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08-02-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,307
Posted By jamesdak

Just to update this a tad for anyone researching...

Just to update this a tad for anyone researching these.

Wayne Evans is still an active framebuilder in Denver. I just haven't been able to find contact info. A bike shop there verified he's...
08-02-20, 05:11 AM
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Views: 296,341
Posted By jamesdak

Finally getting around to the Wayne Evans built...

Finally getting around to the Wayne Evans built bike which was custom made for 3 times RAAM winner Bob Fourney. Beautiful bike but had some seriously chewed up paint from a chain drop or two. Local...
08-01-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,156
Posted By jamesdak

Well, since this was revived. The...

Well, since this was revived.

The Giordana, now complete.

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Pure Billato...
08-01-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 133,888
Posted By jamesdak

Looks like my latest Italians have never been...

Looks like my latest Italians have never been shared here.

First is this beautiful Paletti:
...
08-01-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 57,375
Views: 8,326,335
Posted By jamesdak

Some nice!

Man, if I thought I could squeeze onto this I'd go get it just for how cool the framework is. Anyone have any ideas who made it?


https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/60196317

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07-31-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,995
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, lucked out. Good as new now!

Yep, lucked out. Good as new now!
07-31-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,995
Posted By jamesdak

But it's so entertaining! ...

But it's so entertaining!

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Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, Lemond even rode for them back in the day. ...

Yep, Lemond even rode for them back in the day. I have a Team Gan Lemond from that period.

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07-31-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,874
Posted By jamesdak

So gorgeous but maybe a tad too big as 56cm is...

So gorgeous but maybe a tad too big as 56cm is normally my largest. I wonder if cables with liners can still be found to protect that paint during use. My one Giordana has those but I've never been...
07-30-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 57,375
Views: 8,326,335
Posted By jamesdak

You've got to look closely at the Raleighs from...

You've got to look closely at the Raleighs from this time period. That is not Reynolds 555 it is "Raleigh 555 SL" tubing. Lot's of debate on what this really is but I don't know if the real answer...
07-29-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,995
Posted By jamesdak

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: ...

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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Views: 196
Posted By jamesdak

The Paceline Forum is the old Serotta forum and...

The Paceline Forum is the old Serotta forum and there's a ton of knowledge on these there, to include the catalogs.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/index.php
07-28-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,995
Posted By jamesdak

I do have to admit, both of my Ironmans were fine...

I do have to admit, both of my Ironmans were fine bikes but on the flipside, neither compelled me to keep them. For me (and that's obviously subjective) they worked but didn't speak to me. So off...
07-28-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By jamesdak

Well as much as I dote on the many Italian built...

Well as much as I dote on the many Italian built rides I have, my later Davidson Impulse is easily in the top 3 of all my bikes in terms of feeling good out on the road.
07-26-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By jamesdak

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Views: 825
Posted By jamesdak

I'm not listening.......what size is it... doh no...

I'm not listening.......what size is it... doh no wait.....I'm not listening.....
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By jamesdak

Ugh...I'm not listening.....I'm not...

Ugh...I'm not listening.....I'm not listening.....bike cave is full......never had a Bottechia....ugh.....I'm not listening.........
07-26-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,995
Posted By jamesdak

Well.... it must be something unexplainable for...

Well.... it must be something unexplainable for me. All I can say is that I have a lot of bikes that I ride a lot. I've also had a lot come through the fleet. As bikes get moved on it seems to never...
07-26-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By jamesdak

This site and the guys that run it may be able to...

This site and the guys that run it may be able to help.

Greg LeMond Fans - Greg's (http://www.greglemondfan.com/bikes/Gregs/Gregs.html)

They also have a facebook page where pictures are being...
07-25-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By jamesdak

French Excell Podium which was their top tubeset....

French Excell Podium which was their top tubeset. They used this "Backgammon" type paint job for a few years. Just varying the colors per models.
07-25-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By jamesdak

A few more: ...

A few more:

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07-25-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By jamesdak

Giordana XL Super - Finally detailed pics

Over the years I've shared lots of detailed pictures of the bikes in my stable or that have passed through. But I really never shot a series of my favorite bike after it was totally built up. Took it...
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By jamesdak

I would, I bet it rides very, very well.

I would, I bet it rides very, very well.
07-25-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By jamesdak

Ok, I've got a Schwinn Aluminum bike with the...

Ok, I've got a Schwinn Aluminum bike with the quill seatpost too. I does only turn a quarter turn. I wonder if the wedge is seized inside the seatpost?

When you have the seatpost out you can...
07-25-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By jamesdak

I'm loving it!!!!!!!!!!!! Patriotic...

I'm loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patriotic colored jerseys, sock, gloves and such are easy to find for when you ride it. It took me awhile to find a red, white, and blue modern helmet though.
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By jamesdak

The lugged ones look like this. ...

The lugged ones look like this.

