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06-22-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 954
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Posted By mrjav

It's a Tecno with the Sintesi styled lugset. In...

It's a Tecno with the Sintesi styled lugset. In about 1997 they reverted the Tecno back to the Sintesi styled seat lug (main difference is the location of the T triangle) and added oversize. This...
06-10-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

Yes!

Yes!
05-07-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,767
Posted By mrjav

This thread popped back up, so I guess I should...

This thread popped back up, so I guess I should post a link to my article for the next guy who needs his Vianelli fix. I had taken my frame to its "home" and documented with a few photos.
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06-21-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,140
Posted By mrjav

Hi all, I have modeled and 3D...

Hi all,




I have modeled and 3D printed the spacers to fill empty Ergo levers for a do-it-yourself (and not spend $250 on eBay) Campagnolo brake-only levers. I modeled them after a set I...
06-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By mrjav

Dan, I have a bunch of 90's translated...

Dan,

I have a bunch of 90's translated Bicisport and La Bicicletta Bianchi content on my blog. I'm sitting on a TSX review, so good timing... you'll push me to get that translated and posted...
03-31-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 325,423
Posted By mrjav

If you mean mine, it's a "Bianchi" SLX decal from...

If you mean mine, it's a "Bianchi" SLX decal from Greg. It CAN'T not have a Columbus decal, even if I'm not sure which tube set it is! I'm not posting it as an SLX, and I don't plan on selling it, so...
03-31-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

Sure thing. Couple things: 1. As long as...

Sure thing. Couple things:

1. As long as your 9-speed Campagnolo derailleur has the b-tension screw on the cage, it'll shift 10 just fine. If it doesn't (is on the mounting bolt), you just need to...
03-30-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

UPDATE: My buddy just came through for me. The...

UPDATE: My buddy just came through for me. The parts to fill the guts of Ergo levers will soon be available online!!! More info to come!
03-30-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

One more bike got this conversion... this makes...

One more bike got this conversion... this makes 3! Seems I have more scraping of yellow epoxy in my future...
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03-30-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

If my buddy fails me I may take you up on that......

If my buddy fails me I may take you up on that... of course, I'd need him to send the parts back!
03-30-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 325,423
Posted By mrjav

Finally finished the Reparto Corse...

Going back to this one, turns out it was a scale issue! It's heavier than previously thought, no ridges near the bb, no chrome, Bianchi dropouts, so I'm going with maybe an SL, SP, Cromor or Thron...
03-30-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 325,423
Posted By mrjav

THIS! Wow, what a find!

THIS! Wow, what a find!
03-14-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 325,423
Posted By mrjav

OK, so it's not yet my Bianchi, I did manage to...

OK, so it's not yet my Bianchi, I did manage to score this sign today from an old (Cannondale) dealer of mine, perfect for my Bianchi corner in the office. Just next to my 100+ race credentials from...
03-11-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By mrjav

And a couple more: OBAT #6...

And a couple more:

OBAT #6 (https://rorymasini.blogspot.com/2019/03/obat-5-bianchi-reparto-corse-opens-in.html) : Bianchi Reparto Corse Opens in 1992

OBAT #7...
03-09-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By mrjav

Just posted a new one... Old Bike Article...

Just posted a new one...

Old Bike Article Translations #5 : Bianchi Advert for Reparto Corse, World Championships...
03-09-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By mrjav

1993 Italian Bianchi review translations

Hi all,

The activity in the Bianchi Serial Number thread motivated me to fire up the scanner, photoshop and some translation of a few reviews from my collection of La Bicicletta. I've just gone...
03-07-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 395,024
Posted By mrjav

Here's an interesting twist... there's an EL-OS...

Here's an interesting twist... there's an EL-OS R.C. on that auction site right now with a price of $2500. It has the same lugs, same rear dropout and same "Custom" decal on the fork. Seems to be...
03-07-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 395,024
Posted By mrjav

Yeah, sorry. 27.2. That seems to make sense, what...

