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04-16-24, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By Gary Fountain

Basically a Campagnolo old Super Record groupset...

Basically a Campagnolo old Super Record groupset with a non Super Record (Athena I think) seatpost. I love it. The red brake cable housings look the part (with a cable housing clip to keep the...
04-13-24, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By Gary Fountain

With the crimps (now visible) - yes - Nuovo...

With the crimps (now visible) - yes - Nuovo Mexico and probably Columbus SL. Columbus SL is still a great tube set.

This is my favourite Colnago paint scheme as a tribute to Beppe Saronni and his...
03-03-24, 04:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,819
Posted By Gary Fountain

In the Mid 1980's, three Cinelli Supercorsa...

In the Mid 1980's, three Cinelli Supercorsa frames came into my local bikeshop and all my size. My favourite was red, followed by a white frame then a blue frame (shown here). Really, I fell in love...
12-01-23, 03:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,044
Posted By Gary Fountain

https://i.imgur.com/s8JHXPZ.jpg I bought...

https://i.imgur.com/s8JHXPZ.jpg

I bought this Zeus 2000 track crank set around the year 2000 to fit to my track frame with a British BB shell. It came complete with a bottom bracket which featured...
11-26-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By Gary Fountain

This just happens to be my 'dream' block. If I...

This just happens to be my 'dream' block. If I came across it in a bike shop I couldn't walk past it, especially with the 12 tooth sprocket. I'd have a 53 - 12 just for those rare days when a roaring...
11-26-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi steelbike guy, This is my last bike with Porta...

Hi steelbike guy, This is my last bike with Porta Catena derailling system on it. I got the frame from a work colleague who didn't want it. So I gave the frame 'the full treatment' stripping all...
11-25-23, 09:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By Gary Fountain

https://i.imgur.com/na2RUxs.jpg?1 Suntour...

https://i.imgur.com/na2RUxs.jpg?1

Suntour Winner 13 - 17
11-24-23, 12:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,050
Posted By Gary Fountain

https://i.imgur.com/caXPSLW.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/caXPSLW.png

https://i.imgur.com/aO9F84s.png?1

1990 Rossin Prestige with a Concor Profil saddle
11-23-23, 03:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,760
Posted By Gary Fountain

I always love to see your '83 Superissimo - what...

I always love to see your '83 Superissimo - what a bike. Your latest version of your Pinerello Montello with the triple at the front looks like it would be a fantastic and quick long distance 'credit...
11-01-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Gary Fountain

The outside diameter of the top tube of a total...

The outside diameter of the top tube of a total spiral conic SLX frame is 25.6mm.
05-23-23, 01:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,313
Posted By Gary Fountain

Not mine anymore but I bought this 1954 Bianchi...

Not mine anymore but I bought this 1954 Bianchi Campione del Mondo, about 25 years ago, for $80 and I had to talk the previous owner into taking the $80. I did put a lot of work into it's...
04-23-23, 03:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,504
Posted By Gary Fountain

Does the tubing decal look like this? ...

Does the tubing decal look like this?

https://i.imgur.com/6Gi7LbJ.png

If it does it may be a Colnago Super Sprint. I think the Super Sprints evolved from the Colnago International model around...
04-18-23, 02:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,257
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi PTL011, I like Bianchigirll's answer -...

Hi PTL011, I like Bianchigirll's answer - tradition. I have owned lots of bikes over many years and most seem to ride quite well (some don't) but I do have my favourites. I am influenced by that...
03-12-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks for the link, I didn't know this bike...

Thanks for the link, I didn't know this bike existed.
03-12-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,689
Posted By Gary Fountain

Love the Delta's ...

Love the Delta's

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

https://i.imgur.com/iJc8b6y.jpg
10-06-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,320
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi nenad, yes, it has been fun and it did play a...

Hi nenad, yes, it has been fun and it did play a nice part of my day. The days are quite beautiful here as I live in a sup-tropical area and a 20 degree c is about as cold as it gets. It does heat up...
10-04-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,098
Posted By Gary Fountain

Yeah, I've heard the same story. The thing is,...

Yeah, I've heard the same story. The thing is, Colnago did switch stem and bar brands. 3TTT and ITM seem to have become the brands of favour. And like DD, I haven't come across a definitive...
10-04-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,320
Posted By Gary Fountain

Wow, great information. I do agree that your...

Wow, great information. I do agree that your frame must be a Super Sprint and it could have originally been white. I wonder if the 'LX' or 'decor' paint finishes were added on top of the original...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi CliffordK, I always think in AUD but I have...

Hi CliffordK, I always think in AUD but I have found that USD and AUD match up reasonably closely when it comes to bikes - even though the AUD is worth much less than the US dollar. That said, the...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By Gary Fountain

This is the wrong forum to ask that question but...

This is the wrong forum to ask that question but it is a very nice mid 80's Master frame with some wonderful milled and pantographed features. As a rough guess I would think it would be in the $3000...
08-23-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi DD. Haha, all's well that ends well! I would...

Hi DD. Haha, all's well that ends well! I would have been tempted by that beauty. It's a shame you didn't enjoy the ride but I do understand.

My absolute favourite bike is my 1985 Cinelli...
08-22-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Gary Fountain

But - gee - it really looks beautiful. That has...

