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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...
08-08-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
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...
08-06-22, 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, 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...
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, 11:06 PM
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Views: 11,539,154
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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Views: 11,539,154
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...
07-26-22, 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...
07-24-22, 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...
07-22-22, 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!
07-05-22, 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!
07-01-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 649
Posted By unworthy1

"...It was accompanied by a Viner, a TSX Giordana...

"...It was accompanied by a Viner, a TSX Giordana and a Bertin (I think), all of which were in varying states of disrepair (but not as bad as the Casati)"
Sheesh! This Surly Truck Man had some real...
06-30-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By unworthy1

Kalloy makes several "nothing fancy but perfectly...

Kalloy makes several "nothing fancy but perfectly fine" seat posts. I have used them on many builds, a big plus is the big range of size these are available in, I consider them a good value, if not...
06-28-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By unworthy1

well, yes and no. To split some hairs...

well, yes
and no.
To split some hairs here,the Campy unit is the best and most commonly available, but there are others such as the Zeus, very much a Campy clone and Huret both of which will be...
06-21-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By unworthy1

Well SOMEbody will come across this offer from...

Well SOMEbody will come across this offer from BertoBerg...and if two happen to then hit me up, cause I have a spare and no need for two of these so will also offer mine (extra) to someone who covers...
06-14-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,015
Posted By unworthy1

any Specialized or Suzue with sealed cartridge...

any Specialized or Suzue with sealed cartridge bearings are "keepers" as well as our faves: any Mavic 500 series!

I'd agree that MODERN Miche hubs are very desirable, but the OLD Campy NR clones...
06-13-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By unworthy1

^those are good ref pix! I cannot tell enough...

^those are good ref pix!
I cannot tell enough from the 2 pix the OP posted to tell if the black frame has ANY Holdsworth frame details, aside from the fork crown which MIGHT match the blue example...
06-12-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By unworthy1

Yes, agreeing with all T-Mar mentions plus one...

Yes, agreeing with all T-Mar mentions plus one detail is many of the
"housebrand" Benelux frames we see have those "number plate hanger braze-ons" which are also intended to make it extra-cool (you...
06-11-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By unworthy1

"just North of here" meaning Santa Barbara...

"just North of here" meaning Santa Barbara county?
There were several very talented builders who used that style of fastback seat cluster, but it's not a dead cert for any...could be Celmins, or...
06-08-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,637
Posted By unworthy1

I'm not brand-loyal at all, and hardly ever stick...

I'm not brand-loyal at all, and hardly ever stick with any one long enough to use up a full container, but have had a couple evaporate all away (DuPont dry lube, lookin' at YOU) or leak away to...
06-08-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By unworthy1

typically in this era these came in 3 models:...

typically in this era these came in 3 models: the top-of-line was the 300, all 531DB which this is not.

Bottom of line was the 'gaspipe' 100 which was the Mercier equivalent to a Peugeot U08...
05-23-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,278
Posted By unworthy1

the Allegro is a thing of beauty and a joy to...

the Allegro is a thing of beauty and a joy to view...Thanks for sharing and Do take good care of it!
05-22-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

DAYum, I was headed there (anyway) tonight and...

DAYum, I was headed there (anyway) tonight and could have easily stopped by the seller (San Carlos is not a big town)...but now it's gone, jackie, gone.
Oh well.
Timing is everything.
05-20-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 547,078
Posted By unworthy1

OK, will copy this info down and see what I have...

OK, will copy this info down and see what I have (if any) that fits the bill.

EDIT: yesterday's search results have cropped up 3 hubs, 2 front and one rear, that check some boxes on that list.
I...
05-20-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 547,078
Posted By unworthy1

^I have a small collection of cheap hubs^ What...

^I have a small collection of cheap hubs^
What are your particulars, besides "cheap":
Number of holes?
Flange size?
FW or cassette?
OLN for rear hubs: 120/126/130/135?
any brand preference?
05-15-22, 11:04 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

OA will remove the rust, but damage to the fork's...

OA will remove the rust, but damage to the fork's chrome may be deep so won't look at all "like new", also SOME of the paint could come off WITH the rust on the painted tubing.
So, don't expect...
05-15-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

Really hard to get a read with these pix, but...

Really hard to get a read with these pix, but what is sort of murky is: unknown to me "housebrand" from a probable good Italian Contract shop.
Mid-grade Campy stuff, the wheels may be better than...
05-14-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,542
Posted By unworthy1

$75? that is insane.

