I thought I'd started a thread about this bike, but don't think I ever did. There are a couple of pics in other threads, but it hasn't got it's own thread yet! I've actually been working on this project and collecting parts for ages, but there's still a way to go so I thought I might as well get started, now that I've got my parkpre finished
Nortel.le (and yes, it has a dot in the middle, it's a local Valencian language thing) was a frame builder near Valencia until about 10 years ago when (as I heard it) they failed to adapt to new stuff like aluminium and carbon fibre, and finally went out of business. Shame really as I've seen a lot of their bikes, and they're well built and nicely finished.
This bike belonged to a friend here in Spain, who bought it new in 1991 (he thinks!). He used it regularly until about 7 or 8 years ago when he bought a more modern pinarello. He kept hold of this one until I enquired about it, as I'd always liked it, and it's my size too. He told me I could take it and do what I wanted with it, to consider it mine (although he'd like to use it occasionally when I get it done). it was taking up space at his place and he was glad to see the back of it. (I'm not sure he won't want it back though, when I get it finished!)
Here it is as I got it a few years go - columbus cromor frame and fork, full shimano 6400 ultegra groupset and cinelli bars and stem: