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Vintage bike pictures???(17 posts)

Vintage bike pictures???tronracer
Jun 18, 2002 6:31 AM
I tried to do a search on Google, but to no avail. Anyone know of a good site to view pics of older bikes? I once saw a picture of an old de rosa, molteni style before Eddy Merckx swapped the De Rosa for Merckx on the downtube. I'd like to see this picture again, I might paint my bike this way. Any help?
re: Vintage bike pictures???gs6769
Jun 18, 2002 6:47 AM

I don't think they've got a Molteni team issue Merckx/De Rosa, but they do have plenty of other great stuff.
how dare you ask the philistines over here.....;-)...Spirito
Jun 18, 2002 9:53 AM
when over on the classic's board is this link

large pics of almost any old catalogue you care to mention - more than a weeks worth of drooling.....
there is a few pics of the molteni bike in the merckx catalogues but it may good to look under deRosa as well

here is a good start
eddy looking all corporate...Spirito
Jun 18, 2002 9:55 AM
eddy artwork (didn't see this one at the Louvre)Spirito
Jun 18, 2002 9:57 AM
something haiku would understand....Spirito
Jun 18, 2002 9:59 AM
and even akirasho could get his fill....Spirito
Jun 18, 2002 10:01 AM
abide and remain in retro

(what happened to all them cool seats)
double-triple ooh! nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 18, 2002 10:17 AM
ooh. nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 18, 2002 10:16 AM
those seat angles look steep.colker
Jun 18, 2002 3:53 PM
is this his century geom.?
Awesome link! Work's flyin' by now! NMgs6769
Jun 18, 2002 10:48 AM
Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black....tronracer
Jun 18, 2002 10:49 AM
You reply to me on this board, but completely ignored me today on the other board. Spirito...I'm hurt. And after I included you in the topic heading, tsk, tsk, tsk.

On a side note, I always felt that I had a special birthday: 8-26-76. The year was the bicentennial year, and year of the dragon in chinese mythology. Now I find out that Mr Campagnolo himself was born on 8-26-1901. So 75 years to the day after he was born came me. Eerie...I'm blessed, and I know Tullio is like an angel on my shoulder when I ride with my Super Record retro ride that Spirito convinced me to keep.
oh tron......Spirito
Jun 18, 2002 11:02 AM
c'mon.... i cant answer everything.....

some things to check would be the alignment of your fork and frame as this is curcial as well to high speed assuredness.

may be you have a wobbly tire or lumpy tube?

take the front wheel off and borrow a friends to try it out. from that test you should know whether its a wheel thing or not.

chacking alignment of forks can only be done by a masterly true bike shop - dont waste your money on a shop that doesn't have the wherewithall.

lastly some bikes are just squirelly - its a geometry and material thing. some bike sare stable - some bikes are always rewady to switch direction. many high end bikes are not great at high speed whilst others are like driving a truck in that they wont change direction.

tullio's grandson huh? can you get a discount?

Now that's the Spirito I know....tronracer
Jun 18, 2002 11:18 AM
That's the answer I was looking for!! Geez, you know everything. Thanks, :=)

Discount huh? Maybe I should look into it!

Molto benne, bravo, bravo.

Humph! No Schwinn or Paramount listings ...Humma Hah
Jun 18, 2002 3:01 PM
... talk about Philistines!

Classic Rendesvous, now THERE's a Paramount site!
tronracer, go hereTig
Jun 18, 2002 6:31 PM
This site has several old Eddy photos:
I don't know if they will help with your quest though. I can't read the name on the downtube on the old white with red bike.

Richard Sachs makes a bike (pictured) with a similar paint scheme.
i think....Spirito
Jun 18, 2002 10:40 PM
tronracer is after pics of a later bike which is more famous that merclx rode in the Molteni orange colors. it was according to most experts made by faliero masi, although a few think ernesto colnago was the man behind the steel.

the bike i think your thinking of (white with red headtube and seattube band) is the bike eddy rode in '69 - known as the faema team bike supposedly made by ugo deRosa.

the reason for the mystery is that as they were team bikes under a different label merckx used to shop around for what he thought was the best bike builder and then have it painted in team colors and pretended tthat it was a bertin frame or whatever else the bikes were.