But - gee - it really looks beautiful. That has to count for something, haha.
08-20-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Bamboobike4, I think your bike looks very...

Hi Bamboobike4,

I think your bike looks very good and from the photos it looks very attractive. Please don't get me wrong but I do think your bike has been re-painted. A couple of reasons: 1 - I...
08-20-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Peroni, I do like this orange frame and it...

Hi Peroni, I do like this orange frame and it does have my favourite steerer tube lugs. It is disappointing to find a frame is re-finished but, sometimes it is unavoidable to save a frame. I have a...
08-19-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By Gary Fountain

This is another lovely Super/Superissimo. I think...

This is another lovely Super/Superissimo. I think you have the third edition of the Superissimo seat stay cap. I also think it appeared around 1990 - give or take. I don't think the clover leaf being...
08-19-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'm going to guess a Superissimo of around a 1990...

I'm going to guess a Superissimo of around a 1990 vintage. Why?.....

1 - The seat stay caps first appeared around 1988 (e.g. Conic Total Spiral frames). These seat stay caps could still found on...
08-17-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By Gary Fountain

It'll be a nice bike to ride and own (love SLX)....

It'll be a nice bike to ride and own (love SLX). My guess - I think it will be smaller than 58cm c to c seat tube. Another guess - with those 'COLNAGO' seat stay caps I would say a mid 80's build.
...
08-15-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,751
Posted By Gary Fountain

The saddle looks like an old Cinelli Unicanitor...

The saddle looks like an old Cinelli Unicanitor from the early 1980's - my guess. They are quite comfy and well built and still to be found. With the steel frame, they would fit the Campagnolo...
08-14-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,751
Posted By Gary Fountain

According to the Cinelli Timeline, the 'spelled...

According to the Cinelli Timeline, the 'spelled out' CINELLI would have been used on a Cinelli 1R stem on the 1973 DeRosa like the one in your original photo. The 1R stem was introduced in 1973. The...
07-03-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,235
Posted By Gary Fountain

C E L E S T E ...

C E L E S T E

https://i.imgur.com/FfJdy7I.jpg?1
04-09-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,621
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks Bianchigirll for all your hard work...

Thanks Bianchigirll for all your hard work sharing your collection of catalogues, etc. You're extremely generous .... and .... always have been on this forum. You make the world a better place....
01-26-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,834
Posted By Gary Fountain

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass'...

A 1991 Colnago Super Belgian 'Collstrop-Isoglass' team bike that I now own:

https://i.imgur.com/oUwJeEx.jpg
12-10-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,448
Posted By Gary Fountain

1938 Malvern Star ...

1938 Malvern Star

https://i.imgur.com/dkpEKrZ.jpg?1
12-10-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,448
Posted By Gary Fountain

3 of my Aussie built track bikes - Beretto,...

3 of my Aussie built track bikes - Beretto, Hillman, DeGrandi.

https://i.imgur.com/fXHQwzk.jpg?1
11-24-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,916
Posted By Gary Fountain

This in my 1983 Alan - (59.5cm x 58.5cm c to c)....

This in my 1983 Alan - (59.5cm x 58.5cm c to c). It came to me as a frame in the mid 1980's - loved it ever since. I bought it 2nd hand from Degrandi Cycle and Sport in Geelong, Victoria, Australia....
11-24-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,563
Posted By Gary Fountain

A very nice job. It's nice to have an iconic...

A very nice job. It's nice to have an iconic Reynolds 531 frame and an interesting collection of components.
11-14-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,817
Posted By Gary Fountain

I love your red Supercorsa. I must admit to being...

I love your red Supercorsa. I must admit to being very biased towards Cinelli Supercorsa's as they are my ultimate 'grail' bike frame. Red is a bonus being my ultimate Cinelli colour from the...
11-13-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 27,124
Posted By Gary Fountain

Thanks for the interest guys. Yes it is made from...

Thanks for the interest guys. Yes it is made from Tange Prestige tubes and Rossin's own cast lugs. It's not all that light but definitely not heavy at all. The ride is really predictable and...
11-13-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 27,124
Posted By Gary Fountain

Which one? https://i.imgur.com/wfJ395y.jpg?1...

Which one?

https://i.imgur.com/wfJ395y.jpg?1

This one:

This bike fits me like a glove - even better that my Colnago's.

https://i.imgur.com/qbfWG13.jpg?1
09-10-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,258
Posted By Gary Fountain

Top of the range Benotto 5000 - a rare bike. A...

Top of the range Benotto 5000 - a rare bike. A great find. So many unusual features and a really nice bike to ride. I found that the bottom bracket on these Benotto 5000's is a little lower than your...
09-03-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,322
Posted By Gary Fountain

Hi Lugnut, I'm not quite 75 - only 67 but I've...

Hi Lugnut, I'm not quite 75 - only 67 but I've had a few health issues over the past half dozen years that has restricted physical activity a bit. I am, however, getting back to normal and am...
08-30-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,322
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'd guess at a 1984/5 Nuovo Mexico too.

I'd guess at a 1984/5 Nuovo Mexico too.
05-28-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,229
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: 387
Views: 41,175
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: 387
Views: 41,175
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: 387
Views: 41,175
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: 387
Views: 41,175
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: 1,136
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.
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