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07-03-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,895
Posted By Gary Fountain

C E L E S T E ...

C E L E S T E

https://i.imgur.com/FfJdy7I.jpg?1
04-09-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,475
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks Bianchigirll for all your hard work...

Thanks Bianchigirll for all your hard work sharing your collection of catalogues, etc. You're extremely generous .... and .... always have been on this forum. You make the world a better place....
01-26-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,389
Posted By Gary Fountain

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass'...

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass' team bike that I now own:

https://i.imgur.com/oUwJeEx.jpg
12-10-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,328
Posted By Gary Fountain

1938 Malvern Star ...

1938 Malvern Star

https://i.imgur.com/dkpEKrZ.jpg?1
12-10-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,328
Posted By Gary Fountain

3 of my Aussie built track bikes - Beretto,...

3 of my Aussie built track bikes - Beretto, Hillman, DeGrandi.

https://i.imgur.com/fXHQwzk.jpg?1
11-24-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,965
Posted By Gary Fountain

This in my 1983 Alan - (59.5cm x 58.5cm c to c)....

This in my 1983 Alan - (59.5cm x 58.5cm c to c). It came to me as a frame in the mid 1980's - loved it ever since. I bought it 2nd hand from Degrandi Cycle and Sport in Geelong, Victoria, Australia....
11-24-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,622
Posted By Gary Fountain

A very nice job. It's nice to have an iconic...

A very nice job. It's nice to have an iconic Reynolds 531 frame and an interesting collection of components.
11-14-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,480
Posted By Gary Fountain

I love your red Supercorsa. I must admit to being...

I love your red Supercorsa. I must admit to being very biased towards Cinelli Supercorsa's as they are my ultimate 'grail' bike frame. Red is a bonus being my ultimate Cinelli colour from the...
11-13-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,118
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks for the interest guys. Yes it is made from...

Thanks for the interest guys. Yes it is made from Tange Prestige tubes and Rossin's own cast lugs. It's not all that light but definitely not heavy at all. The ride is really predictable and...
11-13-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,118
Posted By Gary Fountain

This bike fits me like a glove - even better that...

This bike fits me like a glove - even better that my Colnago's.

https://i.imgur.com/qbfWG13.jpg?1
09-10-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By Gary Fountain

Top of the range Benotto 5000 - a rare bike. A...

Top of the range Benotto 5000 - a rare bike. A great find. So many unusual features and a really nice bike to ride. I found that the bottom bracket on these Benotto 5000's is a little lower than your...
09-03-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,773
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Lugnut, I'm not quite 75 - only 67 but I've...

Hi Lugnut, I'm not quite 75 - only 67 but I've had a few health issues over the past half dozen years that has restricted physical activity a bit. I am, however, getting back to normal and am...
08-30-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,773
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd guess at a 1984/5 Nuovo Mexico too.

I'd guess at a 1984/5 Nuovo Mexico too.
05-28-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,251
Posted By Gary Fountain

Gee, I had 50+ bikes and life was good.

Gee, I had 50+ bikes and life was good.
05-16-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 24,208
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks for your interesting story and information...

Thanks for your interesting story and information regarding the Seiko Quartz Superior - what a fantastic watch. I was so interested in your Seiko assessment too. I know I was extremely pleased with...
05-16-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 24,208
Posted By Gary Fountain

A really nice Seiko collection. I bought my...

A really nice Seiko collection.

I bought my first Seiko, a digital, just before I started my teaching career in 1975. I wore it every day until my retirement in 2010. The Seiko 'retired' about 2...
05-15-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 24,208
Posted By Gary Fountain

Another fabulous time piece and beautifully...

Another fabulous time piece and beautifully photographed like all the rest of your collection. I feel so lucky to have a glimpse into your watch collection - thanks.
05-14-21, 05:06 PM
05-14-21, 05:05 PM
05-14-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 24,208
Posted By Gary Fountain

I do like my Seiko 'divers'. ...

I do like my Seiko 'divers'.

https://i.imgur.com/BWAv8vX.jpg
04-16-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Gary Fountain

I agree, a nice looking bike. Plus - 2 more steel...

I agree, a nice looking bike. Plus - 2 more steel frame riders.
04-13-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi CrowSeph, I really like your Tomasini and your...

Hi CrowSeph, I really like your Tomasini and your rejuvenation of the frame and components. It's a bike you wouldn't be too hesitant to ride and enjoy. Well done.
04-10-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha - Better?

Hahaha - Better?
03-30-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Gary Fountain

Lots and lots of beautiful bikes plus two lovely...

Lots and lots of beautiful bikes plus two lovely pups. Well made video. Loved it.
03-27-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks JJ. I too am not 100% on the model,...

Thanks JJ.

I too am not 100% on the model, etc., of the red Colnago above. I think I'm that way with at least half by bikes.

Drillium Dude may have been direct in his response - he is a...
03-27-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi jjhabbs, You are right, this forum has a lot...

Hi jjhabbs, You are right, this forum has a lot of functions for a very wide variety of members. The most important aspect of this forum, to me, is the respect offered to each member no matter their...
03-27-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By Gary Fountain

I have, what I believe to be a re-finished 1983...

I have, what I believe to be a re-finished 1983 Colnago Mexico 58cm x 57cm (with the plain round tubes). It has crimped chain stays. The previous owner (and re-conditioner) assured me that the frame...
03-26-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By Gary Fountain

From the 1985 catalogue: ...

