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Old 01-25-22, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by styggno1 View Post
I have difficulties when seeing what could be pure racing bike - with the stem level or above saddle height.
Ah, yes - the patented "Grant Petersen Look"

For the purposes of this thread, I'll give it a pass; if a body of advanced age is still riding the old race rig, and a few position modifications are necessary, well - do what you gotta do, right?

Very nice submissions from you, as always.

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Same bike, at the Vigorelli in the early 60s.

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2002 Davidson custom. If interested, the (long) story of this bike is here: Blasphemy?



Currently my one and only ride - the rest are currently in cold storage up in WA. It's okay - I'm getting to know the Davidson for real on this extended AZ visit, to the tune of about 200 miles a week.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Ah, yes - the patented "Grant Petersen Look"

For the purposes of this thread, I'll give it a pass; if a body of advanced age is still riding the old race rig, and a few position modifications are necessary, well - do what you gotta do, right?

Very nice submissions from you, as always.

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Thank you and likewise!

I would better clarify my message a little. It is not like I am a young buck myself - at 58 (in March), and that I do not see the point in adjusting for your age appropriate flexibility... But in this thread you asked for Formula 1. Not Formula Florida. ;-)

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Originally Posted by styggno1 View Post
But in this thread you asked for Formula 1. Not Formula Florida.
Ha ha - yes, I understand - we're about the same age, and not a one of us are getting any younger

But I've also seen the odd rack eyelet here and there in some pics, but I'm letting that slide too. It's all good if we get to see some beautiful, fast bikes!

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I seem to have broken my "like" button!

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Sparing all of the scrupulously beautiful details,
I think @styggno1 is a race collection Winner.
But his bikes being about my size = I've always favored his grouping.

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1982 Holdsworth Avanti,
but I've replaced the original Regina 14-19 freewheel, and it's got Mavic Monthlery tubular rims instead of Super Champion 58.

Very fast looking Red. That rear derailleur looks like it will accept a more useful freewheel range than 14-19. Are you setting the bike up to ride? The stem and seatpost don't look like they are ready to be ridden yet.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Ha ha - yes, I understand - we're about the same age, and not a one of us are getting any younger

But I've also seen the odd rack eyelet here and there in some pics, but I'm letting that slide too. It's all good if we get to see some beautiful, fast bikes!

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I do hereby bow my head in embarrasment! I plead guilty of eyelets:



Pump pegs:



And of general Fred-dom (brake block orientation):



And the obvious - drinking alkohol on a tuesday afternoon.
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Originally Posted by styggno1 View Post
I would like to add to that "no list" a wish for a certain proportion/difference between saddle height and stem height if going pure racing. I have difficulties when seeing what could be pure racing bike - with the stem level or above saddle height.,,
You probably don't like my stem-shifters either.

Tough frijoles. I'm old.
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A question for the group….Would a pump,peg be excused on a racing bike if the builder took the care to leave and orient the Columbus tubing stamp on the head tube?
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Originally Posted by Fredo76 View Post
You probably don't like my stem-shifters either.

Tough frijoles. I'm old.
As I tried to say - it depends (age and for what use). Stem shifters are age appropriate at 78 and older (on a "Formula 1" bike - any other purpose - it sort of is OK already at 50.. ;-)
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Originally Posted by cyclic_eric View Post
Very fast looking Red. That rear derailleur looks like it will accept a more useful freewheel range than 14-19. Are you setting the bike up to ride? The stem and seatpost don't look like they are ready to be ridden yet.
Yep that RD is a Sun Tour VX GT (only just discover it's the GT variant) so it will handle 34 !!!!
Currently got 14-28 instead of the original 14-19 because I'm over the hill and need some help.
The RD is probably original (right date code) but I've no idea why Holdsworth would have fitted a GT.

The Avanti only ever came in "pearl red", I really like the colour. It feels fast, even if I'm not (yet).
And the Tufo S33 Pro red is the cheapest tubular at Wiggle.

