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    It's raining classic road bikes in NorCal this month....

    I usually stay off CL in the good weather months, mostly
    because this is a higher priced marketplace for this stuff
    and the prices are better when it's raining rain. Also,
    I have a lot more time to actually do the overhaul work
    when it's ****ty weather for riding.

    But for some reason probably related to greed and gluttony,
    I've peeked at our local CL the last couple of weeks, and
    the results have been pretty pleasant.

    This found it's way home here last night, after the Palo Alto
    and the '71 Paramount all in the last three weeks or so.

    Faggin road bike, 58 cm, columbus SLX tubing.
    Shimano Durace group
    Classic Italian road bike.








    Good solid wheelset/Dura Ace/Columbus ......what's not to like?

    My garage runneth over.
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    Looking at it makes my neck hurt. Cool bike though.

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    I'll stay away from CL. Thanks for the warning. My garage and two bedrooms runneth over.

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    I find usually the lower end stuff (if priced realistically) goes fast, real fast. The higher the price of vintage stuff, the slower it moves. So take a 1970s Paramount, at a really good price, it could last a while. Meanwhile, a 1970s Varsity, at a realistic price, will go fast. The best bargains on C/L here are often really good to high end vintage bikes.

    And if you want a really good deal, look for framesets, they go really cheap here.

    +1 My neck hurts seeing that much seat post.

    Around here, the bike business is booming throughout the summer, with the last pop being the late in the year triathlete crowd and the back to school/going to school college crowd. Both of them hit it hard in August. By early September thats over, and by now (late September), the good deals start popping up.
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    That's a beaut. Nice score.
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    Tell me about it. I guess you missed the Campagnolo-equiped Cinelli Super Corsa for $500 on the SF CL. Somehow I was too late in noticing the reply email from the seller telling me I was first in line.

    Nice score on the Faggin. The paint looks to be in pretty good shape, much better than most of the Faggins I've seen around.
    -Randy

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    Nice!!!! TreTubi???

    Here's the Faggin I owned a few years back. Frame was TreTubi and a blast to ride. Super-lively ride! I ended up selling it because it was a 56cm and I ride a 58....


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    Faggin resurrectio......

    Faggin 010.jpgFaggin 011.jpgFaggin 012.jpgFaggin 002.jpgFaggin 007.jpgFaggin 006.jpg

    As it now lives in my garage. Swapped for a more reasonable
    seat post, and some road pedals I'd been saving for something
    special, but other than those, tires, tubes, various lubriccants
    and anti-seize.........plus about ten hours of work..........it is
    as it came to me.

    Fully chromed, which may be why a lot of these seem to lose
    their paint. It's miraculous this has as much paint and decals as
    remain, because the chrome has not been roughed that I can tell.

    TreTubi??..I'm not sophisticated enough to tell one way or the other.
    The only tubing sticker is Columbus SLX on the seat tube. It
    certainly meets or exceeds my standard for "laterally stiff, yet
    vertically compliant". The chain stays are pretty large diameter
    and ovalized vertically. I can't tell from tapping.

    The frame overall is lighter than the TreTubi Bianchi I have, but
    certainly not the lightest bicycle i have as configured currently.

    I managed to get 700x25's on it, but anything fatter in a tire
    would be impossible. The rear wheel geometry is tight. The
    chainstay bridge is really interesting, I'll try to post a photo of it.

    Anyway, I'm having fun with it.

    Nest up in the renovation que is a Raleigh Professional
    in that red orange team racing color they used for a while.
    Nice bike, but kinda hideous color.

    It's all there and the paint is good, so it should go pretty quickly.
    ...................................


    Or not.
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    It looks FAST! Not to mention, hardly ridden.
    -Randy

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    Can'tre Member 3alarmer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    It looks FAST! Not to mention, hardly ridden.
    It is way faster than I am, at this point.
    Nothing that couldn't be fixed by an engine rebuild, though.

    And yeah, I did not get the impression it has logged a whole buncha
    miles when I did the overhaul.

    I guess it's just another Fred's wet dream bike........way better
    than I deserve or really need, but it makes me feel so special.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Twain
    Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

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