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09-11-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By Old Fireleg

The Columbus frame sticker (if original) refers...

The Columbus frame sticker (if original) refers to a later date than 1987. The 1988 Pinarello catalog still shows the old styl sticker. In '89 it's already new. In the ’88 catalog, the Treviso has...
09-07-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,372
Posted By Old Fireleg

Hi jamesdak, I felt your frustration with...

Hi jamesdak,
I felt your frustration with Colnago. You have a bit of an extreme moods. Yesterday I saw a ’82 -83 Pinarello Super Record with original painting with a pump peg (same chain holder...
09-06-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Old Fireleg

Although the technical solution is archaic, this...

Although the technical solution is archaic, this engraved logo shows a 1985-’87 production.
09-05-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 73,942
Posted By Old Fireleg

"Just" a bike and the meaning of the picture is...

"Just" a bike and the meaning of the picture is already changing ...
09-04-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,372
Posted By Old Fireleg

Based on the shape of the seatstay’s cap, I would...

Based on the shape of the seatstay’s cap, I would narrow down the production date to 1983-85. The forkcrown is likely to cut another one year out of this. So I think it could be '84 -'85.
09-03-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 73,942
Posted By Old Fireleg

It reminds me of catalogs from the ’70s

It reminds me of catalogs from the ’70s
09-03-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By Old Fireleg

Maybe an Italian should be asked. I wouldn’t be...

Maybe an Italian should be asked. I wouldn’t be surprised if he say: We’re touring with a Moto Guzzi or a Gilera.
08-27-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,265
Posted By Old Fireleg

Hi, what is the thread of the BB shell, English...

Hi,
what is the thread of the BB shell, English or Italian?
08-13-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By Old Fireleg

Yes, I have experienced this contradiction...

Yes, I have experienced this contradiction already. The Cinelli stem (1A vs. 1R) and the Allen screw on the brake caliper show the difference from afar. Here is another picture of the supposedly...
08-12-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By Old Fireleg

I read this interview a few years ago, luckily I...

I read this interview a few years ago, luckily I found it again. It mentions Battaglin and interesting stories from behind the scenes.
...
08-12-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By Old Fireleg

In 1981, the Inoxpran team had a contract with...

In 1981, the Inoxpran team had a contract with Pinarello. That’s why also Battaglin drove Pinarello in every race. In 1982, Pinarello switched to the Metauromobili team. And Battaglin provided...
08-12-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By Old Fireleg

Pinarello's star began to rise with him.

Pinarello's star began to rise with him.
08-10-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By Old Fireleg

Yes, this '85 -'86 seems perfectly acceptable. ...

Yes, this '85 -'86 seems perfectly acceptable.
The maximum seat post diagonal of the SP tube is 27.0 mm. It may be less than that, but I don’t think it’s too common to be further narrowed to 26.8....
08-10-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By Old Fireleg

What seems certain is the 1980-88 interval. '80...

What seems certain is the 1980-88 interval. '80 (short headtube's lugs), '88 ('89 catalog with Oria tubeset + old styl columbus decal) I think considering this link...
08-05-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Old Fireleg

This seems like a first-generation Nuovo Mexico...

This seems like a first-generation Nuovo Mexico to me, but it’s not one of the first pieces. I don't know what you mean by Special, could you give me an example?
08-01-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 257,881
Posted By Old Fireleg

The singer Seal. ...

The singer Seal.


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08-01-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Old Fireleg

We're not the same. (The people) I recently saw a...

We're not the same. (The people) I recently saw a special, engraved (!) Ferraroli frameset on which someone glued Panasonic stickers. (???)
08-01-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Old Fireleg

Here is another example, of course, only if the...

Here is another example, of course, only if the sticker is truly original.
https://www.jofogas.hu/hajdu_bihar/Columbus_vazas_Olasz_versenykerekpar__Campagnolo__Cinelli__Modolo_104733429.htm
...
07-30-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,973
Posted By Old Fireleg

Is the 308 so 80s? Hombre, the Lancia Delta and...

Is the 308 so 80s?
Hombre, the Lancia Delta and his companions were the 80s. Stand next to the 308 with a Lotus Esprit and you’ll see what the ’80s were like.
Flock of Seagulls...
The ’70s were...
07-29-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,973
Posted By Old Fireleg

Is the 308 ugly?! :roflmao:

Is the 308 ugly?! :roflmao:
07-28-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,973
Posted By Old Fireleg

Enzo was perhaps "just" an excellent manager, the...

Enzo was perhaps "just" an excellent manager, the geniuses were called Pininfarina, Colombo, Forghieri, etc.
07-27-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By Old Fireleg

Thanks Brent, for your help. Perfect...

Thanks Brent, for your help. Perfect decoding.:thumb: Suddenly I did a mirror translation of my own language.
07-26-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By Old Fireleg

... And what if you let go of Greg and build a...

... And what if you let go of Greg and build a 100% authentic 1987 Paini-Bottecchia-Sidi team bike?
I have a 1988 Bottecchia catalog (I think this year is missing from the WWW and I will make up for...
07-25-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By Old Fireleg

Hi, at the link below you will find the bike...

Hi,

at the link below you will find the bike of Lemond's teammate. 20 pictures. I think you get answers to all your questions from this. I saved all 20 images to my PC if someone needs it later...
07-24-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,973
Posted By Old Fireleg

Probably yes. An early prototype. The final...

Probably yes. An early prototype. The final result is below:

( PS: Monica isn't bad either, but I think I'd choose the Miura. After that I wouldn't have a problem with dating ... ;) )...
07-22-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,973
Posted By Old Fireleg

I have no knowledge of the American situation....

