.......................................... Strix the harbinger
...........................................guards OakWood's gate, ever asking,
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Growlery: Adding "Stuff"

The 1972 Galmozzi. Angelo Galmozzi didn't date or number his frames. I accepted the fact that this was a '72 because the seller thought it was. It. Ain't. It is possibly up to ten years older. The pictures of another 1972 and late 1960s Galmozzis have the bottom cable guides brazed on, no head badge and other subtle differences. So the carefully selected components are quite likely the wrong date. One way of looking at this is that that probably saved me a little money.

Really discerning eyes will note that I did find World Championship bar tape, and I rerouted the brake cables to the traditional Italian right-hand front brake setup.

The fishing books and equipment are a bit of a red herring; that is, I don't actually fish much, but I enjoy reading about it, particularly the fly fishing books. 

Bags and baskets. A folding table for company, which is as close to a workbench as I have out there right now.

The print I received from my daughter. And some old inherited rods and reels - the oldest pushing the century mark.
A magazine rack the Old Man made when he ran away from Ma and was living at the cabin by Geneva Lake.  It is a very inefficient use of space, but the size is about right ... and I had it. Which is sometimes the driver.

13 comments:

Old Toad said...

Some great lookin' stuff! Makes a guy think about building his own growlery (one that's toad-size).

Mimbres Man said...

Looks good.

gabriel said...

that machinist tool box is sure worth mentioning.

Gunnar Berg said...

Gabriel, See:

http://tinyurl.com/7pd74r5

Silk Hope said...

So he asked inquisitively, where does that put mine in the scheme of things.. Something like 1940?

Gunnar Berg said...

Hell, I don't know. I would rather mine was 1972. At least most of the components would be correct.

Gunnar Berg said...

What do the lugs tell you?

Gunnar Berg said...

Seriously, 1962? What do you think? Move mine to 1968?

Tom G. said...

'68 was a very good year. I'd go with that.

I hope the change in dates doesn't diminish your appreciation of it. Regardless of the year, she's a beauty.

Also, the growlery is looking mighty fine.

Tony T. said...

Looks like you need to pick up a set of Universal 61 brakes and a record (or Gransport?) mech!!!

Gunnar Berg said...

Naw, I think Tom is close. Close enough for me anyway.

Masini said...

Isn't it funny how the frame can look perfectly fine with the parts you hung on it, and would look equally elegant and correct with parts from ten years earlier? Only the discerning eye and a couple of contacts will know the difference. I am finding though, that the der guides and bb construction are typical giveaways as to the age of these things. I just don't know that timeline by heart! Luckily for me, mine had cambia corsa dropouts... but that system was in use for more than 15 years!

Gunnar Berg said...

Rory,
What is you best guess? 70? 68?