[CR]More Italvega info

From: MSCTROSE@aol.com
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 00:00:22 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]More Italvega info

Thanks for the info thus supplied, when I got home from work tonight, I took a better look at the bike (I got it on my lunch hour), and here's more info for those that wanted to know:

It a Super Special, not strada. The columbus sticker is foil. There are diamond cutouts in the top of the all lugs, and in the top tang of the bb, and there are two cool cutouts in the bb, kinda of shaped like a "D". There are 2 diamond cutouts in the reinforcing tangs on the forks: all cutouts are painted light yellow, the frame is a light metallic green. It is 63 cm, i guess c to c, but I have not measured it. The NR cranks are 177.5, and the pedals are the SL type, the black cages do not have any cleat wear at all, and there are no pedal scrapes on the cranks or pedals. There is a light veneer of rust on some chrome parts. Oddly, the front wheel is built with 15 guage Alpina stainless spokes, the rear is built with rustless spokes, not stainless steel! Both rims have "Cerchio Fiamme" red label stickers on them, tires are shot and cracked. The rims are dusty and need polishing but have no wear on the sidewalls. The bar is a Cinelli with Giro di Italia engraving, and the stem a ttt. Very nice bike, don't quite know what I am going to do with it yet (maybe chop out 10 cm to make it a 53, just kidding) Any more info on this bike is appreciated. BTW, the sticker on the left chainstay says "by Torresini" and while the bike looks similar to the brown one on the CR web site, the lug work is finer, the headlugs are not chrome, the seatstay tops are fluted.