Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-11-12, 07:04 PM   #1
rrotello 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ventura, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 64
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gitane and Fiorelli Pricing

Picked up these two a few weeks ago, Gitane Tour De France Professional, and an unknown Fiorelli bike.

Gitane Frameset. I may end up throwing this one up here it seems the BF members appreciate the french frames more then the general public, maybe because they know what they are in for part wise. French frames aren't ones I am very familiar with value wise although this maybe one I end up building up. I think its Reynolds throughout the frame but it may be the main tubes Im pretty sure its a 1973 model.







From what I have read the Fiorelli doesn't seem like it was one of the more quality ones Fausto Coppi rode which were full NR but overall it seems to be a decent ride. The Fiorelli is built up with a mix of parts Nevar cottered cranks, Campy FD, first generation Dura Ace BD, Universal calipers, and Campy high Flange hubs. I figure its not a frame thats highly sought out for but the parts are fair, I will probably part it out, break down the wheels and repaint the frame down the road as another italian steel project. Either way I would love to hear if anyone had anymore info on it, there aren't many threads on them here.







Any comments on value and any other extra info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
rrotello is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-12, 07:23 AM   #2
Ex Pres
#39
 
Ex Pres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: the 35223 (AL)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,279
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Bocama (BCM) lugs with the center-pull bridge may put the Gitane at 1972 - not that that's any huge difference. Those would be all 531 butted, whether a '72 or '73. I had one that I think was a '73 - no c-p bridge and the forks legs were a little straighter. The frame's got some paint and decal issues, although the decals are available these days. It looks like the derailleur hanger has been modified, too. The chrome does appear from the pics anyway to be in good shape - that's a plus.

Value? If you threw this up on eBay I could see it going anywhere from $75 to $200 depending on whose out there at the time.
Ex Pres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-12, 01:15 PM   #3
rrotello 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ventura, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 64
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks thats kinda what I assumed, wasn't sure if there was a big market for Gitanes though. Since I have the seatpost and stem I may just build it up the spindle taper for all french bb is ISO correct? Do you know anything of the Fiorellis?
rrotello is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:52 PM.