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10 Newest Head Badges Added
Badge NameCountryAdded ByAdded On
Caro HeadbadgeFranceTom70s10/23/2018 03:49 AM
Paris Head Badge from Tour de FranceEnglandRoad Ace10/07/2018 06:04 AM
"crossed flags"England1989Pre08/21/2018 11:31 AM
60Th anniversary versionArgentinastingray08/17/2018 09:58 AM
60Th anniversary versionArgentinastingray08/17/2018 09:58 AM
60Th anniversary versionArgentinastingray08/17/2018 09:58 AM
Mercuri HeadbadgeArgentinastingray08/17/2018 09:48 AM
Cast AluminiumEnglandPeachyPM08/05/2018 07:35 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v5 Crest decal (1978-79)ItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:39 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v4 Alu (1971-78)ItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:36 AM
10 Newest Head Badges Updated
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Paris Head Badge from Tour de FranceEnglandRoad Ace10/07/2018 06:04 AM
Cast AluminiumEnglandPeachyPM08/05/2018 07:35 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v5 Crest decal (1978-79)ItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:39 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v4 Alu (1971-78)ItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:36 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v3 51mm (1958-71) RE-PROItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:35 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v6 "Flying C" (1979-today)ItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:26 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v6 "Flying C" (1979-today)ItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:24 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v2 56mm (1953-58)ItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:23 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v1 55mm (1947-53)ItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:21 AM
Cinelli Head Badge v3 51mm (1958-71)ItalyTombo07/21/2018 09:20 AM
10 Newest Frame Parts Added/Updated
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tre Zeta - unknownDrop Outs & Fork EndsTombo10/24/2018 11:41 AM
Campagnolo 1010/B, short horizontal dropoutsDrop Outs & Fork EndsTombo07/06/2018 09:50 AM
Gipiemme 1800 CCLug SetTombo06/29/2018 01:41 AM
Gipiemme 1800 B1Lug SetTombo06/29/2018 01:37 AM
Gipiemme 1800 AXLug SetTombo06/29/2018 01:35 AM
Gipiemme 1800 BBLug SetTombo06/29/2018 01:32 AM
Long Shen LC 20Fork Crownwiel03/04/2018 03:24 PM
Long Shen LC 14Fork Crownwiel03/04/2018 03:19 PM
Long Shen LA 31 BBraze-Onswiel03/04/2018 03:10 PM
Long Shen 100 seriesLug Setwiel03/04/2018 03:02 PM
10 Newest Parts Bin Items Added/Updated
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PrugnetTube SetsPeachyPM06/22/2018 02:39 PM
Tange ChampionTube SetsSlider7404/18/2018 12:38 PM
Araya 1435Tube Setscinco07/09/2017 08:39 PM
unknowTube SetsPedro02/11/2017 06:44 AM
Oria 9550Tube Setsfobiafabio10/25/2016 10:35 AM
Columbus DeltaTube SetsTom70s06/24/2016 02:17 AM
Columbus Gilco Profilo S4Tube Setsandreitapescu04/18/2016 06:40 AM
Peugeot "Allégé"Tube Setsdbroglin03/17/2016 07:28 AM
Columbus customTube Setsvintage-baz12/05/2015 08:49 AM
TTS BianchiTube SetseLBee08/28/2015 12:49 AM
10 Newest Brands Added/Updated
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EmrinBelgiumCyclobob11/11/2018 02:39 PM
CampagnoloItalySlider7411/05/2018 07:31 PM
CaroFranceTom70s10/23/2018 03:48 AM
ShimanoJapanPortfolio36010/09/2018 05:27 PM
ParisEnglandRoad Ace10/09/2018 10:02 AM
F.H. GrubbEngland1989Pre08/21/2018 11:46 AM
MercuriArgentinastingray08/17/2018 10:03 AM
SunTourJapanTombo07/07/2018 05:20 AM
GipiemmeItalyTombo06/27/2018 01:50 AM
BatavusNetherlandsJames_D05/01/2018 05:52 AM
10 Newest Frame & Head Badge Comments Added
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Berma Professionalsukalu11/08/2018 12:54 AM
The forum you shared is wonderful and very meaningful, I hope it will be widely deployed   happy wheels
Cilo Sprint-X (1973 - 1974)SaulF10/30/2018 10:17 AM
Beautiful bike! Thanks for sharing. I'm working on restoring a 72 Cilo Swiss Sprint-X. I have not had any luck finding the correct decals for it. Would you happen to know where I may be able to find them? I found someone who offered to make them, but I need to find the dimensions.
