Reynolds 501 is double or single butted but you are right about the seamed cro mo. The key loss is that of Countervail technology, so the ride will be a little harsher, and of course the carbon is of lower spec so a little heavier. From the bikes graphics I believe it is a 1997 or 1998. Note that there are no eyelets. The stripped frames could sit in back rooms for a few years until there was a need for them, then built up with the components of the day. I gotta say, with your auctions, I have to skim through the fluff just to get the info I need. I can think of 3 examples off the top of my head, but we dont need to go there, I dont think.
Monty Dog wrote:Columbus Zeta would indicate early-mid 80s at latest, also judging by the frame fittings and parts. The key point here is that the elders who were around while our favourite vintage machines were still on the road are no longer with us, the last of them having passed on in the past twenty years or so. All the info and detail is there, I can't argue with that. I mean this has happened at least 25 times in just the last year and a half. The lugs, seat stay caps, fork crown and dropouts match the Katakura Silk. Equally adept at climbing and sprinting, the Sempre Pro frame is a well-balanced, Extreme Race geometry frame that will deliver precision handling with maximum speed, however challenging the course may be. Probably just cracked from age.
Maybe they were still using it in the mid 80's, but I thought all the crowns had changed by then as well as 2nd sets of bottle cages and braze-on front ders? So basically, most of the bikes and parts postings here should be pre-index. Insomnia is my saving grace, otherwise there would be no time for any of this. If anyone else has any input on this bike please let me know! Rear belt slot fits up to 1. It's a great hobby, you get to try out cool bikes, and then you get to keep or sell and move on to the next. I've tried to arrange the pictures with the most identifying characteristics first.
Reynolds 501 is double or single butted but you are right about the seamed cro mo. There's lots of Specialized road bikes running around the town I live in that are only a couple of years old that would not match a catalog spec at all. I researched it and found that the details he thought made it a fake were actually normal production options, errors and variables. It was to big for me but I still loved riding it around with my kids. Not all possible variations are shown in the tables to avoid them becoming too cluttered! I'm going to have to disagree with velomateo a little.
Okay I see what your talking about and understand your confusion. A handful of them I regret selling tremendously. I'm really just wanting a model name as opposed to a year. Only valid for active forum users. I was bidding on several sets of Campy C-record era levers, but ended up sticking with the gran-compe levers currently installed. Why buy an overpriced bianchi when you can get the exact same frame as a Kona.
Countervail® is a patented viscoelastic carbon material with a unique fiber architecture that cancels up to 80% of vibrations while increasing the stiffness and strength of our carbon frames and forks. The bottom bracket drop of this bike is 2mm lower than the previous generation model bike so it falls in line with the demands of riders using the Zolder for long days in the saddle across all kinds of road conditions. For instance, I have had a number of bikes that people have contacted me claiming that they were not correctly identified. I've seen a lot of Craigslist items make their way to your auctions. The material was patented by the Materials Sciences Corporation, and has elsewhere been used in military helicopters to reduce vibration. I had this beautiful 1973 Holdsworth road bike. The price tag is pretty friendly, by comparison, though — at £1800 for a Shimano 105 build.
Note that some number sequences contain a code —perhaps made up by having the year of manufacture as the initial or last numbers or indeed both! And governed by all this is that fact that once a bid is placed, the only thing I can do is amend the auction. Ok, as long as you dont ignore us after we provide proof that your description is inaccurate is a step in the right direction. I had this beautiful 1973 Holdsworth road bike. Buy it as a frameset alone or have us assemble it for you with one of our fully customizable Adrenaline Bikes build kits! You may want to find a clean Nuovo Record rear derailleur to replace the Gran Sport. But the reason all my bikes seem to never be wrecked or dented is because I walk away from anything that is damaged or suspicious stolen for instance.
I belong to many vintage clubs, but I refuse to have anything to do with their politics. Now you;d think this guy would know his stuff. No idea about Columbus though. Headset is newer, late 80's Campagnolo - hard to tell which group, because they all look very similar. I then relisted it with all the correct information. The Gran Sport derailleur, made from bronze and steel continued to be called simply Grand Sport until it was discontinued and the aluminum body Nuovo Gran Sport was introduced in 1973.
A super fast and reactive climbing machine with unparalleled control and precision in the descents. Most Japanese bikes I've owned or worked on, even those made from nice tubing, were not super light but some of those old Fujis with Fuji brand tubing were surprisingly light. Both bikes were not falsely advertised. I mean this has happened at least 25 times in just the last year and a half. Many did not use chronoligical sequences. The more I think about it and look around the net, I am almost certain the frame and the 105 group were not original and someone in the past built the bike to their liking. I just hope that the Bianchi auction has more of those home videos of the bike in action! Call or email us for a price quote on your personal Aria E-Road dream-spec bike build today! Ill give it a good clean down and replace some of the parts the front Shimano to a campa so it goes with the rest of the bike change cables and such, keep it tight and tidy.
I planned on restoring the frame, possibly with an ebay decal set, and slowly replacing non-matching components. I have to admit like few others the first time I saw the frame I was immediately thinking of the norco vps. See Is it a plain serial number or does it have some preceding numbers or letters a prefix or perhaps has some numbers or letters that follow the main number a suffix? Luckily someone pointed it out based on serial number and I ended the auction within 12 hours of being notified. The top of the seat stay cap has a flat surface and has nothing written on it. A place for pictures, articles, and discussion of bikes and parts pre 1986.