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Garlatti completely original

Old 01-12-21, 06:37 PM
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Garlatti completely original

Can't post photo as I'm still a newbie but this bike is beautiful....what do you folks think. White with blue highlights all Campy
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Old 01-13-21, 03:46 PM
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@brixxton - post pics in your gallery in your profile. Other can post here.
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Old 01-14-21, 12:51 AM
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Here's a link to OP's Album, though I'm not able to find an example in it matching the description.
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Old 01-14-21, 11:43 PM
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This is what I am wondering about. It seems completely original and I'm not going to do anything but clean it

I love the chrome

And the old campagnolo set, is it a diamond in the rough ..oh and what's an OP?
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The Garlatti is a cool looking bike, but it is at the lower end of quality spectrum (typical Garlatti). It may still be a really fun bike though, just not super valuable. $50 would not be a low ball offer. The white/blue color scheme reminds me of a Raleigh Grand Sports.
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As I understand it, "OP" is the Bike Forums acronym for Original Post. I could be wrong.

As for your bike, it is entry level or close to it, however; it is the exact sort of bike that I like to restore these days. At the moment, I am completing the paint/art for this sixties something Torpado. My Torpado and your Garletti are very similar in vintage and quality level (the OP's Garletti is more desirable in my opinion and, were it my size, I would not hesitate to pay a couple of hundred dollars CND).

If it is any help, I recently got this old Torpado, a gift from a friend). My intention is to keep it as original as I can, group set wise, but made the decision to paint the bike and add correct art. Anyway, "as found" for free...


So far, without the cost of tires, the bike has set me back close to $150.00 CND, to get it looking like this (that includes the cost of the art)...


My best guess is that, with tires, new brake blocks and cables, the end cost will be around $250.00 CND for me. I should add that I do all of my own work, which keeps my build (and maintenance) cost down a lot. And, if the OP's bike is all polished chrome, under that paint, he or she just might decide to go all chrome like I did on my last Torpado...


Well, not quite all chrome. Some contrast adds to the visual quality, in my opinion...
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Old 01-15-21, 12:35 PM
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Interesting the proclamation on "full Campy" the derailleurs and shift levers are... but at the neat bottom end.
Chain is probably too long. (I hope so anyway)
Has Campagnolo second tier rear dropouts, could be worse.
Should ride reasonably well.
I would transform it into a wider tire "all road" bike. move to 700c wheels. go to a compact double up front.
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Cheers much

I'd been looking at a lot of different blogs/forums and am very glad I decided to hook up with you folks . I value everybody's opinion
That said the Torpedo looks fantastic
My Garlatti obviously needs sorting mechanically and under the paint is chrome that revives with a tin foil rub
As has been said it's mine to do with as I want. Cost me $20 and it was a horrible mess. The charm of the old Campagnolo front derailleur got me.
The jury is out
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Do not attempt to “toe-in” the brakes by bending the caliper arms- they will fracture.

I think a decent project
evaporust the rusted bits like the shift lever clamp-
those may be Campagnolo shift cables- the tell is a C in a diamond on the lead end.
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nice
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Looks like a good project bike, just needs a little TLC.
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Neat bike
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