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Looking for a 70's or early 80's Italian frameset(15 posts)

Looking for a 70's or early 80's Italian framesetdesmo
Oct 19, 2002 4:22 PM
I want to build up a classic to ride, with a bunch of NR and other vintage parts I've come across. I've been keeping an eye on the classifieds here, Velostuf, Renaissance, and ebay. But without much luck. Anyone know of any other dealers that keep a stock of older frames? I'd really rather not buy off ebay. Or if anyone out there has a frameset along these lines: Italian, racing geometry, 53 to 54 c to c. good original paint and decals, age wear and patina ok, I do not want to re-paint. More interested in a good riding bike with some character than a "collectors" item. Appreciate any help offered.
re: Looking for a 70's or early 80's Italian framesetDave Hickey
Oct 19, 2002 4:46 PM
Have you tried rec.bicycles.marketplace? Post a wanted to buy ad.
re: Looking for a 70's or early 80's Italian framesetFrank121
Oct 19, 2002 6:43 PM
I bought a 55 c-c. 55 top tube Scapin planning to build it up but built up a Marinoni that arrived first instead, so I may end up selling the Scapin. Pictures are shown below in the under the "Was someone looking for a 56cm Tommasini?" thread. BTW, I am still looking for a 55 c-t, 55cm top tube Tommasini...

Contact me off line at if interested
Thanks Frank, but 54 c-c is the largest I can ride. nmdesmo
Oct 19, 2002 8:16 PM
Here's a inexpensive, NOS one!wspokes
Oct 19, 2002 7:15 PM
Get yourself an Italian Aquilla from Jack's closeouts. Columbus tubing and some character! Ok paint, all are NOS with just shop wear. english threads. cost about $100 shipped to your door and you can build it up. Ask Spirito, I had one at T-town. They are not that bad at all, especially for $100. I plan on getting one during the winter to build up as a SS. email me offlist if you need the website. Peace.

Thanks, found the site. Any pics anywhere? nmdesmo
Oct 19, 2002 8:31 PM
Thanks, found the site. Any pics anywhere? nmwspokes
Oct 20, 2002 2:22 PM
I don't have any pics myself, all I can say is that for the price. the frames aren't too bad at all. Good Luck. I see they have an Aquilla in a 54cm.
re: Looking for a 70's or early 80's Italian framesetgdtrfb24
Oct 22, 2002 11:30 AM
if your interested in 70,80's italian framesets, here's a cool link to a site with tons of catalog prints. i'm currently working on a mid 80's colnago and the pics are a great help.
Dave Hickey
Oct 29, 2002 12:35 PM
That is strange. That is not what I posted.........Dave Hickey
Oct 29, 2002 12:39 PM
What I said was, That is a great resource. I can look at those pictures for hours
re: Looking for a 70's or early 80's Italian framesetkyih
Oct 25, 2002 8:58 AM
If you have not found what you are looking for as of yet, I may have for sale the right bike. 1986 Pinarello Montello, Columbus SLX , chrome fork and rear triangle. Campy Record components, friction shifters, Mavic tubulars, Time racing pedals. All in excellent condition, still riding on weekends. Super clean, smooth and fast. Let me know if you are interested as I am about to list it on other sites.
possibly interesteddesmo
Oct 25, 2002 11:30 AM
Would you sell just the frame/fork? I already have a complete Campy gruppo, wheelset, bars, etc. If you will part it out, let me know the exact size: seat tube/top tube c to c, color, price, etc. You can email me at if you have a pic that would be great.
Thanks, O
possibly interestedwspokes
Oct 25, 2002 5:19 PM
Did you ever check on the 54cm Aquilla? Columbus SL frameset for about $85 shipped? there was only one left I believe. Would make a nice bike!!
aw spokesdesmo
Oct 25, 2002 8:08 PM
I know yer hot on that but it just don't have the coolness factor I need for this. I really want something with some history and that was totally out of my reach when I first started riding seriously in the late 70's. I sold some really cool stuff I loved to put together this ride so I'm holding out for the right piece. The Aquilla sounds like the perfect fixie or town bike frame but I already got those in the stable. Have all winter, I'm sure something right will show up one of these days. The Foco frame I'm going to race next year is about done so I'll have plenty to do getting the paint job going and building that up. Plus have to find more stuff to sell to pay for all this!
I hear ya, mon amiwspokes
Oct 26, 2002 9:00 AM
I have to sell off a few items myself to build up the kitty to buy a wheelset for the 1929. I also intend on just staying cool and stumbling upon it over the winter which I am quite sure will eventually happen! Good Luck.