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08-10-19, 10:01 AM
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Posted By unworthy1

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The "C" on the red cap nut on rear axle is not for...
08-05-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,739
Posted By unworthy1

Wow, it has been re-born! I'll tell my friend...

Wow, it has been re-born! I'll tell my friend (his name is Michael) that his old daily driver beater has gotten a new lease on life and is being ridden...he'll be chuffed and stoked.
08-03-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By unworthy1

No, the combo of all Nervex Pro lugset with Huret...

No, the combo of all Nervex Pro lugset with Huret forged dropouts points very much to France but not to any Motobecane I'm aware of. I agree the fork is a replacement (Campy fork ends with Huret DOs)...
07-25-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,830
Posted By unworthy1

Nope I was just thinking these 2 must have been...

Nope I was just thinking these 2 must have been the same model (maybe the ONLY model) and built right around the same time to have all these details in common. I wonder who was the contractor who...
07-24-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,830
Posted By unworthy1

Fascinating that yours has the same pearl white...

Fascinating that yours has the same pearl white paint and pantographed chainrings and seatpost as the OP's "Atala" re-brand, same blue-in-painted lug and BB shell piercings, plus it even has the...
07-03-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By unworthy1

I for one am always amazed and honored when...

I for one am always amazed and honored when people who are stars in this industry contact us who are mere hobbyists (I'm talking about myself, here). So I'm very grateful that e-RITCHIE replied to...
06-30-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 30,401
Posted By unworthy1

Chicago Al: I'm glad we finally 'closed the...

Chicago Al: I'm glad we finally 'closed the loop'! :rolleyes:
Enjoy the ride and glad you kept your GR...I just fitted a new-to-this-bike set of wheels (with Pelissier sealed-bearing hubs) and those...
06-29-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,986
Posted By unworthy1

Yes! I think this is closer than ever to the...

Yes! I think this is closer than ever to the solution, thanks to PROFESSOR Moss, again! If somebody can confirm that Mercian used EDA BB shells I'd say Moss has nailed it...bravo!
06-29-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By unworthy1

I always assumed the "bird" to be an attempt to...

I always assumed the "bird" to be an attempt to depict the Columbus "Dove" (if that's not what Columbo calls their mark, that's how it's known) with the somewhat crude tool of a pantograph engraver....
06-27-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By unworthy1

Careful, There ARE some similarities BUT the...

Careful, There ARE some similarities BUT the Roberts fork is only similar to that from Richard Sachs, and the tangs with "suits of cards" is something Sachs resurrected because it was so iconic yet...
06-27-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,986
Posted By unworthy1

The cable-guide braze-ons on down tube were...

The cable-guide braze-ons on down tube were fairly commonplace for any bike intended to use bar-end controls (barcons) so nothing that unusual on a frame with long DOs and cable clips, etc. Does sort...
06-26-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By unworthy1

without a doubt that's no Richard Sachs (unless...

without a doubt that's no Richard Sachs (unless he was deliberately trying to evade detection or be "weird"). Definitely Simplex DOs (as you said) and I think BCM headlugs...my guess it French or...
06-26-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,986
Posted By unworthy1

OK, based on this I'm solidly guessing "British"...

OK, based on this I'm solidly guessing "British" but could hedge just a little for "Dutch" only since I'm not 100% solid... and not sure who or if the RAM initials mean builder or owner (as you...
06-26-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,986
Posted By unworthy1

Very interesting and well worth the $20 spent,...

Very interesting and well worth the $20 spent, especially if you like a "project"! I' would have been guessing "British" based on the wrap-over stays and might have thought a Haden or Davis...
06-25-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By unworthy1

Odd that a fork with Campy ends would mate with a...

Odd that a fork with Campy ends would mate with a frame that has Simplex DOs plus the other details with assorted guides but clamp-on TT clips makes me think it's a Richard Sachs fork planted on some...
06-22-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By unworthy1

So what was "Columbus 510" tubing? Never heard of...

So what was "Columbus 510" tubing? Never heard of that but the Pro used a (remind me if this is correct) a 27.2 seatpost? Definitely did NOT have the sleeve added to seat tube as a true Cinelli with...
06-22-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By unworthy1

I'm not an expert on the graphics either but it's...

I'm not an expert on the graphics either but it's pretty clear there's a couple generalities: the script graphics were used on early frames and phased out by the "sixties", but the Block capital...
06-20-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By unworthy1

well, Holdsworthy was rather "conservative" about...

well, Holdsworthy was rather "conservative" about adopting all the trendy trends of the times, so although this one seems to be dead-center in the 1980 timeline there are SOME concessions to the '80s...
02-16-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,484
Posted By unworthy1

hate to hear it but SOME times you have to give...

hate to hear it but SOME times you have to give give one up to the Bicycle Gremlins...the next battle will go your way.
Thanks to metacortex for the easyout suggestion, I would not have thought of...
11-01-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,830
Posted By unworthy1

Some more interesting details are the fact that...

Some more interesting details are the fact that it has over-BB-cable routing for the RD yet a FD tab and recessed Allen-bolt brakes plus the driveside dropout does not seem to have the portacatena...
10-31-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,830
Posted By unworthy1

there was one mention of a Pagnini that was sold...

there was one mention of a Pagnini that was sold to a member of the CR List by another member who lives in (or near) Firenze. The seller didn't know much about the frame but he bought it in Firenze...
10-29-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,830
Posted By unworthy1

There's two brands (AFAIK) that are confused: one...

There's two brands (AFAIK) that are confused: one is this Pagnini (Aladino) and judging by the fleur-de-lys it may be from Florence (Firenze) or nearby.
The other is Paganini and this is the brand...
02-22-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,720
Posted By unworthy1

I have a later version which is, but an earlier...

I have a later version which is, but an earlier version that has a rounder non-turbo shape.
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