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10-06-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi nenad, yes, it has been fun and it did play a...

Hi nenad, yes, it has been fun and it did play a nice part of my day. The days are quite beautiful here as I live in a sup-tropical area and a 20 degree c is about as cold as it gets. It does heat up...
10-04-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yeah, I've heard the same story. The thing is,...

Yeah, I've heard the same story. The thing is, Colnago did switch stem and bar brands. 3TTT and ITM seem to have become the brands of favour. And like DD, I haven't come across a definitive...
10-04-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow, great information. I do agree that your...

Wow, great information. I do agree that your frame must be a Super Sprint and it could have originally been white. I wonder if the 'LX' or 'decor' paint finishes were added on top of the original...
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi CliffordK, I always think in AUD but I have...

Hi CliffordK, I always think in AUD but I have found that USD and AUD match up reasonably closely when it comes to bikes - even though the AUD is worth much less than the US dollar. That said, the...
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Gary Fountain

This is the wrong forum to ask that question but...

This is the wrong forum to ask that question but it is a very nice mid 80's Master frame with some wonderful milled and pantographed features. As a rough guess I would think it would be in the $3000...
08-23-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi DD. Haha, all's well that ends well! I would...

Hi DD. Haha, all's well that ends well! I would have been tempted by that beauty. It's a shame you didn't enjoy the ride but I do understand.

My absolute favourite bike is my 1985 Cinelli...
08-22-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By Gary Fountain

But - gee - it really looks beautiful. That has...

But - gee - it really looks beautiful. That has to count for something, haha.
08-20-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Bamboobike4, I think your bike looks very...

Hi Bamboobike4,

I think your bike looks very good and from the photos it looks very attractive. Please don't get me wrong but I do think your bike has been re-painted. A couple of reasons: 1 - I...
08-20-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Peroni, I do like this orange frame and it...

Hi Peroni, I do like this orange frame and it does have my favourite steerer tube lugs. It is disappointing to find a frame is re-finished but, sometimes it is unavoidable to save a frame. I have a...
08-19-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

This is another lovely Super/Superissimo. I think...

This is another lovely Super/Superissimo. I think you have the third edition of the Superissimo seat stay cap. I also think it appeared around 1990 - give or take. I don't think the clover leaf being...
08-19-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'm going to guess a Superissimo of around a 1990...

I'm going to guess a Superissimo of around a 1990 vintage. Why?.....

1 - The seat stay caps first appeared around 1988 (e.g. Conic Total Spiral frames). These seat stay caps could still found on...
08-17-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Gary Fountain

It'll be a nice bike to ride and own (love SLX)....

It'll be a nice bike to ride and own (love SLX). My guess - I think it will be smaller than 58cm c to c seat tube. Another guess - with those 'COLNAGO' seat stay caps I would say a mid 80's build.
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08-15-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gary Fountain

The saddle looks like an old Cinelli Unicanitor...

The saddle looks like an old Cinelli Unicanitor from the early 1980's - my guess. They are quite comfy and well built and still to be found. With the steel frame, they would fit the Campagnolo...
08-14-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gary Fountain

According to the Cinelli Timeline, the 'spelled...

According to the Cinelli Timeline, the 'spelled out' CINELLI would have been used on a Cinelli 1R stem on the 1973 DeRosa like the one in your original photo. The 1R stem was introduced in 1973. The...
07-03-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,470
Posted By Gary Fountain

C E L E S T E ...

C E L E S T E

https://i.imgur.com/FfJdy7I.jpg?1
04-09-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,703
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks Bianchigirll for all your hard work...

Thanks Bianchigirll for all your hard work sharing your collection of catalogues, etc. You're extremely generous .... and .... always have been on this forum. You make the world a better place....
01-26-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,676
Posted By Gary Fountain

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass'...

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass' team bike that I now own:

https://i.imgur.com/oUwJeEx.jpg
12-10-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,714
Posted By Gary Fountain

1938 Malvern Star ...

1938 Malvern Star

https://i.imgur.com/dkpEKrZ.jpg?1
12-10-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,714
Posted By Gary Fountain

3 of my Aussie built track bikes - Beretto,...

