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 Post subject: Cornish Barn Find
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:35 pm 
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Hello chaps,long time since I posted on here :roll:
Found an old roadbike whilst clearing a mates barn in Cornwall a while back,Its got SIMONCINI on the frame,dark pink met paint,teardrop tubing,whole bike weighs nothing,campag gearing,Mavic chainset,and the brakes are thermoplastic and say Modolo Equipe on them,any ideas as I know nothing about retro Road bikes,loads of rust on it though :(

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Actually that's not half bad. Pity about the condition of some of the fittings but some good items on it - especially the Mavic 'Starfish' chainset I'd say. Well worth having a go at restoration. I've seen worse starting points!

Looks as if the saddle has been fitted with the seat pin back-to-front.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:36 pm 
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If it was found in Cornwall, then I can tell you it was almost certainly originally supplied by Ricci Cycles in Redruth, who were the main importer in the late 80s/90s.

I moved down there in '91... they had rows and rows of these frames in their showroom and sold a lot by mail order. Judging by the components, I would say it's probably 85-87.


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