I have no knowledge of the American situation. But here in Europe (but not in Italy), I remember listening to my father’s narrative as a child in the ’70s, who was young in the‘ 40s and ’50s, and...
07-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,973
Posted By Old Fireleg

In two words: history and aesthetics This...

In two words: history and aesthetics


This is such that a Porsche may have better suspension and less likely to deteriorate. But when a Ferrari is standing next to a Porsch at the traffic light,...
07-20-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Old Fireleg

In the ’70s, Chesini also used star engraving...

In the ’70s, Chesini also used star engraving alongside the better known Viner and Olmo.
07-12-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,470
Posted By Old Fireleg

One of my favorites is the 3000. Given the...

One of my favorites is the 3000. Given the Portacatena holes on the right rear dropout and the clamp on FD mount may be oner or two earlier than 1984. But not sure who knows?
07-12-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 73,942
Posted By Old Fireleg

(right button/ display image for the whole...

(right button/ display image for the whole picture)https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/p1060128_a101f2cb1558bf48c7adf3b4379bd27a07bfcfba.jpg
07-03-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Old Fireleg

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
07-01-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,859
Posted By Old Fireleg

Yellow, white and surprising, but the red is also...

Yellow, white and surprising, but the red is also very spectacular with a blue frame.Although maybe because of the yellow / gold inscription it doesn’t really prevail. You have to try.
07-01-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,321
Posted By Old Fireleg

This is also a SLX with a pre Cinelli spoiler BB...

This is also a SLX with a pre Cinelli spoiler BB shell. The serial number is 3309 (if I see it right). I think around 3500 they started using the spoiler shell. The Columbus SLX sticker is also the...
06-30-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Old Fireleg

My ars poetics: to follow the period of...

My ars poetics: to follow the period of correctness.
Cloth until the late '70s.
Benotto-style celo until the early '80s.
Almarc-style leather or pelten/bike ribbon until the late ’80s,
Cork from...
06-27-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,059
Posted By Old Fireleg

Although I only have Columbus tubular bikes...

Although I only have Columbus tubular bikes except for one Reynolds 531, I don’t think the Oria tubes would be weaker than the Columbus. The Oria also had a wide selection, as did the Columbus. They...
06-24-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,492
Posted By Old Fireleg

The Colnago Super/Mexico is the embodiment of the...

The Colnago Super/Mexico is the embodiment of the 70s.
06-22-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Old Fireleg

Thanks for sharing! Lots of useful info. It is...

Thanks for sharing! Lots of useful info.
It is striking that the Colnago Arabesque and Equalatteral Master’s current prices have skyrocketed compared to the other frames
06-22-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 73,942
Posted By Old Fireleg

At first I didn’t read the appended sentence...

At first I didn’t read the appended sentence because I was about to scroll the picture up from the bottom and I had to think a little :foo:, you good heavens, what can I see in the picture.:D
06-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,257
Posted By Old Fireleg

I remember your pictures, my cat with similar...

I remember your pictures, my cat with similar color, Cinnamon, once chewed the cord of the lawn mower. Fortunately, there was no electricity in it. And luckily, the tires are not interested ......
06-15-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,653
Posted By Old Fireleg

When did 700c alloy clincher rims become...

When did 700c alloy clincher rims become available?
The earliest what you can realistically get are the Mavic Module "E" and Module "3" from the mid-'70s. I think.
(Mavic can be respected on an...
06-12-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 23,637
Posted By Old Fireleg

Incredible thread! :love: Huge thanks to the...

Incredible thread! :love: Huge thanks to the starter!
06-08-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,636
Posted By Old Fireleg

You’re a great master of fun:thumb:, but life is...

You’re a great master of fun:thumb:, but life is at least that great... In the 1982 season, Francesco Moser & Co.dressed in Campagnolo commercials rode full D-A 7200 EX & 7300 AX mix equipped Moser...
06-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,127
Posted By Old Fireleg

Bertoni toe-straps, that really nice mission ...

Bertoni toe-straps, that really nice mission ...
06-02-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,746
Posted By Old Fireleg

After that, who would have bought the more...

After that, who would have bought the more expensive SC if you could be the best in the world with the cheaper one?
05-28-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Old Fireleg

The main problem with Italian catalogs from the...

The main problem with Italian catalogs from the ’70s to’ 80s is that they were printed almost without exception, without a year number. I often rely on Italian photographer Stefano Sirotti, who has...
05-27-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Old Fireleg

1985 - ca.'88 The record 84 stem (which is...

1985 - ca.'88
The record 84 stem (which is another model) was even made with the older typ engraved logo, but they soon switched to this type of logo like yours. But from '88 to '89, however, the...
05-25-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,908
Posted By Old Fireleg

Thanks a lot, Sir!

Thanks a lot, Sir!
05-25-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Old Fireleg

This Rustoleum Chinese red 243826 probably...

This Rustoleum Chinese red 243826 probably corresponds to Traffic red, which is RAL 3020. This is absolute red. 50% magenta, 50% yellow, 0% cyan. The red currently on the Bottecchia website is...
05-25-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,908
Posted By Old Fireleg

Guys, the question may be trivial, but I'm...

Guys, the question may be trivial, but I'm absolutely layman. How much paint do you need to blow a frame and a fork in one coat with an airbrush? And what a rattlecan be enough for?
05-25-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,675
Posted By Old Fireleg

Chesini Innovation ...

Chesini Innovation
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