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08-19-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
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, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Gary Fountain

Great solution to an annoying problem.

Great solution to an annoying problem.
08-18-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,506
Posted By Gary Fountain

Oooh it's nice sloar.

Oooh it's nice sloar.
08-18-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
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...
08-18-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Ben27, I live in Australia so I'm not all that...

Hi Ben27, I live in Australia so I'm not all that informed regarding what's available in a Big5 store but I can take a pretty good guess. I think a better 2nd hand bike would serve you much better....
08-17-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd be drawn to the Lotus but, with all your size...

I'd be drawn to the Lotus but, with all your size and power, a well built frame must be the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) priority.
08-17-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
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?
08-17-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow - a great and unexpected connection to Freddy...

Wow - a great and unexpected connection to Freddy Maertens. I'm sure you will get the outcome you desire as I get the feeling you are really connected to this bike and it is the real deal. I must say...
08-16-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,732
Posted By Gary Fountain

I see Pinarello mentioned. When I first read your...

I see Pinarello mentioned. When I first read your thread, it reminded me of a Pinarello Asolo I used to own that had quite a similar colour to your frame.
08-16-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow, very sad. Thanks Bianchigirll for your words...

Wow, very sad. Thanks Bianchigirll for your words and alert.

Felice Gimondi - such style.
08-16-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
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?
08-16-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Gary Fountain

Lovely bike and a lovely tribute to a real...

Lovely bike and a lovely tribute to a real cycling icon.
08-16-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

cboy1980 you're probably just after a nice...

cboy1980 you're probably just after a nice looking bike that represents a bygone era and if you are.....don't read on as it's just waffle.

If you're interested in using the decals associated with...
08-16-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

If period correct is important to you then these...

If period correct is important to you then these decals could be for a circa 1980 Colnago:

I'd go for this style of decal:

https://i.imgur.com/j7YmaW5.png

Or this style:

(Note: the white...
08-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Gary Fountain

Well done. It looks like a worthwhile project.

Well done. It looks like a worthwhile project.
08-14-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

It's hard to see in the photos but make sure your...

It's hard to see in the photos but make sure your tires aren't glued to the rims as you could have older style (but fantastic) tubular tires???

Now.....If you don't have tubular tires and already...
08-14-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

It's great to own a bike from your birth year -...

It's great to own a bike from your birth year - so far I haven't managed that.

The cutouts in the Campagnolo gear levers were often done to accompany the pantographing and are desirable to this...
08-13-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Gary Fountain

Very nice bike and saddle. The combination is...

Very nice bike and saddle. The combination is most desirable in my eyes. I'd probably store the saddle too.
08-13-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Gary Fountain

I should have qualified my 'Interesting...

I should have qualified my 'Interesting Observation'. These rear dropouts were introduced in 1978/9 but were used by builders for a few years, probably until stock ran out. I reckon that they were...
08-13-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd like to change my build date estimation to...

I'd like to change my build date estimation to 1980 as I've had a closer look at the frame photos. All indications that date the frame seem to point to 1980. As for the stamping under the Bottom...
08-13-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,644
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha, if they're not adjusted properly pulling...

Hahaha, if they're not adjusted properly pulling on the lever can only be a suggestion to the calliper to slow things down.
08-13-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 757
Posted By Gary Fountain

Love the pump.

Love the pump.
08-12-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,131
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: 284
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Gary Fountain

I hate to say this but I tend to agree. The...

I hate to say this but I tend to agree. The Pogliaghi frame may be a bit small for you. It's huge but it looks like you need 'super huge'!!! I know I can't even drop 1cm to make my riding experience...
08-12-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Gary Fountain

The older Suntour shifters may have been...

The older Suntour shifters may have been retrofriction which changed really well. I'm afraid I don't know the other ones you list.
08-12-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Gary Fountain

Sounds like something to get excited about.

Sounds like something to get excited about.
08-12-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Gary Fountain

2 valuable bikes and a fantastic addition to...

2 valuable bikes and a fantastic addition to anyone's collection. Closer photo's will help identification.
08-12-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 757
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, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gary Fountain

Coming from Belgum, you probably have road...

