MISC:   Is anyone familiar with Dolomiti bikes posted by: saint cheese on 2/3/2007 at 10:45:57 AM
I'm trying to dig up any information on Dolomiti bikes.

Looks to be 70's or early 80's vintage 5spd. Welded steel with forged dropouts stamped "Magistroni". Headbadge reads "Cicli Dolomiti, Mexico". Alloy center-pull brakes and crankset also marked Magistroni, but lack the circus tent logo of the older Italian Magistroni parts. No markings on either hubs (low flange steel) or rims (alloy 27").Shimano RS derailleur stamped "HH" (August '83?).

Attached picture of headbadge, other also on that page. Please excuse the quality, but I had to take them with my phone.



MISC:   Weird French(?) hubs part 2 posted by: Bryant on 2/2/2007 at 11:32:31 AM
Okay, down below a bit I told you about the Wheelset with a Hi-lo hub that i bought at a local thrift. Well to make things more interesting, the low flange is drilled for 18 holes and the hi flange is drilled for 24. How many rims come with 42 holes?? Didn't notice it until I counted the extra holes drilled into the rim. There were 6. I guess I saw it, it just never clicked. Comments on manufacturer, rarity, etc would be most welcome.

   RE:MISC: Weird French(?) hubs part 2 posted by John E on 2/2/2007 at 3:31:23 PM
1) 42 holes: Every rim I have ever examined has had a hole count which is an integer multiple of 4, which makes sense: 2 flanges, forward and reverse spokes on each flange.
2) Manufacturer: ?
3) Rarity: Yup!

Does the hub have a one-piece shell, with integral flanges, or is it a 3-piece affair with flanges brazed or otherwise attahced to the central core? In the latter case, someone could have built something out of a 48-spoke tandem hub and a standard 36-spoke hub.

Pictures, please! You have my attention.

   RE:MISC:   Weird French(?) hubs part 2 posted by Bryant on 2/2/2007 at 6:37:37 PM
I posted some pictures. If the link doesn't work go to http://bdebruyne.tripod.com, or send me your email address and I'll send you the pictures. The hub is made in 3 distinct pieces so I guess someone could havebuilt it. the bearings are cartridge style so it is a higher end hub. I just don't know what to make of it.


   RE:MISC:   Weird French(?) hubs part 2 posted by Bryant on 2/3/2007 at 2:56:51 PM
Well, I think i know what I have now thanks to Ted. I have a Hi-E Hub. Through my search on the net I found they made a 24-12 Hi-Lo, and a 24-20 Hi-Lo but I haven't found a 24-18 like I have. These guys were making sealed cartridge hubs in the 70's and now I have one. Guess I'll keep them for the bike I'm building for my wife. Is this a great hobby or what??

   RE:RE:MISC: Weird French(?) hubs part 2 posted by John E on 2/5/2007 at 1:05:12 PM
Yes, I recall Hi-E well. They made very lightweight hubs, but they also had a few unfortunate evolutionary dead ends, such as aluminum front QR skewers which snapped at inopportune moments.

   RE:RE:MISC: Weird French(?) hubs part 2 posted by John E on 2/5/2007 at 1:06:55 PM
24-12 makes sense, as does 24-16, but 24-20 and 24-18 are just plain WEIRD.

AGE / VALUE:   Cannondale questions posted by: Gralyn on 2/1/2007 at 7:37:24 PM
OK....after as much bike collecting as I have done - I have never landed a Cannondale. Well, I managed to pick up a frame. It's most likely mid-80's. It looks pretty nice. Now, I need to build it up. It appears everything will be straight-forward.....except for the front derailler....there are braze-ons there on the seat tube for the front derailler. Are front deraillers readily available for this application? There are 2 screw holes at the front derailler location.....
I have no experience with a derailler of this type. Any advice is appreciated.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Cannondale questions posted by Walter on 2/4/2007 at 6:41:38 PM
Braze-on FDs are quite common. When you but just tell the LBS that's what you need. I you buy on-line it should ive you the option of braze-on or clamp size. Just pick braze-on.

The FD will bolt onto the clamp on the seattube. The braze-on clamp has those oval slots so you can adjust the height the FD sits above chainwheel.

All of the early Cannonballs and most if not all alum. bikes use that form of FD attachment.

AGE / VALUE:   Italian Bike: Camera Verona??? posted by: Nick on 2/1/2007 at 9:35:27 AM
Just saw a bike I never heard of. It is probably from the 1960s. It is Camera Verona made in Italy. Campy dropouts and nice chrome lugs. Anyone ever heard of this company? I have looked quite a bit and cannot find anything. Any info would be great.

    Italian Bike: Camera Verona??? posted by John E on 2/1/2007 at 11:51:33 AM
It sounds really nice, Nick. Pictures, including closeups of the lugs, dropouts, and other details, would be helpful. There have been lots of small framebuilders over the years, and various larger companies (e.g. Bianchi and Atala in Italy) have made production runs under various marques.

I really like the lesser-known brands. :)

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Italian Bike: Camera Verona??? posted by andym on 2/4/2007 at 11:00:55 AM
I have an A.Camera amateur road racing bike.It has chrome lugs,Campy Valentino deraileurs,steel cottered crank,Campy hubs w/ alloy clincher rims and Campagnolo stamped rear dropouts w/hanger.The frame shows some sloppiness in some areas like the seat lug,where someone didnt trim off the top of the seat tube.The seat tube protrudes about 1/2 inch past the lug ! A very attractive bike from about 20 feet away.
I'm sorry but I haven't found any info either

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Italian Bike: Camera Verona??? posted by Nick on 2/25/2007 at 8:38:20 AM
I have that A. Camera now. Mine has all of the same except the hubs are Gnutti, I believe. Color is dark metallic green. I am trying to date the bike and have not found date stamps on anything. The campy rear deraileur that would have had dates didn't survive the last owner. There is a stamp on the frame at the top of the seat tube and it starts with 66, is this possibly referring to 1966? What does your frame have stamped on it and do any parts have date stamps. I am going to repaint the frame since the paint was in bad shape and I must admit I took care of that ugly seatpost portrusion with my dremel first thing.

AGE / VALUE:   Info/Old Bike posted by: Donna Bostwick on 1/30/2007 at 6:29:07 AM
Son in Florida wants info on old road bike he has. Muudialita by sprocket,Centurion on frame, down from seat.Elite RS on angled down bar. Technomic on Goose neck. Rims appear to be copper, Araya on rims. Quality form
Tapan, designed in USA. Globe Nitro Olympian 115 on front tag. Bike weighs approx 22 lbs. I beleive he said it was a silver color.
I have never seen the bike. Not sure I placed all the descriptions in proper place.
He bought the bike from a garage sale about 10yrs ago. Bike is in good running order. Only replaced the tires.
Uses it regularily, wonders if it has any value.
Does any of this information ring a bell????
Donna B (mom)


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Info/Old Bike posted by David on 2/1/2007 at 4:14:41 PM
There's one on Ebay now - no bids. Item 140081300165 . It looks like a fairly nice Japanese or Taiwan-built bike. I doubt very much that it will interest a collector and probably would bring no more than $100 or so while being hard to sell. Tell him to keep riding it. It's probably a good bike.