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 Post subject: Simoncini Super Record
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:47 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Here's my Simoncini Super Record from around 2002.
Has lugged Columbus Max tubing, which is sculpture in steel IMO.

Just been refinished here and is all lower end Campagnolo, except for Miche head-set and cassette. Has some nice detail, eg. pantographed head, fork crown, BB, seat-stay bridge, and the elliptical tubing is amazing.

More pics/detail later if anybody wants: )


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Nice. More pics please.

Mark.


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 Post subject: Simoncini Super Record
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:53 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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OK. Here we go with more pics/info: )

Pictured at various stages here. The red tyres I decided were a step too far. This machine doesn't need bling ... And the Leotard pedals are temporary....

I particularly like the aero forks. They didn't look strong enough to me at the crown, but they are stiff as.... The chain stays are 36mm high at the BB! For a hill climber you wont find stiffer than this in steel. The top tube is 0.4mm at its thinnest.... Check this link for Columbus Max tubing details:
http://www.columbustubi.com/eng/4_4_9.htm

More details here:
http://www.ceeway.com/Max.htm

Simoncini at this time coated all their frames with nickel plate before painting. The original paint was just amazing with marbled red paint..... But it was 'tired' when I got it and needed some TLC.

This was my first Italian machine and what a way to start!? I had no idea when it arrived: ) Knew nothing about Simoncini, or even Columbus tubing, (Reynolds 531 etc. was my main experience of vintage lightweights previously) but I'm now a convert. Was an proper education!

This is a 53cm frame and much too small for me, but I was just fascinated by the sophisticated tubing. The closer you look at the detail of it, the more impressive it is. This was a serious competition frame in its day.
A proper classic machine IMHO.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:54 am 
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nice! Max has this timeless look.Would look even better with chromed lugs.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:04 pm 
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emanuel wrote:
nice! Max has this timeless look.Would look even better with chromed lugs.

Thanks for that.
Matter of opinion this one.
I go for the 'understated,' 'laid back' look; )
Mostly.

But I got other, more 'in your face' bikes......
You wanna see some?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:26 pm 
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I'll be looking out for it on the Sunday rides.

Who did the spray job?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:21 pm 
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love the pantographed head tube. nice touch your saddle.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:18 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: florence.italy
viscount wrote:
emanuel wrote:
nice! Max has this timeless look.Would look even better with chromed lugs.

Thanks for that.
Matter of opinion this one.
I go for the 'understated,' 'laid back' look; )
Mostly.

But I got other, more 'in your face' bikes......
You wanna see some?

yes!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:40 pm 
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Very nice go everywhere-do anything machine.
Just needs an italian saddle IMHO.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: florence.italy
Brooks saddles were widely used over here as well.
I'll take a picture of the Max lugset, I've got a NOS one here and it's simply gorgeous.


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