2 out of 3 aint bad

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

Campagnolo Paris Roubaix – Driving Me Nuts!

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!

Colnago Saronni – Update

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

Colnago Saronni – ‘before’

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’