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


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-21-08, 02:13 PM   #1
half_bent
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Doylestown, Ohio
Bikes: Bacchetta Giro 20
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is this worth it?

Anybody know anything about this bike? I know Jacques Anquetil was one af the best racers of all time, and rode Gitanes. It's about a hour drive, is it worth it?

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/bik/650224523.html
half_bent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-08, 03:43 PM   #2
divineAndbright 
Senior Member
 
divineAndbright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 2,236
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The bike is basically low end junk, but at least its not over priced, for a change. I dont think I'd make an hours drive for it, though.
divineAndbright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-08, 04:32 PM   #3
Picchio Special
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Bikes: '39 Hobbs, '58 Marastoni, '73 Italian custom, '75 Wizard, '76 Wilier, '78 Tom Kellogg, '79 Colnago Super, '79 Sachs, '81 Masi Prestige, '82 Cuevas, '83 Picchio Special, '84 Murray-Serotta, '85 Trek 170, '89 Bianchi, '90 Bill Holland, '94 Grandis
Posts: 5,063
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
The bike is basically low end junk, but at least its not over priced, for a change. I dont think I'd make an hours drive for it, though.
Correct: It's a Junk Anquetil.
Picchio Special is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-08, 04:34 PM   #4
evwxxx
FalconLvr
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SW Virginia
Bikes: 62 Falcon, 58 Raleigh Lenton Gran Prix, 74 Raleigh Pro, 75 Raleigh Int, 75 Raleigh Comp, 76 Colnago Super, 75 Crescent, 80 Peugeot PX10, plus others too numerous to mention!
Posts: 1,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And think how much gas will cost you for an hours drive!
evwxxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-08, 06:41 PM   #5
half_bent
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Doylestown, Ohio
Bikes: Bacchetta Giro 20
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by evwxxx View Post
And think how much gas will cost you for an hours drive!
About 1.7 gallons. At todays price by my house about $5.50. Yeah my car gets 36 mpg.
half_bent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-08, 07:25 PM   #6
roccobike
Bike Junkie
 
roccobike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
Posts: 9,445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
He said make him an offer. So offer him $10 or 15 if you're looking for something to have a little fun with. If you're looking for a serious vintage bike to build up, probably not worth it based on the posts here.
__________________
Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator
roccobike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-08, 07:33 PM   #7
sonatageek
Senior Member
 
sonatageek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,766
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I also responded to this CL ad and when she got back to me with the info it sounded like she got a lot of responses and was going to sell the highest offer. So, perhaps not properly prices junk.
__________________
My blog
http://radiocycles.wordpress.com/
sonatageek is offline   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 01:29 PM.