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08-11-20, 07:27 PM
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Posted By T.McD.

By the way, the seat post displayed in the...

By the way, the seat post displayed in the earlier photos was wrong. The actual seat post was an SR 26.4. Not sure that matters now but want to correct the error.
08-10-20, 05:04 PM
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Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Bugatti

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Similar fork crown.
07-19-20, 01:57 PM
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Posted By T.McD.

Of unknown origin but definitely Italian

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07-19-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

finished project

As done as it will get. thanks all for your insights and comments. i'm satisfied with knowing the bike is old and most likely Italian. Will ride it with the respect it deserves. Ironically my grand...
07-04-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

I'm learning with every post. Still, the fonts...

I'm learning with every post. Still, the fonts don't match. The two examples you provide seem more typical of the fonts used in frame numbers. Have you seen other frames with the the same font as...
07-04-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Thanks for clarifying. Interesting that there...

Thanks for clarifying. Interesting that there are so many similarities though. This manufacturer appears to be the only one I have found that uses the right side of the seat tube near the top and...
07-03-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Might have found it..

Guerciotti
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07-02-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By T.McD.

Thanks. I'll do that.

Thanks. I'll do that.
07-02-20, 11:03 AM
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Views: 597
Posted By T.McD.

Did the once over and could not find cracks. ...

Did the once over and could not find cracks. Also checked the suggested list and all seems to be in order. Might be the pump or the bar end since I recently re-wrapped the bars. My first attempt...
07-02-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Tangs: Agreed, thought it looked more custom than...

Tangs: Agreed, thought it looked more custom than mass produced. But why stamp it with a frame (serial) number then? From a layman's perspective it is curious.
07-01-20, 09:42 PM
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Views: 597
Posted By T.McD.

Right. Thanks again.

Right. Thanks again.
07-01-20, 05:15 PM
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Posted By T.McD.

Thank you. Eases my mind considerably. I will...

Thank you. Eases my mind considerably. I will check the areas you noted.
07-01-20, 01:23 PM
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Views: 597
Posted By T.McD.

Slight buzz. Is it a crack?

I have a late 70s Gios Torino. The bike is all original except for the clipless pedals. It rides solid and true; no shakes or rattles. However, there is a slight buzz I can hear. It is very faint...
07-01-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Just the facts so far...

The mystery of this bike intrigues me. Purchased in the 80s at a garage sale. Originally had Schwinn Paramount decals. Components are mixed with a wide range of quality. No braze-ons. Rare fork crown...
07-01-20, 07:14 AM
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Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Took a few sketchy pics of the crank this...

Took a few sketchy pics of the crank this morning. I have a caliper and will take some shots of the measurements later today. I appreciate the continued interest....
06-29-20, 08:44 PM
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Posted By T.McD.

Late 70s Gios Torino

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06-29-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Components...

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06-29-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Lens cover is broken on the phone. might have...

Lens cover is broken on the phone. might have something to do with the poor quality photos (any excuse).
06-29-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

A few more pictures...

Here are some clearer shots of the BB. Also removed the fork and found no markings other than the dropout as shown. Look forward to your comments....
06-29-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

A fellow early riser. Excellent reply and...

A fellow early riser. Excellent reply and excellent advice. I have a crank puller on order. Since this is my first attempt at stripping and rebuilding, I am purchasing a lot of tools. Regarding...
06-28-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Right. Un-rideable in the state I received; rust...

Right. Un-rideable in the state I received; rust and old dirt everywhere. Had to do some cleanup before putting it back together. I will show some after pics and rebuild.
06-28-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Thanks for the reply. This process is reminding...

Thanks for the reply. This process is reminding me of the many things that I am not, one being a good photographer. I also have a finicky wife who does not like greasy finger prints on the walls of...
06-27-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

1950s Benotto fork? Frankenbike ...

1950s Benotto fork?
Frankenbike
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06-27-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

a few more pictures

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06-26-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

A fellow Marine and a fellow believer. I look...

A fellow Marine and a fellow believer. I look forward to the discussion. Definitely will attempt the build back. I've stripped most of the parts and have spent time cleaning and polishing the...
06-26-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Thanks Charles. I'm clearly a rookie here but I...

Thanks Charles. I'm clearly a rookie here but I do enjoy bikes. I will take more pictures in the sun light and post them.
06-26-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Posted pictures today. Any ideas?

Posted pictures today. Any ideas?
06-25-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Have not removed the crank or bottom bracket yet....

Have not removed the crank or bottom bracket yet. Still building the tool collection.
06-25-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

The frame appears to be more racing than touring...

The frame appears to be more racing than touring style.
06-25-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

The seat post diameter is 25mm inner and 30mm...

The seat post diameter is 25mm inner and 30mm outer.
06-25-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

The fork crown lug is a unique design. It is not...

The fork crown lug is a unique design. It is not particularly ornate, but its center point on the outer fork ends in a small horseshoe shape. I have been searching the net for it and have not yet...
06-25-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Did a little cleanup on the rear dropouts. They...

Did a little cleanup on the rear dropouts. They are Campagnolo.
06-24-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Thanks AeroGut. I'm clearly a rookie here and...

Thanks AeroGut. I'm clearly a rookie here and will try to learn quickly. There are no names stamped anywhere. Regarding the other suggestions, I will take measurements and post them.
06-24-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By T.McD.

Can anyone identify the manufacturer of this frame?

I've had this bike since the late 80s. My brother found it at a garage sale. Original paint color was a darker copper. It had some interesting non-matching parts; Campagnolo derailers (rear is a...
06-23-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,946
Posted By T.McD.

Thanks for the reply. I love working on the...

Thanks for the reply. I love working on the bike. It's therapeutic. Mine is stripped down to the headset and bottom bracket. Working on a lot of old rusted parts but it is coming back nicely. ...
06-23-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,946
Posted By T.McD.

I'm new to the forum and rebuilding an old road...

I'm new to the forum and rebuilding an old road bike for the first time. How many times have you done this?
06-23-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,946
Posted By T.McD.

Looks good.

Looks good.
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