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06-12-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By MauriceMoss

nategar If you remove the fork, is there a...

nategar If you remove the fork, is there a matching number on the steerer tube?



This frame looks an awful lot like an MKM (https://www.mkm-cycles.co.uk/) from around 1976-ish, judging by the...
05-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 696
Posted By MauriceMoss

I agree with T-Mar about this being a Maruishi...

I agree with T-Mar about this being a Maruishi build. If it was badged Nashbar (which I think is very likely) it would have been a Race SIS, which would mean a Tange 2 tubing. I think the remnants of...
05-04-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By MauriceMoss

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x200/giphy_2__2778bc7b2dbfed3e315131c3b2f8d9b87105ae74.gif

Why, thank you. Thank you very much.
04-30-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By MauriceMoss

It's not a Pinarello. It's a (late 80s-ish?)...

It's not a Pinarello.

It's a (late 80s-ish?) Bottecchia, likely made with Columbus Cromor tubes as that 'CRM' stamping on the bb shell indicates. Bottecchia used to stamp the tubing type on the bb...
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By MauriceMoss

I completely agree. You can even see the faint...

I completely agree. You can even see the faint outline of the frame number on that solid Huret dropout, something that a lot of Geminianis of this period had:
...
04-11-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By MauriceMoss

Indeed they do, good eye. This was the only clear...

Indeed they do, good eye. This was the only clear shot I could find to reference.
04-11-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,587
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks, unworthy1! Life has a habit of getting in...

Thanks, unworthy1! Life has a habit of getting in the way of fun stuff. But, I'm glad to be back :).
04-11-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By MauriceMoss

Tedbaz, are there any cutouts in either the seat...

Tedbaz, are there any cutouts in either the seat or head lugs? Also, are the top tube cable guides slightly offset to the left of the top tube centerline (they look so from one of the pictures but I...
04-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks! Those stays were what made me think...

Thanks! Those stays were what made me think Circuit.

One look at those handlebars and I gave up questioning any decisions made about this poor frame. As for painting it poopy green... caveman is...
04-05-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,587
Posted By MauriceMoss

jjhabbs It would be great to hear what Marinoni...

jjhabbs It would be great to hear what Marinoni has on this frame in their build sheets (as T-Mar has suggested). I too have seen many examples online where Marinoni staff were very helpful in...
04-05-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,587
Posted By MauriceMoss

The logo on that shell is of a company called...

The logo on that shell is of a company called Chierici (of Parma). They sold bikes under the Maurizio (and Mauro) brand and I've seen only a handful of bikes under the Chierici name (all from the...
04-05-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,836
Posted By MauriceMoss

Beautiful bike. My size, too. And it looks like a...

Beautiful bike. My size, too. And it looks like a Michael Johnson. Triple jealous.
04-05-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By MauriceMoss

Horizontal headbadge rivet holes, aero/ovalized...

Horizontal headbadge rivet holes, aero/ovalized seat stays, no reinforcement tangs on the brake bridge, semi-wrap seat stay caps, chrome back end - quick guess would be a Schwinn Circuit...
01-16-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By MauriceMoss

I've seen this panto before but, unfortunately,...

I've seen this panto before but, unfortunately, it was in an ID thread where the mystery was never solved. The best I can do is post a clearer pic and hope it jogs someone's memory.

This one was...
01-16-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,588
Posted By MauriceMoss

I'm gonna go out on a limb and call this one a...

I'm gonna go out on a limb and call this one a Chris Pauley built frame (likely originally labeled Tierra).

Senrab62, did this frame come from the west coast, possibly southern California? Chris...
12-31-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By MauriceMoss

The lugs, fork crown and the Davis Components...

The lugs, fork crown and the Davis Components bottom bracket shell, as well as the wraparound stay treatment were employed by multiple marques, but that serial number makes it almost certainly a...
12-31-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By MauriceMoss

juvela provided an excellent analysis of the...

juvela provided an excellent analysis of the frame, as always.

