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01-02-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By Guerc

Please let me know where it’s at. I’m in East...

Please let me know where it’s at. I’m in East Bay. I just did quite well with a “catch and release” of a cool old Masi...
12-30-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,662
Posted By Guerc

You have an enviable stable of bikes. A good...

You have an enviable stable of bikes. A good collection should have a central theme, as do your single-origin PDX bikes.

Rather than a curated collection, I have a mishmash of bikes that suit my...
12-30-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,662
Posted By Guerc

Yours is a beautiful Strawberry and I’m sure it...

Yours is a beautiful Strawberry and I’m sure it is a fabulous ride. Congratulations and I wish you many miles on it.

However, I think my Fragola trumps yours, ding and all. You see, this is C&V,...
12-30-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,214
Posted By Guerc

TSD imported, Billato built LeMond and Guerciotti

A Guerciotti SLX and LeMond TSX, both imported by Ten Speed Drive. Both are dream bikes, bought for a song.
- The Guerc is built with 10s Campy Downtube Triple. That top tube sticker hides a nasty...
12-29-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,662
Posted By Guerc

I see your Strawberry and raise you with mine. ...

I see your Strawberry and raise you with mine.

1974 Strawberry (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/994484-1974-strawberry-purists-look-away.html)“hill climb and time trial” bike,...
12-27-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,782
Posted By Guerc

Marinoni

I powder coated this Marinoni EL-OS and it came out amazing. Thin coating kept the lug lines crisp and shows the M logo well.

I’ve worked with a local PC shop that does a great job, masks the...
12-25-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Guerc

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/0c03b569_840b_43ab_97c7_22b0a9945e72_eafb76105d85a74aaea5e1ba93542815894d86ea.jpeg
Forum: For Sale
12-25-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By Guerc

PM’d if still available

PM’d if still available
12-23-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Guerc

94 Marinoni rebuild

I just rebuilt this 1994 Marinoni EL-OS Special. Set up as a “Shimergo” with 8s mtb cassette and Campy Ergo 10s shifters. Next up is a shakedown ride and getting the fit correct. I will finish with...
11-24-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,341
Posted By Guerc

Well, good information has no expiration date. ...

Well, good information has no expiration date. This thread answered my current question perfectly.

The original question was posed 18 years ago, answered 8 years ago, and still relevant today.
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Guerc

1956 Schwinn Racer - Original owner

Can anyone help me get a value on an old Schwinn. My dad is wanting to clean up his garage and sell his old teenager bike. I collect ‘80s Italian racers but I have no knowledge of Schwinn Townie...
10-12-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,105
Posted By Guerc

This 10v down tube conversion is great fun! I...

This 10v down tube conversion is great fun! I did my Guerciotti a number of years ago. i run it with a Record Triple crank and a Nuovo Record bottom bracket.

However I am haunted by that...
10-12-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By Guerc

We have a handshake deal on the Masi. I have...

We have a handshake deal on the Masi. I have several other responses. I will update this when sale is complete.


UPDATE: Bike was sold to a local Masi-phile. I’d like to follow its progression...
10-11-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By Guerc

Porque no los dos? Why not both? for under a...

Porque no los dos? Why not both?
for under a grand, you get a rolling, 5-year performance art piece.

Step 1. Address the rust, but cover the patina with clear coat. Get the bike in mechanically...
10-10-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

Okay, I had great fun cleaning this up, but the...

Okay, I had great fun cleaning this up, but the bike is far too large for me.
It needs a whole lot of work to be properly restored, and I can't do that for a bike that I can't even straddle the...
10-10-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By Guerc

1972 Masi with Nuovo Record restoration-ready

1972 Italian-made Masi Gran Criterium in iconic Red-Orange
58cm top tube, 60cm seat tube c-c, 62cm c-top of lug
Build date September 1972, made in Italy
See the "1972 Barn Find Masi" thread...
10-10-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

The bottom bracket had flaking paint and rust. It...

