So in the space of 24 hours this week I had calls from both Brian D at Classic and Vintage Cycles in Hadfield and Brian R at Golden Age Cycles in Banbury, both with good news. The Saronni‘s ready and the Missing Paris Roubaix Nut is ready. Woohoo! Photos and updates to follow shortly, along with news of further Cambio Corsa-equipped acquisitions. All we need now is some warm weather and Dan Bool to come up trumps with the Bianchi Continue reading 2 out of 3 aint bad
So I’d been stalking this rather lovely 1950s Italian bike on eBay for a while. It had been listed and relisted as a Buy It Now-only several times, with a slightly reduced price and a slightly higher number of watchers each time… but it didn’t sell. Then, the seller finally bit the bullet and put it up for auction and of course it began to attract bids. Over the 8 weeks it had been up, I had researched this bike somewhat and discovered it had been bought by the current owner at a Sotheby’s auction a couple of years ago. … Continue reading Campagnolo Paris Roubaix – Driving Me Nuts!
So, I just got an email from Brian at Golden Age Cycles who’s working on restoring my Colnago Saronni (see the ‘before’s here). Hi David, it’s back, and looking amazing…. I’ll start the rebuild in the next few days. Regards, Brian What with that, the weather warming up, my recorded FTP going up and Sarah smashing her weekly mileage target all-in-all it’s been a pretty good weekend! Continue reading Colnago Saronni – Update
So, we’re into the New Year, the days are getting longer and a middle-aged man’s thoughts turn to long, hot summer days in the saddle. That in turn got me thinking about the Bianchi Folgore restoration that Dan Bool is … Continue reading Bianchi Folgore – update
I’ve always loved Colnagos. Thinking about it, who hasn’t? Anyway, a little while ago I rescued this Saronni from Spain. At first glance, it looks great, and that’s what drew me to it. First thoughts on seeing a bike badged Saronni are usually: “Is it a Colnago Saronni or one of those Technotrat Saronnis?”Or, indeed “Is it a Saronni at all?” For some reason, they seem to be very popular aftermarket fakes. Either because the decals are cheap or, more likely, because for a 1980s bike with classic heritage, comparatively little is known about them. This makes them ripe for … Continue reading Colnago Saronni – ‘before’
In the late 1980s and early 1990s while steel still reigned supreme, the frame builders of the world were waiting for the next big thing. Vitus in France had been making their bonded aluminium frames since the 1970s, while in … Continue reading Raleigh DynaTech 300
Everyone loves a celeste Bianchi, right? Whichever version of celeste that is. Whilst the colour has undoubtedly evolved and become a bit more vibrant over time, the story goes that back in the day, the paint was mixed from whatever … Continue reading Bianchi Folgore Cambio Corsa