Vintage Bikes

The following are photos of vintage bikes  in my collection and a few that have been sold . I hope you enjoy them. E-mail comments to john@calped.com.

Our shop generally has over 20 vintage bikes on display, we call it  a mini-museum BUT almost all of them are available for sale! These are from a private collection and payment for vintage bikes is cash only. 

Colnago Super 1976

 

I have had this frame for quite awhile and finally got around to having Ed Litton respray it. We both guess that it is around a 1976 or 77 vintage frame. Ed’s paint job came out great and it looks even better out in the sun with just a small hint of yellow flake in it.

I purchased a complete NOS Super Record kit from a guy who traveled a lot to Italy. Each trip, starting in 1977 he would buy one part. Over the span of about 7 years or so he had his group together. He did not buy stem, bars, rims or saddle,  I’ll fill that in with what I have on hand that is NOS or as close to that as I have.

Just Completed July 2018. The bike is a 58cm and is available for sale. More pictures, and more details available.

$4500. Write to john@calped.com.

 

1975 Hetchins Spyder

This is my latest project. A single owner 1975 Hetchins Spyder. Originally equipped with mostly 1st year release Dura Ace and a bit of Campagnolo.  Over the years the paint has faded and the chrome is a bit rough.   NOTE: the DA parts are for sale, make me a fair offer and they are yours.

 

 

This bike is a bit too small for me so it will eventually be available for sale.

Update on Hetchins. July 2018: Correct decals found, Chrome completed, paint colors picked, and wheels built (NOS Martano rims laced to high flange hubs).  Plan for completion is Winter of 2019, and then show at Eroica. Will build with all Campagnolo parts using most likely early 80’s parts. Price when completed: $5000

 

1957 De Rosa Replica Team Bike

Found this NOS frame set on Ebay last year and just finished the build.

The story is indeed that Ugo built the ’57 replicas himself. These frames were offered in the early 90s via the Gita catalogs. They were built in the Italian facility with modern geometry so a new group could be used.  Made of SLX steel, lugged SLX fork blades, and Diamante chain stays which are highly prized in De Rosas. There were 100 of each replica year, 57, 65, 73, three hundred total. So these are rare.

When the frame arrived it came with its original factory wrapping and is mint condition. Built it using a modern Campy group . I went with the Potenza set up because all the Campagnolo groups used too much carbon and figured that would look just wrong. The wheels were hand built in our shop using H=Son rims, some beautiful NOS Record   hubs that  fit an 11 speed drive train. I did have to have the cassette lock ring shaved down .  Finished off the build with some Nitto bars and seatpost and a Brooks swift saddle.

I really like this bike and would love to find the 65’ and 73’ in my size.

1977 Masi Gran Criterium

This is a 76 or 77  Italian Masi.  This one is available of sale:

Size Details: Frame is stamped only with a small 59 on BB. Actual measurements are: 57cm c-c, 58 c-t (Masi measures to the top of lug, that is where the 59 comes from). Top tube 57 c-c. Heat tube 160mm, and a stand over of about 83.5 or 33”.

The bike has almost a complete Campagnolo “mixed years” group on it. Just the Shimano bar con shifters are a bit out of place. Cinelli bars and stem. Fir Tubular rims. No pedals. Price $2500

I have a bunch of additional photos. Email for more info at john@calped.com  July 2018

1983 Derosa

This beauty is a 1983 Derosa in a vintage perfect color! Near flawless, this bike is NOW available for sale. One of the best preserved bikes I have seen!

The frame measures:  56.5 c-c seat tube and 57.5 c-t. The top tube  is 57.5 c-c, with a stand over height of about 32″. The head tube is 145mm.

$4000

More pictures and  details by writing to john@calped.com. July 2018

1983 Ron Cooper Campagnolo 50th

This stunning bike is a 1983 Ron Cooper with a Campagnolo 50th anniversary group. This bike was ridden a bit back in 1984 and then it has either been in dry storage or on display.  The parts and paint are as good as it gets!

Size details: 55cm center to center, c-top 56cm, top tube c-c 55.5, stand over 79.5, head tube 13.5. Stem 120, Bars 65-40, cranks 170.

This bike has been sold.

