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10-19-20, 10:49 PM
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Posted By xiaoman1

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bop/d/san-francis...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bop/d/san-francisco-pink-purple-fowler-road/7199898089.html...
10-19-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By xiaoman1

Saltato can anyone provide information on the maker

Hello,
The lug work and detailing are very nice but I can't find much information on the web. Do any of you have any information to share who the maker was ...who and where was it made?
Here are a...
Forum: Introductions
10-19-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By xiaoman1

raava, Members from the "Show Me State" are...

raava,
Members from the "Show Me State" are always welcome here on Bike Forums, glad to have you join us. :thumb:
Best, Ben
10-19-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By xiaoman1

Lemond1985 What about these? :D ...

Lemond1985
What about these? :D
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/bop/d/los-angeles-campagnolo-victory-crono/7216379444.html
Best, Ben
10-18-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By xiaoman1

4! Best, Ben

4!
Best, Ben
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By xiaoman1

Perhaps a bit of a misconception, low-end...

Perhaps a bit of a misconception, low-end high-end, who determines this and more importantly why should we care? There's nothing at all wrong with the bike.....if you want it to remain in pristine...
10-17-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,763
Posted By xiaoman1

It's been quite a while since I have had time to...

It's been quite a while since I have had time to do anything really bike-related, and along with the Bertoni, the Red-Headed Bianchi was in need of some well-needed attention.
I have had these two,...
10-17-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,668
Views: 325,149
Posted By xiaoman1

S.R., Wow, what a difference...perhaps there's...

S.R.,
Wow, what a difference...perhaps there's hope for mine after all!
Thanks, Ben
10-17-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By xiaoman1

The link is in my original post. Best, Ben ...

The link is in my original post.
Best, Ben
BJIC here it is again.
​​​​​​​https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/bik/d/fresno-lot-of-4-campagnolo-type-bicycle/7214989111.html
10-17-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,200
Posted By xiaoman1

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1042/screen_shot_2020_10_17_at_6_27_22_am_6e3ad618062b6adad652cc92345cc92b2ec6b8ae.png
This might be worth a look.....
...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By xiaoman1

A little surprised, in your tag you seem to have...

A little surprised, in your tag you seem to have a lot of bikes but don't know about Colnago even after seeing it.
What's the l saying..you snooze you.......!
There will be others, but next time,...
10-16-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By xiaoman1

Very nice and the bike in the back is no slouch...

Very nice and the bike in the back is no slouch either! :thumb:
Best, Ben
10-15-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

Lattz, I think you are correct about the...

Lattz,
I think you are correct about the computer as the final step in design. In my estimation, the programs being used to validate a design can be manipulated to make something look good etc.
I...
10-15-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

Lattz, The blue helps and I am glad to hear...

Lattz,
The blue helps and I am glad to hear that it'sonly for interior use on the track...the side winds would limit top speed/s, I do like the bars!
Best, Ben
10-15-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

Here is one that in my estimation proves Cinelli...

Here is one that in my estimation proves Cinelli can make sometimes get it wrong aesthetically.....could not find any information on it other than the picture.
Best Ben...
10-14-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6,621
Views: 598,390
Posted By xiaoman1

That saddle looks great and looks already quite...

That saddle looks great and looks already quite comfortable. The workshop looks a lot like mine, well used and organized.:thumb:
Best, Ben
10-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,801
Posted By xiaoman1

Good questions and observations...The brakes are...

Good questions and observations...The brakes are Aero, since I wanted it to look as close to original as possible I decided to route the cables this way. I was wondering how it was going to look...
10-12-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,801
Posted By xiaoman1

Well, after seeing a number of completed builds...

Well, after seeing a number of completed builds I'm back after a bit of a hiatus. I was motivated to start on my Bertoni again. I am still trying to decide on the decal color but I am now leaning...
Forum: Introductions
10-11-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By xiaoman1

White stallion, Tell us a little more about...

White stallion,
Tell us a little more about your likes/type/s of riding you enjoy etc. etc. There are many folks on the forum to share stories with..Welcome!
Best, Ben
10-11-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

Here's one that you don't see every day and from...

Here's one that you don't see every day and from my hometown...eBay sale today....
10-11-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6,621
Views: 598,390
Posted By xiaoman1

Hello, I did not get these in the mail but on...

Hello,
I did not get these in the mail but on my way home from "Trader Joe's", I spied a bicycle wheel and pulled a U-turn and went back masked.
The seller was tired and in the process of closing...
10-11-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,351
Posted By xiaoman1

Oh, That turned out very nice!!! Best, Ben

Oh, That turned out very nice!!!
Best, Ben
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By xiaoman1

BG, Thanks....It's great to have an expert in the...

BG, Thanks....It's great to have an expert in the house.
Best, Ben
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By xiaoman1

It's all I have, Bianchi and Zullo

bianchigirl
I just have these very poor pic's any idea of what they are as well as their value?...
10-10-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^ if you are going to go that far remember to...

^^^^ if you are going to go that far remember to tape the spoke together....:thumb:
Best, Ben
10-10-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

FROM The net: Despite appearances, this is not...

FROM The net:
Despite appearances, this is not actually a bike. Itís a piece by an artist named Daniel Bragin (http://www.danielbragin.nl/home/), who was born in Moscow but lives and works in London...
10-09-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

M & SFW, PSST, Don't let the word out. although...

