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Blue Flandria bike on Craigslist is it worth buying?

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Old 02-16-18, 03:47 PM
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Old 02-16-18, 07:15 PM
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Old 02-17-18, 07:17 AM
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So is the flandria worth buying? I can talk the guy down from a hundred I'm sure of it but if it's going to be hard to find parts or even threaded correctly and all that but I don't know if I even want if it's going to be You know, complicated to put together Parts in all that.
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Old 02-17-18, 07:20 AM
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Parts are not a big deal; we can talk you through what you need. $50-$75 is reasonable for that frame if it fits you. It is a cool vintage bike and one you will not readily find again. This forum has a deep knowledge base on vintage bikes and we don't see these pop up often.
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Old 02-17-18, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I would buy it iff: 1) it's exactly what I was looking for, and 2) it was my size.

Otherwise, $100 isn't a great value for just this frame. Not if I was just looking for a good value on a used bike. Not when there are so many complete bikes for sale in that range. If the top two conditions above were met, I'd look for a cheap donor part bike the strip the goodies from.
Couldn't have put it any better.

I like it. If that came up in my size I'd be tempted. Could make a nice go anywhere sports tourer ...
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Old 02-20-18, 06:54 PM
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So I ended up buying the flandria bike for $70. It's in great condition for its age. I could only find a little bit of information about it on the intanernet. I tried to look up the serial number for the bike but couldn't find anything in the internet or maybe I just don't know how to look it up correctly. There's a local shop in my city that's going to help me build up the bike with whatever I want to put on it for half of the cost of buying parts off the internet they have Isles and Isles of parts and pieces from all over the world for all different types of bikes. Also they work on a lot of vintage bikes too. You guys are more than willing to chime in with all your great knowledge. I plan to show the progress along the way little bit by little bit and when the bike is finished I'll show off the bike. I plan on putting chrome parts on the bike. So now I'm trying to decide on things like the color of the housing the bar tape, seat, the wheels ect.
today I did a few designs in photoshop on a picture of a flandria bike with different color schemes. I'll a post photos here to get opinions.

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Old 02-21-18, 05:49 AM
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Nice to see it worked out. Looking forward to the progress reports.
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Nice pick up and very solid price. You should start a separate build thread in the C&V forum. The frame looks in great shape. Finding a good source for older parts is definitely the way to go. I've gotten great deals from bike shops by rummaging through their old parts. They have no idea what that stuff is.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post

There seems to be something wonky going on with what looks to be a rear brake braze on but I can't be sure from the pic.
@Bianchigirll wrote "That thing mounted on the seat says looks more like. Light or reflector bracket."



here are two closeups of the fitting posted previously on another one of these frames -
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It's the rear brake cable run; this was obvious to me from the first and I'm confused how so many missed it.
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It's the rear brake cable run; this was obvious to me from the first and I'm confused how so many missed it.
a poor picture? Less than great eyesight? Or it could be that no one here is as sharp as you. All of these are possibilities. . . .
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The Flandria base model bicycle rebuild in two current forum threads exhibits the same feature.

http://m.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1141168

http://m.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1141452

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I have ridden this bike a bunch of times now and I feel like it's as light as a feather and the ride quality is as good as my mint condition vintage pinarello with full campy parts. I am totally fine with using non-OEM parts if it makes the ride quality better.

There's only 3 things left to finish off this rebuild. bar tape, (hopfuly I find a vintage leather Brooks seat, downtube shifters.
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Great to hear; thanks so much for this update.

Good to know you are pleased with it.

Can you tell us what is the seat post diameter?

I am thinking it may be 25.8mm.

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