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05-13-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Giacomo 1

What a fall from grace. It shows that its...

What a fall from grace.

It shows that its not easy to be a Cav or Greipel and stick around the front of the pack for so many years. Takes a special something to do what those guys have done.
04-22-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,285
Posted By Giacomo 1

Nicely done! And yes, keep your name on it....

Nicely done!

And yes, keep your name on it. It looks like it came with it and belongs there.
04-13-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By Giacomo 1

Never heard of the brand, but I think its...

Never heard of the brand, but I think its actually pretty darn good looking. Looks like a decent quality bike as well.

How the heck does the chain make that jump?
04-12-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Giacomo 1

Interested to hear a ride report when she's...

Interested to hear a ride report when she's finished. Such a tight geometry, especially the rear! Wow, little clearance. Yeah, those welds are pretty rough. But pretty overall.

Maybe green tape as...
04-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,456
Posted By Giacomo 1

That geometry doesn't look right me. Way to steep...

That geometry doesn't look right me. Way to steep to my eyes. Bent fork or headtube maybe, but it doesn't look like Colnago geometry. Does the panto on the seat stay caps actually say Colnago? I...
03-21-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Giacomo 1

That was a week well spent! She cleaned up...

That was a week well spent!

She cleaned up beautifully. You should really show the original owner how good she looks. Although he might want it back!
03-20-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,420
Posted By Giacomo 1

Epiphanies are good, I just don't know why they...

Epiphanies are good, I just don't know why they come so late in life...:foo::)
03-20-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Giacomo 1

In order to keep this thread alive, whatever...

In order to keep this thread alive, whatever happened to the frame T-Mar?:p
03-19-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,867
Posted By Giacomo 1

You already have the red cables and decals, so go...

You already have the red cables and decals, so go with red wall tires, red saddle and red bar tape.

Yes, I'm serious! Hey, its Italian! It would look killer.
03-18-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,540
Posted By Giacomo 1

Spot on. That's exactly what I meant. :)

Spot on.

That's exactly what I meant. :)
03-18-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,540
Posted By Giacomo 1

That's quite a statement, but if you say so...

That's quite a statement, but if you say so...
03-17-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 152,378
Posted By Giacomo 1

Nice. Sophia for the win...but Marilyn is a...

Nice.

Sophia for the win...but Marilyn is a very close second.
03-17-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Giacomo 1

Nice work! Good to see another Basso on the...

Nice work!

Good to see another Basso on the road. Looks good in pics, so I'm sure its good from 5ft as well. Enjoy the ride!
03-17-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,540
Posted By Giacomo 1

You want to sprint, go fast, or go around corners...

You want to sprint, go fast, or go around corners at break neck speed? Then its Italian all the way. You want to tour, then go custom.

In my opinion, Italian bikes are just flat out fast. They are...
03-15-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,665
Posted By Giacomo 1

Yeah I don't get it either. I've followed...

Yeah I don't get it either.

I've followed this thread from the beginning hoping to see a trend or pattern, but there are bikes from a lot of periods with all kinds of components from vintage to...
03-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Giacomo 1

Looks like a great frame. Do you know...

Looks like a great frame.

Do you know anything about the brand? What are your build plans for her?
03-15-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,220
Posted By Giacomo 1

Hah! I had no idea about the headbadge and the...

Hah! I had no idea about the headbadge and the Cannondale name. That's why I hang out here, I just keep learning things!:thumb:
03-14-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,220
Posted By Giacomo 1

So I saw the thread title and I broke out my...

So I saw the thread title and I broke out my train schedule and then logged in ready to help. Then I realized it had nothing to do with trains...or does it?

Did I miss something?:foo:

Great...
03-14-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,420
Posted By Giacomo 1

Movin over to the US Army Robbie?:eek: As we...

Movin over to the US Army Robbie?:eek:

As we say in Gotham, "I gotta guy", I'll put a good word in for you...:D

Nice ride...
03-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,420
Posted By Giacomo 1

Very charitable...:notamused:

Very charitable...:notamused:
03-12-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,456
Posted By Giacomo 1

Well, not exactly rare, but its obviously the...

Well, not exactly rare, but its obviously the bike all the cool kids are riding...:p
03-12-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,420
Posted By Giacomo 1

I do think age plays into your feelings. ...

I do think age plays into your feelings.

When I was younger, my possessions did mean more to me than they do now. At 60, I feel as if I might as well use them, because my riding time could come to...
03-12-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,456
Posted By Giacomo 1

Gee, only 1 or 2 Centurions in this thread.:foo: ...

Gee, only 1 or 2 Centurions in this thread.:foo:

:lol:
03-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Giacomo 1

Nice bike. Should be a great rider. Not sure...

Nice bike. Should be a great rider.

Not sure what you paid for it, but it sounds like you got it cheap. If so, its certainly worth putting some money into it, if it fits, and you like the ride....
03-10-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Giacomo 1

I guess that Basso show off thread got you...

I guess that Basso show off thread got you motivated!

Nice. Keep us posted.
03-09-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By Giacomo 1

No way that is a Basso. Seat stay caps are...

