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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:34 pm 
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I bought this bike a few months ago, It was bought off of a guy who bought it from the elderly first owner. There are stickers and stampings relating to the FCI (federazione ciclista Iltaliana) it is marked fci on the rear drop out and the cranks and bottom bracket. It is rumoured to have been some sort of training bike by the Italian track cycling team. It would be great if I could find out more about it. The Italian seller had bad english skills (as I did italian :lol: )
The bike is pretty much as it would have been built with campagnolo pista parts and nisi toro rims. I do use it carefully (no brakes etc) and it rides lovely and solidly even the 30+ year old fci branded vittoria tubs have held 100psi for over 200 miles!
I haven't ridden any other of my bikes for about a month, nuff said!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:45 pm 
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It was covered in wax and stored but it seems to have gone a bit hard and is everywhere so it looks much dirtier and rougher than it is.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:47 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:28 pm 
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Where on earth do you get these steeds from....... a TARDIS ??

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Where on earth do you get these steeds from....... a TARDIS ??

Shaun


Yet another ebay find, this time Italian ebay! bad spelling on the listing meant it was hard to find and didn't cost the earth :wink:
It gets a fair bit of 'respect' from the local hipsters in town :lol:
The no brakes issue doesn't cause too much grief although I did have a collision today with about a dozen drunk stag do'ers wearing 'L' plates on microscooters on the cycle path :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:54 am 
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Gosh - that's a beauty! I didn't know anything like that still existed


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:03 pm 
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I said in the other thread I loved it! Great to see some more shots of it here. I'd love a ride on that round Herne Hill!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:20 pm 
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One hell of a find, lovely.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:10 pm 
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I bet thats one bike that never thought it would see the seaside ever again ,amazed .


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:41 pm 
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really rather lovely old bike that one :)


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