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Posted By spudly

IMO that's a beautiful bike - love the color! ...

IMO that's a beautiful bike - love the color! Looks to be in great condition. If it's your size, you like the way it rides (and looks) and the price is within reason and your budget (what's he...
05-26-17, 07:09 PM
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Posted By spudly

Nice bike! I have the same one, and the deep...

Nice bike! I have the same one, and the deep metallic blue and the chrome chainstays really shine in the sun. I'm almost positive the original owner bought it before 1987, probably 1985 or 86.

I...
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Posted By spudly

I think that bike is absolutely gorgeous just the...

I think that bike is absolutely gorgeous just the way it is! Congrats!
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Posted By spudly

I had this same model, albeit with slightly...

I had this same model, albeit with slightly different components, some years ago. I didn't find the ride particularly inspiring, but I had no trouble selling it (in a hot market) for around $250 as...
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Posted By spudly

I don't expect great lug work on a relatively...

I don't expect great lug work on a relatively inexpensive bike (the Team Fuji's are nothing to write home about and, as mentioned, I love the ride), as long as the bike is structurally sound. It's...
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Posted By spudly

Thanks T-Mar, great info as usual! The Team Fuji...

Thanks T-Mar, great info as usual! The Team Fuji has Fuji "Valite" stays and fork. I'm not sure what Valite is, but I know they used it on their run-of-the-mill bikes, so the Team Fuji is likely...
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Posted By spudly

Ditto! :thumb:

Ditto! :thumb:
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Posted By spudly

Thanks T-Mar. You're right, the seller said the...

Thanks T-Mar. You're right, the seller said the seatpost diameter is 27.4 (he's using a 27.2 post with a shim). I was interested in the bike largely because I recently picked up a 1985 Team Fuji...
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Posted By spudly

Good observation Clifford. I don't know much...

Good observation Clifford. I don't know much about Ishiwata tubing, just what I've been reading on Retrogrouch and elsewhere, but you're right, a quick search doesn't turn up any decals that match. ...
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Posted By spudly

Would you buy this Benotto?

Hi all: I've been talking to the owner of this Benotto (link below) and am going to meet with him and check it out tomorrow morning. It's my size and I like the bike's looks even though there are...
04-28-17, 11:13 AM
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Posted By spudly

Nice Bottecchia: ...

Nice Bottecchia:

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/6104481664.html
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Posted By spudly

I sold one in somewhat nicer condition (no...

I sold one in somewhat nicer condition (no rust/corrosion on the bolt) on ebay a a few years ago for around $170.
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Posted By spudly

I have the same bike and really like it. It's a...

I have the same bike and really like it. It's a mid-level bike that rides well. I use my often for running errands and going to the beach, etc. - things I don't want to use a nicer vintage bike...
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Posted By spudly

The bike is quite a bit too big for you. You...

The bike is quite a bit too big for you. You should probably have a bike that's around 53-55cm, depending on your inseam/arm length, etc. If you do a search on this forum (or elsewhere), you can...
05-16-16, 07:26 PM
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Posted By spudly

Beautiful frame! Don't know what kind of saddle...

Beautiful frame! Don't know what kind of saddle you're going to use, but I think a Selle Italia Special Turbo - with the gold and red lettering/plates - would match well and probably be...
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Posted By spudly

Check the sold listings on ebay. There should be...

Check the sold listings on ebay. There should be many completed sales of DA 7400, so you should be able to get a pretty good idea of value. I think you usually do better selling individually rather...
04-30-16, 09:26 PM
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Posted By spudly

Nice! I think probably the nicest track bike...

Nice! I think probably the nicest track bike I've seen is this one shown on Classic Rendezvous:
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04-30-16, 09:15 PM
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Posted By spudly

Yeah, upon close further examination I determined...

Yeah, upon close further examination I determined that I too only have one fork. Two plates though!:rolleyes:

Are there any differences between the Italian/early Carlsbad Masis?
04-29-16, 02:11 PM
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Posted By spudly

Wow, all the bikes shown are really beautiful....

Wow, all the bikes shown are really beautiful. Particularly fond of CV-6's true-blue CG, the color really sets off the yellow trim. And the Breaking Away Masi red/orange is, of course, iconic. One...
04-28-16, 11:11 PM
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Posted By spudly

I agree! I found some great info online about...

I agree! I found some great info online about Breaking Away and the two actual Masis they used for the film. They painted a Sears Free-Spirit to match for the stationary scenes and for the crash...
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Posted By spudly

That is a really cool looking bike! (I'd change...

That is a really cool looking bike! (I'd change the tape/tires though, but that's just me.) As D1andonlyDman says worth every penny and then much more.
04-28-16, 09:06 PM
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Posted By spudly

Show us your dream Masi!

Hi All: I feel very fortunate and still somewhat amazed that I was recently able to locally acquire my dream bike - a twin fork Carlsbad Masi - in the perfect size and color, and nearly perfect...
04-28-16, 05:53 PM
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Posted By spudly

Your components are not aftermarket. I had the...

Your components are not aftermarket. I had the same graphite Athena group on a Bottecchia I bought new in 1989. They aren't very common, but do come up on ebay not infrequently. I think there are...
04-26-16, 03:18 PM
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Posted By spudly

But not mental constipation! Posts like yours and...

But not mental constipation! Posts like yours and Scoopers make this forum what it is: informative, stimulating and fun. Like your Hudson River/NY pics by the way.
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Posted By spudly

Wow! If you continue to find such great bikes at...

Wow! If you continue to find such great bikes at low prices and then restore them so beautifully, your house should be a bike shop.
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Posted By spudly

I'm not a Raleigh expert (I did have a Pro once -...

