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10 Newest Head Badges Added
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Famous All Over The WorldEnglandPeachyPM06/29/2018 07:04 AM
Holdsworth plain 'works' badgeEnglandPeachyPM06/28/2018 12:50 PM
2nd Holdsworth - Claud Butler Olympic badgeEnglandPeachyPM06/28/2018 01:33 PM
Clapham head badgeEnglandPeachyPM06/22/2018 03:16 PM
Embossed metal olympic head badgeEnglandPeachyPM06/22/2018 03:07 PM
Flat metal olympic head badgeEnglandPeachyPM06/28/2018 01:21 PM
Moser HeadbadgeItaly1989Pre04/25/2018 01:49 PM
Berma HeadbadgeItalyfhaas04/03/2018 09:50 PM
Bontekoe HeadbadgeNetherlandsnon-fixie03/17/2018 05:42 PM
Benotto HeadbadgeItalyTom70s03/16/2018 09:43 AM
10 Newest Head Badges Updated
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3rd Holdsworth - Claud Butler Olympic badgeEnglandPeachyPM06/29/2018 08:28 AM
1st Holdsworth - Claud Butler Embossed Olympic HeadbadgeEnglandPeachyPM06/28/2018 01:34 PM
2nd Holdsworth - Claud Butler Olympic badgeEnglandPeachyPM06/28/2018 01:33 PM
Flat metal olympic head badgeEnglandPeachyPM06/28/2018 01:21 PM
Holdsworth plain 'works' badgeEnglandPeachyPM06/28/2018 12:50 PM
Emrin Head BadgeBelgiumCyclobob05/02/2018 07:06 AM
Diamond Back Head Badge from AscentUnited StatesSlider7404/18/2018 03:33 PM
Centurion Ironman Expert 1986-87United StatesSlider7404/18/2018 02:25 PM
Centurion Bicycle WorksUnited StatesSlider7404/18/2018 02:23 PM
Centurion HeadbadgeUnited StatesSlider7404/18/2018 02:22 PM
10 Newest Frame Parts Added/Updated
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Campagnolo 1010/B, short horizontal dropoutsDrop Outs & Fork EndsTombo07/06/2018 10:50 AM
Gipiemme 1800 CCLug SetTombo06/29/2018 02:41 AM
Gipiemme 1800 B1Lug SetTombo06/29/2018 02:37 AM
Gipiemme 1800 AXLug SetTombo06/29/2018 02:35 AM
Gipiemme 1800 BBLug SetTombo06/29/2018 02:32 AM
Long Shen LC 20Fork Crownwiel03/04/2018 04:24 PM
Long Shen LC 14Fork Crownwiel03/04/2018 04:19 PM
Long Shen LA 31 BBraze-Onswiel03/04/2018 04:10 PM
Long Shen 100 seriesLug Setwiel03/04/2018 04:02 PM
Long Shen 104 seriesLug Setwiel03/04/2018 03:51 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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SunTourJapanTombo07/07/2018 06:20 AM
GipiemmeItalyTombo06/27/2018 02:50 AM
BatavusNetherlandsJames_D05/01/2018 06:52 AM
Diamond BackUnited StatesSlider7404/18/2018 03:30 PM
CenturionUnited StatesSlider7404/18/2018 03:27 PM
CampagnoloItalyTombo04/06/2018 02:02 PM
BontekoeNetherlandsnon-fixie03/17/2018 05:35 PM
EvertonDenmarkTom70s03/16/2018 09:30 AM
SCODenmarkTom70s03/16/2018 09:21 AM
DBS ØglændTom70s03/16/2018 09:20 AM
10 Newest Frame & Head Badge Comments Added
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Masi Prestige (Road)retrogrouch73107/09/2018 12:11 PM
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 11:50 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. 
Trek 660retrogrouch73107/04/2018 11:29 AM
I have an '89 silver with blue graphics and the True Temper RC "Team Issue" tubing. It has a great balance of ride quality,stiffness, and overall performance on par with some very expensive, low production boutique frames. These were robot brazed with silver and use precision cast lugs which resulted in a consistent product with minimal heat distortion, annealing to the steel, and great overall alignment.
Puch INTER 10stellarpod06/30/2018 08:31 PM
I owned an Inter 10 (actually still have the frame), albeit it was badged Austo-Daimler, which I believe was owned by Puch. I purchased the bike new at Buchanan Bicycles in Norman, OK in 1981-82. It was a Reynolds 531 frame with a hodgepodge collection of componentry, including a Huret Titanium rear derailleur (5- or 6-speed friction shifting). Believe the brakes were Weinmann.
Gios Torino Professionalretrogrouch73106/13/2018 01:34 PM
I have an '85 and it is a wonderful bike. Easily of equivalent fit, finish, and master framebuilder quality of my mid 80's De Rosa Professional. Brazing is even and clean, as are the lugs, and mitering of the tubes. The brazing and handfinishing of the rear dropout to seatstays/chainstays is the cleanest and most beauiful I have seen on any frame(even better than my '73 Cinelli SC). These frames are less common than the Gios Super Record but seem to sell for much less and represent a bargain in the current market for vintage lightweights.
F.H. Grubb Headbadge1989Pre04/30/2018 03:39 PM
Used from late 1940's (after Wimbledon badge) until 1963, with one interruption: Holdsworth's 1953 "transition" badge. In 1964, the Grubb badge was changed to the "crossed flags" badge, which continued up until the end of the Grubb name in 1977. The mounting holes on the pictured badge are 35mm apart.
DeRosa Professionalretrogrouch73104/29/2018 03:22 PM
My first lugged steel framed bicycle was a De Rosa Professional(late 80's SLX model). The frame is beautifully made with clean, even brazing and lug work. Paint quality is among the best factory paint of any of the lower volume, Italian master framebuilders. This frame as a perfect balance of a comfortable, buttery smooth ride and pure performance. Climbs as good as anything I have ever ridden. It decends and carves corners with razor sharp precision and complete control. It is no wonder Eddy Merckx preferred a De Rosa Professional over the others.
Chesini Arena1989Pre04/25/2018 01:17 PM
These were made of Columbus SL. "Arena" is pantographed on the underside of the bottom bracket.
Zeus Competition (1974)andyscherer02/18/2018 07:50 PM
I bought a Zeus Pro in 1973. Frameset was Durifort, components pretty much the same as this Competition.
LOOK KG 86 "Bernard Hinault"sbarner02/18/2018 06:58 AM
Photos from the 1986 Tour clearly show that the bikes used by the La Vie Claire team had a slightly different brake bridge than the frame(s) in these photos. The earlier bridge did not clamp around the stays as these do but was bonded to the inside of the stays. The design may have been changed to strengthen the connection. At least one photo shows Hinault's bike with the Bernard Hinault down tube decal on the left side, while others show the "spiel" decal on the right. One wonders if Lemond's frame had a different left side decal! (Lemond had been picked by LVC for the win, but Hinault did not accept the role of domestiqué, fighting to the finish.) Another pic shows Lemond climbing the Alp l'Huez on a Look with a Reynolds decal on the fork. The team frames were painted silver, which would have allowed many substitutions that would be difficult for spectators to spot.


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