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    Ex Team Once Giant TCR TT bike now finished!

    Hi Guys, Taken a lot longer than I had planned but finally finished the Ex Team Once TCR Time Trial Bike I picked up some time ago. The bike was missing groupset and wheels but the best was there - although it had been repainted in Liberty Seguros colours (Once became Liberty Seguros in 2004 -...
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    Chrome fork re-platers?

    Hi Guys, Looking to get a set of chrome forks for a Benotto 3000 re-plated (they have gone very dull and pitted), is there a company in the UK which I can send them to (don`t want to travel due to lockdown)? Anyone recommend a firm? Thanks, Dan.
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    Ex Moser team bike - mystery solved... ***NOW FINISHED***

    Hi Guys, Finally got around to working on a bike that I initially thought was a Benotto 3000 team bike - except on close inspection its not a Benotto, its a Moser. When I picked it up it was a repainted frame with Benotto decals and a benotto chrome fork and panto stem - when stripping it down...
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    Giant TCR bottom bracket...

    Darn it, as ever, lost at bottom bracket roulet, picked up an italian threaded bottom bracket for my `03 ally TCR when it looks like its Enflish threads - can anyone confirm which BB it should have.... Thanks, Dan.
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    Ex team Benotto 3000 - help required please

    Hi Guys, Picked up another ex team frame the other day, this time a Benotto 3000 and I need some help with the details. As I`m aware, Benotto 3000`s were made by a Benotto employee based at the De Rosa factory, though Ugo De Rosa himself made the team bikes - regular 3000`s have the Cinelli BB...
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    `53 Torpado Gran Sport project finally finished

    Hi Guys, Kind of got seduced by a very original `50`s racer that was lurking in Italy, figured it was time to an older vintage bike to the collection so went ahead and picked up this 1953 Torpado Gran Sport. Bike was very original, you could tell from the same rock hard grease on all the...
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    Decal suppliers

    Hi Guys, Anyone know of a supplier of decals that makes them to order - need some custom ones for a giant tcr project, thanks, Dan.
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    Ex Once Giant TCR frame - any details?

    Hi Guys, I`m pretty sure there are some other forum members how have posted here about Giant TCR`s. On the list of +1`s I have was a genuine ONCE Team bike - not because of the riders or the team, but that black and yellow thing just lloks awesome and I do love a team bike. There are, of...
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    Giant TCR details required

    Hi Guys, Bit late for a classic in this section but I`m pretty sure there are some other forum members how have posted here about Giant TCR`s. On the list of +1`s I have was a genuine ONCE Team bike - not because of the riders or the team, but that black and yellow thing just lloks awesome and...
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    Bianchi TSX build finally completed!

    Hi Guys, Finally finished the build of my Bianchi TSX - wheel build caused all sorts of issues! Posted up details of the frame on here last year - its an ex pro early 90`s TSX frame sourced from Italy but could`nt figure which team so went for a Pantani inspired build with Super Record Titanium...
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    Ex RMO Gitane

    Hi Guys, For me, one of the best ever bike books is Kimmages Rough Ride, second to maybe Krabbes Rider and maybe 8 seconds... so.... Following a late night browse on steel-vintage-bikes (thought my wife had blocked the site...) a fresh bike arrived a week later - a 1992 ex RMO team bike ridden...
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    Motobecane Team Champion info required

    Hi Guys, Just picked up this Motobecane Team Champion from France and after some details on the settup and looking over some historical posts there some members with good knowledge on these. Looks like its an early Team Champion model due to the chrome lugs and details (I believe the chrome was...
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    Wheel builder recomendation please

    Hi Guys, Just bashing my head against a wall trying to build an nos set of Campag 24h Electron hubs to Campag Sigma 24h rims - just can`t figure out the spoke length and have had a failure of patience... can anyone recommend a good wheel builder in the UK that can do the job for me and? Thanks...
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    Campagnolo hub spoke question

    Hi Guys, Hit a problem building a set of `90`s wheels - have a campag 24h record electron hub rear and 24h campag sigma rim - hit a spoke issue - looks like there`s meant to be a sort of small plate to fit the spokes to secure in the hub? Hubs are not Shamal huibs as 24h but are similar -...
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    Campag Shamal or Vento question

    Hi Guys, looking at picking up a set of period Campagnolo wheels for my Bianchi TSX - either Shamals, Vento`s or Electrons (if I can find any...) Question - is the only difference between shamal and ventro`s the depth - looks like ones around 30mm deep and the other 40mm or am I missing...
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    Bianchi TSX pro frame details required

    Hi Guys, Hoping that some of the members can figure out some details on a frame I`ve just picked up. Its a mid `90`s Bianchi TSX Ultralight, ex pro bike with well used race number lug. Fitted with a shimano headset and rather ugly Look carbon forks which I thought would be replacements for the...
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    Look 595, ex Cofidis, build complete!

    Hi Guys, Fresh from the LBS (In Gear in Forest Row) is this 2010 ex Cofidis Look 595. Aquired it from a shop in France as a frameset with its wheels (super cool Cofidis team issue red fat spoke Fulcrim Racing Zero tubs). This bike was ridden at the 2010 Giro and Vuelta by Belgian rider Nico...
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    Steel framed `90`s Dawes details needed

    Hi Guys, I`m about to build up a couple of new old stock 1990`s steel Dawes touring frames, only problem is they are in France and I`m taking the bits out there... Before I go and take the wrong size parts, can anyone help confirm what the Dawes sizes are likely to be for the: Bottom Bracket...
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    New for next year - ex pro Look 595

    Depends on your definition of Retro, but having completed my `86 Look TVT Greg Lemond replica this Summer I was pretty stunned by just how well (and fast) it rode. So in my mind, the next logical step was to build the final incarnation of the lugged Look frame - the epic Look 595. Now, there`s...
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    Marco Pantani signed saddle - not a whole bike but c`mon...

    Awesome - as a long standing Marco Pantani fan (and Greg Lemond fan so no dope stuff ok...) I was in one of those chats with a chap when he commented on my Bianchi t-shirt - then chatted about bikes and Pantani came up - turns out he met the man when back in `99 during a promo tour and got him...
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