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Old 01-28-11, 08:38 PM   #1
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Lotus Eclair

This is the other bike I'm considering. I appreciate any input

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Old 01-28-11, 08:58 PM   #2
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I have an Eclaire myself in the project queue. I would need a better close up to see frame condition. Looks like a project for sure. Mine has Deore AX components, which have unique pedal thread sizing, so if this bike is AX, I hope it comes with pedals. Kinked chain, worn out tires, duct tape on the top tube (what is going on there?), too many unknowns. I would not pay much for this bike until I saw confirmation in person that the seat post and stem are not stuck, etc.

Are you a bike mechanic? You will need to be ready to do so, otherwise, I would pass, as the cost to rehab at a bike shop will be significant.
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Thanks so much for the input. It looks like I'm going to go with the panasonic.
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