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10-15-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,887
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

There was actually one fellow who drove out from...

There was actually one fellow who drove out from Wisconsin. I can't remember if he said Madison or Milwaukee. He told me he had driven out for each of the last 8 years. I'm certain Peter would know...
09-01-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

If you still need a set let me know. I am...

If you still need a set let me know. I am virtually certain that I still have a set of NOS Campagnolo ones in black but don't want to search until you confirm the need for them. The black repos above...
01-15-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

If you had a mail-order business that was called...

If you had a mail-order business that was called "bike warehouse" in English, a direct translation into German would give you "Radlager". Looks like an Italian-built third-party builder frame.
01-08-18, 02:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

To be honest, the Novegro mostra scambio was...

To be honest, the Novegro mostra scambio was never even close to the most interesting swap meet when I lived in Italy. That honor always went to the Imola swap. The swap grounds are a walking...
01-08-18, 02:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,808
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Your proposed pronunciation of Guerciotti is not...

Your proposed pronunciation of Guerciotti is not correct. Paolo Guerciotti, who I have helped out before, and his whole family can confirm this. They all pronounce the "U" and the "E" separately,...
11-12-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

I was the original owner of this Team Miyata that...

I was the original owner of this Team Miyata that I kept for over 20 years. It has the cut-out in the BB but different seat stay caps.
11-09-17, 11:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,230
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

I have an Italian bike book that was published in...

I have an Italian bike book that was published in 1999 that is likely in many ways more useful. The title is "Il Collezionismo new mondo della bicicletta" written by Angelo de Lorenzi. It goes into...
10-30-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Almost certainly legitimate. Back in the 80',...

Almost certainly legitimate. Back in the 80', Vitus sold frames to many many third parties to be labeled as they wanted. The same also holds true for Alan-built frames.
10-19-17, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,948
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

The super record pedals do NOT break any more...

The super record pedals do NOT break any more than other similar vintage pedals. The titanium spindles of the pedals do not suffer from brittleness. Campagnolo was so sure of the durability of these...
10-07-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,784
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

As I mentioned before the photos appeared, it was...

As I mentioned before the photos appeared, it was already unlikely to be a Cinelli, but after seeing the photos I am comfortable to say that this is ABSOLUTELY NOT a Cinelli. Everything about the...
10-05-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,784
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Cinelli and Columbus are both owned by the same...

Cinelli and Columbus are both owned by the same family, so for Cinelli to use a Columbus product would be a no-brainer. However, having said that, I rather doubt that this is a Cinelli and hope to be...
10-03-17, 04:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,934
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

De Rosa already had pantographed part made in the...

De Rosa already had pantographed part made in the late 60's
09-29-17, 03:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,934
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

You can be almost assured that this Molteni paint...

You can be almost assured that this Molteni paint scheme is not what was originally on the bike prior to the repaint and was simply what rang the previous owner's bell. The bike is assuredly from the...
09-21-17, 11:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,301
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Given the internal reverse brake levers, it is a...

Given the internal reverse brake levers, it is a pity that you could not get the brake cables to be more innocuous. Getting the cables out of view is one of the greatest advantages of these levers....
09-05-17, 11:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 24,517
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Does a Giotto Cinelli count? It predates Cino...

Does a Giotto Cinelli count? It predates Cino Cinelli bikes and were only sold for less than 2 years in the 40's before Cino bought out his brother and set up his own manufacturing, marketing. sales...
08-25-17, 05:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,038
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

It is not likely that you will get a response...

It is not likely that you will get a response from DCK as they have not posted in more than a year and this thread itself is over a decade old without any new posts.
08-21-17, 01:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,808
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Italian has very precise pronunciation rules and...

Italian has very precise pronunciation rules and virtually no exceptions whatsoever to these rules (the few exceptions that do exists are related to foreign words that have been adopted in Italian). ...
08-19-17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 34,612
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Does a frame that I built myself count? Built it...

Does a frame that I built myself count? Built it in 1981 and still am riding it today.
08-11-17, 01:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,246
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

I have a few De Rosa bikes that I ride reasonably...

I have a few De Rosa bikes that I ride reasonably often. The one that leaves me with the biggest smile after or while riding is this one:
08-08-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,273
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

The 1R stem was a wedge piece that has cuneiform...

The 1R stem was a wedge piece that has cuneiform ridges on the bar/wedge interface. These ridges indent ever so slightly into the bars when the wedge is tightened. When you loosen the wedge, the...
08-06-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,273
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Just a word of warning, the combo of 3TTT bars...

Just a word of warning, the combo of 3TTT bars and Cinelli stem is not always the happiest of combinations, so be careful. I would recommend against loosening off the stem and repositioning the bars,...
07-16-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,958
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Please also remember that there are a variety a...

Please also remember that there are a variety a ways that frame size were measured, so a 23" frame from one brand is not necessarily the same as a 23" frame from another maker. Back in the day, seat...
07-09-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

I wouldn't waste too much time on thinking this...

I wouldn't waste too much time on thinking this through. If you were to categorize proper Italian racing bikes, this would be a low end budget-model Italian racing bike. Probably quite nice riding...
07-08-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Definitely ended in the proper home!

Definitely ended in the proper home!
07-07-17, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Major assumptions made here based upon very...

Major assumptions made here based upon very little evidence. I would pass as your gruppo from 1979 could likely be better used on a more deserving frame. This may be a Masi, but it is most definitely...
07-05-17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

What is attracting you to the frame in the first...