That photo is from 3 months back when I was adjusting the setup and getting back into cycling, and before I got some aluminium polish
I should take another photo but the weather is mostly gloomy and I ride on sunny days.
The stem is now a bit lower and I've adjusted the saddle a lot, weirdly I still like the Selle Italia Sprint - had one from new 40 years back.

And apologies for the eyelets, but the thread is rusty so they've probably never been used.
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A question for the group….Would a pump peg be excused on a racing bike if the builder took the care to leave and orient the Columbus tubing stamp on the head tube?
Sure, why not? Sometimes, even on racy-rides, we get flats - and not everyone's gone modern with CO2 inflation devices

Denti? Davidson? What have you got there?

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Originally Posted by styggno1 View Post

And of general Fred-dom (brake block orientation):


Been there, done that...





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I bought the frame and a few parts for this Denti on the day I graduated from college in 1985. It got plenty of racing that summer and afterward as well…..



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Superb Denti you have there - I love all the shaped/ribbed tubing, especially the indented seat tube. And, of course, the Columbus tubing stamp; a keeper for sure.

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Well I was going to wait until this thread dropped another 2 positions but I might forget to come back!
This one is special as it was the purchase after the Le Camp was crumpled. It is on the small side but has several k of miles on it even with a saddle that is a bit too low. It had sew-ups on it taking me back a few years to late 60's and my Peugeot. Had to replace a couple of spokes, learning that the rear had a mix of DB and straight ga. on the DS. BF influenced me that this was one of the best bikes I could acquire. One day I was cruising CL and thought, " what the heck, do search on Colnago." Bingo!

My arm was still broken and, in a brace/sling. Called up a friend and we drove from Aloha (OR) to Hood River. I knew I had to have the bike, even though it was a bit on the small side. Priced reduced by $75 by giving up the pedals. There were at least 4 components that were mission from an all Super record group. @Drillium Dude provided two from his time in the Indian Ocean, pedals and a seat post. Later, I found a 7speed freewheel as an upgrade. Yellow Jersey provided NOS cables and housings along with the HB tape. This is as period correct as I could get it. Oh, the tires are the 3/50. The wheels at purchase were GL330 with Mavic 501 hubs. They were swapped for these which are small flange Record with Mavic GP4 and DB spokes. The RD is dated 83 so that is what I go with. The NDS DO is stamped with USA. Superissimo, for those that don't know, has chrome head lugs unlike the Super of the same era.
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Raced this one, but it never looked this good while racing. Second photo is from "back in the day".

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How about a french racing machine .?
I dont know for sure it was raced , but it was ridden by a Peugeot team member .
Rides damn nicely too !






That is spectacular. It just doesn’t get better. I have had a lust affair for the Prestige shop Peugeots for decades. So, that should be a 1979. In my view, that may be the most desirable year as it represents the last year that a major racing team was equipped with centerpull brakes, and they did them quite right. The fact that it was Pascal Simon’s just puts it right over the top. Fabulous.
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I seem to have broken my "like" button!

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Put me down for a whole thread "like."

So much great stuff in here.
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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
Put me down for a whole thread "like."

So much great stuff in here.
Agreed! But seriously, the "like" button has been making only random appearances for me today; I wonder if it's a BF glitch?

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...should be a 1979. In my view, that may be the most desirable year as it represents the last year that a major racing team was equipped with centerpull brakes...
Thanks for that interesting bit of history; I simply thought the owner chose those due to personal preference. Your Prestige Peugeot example is a looker, too, with that fully-chromed rear triangle and fork. And the pump! Cool that the paint and graphics on it matches the frame.

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Early 80s Meral….How the French did Campagnolo bikes ( always with some French parts slipped in) ….This thing behaves so well….
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No more eyelets

They look good. Not my road racing bike thread. But there are other threads for road sports.
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