 

Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Group

This “never opened” and still “gold thread sealed” Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Group was  acquired from a former California Pedaler  rider.  It is number 1804.

At this time I am not certain of the plans for the kit, so it will remain sealed in the case.

Maybe the perfect NOS frame in a 60cm will walk in the door next, or maybe someone has something to trade that I just can’t pass up.  Time will tell.

 

The opened pictures showing the kit are STOCK photos I found , and are just a representation of  what is in the sealed box. $7500

 

 

3 Cinelli’s

 

Cinelli SC 1973

This early 70’s Cinelli SC restoration is complete.  This is the final bike I restored from the Van Fleet Collection. Check out the before and after pictures! At this time, this bike is not for sale.

Cinelli Brugelmann Pista 1972


A full restoration on this early 1970’s Cinelli track bike is finally complete! Radsport Brugelmann is a shop (still there) that at the time was the largest seller of Cinelli bikes outside of Italy.

These bikes were made to order for Radsport in a distinct yellow with red paint scheme and seven holes (six holes arranged in circle with seventh hole in center) in bottom of BB shell.

This particular bike was part of a collection of bikes purchased (I call it the Van Fleet collection) last year.

Here are the size details: 57.5 seat tube center to center, 58cm c-t. Top tube 57 c-c, heat tube 162mm and a stand over of about 83.  Serial number 1736

$4000

This bike is available for sale or trade. Email offer to john@calped.com . More photos available. Posted

July  2018 Email john@calped.com

 

Colnago Master

 

This Colnago  is a beautiful, well cared for Colnago Master with Columbus Gilco tubing. Campy Super Record and more. Not sure of the exact date, maybe a Colnago expert can fill me in.

Size details on this one: 62cm Center to Center, 63 C-T, Top tube shorter at 59 c-c and a head tube at 19.

Overall , this is a very nice a collectable bike that is ready to ride. Brakes could easily be re-routed making this a bike worth taking on a Erocia ride.

$2500.  Email john@calped.com  July 2018

Cinelli Supercorsa 1970

This bike originally sold in December of 1970 at Oscar Wastyn Cycles for a grand total of $320.25. This bike has been SOLD March 2018.

Tesch 101

 

This bike has been Sold. Aug 2018

1983 Merckx

 

This is a great photo taken by a high school friend of mine waiting to get his Merckx signed. Mine was signed on the same day in the Spring of 1983 at Monument Cyclerey. The other photo is of our matched bikes . This one  has been recently sold March 2018.

 

1974 Schwinn Paramount Track Bike

This is the first bike I have completed from the Van Fleet Collection .  It is a 1974 Schwinn Paramount Track Bike serial number K7433. Rick at D&D cycles did a re-spray with new decals. Check out the before pictures below!

Size details:  60cm center to center and 61 c-t.  The top tube is 60 c-c, the head tube is 190mm.  The standover is about 34 ½”.

All Campagnolo , Fiamme yellow label rims which are tubulars, Brooks Swift (new re issue), Cinelli Pista Bars with Cinelli oval 110 stem. Campy track SR pedals, Binda straps and new steel cages.

 

This bike is available for sale. Email john@calped.com. July 2018

$3000


1983 Eddy Merckx

All original this bike has also already made it in to the hands of a new owner that we are helping build a first class collection.  SOLD May 2017

 


 

1968 Schwinn Paramount Track Bike

This 1968 Schwinn Paramount . Sold June 2017

 

1990 Della Santa

This is one of 3 Della Santa Bikes I own. Love them! Great classic ride and meticulously crafted by Rolland Della Santa. The frame is a 1990, the parts are all 80’s Campy. The beautiful paint is by Joe Bell. I ride this bike a couple of times a month and always say I should ride it more when I am done. This drop dead beautiful bike in perfect condition is for sale.
Size details: 62 cm center to center, 63 c-t, 59 c-c top-tube, and a 19 head tube. Stand over height is 87cm

NFS. May 2018 Email john@calped.com

1971 Mondia Special

 

Found this bike on craigslist . He told me that he got the bike from the original owner and it really was never ridden. The photos on CL showed a few scratches and a few paint nicks and I sort of doubted what was said. Better pictures were sent and just as he stated, the drive train looked great.  $1500. July 2018 Email john@calped.com

 

 

This 1970 Peugeot PX-10e was acquired from the original owner. A one owner bike! I just dusted it off and pumped up the tires. Fun restoration project for someone. No rust, no dings, lots of character.

