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branflakes
02-21-2011, 09:02 PM
Casati on eBay (http://tinyurl.com/6b95q83)

1989 Casati Monza - 62cm
Handmade in Monza, Italy

Arrrrggggghhh! And, okay, you're not really giants. I'm just jealous!

bicycletricycle
02-21-2011, 09:06 PM
that fork makes me want to cry.

tsarpepe
02-21-2011, 09:15 PM
I am a giant and proud of it! :banana:

BTW, this is how you take photos of a bike for sale.

ultraman6970
02-21-2011, 09:18 PM
Dont think it is something like that, probably is because all the frames moving around for sale and forgotten in factories and stores are or too small or too big.

That's why u can't see normal sized frames also, nobody wants to get rid off of them.

bicycletricycle
02-21-2011, 09:24 PM
63cm isn't normal?

Robbos
02-21-2011, 09:33 PM
I'll have to chime in here- I have a real soft spot for Chesini's- a few years back I missed my chance to get one on Ebay for peanuts- I think it went for around $300. The fact that I still have the photos of it says something...

Oops. Lumped Casati and Chesini in the same boat. What sacrilege! Well at the very least some of you can enjoy the Chesini smut shots.

RkyMtn
02-21-2011, 09:33 PM
Hey Branflakes,

What size are you (TT and HT wise)? It is not that the big boys get all the good stuff, it is that all the stuff you want doesn't come around in just YOUR size.

I know what you mean!!!

Cheers,

Eric

ultraman6970
02-21-2011, 09:39 PM
I was talking with a guy who has a store with vintage stuff and he was telling me that almost all factories still have NOS frames like 30 years old but in odd sizes that does not sell that much, 48's or super big stuff like 62 or 63s. That;s why sometimes when those are sold are sold to a low price.

But when we are talking normal sizing a NOS frame can cost a ton of bills.

H1449-6
02-21-2011, 09:45 PM
that fork makes me want to cry.

+1

branflakes
02-21-2011, 09:46 PM
my size is 55cm tt and 145-155 ht. ideally.

Elefantino
02-21-2011, 09:57 PM
that fork makes me want to cry.
Makes me want to do something else. It involves chunks.

bicycletricycle
02-21-2011, 10:03 PM
i like to think that all the old original chrome forks are emitting some type of beacon and that one day i will invent a robot which will use this signal to refturn all of the steel forks to their original frames.

branflakes
02-21-2011, 10:09 PM
here's what i've also been lusting over for a few years...

Casati Arte (http://tinyurl.com/5v4mrnk)

if only i had the same budgetary system as the us government.

my wet bike dream involves a cycling trip to italy with a visit to monza to have gianni work me a bike.

great blogpost about ciclicasati - link (http://bigringracing.blogspot.com/2010/06/eurotrip-day-4.html)

branflakes
02-21-2011, 10:10 PM
i like to think that all the old original chrome forks are emitting some type of beacon and that one day i will invent a robot which will use this signal to refturn all of the steel forks to their original frames.
that's radon. and it's only coming from the steel painted in china.

tsarpepe
02-21-2011, 10:42 PM
here's what i've also been lusting over for a few years...

Casati Arte (http://tinyurl.com/5v4mrnk)

if only i had the same budgetary system as the us government.

my wet bike dream involves a cycling trip to italy with a visit to monza to have gianni work me a bike.

great blogpost about ciclicasati - link (http://bigringracing.blogspot.com/2010/06/eurotrip-day-4.html)

Man, you have very fulfillable dreams!

Mapearso
02-22-2011, 01:32 AM
that fork makes me want to cry.

agreed
why why why?

ckamp
02-22-2011, 08:21 AM
Casati on eBay (http://tinyurl.com/6b95q83)

1989 Casati Monza - 62cm
Handmade in Monza, Italy

Arrrrggggghhh! And, okay, you're not really giants. I'm just jealous!