No way that is a Basso.

Seat stay caps are all wrong and no Basso had any mounts for wracks. And yes, dropouts should be Basso. The least tubing Basso used was Tre Tubi SL and they worked up from...
03-09-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By Giacomo 1

That's just plain cool! Love the wheels and...

That's just plain cool!

Love the wheels and tires and those hubs look fantastic. The red accents along with the brown saddle and grips look great against the yellow as well. And a chrome fork to...
03-04-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By Giacomo 1

Glad you caught that! Another one of the...

Glad you caught that!

Another one of the great Kramer-isms. TV was never the same after Seinfeld.:(

And don't be a hater. Cross over. Colnago's are truly special IMHO.
03-04-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By Giacomo 1

Obviously BG, you are an anti Nago-ite! And we in...

Obviously BG, you are an anti Nago-ite! And we in the Colnago tribe have fought this hatred for thousands of years!:notamused:

Obviously, I am kidding, although a lot of folks love to hate on...
03-03-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,757
Posted By Giacomo 1

I actually think that some bikes can be a good...

I actually think that some bikes can be a good investment.

I've seen a few collections from members of this forum that will only go up in value as time goes on, and yes, they are investments. The...
03-03-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,674
Posted By Giacomo 1

Sorry, nothing vintage looking about that IMHO.

Sorry, nothing vintage looking about that IMHO.
03-03-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,757
Posted By Giacomo 1

Yes, for sure you are correct, but those Japanese...

Yes, for sure you are correct, but those Japanese one-man shops and the bikes they built I think are rarities in the general bike world, and if you find one, you'll pay a high premium for it. The OP...
03-02-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,033
Posted By Giacomo 1

Thanks Robbie! Ummm, just to be sure,...

Thanks Robbie!

Ummm, just to be sure, "succinct", is a compliment, correct?:foo:

:lol:
03-02-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,757
Posted By Giacomo 1

Generally speaking, most Japanese bikes were mass...

Generally speaking, most Japanese bikes were mass produced in big numbers, so most will not likely ever become truly collectible or valuable. There are just to many out there as well.

I'm sure...
03-02-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 88,970
Posted By Giacomo 1

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Your breaking my heart...:notamused:

:D
03-02-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,250
Posted By Giacomo 1

That's a mouthful!:lol: Very pretty! Love...

That's a mouthful!:lol:

Very pretty! Love the color and the perfect fillet brazings.
03-02-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,033
Posted By Giacomo 1

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03-01-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 21,114
Posted By Giacomo 1

Thanks for that! Never heard Heart do that,...

Thanks for that!

Never heard Heart do that, but they were one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Amazing talent.
03-01-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,250
Posted By Giacomo 1

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I have to get my other B in before we move on.:)

My 87 Basso Gap. A...
03-01-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,674
Posted By Giacomo 1

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here is a compact crankset that I really like from Velo Orange....
03-01-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Giacomo 1

That's a very pretty color and that basket weave...

That's a very pretty color and that basket weave really makes it standout nicely. Is the color and weave original? Nice to find an auto paint shop that would take the time to work with you on a color...
03-01-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,703
Posted By Giacomo 1

Woh! That headtube is nearly as long as my top...

Woh! That headtube is nearly as long as my top tubes!:eek:

Good looker!:)
03-01-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,994
Posted By Giacomo 1

I can deal with the pain well enough I guess, its...

I can deal with the pain well enough I guess, its the length of time this seems to need for healing that is sort of worrying.

I wonder what makes this take so long to heal?! Old age?:cry::lol:
02-28-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,994
Posted By Giacomo 1

Kind of an old thread, but now that I have this...

Kind of an old thread, but now that I have this ailment, I've found it very helpful. But I do have a question I haven't seen answered.

Does walking help or hurt this problem? I wake up feeling...
02-27-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By Giacomo 1

I'd also like to find out who Fabio Barecci is as...

I'd also like to find out who Fabio Barecci is as well, but it has been a fruitless search.

My guess is there are more obscure frame builders out there than we suspect.

Pretty bike by-the...
02-27-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Giacomo 1

I can hear the seller now - "yes honey, I...

I can hear the seller now - "yes honey, I promised you I would sell the bike, its on e bay right now. Should have a buyer any minute!":lol:
02-27-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,250
Posted By Giacomo 1

Thanks for the compliment! Like I said, I...

Thanks for the compliment!

Like I said, I have no idea who Fabio was, or is, but my guess is he might have worked at Colnago at some point because the paint looks very Master-like. At least that's...
02-26-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,250
Posted By Giacomo 1

So it was you that was hiding all the...

So it was you that was hiding all the Bianchi's!:)

Nice!
02-25-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By Giacomo 1

But the style is all-Japanese, not American...

But the style is all-Japanese, not American looking at all, and it would look decidedly out of place on American streets.

And honestly, it looks like something that senile, eccentric guy that...
02-25-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By Giacomo 1

The 60 mph Speedo is pretty impressive, although...

The 60 mph Speedo is pretty impressive, although my guess is this bike couldn't hit 60 if it fell off a cliff! :twitchy:
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