Size details: 58. 5 cm center to center, 59.5 c-t, 58.5 c-c top-tube, and a 16.5 head tube. I believe Peugeot called this bike a 23”. The stand over height is 33”.

SOLD

1975 Cinelli Pista

This is a 1975. Mostly all original , with just the few parts swapped out over its life. Paint is in very nice condition and it too is all original. This beautiful bike has recently been returned to the original owner, but it still resides in our shop on display. NFS

1985 Cinelli Super Corsa

This bike came from the same customer and now friend that I got the 1975 Cinelli Pista from. It is a 1985 and left exactly as it was last ridden in the late 80’s. All I have done is dusted it off, pumped up the tires and displayed it in our shop. $2300. July2018 Email john@calped.com 

The bike measures 56cm Center to Center, or 57cm Center to Top, the Top Tube is matched at 56cm C-C. The head-tube is 14cm.

1972 Masi Gran Criterium

This relatively rare 1972 Masi Gran Criterium had been in my collection for about 20 years or so. A re-furb has just been completed. I had the frame re-painted by ED Litton in Mario Confente colors. It turned out great! For the most part all the parts on it are period correct.SOLD

 

1985 Columbine Custom

This is a 1985 Columbine Custom. I built the bike up with nice and mostly period correct parts I had on hand. Highlights of the build are: NOS Campy 50th Rear derailleur, Cobalto brake calipers, Campy-HI-Lo hubs laced to new Velo Orange clincher rims (Martano tribute decals applied), NOS Cinelli bars and stem, NOS front derailleur and NOS Campy shifters. The other parts are used but in pristine condition with two exceptions: the two new parts are: a Brooks Swift saddle and the retro TRP brake calipers. This bike is has been sold, I regret selling it!

1973 Schwinn Paramount

This 24” Paramount is mostly original. I think just the wheelset (converted to clinchers) and possibly the bar tape (yet it looks pretty faded like maybe it is original). Full Campy and Cinelli. This bike has left my collection as it was sold.

1984 Richard Sachs

This incredible bike was built for a friend of mine in 1984. At that time he chose the best of the best and put on a Campagnolo 50th Anniversary group. He even was one of the lucky few who bought a Cinelli Pantographed 50th stem. To top off the build incredible rare Assos rims were used. The final touches to finish off the look are the custom made handlebar plugs. See separate photo for details on this. I acquired the bike about 15 years ago . Mileage is sadly just 200 miles and I have never ridden it! This bike is available for sale, if interested just email john@calped.com. If you are looking to add a premium bike to your collection this could be it. SOLD

Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Handle Bar Plugs

Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Handle Bar plugs . I bet you have never heard of them before. These were custom made for my 1984 Richard Sachs. Pretty simple idea done by an incredibly skilled machinist. Here is how it was done: an extra set of 50th anniversary dust caps were acquired, a custom machined piece of aluminum was then made to not only to screw the caps into but additionally screw into handlebars that were tapped out.SOLD

40th Anniversary Della Santa

Not much to say: blend of the best from the 70’s (nervex lugs) and a new Campy SR 11 group. Gets ridden daily! NFS

Gios Torino Super Record

I Found the Gios frame, Fork, Crank set and Seat post under a cabin at Lake Tahoe. Rick at D&D Cycles re-sprayed and applied new decals for me.

Size details:

Seat tube is 60cm center to center, and 61cm c-t. The top tube is shorter at 57cm c-c. The head tube is 82mm. The stand over is 85cm or about 33 ½”.

$1900 July 2018

1972 Schwinn Paramount

This was my very first vintage bike I purchased. It is a 1972 Paramount that was re-spayed and decaled by Waterford. Take a close look and you can see a few liberates taken when the bike was built. Can you spot them? The first is the front fork, this non-original one does not quite have as much rake and can fit a 700c tire size with-out the use of a drop bolt. Next, the pedals…, 3rd the 700c clincher tires on a touring frame (the rear brake has a drop bolt) 4th the Campy sidepull brakes, 5th a new but still great looking Brooks saddle, and last one I’ll list (there are a few more)…did you note the bar-con shifters. Do you see why they are on the bike? When re-decaled “Waterford” put the decals on too high so standard down tube shifters would not work. Instead of making them re-paint the bike, I just went with the bar end shifting.  This bike has been sold..

