Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Rooster Has Landed

The UPS man dropped off a box today, an Italian relay from Rory Mason (Masini), my new best friend forever. The box contained a 1948/1950 Cambio Corsa equipped Galmozzi. It may be a tad small, but let's face it, there were not many 6'3", 200+ pound bicycle racers in Italy in 1950. Or today.

I am planning a couple of changes. The beautiful red stitched leather wraps will be replaced by faded red fabric wraps with wine cork plugs and the black wall tires will by replaced by gum walls. I have a set of wood Ghisallo rims that may go on it, but only if someday the frame is resprayed black. I have already stashed a set of earlier Galmozzi decals and the correct early Columbus Tubing sticker for it, but don't hold your breath.




10 comments:

Bob Hovey said...

Nice!!

Mimbres Man said...

Very nice!

Silk Hope said...

Crap! Now I have to restore mine to fill in the void. Your evil Gunnar.

Silk Hope said...

Addition: my resto will be black with chrome lugs. Plus all polished components. Think Kvale can produce?

Gunnar Berg said...

If he choses to. He is Chris though, and I do not speak for him.

The paint on this Rooster makes me realise how good Kvale is.

Gunnar Berg said...

@Jack, I don't mean to put pressure on you, but I do have an inside on a 1983. '48, '68, '83. That would just about round out the marque styles. (unless a pre-war showed up).

jonathon stacey said...

Isn't that a great feeling? All the anticipation and then the puzzled delivery man finally drops off the big box and you open up (with a fair whack of adrenalin)and pull out the various bits of carefully wrapped old treasure inside and the re-assembly begins! The bike looks great - I look forward to hearing a ride report soon.

bicyclebits01 said...

Gunnar-

What a lovely welcome home!

Redwing said...

Congrats!

reverend dick said...

Ride report(s) welcome.