I just picked this bike up from a friend who used to use it for crits. It really doesn't have many miles on i though. He couldn't remember exactly, but he said he thought he purchased it in the early 90s. It's a 7 speed, has dura ace rear and front derailleurs, dura ace tube shifters and a dura ace crank. Has campy brakes and levers. The bike is in awesome shape with no damage, no chips, scratches or anything. All the black marks on it in the pictures are from my greasy hands.
We were going to try to figure out a fair price for the bike. I just bough it because i wanted an older style steel frame bike to ride for fun. I still plan to put about 60ish miles a week on it (i live in the hills of PA). I'm a bit concerned about only having 7 in the back for some of the hills in my area but i guess it will build leg strength. Let me know what you guys think of the bike and what type of price range you think it's in. Thanks
Nice bike. Value? $200? $400? Between friends - I'd offer $250 and be happy if he said $300. He probably paid $900 for it new back in 1990 or so. Maybe he'd be happy with $200, which is a real bargain for a bike like this - I think $400 to $500 would be a typical Craigslist asking price.
Probably Columbus SLX. I had a very nearly identical bike (blue) with full Campy C-Record/Croce D'Aune that I purchased new in 1990 or so. Rode/raced it for a number of years. Wrecked it a couple of times, one of which slightly bent the frame, so when it came time to sell it a couple of months ago, I decided to part it out rather than having to explain what a wonderful bike it was despite the slight frame damage. I rode the bike for years after the wreck and never noticed any ill effects and had it checked out by reputable LBS prior to sale.
I got a lot of money for the parts, but that was because it had things like Delta brakes, etc. For the bare frame (and I mean bare, no bb/headset or even seatpost binder), I got $100 on local CL the same day I posted it, maybe I should have asked for more. And again, the frame was objectively damaged and sold w/absolute full disclosure & disclaimers on this.
Very sweet riding bike, these frames were made by Bilato and imported by Ten Speed Drive. The paint was done here in the states, nice Imron jobs.
I did keep the wheels from mine, very nice C-Record hubs on 32h Campy Omega rims, which now live on in my wifes bike, she being very lightweight can use these for general road abuse.
From what I know about these, they are top quality Italian iron, but they don't have the cachet of the better known brands.