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Old 04-18-17, 01:19 PM
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Look Bernard Hinault Estate sale finds

As recommended, I have edited my original post to add better pics and info as far as components on the bike.
I just acquired this from an estate sale and I am looking for help with an approx. value as it sits.
Look Bernard Hinault Equipe with serial #B55S4 , Which I believe makes it the 4th built 55 cm. Standover looks to be 80cm. The bike does have several chips in the paint, some decal damage, and a couple small spots of surface rust.
I have several more pics but could only get 5 up there .

Here are the parts that I could identify:

Chrome Brev Campy dropouts
Mavic SSC Special Service Des Courses wheelset w/ Mavic 571 hubs and skewers.
Mavic Super Pro 430 brakeset with A'me hoods & Modolo Sinterized pads.
SR stem and MTE-100 seatpost
Cinelli Giro D'Italia 64-38 handlebars
Mavic 310 headset
Front derailleur - Shimano 600
Rear derailleur - Mavic 851
Crankset - Mavic 630 - 52/42 French thread. 172.5 - 14 x 1.25
Mavic Mobile 610 Bottom bracket
Look pedals
Continental Triathlon tires

Again , Any help with a rough value would be much appreciated. Thank You

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What is your question?
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Maybe the value?
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It seemed like a fishing post for sales...still trying to figure out what he'd like to know.
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Just being a 753 framed bike, and having what seems to be top line Mavic SSC components, the bike should sell for premium price if condition is very good.
Maybe $1.2K max, but more if it turns out to be a very limited production and/or commemorative model (maybe upwards to $2K). Would certainly appreciate in value nicely in the future as Hinault further establishes his final place in cycling history as the years go by.
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These should not be parted out by the way...I don't think it would add much to the value and these are "right" as is.
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What is your question?
Well, since he posted it in 2 different places here, and also on roadbikereview forums, I think it's more to gloat than actually ask a question.....
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rode the saddle cover off the first one!
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The Equipe has some collectible value as a frameset. This was the team issue frame for LeMond's first TdF victory.
The part group installed on it appears to be too early for LeMond, save the pedals which are the correct vintage.
Since the stem is incorrectly installed, may need to check for fork damage.
No comment regarding value etc for the other one, out of my expertise range.
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These are obviously desirable bikes, especially (to me) the Equipe, but these photos are so poor that they could easily hide all kinds of issues. The OP can get some good solid valuations with a set of clear photos (drive side, all major components, any problem areas), and information about whether or not the seat posts/stems move freely.
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I am just trying get an approx. value and to make sure they are the real deal prior to putting them up for sale . Also , The serial # on the Equipe makes sense from what I have read but what about the other one ?
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Old 04-19-17, 11:01 AM
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Sorry guys , I am not gloating or fishing for sales.... I've only been on the forum once so still learning how it works.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Just being a 753 framed bike, and having what seems to be top line Mavic SSC components, the bike should sell for premium price if condition is very good.
Maybe $1.2K max, but more if it turns out to be a very limited production and/or commemorative model (maybe upwards to $2K). Would certainly appreciate in value nicely in the future as Hinault further establishes his final place in cycling history as the years go by.
Bernard Hinault's place in cycling history should not be in doubt, unless you're a newcomer to cycling, and is well established in France and here in the UK, perhaps not so much in the USA.

These bikes should be parted out, if they have any value at all then it is when they are equipped with the correct Campagnolo Record Corsa components...if the wish is to add value to them.

You have to remember why these frames are branded Look.

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P.S more sought after - and rarer - are the Hinault branded frames.
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Originally Posted by madmuddr View Post
Sorry guys , I am not gloating or fishing for sales.... I've only been on the forum once so still learning how it works.
To get some good solid advice try this. separate the bikes, keep one in this thread and put the other in a new one. take some good quality pics from the drive side and close ups so we can see the condition of the frame and components as well as things like signatures, tubing decals engravings etc. That will help those in the know better evaluate the bikes and give you a good idea what needs to be done to get them in top shape and what you could expect for them. OH you location helps us too.

As already mentioned these bikes an appeal to certain people so you may need to wait until the right buyer comes along. It might be a good idea to find a local bike shop and get a rough idea of cost to pack and ballpark on shipping. If your Anchorage Alaska your not likely to do well with a "local pickup only" ebay listing.
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Originally Posted by hobbs1951 View Post
Bernard Hinault's place in cycling history should not be in doubt, unless you're a newcomer to cycling, and is well established in France and here in the UK, perhaps not so much in the USA.

