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11-06-18, 06:04 PM
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Posted By confente

I have a bunch of Rose Bowl vintage ride photos...

I have a bunch of Rose Bowl vintage ride photos on my Instagram over the months... look up velo retro
or <https://www.instagram.com/veloretro/?hl=en> on the internet.

Chuck
05-30-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By confente

I make the very thin spacers, shims, myself from...

I make the very thin spacers, shims, myself from aluminum soda pop cans. I scribe the aluminum with a drafting compass with steel points. After scribing, I then flex the aluminum on the scribe...
05-30-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,256
Posted By confente

Gary, like the "Notes" said, "Dates and details...

Gary, like the "Notes" said, "Dates and details based on the Classic Rendezvous archives, the Wool Jersey Gallery, and Colnago and Bikcology catalogs." That, plus me emailing "off-list" to the heavy...
05-26-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,256
Posted By confente

Gary, I'm surprised you never read the "Notes" at...

Gary, I'm surprised you never read the "Notes" at the bottom of the Colnago Super Timeline:
<http://www.velo-retro.com/colnagotline.html>
04-16-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,856
Posted By confente

Yes the "3.3.3." was considered lucky and ensured...

Yes the "3.3.3." was considered lucky and ensured good fortune. Same thing with SunTour Products "8.8.8."; a favorable number, associated with prosperity. --Chuck
04-16-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 49,667
Posted By confente

This is a post on the CR list from Wes about the...

This is a post on the CR list from Wes about the reckless driver. --Chuck

FYI, the driver that caused the accident was a 17 year old girl with a provisional license. It means she can not have any...
01-02-15, 11:09 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 49,667
Posted By confente

I was the organizer of Velo Rendezvous 2001-2007...

I was the organizer of Velo Rendezvous 2001-2007 (RIP) and no we didn't have any gate crashers... well we had two in the seven years but they were easily dealt with (Ha, ha). I think the reason for...
01-08-14, 02:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,611
Posted By confente

Leland, Jan's article does say the "51-1" Gran...

Leland, Jan's article does say the "51-1" Gran Sport was introduced in 1950... with a footnote that says "Le Cycle, December 23, 1950" which would be a trade show report from a trade show held the...
01-07-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,611
Posted By confente

Leland here's the entry for 1951 from The...

Leland here's the entry for 1951 from The Original Campagnolo Timeline:
1951
The Gran Sport single cable, parallelogram rear derailleur (chromed bronze, large chromed mounting bolt and pivot bolt...
01-06-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,611
Posted By confente

Leland, you also mentioned that you wondered what...

Leland, you also mentioned that you wondered what were the three models mentioned in the Vecel & Co. Ltd advertisement from November 21, 1952?

I can only point to the '51 Earls Court Show (London)...
01-05-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,611
Posted By confente

358313358314358315 Leland, here's what I'm...

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Leland, here's what I'm seeing in the frame photo turned into a halftone for the November 21, 1952 ad:
A Modello S.C. frame with semi-sloping fork crown with a spear point on...
12-19-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,760
Posted By confente

I had a white Silca that had yellowed over the...

I had a white Silca that had yellowed over the years that I scraped-down with the edge of a single-sided razor blade. That took the yellowed layer of plastic off and then sanded it with 600 wet or...
11-29-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,894
Posted By confente

That bike was built for Jim Leis who used to...

That bike was built for Jim Leis who used to manage Santana Tandems back in the 1990s. He put on all the ICS stuff he could find. He liked mine a lot so he asked Dave to build him a copy of my...
07-06-12, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,314
Posted By confente

This should probably be repeated here... NOTE: ...

This should probably be repeated here...
NOTE:
Year dates are approximate; changes might have occurred the end of one year or the beginning of the next for example. Paint schemes, panels, decals...
07-05-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,314
Posted By confente

Colnago Super Timeline... corrections or additions?

==========================
Colnago Super Frame Dating (12.18.2011)
==========================

1968 -- "Super" decal on chain stay
1968 -- Fork crown (sand cast) with two holes in the points at...
05-09-12, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,966
Posted By confente

The entry in the Timeline about the head tube...

The entry in the Timeline about the head tube decal pertains to the Cinelli Mod. SC... I don't know much about the seventies Mod. B, sorry.
04-06-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,355
Posted By confente

SJX426: I don't know anything about the...

SJX426: I don't know anything about the Superissimo, sorry.
04-06-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,355
Posted By confente

I thought Colnagos were redheads... but I'd...

