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Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi CrowSeph, I too have a Colnago Dream Lux and...

Hi CrowSeph, I too have a Colnago Dream Lux and it's a great bike to ride. It's very stiff at the bottom bracket (little sideway deflection) and the ride is a little more comfortable than you would...
08-27-20, 02:32 AM
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Views: 274
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd have to agree with this identification...

I'd have to agree with this identification although I've never actually seen a Colnago Sport in real life. The Sport was a very low end model and probably made out of straight gauge (but thin)...
05-13-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,747
Posted By Gary Fountain

My Daccordi didn't have a model name on the frame...

My Daccordi didn't have a model name on the frame but it was approximately built in 1978/9 and was made of Columbus SL tubing. It was built with a Nuovo Record groupset, Cinelli stem and bars with...
05-10-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,747
Posted By Gary Fountain

I remember reading an article in a cycling...

I remember reading an article in a cycling magazine, many years ago, written by Robert Millar (now Philippa York) reflecting on his years in the pro-peleton. Within the article he stated the bicycle...
04-30-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,563
Posted By Gary Fountain

D.A.M Quick

I'm partial to the old D.A.M Quick reels. They are very well made in 'West' Germany and will last a lifetime. Mine all date from the 60's, 70's and 80's from the last century (sounds like a lifetime...
04-23-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By Gary Fountain

83 ALAN: https://i.imgur.com/BxKl1zj.jpg?1

83 ALAN:

https://i.imgur.com/BxKl1zj.jpg?1
04-14-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By Gary Fountain

I've had a 50th gruppo fitted to an appropriate...

I've had a 50th gruppo fitted to an appropriate bike since the early 1990's and I love having the gruppo. It is a little bit special and it really does suit the bike. I bought it second hand but in...
04-06-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By Gary Fountain

Fantastic news.

Fantastic news.
03-29-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,671
Posted By Gary Fountain

I really hope the shop owner recovers this...

I really hope the shop owner recovers this excellent Cinelli and it's still in the condition it was in before the theft. As you said, it is a very special bike. I know if I had my Cinelli Supercorsa...
03-26-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gary Fountain

A worthy and worthwhile project. Already a nice...

A worthy and worthwhile project. Already a nice bike to own - best wishes.
02-19-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,680
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks again DD. Over the years I have done...

Thanks again DD. Over the years I have done things to bikes I never really thought I could do - like painting. I'm a bit lucky that I do have a reasonable mechanical appreciation. But, what I see...
02-18-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,680
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi jdawginsc, I tried to use airbrushing 'frisk'...

Hi jdawginsc, I tried to use airbrushing 'frisk' paper to cover areas of the frame I didn't want to paint but this was unsuccessful due to the higher spray pressures used with a gun suitable for...
02-18-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,680
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks Drillium Dude; boy you've got a good...

Thanks Drillium Dude; boy you've got a good memory. I had painted a few bikes before I painted this one but I really wanted a frame with the drilled and tapped Campy RH rear dropout and was having...
02-17-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,680
Posted By Gary Fountain

https://i.imgur.com/FLky5WJ.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/FLky5WJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DtNp91r.jpg?1
02-14-20, 01:15 AM
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Views: 2,298
Posted By Gary Fountain

Beautiful work. Move to Australia - please!

Beautiful work. Move to Australia - please!
02-05-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,563
Posted By Gary Fountain

I fully agree rootboy. I can't think of a bicycle...

I fully agree rootboy. I can't think of a bicycle I would appreciate viewing more than a bicycle that has a real history with its owner regardless of it's condition. Money just can't buy that...
01-27-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,873
Posted By Gary Fountain

1990 Rossin Prestige: ...

1990 Rossin Prestige:

https://i.imgur.com/f7VG6se.jpg?1

Onya PIN20
11-30-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,504
Posted By Gary Fountain

Zeus 2000 track crank set including the Zeus...

Zeus 2000 track crank set including the Zeus titanium axled bottom bracket.

https://i.imgur.com/s8JHXPZ.jpg
11-27-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,694
Posted By Gary Fountain

Very well spotted DD and great advice - as usual....

Very well spotted DD and great advice - as usual.

If the repair was welded by someone who knows what they are doing there's no reason it wouldn't give many years of service. Cracks are rare in...
11-26-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By Gary Fountain

I suppose originality and first dates are part...

I suppose originality and first dates are part our collective DNA. Thanks BF.
11-08-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,914
Posted By Gary Fountain

https://i.imgur.com/mJpsb9J.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mJpsb9J.jpg
11-07-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi CycleryNorth81, strangely enough I've had a...

Hi CycleryNorth81, strangely enough I've had a few Pinarello Asolo's over the years and 2 of them had similar cracks in the RH rear dropout as the Colnago in the clip. I cleaned the cracked area up...
11-03-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Gary Fountain

Occasionally you will come across sales material,...

Occasionally you will come across sales material, advertisments, brochures, old magazines, race photos, etc., that will give you a visual or written rundown of the components associated with a...
10-28-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Gary Fountain

It looks like a Master Piu to me too. I'd also...

It looks like a Master Piu to me too. I'd also guess at late 80's or even 1990. The curved front forks suggest an earlier frame but this is not always correct. I remember buying a new Conic SLX in...
10-26-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,831
Posted By Gary Fountain

To tell the truth, I haven't read the thread but...

