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Posted By umpire54

A little late but: The bike is most likely an...

A little late but: The bike is most likely an early model (1953-55) Bianchi Campione del Mondo with open C&G Campagnolo components. The bike was made to celebrate Fausto Coppi winning the Legano,...
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Posted By umpire54

Waking up an old thread, the bike is more like...

Waking up an old thread, the bike is more like 1950's Bianchi. The components look to be from a Campione del Mondo which started production in 1953 the year Coppi won on a Bianchi bike similar to...
05-21-11, 10:24 PM
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Posted By umpire54

I have seen that bike for sale before on ebay...

I have seen that bike for sale before on ebay last year.
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Posted By umpire54

I'd fix it up and give it to a kid that really...

I'd fix it up and give it to a kid that really needed a bike, along with a bike chain and lock. :) Nice bike!
01-05-11, 07:57 PM
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Posted By umpire54

I would say you have a great opportunity to have...

I would say you have a great opportunity to have a great adventure, and I even hope some day spend some time in Italy myself to find a few more bikes to bring back (my dream would be a container...
01-02-11, 11:22 PM
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Posted By umpire54

I have read that it was often practice to put a...

I have read that it was often practice to put a tight fitting broom handle piece through the steering tube for strength. I heard that was more so for professionals and serious riders, and that the...
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Posted By umpire54

From a distance...looks like it could be...

From a distance...looks like it could be anything....lol. JK...I will guess a mid to upper 80's six 10, or seven 10.
Miyata makes wonderful bikes...you are crazy if you do not run and buy it right...
10-23-10, 08:23 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Congratulations on your first ride! Fun HUH! I...

Congratulations on your first ride! Fun HUH! I found a wireless Cateye on sale for $25.00 at Performance bikes. Any computer will do. Good luck and be careful on your many more rides!

My...
10-23-10, 06:39 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Look at the chainstays on that bike!!! I have...

Look at the chainstays on that bike!!! I have never seen a large to small taper like that. I love it! I have never seen a Merckx that made me drool....till now. WOW







My bikes...
10-06-10, 11:09 PM
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Posted By umpire54

I have a bike that is similar to yours, but I...

I have a bike that is similar to yours, but I know for a fact there were other brands built like our two bikes, and yours may not be the brand mine is. I also think they came out of the same factory...
09-12-10, 10:22 PM
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Posted By umpire54

I leave on the dork disc if they are in good...

I leave on the dork disc if they are in good shape. Shine them up and it adds to the chrome effect on a bike. Its a period look for a period bike...and way not worth the effort IMO.

That's a...
09-12-10, 10:15 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Take a pic from the other side so everyone can...

Take a pic from the other side so everyone can see the components to help date it is my suggestion for starters! It really helps pin down dates.
08-14-10, 10:35 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Ride Fly - You will like this website link I am...

Ride Fly - You will like this website link I am giving you as a place to go and look up bike components and such. A very good source and fun to look at as you are learning. I have spent wayyy too...
08-14-10, 09:29 PM
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Posted By umpire54

I have a '01 triplecross and it is a little fun...

I have a '01 triplecross and it is a little fun machine! Fast, grips the ground like no bike I have ever rode, and throws my big butt forward like I am launched....
08-14-10, 09:15 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Awesome Competition Bikedued! I am happy for...

Awesome Competition Bikedued! I am happy for you. I have an '81/'82 Competition RS I just love but it is wayyy too tall so I am selling it soon.
I am saving my money for an early International...
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Posted By umpire54

Hmmm, interesting vjp...well, I am guilty once...

Hmmm, interesting vjp...well, I am guilty once again guilty of repeating something I have read like 20 other places on the internet and assuming it was right.

I would be very interested in...
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Posted By umpire54

Very nice bike. I would think it would bring...

Very nice bike. I would think it would bring atleast $2000.00 -$2500.00
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Posted By umpire54

I have one almost exactly like it, and another...

I have one almost exactly like it, and another with same frame but different components. I like them both, but the one similar to yours the best. If you post it on ebay you might could get $350-450...
08-13-10, 09:27 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Well...I just had to put her in. My 53/54ish...

Well...I just had to put her in. My 53/54ish Bianchi. She is old and she is unique, to me anyway. http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpire54/sets/72157622146368588/

My '63 Bianchi Record too. ...
08-11-10, 09:24 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Criss-cross the tape using both colors. Saw a...

Criss-cross the tape using both colors. Saw a post on how to do it here on this site somewhere. I think the guy used orange and white tape.
Would look awesome with your two colors. Makes a diamond...
07-17-10, 08:15 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Very nice Gary. Good to see you posting. You...

Very nice Gary. Good to see you posting. You always have something interesting to contribute. While I have learned a lot about Campagnolo parts this past year or so, I have not seen the...
07-08-10, 07:33 PM
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Posted By umpire54

I think proper standover height is achieved when:...

I think proper standover height is achieved when: "If in an emergency you can hit your feet on the ground to come to a complete stop without hitting the top bar and causing pain to your body parts"....
07-05-10, 03:23 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Great job! I like the new color. Is that...

Great job! I like the new color. Is that replacement decals or did Shane hand paint them? If they are decals where did you get them?

Again...fantastic work!
07-04-10, 10:32 PM
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Posted By umpire54

I have seen several Vista Silver Shadow bikes...

I have seen several Vista Silver Shadow bikes from the 80's and consider their frame quality not far from Miyatas. Both of these bikes were almost flawless due to almost no use whatsoever. Their...
07-04-10, 10:12 PM
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Posted By umpire54

My humble little collection on my Flickr set...

My humble little collection on my Flickr set page.

I plan on selling all of them but the Bianchi's, Italvega, and one Miyata if anybody is interested. Thanks for looking, enjoy:
...
07-04-10, 12:56 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Very very nice job! I am encouraged and inspired...

