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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've been looking for something retro to go with my modern 'plastic' colnago...

Looked at colnago masters etc and decided that they were a) overpriced b) not that well built c) a lot of them about

So I've been looking at smaller italian builders with history.

Vetta fitted the bill - as did a deal on eBay via best offer!

Clearly a bit of a project... Needs paint and I really can't decide on modern campy or retro?

Anyone seen columbus ms lugs like these?

Hopefully these will link ok (not that up to speed posting photos)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Some nice photos on here of the builder

http://www.marcoramin.com/vetta/vetta.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:44 pm 
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Love the fork and lug detailing 8)

What's the plan paint wise, matching the standard or something new, homage perhaps?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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elPedro666 wrote:
Love the fork and lug detailing 8)

What's the plan paint wise, matching the standard or something new, homage perhaps?


unsure to be honest - not too struck on the original colours but i'll see if tehy grow on me and get it touched up probably (surface rust on teh top tube)

I used to have a pearl dark pink harry hall (way back) done similar to the old pinarello advert

http://www.lejog4amr.co.uk/images/monte ... d-1985.jpg

looked really nice with fancy lugwork highlighted in white but again fancy something different

current paint doesn't really highlight the lug detail or shapes - really undecided. Frame should e with me in a weeks time (coming via austria)

bright red or white are being considered


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:14 pm 
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See what you're saying re hiding the lugs :| like the link, very pretty!

Never know how different things will appear in te flesh though, have to wait and see, exciting! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Replacement decals sorted - emailed Antonio Taverna direct today and he's kindly got back to me already to provide replacements :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:22 pm 
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if you need a good company to do the re-finish, get in touch with C&G finishes in Liverpool, theyre superb.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:59 am 
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SNight wrote:
if you need a good company to do the re-finish, get in touch with C&G finishes in Liverpool, theyre superb.


Have you added them to the recommended painters thread? :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Another similar frame has turned up on eBay but in SL

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewit ... 0873832159

Not sure I like the decals on this one though....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Just had word back from vetta - no charge for the decals! What a top bloke!

Next task is finding a suitable nice looking 25mm dia seat post... Without breaking the bank!


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