan of these "micro-ratcheting" shifters, both the stem and the DT mounts.
So let me poke thru my bins and PM me in a day or so.
07-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By unworthy1

I also don't know how machinist42 found those...

I also don't know how machinist42 found those thumbnails, cause I see no pics in your album pkrumhansl and thumbnails are very close to useless for the details we need to see.
For example the...
07-28-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By unworthy1

90% sure these take 700C wheels...but then again,...

90% sure these take 700C wheels...but then again, the spec lists Fiamme Ergals 27", so might be either/or.

EDIT: I don't think either of the tires listed as OEM (Clement Condor or Strada 66) came...
07-27-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By unworthy1

^ that's my current solution and it solved the...

^ that's my current solution and it solved the problem just fine! I had a set of Shimmy thumb shifters that retain the 7S indexing for the rear but have friction for the front. Adding a "9S" Tiagra...
07-27-22, 11:06 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Yeah a project and a half, but this appears to be...

Yeah a project and a half, but this appears to be a top-o-the range Torpado (by Toressini) so probably full Columbus SL, just like the top Italvegas his shop built for Ben Lawee, BITD. It's an early...
07-27-22, 10:58 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

The guy here who knows more about Gitanes than I...

The guy here who knows more about Gitanes than I ever could is Chas, AKA verktyg who can answer all questions pertaining to this marque, but the rule of thumb with Gitane is "there is NO rule of...
07-27-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70,509
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Posted By unworthy1

Not a give-away deal but looks like an early '70s...

Not a give-away deal but looks like an early '70s with the "leaf" stay caps and a color I am partial to. Needs some hoods. bar tape, saddle and probably new sew-ups. But the frame seems in good shape...
07-27-22, 11:54 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

"...special super tube 220 frame high quality."...

"...special super tube 220 frame high quality." My educated guess is this means Ishiwata 022.
A nice looking bike, could be a fair price, don't know if he's saying he's open to a lower offer or not.
07-26-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By unworthy1

Personally this resonates with me cause I am...

Personally this resonates with me cause I am going thru FD Hell trying to find any clamp-on FD that works with a bastardized half-step/granny triple on an '80s Univega Activa Trail.

I've built...
07-26-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By unworthy1

So now we know what FR maker may have produced...

So now we know what FR maker may have produced the DOs for Ron Kit, BITD , thanks Juvela :thumb:
I did not view all the detail pix until now, but I agree this does appear an earlier frame (but not...
07-26-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,239
Posted By unworthy1

Very sad to learn of his passing, RIP Paul. I...

Very sad to learn of his passing, RIP Paul.
I am another who really enjoyed his deep knowledge, bicycle passion and great generosity in sharing these with us here on C&V.
Yes, he will be missed.
07-26-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

This is merely a "Record" model ALAN frame...

This is merely a "Record" model ALAN frame re-branded as a Coppi, ALAN's have come to market with dozens of re-brand-names, Guerciotti being the one most typical.
Nothing bad since it has Campy NR...
07-26-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By unworthy1

I think this is far better than most any fully...

I think this is far better than most any fully equipped decent Raleigh I could buy for $160, so banish all remorse!
At a glance this seems like it might be missing the tubing decal cause it's...
07-25-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By unworthy1

the dropouts are Milremo, FR made but marketed by...

the dropouts are Milremo, FR made but marketed by Ron Kitching in the UK.
So, it could be one of the Ron Kit frames, so maybe MKM but if there's anything FR in the tubing (metric) or threading it...
07-25-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By unworthy1

I see "no albums created" in your public profile...

I see "no albums created" in your public profile page, so don't know where your pix went but there are none so far.
07-24-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

If anybody here is considering buying this, and...

If anybody here is considering buying this, and doesn't want that fork, I'd be happy to swap you a really nice CF fork for it, or talk about purchasing outright.
PM me...
07-23-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70,509
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Posted By unworthy1

It has value (a tre-tubi Columbus frame with...

It has value (a tre-tubi Columbus frame with stamped DOs) but in that dirty/rusty condition and with Valentino or Gran Boat Anchor RD it's not worth $100. Maybe $50 to $75 if it was my perfect fit...
07-23-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

Forkblade decal looks more like a Peugeot than a...

Forkblade decal looks more like a Peugeot than a Reynolds, but I have no FB so cannot view any other pix, if there are any. Appears to be a fairly high-grade FR or NL frame, and one I never heard of.
07-23-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By unworthy1

That's an interesting example, it has more...

That's an interesting example, it has more similarities to a Gilco tube profile, and if description is accurate then it's some flavor of Columbus (what I can see of the label on bottom of seat tube...
07-22-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By unworthy1

suggest you move this to the C&V "what's it...

suggest you move this to the C&V "what's it worth" evaluation subforum.
Nice looking bike despite the chunky CF fork, and a desirable (for the ladies and others of short stature) small frame, too.
07-22-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By unworthy1

It's NOT genuine Columbus Gilco, but still could...

It's NOT genuine Columbus Gilco, but still could be Columbus or Oria or Deda which has been subjected (or treated) to aftermarket shaping, probably by the builder (Podium).
If the fork is original...
07-22-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By unworthy1

nice looking stem, and note this will work on...

nice looking stem, and note this will work on some other (mainly Japanese but some US) bikes that used the 0.833 steerer.
No need to waste it on a Varsity!
;)
GLWS
07-21-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,032
Posted By unworthy1

Sha-weet! So many fishmouth stayends, much...

Sha-weet!
So many fishmouth stayends, much other fine detailing...from a marque I had never heard of, but it's on my radar now!
07-16-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By unworthy1

BB shell is an I.C. Silva (Italian), that shaped...

BB shell is an I.C. Silva (Italian), that shaped tubing looks more "extreme" than genuine Columbus "Gilco", but perhaps I have not seen every iteration, but perhaps it's a knock-off tubeset. Seems...
07-05-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By unworthy1

ah-HA! somebody who reads "Batavus BB shell"...

ah-HA! somebody who reads "Batavus BB shell" numbers is in the house!
That's some good sleuthing, I never would have guessed!
07-04-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,164
Posted By unworthy1

no "rifling" so this is not a Columbus (or Tange...

no "rifling" so this is not a Columbus (or Tange or Ishiwata) STEERER, but still a good fork. Probably.
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