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 Post subject: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:35 pm 
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My new project, anyone with any info on this type of bike please let rip,I'm in unchartered territory!

Lovely chrome ornate lugs and enamel badge at headtube, 26" solid axle wheels but will take 700c except dropouts are only 8mm at front ( have to measure rear ).

Chesini logo is metal and embossed on down tube.

I need an earlier bar / stem combo if anyone can make a suggestion as to what would be period 'correct'

54 seat ct-ct, 56 top ct-ct. Single chain ring and 4 speed rear cluster.

paint and cotter pins to sort, anyone know what crank this is?

gallery here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/domhf9h0zajkma6/YngEfyc26K


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:29 pm 
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No info for you I'm afraid just admiration and a little jealousy!


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:32 pm 
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Gracie wrote:
No info for you I'm afraid just admiration and a little jealousy!

got to redo paint scars and get it roadworthy first mate! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:28 pm 
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There is so much I like about that! Chesini have knocked out some of the best bikes I've seen, their attention to detail is second to none imho.

It looks to me that it should never have had 26" wheels, perhaps sprints (700c) or 27" hp's.

Close up of the crank would help to identify it....

I presume that looped piece in the frame is to stiffen the bb area?

Internal routed gear cables are a lovely touch as is the chrome and that downtube badge....well what can I say!?


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Tel wrote:
There is so much I like about that! Chesini have knocked out some of the best bikes I've seen, their attention to detail is second to none imho.

It looks to me that it should never have had 26" wheels, perhaps sprints (700c) or 27" hp's.

Close up of the crank would help to identify it....

I presume that looped piece in the frame is to stiffen the bb area?

Internal routed gear cables are a lovely touch as is the chrome and that downtube badge....well what can I say!?


wow thanks Tel...crank closeup and other pics here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/domhf9h0zajkma6/YngEfyc26K

the toptube is badly scarred, original colour underneath was metallic emerald green ( nice 8) )...the 700C wheel I tried have normal 10mm axles with QR, and won't fit the dropouts, so either file out to fit or I have some 27 1/4 sold axels I'll measure up.
Mulling over choice of bars and stem...


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Just love the head tube on it. Nice and classy.

I'd go for a Cinelli 1a stem and Criterium bars if I you were after some replacements.


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:08 pm 
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I have an XA and bars but that's too modern, I'll have a hunt :)


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:14 pm 
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I think you'd want something older style like a 3ttt record (with the nut type fixing rather than allen key) or a GB Spearpoint but something English doesn't seem right.

You named the thread 'X-Bike' why was that? If thats the case then perhaps 26" wheels would have been standard fitting....


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Tel wrote:
I think you'd want something older style like a 3ttt record (with the nut type fixing rather than allen key) or a GB Spearpoint but something English doesn't seem right.

You named the thread 'X-Bike' why was that? If thats the case then perhaps 26" wheels would have been standard fitting....


the 'grab handle' between seat tube and down tube? or am I being thick? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Chesini X-bike 60s?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:18 pm 
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could be but cables under top tube and I think even back then x-bikes used canti's. Out of my area of expertise though so perhaps you'r right....


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