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02-17-24, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,220
Posted By satbuilder

I see a familiar face in the crowd

I see a familiar face in the crowd
02-01-24, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By satbuilder

Up until 1974 the Specialissima was identified by...

Up until 1974 the Specialissima was identified by a number 1 followed by year of manufacture, stamped usually on the drive side of the seat lug. The number stamped on the opposite side I presume is a...
01-31-24, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By satbuilder

Here’s a 1975 Specialissima. I think what you...

Here’s a 1975 Specialissima. I think what you have here is a 1976 or 1977 Specialissima or Campione del Mondo.

If you are on FB, there is a Bianchi group, with some very knowledgeable members on...
01-04-24, 07:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,179
Posted By satbuilder

I had left a message with Industrial Finishes,...

I had left a message with Industrial Finishes, and received a call back from Ron Brown. I explained to him the background and what I was looking for.

Ron looked and could find nothing on LAN211,...
01-01-24, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,583
Posted By satbuilder

You will find it difficult finding an off the...

You will find it difficult finding an off the shelf match for Molteni Orange. I have tried several different RAL colors, mixing different shades, but no luck so far.
I chose to polish what I have,...
11-17-23, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By satbuilder

I took a look at the ones on the Rene Herse site....

I took a look at the ones on the Rene Herse site. It appears to me that Scott may have modified the design a bit from the ones I have.

Something else I noticed, and did read in some of the older...
11-17-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By satbuilder

Flat Stoppers, Tire Savers shout out

All,

I recently purchased a set of Scott Gabriel's flat stoppers. A set had been advertised them on the CR list, and I jumped on them.

I had been looking for a set of these for some time, for a...
09-17-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,179
Posted By satbuilder

Lucas prince of darkness. All too familiar with...

Lucas prince of darkness. All too familiar with that.
09-10-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,179
Posted By satbuilder

Post up some photos after you get it back. ...

Post up some photos after you get it back.
Where did you find the paint?
07-28-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 49,253
Posted By satbuilder

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04-18-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,293
Posted By satbuilder

When we were setting up spacecraft for vibe...

When we were setting up spacecraft for vibe testing , we used to use this stuff called Vibra-tite. Never hardened, like loctite does, so you can still remove the fasteners. Cleans up with MEK. Not...
03-30-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By satbuilder

You may be able to find a Schnorr type washer...

You may be able to find a Schnorr type washer that will work.
03-08-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,179
Posted By satbuilder

Found this. May try to contact an automotive...

Found this. May try to contact an automotive paint shop that was able to help me out in the past.

The color is called giallo olanda
...
03-07-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,179
Posted By satbuilder

I have jumped down this rabbit hole before, in...

I have jumped down this rabbit hole before, in search of a shade of orange to match my '73 Super. Bought all kinds of RAL shades, and wasn't able to get anything close. I had much better success...
03-07-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 44,730
Posted By satbuilder

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Same pic as on the CR site, I know. But it beats the garage door photo I could take of...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
Posted By satbuilder

Legnano Lizard Yellow: This came from a Moto...

Legnano Lizard Yellow: This came from a Moto Guzzi site, but the color miz is pretty much the same. Silver base with tinted yellow clearcoat....
02-08-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 70,360
Posted By satbuilder

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Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By satbuilder

Here's a snapshot of the head tube badge on my...

Here's a snapshot of the head tube badge on my Mercier. There isn't much I can tell you about the serial number. The bike was purchased in August or September of 1971. When I overhauled it, the date...
02-06-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,952
Posted By satbuilder

If the only blistering you're seeing is what is...

If the only blistering you're seeing is what is shown in the photos, I certainly wouldn't be concerned. If the seller is asking top dollar and won't budge on the price, well, that's another issue.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By satbuilder

I have a Mercier 300, original owner, sort of. My...

I have a Mercier 300, original owner, sort of. My sister bought it new in 1971, I bought it from her a few years later. To my knowledge, there is no other serial number stamped anywhere on the frame....
Replies: 18
Views: 2,093
Posted By satbuilder

I sold an almost NOS 101 frame 4 or so years ago...

I sold an almost NOS 101 frame 4 or so years ago for $750. Might be a good data point for you.
12-18-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 61,112
Posted By satbuilder

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Lola
12-07-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,122
Posted By satbuilder

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Frejus
12-07-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,122
Posted By satbuilder

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11-18-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By satbuilder

With the Tressostar I always found myself having...

With the Tressostar I always found myself having to re-wrap a few times in order to make it all the way. Later I heard if you get it wet, it behaves a little better.
Newbaum's I usually have a...
11-15-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By satbuilder

The color is a close match to the sample Jim...

The color is a close match to the sample Jim Allen had provided me. I'm not planning on making a "Breaking Away" clone, as those bikes came out considerably later. But the colors will be the same....
11-15-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By satbuilder

Finally got started on building wheels for this...