1973 Schwinn Paramount

This bike is a mostly original 1973 Schwinn Paramount touring bike. The bike came into the shop a few years ago on a trade. The bike was stripped, the chrome was polished and new decals were applied. Next all the parts which were in good condition were cleaned and polished. The rear derailleur was replaced with a slightly newer Campagnolo long cage Rally, the brakes were modified using long reach Universal calipers and Campy brake blocks, and hand made new wood fenders were added. Sold

Mid 80’s Eddy Merckx

This beautiful bike was built up from parts off one bike and the frame from an e-bay purchase. About 3 years ago a guy came in with a 56cm baby blue 80’s Eddy Merckx he wanted to sell. I loved it and bought it on the spot. The frame was too small for me so I quickly sold the frame to a collector friend. Ironically, the day I sold the frame I went on e-bay looking for an interesting frame to hang the parts on and found the Molteni orange Merckx. My luck continued and I won the bid. The frame was a re-spray and re-decal by Wanta Frames. They did an impressive job. The parts are all Campagnolo C-record. The tubular rims were switched out to some nice DT Swiss clinchers. This bike was for sale, but has been SOLD.

1973 Masi Gran Criterium

The first time I saw this bike a young kid was riding it in pouring rain with the saddle slammed all the way down, it was about 3 sizes too big for him. I yelled at him something to the effect of “nice bike kid”. He stopped and I asked him if he wanted to sell it. He did, but it was his Dad’s old racing bike. 3 years latter his Dad sold it to me. This is pretty much how I got the bike from his “Dad”. Changed the wheel set out by putting on a set of Campy high flange clinchers. I think I also put a newer wider set of bars and a longer stem on it. I then stripped it of its parts, cleaned and polished the frame and then did the same to all the parts. Nice USA built Masi. Sold .

1985 Derosa

The Derosa frame was purchased on E-bay and when I received it I was very disappointed in the terrible black paint job that was on it. You could have done a better job with a brush! I ordered some new decals and then sketched up a color scheme. Rick at D&D Cycles in San Leandro painted it . I think it turned out stunning. The parts on it are all period correct (except the pedals , rims, and the wider range freewheel). I ride the bike a couple of times a month and it is smooth as silk. .   Sold

1974 Witcomb Track Bike

 

Found this bike at my friend’s bike shop up in Santa Rosa about 15 years ago. Apparently this bike was built for Daniel Morelon a World Champion sprinter. Unfortunately I have no documentation on this. Originally the frame was all chrome and was badly pitted, granted I should have left as is but is now too late for regrets. I had it repainted, re-chromed and re-decaled by Ed Litton. Yes, that is a bar-con shifter being used as a brake lever. This one has been sold.

Della Santa Track Bike

Here is another one of my Della Santa’s. This Track bike was built in 1990 and unfortunately has seen very little use. Complete Campy build including high flange C Record (Sheriff Star) hubs! This one has been sold.

I am always looking for great vintage race bikes.  Do you have one? If yes, send photos and your asking price.

john@calped.com

Partial list if bikes we are looking for: Atala, Basso, Bianchi, Bennoto, Bottechia, Bridgestone,Cinelli,Colnago,  Ciocc,  Confente, Columbine, Ron Cooper, DeRosa, Della Santa, Eddy Merckx, Frejus, Gios, Gitane,Guerciotti, Rene Herse, Hetchins,Holdsworth, Italvega, Bob Jackson, Klein, Legnano, Lemond, Litespeed, Litton, Masi, Medici, Mercian, Merlin, Miyata, Mondia, Mondonico, Motobecane, Olmo, Paramount, Peugeot, Pinarello, Pegoretti, Pogliaghi, Puch, Harry Quinn, Raleigh, Reynolds 531, Ritchey, Rossin, Richard Sachs, Schwinn Paramount, Alex Singer, Stella,  Tecsh, Jack Taylor, Tommasini,  Univega, Vitus, Windsor, Witcomb, Zeus  and many more…..