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That Maurice Moss does it AGAIN! I think Liberia...

That Maurice Moss does it AGAIN! I think Liberia falls into the "oddball French" category but not odd in a bad way just "seldom seen". I personally have heard of the brand before but those are the...
06-12-19, 02:20 PM
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according to the published 1974 specs for the US-market GR, it's open to...
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One of our bunch who bumps into a lot of...

One of our bunch who bumps into a lot of out-of-the-ordinary French bikes is MiloFrance, because he lives there and shops the country sales, flea markets, etc.
Maybe he'll chime in on ID-ing this...
06-12-19, 12:08 PM
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Probably correct about this being around '73...

Probably correct about this being around '73 given the plastic headbadge and decal set, the round badge was introduced in '74 but color scheme otherwise the same for this black/red version. Do you...
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Yep, French and well worth the $80 you spent but...

Yep, French and well worth the $80 you spent but nothing that points to one of the major FR brands that most of us NorAm folks are familiar with. Looks like long point Bocama lugs, and Vitus dropouts...
06-10-19, 10:12 PM
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Nope definitely not a Windsor (or Acer-Mex...

Nope definitely not a Windsor (or Acer-Mex brand), old Euro stock and possibly Austrian given the odd mix of components from Italy, Switzerland and maybe a smattering of French. And the stay caps...
06-10-19, 09:44 AM
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that "D" panto had shown up previously and some...

that "D" panto had shown up previously and some folks had guessed "Dancelli" (which still may be possible) but I think it was narrowed down to one of the many Benelux housebrands that were supplied...
06-09-19, 12:01 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

It IS in very good shape so a good candidate for...

It IS in very good shape so a good candidate for a "display piece"after some cleaning and polishing. I'm surprised to see that Made in Italy, banner decal on a 1970s bike, I didn't notice those until...
06-07-19, 10:11 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

RIP Bruce Gordon!

RIP Bruce Gordon!
06-07-19, 04:06 PM
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Yeah, well worth the efforts for quite a HAUL and...

Yeah, well worth the efforts for quite a HAUL and I think TMar has nailed it as an MKM (3 British gents Arthur METCALFE, Ron KITCHING & Wes MASON) and no idea who made the Columbus fork (not a...
06-06-19, 10:38 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Yep, truly educational! Thanks again to Maurice!

Yep, truly educational! Thanks again to Maurice!
06-05-19, 09:30 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

never seen any true Pog (even those made by Basso...

never seen any true Pog (even those made by Basso or Rossin) that had those Prugnat (?) headlugs or "shot-in" Victor-style seat stays. My guess is "British" not Italian, so I suggest: check the BB...
06-04-19, 11:06 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

That Maurice Moss...what a guy, wow!:thumb:

That Maurice Moss...what a guy, wow!:thumb:
06-03-19, 07:54 PM
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I was a good swap, didn't find ALL the little...

I was a good swap, didn't find ALL the little bits I was shopping for but made a stop into Trips for Kids recyclery on the drive South and found one more piece there so it was a productive day!...
05-31-19, 10:53 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

I am NOW! ^^ thanks for the heads-up!

I am NOW! ^^ thanks for the heads-up!
05-26-19, 11:25 PM
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G3 that's the lug-maker's mark and I don't think...

G3 that's the lug-maker's mark and I don't think a size indication, I can't recall what brand the lugs are but it's Asian, probably Taiwan. I once thought "Eisho" but that's not correct.
05-26-19, 11:54 AM
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Ah-HA!^ I think you may be on to something now! I...

Ah-HA!^ I think you may be on to something now! I didn't even think of RichMAN because I thought of him as strictly a Mountain Bike builder, but clearly he made some road frames, too. But AFIAK...
05-25-19, 11:48 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Motobecane seemed to trundle along for a few more...

Motobecane seemed to trundle along for a few more years as "MBK" after Yamaha acquired them but those bikes were only rarely seen in the US. In any case I think $175 CDN is a bit steep for THIS Moto...
05-25-19, 11:38 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

I have lived here for most of my long years and...

I have lived here for most of my long years and never heard of any bike named "Richmond" or a custom builder named "Richmond" (and either connected with the City of or the SF District of) but agree...
05-25-19, 12:46 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Might be a euro model but aligns with about a...

Might be a euro model but aligns with about a 1984 Nomade with inexternal brazed 2040 tubing (US model) but graphics are a bit different...maybe because it's a Canadian model?
05-20-19, 10:54 PM
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Just because it jogged a long-lost memory: I...

Just because it jogged a long-lost memory: I bought and built a frame for a friend way back 10 or 15 years ago that also had "shaped" tubes (but was none were grossly oversized) and tho it had no...
05-20-19, 12:05 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Did you share the seat post size (diameter)? That...

Did you share the seat post size (diameter)? That will be a good clue but with lack of rifling in the steerer and some of the other details I am inclined to think it's a chrome-plated "budget" model...
05-19-19, 03:42 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Someone that can use the Italian search functions...

Someone that can use the Italian search functions with great results is MauriceMoss, maybe he can be tempted to look for something Italian that used 3 stars as a mark.
05-19-19, 03:31 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Thanks for the reply but it won't work for my...

Thanks for the reply but it won't work for my project so: pass. GLWS
05-19-19, 11:17 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

LOTS of brands used a BB shell with oval slots...

LOTS of brands used a BB shell with oval slots like that (mostly 2 slots, sometimes 3) and AFAIK Olmo was only one but they did not produce the BB shells. Most likely it's a well-known Italian brand...
05-19-19, 11:06 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Looks like a real gem and I'm sure you got a...

Looks like a real gem and I'm sure you got a bargain whatever you paid. One word of warning, hope you have zero issues with the threads of the seat binder, since it was missing the bolt check the...
05-19-19, 10:53 AM
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Well Losa built for many brands so when it was a...