Very very nice job! I am encouraged and inspired by your work on your bike to finally start I have a project I am embarking upon soon...and I will be pleased if it tuns out half as nice as yours. I...
07-03-10, 09:51 PM
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Posted By umpire54

ummm...I grew up in the 70's so it's a given. I...

ummm...I grew up in the 70's so it's a given. I messed up.

carleton inferred it best...in reference to ADAM & EVE. We all fall down. Better men than us too for damn sure!

I got my own...
06-28-10, 11:48 PM
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Posted By umpire54

The nine 16 is a great racing bike. Not that...

The nine 16 is a great racing bike. Not that many around compared to Bianchi's. One of my all time favorite models and a great bike for sure.

If the bike is in great shape - components, paint,...
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Posted By umpire54

Looks like it says Carlton Criterium on it. I...

Looks like it says Carlton Criterium on it. I would be all over that.
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Posted By umpire54

big chainring...you certainly are a glutton for...

big chainring...you certainly are a glutton for punishment...but looks like you have fun! :)
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Posted By umpire54

So sorry to hear that. Nothing I hate more than...

So sorry to hear that. Nothing I hate more than a theif. Nice restoration on a sweet bike. Again, I am sorry for you and your daughter. Good luck finding it.
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Posted By umpire54

I say get him something off of Craigslist that is...

I say get him something off of Craigslist that is no big deal if stolen. Happens all the time in college, as well as getting rained on etc, by the elements.

You have a great example of a...
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Posted By umpire54

1965 Gimondi won the TDF on a Chiorda. If I am...

1965 Gimondi won the TDF on a Chiorda. If I am not mistaken rumor has it one of the bikes Coppi rode was a Chiorda...but also rumored he rode Masi's, and no telling what else. They were always made...
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Posted By umpire54

COOL BIKE...I like it!!! Looks like a good...

COOL BIKE...I like it!!! Looks like a good simple bike to really fix up nice. I would strip it down, clean, repaint, polish, and make it as cherry as I could with an
elegant color change/pin...
06-09-10, 09:25 PM
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Posted By umpire54

You could just lock me in that room and never...

You could just lock me in that room and never come back for me!! Simply amazing...thanks for sharing!
04-29-10, 09:42 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Man...I would not want to ride that bike outside...

Man...I would not want to ride that bike outside and get it dirty. Very nice and beautiful paint! New brand to me...will have to read up on them.
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Posted By umpire54

This time of year if it is in good shape and...

This time of year if it is in good shape and clean...I wouldn't be afraid to clean it up and start it out at $225 and come down some if need be. Not many Miyata's around.
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Posted By umpire54

I like the frame! I would strip that puppy...

I like the frame! I would strip that puppy down...and have it painted Dodge Viper Green/basecoat/clearcoat with no decals whatsoever. It would look badddddd to the bone! Orrrr...like a Mango Orange...
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Posted By umpire54

Yep...somewhere in that neighborhood. Lots of...

Yep...somewhere in that neighborhood. Lots of people like the old Raleighs and it is an English made bike. Good luck with it!
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Posted By umpire54

Fix it up and show us the results. Take your...

Fix it up and show us the results. Take your time and enjoy it. There is always a market out there for the Bianchi if you get tired of it...and fun to ride if you don't!
I might be interested if...
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Posted By umpire54

Get the Miyata...you will love it and also be...

Get the Miyata...you will love it and also be able to pass on a good bike if you decide to sell it later. Good luck!
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Posted By umpire54

cru you dog...LOL...I am watching the bikes...may...

cru you dog...LOL...I am watching the bikes...may buy one of them...very nice find...you will make some good money on them I would expect because of their condition...if I were working now I would...
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Views: 2,102
Posted By umpire54

Great find! I wish I could find something with...

Great find! I wish I could find something with lugs like that!

I am agreeing with retyred on this one... I don't think it's a Pug either. That said...Peugeot did make bikes in the 50's and 60's...
04-20-10, 08:08 PM
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Views: 4,650
Posted By umpire54

That bike is just too cool Sixty Fiver...I too...

That bike is just too cool Sixty Fiver...I too get chills every time I see it! The canti's just slay me with the close tolerances of the center-pull and fender working together like that. Glad to see...
04-19-10, 10:22 PM
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Posted By umpire54

Congrats on the bikes! I have a 710 just like...

Congrats on the bikes! I have a 710 just like yours. It is one of my favorite bikes...and I am definantly a Miyata fan to the nth power. I look forward to having a nice collection
of them in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 11:47 PM
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Posted By umpire54

It's that extra testosterone that is cranking out...

It's that extra testosterone that is cranking out the watts. Good luck!
04-17-10, 09:58 AM
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Posted By umpire54

The water can/bottle holder probably could go...

The water can/bottle holder probably could go either way but looks correct. I personally have only seen the REG brand or similar can/bottle holders bolted on the verticle stem (usually with the...
04-16-10, 11:48 PM
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Posted By umpire54

I like that bike!!!! I am not into English...

I like that bike!!!! I am not into English bikes...yet! More so, I am sorry I cannot help you...but man that is a very nice track bike! That bike has an all business look to it...but yet not...
04-16-10, 11:28 PM
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Views: 3,065
Posted By umpire54

Khatfull!! That is one nice bike!! I am happy for...

Khatfull!! That is one nice bike!! I am happy for you. Nice to see a good guy win every once in a while. I am also green with envy, now...you have thrown down the gauntlet!

AND IT HAD TO BE A...
04-16-10, 11:16 PM
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Views: 487
Posted By umpire54

Good job Dad! She is a lucky gal...who has a...

Good job Dad! She is a lucky gal...who has a bike with an attitude!
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