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Old 03-26-12, 05:38 PM   #1
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Pair of 60's vintage 6-day track racing bikes


I have a beautiful pair of early 60s vintage chrome fixed-gear, six day track racing bicycles. When I bought them in 1967, the story was that they were custom made by Cinelli for a pair of Canadian 6-day racers. Don’t know if that’s true or not - the seat stay attachment doesn't look Cinelli - but the lug work looks Italian and the slack angles indicate they were made for the velodrome. Only markings on the bikes are 058 and 059 stamped on the rear dropouts. Both are about 58cm center-to-top so the 058 and 059 could be serial numbers or sizes.

Condition is generally very good for 50-year-old bicycles. There is some pitting and flaking to the chrome and one seat clamp ear was broken but carefully welded back on. Cranks (pista 165s), pedals, hubs, BB, dropouts and headsets are Campy and rims are Fiamme Red Label, aside from one Mavic rim. Saddles are Cinelli Unica – the original Brooks Swallows disintegrated long ago. The bars are Ambrosio – ditched the original steel Cinelli track bars to save weight – oops.

Any ideas on values?
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Old 03-26-12, 06:21 PM   #2
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Jeeze - you can pretty much name your price on these.
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Wow... Track bike, full chrome, early 60s, these all drive the price up. The only downside is you don't know who made them, or have documentation to prove anything.

Still, pretty amazing. The sky is the limit I think.
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These appear to be amazing bikes full chrome nicely lugged vintage track bikes. Even without docs or evidence of manufacture maker or year. The price could be insane if everything works and they ride good $1000 a piece low end isn't unrealistic even on a quick local sale at auction to the right buyer as FastJake says the sky is the limit on these. I have seen just frames that are similar actually sell on CL locally for $500 +.
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Admittedly not an expert on track bikes but I say they are very nice and certainly will find a rich buyer (maybe from another country) on fleabay. Hoping that Jim and Jarrod from the Kansas City area see these and chime in. They are expert on such things.
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Short answer: a pootload.

Long answer: what you have is pretty unique. Photograph and document as much as you can prior to sale. Since they're unique, it's next to impossible to figure a price. Just put them on the bay, and let the market sort it out. A grand each is likely the low end, and I've no idea where the high is.
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