Wednesday, April 8, 2015

For Sale: 61CM Guerciotti SLX road frame and fork

     Really nice frame and fork for the taller cyclist offered for sale today. It is a 61CM Guerciotti built with Columbus SLX tubing. Here is a link about the marque via Classic Rendezvous Guerciotti They were started by two men, Italo and Paulo in Milan in 1954. Paolo was a well known cyclo cross racer and represented Italy in the 1979 "worlds". Italo was a roadie and raced in the 1959-60 World Championships.
     I estimate the frame to from the mid 1980's and the measurements are as follows:
  • 61 CM seat tube CTC
  • 60CM top tube CTC
  • 34" stand over height (without head set installed)
  • Italian threaded BB shell
  • Italian threaded steerer (headset)
  • Requires 27.2 mm seat post.
  • 126mm rear spacing
  • 100mm front spacing.
  • built with Columbus SLX tubing.
  • original paint and decals in great shape, some scratches here and there, but overall great shape.
  • Chrome also in great shape.
  • Takes recessed brake caliper mounting (allen, not nutted)
  • Braze-ons for front derailleur, two water bottles, and down tube shifters.
  • Campagnolo drop outs and fork ends
  • Takes 700C wheel size
     This bike would be great built up with a Campy Super Record group. Please contact me at: with any questions / to purchase. Shipping and handling to be calculated depending upon location or we can deliver to upcoming east coast swap meets. Copake, Memory lane, Trexlertown, etc.
                                                              Cost is $400.00

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lego animation

Lego mation vintage bike assembly! 

Click the above link to see a really cool lego-animation of a Thanet Silverlight being assembled. Something for the vintage bike nerd and the 9 year old all in one!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

73CM Witcomb USA we recently built / sold!

     This is the largest size frame we have ever built here at Via Bicycle! It has a 73CM CTC seat tube! A very tall customer came in looking for a bike, and we had one that fit the bill. It was made by the Witcomb USA shop in Connecticut. I estimate production to be in the mid to late 1970's as the company was finished by the 80's. Many current master builders worked there including Chris Chance, Richard Sachs, and J.P. Weigle. Here is a link about the marque via Classic Rendezvous Witcomb USA. I wonder if any of them recall this frame being built / maybe one of them built it?
     Usually on larger frames, mixte stays are added from the head tube to the rear drop outs to add reinforcement. Not the case with this bike, very unusual. We put it together as an upright bike to be ridden around the city. We used heavy duty wheels so that the customer will not have problems. We hope this bike suits our customers needs and he is pleased with the results! After it was built by our head mechanic Davis, he took it for the required  test ride, quite an adventure! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For Sale: 54CM Casati Monza frame and fork. TSX Columbus tubing!

     Casati Monza road frame and fork.
Excellent used condition.
54CM seat tube CTC
55CM top tube CTC.
Made with Columbus TSX tubing, which dates it to the early 1990's as this tubing set was only available for a short amount of time. TSX is a step above SLX, which then turned into PRX.
     Italian threaded BB shell.
Italian threaded steerer.
130mm rear spacing.
Requires 27.0 seat post.
Chrome and paint is in great condition.
Some scratches in paint on the underside of the top tube, looks like it was on a car rack, no dents.
     Original decals in great shape.
Takes a braze-on front derailleur.
Matching serial number of 874 54 is stamped on both the fork steerer and BB shell.
Nice world championship stripes and logo cast into BB shell.
     Frame is straight and fork is in alignment.
Internal rear brake cable routing.
Excellent classic Italian race bike, very sexy!
Please see photos for condition.

      Please contact me at: with any and all questions / for pricing.