I thought Colnagos were redheads... but I'd never marry one. Gentlemen prefer blonds:love:
04-06-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By confente

Yes dbakl?

Yes dbakl?
04-05-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By confente

Heard from Kevin Kruger that a 1980 S.C. that he...

Heard from Kevin Kruger that a 1980 S.C. that he owned (#80137) had the Flying C decals so I revised the Timeline for the Flying C frame decals to 79-80.

Photos of Kevin's bike he no longer owns:...
04-05-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,355
Posted By confente

Puchfinnland, which type of derailleur guides are...

Puchfinnland, which type of derailleur guides are you referring to in your post?
04-05-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,966
Posted By confente

Thank you Robbie... I'll keep adding to it as...

Thank you Robbie... I'll keep adding to it as long as you guys keep volunteering new factoids.
04-05-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By confente

Cinelli Flying C head tube decal?

Anyone have, or know of, a Cinelli S.C. earlier than 1983 with the Flying C head tube decal? The eighties Cinelli S.C. have the year in their serial numbers... the first two digits of the serial...
04-05-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,355
Posted By confente

Here's the best I could do with trying to figure...

Here's the best I could do with trying to figure out what year a Super is...

Colnago Super Frame Dating
(12.18.2011)

1968 -- "Super" decal on chain stay
1968 -- Fork crown (sand cast) with...
04-03-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,966
Posted By confente

Thanks for that iab... I'll add those into the...

Thanks for that iab... I'll add those into the Timeline.
04-02-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,966
Posted By confente

Thanks all, I see a couple of mistakes I...

Thanks all, I see a couple of mistakes I overlooked... please keep those contributions coming. There are still a couple of weird year things in there I need help with like that Fausto Coppi thing...
04-02-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,966
Posted By confente

:: C I N E L L I - T I M E L I N E :: Last...

:: C I N E L L I - T I M E L I N E ::

Last modified 04.06.2012

Cino Cinelli born in Montespertoli (near Florence), Italy, 9 February 1916, died 20 April 2001.

Cinelli family: Poor farming...
03-30-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,966
Posted By confente

Please help with Cinelli Timeline.

See next Timeline below...
11-21-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By confente

“Show of Steel Bicycles” on Sunday Dec. 4th. in Orange, CA

I'm forwarding this... sounds like a fun event!!!

<http://torellifan.com/torelli-bikes/show-of-steel-bicycles-in-orange>

TorelliFan.com is proud to be sponsoring the “Show of Steel Bicycles” on...
09-03-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,088
Posted By confente

Maeda (SunTour) 8.8.8. and Shimano 3.3.3.

http://www.velo-retro.com/images/SunTourSpacemanL.jpgWhile researching why the SunTour Spaceman has "8.8.8." on his space suit (this weeks half-price shirt (http://www.velo-retro.com/teeshirt1.html))...
05-22-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,209
Posted By confente

Thanks for that Tony. This has been discussed...

Thanks for that Tony. This has been discussed many times over the past ten or twelve years on the Classic Rendezvous list and the Jan. '64 Sporting Cyclist magazine Brooks ad was the earliest...
05-21-11, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By confente

I wouldn't recommend it since there a good chance...

I wouldn't recommend it since there a good chance the chromer will ruin the frame/fork during the buffing stage by overdoing it; rounding edges etc. Also it is not easy rinsing all the acid out of...
05-21-11, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By confente

Back in the day you could source spare...

Back in the day you could source spare clutch/springs (and Simplex derailleurs too) from places like Peugeot USA. Now days, it's really no problem to find complete levers on eBay or at swap meets. ...
05-20-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By confente

I have them on a few bikes from the early...

I have them on a few bikes from the early seventies to the mid eighties, both old and new lever style, and occasionally the spring breaks at the tang (90 degree bend that anchors the end of the...
05-18-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By confente

Oli, you're free to do anything you want to your...

Oli, you're free to do anything you want to your bike, but keep everything you change. It's very easy to change parts on a bike so it's not a problem to put it back to original at some later date....
05-18-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,209
Posted By confente

The large rivet version of the Brooks...

The large rivet version of the Brooks Professional saddle dates to late 1963.

In the January 1964 issue of Sporting Cyclist (GB magazine) there is a half page ad for the Brooks "Professional"...
02-25-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By confente

The TA catalog showed their handlebar cages...

The TA catalog showed their handlebar cages mounted two ways: one centered on the bar straddling the stem or with two cages, one on each side of the bars. The use of guidonnet levers wasn't part of...
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