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06-19-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,045
Posted By Gary Fountain

Could it be just an 'alphabet thing'? It seems...

Could it be just an 'alphabet thing'? It seems that the quality Italian bike alphabet starts with "C". Columbus, Cinelli, Capmagnolo, Cipollini, Colnago, Ciocc, Chesini, etc., and it goes down hill...
06-17-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Gary Fountain

Happy Birthday Eddy.

Happy Birthday Eddy.
06-01-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,934
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha - that's exactly like old bicycles - find...

Hahaha - that's exactly like old bicycles - find something desirable and then try to find a fitting place to hang it from.

I can really appreciate your watch collecting - such beauty and function...
06-01-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,934
Posted By Gary Fountain

Great provenance with this watch. I think...

Great provenance with this watch.

I think there are many watch retailers with far less watch stock than seem to have - and yours are all beautiful and very desirable.
05-31-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By Gary Fountain

I loved a track bike for commuting so I'm a bit...

I loved a track bike for commuting so I'm a bit envious. I also place Cinelli SC at the top of my bike list, again, I'm even more envious. Some of my most memorable times have been on a 'commuter'...
05-28-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,443
Posted By Gary Fountain

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

Gee, I had 50+ bikes and life was good.
05-17-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Gary Fountain

For me, the Masters are all-day bikes being stiff...

For me, the Masters are all-day bikes being stiff at the bottom bracket yet responsive and quite predictable. On a fast downhill ride the frame handles the twists and turns predictably, uphill they...
05-16-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,934
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: 220
Views: 11,934
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: 220
Views: 11,934
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.
05-15-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,934
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow Mark. What a great modified Seiko.

Wow Mark. What a great modified Seiko.
05-14-21, 05:06 PM
05-14-21, 05:05 PM
05-14-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,934
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, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd guess a mid range frame of a mid to late 80's...

I'd guess a mid range frame of a mid to late 80's build. It's a Rossin so I naturally like it.
04-16-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Gary Fountain

The pantographing or stamping was usually done by...

The pantographing or stamping was usually done by a third party. You can still get these freshly pantographed components today. I really don't think it matters, timeline wise, as long as you like the...
04-16-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
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, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Gary Fountain

Really, you can't beat burning the paint off the...

Really, you can't beat burning the paint off the frame. I have always tried to use an oxy-acetylene torch with a heating tip. The paint burns off readily and a quick rub over with a wire brush and a...
04-13-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
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: 993
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hahaha - Better?

Hahaha - Better?
04-10-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By Gary Fountain

I may be wrong due to the photo but it looks to...

I may be wrong due to the photo but it looks to be an original Super Record post and a little rare. It has the flutes cut into the post as opposed to a plain Nuovo Record post. There are a lot of...
04-09-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By Gary Fountain

That's a pretty desirable seatpost on a pretty...

That's a pretty desirable seatpost on a pretty desirable bike with pretty desirable components. What's it worth? Now there's an interesting question. It really depends on how much you really want it...
03-31-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By Gary Fountain

I can really appreciate just how 'impossible' it...

I can really appreciate just how 'impossible' it would have been to pass on this frame. I reckon it was a fantastic buy. Perhaps it's not as 'artsy' as some but it's beautiful all the same.

I...
03-30-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
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.
03-29-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,390
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'm at around 1985 to '87 too. Great bike.

I'm at around 1985 to '87 too. Great bike.
03-28-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Gary Fountain

I couldn't agree more. Best wishes.

I couldn't agree more. Best wishes.
03-28-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi bikingshearer, everything about bikes is...

Hi bikingshearer, everything about bikes is constantly changing and nothing seems to make sense - its always been that way. Tubing decals are a good example. I think the Columbus tubing decal used on...
03-27-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
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: 1,273
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: 1,273
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: 1,273
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...
03-26-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Gary Fountain

For sale for 3 years says something. It's too...

