Italian job.

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  1. freederix

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    I got this custom made frame some time ago. I was about to build nice modern road bike.

    But...

    After investigation with help from other bike forum and some people in Italy I find out that this frame was built by frame master Mario Peloso from Alessandria in Italy. Frame was made sometime in 1960s (maybe early 70's but more likely 60's). I got in contact with former worker of Mario Peloso but I couldnt find out the name of first owner (Mario stamped initials of customer on each build frame - F I on this frame - like "Fredericco Italiano").

    Anyway - custom made italian frame... I just couldnt waste it with modern parts. It needs proper campagnolo equipment.

    So I started to collect parts. (f... expensive). Still dont have bottom bracket (italian thread) so it will be one modern part to be replaced later on when I find proper stuff.

    Frame was not painted - looked like never painted at all. no signs of paint, no signs of sandblasting etc. would be great to find out a real story of this frame...

    So here I am. maybe you will like it.

    On the picture first attempt with modern wheels but that wasnt it... bike.jpg bike2.jpg bike3.jpg bike4.jpg
     
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  2. freederix

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    Painting. I decide to go with green. Still thinking if I should paint head tube white. IMG_20190616_082803.jpg
     
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  3. freederix

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    Shaping out. Still a lot of work to do. IMG_20190616_094403.jpg IMG_20190616_095759.jpg
     
  4. freederix

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    Oh yeah...like it for sure..:)
     
  6. OddJob

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    In that last photo that wheel set looks more like 27" , more period correct.
    This will be an interesting project. Campy stuff, in great condition like you have so far, sometimes is hard to find and when you do...
    CHA - CHING!!

    RaT-ta oN-a ~!
     
  7. freederix

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    Last set of wheels is campagnolo record hubs with Nisi rims. pure italian job.
    and it is 28" (700)
    At the moment tubular tires are glued in and pumped.

    Waiting for set of Peloso stickers to come from Italy.

    I have waterslide paper to print campagnolo stickers.
     
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  8. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Cool! I think the white would be a nice accent.
     
  9. OddJob

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    I think you just re-named your bike build....
    "The Italian Job".
     
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  10. freederix

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    Tubular tires glued on and ready to roll.
    IMG_20190618_071418.jpg IMG_20190618_071448.jpg
     
  11. freederix

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    build re-named. Thank you for suggestion
     
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    sweetness
     
  13. Glen

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    Looks like the same colour as Retroped, my WBO 2018 entry...

    [​IMG]

    I think yours will be a bit classier though, since it's Italian.

    Glen.
     
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    Amazing craftsmanship on that frame...great score :thumbsup:.
     
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    Beautiful bike and components.
     
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  16. freederix

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    Big step forward.
    Yesterday I started leather handlebar wrap. IMG_20190707_190244.jpg
    Cut two leather straps, add some color IMG_20190707_191020.jpg
    and stitch... and stitch... IMG_20190712_070828.jpg
    more stitch. cut my thumb, stitch, cut another finger...
    IMG_20190712_195514.jpg

    6 hours later steering mounted. bike nearly finished.
    Some decals on frame already some more need to be printed. still need head badge to make. but first ride done.
    50 years old bike runs as smooth as newborn...
    IMG_20190713_213217.jpg
    Tomorrow I'm going to meet other classic road bike owners.
     

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    I need someone with proper camera to take some photos when I finish all...
     
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  18. OddJob

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    That wooden fence would make a nice backdrop for your photos, with out the bush there.
    The bike is absolutely stunning! Your bar wrap idea fits the vintage build perfectly. :41:
     

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