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Old 04-23-2020, 12:52 PM
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I didn't realize I was going to take such scrutiny for recommending what I consider a classic big boy bike.

anyway, I don't know if thi is the case or any of you have ever been involved with an Italian bikes from decades ago. so I have have seen where the bike is spec'd as an SLX bike except for extra large sizes where the have to use SPX to accomplish the strength and rigidity. not saying that is what happened here but I would not be surprised if that were the case. I still think this is a classic bb bike but I really don't care as I have no vested interest in the bike.
Nah, just being picky.

It's a great bike. The head tube is amazing.

It's one that, frankly, I'd be sad to restomod.
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Old 04-23-2020, 10:46 PM
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Stack 590? Reach 220?

I don't think so.

Looks like a custom geometry?? The head tube looks significantly longer than the largest Vamoots of that vintage I remember seeing...

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Old 04-25-2020, 03:43 PM
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Meivici.

Not mine.

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Old 04-25-2020, 03:47 PM
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Meivici.

Not mine.

57cm top tube?

Aside from that, that bike could have been made for me.

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Old 04-25-2020, 04:15 PM
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57cm top tube?

Aside from that, that bike could have been made for me.

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Seeing a lot of short TT Meivicis lately. Apparently there were a lot of not-so-flexible dentists.
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:18 PM
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Seeing a lot of short TT Meivicis lately. Apparently there were a lot of not-so-flexible dentists.
Ha!!

I'd need a 15cm stem to ride that

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Old 04-25-2020, 04:50 PM
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The seat angle says 76.5 which seems odd and doesn't look like it in the pics. The seller might want to confirm the TT length.


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Seeing a lot of short TT Meivicis lately. Apparently there were a lot of not-so-flexible dentists.
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Old 04-25-2020, 05:21 PM
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The seat angle says 76.5 which seems odd and doesn't look like it in the pics. The seller might want to confirm the TT length.
Yep most of the numbers on that geo chart do not match the complete picture. No way that ST is 64cm even if measured center to top. And the top tube slope is nowhere near 0 degrees.
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:19 PM
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Yep most of the numbers on that geo chart do not match the complete picture. No way that ST is 64cm even if measured center to top. And the top tube slope is nowhere near 0 degrees.
I messaged him and he reposted the numbers. He says the seat angle is 76 degrees now with a level TT of 59.5cm. I personally just don't see it (maybe I need glasses though). I would guess it has a 72.5 or 73 degree seat angle.

Looks like a really nice bike, but a bit of a risk if the sizing isn't right.
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:44 PM
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I messaged him and he reposted the numbers. He says the seat angle is 76 degrees now with a level TT of 59.5cm. I personally just don't see it (maybe I need glasses though). I would guess it has a 72.5 or 73 degree seat angle.

Looks like a really nice bike, but a bit of a risk if the sizing isn't right.
Going to have to agree with you on that - looks like standard angle to me. Plus I don't think the S3 had an aluminum steerer, just aluminum dropouts, but I could be wrong.
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Old 04-25-2020, 10:46 PM
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I messaged him and he reposted the numbers. He says the seat angle is 76 degrees now with a level TT of 59.5cm. I personally just don't see it (maybe I need glasses though). I would guess it has a 72.5 or 73 degree seat angle.

Looks like a really nice bike, but a bit of a risk if the sizing isn't right.
Agreed. Looks like std 73 or 72 degree ST. Post says actual ST is 60.5cm C-T.
TT looks like a 6 degree or so upslope.

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Old 04-26-2020, 01:33 PM
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Don't know if this has been posted here. The ultimate Big bike, Big Mig's Pinarello from '94 Tour.
For lots of dough you get a lot of bike, over 22 pounds worth.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Miguel-In...AAAOSw3CdcgRtU

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/eba...-edition-bike/
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Old 04-26-2020, 02:47 PM
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In 2001 my wife and I did a bike tour in Tuscany. We were riding along and happened upon the Simoncini bike factory, and stopped to check it out and top off our tires. The place was filled with hundreds of frames. This old guy comes out speaking italian and trying to figure out what we want, sees me admiring the frames. He points to this head tube and then points to himself, and smiles. We've met the Master.

Then he squeezes my tire and insists I have enough and won't give me air.

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I have a Simoncini with that headbadge, and it is stamped into the head tube. It's definitely cool.

Simoncini went out of business more than a decade ago. I like mine, and I think I got my frame for ~220ish off ebay with a Cyclart repaint in vg condition. I look at this as overpriced by at least $300.

Edit: Also, this is cool that it has a 1992 date on the receipt. I figured mine was from about 1991 or thereabouts, so this is the same generation.

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Old 04-26-2020, 06:50 PM
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In 2001 my wife and I did a bike tour in Tuscany. We were riding along and happened upon the Simoncini bike factory, and stopped to check it out and top off our tires. The place was filled with hundreds of frames. This old guy comes out speaking italian and trying to figure out what we want, sees me admiring the frames. He points to this head tube and then points to himself, and smiles. We've met the Master.

Then he squeezes my tire and insists I have enough and won't give me air.

Treasured memory.

Pretty cool.

BTW, a few years ago when I looked, I could only find defunct web info. In the meantime, they have renewed their web presence. I guess they aren't out of business after all: https://www.instagram.com/simoncini_bikes/
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Old 04-27-2020, 04:37 AM
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Meivici.

Not mine.

looks like seller made some revisions to the geometry on 4/26/20. actually TT now listed as 59.5 and st 57.5 both c-t-c which makes more sense when you look at the pics.
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