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Bicycle of the month - October contest [13 vote(s)]

1986 Tommasini Prestige
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1980's Piaggio Bianchi
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1970 MCB Crescent
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Hi Guys! For the month of October, the theme is "Classic racer from 1970 to 1986."

You think you have what it takes to be a contender?

Please show us your bicycle below.

 

* Those who are interested in participating, please see "Rules & Requirements" in the "Sticky" thread.

* Submission of entry will be closed on 14th September 2014.

* A polling thread will start on 15th September and ends on 14th October.

 

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-- Edited by wolverine_x on Monday 15th of September 2014 09:52:56 PM

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1986 Tommasini I rode in the 2013 L'Eroica. Great bike, incredible ride.  The first pic is from training ride for the L'Eroica

taken in Telluride, CO.


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Model: Prestige

Size: 62

Frame Material: Columbus Steel

Fork: Columbus Steel

 Top Tube: 580mm (C-C)

Seat Tube: 620mm (C-T), 605mm (C-C)

Seat Tube Angle: NA

Head Tube: 190mm

Head Tube Angle: NA

Standover Height: 863mm

Weight:  23 lbs 10 oz 

Components

Headset: Campagnolo 1"

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo

Brakes: Campagnolo

Shifters: Campagnolo

Crankset: Campagnolo, 53/42t, 180mm

Cassette: Regina America Freewheel, 6sp, 13-23t

Chain: Sachs

Handlebar: Nitto - 44cm (C-C)

Stem: 3ttt / Bianchi - 130mm - 26.0mm 

Seatpost: Campagnolo - 27.2mm

Saddle: San Marco Rolls

Wheelset: Campagnolo Hubs laced onto Mavic Ma 40 Rims - 700c

 

 

 



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-- Edited by kbee on Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:30:14 PM

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80's Piaggio Bianchi

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This is one of my favourites, rides well, comes with Campagnolo components.

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1970 MCB Crescent

She has neither high end components nor a fancy lightweight frame, but she makes up for it with much provenance.

I am caretaker for this original condition, unrestored but much loved family heirloom from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She belongs to my cousin, who get her in his teens. His dad bought her for him as a present after searching the whole city for this particular bike, having been told it was a very good brand. Registered with the Vancouver city authorities in 1971, she was likely built in 1970 and she is now spending her retirement in Singapore. No longer having the space for her, he gave her to me in 2012. 

Well used, she saw her fair share of long hair, bell bottom jeans, parties; mini-skirted babes and perhaps even the Rolling Stones and Deep Purple concerts that played there during that era - and she has the marks to show for it. I spent months cleaning and lightly touching her up, and she's still not pristine. She should never be. She would lose her 'flavour' if she was. 

More on Swedish Crescents here:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Sweden/Crescent.htm

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We have 3 contenders!
Who will be crown "Bicycle of the month" in October?
You'll be the judge.
Please vote now.
Polling ends in 14th October.

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Congratulations to kbee on your entry : 1986 Tommasini Prestige

You have won the "Bicycle of the Month" - October 2014

Your entry will be showcase in our "Bicycle Hall Of Fame"

This thread is now closed!

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