The bottom bracket had flaking paint and rust. It was well-known crappy italian paint, probably poorly prepped.
Once the lug was exposed to harsh California winters (LOL) it developed surface rust...
10-09-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

Barkeepers Friend (Oxalic Acid) did wonders,...

Barkeepers Friend (Oxalic Acid) did wonders, along with some soap and elbow grease.
After.. and before
...
10-09-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

Spent a few weekends disassembling / cleaning /...

Spent a few weekends disassembling / cleaning / reassembling. It isn't perfect but looks much better.
...
09-18-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

Cleaned up, a round of rubbing compound, and coat...

Cleaned up, a round of rubbing compound, and coat of turtle wax to protect from the elements...
09-18-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

Nuovo Record components

The Campy NR components cleaned up nicely! I let some of the small steel bits (screws, nuts, etc) soak overnight in household vinegar, to soften the surface rust that then easily rubbed off with...
09-18-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

Disassembled the BB and HS. Using the proper...

Disassembled the BB and HS. Using the proper tools (Campy BB spanner and Hozan fixed cup remover) everything came out flawlessly. You can tell the bike was properly assembled as the threads were...
09-18-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

I took it to my friend John's for test...

I took it to my friend John's for test disassembly and inspection.
The frame is as of September 1972, so... (counts on fingers).... wow, 50 years old this month.
The italian chrome is in poor...
09-11-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

Decal ID

Thanks to Brian Hovey's "Masi Bits" page (http://bhovey.com/Masi/MasiBits/MasiBits.htm) this seems to be an Italian-made Masi from 1972. The Fleur-de-Lis/Serpent with black border (not white) seems...
09-11-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

Campagnolo Nuovo

Seems to be full Campagnolo Nuovo Record, with a Patent 72 date on the rear derailleur.
The only non-original parts are an ‘80s 6spd Ultra wheelset, with Japanese hubs.
The steel parts have lots of...
09-11-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

I cleaned off the grime to get to the bike...

I cleaned off the grime to get to the bike underneath. Here are some key money shots, with more to come later...
09-11-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,819
Posted By Guerc

Barn Find - Early '70's red Masi w full Campy Nuovo Record

Warning - This thread contains considerable patina. If you require nicely polished components and freshly waxed paint, turn back now. You've been warned!

I happened to come across a great old road...
05-05-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,908
Posted By Guerc

1987-ish Guerciotti SLX restomod Im running a...

1987-ish Guerciotti SLX restomod
Im running a 10v Record Triple drivetrain, using bar end shifters converted to down tube.

I’m still running a Campy Nuovo Record BB. It is asymmetrical 111mm. I...
05-24-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,434
Posted By Guerc

Finally got the drivetrain adjusted, after 2-3...

Finally got the drivetrain adjusted, after 2-3 shakedown rides, but still experimenting with the right fit.

On the local hill climb, my new 50x53 frame with the SF Bay nestled between hills in the...
05-19-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,434
Posted By Guerc

The bike built up quickly, with no compatibility...

The bike built up quickly, with no compatibility issues. Why would there be, when I'm just switching things over between two identical frames? I cleaned and polished the Campy10s carbon bits. I...
05-19-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,434
Posted By Guerc

As I raided the ATM and wheeled over to the...

As I raided the ATM and wheeled over to the seller's house, I questioned my own sanity. This frame met none of the needs I set out to achieve. It was 20+ years old, had none of the modern technology...
05-19-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,434
Posted By Guerc

So I began searching Craigslist for a suitably...

So I began searching Craigslist for a suitably modern replacement. A Trek, Specialized, or Giant? Nah, too soulless. A Parlee, BMC, or Cervelo? Sure, but have you seen the asking prices? How about a...
05-18-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,434
Posted By Guerc

LOOK KG171... a tale of classic carbon fiber

Let me start this tale with a confession, blasphemous though it may sound in C&V: I have been hankering for a modern bike, something designed and built this century, aero with all carbon frame and...
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