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Old 02-05-09, 09:19 AM   #1
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PICS! vintage carbon bike with campy components

what bike is this? and what is something like this worth these days?

has a campy drivetrain, don't know about stem/bars etc..

thinking of turning this into my road bike, but the owner's son and I can't id the bike...

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Old 02-05-09, 10:06 AM   #2
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I think that's an Exxon Graftek, the first-ever carbon fiber bike, which debuted in 1975. I would not personally be comfortable using one as a regular rider, as they had problems with the bonding technology used and may not be safe. They were eventually discontinued as a result. So the value is primarily historical, unless someone wants it mainly for the parts. Might be worth several hundred dollars if sound. (BTW, that stem is perched high enough to cause real problems if its ridden that way). More on the Exxon Gratek here:

http://www.speedbicycles.ch/235/index.html
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Old 02-05-09, 10:26 AM   #3
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Holy giant photo, Batman!
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Old 02-05-09, 10:38 AM   #4
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yah i was motivated to put up that HUGE pic to help ppl look and identify it!

thanks guys!!
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FD: $20
RD: $75
wheelset $75-100
crankset: $50
brakeset: $75 (with good hoods)
seatpost: $35-50
seat: $50-75
Shiftlevers: $25

Framset w/ BB and headset...... Not sure.
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