Frejus Bike restored

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  1. grazianomancini

    grazianomancini New Member

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    What do you think about it?
    I Used the bike when i was young from 1970 to 1990, after i left in in the garage, nowadays i restored it in mint and original condition, now i am adding removeable safety accesories and these one will be modern (reflectors mudguards bell and lights)

    More info about the bike:

    Frejus road race bicycle
    frame n° 5830
    bought in year 1944
    tubi Columbus lightweight special steel
    Brakes Ballila - Frejus
    hubs capagnolo in aluminium
    gear campagnolo "double lever"
    4 speed freewheel Caimi
    Cranks magistroni
    Oiler ports on head tube & bbkt
    Scott/Mathauser Old School Brake Pads
    All frame rechromed
    Campagnolo super record pedals
    Campagnolo super record 26,2 seattube
    Seat Brooks b17 standard
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    Antony Mancini (my father) was a young bicycle road racer that challenged Fausto Coppi in many races with this bycicle that was very very fast!!!!
    still today be bike runs straight like an arrow!!!
    (my father bought the bike at his eighteenth birthday)
     
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  2. grazianomancini

    grazianomancini New Member

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  3. basso97

    basso97 New Member

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    You have a classic there why ruin it? I was reading a brief history of Campagnolo once and one of his first inventions was the quick release hub. In his days as a racer to change gears you had to take the rear wheel off and manually change the gear. His wrench broke he carried his bike to a shop fixed it and continued on in the race. He was later disqualified for receiving outside help. He then went onto invent the QR hub for the advantage it gave him. This bike has the feature.

    Up grading this bike would be like the person I saw on Antiques Road Show that refinished a genuine Paul Revere table. They took a table, (I am sure I will get the amount wrong) that was worth several hundred thousands and made it worth something like 10,000. Leave the bike alone get it appraised.
     
  4. nick burns

    nick burns New Member

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    That's a museum piece there. Respect it for what it is and get another bike to ride.

    What's with the handelbars? Those can't be the originals.
     
  5. grazianomancini

    grazianomancini New Member

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    you are right, the concept is, basic bike is all original,
    i will put over only few accessories tha can be snapped away in one minute time for more confortable riding, not permanent ones..
    and so i can back in very fast way in the pure bauty of this old masterpiece, it's like ride a pre ww2 car wearing modern sportswear!!!!

    I appreciate your advice, i have not yet decided what really to do!!!!
     
  6. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    Tienila cosi com'e'!

    Keep it the way it is! :mad: :)
     
  7. basso97

    basso97 New Member

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    Have you decided what to do yet?
     
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