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Old 09-11-12, 06:21 PM   #1
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How much do you think my mini road bike is worth?

So my dad used to race in mexico and had a few bikes and frames left over once I was old enough to ride. I raced bmx for a while and then he decided to have someone custom make a small road bike from one of his old frames. I'm not sure which frame he ended up using since I was 10 when he had it done but I'm pretty sure there's nothing like it that ive seen online.

the frame was cut, rebuilt, and fitted with most of his old campy group besides the front hub and brake levers.
it has a campy (not sure if track?) crankset that were made down to super small length (blasphemy I know, but it was a long time ago)
it also has Clement Routa 22 tubulars! that measure about 20.5 inches in diameter. I have no idea what rims but it seems that in order to be laced right, there were less spokes used than holes on both the front rim and campy hub.
it also has
-campy front and rear (reverse mounted) brakes
-sugino seatpost

from the few online road bikes this size that ive seen, they were small enough that people used regular 20in bmx-ish bike wheels and tires which kinda takes away from the authentic look of a very small road bike. here are the pictures and one to compare with my kilo tt which is a 50












what ya guys think?
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Old 09-11-12, 07:05 PM   #2
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I have no idea of the dollar value, but I hope you keep it. It's fantastic. Being made just for you makes it priceless.
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Old 09-12-12, 07:02 AM   #3
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I agree, great build!
The parts and frame are worth maybe $200 -$300 but I wouldn't part it out!
The wheels are laced radial so it would be easy to add spokes at the front. Due to the low weight of the rider, it is simply not necessary.
I have my doubts about the radial lacing on both sides of the rear wheel, but again, given the low weight it probably doesn't matter.
What's with the reversed rear brake? Why would one do that?
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Old 09-12-12, 10:02 AM   #4
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That is just super cool. I wouldn't sell it either. Hang it on the wall and save it for your own kids!
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What's with the reversed rear brake? Why would one do that?
Maybe to make drilling for recessed brake easier.
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yeah that's what i was thinking! I weighed a lot less when i was younger so I didn't think twice about the radial lacing.
Ive been rebuilding alot of old bikes and painting them for people so i might wanna redo this just to make it look a little cleaner.
get some new handlebar tape and polish the wheels and other parts
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OMG! Squeeee!
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