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Proper Italian Red: 1981 Colnago Super for auction

Found here on eBay is an extremely original 1981 Colnago Super. Adorned in a beautiful deep Italian red, this Columbus SL frame still retains its original paint and decals. A nice patina is present but there is no rust anywhere on the frame or fork. This Colnago features a Campagnolo Super Record groupo complete with rare Colnago pantographed Super Record brake levers. The front derailleur is the only non Super Record part on the bike being an earlier Nuovo Record piece. The groupo is in great shape and works flawlessly. Thirty-two hole Mavic Reflex tubular rims are built with DT Swiss spokes on Record hubs. The Cinelli Unicanitor saddle shows some wear in the lettering but is otherwise in good condition. It is mounted to a period correct Super Record seat post. Complete dimensions are below. Feel free to email with questions. The bicycle is in Athens, GA. Thank you for bidding.


 Seat Tube: 54cm center-to-top

                   52.5cm center-to-center

 Top Tube: 54cm center-to-center

 Stem: Cinelli XA 125mm

 Bars: Cinelli 64 – 40

 Groupo: Campagnolo Super/Nuovo Record

 Crankarm Length: 170mm

Tires: Vittoria Rally 23-28 Tubulars with very little wear

Ultra Rare: Lotto Belisol Team Edition Lazer Sunglass Collection

Calling all Tour de France  and Giro d’Italia fans!! 

Up for sale are complete sets of Lazer Solid State SS1 and Magneto M1 sunglasses built specially for the Lotto Soudal Team to use in the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. Andre “The Gorilla” Greipel has already sported the Green frames and while the Yellow, Polka Dot Giro frames may not be worn this year you can be the envy of your friends on the next group ride. The Solid State gives you pro rider style combined with top level performance. The shield lens provides good coverage and a wide field of view while dual vents make sure it doesn’t fog up. Adjustable hydrophilic rubber temples allow you to customize the fit to be sure they stay in place on long rides. Smoke with Red Mirror, Yellow and Clear interchangeable lenses are included to help you conquer any conditions mother nature dishes out. A microfiber cleaning bag is also included to keep everything spic and span.
Lazer’s Magneto sunglass system uses cleverly placed magnets that replace traditional long temples. The magnets attach to small MagClips that fasten to the forward most strap of your helmet. The result is a sunglass that stays put no mater what you throw at it all the while staying cool and comfortable. Check out for more information on all the Lazer sunglass products.
Don’t miss this chance to own a piece of the Pro Peleton! Thanks for bidding.
  • Lens vents combined with contours in the frame keep air moving (SS1)
  • Fits Small to Large face sizes
  • Ultragrip nosepieces and temples (on SS1) keep the eyewear in place
  • Lightweight Grilamid frame material combined with adjustable temples and nosepieces allow for a quick custom fit
  • Includes cleaning bag

Please inquire on package pricing.

Classic Celeste: 1988 Bianchi Superleggera up for Auction

Found here on eBay is a fantastically original Bianchi Superleggera.

The Columbus SL frameset was chrome plated at the factory and still wears its original Celeste paint. The Chrome plating has kept rust at bay over the last 27 years. The paint shows some cracking underneath the clear coat that gives it a nice patina. The original Campagnolo Chorus 7 speed groupo is complete and functions as it should. Ambrosio rims, a Bianchi logoed 3T stem, 3T 42cm bars and Bianchi Celeste Selle Italia saddle round out the build. This Supperleggera has just received a full tear down and rebuild. The bottom bracket, headset and hubs have all been rebuilt. Add your favorite pedals and this Bianchi is ready for your next vintage ride. Feel free to email with questions or to arrange a time to view and ride this piece of Italian history.

Dimensions: Seat Tube: 55cm center-to-top

54cm center-to-center

Top Tube: 54cm center-tocenter

Stem: 3TTT 100mm

Bars: 3TTT Criterium 40cm

Groupo: Campagnolo Chorus

Crankarm Length: 170mm

L’Eroica Ready: 1976 Colnago Super up for auction

Found here on eBay

Just in time for L’Eroica California we present this gorgeous vintage Colnago Super. The Columbus tubed frame and fork are circa 1976 featuring cable guides on top of the bottom bracket shell and squared fork crown. The paint is in great shape with only a few chips (pictured). This Colnago features a full Campagnolo Super Record groupo that is in equally great shape and works flawlessly. Thirty-six hole Red Label Fiamme rims are built with DT Swiss spokes on rare Super Record high-flange hubs. The Super Record bottom bracket has been recently rebuilt along with the Specialized headset (the only non-Campagnolo part on the bike). The Colnago badged Unicanitor saddle shows some wear in the lettering but is otherwise in good condition. It is mounted to a period correct Super Record seat post. Complete dimensions are below. Feel free to email with questions. The bicycle is in Athens, GA and the buyer will be responsible for the actual shipping costs. Thank you for bidding.


