Hetchins Magnum Bonum Scorpion
Apparently slightly different to most and could be a special order.....original bill of sale was lost in a house move!
Campag SR first gen seatpin (colnago Panto'd) and rear mech, SR front mech, Apparently a Campag/Colnago special chainset, but some say a Gipiemme.....either way I like it.
Gold (yep, I know) Galli brakes, gold anno Excelto hubs (excellent quality) laced to red anno CXP33's......(I know as well!!). Brooks honey tape around some NOS Middlemore randonneur bars, Cinelli stem, Brooks honey pro saddle......I think thats it.
It has the unusual 'Italiante' rear stays, which I like as well.......
It's a rubbish iphone picture........if I can get hold of a digicam, am I allowed to change the photo?
I am very confused by this bike. I take from your description above, as well as the photo, that you were not the original owner. Did you buy it as a complete bike or as frame alone?
There is not a single part on this bike that is not collection worthy! I can well understand the anodizing on this type of bike. In many ways the anodized parts could not find a more appropriate frame upon which to be fitted. One of the things that confuses me therefore is the mixing of different colour anodizing. Red anodizing on the rims that is quite different from the frame colour, then two colour variants of gold. If your Excelto hubs are anything like the ones that I have seen previously, their colour is very different from the Galli brakes (as you already noted, your photo is quite lacking in detail and clarity, meaning that we need to imagine more than actually observe) Galli produced a complete gruppo of anodized parts of a reasonably good quality, perhaps it would have been more appropriate to search out such a group. Likewise, why would you fit a Colnago pantographed seatpost (which appears to be far too extended for any model ever sold by Colnago) and a Colnago pantographed chainset? These parts are highly sought after by Colnago owners, so it would be child's play to trade these parts out for something in keeping with the rest of the bike, making two bikes complete. Moving on to the handlebars, you have selected handlebars that represent for many the ultimate in comfort, given their slightly upward rise. However if the photo is not deceiving, you have fitted the brake levers far lower than average negating the whole purpose of the bend of this particular model of handlebars.
I realize that you are only supposed to post a maximum of two photos in this thread, so I would like to suggest that you open another thread in which you post a number of close-up photos showing all the details. If the shots are taken close-up, I would guess that photos taken with your phone camera would be acceptable. Otherwise it is clear that better photos taken with a digital camera would be even more desirable. I for one would like to see more.
PS: I like the ding dong, having seen the size and nice chroming, I can even imagine hearing the sound in my mind.
PPS: I have a set of Super Champion Gentleman rims with gold anodizing, as well as two sets of Ambrosio rims in both blue and red awaiting the appropriate bike...