3 of my Aussie built track bikes - Beretto, Hillman, DeGrandi.

https://i.imgur.com/fXHQwzk.jpg?1
11-24-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,440
Posted By Gary Fountain

This in my 1983 Alan - (59.5cm x 58.5cm c to c)....

This in my 1983 Alan - (59.5cm x 58.5cm c to c). It came to me as a frame in the mid 1980's - loved it ever since. I bought it 2nd hand from Degrandi Cycle and Sport in Geelong, Victoria, Australia....
11-24-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,727
Posted By Gary Fountain

A very nice job. It's nice to have an iconic...

A very nice job. It's nice to have an iconic Reynolds 531 frame and an interesting collection of components.
11-14-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,595
Posted By Gary Fountain

I love your red Supercorsa. I must admit to being...

I love your red Supercorsa. I must admit to being very biased towards Cinelli Supercorsa's as they are my ultimate 'grail' bike frame. Red is a bonus being my ultimate Cinelli colour from the...
11-13-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,329
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks for the interest guys. Yes it is made from...

Thanks for the interest guys. Yes it is made from Tange Prestige tubes and Rossin's own cast lugs. It's not all that light but definitely not heavy at all. The ride is really predictable and...
11-13-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,329
Posted By Gary Fountain

This bike fits me like a glove - even better that...

This bike fits me like a glove - even better that my Colnago's.

https://i.imgur.com/qbfWG13.jpg?1
09-10-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,451
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: 27
Views: 2,152
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...
08-30-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By Gary Fountain

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

I'd guess at a 1984/5 Nuovo Mexico too.
05-28-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,617
Posted By Gary Fountain

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

Gee, I had 50+ bikes and life was good.
05-16-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,102
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: 340
Views: 28,102
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: 340
Views: 28,102
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.
05-14-21, 05:06 PM
05-14-21, 05:05 PM
05-14-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 28,102
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, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
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, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
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: 22
Views: 1,914
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha - Better?

Hahaha - Better?
03-30-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
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.
03-27-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,472
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: 26
Views: 2,472
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: 26
Views: 2,472
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: 26
Views: 2,472
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...
12-05-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By Gary Fountain

I initially thought that is was a fake but now,...

I initially thought that is was a fake but now, with more photos, I think it might be a Colnago model called 'Export' - of which I know very little. It looks like the model name is on the downtube....
12-02-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,580
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi dannyboy21, this frame looks to be very...

Hi dannyboy21, this frame looks to be very original so I would thing that the frame tube decal is correct which means that the frame is built with Columbus SL. Also, Colnago did away with chainstay...
11-30-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By Gary Fountain

As you already have a Shamal wheelset I would...

As you already have a Shamal wheelset I would suggest trying to source a similar era Campagnolo 8 speed Record groupset. A C-Record groupset would be my second choice...but....a C-Record groupset...
11-29-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Posted By Gary Fountain

Just another thought - keep the rack mounts and...

Just another thought - keep the rack mounts and add 2 light weight racks and turn it into a 'randonneur'. It would be interesting to add a Campagnolo Nuovo/Super Record groupset but change the rear...
11-29-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd suggest that your Colnago frame is probably a...

I'd suggest that your Colnago frame is probably a 'Super' model from 1982, or there-a-bouts. I would also suggest that the rack braze-ons were added when the frame was re-painted. Being a Super from...
11-23-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,633
Posted By Gary Fountain

Am I jealous? Yep!!! Haha. Best wishes.

Am I jealous? Yep!!! Haha.

Best wishes.
11-23-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,633
Posted By Gary Fountain

What a fantastic outcome. You couldn't ask for a...

What a fantastic outcome. You couldn't ask for a better result to your search. I wonder if Geoff could help determine the tubeset? A respray and a real decal set would be the icying on the cake.
...
11-01-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,633
Posted By Gary Fountain

It's a very nice bike and I'm a sucker for...

It's a very nice bike and I'm a sucker for Campagnolo / Cinelli components. Having what looks like a 1983 50th anniversary groupset is the real icing on the cake. Personally, it's a REALLY desirable...
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