Coming from Belgum, you probably have road cycling imbedded into your DNA - haha.

A nice bike to find.

I think 'your' frame is probably a Colnago Super from 1982/3. The saddle looks like a...
08-12-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,644
Posted By Gary Fountain

I must say that your observation skills are...

I must say that your observation skills are pretty damn good! I don't always solder the ends but that is due to laziness - soldering is pretty much mandatory. And.... the 3.5mm Allen Key was a nasty...
08-12-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,644
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.
...
07-24-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By Gary Fountain

Great bikes and Greg, one of the true greats.

Great bikes and Greg, one of the true greats.
07-17-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Last Ride 76, thanks very much. The brake set...

Hi Last Ride 76, thanks very much. The brake set you're interested in is a little hard to come by. The brake set is a Weinmann Delta set and they did come in 2 versions from memory.
...
07-17-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha, we have to stick together. Another...

Hahaha, we have to stick together. Another BRILLIANT thread by the way.

I think you know how I feel about KYPO frames - absolutely love them. They are super nice to ride and I have done many, many...
07-15-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By Gary Fountain

Kenevans - Australia ...

Kenevans - Australia

https://i.imgur.com/FLky5WJ.jpg
07-12-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Gary Fountain

It's a beauty. I couldn't walk past your Rossin,...

It's a beauty. I couldn't walk past your Rossin, if it was chained to a post on the sidewalk, without having a drool over it. I knew it would be a really nice riding frame. Shame about the rear...
06-27-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By Gary Fountain

Good question regarding the tube designation on...

Good question regarding the tube designation on the pink frame. I wonder if it is a re-paint?

Regarding your frame: Not a dopey expenditure at all. It's a Rossin and Rossin's are becoming more and...
06-27-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 65,275
Posted By Gary Fountain

I have to agree with you HPL. Nothing is hard and...

I have to agree with you HPL. Nothing is hard and fast when it comes to Colnago. You think you're on to something then it can be shot down very next bike you come across. I think there are some...
06-26-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 65,275
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yeah, you're right about the crimped tubing and...

Yeah, you're right about the crimped tubing and not being a Super model. My mistake - I didn't see the crimps. Still, a beautiful bike.
06-21-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 65,275
Posted By Gary Fountain

A great restoration. You must get a lot of...

A great restoration. You must get a lot of satisfaction going for a ride on this fabulous bike. Surely the most iconic of early Colnago's.
06-21-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 65,275
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...
06-18-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By Gary Fountain

As you say, the pantographed components are more...

As you say, the pantographed components are more than likely original - why wouldn't they be? It is a lovely, and special bike.
06-17-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By Gary Fountain

Freddy is in the classiest of company there. I...

Freddy is in the classiest of company there. I wonder whatever happened to those Campagnolo signs?
06-17-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,358
Posted By Gary Fountain

I put this down to 'another classic Colnago...

I put this down to 'another classic Colnago saved'. I can imagine that first mile in the saddle and I was confident it would get a - WOW.

I get a little 'tired' of hearing how too flamboyant...
06-16-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,868
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow, it looks to be straight off the showroom...

Wow, it looks to be straight off the showroom floor. Such a pity the seatpost slipped on the maiden ride. I hope the seatpost wasn't marred. Such a well put together bike and I can imagine it will be...
06-16-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By Gary Fountain

Sir_Name, a very nice little celebration of...

Sir_Name, a very nice little celebration of Freddy Maertens. He seemed to be everyone's favourite rider at the time. So, Boule d'Or was a brand of cigarette. Did you find your lovely Colnago with...
06-14-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By Gary Fountain

Searching my failing memory i'm pretty confident...

Searching my failing memory i'm pretty confident it is one of Colnago's 'commemorative' (if thats the right word) models like the Roger de Vlaeminck or the Saronni. I know i've seen it before. More...
06-11-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
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.
06-11-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yes, it is built by Colnago to recognise...

Yes, it is built by Colnago to recognise Saronni's Giro d' Italia/World championship wins and his connection to Colnago bicycles. Fantastic to see the Campagnolo Gran Sport components as well as the...
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