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05-28-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,446
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: 224
Views: 12,082
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: 224
Views: 12,082
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: 224
Views: 12,082
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: 224
Views: 12,082
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: 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, 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?
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.
03-27-21, 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...
12-05-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
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: 1,968
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...
11-29-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
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: 1,371
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: 4,356
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: 4,356
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: 4,356
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: 4,356
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: 2,643
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: 1,443
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: 1,968
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: 1,881
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: 532
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: 3,451
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: 3,451
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: 54
Views: 4,055
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: 1,626
Posted By Gary Fountain

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

83 ALAN:

https://i.imgur.com/BxKl1zj.jpg?1
04-14-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,884
Posted By Gary Fountain

I've had a 50th gruppo fitted to an appropriate...

I've had a 50th gruppo fitted to an appropriate bike since the early 1990's and I love having the gruppo. It is a little bit special and it really does suit the bike. I bought it second hand but in...
04-06-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,321
Posted By Gary Fountain

Fantastic news.

Fantastic news.
03-29-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,066
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: 20
Views: 2,076
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: 144
Views: 12,937
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...
02-18-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,937
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi jdawginsc, I tried to use airbrushing 'frisk'...

Hi jdawginsc, I tried to use airbrushing 'frisk' paper to cover areas of the frame I didn't want to paint but this was unsuccessful due to the higher spray pressures used with a gun suitable for...
02-18-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,937
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks Drillium Dude; boy you've got a good...

Thanks Drillium Dude; boy you've got a good memory. I had painted a few bikes before I painted this one but I really wanted a frame with the drilled and tapped Campy RH rear dropout and was having...
02-17-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,937
Posted By Gary Fountain

https://i.imgur.com/FLky5WJ.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/FLky5WJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DtNp91r.jpg?1
02-14-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,247
Posted By Gary Fountain

Beautiful work. Move to Australia - please!

Beautiful work. Move to Australia - please!
02-05-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,055
Posted By Gary Fountain

I fully agree rootboy. I can't think of a bicycle...

I fully agree rootboy. I can't think of a bicycle I would appreciate viewing more than a bicycle that has a real history with its owner regardless of it's condition. Money just can't buy that...
01-27-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,703
Posted By Gary Fountain

1990 Rossin Prestige: ...

1990 Rossin Prestige:

https://i.imgur.com/f7VG6se.jpg?1

Onya PIN20
11-30-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,749
Posted By Gary Fountain

Zeus 2000 track crank set including the Zeus...

Zeus 2000 track crank set including the Zeus titanium axled bottom bracket.

https://i.imgur.com/s8JHXPZ.jpg
11-27-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,905
Posted By Gary Fountain

Very well spotted DD and great advice - as usual....

Very well spotted DD and great advice - as usual.

If the repair was welded by someone who knows what they are doing there's no reason it wouldn't give many years of service. Cracks are rare in...
11-26-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,581
Posted By Gary Fountain

I suppose originality and first dates are part...

I suppose originality and first dates are part our collective DNA. Thanks BF.
11-08-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,566
Posted By Gary Fountain

https://i.imgur.com/mJpsb9J.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mJpsb9J.jpg
11-07-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi CycleryNorth81, strangely enough I've had a...

Hi CycleryNorth81, strangely enough I've had a few Pinarello Asolo's over the years and 2 of them had similar cracks in the RH rear dropout as the Colnago in the clip. I cleaned the cracked area up...
11-03-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,934
Posted By Gary Fountain

Occasionally you will come across sales material,...

Occasionally you will come across sales material, advertisments, brochures, old magazines, race photos, etc., that will give you a visual or written rundown of the components associated with a...
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