The only info I can add is about the Cicli Mondial brand. There were at least three separate Italian marques named 'Mondial', the...
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By MauriceMoss

Considering the frame construction, the press-fit...

Considering the frame construction, the press-fit bottom bracket and the replacement fork, it is likely this is a Viscount Aerospace Pro (or maybe GP?) frame.


Serial numbers on Viscounts seem to...
12-22-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By MauriceMoss

As uncleivan mentioned, the 'trident' Moser brand...

As uncleivan mentioned, the 'trident' Moser brand is that of a shop in Trento (https://www.facebook.com/mosercicli/), founded by Ermanno Moser in 1933 and run by the family for 82 years (Ermanno's...
12-22-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By MauriceMoss

This is me on seeing an ID thread on BikeForums...

This is me on seeing an ID thread on BikeForums :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuA-BNgiHhE
12-21-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By MauriceMoss

Agree with rhm and unworthy1 that the fork is...

Agree with rhm and unworthy1 that the fork is likely a replacement.

The head lugs look something like this (at better resolution):
...
09-24-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By MauriceMoss

autostrada048 Raleighs of this period (Kodiak,...

autostrada048
Raleighs of this period (Kodiak, Alyeska, Portage) had pantographed seat stay caps rather than the plain ones on your frame.
Merida did contract builds for several marques, including...
08-30-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By MauriceMoss

tonyfourdogs - It would be great to see closeups...

tonyfourdogs - It would be great to see closeups of the brake bridge, seat stay caps (aka top eyes) and the frame number, if nothing else, for future reference.

From the details I can see in the...
08-04-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,314
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks The Golden Boy! I think the secret...

Thanks The Golden Boy!

I think the secret is that I just have trouble staying focused.
Most of the time I'll be doing an image search for one specific thing, then in the process see an unrelated...
08-04-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By MauriceMoss

Hi Petit Breton, welcome to BikeForums! ...

Hi Petit Breton, welcome to BikeForums!

Here's the pic of that seat collar:
...
08-04-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks for the tags unworthy1 and juvela. ...

Thanks for the tags unworthy1 and juvela.

Nice looking frame. Especially since the cromovelato finish is in such a good condition; that's kinda rare.
Unfortunately I don't have any verified...
07-22-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,314
Posted By MauriceMoss

I know this thread is an oldie but there's no...

I know this thread is an oldie but there's no statute of limitations on cold cases, is there? No thread left behind!

Don't know if jo1010 still comes by, or even owns this bike anymore, so I'm...
07-17-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By MauriceMoss

Too bad the seller isn't responding; low res...

Too bad the seller isn't responding; low res picture from the ad makes it hard to make a good ID.

Although I have not come across an exact match to this mystery frame, it reminds me quite a bit of...
07-11-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks for the tag juvela! malcala622 -...

Thanks for the tag juvela!


malcala622 - pictures in the ad aren't the best, so this is gonna be a semi-rough guess.


I think this is a 1986-ish Nishiki Tri-A.

I'm not a Nishiki expert...
07-01-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 900
Posted By MauriceMoss

Those fork crowns were common on Murray bikes...

Those fork crowns were common on Murray bikes (and maybe Columbia, Western Flyer and a few others). I don't know enough about the models and serial numbers for those, so I can't say how that fits...
06-30-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By MauriceMoss

Unfortunately, there were many, many bikes...

Unfortunately, there were many, many bikes manufactured in Italy that are very similar to this frame that it's kind of tough to say who may have made it.
Internal cable routing wasn't uncommon when...
06-30-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By MauriceMoss

Those bottom brackets, brake bridges and other...

Those bottom brackets, brake bridges and other frame bits were sold to any manufacturers who wanted to use them, so you will find those on a lot of different frames.

The frame here should be a...
06-28-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By MauriceMoss

Although there were minor variations over the...