I'm not a Raleigh expert (I did have a Pro once - too stiff for me though), but I think the Pro forks always had chrome crowns. Anyway, as a prior poster mentioned, the Pro fork alone would be worth...
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Posted By spudly

Sorry, didn't see that CuttersRidge already...

Sorry, didn't see that CuttersRidge already mentioned it.
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Posted By spudly

This has been posted for a couple of weeks, but...

This has been posted for a couple of weeks, but you might want to contact the seller. Maybe he still has the original fork (or at least the Raleigh Pro one might be a better match for your bike). I...
04-17-16, 06:45 PM
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Posted By spudly

That's a beautiful Serotta! And Love the way the...

That's a beautiful Serotta! And Love the way the tires match the frame.
04-16-16, 11:19 AM
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Posted By spudly

Interesting vintage bike book

Hi all:

This is a book that many of you may already be familiar with. I just recommended it in a different thread to someone who just acquired a Guerciotti, but it should be of interest to any...
04-14-16, 10:18 PM
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Posted By spudly

Sorry, forgot to provide a link. The book's out...

Sorry, forgot to provide a link. The book's out of print, but there are many used copies around:

The Custom Bicycle: Buying, Setting Up, and Riding the Quality Bicycle: Michael J. Kolin:...
04-14-16, 10:14 PM
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Posted By spudly

Pretty bike to start with, but really gorgeous...

Pretty bike to start with, but really gorgeous now. You might be interested in checking out "The Custom Bicycle" which can be had for essentially the cost of shipping. Among other things it...
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Posted By spudly

Thanks for your input! I think you, and others...

Thanks for your input! I think you, and others who mentioned it, are right that it's an ESA Mexico (what does ESA stand for?). From my research, with the club logo on the seatstays and internal tt...
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Posted By spudly

I wouldn't take the chance of listing it on ebay...

I wouldn't take the chance of listing it on ebay without a reserve as there's a good possibility that you won't get a fair price for that rare and beautiful bike.
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Posted By spudly

From my limited research and knowledge I thought...

From my limited research and knowledge I thought the Tecnos were EL-OS. They are supposed to be great bikes though - very light. I'm happy with what I paid, though I did have to drive quite awhile...
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Posted By spudly

Thanks for the info. All of the tubes are...

Thanks for the info. All of the tubes are star-shaped (6 indentations), so a late Mexico then? Still haven't been able to find a pic of any Colnago frame that looks exactly like it (Colnago seems...
04-12-16, 07:44 PM
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Posted By spudly

Eisentraut with Nervex lugs: 1976 Eisentraut...

Eisentraut with Nervex lugs:

1976 Eisentraut Limited - full Campagnolo (http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bik/5532523377.html)
04-12-16, 07:35 PM
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Posted By spudly

If you are going to cut it out, Milwaukee makes a...

If you are going to cut it out, Milwaukee makes a nice hand hacksaw with a thick ergonomic handle where the blade folds out like a penknife. You can get them at the big box stores for maybe $10. ...
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Posted By spudly

Thanks for the info! Regardless of whether it is...

Thanks for the info! Regardless of whether it is a Master or not, I really like the frame and am looking forward to seeing how it rides.
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Posted By spudly

What type of Colnago and Campy Parts?

Hi all:

I'd appreciate any information on this Colnago frame/parts that I just picked up off CL. The seller didn't really know much about it (she got it at a garage sale - probably very...
04-09-16, 03:12 PM
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Posted By spudly

Super Course in Boston. Fancy Lugs. '73 Raleigh...

Super Course in Boston. Fancy Lugs.
'73 Raleigh Super Course - 23" (large) (http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/5531283950.html)
03-27-16, 09:28 PM
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Posted By spudly

The seller knows for a fact that it is NOT a...

The seller knows for a fact that it is NOT a Colnago. This frame with a proper Colnago fork was listed for the longest time on CL inn the Hartford CT area, and then the seller finally put it on...
07-10-15, 11:29 PM
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Posted By spudly

Beautiful! So they did all that for 220 euros?

Beautiful! So they did all that for 220 euros?
06-29-15, 03:02 PM
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Posted By spudly

To Matt who PM'd me: Sorry, but the forum won't...

To Matt who PM'd me: Sorry, but the forum won't let me PM as I don't have enough posts.
06-28-15, 09:33 PM
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Posted By spudly

Thanks all for the great info. And Soody I was...

Thanks all for the great info. And Soody I was also thinking about those gorgeous Campy wheels - I'd like my Spectrum to look something like this image I pulled off the web.
06-28-15, 10:42 AM
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Posted By spudly

Great, thanks! Follow up question that might be...

Great, thanks! Follow up question that might be better suited to the appraisal section: What's a reasonable ballpark price for a complete (includes hubs, bb, headset, etc.) set (in great condition)?
06-28-15, 10:21 AM
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Posted By spudly

Campy 8 Speed for Spectrum TI Build?

Hi all: I'm looking for a groupset for my circa 1990 Spectrum TI frame. I have a complete 7 speed Dura Ace group that I was going to use, but decided I really want to go with STI/Ergo. I found an 8...
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Posted By spudly

Living in New England, I've seen this CL listing...

Living in New England, I've seen this CL listing with all the pics. Looks like a pretty nice bike - and certainly not commonly found - but nothing too special. With the mix of components (Dura...
06-20-15, 09:48 PM
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Posted By spudly

Hey Miamijim: I bought that Mexico from you a...

Hey Miamijim: I bought that Mexico from you a couple of years ago. Haven't built it up yet (too many projects including a total house reno), but love it anyway and look forward to seeing how it...
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