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    New retro ride is on the way.

    Its this, a GUERCIOTTI ROAD BIKE FRAME 62CM. Item# 230573100931 Fully restored and powder coated with new decals. I intend to pick out the Guerciotti engraved name with white paint to really make it pop. Its a beautiful blue color with a crome steel fork. It just spoke to me, and i held off for 6 days before i pulled the trigger.

    I have almost all the parts to a NOS 600 EX build. I have a beautiful nitto stem/handle bar set up. Sew ups on mavic gel 330's. Brakes, rear der, headset (funky scalloped one) bottom bracket and 170mm crank. Brake levers i am using un aero shimano 600 abasque levers, cause i feel they are beautiful to look at.

    Now i am thinking of bidding on a 175 mm suntour sprint crank, and put new rings on it. Since i cant seem to find a 175mm 600 ex crank. Plus i want to ride this bike, and if i said this was back in the day, this would be the alternate crank i could have used.

    Anyway, Yay to me. Definetly a white cable bike, with white bottle cages.

    Quick question, if i am going to protect the decals which are over the powder coat, can i just use some really good car wax to cover over them?

    Anyway, it has allready shipped, i cant wait to see it.

    Stay tuned.

    Bill
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    Enjoy. Can't really go wrong at that price. Guerciotti is presently very popular in cyclocross in Italy.

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    ITs here its here. YAYYYYY.

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    Now i just need to get drop out screws. I ordered the correct seat post binder bolt, and i had to order a 27.0 post, not 27.2.

    But she really is pretty.

    Bill

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    Very, VERY nice!

    Well done.

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    Beauty, enjoy!
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    Great color. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickillus
    Great color. Enjoy.

    I like the color too. It reminds me of the Gios trademark color. As for keeping the decals intact, I would think some sort of auto paint clear coat. Somebody want to chime in?

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    I can't wait to see that built..Beautiful frame
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    great looking ride. I have a set of campy drop-out screws, NOS. $10 free shipping.
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    Well day one, and we got stuff done. No pictures yet, in a bit.

    Got the fork cut and installed. I got all the threads chased and cleaned.

    However the fork needs work, it looks like i have to drill out the rear hole for the recesed brake nut.

    Surprise, the bottom bracket is italian. I should have figured that. LOL LOL LOL Ordered one in, so no biggie.

    Now its just going to be the install BB, fix the front brake mount, and then cable it up.

    I've allready put this in the catagory of upgrade soon. By that im going to ride it this year, and if i love it, then i am going to send it away for a new paint job during next winter. In the mean time i am going to keep on the lookout for more NOS parts so when i redress it up in a year,, it will really pop.

    PIctures today, i promise.

    Bill

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    Sweet. LOVE the color.

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    Thank god for EBAY. The greatest rummage sale in the world. My finds for this bike so far.

    A old NOS 105 complete italian bottom bracket with sleeve in box

    A old NOS 8mm campy seat post binder bolt.

    A old, NOS 27.0 Nitto seat post.


    Non standard parts all of them. Thank god there is a place to go to find these hard to find items.

    I got the back of the fork drilled out and the front brake installed.

    I have decided to go with 9 spd down tube shift levers in chrome, It will match the rest of the bike, but i like the option of click shifting.


    Finally, this has been alot of fun. I havnt rode the bike yet but getting it together has been a joy unto itself.

    Bill

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    Very pretty! Does your bottom bracket have a huge cutout on the bottom? I've seen several Guerciottis with that feature. I'm not sure I like the idea of that huge of a drainage cutout there, potentially allowing moisture in.

    Again, a very nice find! Congrats!

    Robert

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    Thats a big YES on the huge cutout on the bottom.

    THats why i will only be a good weather bike.

    Bill

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    I hear 'ya! That's what scared me away from a gorgeous Guerciotti on the Bay a few months back. It was my size, that gorgeous Ferrari red like the ones I remembered racing against back when I was younger, and I really wanted it... Until I saw that massive cutout.

    I tend to wonder if certain Italian builders, in particular, used that cutout as another piece of artistic canvas just to show off their talents. I saw a Chesini once with the most gorgeous "C" in a script style cut out. It was stunning and quite unique, but the idea of allowing that much grime and water in worried me.

    Anyway, great find. I hope she gives you miles and miles of riding fun!


    Robert

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    SO i order a NOS bottom Bracket off of ebay, No issue there. I get an email all in german. OPPPS> So here is how it goes.

    I buy a japanese bottom bracket that is currently in germay to be shipped to the USA to be installed in an italian bike. Wow, now i understand why there are all these flags on my bicycle. THis bike is going to be made up of parts from around the world.

    Bill

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    Having a cut out in the BB is a GOOD idea. It lets moisture that condenses OUT. There isn't a problem in bad weather, if you use a cartridge BB.

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    More pictures. Brakes Done. Wheels on and trued. New seat post and seat installed.


    Now, i just need my Bottom Bracket, then install chain and crankset and she is done.

    Yay. Bill

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    So far, so sexy... I love it! My size too, wish I was lucky enough to find something as beautiful...

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    I almost bought that frame

    Quote Originally Posted by crossracer
    More pictures. Brakes Done. Wheels on and trued. New seat post and seat installed.


    Now, i just need my Bottom Bracket, then install chain and crankset and she is done.

    Yay. Bill

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    or one just like it
    looks great
    enjoy!
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    Almost done. It looks great. to me that is. Still waitng for the seat post binder bolt, but aside from that she is pretty well done. GOing to switch out the pedals for speedplays, and take off the tubulars off when i find a good set of classic wheels.

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    Just curious, what do the seat tube and head tube angles looks like? I was looking at the old Guerciotti catalogs at the bulgier.net site, and they listed a 60cm SLX Guerciotti with a 76 - degree seat angle and a 73 degree head angle, the reverse of what one normally sees in a larger frame. I thought it was a typo, but even the smaller sized frames had funky angles. The old Rossins were extremely steep, too. Megasteep might be more like it. I'm just curious if you're Guerciotti is similarly steep?

    http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog...i85(tsd)/3.jpg.

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    After making my own 8mm seat post binder bolt (yay) the bike is done and i took it for a short ride. It has a very "planted" feel. But it should since it weighs in at 22 lbs. LOL LOL LOL

    This weekend i am looking at 50 degree days. So i am going to try for a bike ride. As for angles, i have no idea. But i will ride it and let you know how it feels.

    Anyway i am thrilled, and i think that aside from a 175mm crank, the bike is finished.

    BIll

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    Drool

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    Great find and build, CONGRATS......its hard to find frames in our (large) sizes.

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