What is attracting you to the frame in the first place? If you are feeling a need to have a Masi and this is the only one that you can afford, then have at it, but I don't see much appeal to a frame...
06-29-17, 08:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,577
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Another element that has not been mentioned is...

Another element that has not been mentioned is that the Fiamme rims came in both road and track versions with slightly different shape. I have a few sets of NOS Ergal rims in my stash, as well as...
06-17-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,067
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Definitely too small for somebody at 5'11". It...

Definitely too small for somebody at 5'11". It looks to be a team pro, the slightly less expensive version of the Team Miyata.
06-11-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

World Klapp 2017 Folding bike 24 hour race

The World-Klapp 2017 was held this past weekend in Mannheim Germany. This is one of those fun events that can only make you smile as a cyclist. The race is a 24 hour race that pits 4-person teams...
06-09-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,604
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

A couple points: 1) what difference would it...

A couple points:

1) what difference would it make if it is a team bike or not? The bike is visibly used, which is generally not a great sign when speaking of a team bike. A used/abused team bike...
06-07-17, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Knowing how almost all of the Italian shops...

Knowing how almost all of the Italian shops worked back in the day (and even today), this frame was more than likely ordered and partially paid for by Greg Honn with Alberto giving Greg some rather...
05-31-17, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

You should post a few photos

You should post a few photos
05-31-17, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,361
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Universal Mod. 61. The fittings are home-made by...

Universal Mod. 61. The fittings are home-made by the frame builder.
05-26-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,821
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

How about deltas on a De Rosa?

How about deltas on a De Rosa?
05-25-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,717
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Back in the 70's we sold Favorit bike sourced...

Back in the 70's we sold Favorit bike sourced from a distributor located in Montreal who also sold mopeds/scooters/motorcycles. There was a definitely a full-Campagnolo NR bike (except for brakes)....
05-21-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

You got yourself something special. The...

You got yourself something special. The brake/shift levers are the first year 8-speed ergo. People who pay special attention to chronology often search out first editions like this. Personally I like...
05-07-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,873
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

A few more cut-outs. The first is a late 50's...

A few more cut-outs. The first is a late 50's Masi Special, the second is a Maasi Prestige, the third is a Filter team bike built by Branca, the 4th is a Masi Prestige and the last is a cromovelato...
05-07-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,873
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

A few more drain holes. The first and last are...

A few more drain holes. The first and last are two Grandis bikes. The Orange is a Molten team bike from 1974 built by De Rosa. The red, champagne and blue bikes are all De Rosa bikes from the 60's....
05-07-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,873
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Here are a few drain holes on a Masi. Apparently...

Here are a few drain holes on a Masi. Apparently Faliero was worried that the BB cut-out was not sufficient, so he also put some drain holes in the stays and fork blades too.:thumb:
05-07-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,873
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

That is a stock BB shell, that was the way this...

That is a stock BB shell, that was the way this bottom bracket shell was made in the factory. Nothing has been done by the builder. Anybody could therefore have built that frame using a stock BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-17, 12:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,964
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Before you place any blame on the mechanic, you...

Before you place any blame on the mechanic, you need to know what kind of a repair they carried out and charged for. If the spoke was replaced without removing the tire (which is often possible and...
04-28-17, 12:14 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 16,660
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

It is a little car that I owned for 14 years (It...

It is a little car that I owned for 14 years (It is now in the hands of a collector in Japan). It is a 1974 Alpine Renault A310. To get a better appreciation of its size, here is another photo.
04-27-17, 10:45 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 16,660
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

I doubt if I will be able to dig up the photo...

I doubt if I will be able to dig up the photo that I am looking for, but it combines the two vehicles pictured, both built in 1953.
04-27-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 16,660
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

How about an 1882 Rudge (135 years old) plus a...

How about an 1882 Rudge (135 years old) plus a 1974 Alpine Renault A310 (43 years old) for a total of 178. (a bit of cheating there as the bike is a bit older), I do have a photo somewhere of my 1954...
04-06-17, 11:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,333
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

My triplet has these Shimano disc brakes both...

My triplet has these Shimano disc brakes both front as well as back, on top of Mafac tandem cantilevers. The discs are fitted to Phil hubs.
04-04-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,261
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

Roval had a few major disadvantages back in the...

Roval had a few major disadvantages back in the day: they were very expensive (in large part because shipping was more expensive back then and you were basically shipping air), you could only true...
04-04-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,717
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

The possibility of this bike being a Cinelli =...

The possibility of this bike being a Cinelli = 0.0001 %. The possibility of proving it is a Cinelli = 0.000001 %.

By 1994, Colombo had full control of Cinelli, as well as 3TTT, Columbus and a few...
02-20-17, 01:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

I have a Zzipper fairing that I bought in the...

I have a Zzipper fairing that I bought in the 80's for use during cold Canadian winters. It worked tremendously well to protect your privates and hands during -30° weather. I would not go out in...
02-19-17, 04:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,127
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

I spoke to a friend in Voghera and he says that...

I spoke to a friend in Voghera and he says that Inbici is a bike shop that used to be part of a chain of the same name. Apparently the only one of the chain that remains is the original shop in...
02-15-17, 10:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,127
Posted By Citoyen du Monde

In bici (two words!) translates to "on a bike" or...

In bici (two words!) translates to "on a bike" or "by bike", for example if you want to say lets go by bike, you would say "andiamo in bici".
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