$75?
that
is
insane.
05-14-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By unworthy1

by the graphics it's "real" but from the era that...

by the graphics it's "real" but from the era that these were made by Rossin (probably) or Basso: Sante was gone and sold the name.
This MIGHT have been sold by Performance, if retailed in the USA....
05-11-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By unworthy1

looks like quite an early one with the long Campy...

looks like quite an early one with the long Campy DOs, early Columbus decal and no cable guides save the single stop on chainstay.
Understated elegance!
05-10-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By unworthy1

pad print (Tampo)inks are quite durable, much...

pad print (Tampo)inks are quite durable, much more so that thin vinyl decals or waterslides, but as noted on crank arms the constant shoe contact wears off even the most durable ink or paint.
It...
05-09-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By unworthy1

Could be, but in most examples I have seen that's...

Could be, but in most examples I have seen that's not where you see owner's initials (or Racer's names/initials on a Team frame) they usually get painted on the top tube.
Also this panto/engraved RA...
05-08-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By unworthy1

never heard of a Moto "707" so most likely a...

never heard of a Moto "707" so most likely a model for the FR or European market.
My guess is by '85 Moto was not using either FR or Swiss BB threading, but OP can perhaps pull off one crank and...
05-04-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By unworthy1

^true^ the only hope is somebody who thought a CF...

^true^ the only hope is somebody who thought a CF fork would be the bee's knees, has decided to "get rid of that old piece of steel junk"! :lol:
If you can determine the correct rake of your...
05-02-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By unworthy1

if you look very closely at the Columbus decal it...

if you look very closely at the Columbus decal it says (in Italian) "repainted", very small and faint white print near the bottom of decal. So that weird "marble" paint is not original, ditto all the...
04-27-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By unworthy1

I'd guess (and it's just that) it's SunTour's own...

I'd guess (and it's just that) it's SunTour's own marking for Cyclone, since this is what they did (with the "S" from that logo) on many Superbe and Superbe Pro FDs, on the same place.
But most...
04-20-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By unworthy1

she picked very well and YOU did a great job...

she picked very well and YOU did a great job making it roadworthy!
Congrats all around :thumb: :thumb:
04-18-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

Judging by the frame graphics, this was when a...

Judging by the frame graphics, this was when a lot of Pogs were being made by (my best guess) Rossin, before Basso acquired the name for a brief minute later, and they were sold by Performance shops....
04-16-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

l If so that's a Big Red Flag: TI can be welded...

l
If so that's a Big Red Flag: TI can be welded with a TiG unit but doing it right requires almost "clean room" conditions, really precise joint prep and welding in a zero-oxygen atmosphrere. If...
04-15-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By unworthy1

No real idea but to just throw something out...

No real idea but to just throw something out there:
LeMond?
04-13-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 547,078
Posted By unworthy1

I know I have a single "orphan" pedal, but can't...

I know I have a single "orphan" pedal, but can't recall which side or if it's ENG or FR threaded.
But I will start hunting
EDIT: hunt has ended and it was a bust: I do have a single "orphan"...
04-12-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By unworthy1

I don't know of any, tho there could be one or...

I don't know of any, tho there could be one or two that never got any notice.
Industry tends to cluster in the North, north of the "Mezzagiorno" imaginary line of demarcation, below which everything...
04-07-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By unworthy1

I think so too. Also Colnago did not typically...

I think so too. Also Colnago did not typically use those lugs (look a bit like a Prugnat "S-4" with the side windows, but not exactly) and can't tell but the stay caps also may be non-typical for...
04-01-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

Huh! "Campanology" is a new one, maybe they have...

Huh! "Campanology" is a new one, maybe they have a degree program at Fresno State?
I must look into that, I'd love to get "Dr. of Campanology" on a diploma.

interesting pricing structure: you...
03-28-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,270
Posted By unworthy1

DAY-um, that (both of them) was sure worth the...

DAY-um, that (both of them) was sure worth the effort put in at that estate sale!
Well played, sir!
03-25-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 70,509
Views: 11,539,154
Posted By unworthy1

IIRC, these frames with BLUE paint are built with...

IIRC, these frames with BLUE paint are built with Aelle tubing, the nearly identical frames but with RED paint are Columbus SL tubing....but could be mis-remembering.
And there MIGHT have been a...
03-23-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,287
Posted By unworthy1

Looks like another Henry James crown, but with...

Looks like another Henry James crown, but with the "K" logos in the top(s). Are they cast or milled (deeper cutting than I would call "pantographed" but maybe that term still applies)?
03-14-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By unworthy1

Update: I once had a pic of the actual...

Update: I once had a pic of the actual sicker/decals I had mentioned in above post, but cannot locate it now. Here's a screengrab of the artwork those "Swiss Cross" triangles were made from, they...
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