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04-24-19, 05:32 PM
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Posted By wawine

These were supposed to be a mix of SL, SLX and...

These were supposed to be a mix of SL, SLX and AIR, but what went where is anyone’s guess, based on this one.

the forks and stays look like AIR, and the seat tube SL, so maybe the down tube is SLX?
04-24-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By wawine

No chain stay bridge on mine. the Swiss bike...

No chain stay bridge on mine.

the Swiss bike in the link is the same paint scheme, but actually way different. It is an Air 2001 and as such, has a different bottom bracket, aero shifter mounts,...
04-23-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By wawine

What the heck is this Somec?

I rescued this with no history on it. The frame build appears to be spot on for a mid 1980’s Air Super Record, but it quickly goes off the rails. The remaining decals on the head, down-tube, top tube...
04-23-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By wawine

Here is a tiny 1973 I built up for my wife, with...

Here is a tiny 1973 I built up for my wife, with some slight deviation from stock. Note the use of a collar for the seat binder. Odd, for 1973. Maybe because of the...
01-26-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Posted By wawine

Lino Beltramo Giuseppe Pela Paratella Giame...

Lino Beltramo
Giuseppe Pela
Paratella
Giame Brothers
Ortelli

nobody said they had to be well known in this country!
01-17-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,510
Posted By wawine

it’s funny. The guy ordered a silver frame,...

it’s funny. The guy ordered a silver frame, waited 6 months, then it showed up in yellow, with different chrome than he ordered. Spence knocked a few bucks off, built it up with black bar taped and...
01-17-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,510
Posted By wawine

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc_0497_c69e81968e0d07ac0171dddaf41ba0c5b11a0374.jpg

fair enough!
it is put away for the winter, so here is a shot from the day I...
01-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,545
Posted By wawine

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/33c0bf91_abe3_4dab_82b6_561bf9510828_9f134e71c53a8333bc7e41b100071ddafafb4243.jpeg

Looks generic, but actually Kharkov from the...
01-16-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,510
Posted By wawine

1970 Cinelli SC with full Spence Wolfe Alpine...

1970 Cinelli SC with full Spence Wolfe Alpine kit, by the owner, with the bill of sale. Unridden since about 1973. Too big for me to ride, but a keeper and show bike forever.
01-16-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 14,115
Posted By wawine

Even though this is not my cup of tea, I totally...

Even though this is not my cup of tea, I totally appreciate the passion, effort and end result. The big issue is what happens when the OP passes, and the story gets lost. That is where the trouble...
01-09-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By wawine

this one is 23” CTC, and too big for me

this one is 23” CTC, and too big for me
01-09-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By wawine

if you are serious, I will throw a tape on this...

if you are serious, I will throw a tape on this one. I will be looking for a new home for it. Too many new bikes this year!
01-09-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,081
Posted By wawine

just came across this, in this other thread. The...

just came across this, in this other thread. The stay ends on this ‘no-name’ French track bike are text book for the French maker BaCo. Not typical ‘fish mouth’. High quality stuff!
01-09-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By wawine

The ‘E’ could very likely be an ‘F’. The bottom...

The ‘E’ could very likely be an ‘F’. The bottom leg looks to be hand scribed, as does the upper arm of the 7 in the number.
01-09-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By wawine

Here it is, as...

Here it is, as...
01-08-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By wawine

Earliest 1975 Centurion Semi Pro?

I have picked up a very nice, pearl orange Centurion Semi Pro bearing serial number ‘M5E0657’, placing it in early spring of 1975.

Has anyone seen an earlier serial number on one of these?
...
01-08-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By wawine

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/885ce261_9d8e_455a_8dad_5a1e3f9825ea_05666043c99ef07ec4bcea0053f60d86cde85622.jpeg

sort of correct. Austro Daimler was the higher...
01-03-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,522
Posted By wawine

Likely 27 inch rims will fit better than 700c...

Likely 27 inch rims will fit better than 700c clinchers for brake reach, so new rims may not be the perfect option. 700’s may fit just fine. I would experiment with some wheels before rebuilding.
...
01-03-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,522
Posted By wawine

Those FD with the slotted cable stop will give...

Those FD with the slotted cable stop will give you an early cut off date, but not an ending time line as all the versions with the stop apparently still got used for years.

I have a Torpado from...
01-02-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By wawine

I have a Vitus branded, platinum blue bearing a...

I have a Vitus branded, platinum blue bearing a serial number E056720, which should place it as a mid 1985 build. However, it has a second set of bottle mounts on the seat tube. Odd ball or special...
01-01-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,453
Posted By wawine

I cannot speak to the components, other than...

I cannot speak to the components, other than headset and bottom bracket, but I do like the frames, once the fork has been swapped out. I built up one as a single speed with a Mavic bottom bracket,...
01-01-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,132
Posted By wawine

hmm. Other photos didn’t load...

hmm. Other photos didn’t load https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/7c06e2e4_b231_44f8_83ab_cbda7dee6590_358b07fe733c7dce882a50ab52b3ac38eba9b25f.jpeg...
01-01-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,132
Posted By wawine

1973 and still not exactly sure of the model, due...

