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Old 08-02-20, 11:46 AM
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Evaporust will be your friend in cleaning up all the rusty bits and pieces. Check out the inside. It would not surprise me if this bike ends up needing an oxalic acid bath if there is considerable rust on the inside.

These are great bikes. I like this version even more than the earlier ones. The stronglight 99 crank can be run as a compact crank. 86 bcd chainrings are available. Try Spa cycles in the UK for new chainrings. The maillard 700 hubs are good hubs. That saddle has seen better days.

If you plan on selling it as is, the rust won't help. This bike might be worth around $150. The pandemic has pushed up used bike prices but this bike is not serviceable as is and requires a lot of work to make it rideable. Plus it has tubulars which do not help the value.
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