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And in with the new

This is our new Bottecchia Squadra built up with a hodgepodge of “Campag” 10s parts and, conspicuously, no downtube shifters. We have jumped that shark and are probably never going back*.

Re: the frame, we were hoping we’d find ourselves here someday.

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The frame has lots of neat little flourishes, so more photos hopefully soon.

*Unless one of these days we’re fortunate enough to find ourselves at L’Eroica.

Rare bike

And a grail bike for us, personally. Sadly, this one’s a smidge too big on us. One of these days…

Hope that somebody reading this gets it.

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I have a 55cm 1986 Look Equipe road racing bike for sale. It is all original save for the wheels, which are period correct but show some wear on the brake tracks. A very interesting and fairly rare bike, it is made from Reynolds 753 tubing and is 1 of 500 total made.

The parts list is as follows:
Croce D’Aune group, with Syncros II downtube shifters
Monoplanar brakes
Early Chorus hubs laced to Mavic Open 4 CD clincher rims.
Cinelli XA Stem: 135mm length, 26.4 clamp
Cinelli Giro D’Italia bars, 64-42
MKS Sylvan pedals
Selle San Marco Regal Saddle

Frame measures 55 c-c Square, top tube and seat tube. 56 c-t seat tube.

A beautiful bike, showing very little use. It came from a friends collection, and I am just helping him sell it. Please contact with any questions!

If the Buy-It-Now is selected, I will ship for free in the Lower 48, No international shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Look-Equipe-Bernard-Hinault-1-of-500-Reynolds-753-/271713107979

Neither fish nor fowl

This was a joint venture by Cinelli and Centurion in the mid-’80s. While neither fish nor fowl, it’s probably not a half-bad bike. Looks pretty good, too.

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Cinelli Equipe Centurion 54cm Road Bike AWESOME GIFT – $1150 (Grafton, WI)

For sale is a bike 1 of only 150 made special edition Cinelli Equipe Centurion. It was made 1984/1985, is a size 54cm. This bike has beautiful chrome lugs on fork crown, head tube lugs and rear chain stay on drive side are also chrome. The Cinelli embossed frame on rear brake bridge, rear seat stays and fork crown with red highlights (tried to capture some of these in the pictures), this italian built bike has italian parts including cinelli seat, bar and stem, campagnolo shifters front and rear derailleur, ofmega mistral cranks, and ofmega headset and pedals, front and rear hubs are miche competition with 36 holes and rims are fiamme hard silver sew up rims, leather alfredo binda toe straps, campagnolo aero bottle and cage (worth at least $50.00 by itself) and zefal competition frame pump. Brakes are universal aero brakes and universal brake levers with original gummed hoods in excellent condition. Here is a chance to own a true classic Cinelli Cro/moly frame and fork . Bike is in excellent condition and true gem. Think of what an awesome gift this would be for your bike collector!

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/4791018115.html