Yeah, sorry. 27.2. That seems to make sense, what with the lack of chrome and Bianchi dropouts. What about the weight though? Seems too light for a 57 Thron or Cromor frame and I would think an SL...
03-07-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 395,024
Posted By mrjav

Thanks for the detail! Fork blades definitely...

Thanks for the detail! Fork blades definitely have Columbus Custom decals but no internal rifling of the steer tube. A bit rusty, but it checks off a number of things to have a place in my collection...
03-06-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 395,024
Posted By mrjav

Yeah, I saw your conversation on that topic...

Yeah, I saw your conversation on that topic earlier regarding mass production of R.C. I'm translating a couple of articles from 93 about the "reopening" of the R.C. after Bugno won his second...
03-06-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 395,024
Posted By mrjav

So that catalog must be a figment of my...

So that catalog must be a figment of my imagination combined with a few posts from Stygg's Proto thread! Could've SWORN I saw one once though. Must be one of those things... chupacabra? Jackalope?
03-06-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 395,024
Posted By mrjav

Have we seen Formula II frames come out of the...

Have we seen Formula II frames come out of the R.C.? I'm just surprised by the light weight and lack of chrome! Again, I thought Superset II was heavier down tube and chain stay, not lighter! Then...
03-06-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 395,024
Posted By mrjav

So I have a photo somewhere around here of an MS...

So I have a photo somewhere around here of an MS Bianchi. In fact, I may have a Euro catalogue scan of one. And yes, the Protos and Caurus' were tig'ed as far as I've seen. This is just a simple...
03-06-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 395,024
Posted By mrjav

Now that I think about it, assuming my scale is...

Now that I think about it, assuming my scale is accurate enough, this weight for a 57 would make it lighter than a pure SL frame and I've always read that the Superset II would use a thicker down...
03-06-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 395,024
Posted By mrjav

Just picked up at no cost a 57 x 57 Reparto Corse...

Just picked up at no cost a 57 x 57 Reparto Corse with Superset II tubing. Of course the Columbus decal is missing! Lugged, Silva style brake bridge and some rust on dropouts that appear to be...
01-09-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,377
Posted By mrjav

Great work. I have a pretty extensive collection...

Great work. I have a pretty extensive collection of photos, catalogues and ads as well, but this is pretty well complete and the first / best attempt to get a handle on this brand's changes. I would...
12-21-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,874
Posted By mrjav

Whoever is auctioning off that 56 is doing rather...

Whoever is auctioning off that 56 is doing rather well, and thankfully past what I would be able to spend on it (no empty hooks in the garage!). I'd like to think that this thread has gotten at least...
12-05-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

I'd be down for an Italian-based trade... pm?

I'd be down for an Italian-based trade... pm?
11-29-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

SO - as I posted on a previous thread last night,...

SO - as I posted on a previous thread last night, I gutted my Record TT brake levers to find out what's going on inside them to make the empty body solid... two spacers, not referenced in the...
11-29-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,450
Posted By mrjav

My favorite tubeset. I am just finishing up my...

My favorite tubeset. I am just finishing up my second Somec Leader MS. I will add, however, that there were a number of brands who built from MS, including Tommasini (Diamante) and Bianchi. All...
11-29-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By mrjav

Email already in to me friend at Campy USA and...

Email already in to me friend at Campy USA and another in Italy. only issue I have about that is that I prefer to ask with a part number.
11-28-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By mrjav

Campy part no. needed. Spacers to convert Ergo guts to BL01-RECGC

My latest nuovo retro builds are using the 10v TT shifters on the down tube (as discussed in another thread). I have a Somec Leader MS I'm building with Delta's. I have a set of BL01-RECGC on another...
11-02-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By mrjav

Looking forward to this one. Still on my shopping...

Looking forward to this one. Still on my shopping list. There's a white pearl one on eBay right now for real money.
09-26-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By mrjav

So yeah, he sold the rights to that quite a while...

