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ca. 1948 G. Fiori w/ Cambio Corsa

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Jesper

Finally riding a big boys bike
Finally joining the "cambio corsa club" and getting the details complete for shipping this Paglioli cambio corsa bike across the pond. Seller made things very difficult even while being quite flexible when trying to accommodate my needs.

I'll get a thread going on it when it arrives; only poor seller photos at this time. It has never left its hometown of Modena. Luckily, I have a dealer friend who lives a couple Km's from the bike's location that is facilitating the shipping, as well as having an excellent head badge for it. I am purchasing a nice Giulietta frame to accompany it since it was much cheaper to use two boxes than one large box and as a thank you for Sergio's assistance.



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bikerbluz

Finally riding a big boys bike
Congrats Jesper on getting that worked out. Any ideas yet on a possible year for this new beauty?
 

Jesper

Finally riding a big boys bike
Congrats Jesper on getting that worked out. Any ideas yet on a possible year for this new beauty?
No idea as to the year yet. Original equipment, except I believe the crankset, 3t cockpit, and definitely the pedals are replacements. I am also dubious about the hubs (rear anyways) and freewheel due to missing spoke guard. Pump is stated as original, but that is a much newer (circa 70s-80s) SILCA pump; definitely not 40s. I need to get a better look at the Universal brakes (pre-Mod. 50/51 Extra; Mod. 39s?, BREV 361556, and not BREV 361666). There are 2 versions of the rod lever handle design; early version with a star, these are the later version with essentially the same design used on cable shift levers. There were 2 rod length variants: short set "Corsa", long set "Sport" (prior to '46 only 1 length; not sure which was earliest length). Note: my '53 Campy catalog states: "A richiesta si forniscono i cambi con le maniglie più lunghe per cicli de turismo" ("On request we can supply gearboxes with longer handles for touring cycles"); I don't know if that pertains the rod height or specifically to the rod handle section length. Missing spoke guard, but there a couple versions of it that would also have helped determine age (later was larger diameter; I believe to be used on the 19 tooth drop-out frame for 5 speed freewheels). I know it has the pre-1949 quick release design without "D" rings. I think the frame will be circa 1946-1948; maybe slightly earlier, but I doubt later than 1949. The drop-out tooth count is 17 versus 19, and it has a 4 speed freewheel.
 

bikerbluz

Finally riding a big boys bike
Thanks Jesper for all the amazing information. Looking forward to your progress on this one.
 

juvela

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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fittings -

possible that person who fitted present chainset may have reused the oem bottom bracket cups

if so, they could provide a clue to the original chainset

suspect two most likely producers would have been Giostra & Way-Assauto although FB, Agrati and Gnutti could also be candidates...


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