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Old 03-31-20, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by motogeek View Post
Andy, I don't think that one is anywhere as pretty as your Motobecane
I suppose itís a matter of taste. I didnít even think it was close. Which one were you thinking? The Grand Record or the 650B Grand Jubilť?
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Old 03-31-20, 08:53 AM
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Their cars were ugly but something about the french...

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Old 03-31-20, 09:22 AM
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I'm thinking of the Ivory and Maroon one (that may have been the GJ). My color recall may be a little off on that one.
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Old 03-31-20, 09:54 AM
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A bit of a bear to ride with my aging back, but I think she's still the prettiest.
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Old 03-31-20, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
Are those rims carbon?

It seems like all the modern wheels that look like that are all carbon based...not sure how confident Id feel riding those on the streets, as I do most of my miles on city streets.
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Old 03-31-20, 07:13 PM
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Colnago and Gios

Not sure. Red or Blue?


1983 Colnago Mexico


1979 Gios Super Record
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Old 03-31-20, 07:31 PM
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I wouldn't necessarily call this my prettiest but its attractive enough as a cool old tool of a racing machine. Swiss made and 1982 Swiss team Royal-Wrangler / Super Record model.

As mentioned, its just a raw tool for the job of racing. Lugged steel framed Columbus SL with Cinelli bb shell, Campy ends total weight with training wheels as depicted, 20.3 lbs..

I don't know how or why Wrangler apparel got involved in euro pro racing but it was only one year. Meanwhile, back in USA, they wisely spent more and capitalized on NASCAR, specifically Dale Earnhardt Sr..

Team also had Campagnolo as sponsor so it's Super Record equipped but brakes are Swiss made Weinmann delta type 531 (possibly 1st version and no stamping or cast I.d. numbers, they only weigh 3 gm more than Super Record sidepulls).

Very trick Regina tool less / quick change freewheel cog group set, Regina hollow chain, titanium bottom bracket, Selle Italia Superleggera lightweight saddle, Cinelli cockpit, Formula rims with FMB Comp CX tubulars.



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Old 03-31-20, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Very trick Regina tool less / quick change freewheel cog group set\
I'd love to know more about this and maybe a picture or two of the freewheel?

Thanks
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Old 03-31-20, 07:55 PM
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This one is Pretty ...
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Old 03-31-20, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by shuru421 View Post
Are those rims carbon?

It seems like all the modern wheels that look like that are all carbon based...not sure how confident Id feel riding those on the streets, as I do most of my miles on city streets.
Yes they are carbon rims.
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Old 03-31-20, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by romperrr View Post
I'd love to know more about this and maybe a picture or two of the freewheel?

Thanks
Without trying to 'spin-off' this 'thread'....


The freewheel body remains on the threaded hub. Choice of cogs are easily and quickly changed by hand, no tool, wrench or other means. One simply depresses the cog group, then rotate counterclockwise a few degrees, and lift off. Replacing is the opposite and only takes a second.
(The splined tool as shown is only for removal of freewheel body)
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Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post
This one is Pretty ...
JD

what kind of rims?
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Old 03-31-20, 09:33 PM
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Shuru421 ...

Stock rims were a mess ... had to replace them with IsoC 700c Matrix rims. So far - so good .
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Old 04-01-20, 05:17 PM
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A Concorde Aquila I had given my brother but given back when I gave him a hybrid. First of many vintage....
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My Richard Moon, original paint by Brian Bayliss and one of about 20 or so bikes ever built by Richard moon.
Received in a one-for-one trade for my mint Concorde (with full C-Record including Deltas and Sherriff's Stars).





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Originally Posted by mcjt View Post
A bit of a bear to ride with my aging back, but I think she's still the prettiest.
You just can't argue with a Marinoni, so cool.

I need to move one of mine way up the queue.
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My Richard Moon, original paint by Brian Bayliss and one of about 20 or so bikes ever built by Richard moon.
Received in a one-for-one trade for my mint Concorde (with full C-Record including Deltas and Sherriff's Stars).





One of the few bikes I have ever seen where "gorgeous" would be an understatement.
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Old 04-02-20, 05:37 AM
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I consider all my bikes pretty but this is the one with the most bling


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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Without trying to 'spin-off' this 'thread'....


The freewheel body remains on the threaded hub. Choice of cogs are easily and quickly changed by hand, no tool, wrench or other means. One simply depresses the cog group, then rotate counterclockwise a few degrees, and lift off. Replacing is the opposite and only takes a second.
(The splined tool as shown is only for removal of freewheel body)
that is quite clever!
When did this come onto the market? i.e. before or after cassettes and freehubs were introduced?

In retrospect, while I understand how technology started with cogs threading onto hub shells, and this practice was carried over to cogs threading onto freewheel bodies, it's hard to imagine that no one ever got tired of trying to coax stuck cogs off a freewheel body and asked "isn't there a better way??!!".

Is it that much harder to machine some slots into a body than cut some threads?

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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post

In retrospect, while I understand how technology started with cogs threading onto hub shells, and this practice was carried over to cogs threading onto freewheel bodies, it's hard to imagine that no one ever got tired of trying to coax stuck cogs off a freewheel body and asked "isn't there a better way??!

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Best comparison is to changing a bayonet mounted lens on a camera. Cassette freewheel. Very high quality, six speed era and competively lightweight for the time.

I suppose the days were numbered as more gears and longer axles were soon coming, the weakness of axles stubs without outboard bearing hub design.

The fellow I acquired this from also 'has' a few cassette's for this in aluminum! Pretty sure its prototype or Regina show piece.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Best comparison is to changing a bayonet mounted lens on a camera. Cassette freewheel. Very high quality, six speed era and competively lightweight for the time.

I suppose the days were numbered as more gears and longer axles were soon coming, the weakness of axles stubs without outboard bearing hub design.

The fellow I acquired this from also 'has' a few cassette's for this in aluminum! Pretty sure its prototype or Regina show piece.
I don't think that the system is a prototype as I've seen these for sale at eBay, with the wooden box as shown. The system has a name, but I cannot remember what it is right now, but I believe it was called the "Synchro" by Regina.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
I don't think that the system is a prototype as I've seen these for sale at eBay, with the wooden box as shown. The system has a name, but I cannot remember what it is right now, but I believe it was called the "Synchro" by Regina.
The Regina depicted was called Futura and a production item. These cogs are steel.

Was referring the term 'prototype' to someone I know having a few cog blocks made in aluminum alloy that fit this Regina system. He won't give them up.
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I don't know if I would call it "pretty", but I think it's darn good looking!
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