Colnago Super (1982)birdiepar10/16/2018 04:06 AM
I bought mine as a frame only in 1980/81 and the markings and color are the same as this example, except that the seat tube sticker has a vertical stripe. Dropouts are marked 'COLNAGO' front and back, with the front adding 'BREVETTO' and the right rear marked as 'COLNAGO 218'. I have always loved the clover cutout on the bottom bracket shell. Great bike that I'm presently in the process of restoring to get it back out on the road. Will post pictures when I gain required level. Thanks!
Trek 700TheChief09/22/2018 01:51 PM
If you go to http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek_history.htm you can search for your frame, by serial number - that is found on the bottom of the bottom bracket, and that will tell you the model number, month, and year your frame was built. Looking at the photos, your frame is identical to mine except yours has a gray head tube and mine is just the blue of the rest of the frame. I know my frame was built in November of 1981 so yours was probably built sometime in 1982. One very important detail concerning this frame is the spacing of the rear brake bridge. If you look closely you can see that the rear brake shoe is towards the bottom of the caliper. I do not know the exact name for that part of the caliper, but there is a lot of space above the brake shoe which means there is tire clearance for probably up to 700x35C tires. My frame, which is a model 710, was built, I think, a little incorrectly in that the brake shoe was at the top of the slot that accepts the brake shoe bolt and I had actual useable clearance only for 700x28C tires. I could fit a Trek 700x32C tire in the rear triangle, but there was maybe 1mm clearance between tire and brake. Recently I found a frame builder in my area and he raised the brake bridge to just about where the one on this bike is located and I can now ride with 700x35C tires. My frame is set up for touring in the Netherlands so the 35C tires are what is needed. These old Trek frames were fantastic frames, in my opinion, and never given the full credit they deserved.
Gitane Tour de France (1975)longrider09/14/2018 12:58 PM
Note painted rear stays on this example, whose distinctive 'Nid d'Abeile'rear dropouts suggest that this might be pre-1975. Chromed 1/2 rear stays are also found on some TDFs, which lack the Campagnolo dropouts of top-of-the-range Olympic (sold in the USA as Corsas) and Super Olympic models.
Koga Miyata Road Winnerfunnyjokes08/09/2018 03:31 AM
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Colnago SuperJAKE08/02/2018 09:27 AM
After riding the same frame for nearly 30 years, and then riding newer steel and aluminum frames (never been on a Ti or Carbon frame)I've found this to still be a favorite. I've ridden newer Colnagos and don't necessarily find any great ride improvement given comparable geometry
Kharkov XB3 (Road Sport)fury07/19/2018 09:51 AM
Have you at list check geography map before placing it under "Russian" category?
Masi Prestige (Road)retrogrouch73107/09/2018 11:11 AM
These are excellent frames and were not available for purchase directly from any distributor in the United States. Due to the contract set up when Masi of Carlsbad California was established, Faliero Masi could no longer produce frames in his shop at the Vigorelli in Milan and distribute them in the United States. The Prestige was the evolution of the Gran Criterium and was his son, Alberto's, creation. Every Prestige was built by Albero Masi himself and in the earlier years(up through the mid to late 80's, Faliero worked in the shop alongside Alberto aiding with framebuiling as well as with wheel building and final assembly of complete bikes. These are excellent frames and every bit as good as the early Masi's that get all the acclaim and attention. Examples I have seen don't have any sort of tubeset decal but they appear to be made of a blend of Columbus SL and Reynolds 531. The '85 I own looks to have Reynolds 531 fork blades, seat stays, and chain stays mixed with a Columbus SL seat tube, down tube, top tube, and fork steerer. Ride quality is excellent and geometry is very racy with steep angles and a short wheelbase. Overall execution of the frame is that of a master framebuilder with clean and even brazing and extensive lug thinning and handwork evident. Production was estimated to be between 600-700 frames per year with the majority being sold to professional racers and painted to suit the respective team/sponsers.
Cinelli Speciale Corsaretrogrouch73107/09/2018 10:50 AM
Considered by many to be the "holy grail" of vintage frames. I have a 1973 model and it is truly exquisite. Lugs have extensive thinning and masterful handwork evident throughout. Geometry is uniquely Cinelli with an excellent blend of all day comfort and stability while still being a thoroughbred racing machine. Ride is buttery smooth and responsiveness to power is most impressive. This frame certainly lives up to its reputation. The pre-Colombo buyout years are considered the best but they were made with the 3 hole lugs and low volume, superlative quality though 1983. The post '83 frames are still excellent but lack the handwork and detail finishing that made the early frames so special. Production volume during the best years was estimated to be somewhere around 700 frames per year. 


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