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06-09-16, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By bigwoo

:thumb: Thanks so much all of you guys and I...

:thumb:

Thanks so much all of you guys and I agree with everything you said, especially the crazy stem height! First thing I did was broke that loose and lowered Waaaay down!
Yeah, I forgot to...
06-08-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By bigwoo

Oh no, When you click on the link don't they...

Oh no,
When you click on the link don't they show up?
06-08-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By bigwoo

I'm a sucker for old Gitanes

As much as I love to make fun of the French for their workmanship, I've never met a Gitane that didn't put a huge smile on my face and wind in my hair.
I got the tires aired up and a few things...
08-10-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By bigwoo

Gracias Bgirl! It really could be if I'd stop...

Gracias Bgirl! It really could be if I'd stop riding it and give a proper overhaul and cleaning.
08-10-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By bigwoo

Thanks Marty, Unworthy, Sloar! Who da thunk it?!...

Thanks Marty, Unworthy, Sloar! Who da thunk it?! I just checked out the Columbus Max page and the Ampello on there sure does have the same downtube lettering as this one. Never heard of their shop....
08-10-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,416
Posted By bigwoo

Beautiful frame and stunning color!

Beautiful frame and stunning color!
08-10-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By bigwoo

Agreed! At some point I'll have to stop riding...

Agreed! At some point I'll have to stop riding this and actually do a comprehensive overhaul. This is one of the only aggressive race bikes that doesn't bother me to be on for long periods of time....
08-09-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By bigwoo

OK, that's good to know. The only place that I've...

OK, that's good to know. The only place that I've been able to find this exact rear brake bridge and the internal cable routing in the exact same spot, and the race number brazed eyelet is on an...
08-09-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By bigwoo

Thanks Sloar, But I think that we disproved that...

Thanks Sloar, But I think that we disproved that Ampello ever actually made 1980's bikes last year. They just wanted their name on them. The builing was left to a master builder near the teams' home...
08-09-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By bigwoo

Oops, ok. You should have more photos in the...

Oops, ok. You should have more photos in the link now. But hopefully someone knows that running animal logo.
08-09-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By bigwoo

A tough i.d. for the Italian experts

This is a real long shot, but is there any chance that one of the Italian experts recognizes the running animal (Kangaroo or perhaps Greyhound? ) in the decal logo?

Years ago, the Italian...
08-09-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By bigwoo

John, This sounds awesome. Is this already...

John,
This sounds awesome. Is this already published or have you already submitted a final abstract or is this still in the works? I would love to pick a copy up when you have a publication date!...
08-09-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By bigwoo

Hi Z! The ride is especially great on fast...

Hi Z!
The ride is especially great on fast downhill descents. Tight and controlled. The flats are a quite refined and plush. (I'm at a bit of a disadvantage for some things because someone put a...
08-08-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By bigwoo

OK guys, Thanks for all of the expertise. Crazy...

OK guys,
Thanks for all of the expertise. Crazy that someone went to all this trouble. Most interesting is that I had a SC 1 size smaller than this one years ago and was quite unimpressed with the...
08-08-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By bigwoo

I'm getting awfully tempted to strip the paint...

I'm getting awfully tempted to strip the paint off of this thing to see what originally lied underneath
08-08-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By bigwoo

Measures exactly 1 1/8"

Measures exactly 1 1/8"
08-08-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By bigwoo

Holy cow, lots of great responses when I got back...

Holy cow, lots of great responses when I got back from breakfast! Thanks guys.
There's no serial under BB.
Seat post is a 27.2.
Weirdness....
08-08-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By bigwoo

Strange Raleigh

I actually am wondering if this isn't actually an International or Gran Sport in disguise. It's hard to tell since so many parts have been changed out and it has clearly been re-painted or touched up...
08-06-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 17,482
Posted By bigwoo

There were some peaks and valleys- You had great...

There were some peaks and valleys- You had great Reynolds 531 machines in 1970 but you also had evolution and supreme quality Columbus TSX in the late 80's and Reynolds 853 TIG's were extremely...
08-05-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By bigwoo

Thanks CC, I have emailed Grant but have not...

Thanks CC, I have emailed Grant but have not heard back. Thanks for the tip about a follow up call. Was hoping that someone here may have had it. Pretty sure I'm not the only one that really liked...
08-05-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By bigwoo

Thanks so much, TGB, They have a lot of great...

Thanks so much, TGB,
They have a lot of great ones on Flickr but I am not able to find it anywhere. I think that I literally searched every Riv photo on Google too.
08-05-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By bigwoo

Help needed- Looking for an old Riv Bikes photo

May not quite be C&V, but I think the best chance of someone having it is here. I accidentally deleted a great old Rivendell/Grant Petersen photo of the rider in wool climbing up the hill with what...
07-29-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

Nice! That will probably be quite a big turnout....

Nice! That will probably be quite a big turnout. Hopefully they will have some very good local musicians playing to honor him.
07-29-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

Zorro! It's great to hear from you and I've been...

Zorro! It's great to hear from you and I've been reading some of your recent posts. Yeah, how nice to get that feeling again from a nice old bike. As I'm looking through a lot of the posts on C&V...
07-28-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

Whoa, that sounds like an awesome way to break in...

Whoa, that sounds like an awesome way to break in the new wheel set! I miss the Brewtown and the Madtown. I always thought that it would be nice to do a ride starting on the lower east side of...
07-28-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

Thanks man! Waukesha- Home of Les Paul!

Thanks man! Waukesha- Home of Les Paul!
07-27-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 80,366
Posted By bigwoo

This is from a really old post: "Thanks to...

This is from a really old post:
"Thanks to Scooper suggesting that I email Reynolds, I was able to learn the background on the Reynolds 700 Classic tubing that the bike was built with. This was the...
07-27-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 80,366
Posted By bigwoo

Thanks so much, gomango, It is the only...

