I have two diamonds in the rough here and the guys in Road told me to crosspost here so here ya go:
I recently was given two 80's roadbikes by a very nice couple who has been riding for over 25 years. They just told my wife and I to come and get them and they are in reasonable shape. I need road bike experts opinions as I am a mountainbiker all the way and know not much about pavement cycles. What I do know is that the mens bike is decked out with Profile bars and all Campagnolo parts right down to the toe clips, hubs and chain. Looks like Early Carbon Record Equipment but I am not sure. Both of these frames are lugged steel and extremely lightweight. The red one is made for a woman and actually has a 26 inch tire on the rear and a 24 inch on the front - I guess it was custom built for the woman who rode it. It has a mix of Campy, Shimano, and salsa parts on it. I want to know a few things:
1. What kind of bike is the red one? (notice the logo on the frame)
2. Are they worth anything? (I doubt they are worth that much)
3. The men's one is far too big for me to even touch the ground with my feet so what should I do with it? (besides give it away)
4. Any other bits of info you guys may have.
Here is the link to my photobucket with the pictures. http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y18.../Road%20Bikes/I very much appreciate the help because I could not get much info from the people who gave them to us other than "they are good bikes" The yellow one looks like it might have been top of the line for its time...