Reader ride: Ken in SC’s 1983 Guerciotta Pista

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Ken writes thusly:

Here is the 1983 Guerciotta Pista after I restored it to my liking. I spent the last 6 months looking for a vintage track bike to make into my regular fixie. I enjoy taking an occasional fixed gear ride on our local Swamp Rabbit Rails to Trail which stretches about 13 miles from downtown Greenville, SC to just past Travelers Rest, SC.

You can review the ‘before‘ album to see this bike before the work. I had to free both a frozen stem and seat post. I’m looking for a 27.2mm Campy seat post (destroyed during removal) to replace the 26.8mm currently installed with Coke can shims.

I repainted the yellow lug cutouts with matching yellow. Also painted the seat post flutes yellow. I had to paint one missing ray of the front head tube star decal – can you notice? The bike could easily be repainted and reproduction transfers (decals) are available but I wanted to keep the patina.

Installed a new Tange chrome plated steel headset to match the bike. Installed a black Brooks B-17 seat, Cinelli bars and stem. Retaped the bars in yellow foam tape. The Pantographed chain ring is a neat feature. Wheels are modern high flange Formula hubs laced to Alex R500 rims. I bought some early 80’s vintage Specialized Turbo/R gum wall tires. I have 4 of them as some will probably crack due to age.

Due to the track geometry it was difficult to locate a front brake caliper with a short enough reach. The bike came with the Dia Compe caliper you see (disassembled and cleaned) with a drop bolt mounted upside down so the caliper hinge is higher than the fork crown hole. This fork was drilled at the factory.

I’m ready to go ride this baby! That’s why it has clipless pedals installed.

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Ken’s other bikes can be seen here—certainly, an interesting and enviable collection in a beautiful part of the country for riding.

See past installments of our Readers’ Rides here. And submit your own here.

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Guerciotti

Pretty.

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Guerciotti c1975 w/ Campagnolo components pantographed with Guerciotti logo 52cm

Tubing : Columbus SL.

Size:

· Seat tube: 52 cm C-C

· Top tube: 53 cm C-C

Crank set: Campagnolo Record, 170mm, 51/42

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record, 6 speed

Shift Levers: Campagnolo downtube,

Brakes: Campagnolo. Levers pantographed with the Guerciotti logo

Cassette: Regina 6 speed 13-21

Hubs: Campagnolo Record

Rear Rim: Fiamme red label

Front Rim: Fiamme Ergal

Tires: Veloflex Criterium Tubular

Pedals: NOT INCLUDED, if desired, please inquire.

Stem: Cinelli 1A 9cm

Handle Bars: Cinelli Giro d’Italia

Headset: Campagnolo Suoer Record.

Seat Post: Campagnolo Record two bolt, pantographed with the Guerciotti logo

Saddle: San Marco

Notes: Repainted in the Bicycle Specialties – Mariposa Bicycles workshop in November 2015

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Guerciotti-c1975-Vintage-Bicycle-Campagnolo-components-52cm-/111837673342

Guerciotti Pista (54cm)

Rare find for this area.

Looks like it’s missing its down tube decal (which shouldn’t be difficult to source).

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Guerciotti Italian vintage Track Bike Frame 54cm Columbus steel Lugged – $775 (Bedstuy)

I am selling a vintage Italian Guerciotti track bike frame with Miche headset. The frame measures 54cm ctc // top tube 54 ctc. She is tight. The tubing is Columbus, making it a lighter durable steel frame. There are no drilled brake holes in the fork or frame. (please keep it that way!– I do have a Keiren clamp on front brake, which I can include if you wanted it.)

Included with the bike: Guerciotti stamped stem, Sugino cranks (165), chain, Nitto handlebars, Laprade SR seatpost, and Benotto saddle. Basically everything but a set of wheels.

This pearl white bike is a beauty! I’ve had her for 6 years and haven’t been riding it the last 3-4, so it’s time to let go. It was mostly my recreational ride anyways. The frame is in great condition, other than some dings in the paint on various parts of the frame, but no rust. The Guerciotti emblem on the seat tube and headset are in perfect condition. I’m having a hard time dating the actual frame, but the serial number on the bottom bracket reads c-69-1, incase anyone had more knowledge. I bought this frame from Continuum Cycles in the east village, where their skilled mechanics built it up with the parts listed.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/5267750363.html

Exceptionally nice Guerciotti Pista

AUD 1,900 = ~ USD 1,400…

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For sale is an immaculate Guerciotti track bike built from Columbus SPX and professionally restored by Ken Evans (the paint is immaculate, as are the decals). Fitted with a beautiful set of C-Record ‘Sheriff Star’ hubs laced to Campagnolo Omega rims – one of the most sought-after wheelsets in existence.

Details as follows:
– 59cm ST (c-c)
– 55cm TT (c-c)
– Campy Super Record Cranks (170mm)
– Campy Super Record BB (Italian)
– Campy Record Aero Seatpost
– Campy 15T Steel Cog and Lockring (not pictured)
– Tange Headset (to match paint)
– Cinelli Pista Stem (stamped ‘Cinelli Milano’)
– Cinelli Pista Bars
– Limited Edition Yellow Selle San Marco Concor

Pedals not included.

