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05-26-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6,540
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Posted By unworthy1

I'll take a look too. I assume Christophe would...

I'll take a look too. I assume Christophe would be first choice for you, but are other brands of steel clips acceptable?
05-26-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 823
Posted By unworthy1

VERY critical detail I couldn't enlarge photo to...

VERY critical detail I couldn't enlarge photo to catch, thanks for pointing this out!
So that's going to make for a more likely unmodified (except maybe for the WB boss holes) frame from the...
05-24-24, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 823
Posted By unworthy1

yes, I was beginning to think "Swiss" myself,...

yes, I was beginning to think "Swiss" myself, but...not any common Swiss marque I can think of as being a match. Long back there was a Mondia example shown by a CVer that had serial numbers placed on...
05-24-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 45,304
Posted By unworthy1

and the Sirrus seller got this memo, too! Must...

and the Sirrus seller got this memo, too!
Must be the cutting edge trend to make saddles more "aero" like back in 1985 :foo:
05-23-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 823
Posted By unworthy1

It will be helpful to see MORE pix besides these...

It will be helpful to see MORE pix besides these two of just the head tube and badge and the BB shell, but as you take some more pix can you check the threading in that shell?The fact this has a...
05-21-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By unworthy1

nice trade! Assuming these were not bottles of...

nice trade! Assuming these were not bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1945 (or similar), but it's worth much more than a couple bottles of the plonk I buy!
congrats!
05-18-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 87,362
Posted By unworthy1

a very good asking price, IMO, especially if it's...

a very good asking price, IMO, especially if it's in ready-to-ride shape
05-18-24, 12:09 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 45,304
Posted By unworthy1

"makes me thirsty thinking about SN IPA…." ...

"makes me thirsty thinking about SN IPA…."
Arnold is a fair drive from Chico, but surely somebody there sells Sierra Nevada beer!
05-17-24, 09:42 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 45,304
Posted By unworthy1

agreed, and it's def taller than 56cm. I don't...

agreed, and it's def taller than 56cm. I don't know if Marinoni built with diamond cut-out lugs, but if this IS legit it's a good deal ($300) even if you don't care for the parts selected. Otherwise,...
05-13-24, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By unworthy1

They have a slight similarity to some Tektro (BPB...

They have a slight similarity to some Tektro (BPB model) but not a match, another set that also has similarities (and variations) are these "unknown" which were sold with BMX bikes. Yours might join...
05-07-24, 11:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,018
Posted By unworthy1

highly doubt it, never saw a shorty Simplex DO...

highly doubt it, never saw a shorty Simplex DO with eyelet, "conventional" hanger stop and axle-stop threaded screw. If this isn't Italian then perhaps JP, but doesn't exactly match up with any of...
05-06-24, 10:26 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 49,548
Posted By unworthy1

Okay this is NOT an SF Bayarea location, but...

Okay this is NOT an SF Bayarea location, but based on the hype it sure might be epic (in PDX)...here's a link and possibly some hype therein (copied from the CR list):
...
05-06-24, 12:25 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 45,304
Posted By unworthy1

not familiar with Tange Road OS tubing, but...a...

not familiar with Tange Road OS tubing, but...a late-era Paramount for $99? Worth checking out!
05-05-24, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,018
Posted By unworthy1

from back when a "Camaro would drive you...

from back when a "Camaro would drive you absolutely...MOD!"
uh, no.
that was more like 1967...yeah, baby

Can't find a video clip, but dig some of these trippy lyrics, man (jingle sung by the...
05-04-24, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,018
Posted By unworthy1

Huh! Never knew about that restaurant but my Dad...

Huh! Never knew about that restaurant but my Dad occasionally convinced us that a visit to "Busch Gardens" would be just as good as to Disneyland, and a hella lot cheaper for him!
They did have some...
04-29-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By unworthy1

If this was a Mondia from earlier period and some...

If this was a Mondia from earlier period and some road model with certain full 531 DB tubing it would be hands-down the favorite, but this Mondia is from the last days of that Marque (based on the...
04-24-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 45,304
Posted By unworthy1

sold quick (not surprising since it was a low...

sold quick (not surprising since it was a low price) but a 90's frame that's mainly TiG-welded with a socketed BB shell and "normal" fork. it has a Columbus sticker but not sure what (Bonati/Conti)...
04-23-24, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,439
Posted By unworthy1

+ one: GPM or Gipiemme brake bridge is a common...

