$209.50 plus $65 shipping.
$209.50 plus $65 shipping.
Good Lord - red label Simplex, steel wheels, and all. That's an expensive crab trap.
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Must have been the "cool art deco lugs" that pulled in the bidders!
Why not put the bars in a proper position?
It is a very clean bike though.
Easy - copious excellent photos of a well-maintained example that has been cleaned everywhere possible = buyers.
One has to have a few screws loose in their head to pay that price though. Get ready for another influx of newbies fishing for Antiques Roadshow values for their UO's here at C&V...
Gee, I've got one the same color, or close too it, UO-8 with alloy rims (one is a Super Champion). I'd be glad to get half that amount.
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I've seen a couple of UO-8's clear $400 on e-bay in the past. Life does not always make sense.
Last edited by redneckwes; 04-23-08 at 08:20 AM.
The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.
Actually I have my eye on another bike on eBay right now for far more serious money. IF I win that you'll see the complete story here soon. That would be my project for this and several more summers and might result in the modern Bianchis heading for Craig's list. Who needs modern bikes anyway?
1959 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1966 Bottecchia Professional, 1971 Bottecchia Professional (frame),
1973 Bottecchia Gran Turismo, 1974 Bottecchia Special, 1977 Bottecchia Special (frame),
1974 Peugeot UO-8, 1988 Panasonic PT-3500, 2002 Bianchi Veloce, 2004 Bianchi Pista
I knew which bike it was before I clicked. Blue is one of the best colors for a UO8. It photographs well and highlights the details. That bike has excellent paint, decals and NO rust. It would cost less to buy that bike than it would to buy a $100 bike that had bad paint, torn decals and tons of rust.
Its more than I'd pay but blue does look nice...
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
For some reason UO-8's ARE going up! I have had no problem selling parts for way more than they used to go for!
What kind of saddle is that on it? I couldn't make it out. Perhaps that had something to do with the sale price?
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I believe this is the saddle although the one in the ad is a lot more worn,
Last edited by trhouse; 04-24-08 at 04:49 AM.
You never know when someone is looking for the bike they had as a kid, or the bike they wanted as a kid. That can make people get a little loose with their wallets.