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    another TVT92 Beauty - labeled Gitane-RMO Coulours of 1992

    Hi JujuChacha, I own a `92 RMO team Bike that belonged to Mottet`s mountain domestique, Dante Rezze - its in full "as ridden" spec, full mavic, and if I`m brutally honest the Mavic groupset is not good enough for the frame - Mavic fans don`t throw stuff at me, but seriously, the brakes are...
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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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    Ex Moser team bike - mystery solved... ***NOW FINISHED***

    Had it out for a few rides of around 60km, first ride the BB came loose, other than that its been fantastic - super smooth and a great descender, climbs pretty darn well as you would expect for an Ugo Derosa built bike, thanks, Dan.
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    `53 Torpado Gran Sport project finally finished

    I used paint from https://www.specialistpaints.com/collections/kustom-canz-custom-aerosol-cans - pretty sure it was a baby blue base colour with single coat of pearl blue laquer and single coat of silver pearl lacquer then clearcoat. The seat tube bands were a real pain - masked with low grab...
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    Need help identifying what gearing system goes on this vintage Torpado

    Hi Stephen, guessing you had that frame re-chromed? I have a `53 Torpado Gran Sport with Agrati lugs like yours, except 50`s Torpado`s didn`t have braise on guides or downtube boses, they used band on, so either its a late 60`s frame or its had braised on parts added - if it was a painted...
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    Ex Moser team bike - mystery solved... ***NOW FINISHED***

    Re: Very observant - crank bolts were late to the party as were toeclips and straps - both now fitted, Dan.
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    Ex Moser team bike - mystery solved... ***NOW FINISHED***

    ***UPDATE*** The Moser is now finished, waiting on some better weather to put it through its paces. Bare metal strip down showed a clumsy braze on front deraileur mount had been added so was carefully removed, then the the whole thing repainted to match the Sanson `79/`80 blue Moser scheme...
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    1975 Raleigh sbdu 58

    Re: Re: Hi, who did the chrome and can they do it by post? Thanks, Dan.
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    Ex Moser team bike - mystery solved... ***NOW FINISHED***

    Re: Yep, really looking forward to seeing how it rides - had the offending front derralieur mount removed and its currently being painted - full build details following soon... Thanks, Dan.
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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***

    Re: Found a pic of the headtube angle - main pic made it look very upright, just a quirk of the pic, this one is clearer: Moser head tube and lugs:
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    Ex Moser team bike - mystery solved... ***NOW FINISHED***

    Re: Not sure of the head angle, I`ll have to check - should have mentioned chainstays are set for 6 speed 126mm. Frames being painted as we speak. 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

    Re: Ah, don`t type when you`re distracted, meant Leonardo Mazzantini and Phil Edwards.... I would agree with the `79 for `80 season - looks like De Rosa built up to 3 frames per pro rider plus many more for Moser himself, not sure if special frames were made for cobble classics either.
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    Ex team Benotto 3000 - help required please

    Re: Staring to get somewhere - Its been pointed out on another forum that the columbus sticker is a commonly used replacement, often used on resprays - checking the bb threads I can see the remains of the original paint - its a light metalic blue (not the silver or blue of the current frame) -...
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    Ex team Benotto 3000 - help required please

    Re: Heard back from DeRosa - they confirm its a genuine frame made by Ugo but have no records or details, darn...
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    Ex team Benotto 3000 - help required please

    Re: "I guess there's a possibility that this could be- or could have become- Mazzantini's spare/training bike for the post-Sanson Famcucine team? It looks about his size. Pure speculation.." Doubtfull, Famucine still had Moser riding with them while he was with them - Moser bikes all the time...
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    Ex team Benotto 3000 - help required please

    Re: Have emailed Derosa - not sure if they will have anything but will post up what I hear back. The braze on front mech is an anominally - I note that the cable guides are routed under the BB rather than over in brazed guides as you would see on a regular 3000 - might be able to figure out...
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    Ex team Benotto 3000 - help required please

    Re: "There was a rider called Leonardo Mazzantini who rode for Sanson in 1980, but Sanson were using Moser frames by then. I hear that the early Moser frames were also built by Ugo de Rosa. I think the last year Sanson were on Benotto branded bikes was 1978? but Mazzantini wasn't riding for...
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