Following on from Ronan McLaughlins recent article on the magnificent Pinarello Espada lets see what is lurking in your garage.
I will start with 2 of mine. The track is a Guido Messina with the campag disc, campag pista cranks and ITM dual bars.
Road, well I was initially told it was early 80’s and a Cinelli. As a result I put the drop bars on it but its not a Cinelli (It’s a Vetta) and as it has a Cinelli spoiler BB it makes it later than c1984. One day I will put a spare set of ITM dual bars on it
Not quite on par but both are steel. My 1994 Slingshot RD4 with 650c wheels along with a Schwinn Prologue I refreshed for a friend. 24" front wheel with a super low front end which is adjusted back up with a sky high stem.
And to keep this going here is another of mine. Australian built Ken Evans with 700//650 combo and Reynolds 753 tubing. Frame was probably built for triathlon and I put it together after buying the frame only. I had the 650 black front for some time, later scored a cheap rear disk and then cobbled together a mix of parts (mainly 600 tri-color) and some spare ITM Dual bars.
It was done on the cheap but I’m happy with the outcome.
Yes I know this isn’t steel and yes I know the rear disc has Team Bianchi all over it and its a Colnago but this is one of my favourites.
1993 Team Lampre-Polti Colnago Carbitubo TT specific ridden by Djamoladine Abdujaparov. This came to me with a mix of wheels (still on it) and Campag shifters where all other parts are Dura Ace. The only things I have changed are the bars (are now correct bull-horn (as per a photo from 1993) and added tri bars (also similar to a photo. I believe wheels were FIR grey rear disc and 4 spoke front (650 of course) and should I find those I will replace.
Side on photo doesn’t show it all that well but it’s definitely 650/700 combo.