Well Losa built for many brands so when it was a Cinelli I'm sure those had head badges but other marques would not...still no idea what brand used 3 stars, it's not one I've seen before. For my...
05-18-19, 08:39 PM
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Is the Deda stem for 1" or 1-1/8" steerer? 26mm...

Is the Deda stem for 1" or 1-1/8" steerer? 26mm bar grip? and about what length?
05-18-19, 05:50 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Interesting point about using "full compliment"...

Interesting point about using "full compliment" of loose balls, I always stuck with the time-honored (old wives tales for old mechanics?) method of "fill and remove 1 ball"...I may have to re-think...
05-18-19, 05:27 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Correct that Losa USUALLY had more cutouts and...

Correct that Losa USUALLY had more cutouts and your BB shell is much more "plain vanilla" but nevertheless: check out this pic from one on the CR site for Losa (it's a Magni frame)...he did a LOT of...
05-18-19, 12:08 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Handlebar one-zie is something often found on...

Handlebar one-zie is something often found on certain Motobecanes usually not high-end and around 1980-ish era...BUT I think I see a hint of a distinctive cut-out in one headlug (how about a...
05-17-19, 07:54 PM
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Who made this one (on a late '80s CIOCC and Cromor fork blades says the decals)....
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Posted By unworthy1

I have only used Ed Litton and his rep for...

I have only used Ed Litton and his rep for quality painting is stellar, but so is Joe's so I'd get quotes from both for cost and for T/O time required. There's also D&D in San Lorenzo who have done a...
05-09-19, 01:05 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Thanks for looking into it, randyjawa! Juke41...

Thanks for looking into it, randyjawa!
Juke41 I'd wonder then if you could have one of the last 7-digit serials from maybe Nov., 1958? But still can't tell you which model from the (maybe) late...
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Posted By unworthy1

Since you are in SoCal you could try Joe Bell (JB...

Since you are in SoCal you could try Joe Bell (JB Custom Bicycle Refinishing (http://joebell.net/)) but for my money I'd get in line for Ed Litton in NorCal (Point Richmond, CA) he painted my Ciocc...
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Posted By unworthy1

TOTally worth it and try some oxalic or...

TOTally worth it and try some oxalic or phosphoric acid on the rusty chrome or even the aluminum foil with diet Coke trick (which hasn't worked that well for ME but some swear by it).
Giovanni...
05-08-19, 09:59 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Interesting, I had forgotten about the Equipe...

Interesting, I had forgotten about the Equipe (budget model) but there are some notable similarities (and differences, too). The OP's fork crown looks to be a model No.11+ (as Juvela noted) but what...
05-07-19, 06:41 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Nice frame but with 7 digits and that serial...

Nice frame but with 7 digits and that serial number location on the BB shell I doubt this is a Holdsworth (despite the decals which look more like Holdsworth graphics of the late '70s to early '80s)....
05-07-19, 06:09 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Faggin made )makes) quality products, even the...

Faggin made )makes) quality products, even the "budget" models had pretty nice elements and high end construction, and since they are still in business you can even contact the "factory" which I...
05-07-19, 05:56 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

you made the right choice! ;) Let's see some...

you made the right choice! ;)
Let's see some pix as this progresses...
05-06-19, 01:15 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

I have a Fuji (I think Sagres) Valite fork from...

I have a Fuji (I think Sagres) Valite fork from maybe a 54cm frame stamped Suntour forkends and steerer stamped Ishiwata, light blue metallic paint would be happy to swap for a similar fork that fits...
05-05-19, 11:41 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Deleting my duplicate post and "RIP,...

Deleting my duplicate post and "RIP, Roland"...
05-01-19, 08:50 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Hmm, interesting: the paint certainly looks like...

Hmm, interesting: the paint certainly looks like something Dosenno would do, and the stay cap is remeniscent of Colnago, but I wouldn't take any conclusions from that! Looks like it could be from...
04-29-19, 02:38 PM
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I think you lucked out, congrats! Only a loss of...

I think you lucked out, congrats! Only a loss of some chrome plating but that was cracked so bound to chip off at some point. Now if you still have the slot to re-open to an even gap should you first...
04-29-19, 11:37 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

I did not know Dosenna also did repaints, but his...

I did not know Dosenna also did repaints, but his shop sure was active with a LOT of very distinctive and fancy "factory paint jobs" BITD, if there's 'rifling' in the steerer's base (and it's the 6...
04-27-19, 10:19 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Given the other 2 pantos it's pretty clear to...

Given the other 2 pantos it's pretty clear to have begun life as a Moser, who knows why somebody thought it was cool to make it into a Fake-nago. The BB shell is a IC Silva product, the builder...
04-27-19, 10:13 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

Beside that one fork blade decal (and did you...

Beside that one fork blade decal (and did you check the steerer base for rifling) what evidence that this is all Columbus tubing? If it's something "custom-blended" it could involve other brands as...
04-23-19, 06:54 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

Yes, take this to a frame repair individual and...

Yes, take this to a frame repair individual and that stay should be fine, he/she can touch up the alignment, too. Only thing I'd caution against is depending on the material of that headbadge maybe...
04-23-19, 08:53 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

If you've already tried the usual suppliers and...

If you've already tried the usual suppliers and had no luck (Velocals, Greg Softley, etc.) you might have to bite an expensive bullet to get custom decals made one-off. One guy who will sometimes do...
04-22-19, 07:55 PM
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Posted By unworthy1

When you get another 9 posts under your belt,...

When you get another 9 posts under your belt, we'd love to see some pix to help you with ID and details... or don't wait but upload the pix today to a photo hosting site and somebody here will help...
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