Although there were minor variations over the years, to me this looks like a British Eagle Touristique:
...
06-27-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By MauriceMoss

Oria had some nice tubing back in the day. Most...

Oria had some nice tubing back in the day. Most of the higher end Mosers (at least in late 80s/early 90s) were built using different types of Oria tubing, so I don't think it should be considered...
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By MauriceMoss

The only 'Neuhaus' I'm aware of is Dieter Neuhaus...

The only 'Neuhaus' I'm aware of is Dieter Neuhaus (of Dortmund). He took over (or maybe bought out?) all the equipment from Hugo Rickert after he had a stroke and eventually retired from frame...
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By MauriceMoss

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/80-4e913f80_1112_44ca_91c3_4cffcf124471_7ae78a714cdb664963e0a44e4fd294b90ab21e33.jpeg...
06-03-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By MauriceMoss

Those lug cutouts are a hallmark of a company...

Those lug cutouts are a hallmark of a company called Tecnotelai (of Bologna). I've always thought the cutouts looked like old school flying saucers, but they're probably meant to look like the...
05-03-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,528
Posted By MauriceMoss

This frame looks an awful lot like the Miki built...

This frame looks an awful lot like the Miki built frames that were sold as Centurion Professional and sometimes as Miki Road Racer (although with horizontal dropouts):
...
05-01-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By MauriceMoss

Very nice frame. AFAIK, the source of the...

Very nice frame.
AFAIK, the source of the Cascarsi frames in Italy was Pesenti.
04-29-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,126
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks for posting the extra pictures DimaB . ...

Thanks for posting the extra pictures DimaB .

That bottom bracket shell fits neither Koga Miyatas nor Medicis, so maybe we're back to square one.

Also, I've not been able to find any more...
04-29-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By MauriceMoss

obrentharris got it - the frame number is a Harry...

obrentharris got it - the frame number is a Harry Quinn for sure. Here's another one (notice the filing down on the steerer, something that isn't very common):
...
04-23-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,768
Posted By MauriceMoss

So far I've found 3 frames with the matching...

So far I've found 3 frames with the matching pantograph, although I feel like I still haven't found the one I was actually looking for...

Here are the examples:

Velora (Horgen, Switzerland)
...
04-20-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,768
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks for the extra pics; they help quite a bit....

Thanks for the extra pics; they help quite a bit.


I have seen that pantograph somewhere before and it wasn't on a Rossi branded bike (not saying that this isn't a Rossi, just that it's likely...
04-19-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By MauriceMoss

It's an impulse I can't control, man! ...

It's an impulse I can't control, man!

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04-18-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,132
Posted By MauriceMoss

Apologies if I introduced any confusion - didn't...

Apologies if I introduced any confusion - didn't mean to - there isn't any difference between the two terms.
The French tend to refer to the bikes using the feminine version of the noun, so this...
04-18-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By MauriceMoss

The fork panto is that of Cycles Philippe...

The fork panto is that of Cycles Philippe (Blois):
...
04-13-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By MauriceMoss

Thanks for the tag juvela . The style of...

Thanks for the tag juvela .


The style of pump peg on this bike was used on late eighties-ish Falcon badged frames. Gipiemme dropouts too, actually. I generally don't put too much stock into...
04-12-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By MauriceMoss

Very interesting and unique seat stay caps....

Very interesting and unique seat stay caps. Unfortunately I have not come across an exact match, so I can't say (yet) what this frame might be.


At first they reminded me a bit of the concave...
04-12-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,132
Posted By MauriceMoss

It's hard to tell form the low res images but, if...

It's hard to tell form the low res images but, if the paint and decals are original, it is most likely a randonneuse that's badged Manufrance (although there were similar ones badged as Hirondelle...
04-06-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,883
Posted By MauriceMoss

Maasi (technically not a head badge, so just a...

Maasi (technically not a head badge, so just a bonus):

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1045x1394/maasi_snake_headlug_view_ab7444f5afa652eae43f4223b813776ec66d12a6.jpg
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