1973 and still not exactly sure of the model, due to the seat collar. The only decal not original is the down tube, which is likely wrong. It came as a bare frame and I built it up for my wife, so...
01-01-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,522
Posted By wawine

I own the wine shop in Anacortes and used to live...

I own the wine shop in Anacortes and used to live in East Sound and work at Rosario, back in the 1980’s
01-01-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,522
Posted By wawine

no Record hubs, matched with the steel Record RD...

no Record hubs, matched with the steel Record RD would put it about 1965. Take a peek at the back of the FD and shoot a photo for us
01-01-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,522
Posted By wawine

did you pick this up on Orcas? I can see Mt...

did you pick this up on Orcas? I can see Mt Constitution from where I am sitting!
01-01-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By wawine

Great article! I have to check a serial number...

Great article!
I have to check a serial number on one of mine in the morning. Platinum blue with first style seat lug with ears, but two sets of bottle fittings, one on the seat tube and one on the...
12-31-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By wawine

thanks. Of course I can put the clamp on the...

thanks.
Of course I can put the clamp on the other way, but the catalog specifically shows it mounted backwards. I am curious if this was specifically prescribed as a riding doctrine by the folks...
12-31-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,524
Posted By wawine

I think you are spot on for 1968. I have had 5...

I think you are spot on for 1968. I have had 5 dating from 1966-70, plus three more from the 1970’s.

narrowing down the time more specifically can be done by the banner on the seat tube and...
12-30-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By wawine

Took Comrade Kharkov out for a short ride today....

Took Comrade Kharkov out for a short ride today. Surprising sprightly, with some interesting creaking and ticking. I do need to true up the wheels and swap out the lumpy, non-original tires, but all...
12-27-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By wawine

I will try to get it out today, if weather...

I will try to get it out today, if weather allows. My ‘Brutal’ comment was in regards to the general feeling when looking at it, not riding it! Not the most refined piece of work. Basically pure...
12-26-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By wawine

actually no,one piece chrome plated, with alloy...

actually no,one piece chrome plated, with alloy bars
12-26-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By wawine

more photos of the components. Crude, but...

more photos of the components. Crude, but endearing with forged dropouts (note repair) and hand box lining. Serial number 147 from...
12-26-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By wawine

wow! That Raleigh takes me back about a decade. I...

wow! That Raleigh takes me back about a decade. I still have it, unbuilt hanging on my wall of frames waiting for either a new home, or a new build
12-26-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,594
Posted By wawine

Kharkov B555 found in Bulgaria

My son lives in Sofia and he and my wife surprised me with this Kharkov B 555, with matching parts manual for Christmas. Nearly NOS with all the original components, down to the saddle and cables....
08-25-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13,370
Views: 2,650,832
Posted By wawine

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Literally saved from a steel scrap yard in Germany...
08-23-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,089
Posted By wawine

I have shattered two helmets. Both were potential...

I have shattered two helmets. Both were potential fatalities. The worst was at 5mph. Speed has nothing to do with impact velocity. Drop a watermelon from 6 feet onto pavement to see what happens.
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05-26-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By wawine

I put the original photo s from the sales listing...

I put the original photo s from the sales listing in my original post but will take some of my own as well. The paint is clearly an original PDM with lots of use and it does have the typical Altech...
05-25-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By wawine

Thanks yet again. I know Concordes were built by...

Thanks yet again. I know Concordes were built by several different frame builders and this is an odd one for sure. None of the "normal" ear marks are on this frame except for the drops and the...
05-24-14, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By wawine

thanks again. I found a Silva stamp on the...

thanks again. I found a Silva stamp on the underside of the brake bridge as well
05-24-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By wawine

Thanks. Any idea which builders used them in the...

Thanks. Any idea which builders used them in the early '90's?
05-24-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By wawine

What is this Concorde Bottom Bracket set up?

My Concorde PDM just arrived and I have been going over it to see exactly what it is and came up with another wierd bit. It bears an 'SLX' decal and I found and Aquila sticker under one of the Voler...
05-22-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By wawine

The Voler decals date from 1997 or so and the...

The Voler decals date from 1997 or so and the paint job is the PDM from 1991-2 (I think) so my gut feeling is that the bike was used as a sales tool or something later in life. I still use...
05-22-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By wawine

The headset is adding to the mystery. Who knows...

The headset is adding to the mystery. Who knows what I will find when I get it in hand. Like I said, there are some language issues with the seller. Regarding the decals. I originally though they...
05-22-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By wawine

1991 Concorde PDM SLX question

This is my first post to this group, so pardon any errors in how it is done. I have dug through the post postings on the Concorde PDM frames / bikes and want to add one more to the mix with a...
08-17-11, 11:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By wawine

mystery high end Raleigh. Any ideas?

I need some help identifying a frame I just purchased which has been initially identified as an early 1980’s Serotta Nova, but in reality is not according to Serotta. Unfortunately all identifying...
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By wawine

Thanks for the response. Those were my thoughts...

Thanks for the response. Those were my thoughts exactly, but the serial number format certainly matches Centurion, but I can find no reference to any frame from them with these dropouts and/or a...
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By wawine

Centurion Equipe? or....?

I am new to this forum, so please excuse any missed procedures etc. I just picked up a mystery frame that needs an ID. Very lightweight road frame with custom paint (wasted) that looks like a...
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