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One of my favorites, it's a great ride.


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Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By jamesdak

Here's the breakdown on the numbered PDG Series...

Here's the breakdown on the numbered PDG Series bikes.

PDG Bikes (https://waterfordbikes.com/pdg-series-bikes-1989-94/)

Here's the actual catalogs.

Catalog Scans...
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By jamesdak

Oh, and another note from Scooper. Waterford...

Oh, and another note from Scooper. Waterford didn't do unicrown forks on the PDG bikes they made, Panasonic did.
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By jamesdak

Hmm....So. at the same time Panasonic was making...

Hmm....So. at the same time Panasonic was making a set of lugged steel frames for Schwinn to validate they could make something worthy of the Paramount name there were also a set of white tig'ed...
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By jamesdak

That's going to clean up nicely and for sure is...

That's going to clean up nicely and for sure is worth more than $55. Nice find
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By jamesdak

Be warned, that was one of the years with really...

Be warned, that was one of the years with really soft paint. If you sneeze on it the paint will have a mark. That said, mine was fast as snot!
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By jamesdak

I really should keep records of what I sell stuff...

I really should keep records of what I sell stuff for . If I remember correctly I sold mine last year for somewhere around $250.

Great bike but just kept getting lost in the shuffle. I did a...
07-15-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,281
Posted By jamesdak

Glad to share the same help I got. The real...

Glad to share the same help I got. The real credit goes to "oldpotatoe" over on Paceline who hooked me up with the correct springs. Pete's a wealth of Campagnolo info.
07-10-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,281
Posted By jamesdak

Yes, that was my experience. When I went with...

Yes, that was my experience. When I went with the newer springs at first they seemed to fit fine and work on the stand. But when riding and apply average power I was getting ghost shifting on the...
07-09-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,281
Posted By jamesdak

Ok, I kept digging and found the info. You are...

Ok, I kept digging and found the info. You are correct by the way. Originally I was getting all these response that all g springs were the same and ordered the ones for modern ergolevers. They...
07-09-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,281
Posted By jamesdak

Wow, I never did finish this out. Off the top of...

Wow, I never did finish this out. Off the top of my head one thing of not was that modern g springs do not work properly in these. I kept getting ghost shifting under power. Got an old school campy...
07-06-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,874
Posted By jamesdak

Mine was my first Italian and the "gateway drug"...

Mine was my first Italian and the "gateway drug" into my Giordana addiction. ;)
07-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,874
Posted By jamesdak

Well, for the most part they all live in the bike...

Well, for the most part they all live in the bike cave which in now busting at it's seams. A few of the wet weather/winter bikes live in the garage though. If you search for posts started by me...
07-05-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I'm not expert but I'd say go for fit and...

Well, I'm not expert but I'd say go for fit and then comfort above all us. Gearing will come into play also according to the route.

It's a little newer then what you are considering but I took a...
07-04-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 590
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I enjoyed the 4th same as I do every year....

Well, I enjoyed the 4th same as I do every year. All the craziness going on can kiss my butt.

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07-03-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,645
Posted By jamesdak

WOW, that is looking beautiful

WOW, that is looking beautiful
07-02-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By jamesdak

The later ones were sporting yet a 3rd design for...

The later ones were sporting yet a 3rd design for the headbadge. Both my mid 90ish XL supers are sporting this one:
...
07-02-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By jamesdak

Oh, and Velocals should have most (or all) the...

Oh, and Velocals should have most (or all) the artwork to reproduce the decals if you want them. They were able to provide all the decals on my Antares despite not showing them in their online...
07-02-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By jamesdak

Hey, that was me!! I still remember how surprised...

Hey, that was me!! I still remember how surprised I was to see a response from Dario. Roberto Billato has been very responsive over the years in replying to my simple questions on their involvement...
07-02-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By jamesdak

Hope this helps. From the 1991 Catalog. The...

Hope this helps. From the 1991 Catalog. The only one I've been able to find for the period in which they were producing bikes.

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07-01-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,874
Posted By jamesdak

And the ones I've moved on to other riders. ...

And the ones I've moved on to other riders.

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Club Fuji...
07-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,874
Posted By jamesdak

And More of them. ...

And More of them.

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PDG Paramount...
07-01-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,874
Posted By jamesdak

I guess I can play too. First I'll start with...

I guess I can play too. First I'll start with the ones I currently have and ride.
...
06-28-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,434
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, I get it. My reservations at Glacier N.P....

Yep, I get it. My reservations at Glacier N.P. were just cancelled too as the Blackfeet have wisely decided to keep the reservation closed the rest of the tourist season. It's all good. Montana is...
06-26-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,456
Posted By jamesdak

^ Wow!!!!!!! Red, White, and Blue and a Billato...

^ Wow!!!!!!! Red, White, and Blue and a Billato built Lemond. The Trifecta!

I would LOVE to find one of these in my size. I am so envious.
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