+ one: GPM or Gipiemme brake bridge is a common frame bit available to MANY builders (tho most will have been based in Italy)
04-19-24, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By unworthy1

I have a very small steel frame Marin "Mount Tam"...

I have a very small steel frame Marin "Mount Tam" MTB (pearl yellow) with a non-suspension Trek fork (ruby red) that I was building up (with a hodge-podge of quality parts from my bins) for a very...
04-18-24, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By unworthy1

very impressive pinstriping! :thumb:

very impressive pinstriping!
:thumb:
04-18-24, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,439
Posted By unworthy1

It's a very rare Rossi with a Hetchins "curly...

It's a very rare Rossi with a Hetchins "curly fork"!
You sure don't find many of these...congrats!
:thumb:
04-18-24, 11:05 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 45,304
Posted By unworthy1

Hella good deal assuming there's no damage, even...

Hella good deal assuming there's no damage, even if the "Team bike story" is untrue, it's clearly a genuine Saronni/Colnago
04-17-24, 10:35 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 45,304
Posted By unworthy1

this Coppi with exotic Columbus multi-shape steel...

this Coppi with exotic Columbus multi-shape steel tubing, was posted in the CR list, and raised some hackles cause of it not being truly "classic" tho since it's built by Pelizzoli he's considered a...
04-16-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By unworthy1

is there a link to this ad? (FB Marketplace?) I...

is there a link to this ad? (FB Marketplace?)
I can't find much on the Berretto brand except it MIGHT be made by a Brett Richardson in Brisbane AUS, who seems to have favored Reynolds tubing, here's...
04-15-24, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By unworthy1

they have to draw it, and not in PS (that's Photo...

they have to draw it, and not in PS (that's Photo Shop to you guys) since it's pixel-based but in Illustrator or a similar Vector-based app.
They also have to run things thru their own pre-press...
04-13-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 87,362
Posted By unworthy1

very interesting samples, here! your co-op (or...

very interesting samples, here! your co-op (or rather their donor base) is quite unusual, I like seeing some of these rarely or never seen marques, for example that Quemener with what I think are...
04-11-24, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By unworthy1

okay that fork is much more modern that the...

okay that fork is much more modern that the frame. The BB shell may be British threading (seller can confrim that), the tubing could be Reynolds 531 or Columbus SL...even something French like Vitus...
04-11-24, 12:03 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 45,304
Posted By unworthy1

All these were well-made Swiss framesets but the...

All these were well-made Swiss framesets but the blue paint is either Aelle or Zeta. For my $60 I'd prefer Aelle which should have a 26.8 seatpost if typical. Not sure what a Zeta seat tube takes
...
04-06-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,450,977
Posted By unworthy1

I have owned one that was very much modified (for...

I have owned one that was very much modified (for the better) but still ended up selling it.
On the plus side when you get one CHEAP (which is the only price I'd pay for an "Aerospace" Viscount or...
04-05-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,450,977
Posted By unworthy1

well THAT didn't last long! Anybody here snag...

well THAT didn't last long!
Anybody here snag it or get a first-person look at it?
Based on that one pic I'd guess it's a C&V-ish frame with CF replacement fork (boo!) and modern wheels +...
04-01-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By unworthy1

There's this excellent synopsis from Bruce...

There's this excellent synopsis from Bruce Geott's website all about Canadian builders, here's a link, scroll down to "Miele" and no, there's no connection to the German appliance brand...
03-31-24, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By unworthy1

IF you decide to ditch the black CF fork, AND you...

IF you decide to ditch the black CF fork, AND you want to also ditch the threadless HS and stem: LMK what length steerer the frame takes. I have a couple economical fork prospects I think might work,...
03-30-24, 11:20 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,450,977
Posted By unworthy1

VERY short notice, but: you don't see a Ritchey...

