Saturday, July 14, 2012

Campagnolo belt buckle and blog neglect

A coworker approached me the other day and said, " here's something I thought you might like". Yes I like it.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Legnano Gran Premio: Pictures of progress

So after my Gran premio was deemed roadworthy I began the disassembly. While stripping the bike of its components I tested the "aluminum foil and water" method of rust removal  on various parts just to see effect it would have. The foil seemed to work very well,  and didn't damage any of the chrome finish. See for yourself.

More coming soon!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

1961 Legnano Gran Premio

The long awaited Legano is here! I will be posting pictures ad progress reports of my latest project. When I'm done with resto I'll post the the story of how I acquired this relic. If you just want to see pictures, and not have to read any of my blah blah, you can just go the Riddentreasure Facebook page ( and follow the progress there.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Vitus 979.

  I happened to stumble upon this Vitus 979 while browsing online ad lsitings. The bike was listed as a Vintage Campagnolo 14-speed Road Bike 70s?, and info in the ad was lacking to say the least, and the picutres were clear but not great. The ad read something like this:
Vintage Campagnolo road bike. I don't know the year it was manufactured; this style was popular in the late '60s and early '70s, so I put "1970" as the model year.
Frame has "Paris Sport" in slight contrasting paint. Brake calipers say "Campagnolo."
This bike is nearly completely stock:

So after doing some homework I discovered the bike was actually a Paris Sport Branded Vitus 979, equipped with a full Campagnolo victory group. Without hesitation, we hopped in the car and drove two hours to pick up the bike. We ended up in a very, very.....very affluent area. Turns out the seller was a very polite, elderly gentlemen who could no longer make use of the bike. The vitus was very well kept, but had a layer of dust covering its aluminum luster. A nice bike wash, and little polish made it shine like new. See for yourself!

The vitus rode like a dream (for me at least). Most people find the vitus too "flexible" to ride with confidence; but myself, being 130lbs at 6'3 found it easy and comfortable to ride.

               read more about paris sport here:

                                           The vitus sold in auction for $1,000 on ebay.
See the full album here: