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Old 01-08-12, 06:45 PM   #1
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Year on a skip tooth frejus track bike?

50's or early 60's from the skip tooth. this one has been rechromed.







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The arm chairs are as cool as the bike!
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Old 01-08-12, 07:19 PM   #3
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The arm chairs are as cool as the bike!
they glow in the sun during the summer like an ultra sparkly bowling ball. people offer to buy them but well never sell em. we go through about a pair a summer though, chairs from the 70's that can take a beating on a used bike shop budget are hard to find.
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Great bike! The serial number puts it about the early 60s.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Ita...al_numbers.htm
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And I know a fellow in Beloit with an all original skip-tooth Legnano pista from 1967. He bought it new. Some track riders have always preferred the skip-tooth and it is not the best means to date a bike.
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Were is the shop? Anything else lurking inside?
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Early 1960s is about right. I recently met the owner of a 1963 Frejus track that had the same crankset as that one: serial #106055. My 1956 track is #56290 and was not a skip tooth. I was surprised to see his with 1" pitch, but apparently some of them came through that way even as late as the mid 1960s.

You can check the lock nuts on the hubs for dating if they are Campy hubs and original to the bike.

I think I've seen that bike in a store in lower Manhattan. Is that so?
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^ this is a customer bike that we slapped together for him (needed the Italian bb chased the frame was triple chromed and some copper seeped into the threads, the place he had it done doesn't do a lot of bikes).

We have a 6 digit serial mid to late 60's chrome Frejus track (that you saw) on our shop wall that will never sell because its chrome has blemishes but the owner wants 1700. Has full campy pista group though. We have a nice all original Gios Torino too, again it's on consignment and the owner wants too much but we like it in our window. a 1999 Litespeed Tuscan non-custom built up will all period correct 9 speed dura ace, we want 2 grand for it. two 80's schwinn super sports with shimano 600. a scapine with campy shift kit but dura ace cranks. NOS 80's schwinn prelude. a few low end pugs from the 70's and 80's. a 71 px-10. i personaly have a 83 red guerciotti im trying to sell for $600, im waiting for the spring to put it on ebay. we have some other lower end road bikes like varsitys and records and grand prixs and whatnot, about 70 % of our business is cruiser bikes through, raleigh sports and schwinn breezes.

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From the title I thought it was a story about riding an old track bike on the street for a year.
Could you make up a story like that?
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^ i've been riding this 69 record all stock every day for three years, but it aint skip tooth.
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