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10-19-21, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks guy's for the Campione del Mondo...

Thanks guy's for the Campione del Mondo information.
10-18-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By Gary Fountain

As I am not the Bianchi expert at the knowledge...

As I am not the Bianchi expert at the knowledge level of either T-Mar or Bianchigirll I was interested to see the 'Campione Del Mondo' decal on the frame. This would, in my mind, describe the model...
10-02-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,899
Posted By Gary Fountain

I think you might be right - perhaps tubes that...

I think you might be right - perhaps tubes that were heated too much may destroy/change the grain structure of the steel. There's nothing worse than riding a 'dead' frame is there?
10-02-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,899
Posted By Gary Fountain

You can only do your best in this situation as...

You can only do your best in this situation as you have done. Perhaps you will need to 'play around' with the set-up to find an acceptable feel for yourself. A lot of older frames had a 72 degree...
10-02-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,899
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi repechage, I found a couple of Gios frames...

Hi repechage, I found a couple of Gios frames with overly flexy bottom brackets. One was particularly noticeable being a 50th anniversary frame. I suppose a couple of frames shouldn't be seen as a...
09-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,899
Posted By Gary Fountain

I do like the well known Italian brands as they...

I do like the well known Italian brands as they are generally well sorted out geometrically as well as construction and materials. Most suit my average proportioned body. I have found that there are...
09-18-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Gary Fountain

I hope you are lucky with the frames. I'd be...

I hope you are lucky with the frames. I'd be soaking them with frame saver too. Being built of a high quality steel I'd guess that they would be fine after some quick action. I would also be hopeful...
09-13-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Gary Fountain

A C-Record gruppo with Cinelli would be nice for...

A C-Record gruppo with Cinelli would be nice for that price but the older Super Record is a great aim to have. I once found a 1954 Bianchi that I bought for $80 and I had to force the previous owner...
09-10-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Gary Fountain

Top of the range Benotto 5000 - a rare bike. A...

Top of the range Benotto 5000 - a rare bike. A great find. So many unusual features and a really nice bike to ride. I found that the bottom bracket on these Benotto 5000's is a little lower than your...
09-03-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Lugnut, I'm not quite 75 - only 67 but I've...

Hi Lugnut, I'm not quite 75 - only 67 but I've had a few health issues over the past half dozen years that has restricted physical activity a bit. I am, however, getting back to normal and am...
09-03-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow, isbn't it 'funny' how human interactions can...

Wow, isbn't it 'funny' how human interactions can effect how you think about something inanimate such as a bicycle - both positive and negative. Your money trail following the Cinelli is really...
09-02-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi 1 Lugnut, haha, my Superissimo is red and it...

Hi 1 Lugnut, haha, my Superissimo is red and it does look very much like your Super and it's a re-paint. A lovely bike to ride.

https://i.imgur.com/OYoPl0X.jpg

I must say I was shocked to read...
09-01-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yes, probably SL tubing - which is REALLY nice....

Yes, probably SL tubing - which is REALLY nice. Some say that they have cracked the Colnago serial number code but I've never looked into it myself. As far as I'm concerned, the Colnago serial...
09-01-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Gary Fountain

Sorry 1 Lugnut, I meant the chainstay bridge like...

Sorry 1 Lugnut, I meant the chainstay bridge like the one in this photo:

https://i.imgur.com/xxGIGlv.png

(Thanks Steel-Vintage.com)

This particular example has chainstay crimps but earlier...
09-01-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Gary Fountain

Does your Super have a tubular rear fork bridge?...

Does your Super have a tubular rear fork bridge? I think the earlier versions had a fork bridge without crimps on the inside of the rear forks.
08-31-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Gary Fountain

Re-written: Hi 1 Lugnut, I think the actual...

Re-written: Hi 1 Lugnut, I think the actual Colnago designation is 'Nuovo' but that's a very minor point. Personally, I think this is THE model, from that era, to have as it emulates the frame made...
08-30-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd guess at a 1984/5 Nuovo Mexico too.

I'd guess at a 1984/5 Nuovo Mexico too.
08-30-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Gary Fountain

In the late 70's I started out riding Turbo's for...

In the late 70's I started out riding Turbo's for a number of years until I tried a Rolls. From then on I rode a Rolls saddle for years....until....one day I tried a Concor. Out went the Rolls and in...
06-19-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,383
Posted By Gary Fountain

Could it be just an 'alphabet thing'? It seems...

Could it be just an 'alphabet thing'? It seems that the quality Italian bike alphabet starts with "C". Columbus, Cinelli, Capmagnolo, Cipollini, Colnago, Ciocc, Chesini, etc., and it goes down hill...
06-17-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Gary Fountain

Happy Birthday Eddy.

Happy Birthday Eddy.
06-01-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,015
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha - that's exactly like old bicycles - find...

Hahaha - that's exactly like old bicycles - find something desirable and then try to find a fitting place to hang it from.

I can really appreciate your watch collecting - such beauty and function...
06-01-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,015
Posted By Gary Fountain

Great provenance with this watch. I think...

Great provenance with this watch.

I think there are many watch retailers with far less watch stock than seem to have - and yours are all beautiful and very desirable.
05-31-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By Gary Fountain

I loved a track bike for commuting so I'm a bit...