From the 1985 catalogue:

https://i.imgur.com/FtLFi1p.png

One set of bidon mounts, flat faced seat stay caps with cast in 'COLNAGO'. Good to see the cast front fork crown. I wonder how many...
12-05-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Gary Fountain

I initially thought that is was a fake but now,...

I initially thought that is was a fake but now, with more photos, I think it might be a Colnago model called 'Export' - of which I know very little. It looks like the model name is on the downtube....
12-02-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,462
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi dannyboy21, this frame looks to be very...

Hi dannyboy21, this frame looks to be very original so I would thing that the frame tube decal is correct which means that the frame is built with Columbus SL. Also, Colnago did away with chainstay...
11-30-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
Posted By Gary Fountain

As you already have a Shamal wheelset I would...

As you already have a Shamal wheelset I would suggest trying to source a similar era Campagnolo 8 speed Record groupset. A C-Record groupset would be my second choice...but....a C-Record groupset...
11-29-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,928
Posted By Gary Fountain

Just another thought - keep the rack mounts and...

Just another thought - keep the rack mounts and add 2 light weight racks and turn it into a 'randonneur'. It would be interesting to add a Campagnolo Nuovo/Super Record groupset but change the rear...
11-29-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,928
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd suggest that your Colnago frame is probably a...

I'd suggest that your Colnago frame is probably a 'Super' model from 1982, or there-a-bouts. I would also suggest that the rack braze-ons were added when the frame was re-painted. Being a Super from...
11-23-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,831
Posted By Gary Fountain

Am I jealous? Yep!!! Haha. Best wishes.

Am I jealous? Yep!!! Haha.

Best wishes.
11-23-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,831
Posted By Gary Fountain

What a fantastic outcome. You couldn't ask for a...

What a fantastic outcome. You couldn't ask for a better result to your search. I wonder if Geoff could help determine the tubeset? A respray and a real decal set would be the icying on the cake.
...
11-01-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,831
Posted By Gary Fountain

It's a very nice bike and I'm a sucker for...

It's a very nice bike and I'm a sucker for Campagnolo / Cinelli components. Having what looks like a 1983 50th anniversary groupset is the real icing on the cake. Personally, it's a REALLY desirable...
11-01-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,831
Posted By Gary Fountain

I think it would be a 'long shot' to identify the...

I think it would be a 'long shot' to identify the builder of this frame. It has all the hallmarks of a locally (Aust.) built frame without any sort of serial number. I would guess a mid to late 80's...
10-14-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,367
Posted By Gary Fountain

Time beats us all. Best wishes for retirement. I...

Time beats us all. Best wishes for retirement. I valued my Bob Jackson; a great bike.
10-07-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,055
Posted By Gary Fountain

Colnago's straight bladed 'Precisa" front fork...

Colnago's straight bladed 'Precisa" front fork was introduced ( not a new concept though) by Colnago in 1988. The Colnago description includes:
As tested by Ferrari, "Vibration absorption is...
09-26-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,462
Posted By Gary Fountain

I would agree that your new frame is a later 80's...

I would agree that your new frame is a later 80's Super - most probably and especially as the original owner recalls these facts.

Personally I'd like to know a little more about the inclusion of...
Replies: 21
Views: 2,071
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi CrowSeph, I too have a Colnago Dream Lux and...

Hi CrowSeph, I too have a Colnago Dream Lux and it's a great bike to ride. It's very stiff at the bottom bracket (little sideway deflection) and the ride is a little more comfortable than you would...
08-27-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd have to agree with this identification...

I'd have to agree with this identification although I've never actually seen a Colnago Sport in real life. The Sport was a very low end model and probably made out of straight gauge (but thin)...
05-13-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,692
Posted By Gary Fountain

My Daccordi didn't have a model name on the frame...

My Daccordi didn't have a model name on the frame but it was approximately built in 1978/9 and was made of Columbus SL tubing. It was built with a Nuovo Record groupset, Cinelli stem and bars with...
05-10-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,692
Posted By Gary Fountain

I remember reading an article in a cycling...

I remember reading an article in a cycling magazine, many years ago, written by Robert Millar (now Philippa York) reflecting on his years in the pro-peleton. Within the article he stated the bicycle...
04-30-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,355
Posted By Gary Fountain

D.A.M Quick

I'm partial to the old D.A.M Quick reels. They are very well made in 'West' Germany and will last a lifetime. Mine all date from the 60's, 70's and 80's from the last century (sounds like a lifetime...
04-23-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By Gary Fountain

83 ALAN: https://i.imgur.com/BxKl1zj.jpg?1

83 ALAN:

https://i.imgur.com/BxKl1zj.jpg?1
04-06-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By Gary Fountain

Fantastic news.

Fantastic news.
03-29-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,705
Posted By Gary Fountain

I really hope the shop owner recovers this...

I really hope the shop owner recovers this excellent Cinelli and it's still in the condition it was in before the theft. As you said, it is a very special bike. I know if I had my Cinelli Supercorsa...
03-26-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,008
Posted By Gary Fountain

A worthy and worthwhile project. Already a nice...

A worthy and worthwhile project. Already a nice bike to own - best wishes.
02-19-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,408
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks again DD. Over the years I have done...

Thanks again DD. Over the years I have done things to bikes I never really thought I could do - like painting. I'm a bit lucky that I do have a reasonable mechanical appreciation. But, what I see...
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