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I said to him, how much would you like to sell that for? He said what do you think it's worth? Anyway we came to an agreement, it was an offer too good to refuse, I paid cash there and then and took my new pride and joy home. He was the original owner and had the original catalogue from when he got it in 1999 and receipts. He said the bike has done around 1,000km's as he used to ride a round trip of just 12km's to get coffee with mates.
The photo's below are exactly as I bought it except for a quick clean. Over the next few months or so I am going to strip it, polish and detail the frame, degrease and re-grease all the derailleurs and service the shifters etc. and re-build it how i think it should have been built, traditional bend bars, Colnago stem, Record pedals and Ambrosio rims laced to classic record hubs.
This is the bike as it currently stands with too many spacers, crappy bars, stem and pedals
Top tube detail with not a scratch in sight, not even on the chain stay and it doesn't even have a protector on there!
Original Vittoria Oscar X 19mm tyres that are brand new
Genuine leather original selle italia Flite saddle with a slight mark on the rear of it.
Nice find!! You must have been super excited... and your exact size too.
Fixie82 wrote:Awesome find! Have you got pictures of the wheels sets he had?
If you're in Aus, i'll gladly take the pedals off your hands.
I don't have photo's of all the wheels as I just got the bike and other stuff Saturday midday. I'll try and get some photo's and post them up. I'll try and do and progress timline type post where I'll document dismantling the frame, cleaning and polishing everything and sourcing the correct parts for the re-build.
I'd be happy to sell you the pedals, they look like they have only been used to try out and I'm not 100% sure as I haven't weighed them but i think they are titanium axles. I'm in Radelaide.
Calnago wrote:I've always dreamed of finding an old guy with a barn full of stuff like that. I think the reality will be more like I'll be the old guy with the barn like that and have all these youngsters ripping me off when dementia sets in.
This is the absolute truth.
Nice find... very jealous!
@tids0009: Every bike enthusiasts dream finding an almost new frame in an old guys barn. I really hope this happens to me once in my lifetime. Looking forward to the build!
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Getting into the Oscar spirit, this should be made into a Hollywood movie!
Michael Douglas should play the elderly gent & who should play you, tids0009?
I'd call it ......... "Finding Nago" ........
Thanks & looking forward to more pictures!
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