Had 2 Simoncinis to date, (July 2017) the first being this Super Record with lugged Columbus Max tubing.
First Italian bike also. Good start?
It came to me (from a skip. Thanks Peter; ) damaged but repairable. Was always too small for me, but it turned into a most beautiful machine in the end.
Columbus Max will always be sculpture in steel, if you ask me.
Second Simoncini is this alloy & carbon frame bought for ‘a song’ off of ebay. From around 2003 it is an excellent example of the transition from steel to carbon. Columbus Altec triple butted alloy main-frame, with carbon Columbus Carve ends. It’s a lot lighter than it looks with the big section tubing. Currently away for a refinish at Madgetts in Norfolk. (who also refinished the other one: )
Got it back today (17th November 2014) & built it up to see what it looks like… I love the crimson against the cream Ultremos. Needs details sorting for me, but a cream bar wrap & saddle might just be the next step, or two. More pics when I get my camera doing what I want it to do: )
Great result from Madgetts. Thanks Mick: )
Will get appropriate decals shortly & will then look better. It rides beautifully for me & I love it: )
Some people don’t get the cream Ultremos, but I like them & that’s what it’s about, isn’t it?? In my head was the crimson & cream colours of a certain British railway company I remember from the 1950s.