So yeah, he sold the rights to that quite a while ago then proceeded to build as a terzista for Masciaghi (Coppi) and then continued with his own brands (Pelizzoli, John the Star and Gion). This is...
09-26-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By mrjav

SGR's are the bomb! That said, I use 3 different...

SGR's are the bomb! That said, I use 3 different types, each with its own pair of shoes at the ready... clips and straps for bikes from 1920 - 1980, SGR for mid 80's - 90's, and Speedplays for neo...
09-26-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By mrjav

Pozzi was also Claudio Corti's sponsor when he...

Pozzi was also Claudio Corti's sponsor when he was in the World Champion jersey. Can't recall what they made or did but story was that they were a big supporter back in the day and that this bike was...
09-11-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,496
Posted By mrjav

One from my archives... this from August 1987 La...

One from my archives... this from August 1987 La Bicicletta. It seems to me that the Martini painted frame above seems to have dotted the i's! Possible dating information there as we now have a few...
09-05-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,496
Posted By mrjav

Yeah, that's one of my favorite forums. If you're...

Yeah, that's one of my favorite forums. If you're into Italian brands and read Italian, there are some treasures to be found there. I like where this conversation has led to. I was recently in Rimini...
09-04-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

Well, winter IS coming. I could pop these out and...

Well, winter IS coming. I could pop these out and get them to you to model up over the winter. I can't find a trace of them online... might be a nice little cottage industry for us. Global demand of...
09-04-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

Photoshop! Start with a large crisp image from a...

Photoshop! Start with a large crisp image from a nice camera. Duplicate the layer, convert bottom Layer to b/w and then eraser tool the top layer, taking out the color background. Then I use the...
09-04-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 204,980
Posted By mrjav

Haven't seen this posted here yet, but I found...

Haven't seen this posted here yet, but I found this on the Bay recently. Similar, but retinato...
...
09-04-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,464
Posted By mrjav

Those stops worked perfectly! I was finally able...

Those stops worked perfectly! I was finally able to finish up my conversion and it turned out great! Delta's don't fit my big 28mm Clements, but the rest is butter. I even managed to get a set of...
04-05-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,351
Posted By mrjav

Yep, popped that in the mail a bit ago. I'll see...

Yep, popped that in the mail a bit ago. I'll see what can be tracked, if possible.
03-21-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,351
Posted By mrjav

Did a quick read here and no real details were...

Did a quick read here and no real details were discussed or put out. He is the proud owner and restorer of a '77 Iper Ciöcc. Had to change back some components. Frame has portacatena and anything...
03-19-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,351
Posted By mrjav

Have not seen that one before! Nice find!

Have not seen that one before! Nice find!
03-18-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,351
Posted By mrjav

Not only did I find it, but in two sizes and an...

Not only did I find it, but in two sizes and an extra patch! Looks like I put the large one on my red bike - whether it was right or not, I just wanted to sport it! PM me your address!
...
03-18-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,351
Posted By mrjav

1977 Chain holder (Portacatena) with...

1977
Chain holder (Portacatena) with accompanying control lever and trigger and short Nuovo Record dropouts drilled and tapped for chain holder shown at Milan Trade Show at the end of the year.
...
03-18-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,351
Posted By mrjav

Let me check, I may still have one. I know...

Let me check, I may still have one. I know Giovanni still does. And they're stickers!
03-18-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,351
Posted By mrjav

I really think that the 77-84 timeframe is going...

I really think that the 77-84 timeframe is going to be the toughest period to nail down. There was just so much going on with the San Cristobal what with the two decals, Corti's win, C with a tail,...
03-18-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,351
Posted By mrjav

Some fun decal work on a Sunday... Now the hard...

Some fun decal work on a Sunday... Now the hard part, and most delicate - the Ciöcc logo. This thread has finally taught me how to type the umlaut's and commit to memory! So, no more copy/paste!
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