M & SFW,
PSST, Don't let the word out. although 24's may be another story. :innocent:
Best, Ben
10-09-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 213,893
Posted By xiaoman1

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/984x1422/screen_shot_2020_10_09_at_10_23_40_am_8ea9c7bd739694e89f0704b49565d8cfdb88de4f.png
"Robin, I'll save you...that's a Masi replica your...
10-09-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

Lattz, I was doing a search but could not find...

Lattz,
I was doing a search but could not find the images...but there was a guy that bought 2 frames that were on display and he commented that the cracks looked like they were occurring where the...
10-08-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

I remember seeing 2 lasers on the net that were...

I remember seeing 2 lasers on the net that were crack at the lugs and wondered if in fact they were finished with metal brazing or if it was possible that a plastic filler could have been used to...
10-08-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,144
Posted By xiaoman1

FD on these often crack as do the rears...if you...

FD on these often crack as do the rears...if you are going to do any cleaning/adjusting be aware that the RD needs to be removed from the backside of the drop do not use the (logical) bolt on the...
10-08-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,144
Posted By xiaoman1

OP, Selling on eBay, CL, etc. or a part it out...

OP,
Selling on eBay, CL, etc. or a part it out depends on what are you looking for in terms of price. Certainly, a part out will yield you more, but it will take you much longer to sell, compounded...
10-06-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,863
Posted By xiaoman1

A number of the makes shown have sloping T.T's...

A number of the makes shown have sloping T.T's and for me even though a few later makers used them would rule them out IMHO.
Best, Ben
10-04-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

bg18947 In my book, I would say it...

bg18947
In my book, I would say it qualifies.....time, distance and speed...cool read!
Chainring seems small, and the Aero wheel is a little lacking in fineness but it at least has some cool...
10-04-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

Lattz is correct....when I went back to look I...

Lattz is correct....when I went back to look I think there's a Rossin panto on the rear stay.
I mentioned the 250 from another member was low, BTW there's is nothing wrong with a 70-year-old and a...
10-04-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 138,741
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^Agreed, I think the evaluation of 250 was...

^^^^Agreed, I think the evaluation of 250 was very low....frame alone would be worth that, that is if you could find one. What was wrong with the front wheel, cracked brake wear?
I hope that you at...
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^Agreed, very overpriced and you can find a...

^^^^Agreed, very overpriced and you can find a tourer for much less...there are lots out there that will fit the bill.
Good Luck, Ben
09-26-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By xiaoman1

Here:...

Here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1213920-fs-red-56cm-early-80-s-bertin-c37-all-original.html
Best, Ben
Opp's, I see you already bought a bike :rolleyes:
09-26-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By xiaoman1

I think the hardest part to pin, would be the...

I think the hardest part to pin, would be the ornate scrolled lugs like you would find on Mercian and Hetchins frames..those curly lugs would be a nightmare for me to detail.
Best, Ben...
09-26-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By xiaoman1

Thanks, the construction techniques used to build...

Thanks, the construction techniques used to build these is why you seldom see ALAN's come apart (glued and screwed) the head lugs can sometimes be found with hairline cracks...maybe due to...
09-25-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By xiaoman1

Yes, paying a little more for something will be...

Yes, paying a little more for something will be long forgotten if you really enjoy it....losing to save a dollar...well, we've all done that.
Don't beat yourself up...there will be others, you are...
09-25-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By xiaoman1

J-7, I don't know what the ask was on this one....

J-7,
I don't know what the ask was on this one. You seem to be missing out on a few nice bikes first the Colnago and now this one...I think that you are finding some nice rides and you have an eye...
09-24-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By xiaoman1

branko, What no Bessler to go along with the...

branko,
What no Bessler to go along with the Omega? Nikkor or Leitz?
Don't be surprised if/when virtual cycling comes into vogue, better on the knees and you can wear the yellow jersey at the end...
09-24-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By xiaoman1

I have never seen that type of ink pen, do you...

I have never seen that type of ink pen, do you know if they were used for drafting?
I remembered that I have something similar that was used for lettering with ink....made by Kohinoor, went to the...
09-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By xiaoman1

Many thanks for both of the videos...paticularly...

Many thanks for both of the videos...paticularly like the old school bike building vid...hand drilling the rims was a riot.
:thumb: Ben
09-23-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By xiaoman1

Ruling Pen or Pin-stripping Brush?

Just sitting around and killing sometime before going back to work and I was wondering if any knows how the pin-striping was done on the really ornate lugs back in the day.
On many of the fancier...
09-21-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,477
Posted By xiaoman1

IMO, Whether one agrees with another's political...

IMO, Whether one agrees with another's political leanings or not, a bit of decorum is warranted particularly given the circumstances.
The same holds true for war heroes, I respect them all...
09-21-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,025
Posted By xiaoman1

Op, Your header asks did they do the damage and...

Op,
Your header asks did they do the damage and are you crazy....Why do you seem to be equivocating about whether or not the dents were not there when you brought it into the shop and wondering if...
09-20-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^^^^^ JJ1452, I wish you were delusional...

^^^^^^^^
JJ1452,
I wish you were delusional about being able to ride 52-54 frames! I'll call first dibs on the 53 Colnago when you put it up!
BTW, I'll have no problem slamming the seat down on...
09-20-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By xiaoman1

Hi, Curious about a few things....If you were...

Hi,
Curious about a few things....If you were not going to a brake were you worried about the loss of strength in that area? What did you use to fill in the spots did you weld/braze?
It looks like...
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