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Friday, September 28, 2012

Jim's 1972 Galmozzi

Okay, guys and gals, sit down, This is Jim Bolivar's Galmozzi. He got it free, more or less, on the Portland,  Oregon Craigslist. Really, for a pitance. Okay, are you ready? This is not a restoration respray. It is a perfect, no chips, no scratches, no rust 1972 Galmozzi. Jim bought two bikes, a Romic and this one. They sort of threw this one in on the deal. He had no idea what he was getting. What's the odds? He must have done something really, really good to please the bicycle gods that much. 

Jackson, Note that there are no cables on this fine machine and the young man is just getting his vintage feet wet and will put modern white cable housings on it unless there is an intervention. Just saying. 





11 comments:

gabriel said...

what a beauty, he should be really pleased.

dale said...

Amazing luck! Needs grey Univeral housing, a Regina chain and period tape and it's complete! Viola!

Masini said...

I'm so glad this isn't anywhere near my size... wow!

Silk Hope said...

Sweeeettt ride! Remove the rally RD put a regular NR RD on it with cloth tape on the bars. And can someone find him a Unicanitor saddle. Then your done.

Gunnar Berg said...

A nice to NOS Unicantor Buffalo will cost as much as the bike did. But that is what it should have.

Tony T. said...

Wow!

Anonymous said...

Jayzuz......


Rick M.

Gunnar Berg said...

There has been an ongoing email discussion of this with 6 or 8 guys, including Jim, all of whom know more than I do. I think Jim has decided to restore this as close as possible to original, including fabric wraps and a Unicantor #3 Buffalo saddle. Go Jim!

George A said...

I'm green with envy! Nice!

Silk Hope said...

Gunnar your humility is only surpassed by your cycling knowledge.

Gunnar Berg said...

Pooh.