The holidays are fast approaching... anyone you know need a gift suggestion?
I've ordered another case of Protar bicycle model kits. These are 1/9th scale, unpainted, unassembled metal-and-plastic kits of famous racing bikes from the 1930s through the 1980s. Typical kit has about 50 pieces, with bits left over to add to your 1/9th scale parts drawer. I hope to have these in about a week. Kits are as follows:
No.183 Alfredo Binda's green 1932 World Championship Legnano, with early Vittoria mech.
No.171 Gino Bartali's yellow 1938 Tour de France winning Legnano, with Vittoria "Margherita" mech and wooden rims.
No.177 Gino Bartali's orange 1950 Milano-S.Remo winning Bartali, with Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleurs.
No.173 Fausto Coppi's celeste 1953 World Championship Bianchi, with Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleurs.
No.174 Bianchi-Piaggio's celeste 1982 Bianchi Specialissima.
No.178 Giuseppe Saronni's candy apple red 1982 World Championship Colnago.
No.192 Phil Anderson's white and blue 1984 Raleigh "Team Panasonic".
With a little creative modification, you can make a Cambio Corsa or Cambio Parigi-Roubaix version of the Bianchi and Legnano kits. Print your own decals, and you've got Magni's copper-plated 1949 Wilier, or Merckx's pumpkin "Merxnago" and "Merxrosa".
Kits are $30, plus shipping. Some are getting hard to find, so contact me early if there's one you especially want!