To tell the truth, I haven't read the thread but I've poured over the pics.......It's pretty special. Great buy Bianchigirll.
09-01-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,962
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow. Like new and my favourite era too. You don't...

Wow. Like new and my favourite era too. You don't see those Concor Profil saddles everyday, especially in white.
09-01-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,962
Posted By Gary Fountain

A great story of long term ownership. It must be...

A great story of long term ownership. It must be a great riding bike and it's set-up so well. Good luck with your shoe/cleat search.
09-01-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,962
Posted By Gary Fountain

It's a real beauty. I've always admired the...

It's a real beauty. I've always admired the carbon ALAN's. They seem to clean-up so well with minimal work - Yours looks new.

Here's mine: 1983, Aluminium, mostly Super Record. I commuted on this...
08-31-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,962
Posted By Gary Fountain

Oooh yeah. Great list of bikes you own too.

Oooh yeah.

Great list of bikes you own too.
08-31-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,962
Posted By Gary Fountain

This has got to be the best bike colour ever!...

This has got to be the best bike colour ever! What a beauty.

Further - I don't think I have seen another 60's Pinarello come to think of it? 60's bikes are hard to find anyway but this is...
08-19-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Gary Fountain

Good work Ben. I know nothing about the Trek...

Good work Ben. I know nothing about the Trek Navigator 300 but it's a Trek so thats good. I just thought I'd encourage your more informed quest for a really nice and affordable bike.
08-18-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,117
Posted By Gary Fountain

Oh, yeah, it's nice. you did a great clean-up...

Oh, yeah, it's nice. you did a great clean-up job. Replacing the bottle cage may cover-up the damaged decal but this is not a very good idea - hate those clamped-on bottle cages.

Occasionally, if...
08-17-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yes - it looks British. Is it worth buying...

Yes - it looks British.

Is it worth buying and restoring? YES!! I wish I found it and it's a good frame size too. I'd guess at early to mid 70's too?
08-16-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,117
Posted By Gary Fountain

It'll be a great bike - and free. Life just...

It'll be a great bike - and free. Life just doesn't get any better - does it?
08-12-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,305
Posted By Gary Fountain

As you all know, "M" stands for Australia which...

As you all know, "M" stands for Australia which stands for Malvern Star. We love our Malvern Stars down here.

Here's mine. A 1938 version:

https://i.imgur.com/0Zfcmho.jpg
08-12-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Gary Fountain

Blowing up the photo does uncover the 'Saronni'...

Blowing up the photo does uncover the 'Saronni' seat stay plugs. I can't make out the front fork crown but it should be an 'S'. 2 top tube cable guides does help. I'd say it is a real Saronni by...
08-12-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By Gary Fountain

Sounds like something to get excited about.

Sounds like something to get excited about.
08-12-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,825
Posted By Gary Fountain

A 1982 Colnago Mexico that has been re-painted....

A 1982 Colnago Mexico that has been re-painted. The components are pretty much as Saronni would have used on his 'Campagnolo 50th anniversary' bike.

https://i.imgur.com/GipBtBt.jpg
08-12-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,378
Posted By Gary Fountain

Love'm and they do stop. I do admit to not being...

Love'm and they do stop. I do admit to not being able to adjust the Croc d'Aune Delta's that I once had although I didn't put that much time into adjusting them as I did with my Record examples.
...
07-15-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,980
Posted By Gary Fountain

Kenevans - Australia ...

Kenevans - Australia

https://i.imgur.com/FLky5WJ.jpg
06-21-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 85,054
Posted By Gary Fountain

You don't muck around Hubertus, that's a really...

You don't muck around Hubertus, that's a really clean Colnago you now own. The race number boss under the top tube is a nice little bonus.

Hi Dr.Lou, did you find your Colnago as we see it or did...
06-11-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'm always ready to 'pull the trigger' on an old...

I'm always ready to 'pull the trigger' on an old track machine.
05-20-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,438
Posted By Gary Fountain

Ugly Betty Hilda - what can I say? I can't argue....

Ugly Betty Hilda - what can I say? I can't argue. Really, she's not that pretty....but she is attractive. Look....I absolutely hate those rising stems but I just can't look away. Is it that 'car...
05-20-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,438
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi P!N20, I know you've seen this bike before but...

Hi P!N20, I know you've seen this bike before but it is one that I am very proud to own. It's an Aussie built Hillman. In fact it was built by Gordon Hill in 1984 and it's just a fun bike to ride. I...
03-16-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Gary Fountain

The top item is a brake calliper washer to aid...

The top item is a brake calliper washer to aid the calliper's flat clamping area to tighten onto a round brake bridge. The second item is part of the Campagnolo Portacatena chain derailing system. It...
10-05-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 25,521
Posted By Gary Fountain

This is as upright as I like to be: ...

This is as upright as I like to be:

https://i.imgur.com/7PXIkqv.jpg

Seat set a bit low, handle bars within easy reach.
03-18-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,828
Posted By Gary Fountain

Great bike with a wonderful Gruppo and in the...

Great bike with a wonderful Gruppo and in the condition I like. I'd pitch the bottle cage though and get an Elite Cussi (older style with the plastic retainer or the round rubber, gold painted...
07-11-07, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 780,145
Posted By Gary Fountain

Not knowing a great deal about touring bikes, I'm...

Not knowing a great deal about touring bikes, I'm impressed with the individuality displayed on all the bikes. Racks, panniers, seat position, handlebar position,gears, accessories, etc, etc, its all...
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