|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
|Try www.classicrendezvous.com |
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! nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Jun 18, 2002 10:17 AM
|ooh. nm||JS 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! NM||gs6769|
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.
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 here||Tig|
Jun 18, 2002 6:31 PM
|This site has several old Eddy photos: http://www.bikindex.com/fun/road.asp
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. http://www.RichardSachs.com
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.