For sale for 3 years says something. It's too expensive in my opinion. Perhaps $500 to $700 is what I'd be thinking. Time to move to something else.

Original - well the steerer tube decal is...
03-25-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'll get the ball rolling and start with a guess...

I'll get the ball rolling and start with a guess that this frame is a 1984(ish) Colnago Super Piu. The frame looks like a super configuration to me and with the flat and 'Colnago' cast seat stay...
03-25-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'm going to change my opinion. I didn't see the...

I'm going to change my opinion. I didn't see the crimps inside the chainstays on my first viewing of your video (and no stay bridge). And I have trouble seeing the crimps in the downtube - I'm...
03-25-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi steverovsky, It's hard to say if your Colnago...

Hi steverovsky, It's hard to say if your Colnago has an original paint scheme as you would expect to see a 'Master' or 'Master Piu' decal on the top tube. I'm thinking that it is a re-paint (rework)...
03-25-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By Gary Fountain

I reckon it's a Colnago Nuovo Mexico with a...

I reckon it's a Colnago Nuovo Mexico with a beautiful 'Sarroni' paint scheme. Probably a 1983 vintage. A very desirable and beautiful bike.

I like your video too - well done.
03-24-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi jwareham33, just looking at the photo's from...

Hi jwareham33, just looking at the photo's from the original thread, It looks very similar to a Colnago Technos but I can't make out if the original thread's frame has 'shaped' top and down tubes?...
03-24-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Gary Fountain

From my memory, I think I first saw my first...

From my memory, I think I first saw my first Colnago Master Piu around 1988 but I'm not sure if it had a curved or straight bladed front fork? My Master Piu is from 1990 and it has a Precisa fork, 2...
03-24-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By Gary Fountain

Very nice choice of frame and an interesting...

Very nice choice of frame and an interesting groupset. It looks fantastic. I bet you love riding it. Well done.
03-19-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,410
Posted By Gary Fountain

I have snapped a Campy C-Record post close to the...

I have snapped a Campy C-Record post close to the seat cluster while riding. This was back in the mid 90's so the seatpost wasn't all that old. I had it set to a height close to the limit line -...
03-16-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Gary Fountain

From the photos it looks to be a 1980/81 model....

From the photos it looks to be a 1980/81 model. There are variations to the estimated Velo-Retro Colnago Super / Mexico timeline such as the bottom bracket 'over the top' cable routing and the...
03-15-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi, unfortunately I couldn't open-up your link so...

Hi, unfortunately I couldn't open-up your link so I wonder if 'COLNAGO' or the 'ace of clubs' logo is to be found anywhere else on the frame? How many cable guides does it have on the top bar? It...
02-28-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 155,715
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow - another page jam-packed with beautiful...

Wow - another page jam-packed with beautiful Italian bikes. I wouldn't say "No." to any of them. All with that certain Italian 'flair'. I just love this thread.
02-08-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By Gary Fountain

Now the Raleigh is gone I reckon you need a...

Now the Raleigh is gone I reckon you need a celeste Bianchi with a 61cm c to c seat tube. At 6' 3" I think a bike like an aluminium ALAN, in your size, may be hard to find and I wouldn't trust the...
12-19-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,737
Posted By Gary Fountain

Such a lovely bike - well done. And it's got my...

Such a lovely bike - well done. And it's got my favourite saddle too. It truely makes my poor old heart skip a beat.
12-12-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,737
Posted By Gary Fountain

OMAS nuts and bolts,etc. ?? A beautiful...

OMAS nuts and bolts,etc. ??

A beautiful frame and lots of mouth watering components so far. Cinelli criterium bars are a great choice. Personally, I like the deeper bends of the Cinelli Campione...
12-05-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By Gary Fountain

Well said. I fully agree. Your questions are...

Well said. I fully agree.

Your questions are legitimate and your positive personality come through within your posts. I have always found this forum to be a positive, friendly, helpful and sharing...
12-02-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
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: 852
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...
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