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Louison Bobet Valuation?

Old 01-07-18, 11:19 AM
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Louison Bobet Valuation?

Hi all,

Any idea as to the value of this bike?
I posted earlier about it here: Info on this Louison Bobet


Thanks!
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Old 01-07-18, 12:50 PM
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I know nothing about this but I like the way it looks, there is something about those blue socks against the bronze that really sets it off.

The front derailleur may be a bit high.
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Old 01-07-18, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I know nothing about this but I like the way it looks, there is something about those blue socks against the bronze that really sets it off.

The front derailleur may be a bit high.
Yes, the blue and gold are a nice color combo. I would have liked to seen it with the original paint though.

Yes, the FD is too high, but that is the way I bought it and haven't done much with it since - other projects have been taking my time.
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Old 01-09-18, 08:54 AM
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As pictured, in Buffalo NY with how many feet of snow?, $15.00.

Maybe a Toronto biker would pay $200-$240 US in the spring, although tubulars and paint job hurt value.

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Old 01-09-18, 10:52 AM
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I would say $175-200 in a major city in the spring I agree with Oddjob2 that the mismatched tubular wheels and bad tires really hold down value. Being a lower end bike with a repaint it's not really a good collects candidate and for it to be a rider someone would have to spend $150 or so for a good quality set of wheels and tires that would go nicely with the rest of the bike.
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Old 01-09-18, 01:32 PM
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Bike looks to possibly be from the late 50s - early 60s.
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Old 01-12-18, 10:43 AM
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Ouch! Silver paint on most of the components does not help the value.
Nevertheless, a nice quality bike from the time period mentioned by gbi. If this bike fit me and was in my area I would pay as much as $200 for it... but I like to restore and repaint bikes and I'm one of the select few who consider tubulars to be a plus.
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