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Old 08-02-17, 11:44 AM
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80s Grandis frame

So I bought this bike as a single speed. The only things I have done so far are; remove about a million beer decals and change out the seat post to the correct size.
It is a 59 cm. Grandis seems to be disinclined to stamp a serial number that I can find. The only number I have found is 59 on the bottom of the bottom bracket lug.
Overall the bike seems to be in pretty good condition. No dents or dings, every thing seems to be straight. Rides like a charm. Paint is rough, lots of touch up paint everywhere. The decals have seen better days.

I had originally planned on bringing her back to her glory as a 10 or 12 speed, but have come to the conclusion I would rather ride or pursue other hobbies rather than wrenching. Finding and installing the correct parts seems like something I'd rather not do. My plan is to remove everything from the frame, leaving the bottom bracket and the headset. They are both campagnolo . The wheels are garbage, the brakes are campy, and I sorta have an idea to put the on one of my other bikes.
I know I need to post pics, but can't figure out how to. Not sure if it's because I'm new or just computer stupid.
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Old 08-02-17, 12:00 PM
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Not sure what the question is

If you don't want to source period correct componentry, perhaps converting it to a more easily sourced modern Veloce or Athena groupset would be easier
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Old 08-02-17, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
Not sure what the question is

If you don't want to source period correct componentry, perhaps converting it to a more easily sourced modern Veloce or Athena groupset would be easier
Yea, I guess I should have posed my question. What's the frame worth in its current condition.
And you are correct, I'm worried about doing this bike justice. Seems like in the right hands this could be made into a stunning bike. I don't have those hands...
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My Grandis (a 79'-80') has no serial number, so that is not unusual. When you get the photos figured out I'll gladly add my .02.

Generally speaking, while Grandis are high level, top quality frames...and there are those that know that...it's still a relatively small name. Even a top level example of a Grandis isn't going to bring the cash of something like the right Colnago.
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Old 08-02-17, 04:00 PM
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So it looks like I need to have at least 10 postings. After that I will be able to post pictures.
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Old 08-02-17, 04:03 PM
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But I clearly have over 10 posts. Can anybody provide an easy way for an old geezer to post pics. I am using an I-pad to both take pics and write posts.
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Old 08-02-17, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by quicky View Post
But I clearly have over 10 posts. Can anybody provide an easy way for an old geezer to post pics. I am using an I-pad to both take pics and write posts.
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Below the 'Quick Reply' box are two buttons. Hit the one that says 'Go Advanced.' Then under the new reply box you will see 'Additional Options'. Click on the 'Manage Attachments' button. A new popup window will open. Click the 'browse' button and navigate to your first photo. Continue until you're ready to 'Upload'. If the photos are too big, it will fail. Resize smaller, and try again. Good luck.

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Old 08-03-17, 08:57 AM
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Well I thought I had the picture business figured out! After I hit upload, I received a message I was missing a security token. What the heck is that?
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sometimes you get that error message when you've waited too long to upload. It's weird. I just hit refresh and upload.
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