Finally got started on building wheels for this project. Martanos.

The truing stand I picked up a couple years ago from the auction block. It had been used as a paint mule and was pretty trashed....
10-31-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,158
Posted By satbuilder

Yeah, that red cable housing is hard to match. I...

Yeah, that red cable housing is hard to match. I have a whole roll of it out in the garage, but it's most likely a similar shade. I can send you some free of charge if you want.
On the Frejus, I...
10-25-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By satbuilder

One other place comes to mind, I haven't been...

One other place comes to mind, I haven't been there, but have heard the food is great. It's on my list.
https://www.suicide-bridge-restaurant.com/
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By satbuilder

I saw that ad a few days ago. Glad somebody from...

I saw that ad a few days ago. Glad somebody from BF is picking it up. Price seemed reasonable. Looks like it will be a fun project for you.
This looks like one of the higher level models, given the...
10-24-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By satbuilder

Oyster fest is Saturday in St. Michaels. You a...

Oyster fest is Saturday in St. Michaels. You a couple weeks early for the Waterfowl Festival in Easton.

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge is always a nice visit. Good time of year to eat crabs, if you...
10-12-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,287
Posted By satbuilder

Always lusted after one of the silver/gray Fuji...

Always lusted after one of the silver/gray Fuji Professionals of the late '70's. They looked beautiful....
10-09-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By satbuilder

https://lecycleur.com/campagnolo/a-comprehensive-l...

https://lecycleur.com/campagnolo/a-comprehensive-list-of-record-front-derailleurs/
10-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By satbuilder

Given the condition of the rim sidewalls, I would...

Given the condition of the rim sidewalls, I would venture a guess and say they were used on a road bike.

A few years ago I built up a set of Nisi Campione Del Mondo rims for the Bianchi, and do...
09-27-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,948
Posted By satbuilder

The M cutout in the bottom bracket you mentioned...

The M cutout in the bottom bracket you mentioned started in the later part of 1971. The Masi I have was built late in that year and has it.
09-27-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,410
Posted By satbuilder

Here you go, well, 3-leaf, anyway. ...

Here you go, well, 3-leaf, anyway.
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Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,482
Posted By satbuilder

My suggestion on the chain suck: first...

My suggestion on the chain suck: first concentrate on getting a paint match you’re satisfied with.

Once you get that, you can remove the paint from the affected area, sand, fill as necessary,...
09-21-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,371
Posted By satbuilder

Jock Boyer rode a Confente

Jock Boyer rode a Confente
09-12-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,831
Posted By satbuilder

Nice find! As Doug Fattic mentioned, if you...

Nice find! As Doug Fattic mentioned, if you remove the fork, the month/year date code should be stamped into the steerer tube.

I’m just now starting to build a ‘71.
09-04-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By satbuilder

If it’s a Gran Criterium, it’s an early one

If it’s a Gran Criterium, it’s an early one
08-31-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,883
Posted By satbuilder

Just a couple: ...

Just a couple:

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08-28-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,883
Posted By satbuilder

The dark blue used on the Gios and Colnago. ...

The dark blue used on the Gios and Colnago.

Dusty Rose for Cinelli, although the silver is quite elegant as previously mentioned.

Lizard yellow as used on Legnano and Frejus.

Tomato orange...
08-28-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,883
Posted By satbuilder

Perhaps one of the nicest riding bikes I have.

Perhaps one of the nicest riding bikes I have.
07-03-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,330
Posted By satbuilder

Nice tutorial on the pump mods. Thanks!

Nice tutorial on the pump mods. Thanks!
06-27-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,888
Posted By satbuilder

Lizard yellow Legnano

Lizard yellow Legnano
06-25-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,330
Posted By satbuilder

Link to the iab brake hood thread: ...

Link to the iab brake hood thread:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1041075-how-make-reproduction-vittoria-hoods.html
06-22-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,330
Posted By satbuilder

Nice find and build! Congratulations on the...

Nice find and build! Congratulations on the award.

There was a Roma listed in the CL ads here on BF a couple years ago. There seemed to be several interested parties. A month later, the ad was...
05-30-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By satbuilder

Look like Balilla to me. Tipo Corsa 61

Look like Balilla to me. Tipo Corsa 61
05-28-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By satbuilder

I had to dig a bit thru old conversations with...

I had to dig a bit thru old conversations with Scott, to get reacquainted with the parts he sent me.

Here's what he wrote.
"I made this first one before I purchased the NOS Simplex stop plates. I...
04-12-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By satbuilder

Altieri is made there. Pretty nice looking bikes,...

Altieri is made there. Pretty nice looking bikes, too.
https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2014/11/dads-custom-altieri-sicilys-best.html
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