 Seat Tube: 55cm center-to-top

                   54cm center-to-center

 Top Tube: 54.5cm center-to-center

 Stem: Cinelli XA 120mm

 Bars: Cinelli 66 – 38

 Groupo: Campagnolo Super Record

 Crankarm Length: 170mm

Very Original: Waterford Built 1989 Schwinn Paramount w/full Dura Ace 7402 Kit

eBay Listing – 1989 Paramount

Up for sale is a 1989 Schwinn Paramount in amazingly original condition. These were the last of the truly great, handmade frames to come out of Waterford, Wisconsin bearing the Schwinn name.

The 56cm frame is made of lugged Columbus SLX tubing and still wears its original Royal Blue color. We are the second owners of this frame having owned it since the early 90’s. It has always been pampered and kept inside.

The component kit features a period correct, Shimano Dura-Ace 7402 8-speed build short of the headset and bottom bracket which are Shimano Ultegra sealed bearing units. The Dura-Ace downtube SIS shifters show slight wear but still function well. The Dura-Ace 7401 brake levers are near flawless short of slight cracking of the original rubber hoods (pictured). The Dura-Ace hubs, front and rear derailleurs, crankset and brakeset are all in great shape with only slight wear which is to be expected for 25 year old parts.

The rest of the build features a vintage Bernard Hinault Turbo saddle complete with “The Badger” logos, 120mm 3TTT stem, and 3TTT Ergo Power Duo 42cm handlebars. Cinelli nude Cork-Gel bar tape and the brown leather saddle offset the Royal Blue frame well for that classic look. The pedals are Campagnolo Nuovo Record clips and straps to really put you back in the 80’s.

This bike will look as good on your wall is it will at the local group ride or sitting at the café while you enjoy a cup of joe. Stand out from the crowd of foreign built carbon and aluminum bikes with this blast from the past for a fraction of the cost of a new, top-of-the-line ride.

The bike is at our shop in Athens, GA. Feel free to email with questions, for more pictures or to arrange a time to come and see it. Find it above on eBay for $1999 or best offer.

Vintage Motorcycle Stash outside Charlotte, NC

We’re not sure what kind of prices this seller is asking but from the looks of the Craigslist ad he’s got quite a collection of early motorcycles, bicycles and accessories. Pictured is a Simplex, a Whizzer and a front engined, front drive bike that looks to be from the 40’s. If anyone is in the Charlotte area it may be worth a trip to the White Owl Antique mall in Concord. Find the number in the link above.

Not too vintage MTB for sale: Gary Fisher Wahoo Disc

Up for sale is a 15.5″ Fisher Wahoo Disc in showroom condition. This is a good, solid entry level MTB that we’re helping a friend sell for $550 or best offer. Drop us a line if you’re interested. This would make a great Christmas present!

1991 Waterford Built Schwinn Paramount

Here’s one of our rides that is up on the auction block. Its a 56cm Schwinn Paramount with a Columbus SLX tubeset and a full Ultegra 6500 9-speed kit. Find it here on eBay with no reserve. Feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions.

French TVT-92 in the UK

Here’s a clean example of one of the first widely used carbon frames in the pro peleton. This TVT-92 isn’t branded as something else which wasn’t as common in those days. The Dura Ace 7401 7-speed groupo looks clean and the rest of the build is period correct. Find this one on eBay in Leicestershire, UK with a reasonable Buy-It-Now price of $771.

American Made 1992 Basso Laguna

Here’s an interesting one from a shop called Vintage-Steel out of Germany. Its a ’92 Basso Laguna which was their first monocoque carbon frame but it was built in Van Buren, Maine by Aegis. This frame wears a Dura Ace 7400 groupo and all looks to be in nice shape. Check out for a wide array of cool old bikes.