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Old 07-12-14, 10:50 PM   #1
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1950 A. Maury French Randonneur Bike ($5,000 On eBay Mint)



This vintage 1950 French Randonneur Bike is in mint condition with all-original parts. The $5000 price tag seems quite reasonable.

The specs are unique:

1950 A. Maury 650B vintage FRENCH randonneuR BIKE Bicycle

Cyclo – Ideale – Lefol – Luxor – MAFAC – Maxi – Michelin – Rigida – Rosa - Stronglight

- Andre Maury Frame #3603

Legere Tubing

Lovely Fillet Brazing

Front Derailleur Mount

Rear Derailleur Mount

Rear Derailleur Spring Eyelet

Cantilever Posts

Fender/Mudguard Mounts

Rack Mounts

Internal Wiring

Chain Rest

Cable Guides

Pump Pegs

Blue/Red Box Lining

“M” Stamped Brake Bridge

- Andre Maury Fork

Elegant Rake

Square Crown

Three Teardrop Points

Cantilever Posts

Fender/Mudguard Mounts

Rack Mounts

Blue/Red Box Lining

- Steel Headset (French, 25mm Diameter)

- Cyclo Rear Derailleur (4 Speed)

- Cyclo Derailleur Lever (4 Speed)

- Le Chat Front Derailleur (2 Chainrings)

- Rosa Chainrings (Front: 48T, Rear: 30T)

- Brampton Course Chain (French, Half Inch)

- French Freewheel (4 Speed, 14T-16T-19T-22T)

- M.A.F.A.C. Brake Levers (Open Back, 1st Generation)

- M.A.F.A.C. Criterium Brakes (Cantilever, 1st Generation)

- Randonneur Handlebar (Aluminum, 39cm c-c Width)

- Diamond Stem (Aluminum, 85mm Length)

- Stronglight Marque Deposee (Cottered, Fluted, 170mm Length)

- Phillips Credalux Pedals (Single Sided)

- JBJ Grand Luxe Bottom Bracket (French, Cottered Crank)

- Rigida Deco Std. Rims (36H, 650B)

- Maxi Type 1 Hubs (36H, Blue Dustcaps)

- Michelin Semi-Confort Tires (650B, 26 ½ x 1 ½ x 1 5/8)

- Ideale Model No. 90IR Saddle (Rebour Treated, CR Rodee Main, Duralumin)

- Ideale Model No. 4 Saddle Clip (Duralumin)

- Aluminum Seat Pin/Post (Sealed Cap, 26.2mm Diameter)

- Lefol Le Martele Front and Rear Fenders/Mudguards (Old Logo)

- Andre Maury Front and Rear Racks (Brazed, Matching #3668 )

- 55cm ST (c-c) x 56cm TT (c-c)

Extras: Tornade Pump, Handlebar Bag, Sova Front and Rear Wingnuts (Brass), TBC Rear Reflector, ED Speedometer and Odometer, Luxor 65 Front Headlight, Luxor Rear Taillight, Roto Phare Dynamo (3V), Aluminum Fender Stays, Elt’e Bell, Sphinx Front Brake Pads, M.A.F.A.C. Rear Brake Pads, Cork Handlebar Plugs, All Hardware


Definitely a bike worthy of the listed price! I wish I could afford it.
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Old 02-21-15, 11:42 AM   #2
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Looks like it's for sale again.

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Old 02-21-15, 01:15 PM   #3
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That bike has been getting relisted for about 2 years, if not longer. It's amazing how the same bikes keep coming up on Ebay and CL for years without the sellers accepting the fact that they are overpriced.
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Old 03-09-15, 10:24 PM   #4
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I guess we'll see it in another 2 years, didn't meet reserve.
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Old 03-10-15, 04:38 AM   #5
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Only hit $1475 of the desired $5000.
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Old 03-10-15, 04:55 AM   #6
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No way I'd pay anywhere near $1475 for that. Looks like a nice old bike and all, but not $1475 nice.
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Pic for posterity.

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Old 03-10-15, 08:01 PM   #8
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That would be fabulous for Bike to Work day, if it were more affordable.
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Old 03-10-15, 08:08 PM   #9
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Anyone catch that early Rene Herse on fleabay a few weeks ago? Thought it was listed in the vintage bike parts category. Dressed and original. I forget exactly but only one bid and sold at the opening price. And it was cheeeeap!
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Sold for $3,000.

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Old 03-27-15, 12:01 PM   #11
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It's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

1950 Maury 650B Classic French Randonneur Bicycle Vintage Handmade Golden Age | eBay

First listing: $5k
Second listing: high bid of $1450, didn't hit reserve
Third listing: Starting bid $1999
note: these are the listings I know of

Soon we may see Vince Offer pitching this on late night TV...
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It's super nifty, but the price is still too high.
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Old 03-27-15, 01:40 PM   #13
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Bill- That's the one! Circa 1938 frame. Nice piece of history and classy rider. Not original paint as I incorrectly stated but from others 'sold' and prices, this seemed to be quite the bargain. I suppose one could pull and store away the drivetrain and replace with some interesting shift group.

(ps. Hope to see you on one of the rides again.) Cheer's

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I would think that if it was in pristine condition he could get a lot more for it. But it's not very pretty close up.

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(ps. Hope to see you on one of the rides again.)
I plan on doing Iab's Spring Ride in Late April.
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I plan on doing Iab's Spring Ride in Late April.
I was hoping to do that this year, but I just got signed up for business travel starting that weekend. Oh well!
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I was hoping to do that this year, but I just got signed up for business travel starting that weekend. Oh well!
That's too bad. Iab hosts a great ride.
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