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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:38 pm 
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"Unfortunately" I have a fairly fixed idea of a retro bike project -- looking for an oversized lugged steel frame of reasonable quality tubing (say, Columbus EL-OS and the like). While there are a few EL frames floating around, the oversized (EL-OS, Genius etc) frames I see are usually welded.

Can you give me any hints what brands and models to look out for? Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Not sure of the model but...
Early 90s Reparto Corse ELOS Bianchi...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:02 am 
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Love it. Surprised EL-OS already had the unicrown fork, though. Thought that came later.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Stupid question, but what in the world of lugged roadbikes classes as oversized ?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:45 pm 
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There's also Reynolds 731 OS Race tubing if you want to extend your choice.

You might track down a Graham Weigh on Ebay, its something he often used :)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:09 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Stupid question, but what in the world of lugged roadbikes classes as oversized ?



Anything over an inch, likely only 1 1/8th.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:31 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
There's also Reynolds 731 OS Race tubing if you want to extend your choice.

You might track down a Graham Weigh on Ebay, its something he often used :)

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Love my Graham Weigh

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Note to self: the De Rosa Primato looks nice also.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Finally ... Fratelli Columbus Genius lugged. No idea about the brand, but it ticks all the right boxes. Now, to paint or not to paint? Keep red with all black modern-ish kit, or paint yellow with green kit.
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