A regretful sale, this will only be listed once before being parted out, so this is your chance to snap up an impeccable track machine for less than the sum of its parts.

Pickup Sydney, or will courier at your expense.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-59cm-Guerciotti-Track-Bike-w-Sheriff-Star-Wheelset-/262090070357

Guerciotti Pista

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have for sale a 51cm’85 Guerciotti Pista
The top tube is 52cm.
It is made of Columbus PS tubing. Basically the same as SP but with stouter chainstays for increased stiffness. This stuff was only used on track bikes and is pretty rare. The frame itself is in good condition with only some scuff marks on the top tube from someone picking up it up while it was locked.

Comes with:
Campagnolo Headset
Cinelli 1A stem 110mm 26.0
Cinelli Criterium bars wrapped in Fizik tape
Campagnolo 27.0 Seatpost
Selle Regal White Perforated saddle with copper rails
Campagnolo Record Pista Crankset 165mm 50T
Campagnolo Record Pista Bottom Bracket
Gippieme Hubs laced to Mavic Open Pro CD rims with Panaracer Pasela tires mounted

http://providence.craigslist.org/bik/5138903824.html

A little curious about these

We’re not hugely into these Guerciottis – aren’t they referred to dismissively in some circles as screwed-and-glued bicycles? – but we’re nevertheless curious about them.

Any feedback from our knowledgeable readers?

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This is a very special opportunity for someone seeking a uber rare NOS 1985 GUERCIOTTI CARBON CARBONIO ALLOY BIKE with CAMPAGNOLO C-RECORD GROUP, DELTA’s & CINELLI bars/stem setup – with Pantograph.
This bike has never been on tarmac or ridden outside of the shop I purchased it from in Italy.

As you can see from the pictures – this is one beautiful bike & is neatly finished.

PARTICULARS:
Frame: GUERCIOTTI CARBONIO. Bonded Carbon tubes into cast Alloy lugs. Pantographed.
Size: Seat Tube 56cm c-c, Top Tube 56cm c-c.

GROUPSET:
Full Campagnolo C-Record inc: Delta Brakes & Regina Hollow Pin Chain.

WHEELS:
Cassette: C-Record 6-speed screw-on – 13-19T.
Rims: Campagnolo Strada Tubular 36h with eyelets.
Tires: Clement Tubular (have not been glued on).

MISC:
Seat: San Marco (gold rail edition).
Stem: Cinelli/GUERCIOTTI pantographed.
Bars: Cinelli

THE STORY BEHIND THIS BIKE:
Before I purchsed this bike, it had been part of the ‘shop furniture’ for the best part of 20-odd years back in Italy & was still not fully assembled.
It has been rolled around the shop from spot to spot over time & admired by many, but never purchased – thus some light ‘shop wear’ marks on the frame as to be expected & ‘aged decals’, but overall looks like it’s been in carbonite freeze for 20 years.

When it came back to Australia with me, I went about finishing the build which included mounting of the Campagnolo Delta brakes, down tube shifters & cables, Brake leaver cables, Aero Bottle cage & pedals etc.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1985-GUERCIOTTI-CARBONIO-BIKE-CAMPAGNOLO-C-RECORD-DELTAS-CINELLI-PANTO-/201405599647

Gooch P

This must surely be an interesting bike to be sold in Independence, Missoura.

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This is Guerciotti track bike. The frame is made from Columbus tubing and campy dropouts. I bought this from the original owner and he thinks he bought it in the 1979-1980 time frame but was not 100% certain on the year. The frame is stamped 56 in the BB housing. The seat tube measures 22 inches center of crank to the top of the seat lug at it`s highest point. Center of crank to center of top tube measures 21 1/4 inch. The top tube measures 21 inches cxc . The frame with the tires aired up has a 32 inch stand over height. Now to the good stuff. The Cranks are Campagnolo Pista cranks 165 arm length with a campy Bottom bracket and a campy 46 tooth sprocket. The seat post is a campy 27.2 . It has a nice Concor saddle. Campagnolo headset . The wheels I had completely rebuilt , they got nos campy bearing and grease , spokes and the rims tubular and are wood filled , but I can`t remember the brand on the rims, the wheels were built by Paces Bicycle Haven and are in outstanding condition and perfectly true , the tires are new never ridden on Clement Futur tubulars. The tires never have been glued to the rims, the bike was a display item for me , only because it is way too tall for me. The pedals are Campagnolo track pedals . The bars and stem are both Cinelli. Most of the components have very some signs of usage but are still very nice. The paint on the bike was touched up in spots before I owned it and there are some paint chips mainly on the top tube close to the seat (see pictures) . Again the paint is not 100% mint it has some touch ups done to it and a few chips on the top tube, just want to be clear on that. The frame has NO dents or dings and the fork and frame are NOT drilled . The only rust I see is just a touch on the chrome on the fork crown . Again this is a used bike and is not 100% mint , it has been ridden , but not abused. Remember the tires are not glued and will need to be before riding the bike.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291518331472