I loved a track bike for commuting so I'm a bit envious. I also place Cinelli SC at the top of my bike list, again, I'm even more envious. Some of my most memorable times have been on a 'commuter'...
05-28-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,151
Posted By Gary Fountain

Gee, I had 50+ bikes and life was good.

Gee, I had 50+ bikes and life was good.
05-17-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By Gary Fountain

For me, the Masters are all-day bikes being stiff...

For me, the Masters are all-day bikes being stiff at the bottom bracket yet responsive and quite predictable. On a fast downhill ride the frame handles the twists and turns predictably, uphill they...
05-16-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,015
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks for your interesting story and information...

Thanks for your interesting story and information regarding the Seiko Quartz Superior - what a fantastic watch. I was so interested in your Seiko assessment too. I know I was extremely pleased with...
05-16-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,015
Posted By Gary Fountain

A really nice Seiko collection. I bought my...

A really nice Seiko collection.

I bought my first Seiko, a digital, just before I started my teaching career in 1975. I wore it every day until my retirement in 2010. The Seiko 'retired' about 2...
05-15-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,015
Posted By Gary Fountain

Another fabulous time piece and beautifully...

Another fabulous time piece and beautifully photographed like all the rest of your collection. I feel so lucky to have a glimpse into your watch collection - thanks.
05-15-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,015
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow Mark. What a great modified Seiko.

Wow Mark. What a great modified Seiko.
05-14-21, 05:06 PM
05-14-21, 05:05 PM
05-14-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,015
Posted By Gary Fountain

I do like my Seiko 'divers'. ...

I do like my Seiko 'divers'.

https://i.imgur.com/BWAv8vX.jpg
04-16-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd guess a mid range frame of a mid to late 80's...

I'd guess a mid range frame of a mid to late 80's build. It's a Rossin so I naturally like it.
04-16-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Gary Fountain

The pantographing or stamping was usually done by...

The pantographing or stamping was usually done by a third party. You can still get these freshly pantographed components today. I really don't think it matters, timeline wise, as long as you like the...
04-16-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Gary Fountain

I agree, a nice looking bike. Plus - 2 more steel...

I agree, a nice looking bike. Plus - 2 more steel frame riders.
04-13-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By Gary Fountain

Really, you can't beat burning the paint off the...

Really, you can't beat burning the paint off the frame. I have always tried to use an oxy-acetylene torch with a heating tip. The paint burns off readily and a quick rub over with a wire brush and a...
04-13-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi CrowSeph, I really like your Tomasini and your...

Hi CrowSeph, I really like your Tomasini and your rejuvenation of the frame and components. It's a bike you wouldn't be too hesitant to ride and enjoy. Well done.
04-10-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha - Better?

Hahaha - Better?
04-10-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By Gary Fountain

I may be wrong due to the photo but it looks to...

I may be wrong due to the photo but it looks to be an original Super Record post and a little rare. It has the flutes cut into the post as opposed to a plain Nuovo Record post. There are a lot of...
04-09-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By Gary Fountain

That's a pretty desirable seatpost on a pretty...

That's a pretty desirable seatpost on a pretty desirable bike with pretty desirable components. What's it worth? Now there's an interesting question. It really depends on how much you really want it...
03-31-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By Gary Fountain

I can really appreciate just how 'impossible' it...

I can really appreciate just how 'impossible' it would have been to pass on this frame. I reckon it was a fantastic buy. Perhaps it's not as 'artsy' as some but it's beautiful all the same.

I...
03-30-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Gary Fountain

Lots and lots of beautiful bikes plus two lovely...

Lots and lots of beautiful bikes plus two lovely pups. Well made video. Loved it.
03-29-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,602
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'm at around 1985 to '87 too. Great bike.

I'm at around 1985 to '87 too. Great bike.
03-28-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Gary Fountain

I couldn't agree more. Best wishes.

I couldn't agree more. Best wishes.
03-28-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi bikingshearer, everything about bikes is...

Hi bikingshearer, everything about bikes is constantly changing and nothing seems to make sense - its always been that way. Tubing decals are a good example. I think the Columbus tubing decal used on...
03-27-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks JJ. I too am not 100% on the model,...

Thanks JJ.

I too am not 100% on the model, etc., of the red Colnago above. I think I'm that way with at least half by bikes.

Drillium Dude may have been direct in his response - he is a...
03-27-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi jjhabbs, You are right, this forum has a lot...

Hi jjhabbs, You are right, this forum has a lot of functions for a very wide variety of members. The most important aspect of this forum, to me, is the respect offered to each member no matter their...
03-27-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Gary Fountain

I have, what I believe to be a re-finished 1983...

I have, what I believe to be a re-finished 1983 Colnago Mexico 58cm x 57cm (with the plain round tubes). It has crimped chain stays. The previous owner (and re-conditioner) assured me that the frame...
03-26-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By Gary Fountain

From the 1985 catalogue: ...

From the 1985 catalogue:

https://i.imgur.com/FtLFi1p.png

One set of bidon mounts, flat faced seat stay caps with cast in 'COLNAGO'. Good to see the cast front fork crown. I wonder how many...
03-26-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Gary Fountain

For sale for 3 years says something. It's too...

For sale for 3 years says something. It's too expensive in my opinion. Perhaps $500 to $700 is what I'd be thinking. Time to move to something else.

Original - well the steerer tube decal is...
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