Thanks so much, gomango,
It is the only Reynolds 700 bike that I've ever owned or come across. His work was really excellent IMHO.
07-27-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 80,366
Posted By bigwoo

My 1982 John Hollands ...

My 1982 John Hollands
https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B4yDd2p3KMq1aTk2YjN4QURVbjg/edit

1984 handmade by Ben Serotta
...
07-26-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

I'm definitely with you on the way they ride, LL....

I'm definitely with you on the way they ride, LL. Just awesome and special. I've had 2 in the past and I especially always regretted selling this one to a bike shop/museum up north in CO....
07-26-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

Ooh, just an FYI. I took it for a nice 9.5 mile...

Ooh, just an FYI. I took it for a nice 9.5 mile round trip ride for sushi dinner last night and wowee, it's got that "it" or "mojo" that puts a smile on my face. Maybe it's just the really great set...
07-26-15, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

Thanks verktyg, I wondered about that but that...

Thanks verktyg, I wondered about that but that would mean that they ( I think) would have had to removed a rear brake cable bridge and repainted. There's no bridge in back and no sign that one ever...
07-25-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

Hi John, I'm with you, man. There was always...

Hi John, I'm with you, man. There was always something kind of exciting to me about the old Stronglight and TA sets when I saw one. Yes, you are correct in that I think the seat post is a 26.6. Yes...
07-25-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

Muahahah, nice try man.

Muahahah, nice try man.
07-25-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

I'm all ears buddy. TdF or 300 were about my only...

I'm all ears buddy. TdF or 300 were about my only thoughts. I'm glad it happened too! This despite not having much room in the garage right now. I'm trying to eliminate, not accumulate...
07-25-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

Oops, I completely forgot to mention that there...

Oops, I completely forgot to mention that there is not a serial # to be found anyplace. Bottom bracket, stays, head lugs, seat tube- nada, zip, no stamp anyplace..... Wouldn't be the first time that...
07-25-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bigwoo

A quite nice, unusual, unknown French surprise

After so many years and so many high-end vintage race bikes there aren't many bikes that come along and surprise me any more. I had picked this up this week thinking I'd flip it and after a brief...
10-19-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 392,918
Posted By bigwoo

Hi everyone, I'm going through some unread mail...

Hi everyone,
I'm going through some unread mail and just found this (very old) message from C&V member SpeedFreek. I think that it is a nice recollection of Ben Lawee:
Hi bigwoo, I was fortunate to...
10-19-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By bigwoo

Hi Bob! So glad that you are here! It's nice to...

Hi Bob! So glad that you are here! It's nice to pop in. I've had a few Schwinn's come and go, but have managed to hang on to the special ones. I narrowed down my collection quite a bit and have the...
10-19-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By bigwoo

On a completely unrelated note, I haven't popped...

On a completely unrelated note, I haven't popped in for a while. Busy with life, bikes, beating thyroid cancer and travel. I sure hope that all of the "Usual Suspects" are still here and doing well....
10-19-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By bigwoo

I sure do love riding this one! I have pushed my...

I sure do love riding this one! I have pushed my luck many times in the past, but REEEEALLY pushed my luck on these old tires. I just had to see how far I could push her. She never left me stranded,...
10-19-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By bigwoo

The greatest tubes and wheels that were ever made: My old Fuji

Is what I was thinking to myself.
The story: A low level Fuji which sat in a time capsule for 30 years. I then found it, fell in love with how perfectly perfect it felt to ride and rode the wheels...
11-02-13, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,145,618
Posted By bigwoo

WTT/Looking to trade Have: Complete 1980's...

WTT/Looking to trade

Have: Complete 1980's 56cm Columbus Superbutted TSX Italian team race bike. http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/4167994350.html

Want: Old saxophone, prefer tenor but may take...
11-02-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 52,798
Views: 7,192,051
Posted By bigwoo

If anyone on C&V is a musician who plays...

If anyone on C&V is a musician who plays saxophone, jump on this Italian team race bike! I don't want some darned Hipster to convert this to SS/Fixie
...
09-07-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52,798
Views: 7,192,051
Posted By bigwoo

Man do I ever wish that I still had my old sax to...

Man do I ever wish that I still had my old sax to trade this youngster... I sold it at our annual garage sale for peanuts. This looks like quite the juicy little Italian number they are sitting on
...
04-05-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52,798
Views: 7,192,051
Posted By bigwoo

Very pretty Serotta Nova Special. Wish it were my...

Very pretty Serotta Nova Special. Wish it were my size....

http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3725184217.html
04-02-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 52,798
Views: 7,192,051
Posted By bigwoo

Lot of 3 Raleigh Superbe roadsters with full chain case, locking fork, DynoHub

http://boulder.craigslist.org/bik/3718428208.html


http://boulder.craigslist.org/bik/3718664916.html


http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/3719537963.html

All 3 forks have the working keys....
12-06-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 52,798
Views: 7,192,051
Posted By bigwoo

62cm Reynolds 531 Austro Daimler w/ a Nervar...

62cm Reynolds 531 Austro Daimler w/ a Nervar crank set. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220707236115#description
I wish that it were my size. That's pretty darn close to the same...
07-31-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17,981
Views: 2,840,763
Posted By bigwoo

Holy F'n Numbskull of the Century... I just...

Holy F'n Numbskull of the Century... I just called this little pr*ck to give him a friendly head's up about how deceptive the ad was, due to catastrophic front end damage and he gave me the biggest...
07-25-10, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By bigwoo

Very cool! You've got a unique set of decals/head...

Very cool! You've got a unique set of decals/head badge (decal?) which leads me to believe that it's one of the later 70's early 80's models.
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