I ride the exact frame in red with 63 seat tube and 60 top tube. Dressed with Campagnolo Chorus 9. :)

It's nice to see someone else lusting after a Casati for once.

srice
02-22-2011, 08:25 AM
Giants get the good stuff???? Sure there is the occasional 62cm NOS frame that pops up, but the bulk of the great used stuff shows up in 56-58. A buddy of mine has picked up a JKS and a Hors Categorie (both 58) in the past year while I wait for the elusive 62cm Pegoretti.

jlyon
02-22-2011, 09:50 AM
But alas I too am waiting for that elusive Pegoretti. Also in 62cm!

bambam
02-22-2011, 10:46 AM
Looks like you 2 get to play quick reply jeopardy when that 62 Peg shows up. The life of the 56-59cm group has to deal with. :)

Elefantino
02-22-2011, 10:54 AM
I have a 62 Peg web crawler. Me first.

srice
02-22-2011, 12:15 PM
Looks like you 2 get to play quick reply jeopardy when that 62 Peg shows up. The life of the 56-59cm group has to deal with. :)

I know how slow you are to jump on the deals. I am amazed that you were able to grab the 2 sweet frames you did!

ckamp
02-22-2011, 01:04 PM
Now, what did you say about tall people and good finds? I have been looking for a 61-63 in this for a wile now.

Casati Track - 57cm
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/2226664766.html


Also, a Casati Monza - 52cm, Shimano for $500
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2227574596.html

branflakes
02-22-2011, 01:47 PM
Now, what did you say about tall people and good finds? I have been looking for a 61-63 in this for a wile now.

Casati Track - 57cm
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/2226664766.html


Also, a Casati Monza - 52cm, Shimano for $500
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2227574596.html
the track frame is definitely plush! the monza allumino i could live without as aluminum's time is almost gone. however, i did have an aluminum casati challenge that was pretty smooth. the paint job was called a micametal varnish and was almost rubbery soft to the touch. i felt like the varnish helped soften some of the resonance of the aluminum frame. i wouldn't ride it everyday again, but i would put it back on the rack to stare at.

branflakes
02-22-2011, 01:52 PM
Now, what did you say about tall people and good finds? I have been looking for a 61-63 in this for a wile now.

Casati Track - 57cm
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/2226664766.html


Also, a Casati Monza - 52cm, Shimano for $500
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2227574596.html
ALSO, did you see this frame? Link (http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/2180767237.html) It's a 61 according to the ad and appears to be in good shape (as good as i can tell).

ultraman6970
02-22-2011, 02:02 PM
EM 61 track...

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/2222950564.html

And this one is even a better deal, 1st time looking at NY cl, better stuff than here tho.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/2223304660.html

ultraman6970
02-22-2011, 09:35 PM
I offered this one in 800 a few weeks ago, is this one big enough? :P

LOOK replica, all campagnolo (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j426/ultraman6970/LookKG96replica.jpg)

mtnbke
02-23-2011, 12:35 AM
Casati on eBay (http://tinyurl.com/6b95q83)

1989 Casati Monza - 62cm
Handmade in Monza, Italy

Arrrrggggghhh! And, okay, you're not really giants. I'm just jealous!

62cm is still within the range of standard production bikes.

There is a complete scarcity of stuff 68cm-73cm. The opposite of getting all the good stuff!

Heck, not only do cranks 200-205mm never turn up on the secondary market, but one of the major suppliers (customcranks.de) isn't really producing. Giants get screwed watching everyone else get great deals on little clown bikes!!

Mapearso
02-23-2011, 02:09 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/GREG-LEMOND-BICYCLE-FULL-CAMPAGNOLO-C-RECORD-SUPER-/250778507788?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item3a63905a0c

Not quite "Giant-size"
Me likey

ultraman6970
02-23-2011, 02:17 PM
Wow, nice bike :) That makes me wonder why i sold my C stuff :D no kiiding :D