VERY short notice, but: you don't see a Ritchey road and CX bike advertised very often! So thanks for the heads-up.
Trying to decide if I need such a side trip today just to see what size and price...
03-29-24, 01:34 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,450,977
Posted By unworthy1

two pix and a description that smacks of...

two pix and a description that smacks of "Composed by ChatGPS"...if it's a legit item it should go for well above $200 but smells a little fishy despite being on eBay.
I'd say Caveat Emptor on this...
03-24-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,482
Posted By unworthy1

his has the potential to spiral into a "what's...

his has the potential to spiral into a "what's the best grease debate, but let's say for ground rules that beverage choice is a matter of personal taste.
I'm not a master Sommelier Candidate, but i...
03-23-24, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By unworthy1

Not sure if I have pix of my (early) Cyclone...

Not sure if I have pix of my (early) Cyclone "Super Record Export" that was painted what initially looked like Bianchi Celeste, until you got a good look at it in sunlight!
I'll do some pic...
03-22-24, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By unworthy1

Never heard of that before, but coulda happened!...

Never heard of that before, but coulda happened! Note the fork tips are plain stamped plate and no blade decal like 531 or Vitus so if it is a (bonus!) GR frame they clawed some back with this...
03-21-24, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By unworthy1

I just ID'd some similar as "Prugnat ? with...

I just ID'd some similar as "Prugnat ? with windows" but I think I was mistaken. Now I think these are Bocama (BCM) Competition.But seeing Bulgie's comment below, I correct my correction! With the...
03-21-24, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,482
Posted By unworthy1

:roflmao2: wait. Does it have to be a Pinot?...

:roflmao2:
wait.
Does it have to be a Pinot? ;)
03-21-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By unworthy1

Interesting since the catalog specs (always could...

Interesting since the catalog specs (always could be "subject to change without notice") for '74 thru '76 list tubing as "531 DB with forged ends" which we know is catalog-speak for 3 main tubes...
03-20-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By unworthy1

the 3 years that for certain used this round...

the 3 years that for certain used this round badge for USA models ('74, '75, and '76) catalogs only spec'd an Ideale 80 for the last year, previous 2 had "padded suede top" saddles of no specific...
03-19-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By unworthy1

It's way out of my wheelhouse but I did think the...

It's way out of my wheelhouse but I did think the gears were skip-tooth, the crankset and stem will be further clues to folks who know far more about this era/vintage than me!
I'm subscribing for...
03-19-24, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By unworthy1

I agree it's fussy and prone to break: IIRC it's...

I agree it's fussy and prone to break: IIRC it's some zinc-alloy too so even more brittle than if they had used steel.

That said I believe I have a complete HS with that washer (unbroken for now)...
03-14-24, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By unworthy1

paging Bianchigirll It's odd that the logo on...

paging Bianchigirll
It's odd that the logo on staycaps is the "older font" as well as the amount of chrome on this frame if it was actually Asian-made from the (let's say) early '80s (and sure...
03-13-24, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By unworthy1

Casiraghi was often tagged as the firm who made...

Casiraghi was often tagged as the firm who made the Campagnolo cables and housing for them.
Don't know if they are still in business.
03-11-24, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By unworthy1

another with wrap-over stays and the full-sloping...

another with wrap-over stays and the full-sloping fork crown with Campy ends was the Super Mistral, but those usually had Prugnat headlugs. So it could be some kind of Pro that didn't get the usual...
03-07-24, 10:24 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,450,977
Posted By unworthy1

a better pic (and a few more) would help...

a better pic (and a few more) would help eliminate some guesswork, but from what I can make out I'd say "Yes", that's a '70s Nishiki Pro. It may not be a 1972 but it's in that approx. era with round...
03-05-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,450,977
Posted By unworthy1

and not only "partnered with" he's built them all...

and not only "partnered with" he's built them all in his own shop, using (some) equipment he bought from Albert Eisentraut.
He's rightly known for top-notch paint, but he does it all.
03-01-24, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By unworthy1

Hi-Jack warning: But y'know what would be a big...

Hi-Jack warning:
But y'know what would be a big help for us C&Vers who use Sun Tour (and SunTour and Suntour) RDs?
A comprehensive reference (with dimensions/specs and pix) for all the similar yet...
02-22-24, 12:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By unworthy1

And I should take my own advice and actually...

And I should take my own advice and actually refer to Sutherlands rather than rely on memory, cause it says in this section for "Avocet" that 2 of those spindles (marked "20 and 30" and "USA" are...
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