[CR]Guerciotti (Alan) F.S.


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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 20:12:49 -0700
From: "Mark A. Perkins" <bicyclemark@juno.com>
Subject: [CR]Guerciotti (Alan) F.S.

Hi all:

A while back I mentioned that I had a line on an red-anodized (main tubes) Alan-built Guerciotti frame set. Well, I bought it, and then I bought a set of red-anodized Galli components (from a CR list member). Now I have completed the assembly and it really looks nice. I will try to have some pictures taken (talked with my friend with a digital camera today), but for now a description will have to do.

Frame and fork are NOS, and if they were ever ridden it would have been for a test ride, and it doesn't show. The bike was originally outfitted with Campy "Victory" or "Triomphe" components which were sold separately by the shop where I got the frame & fork. However, the chrome-plated steel headset is still on the bike. I didn't want to use the Galli unit because it is black-anodized (but will be included with sale). There is a World-Championship stripe sticker wrapped around the down-tube, between the shifters and the bottom head lug, that reads "CAMPIONE DEL MONDO" in the blue band, and "1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985" in the green band. My guess is that these dates make this frame an '86. On the bottom bracket are the following:

MADE IN ITALY

followed by a small 1/4" x 1" semi-oval cut-out slot, followed by the serial number:

243314 and then: 3 (w/ degree symbol) 58/57

If you need to see what this frame looks like, I believe Dale has a photo of one like it on the CR site under Guerciotti.

The wheels include Galli small-flange, 6-spd. hubs (silver), 32 DT stainless steel spokes (per wheel), and Galli "Top Crit", red-anodized (but faded) sew-up rims (no tires). I have removed (but will include with the bike's sale) the original Galli QR's, and replaced them with red-anodized "Control Stix" Ti skewers (no cam-lok action, just allen wrench action), and left the rear skewer long in case the buyer wants to use them on a newer 7-, 8- or 9-spd. bike. I believe the 6-spd. freewheel is by Maillard, and it has the red plastic cog spacers and silver cogs. The chain is new, and chrome- or nickel-plated.

The stem is a red-anodized, and an exact match for the frame's color, TTT unit, and the bars are TTT superleggero's (I really hate giving up these handlebars). I have wrapped the bars with Benotto tape, red and yellow woven together, but the red is bleeding into the yellow (works with dk. blue/yellow).

There are nine individual pieces on the rest of the Galli parts which are red-anodized, including the brake arms (4), outer parallelogram plate on rear derail., chainrings (2), and crankarms (2). All of these pieces have faded slightly to a slightly orangish red. There are only a few small scratches on the components, which also have some black and silver pieces as well. I purchased an adaptor for the Galli braze-on front derail. to fit to the non-braze-on seat-tube.

The pedals are white Look, and I believe they are the very early Look design.

The saddle is an Avocet O2 Air 40M, black with Ti rails, and the seatpost is from the Galli set but is silver with black in the flutes and on the top portion where the clamp is.

I also added a pair of NOS American Classic water bottle cages, you guessed it, red-anodized, and a pair of equally red alloy presta valve caps. Red transparent plastic covered cable-housing adds the finishing touch.

I am asking $1200.00 or best offer. This price is, to some degree, negotiable, and I will consider trades but do not promise to want, need, or like what you offer (unless you are offering Campy parts that are period correct for my '71 Masi G.C.). Payment should be by USPS Money Order, and whatever price is agreed upon shall include shipping costs. And, I really don't want to have to send it overseas if I can avoid it.

"Bicycle Mark" Perkins
Fresno Cycling Club - Historian
Fresno, California, U.S.A.