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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:56 pm 
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jordic1968 wrote:
Indeed! During my research, different people have told me that Rik Van Looy rode Masi, and not only in the track. Some time later Merckx quoted in an interview that one of his earliest objectives was also to ride frames made in Belgium, so he started with Kessel.... But that's another story.


Useful info., thanks. RvL is one of my big heroes from when I was lad. The fact that we share the same birthday (Dec 20) might have something to do with it!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:14 pm 
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Went today to check the feasiblity to replace the rear dropouts, as the one on the right had been repaired in the past. Although I already have the replacement ones the conclusion is: too costly ! -> will stay like this . Seems quite strong, not so bad looking and the wheel has a good alignment already without the adjusting bolt ;) Don't want to mess it up.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:11 pm 
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Superia came into being after the brothers who owned Flandria had a fight, the story is that one brother came to the workshop the morning after to find the space split in two with a sheet running down the middle :)

Trying to work out if a rider was riding a bike made by the team is always a bit complicated. First up there are cases of riders repainting and re-badging frames made by someone else, to give one well known example, Freddy Maertens was riding Gios frames when he was at Flandria, at least until the boss found out and smashed them up.! The second complication is that a number of independent frame builders would build frames for various of the bigger manufacturers


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:06 pm 
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too many things on my head now so I've decided I'm not going to restore it myself . Thanks all for the comments. I've learned a lot from the 60's but off it goes to ebay...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:40 pm 
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Photo of Eddy's 'Cinelli Superia' on this thread.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:13 pm 
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Thanks!First time I see this pic . So all starts to match.. Likely Cinelli was lillte busy these days or Belgians at Superia used same lugs and stile....


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