These bikes should be parted out, if they have any value at all then it is when they are equipped with the correct Campagnolo Record Corsa components...if the wish is to add value to them.

You have to remember why these frames are branded Look.

J.

P.S more sought after - and rarer - are the Hinault branded frames.
Thank You
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
To get some good solid advice try this. separate the bikes, keep one in this thread and put the other in a new one. take some good quality pics from the drive side and close ups so we can see the condition of the frame and components as well as things like signatures, tubing decals engravings etc. That will help those in the know better evaluate the bikes and give you a good idea what needs to be done to get them in top shape and what you could expect for them. OH you location helps us too.

As already mentioned these bikes an appeal to certain people so you may need to wait until the right buyer comes along. It might be a good idea to find a local bike shop and get a rough idea of cost to pack and ballpark on shipping. If your Anchorage Alaska your not likely to do well with a "local pickup only" ebay listing.
Thank You Bianchigirll , I had planned on getting more / better pics once I got them cleaned up etc.. These pics were taken as I was buying them at the estate sale. I just did not want to get carried away detailing them etc.. if they were not going to be worth it in the end. Thanks again for the info and advice.
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Originally Posted by hobbs1951 View Post
Bernard Hinault's place in cycling history should not be in doubt, unless you're a newcomer to cycling, and is well established in France and here in the UK, perhaps not so much in the USA.

These bikes should be parted out, if they have any value at all then it is when they are equipped with the correct Campagnolo Record Corsa components...if the wish is to add value to them.

You have to remember why these frames are branded Look.

J.

P.S more sought after - and rarer - are the Hinault branded frames.
As long as Hinault is still alive, his standing in cycling history is not final or guaranteed. We all know through the years, many an iconic figure in sports had ended up with "asterisks" on their biographies because of less than savory facts about the person being discovered along the way (say Lance Armstrong, Marco Pantani (RIP), Barry Bonds, Pete Rose, O.J.Simpson....etc.). I'm not saying that Hinault's reputation will crash and burn in the future, just saying that the future value of things related to these sports celebrities cannot be predicted or guaranteed, most times, till they are long gone and final "epilogues" can be written about their professional, and yes, personal lives......

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Originally Posted by madmuddr View Post
Thank You Bianchigirll , I had planned on getting more / better pics once I got them cleaned up etc.. These pics were taken as I was buying them at the estate sale. I just did not want to get carried away detailing them etc.. if they were not going to be worth it in the end. Thanks again for the info and advice.
You don't need to detail them. In fact, overzealous cleaning could damage decals, scratch paint, get soap and moisture where it doesn't belong, etc. Dust, then wipe with a damp cloth with some dilute dish soap, then damp cloth to remove soap, and dry. But without good photos, everyone is just guessing at what you really have, since condition and specifics of components will have a huge effect on value.
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The Mavic SSC wheelset is quite valuable, probably $300 on it's own.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
The Mavic SSC wheelset is quite valuable, probably $300 on it's own.
The SSCs do cost that much......when they are NOS and not built up. Moment you start scratching up the sidewalls with your brake pads, you can take off another half from their original value. Such is the case for most premium C&V rims/wheelsets.....
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Originally Posted by Kevindale View Post
You don't need to detail them. In fact, overzealous cleaning could damage decals, scratch paint, get soap and moisture where it doesn't belong, etc. Dust, then wipe with a damp cloth with some dilute dish soap, then damp cloth to remove soap, and dry. But without good photos, everyone is just guessing at what you really have, since condition and specifics of components will have a huge effect on value.
Thanks , I'm not going to go nuts on them but it looks like they have been in storage for a good long while. I will get some better pics up soon.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
The Mavic SSC wheelset is quite valuable, probably $300 on it's own.
I've seen they still sell pretty good on eBay, I think I'm going to try and sell these as complete bikes before parting them out.
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What area are you in? If you are in a popular area for cycling, you'll be fine selling them complete. If not, parting out on ebay could be the best way to get the most money.
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What area are you in? If you are in a popular area for cycling, you'll be fine selling them complete. If not, parting out on ebay could be the best way to get the most money.
I'm in Upstate New York. Either way I think I'm committed to eBay.
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