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1953 Rotrax Super Course

Old 09-25-19, 09:25 AM
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1953 Rotrax Super Course

Hi there, wondering roughly what a 1953 Rotrax Super Course might be worth. All components original except brake levers(70's or 80's Modolo), seat post (brand new), and Brooks Saddle B15. This was a bike given to me when a lot of love was needed. I had the bike fixed up, rode it, and it's just not something I need in my collection. I'd rather someone that's been looking for a bike like that to enjoy it instead.

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Old 09-25-19, 09:57 AM
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That would be/will be really cool to see. We must have photos! Plus photos will really really help with the value.
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Old 09-25-19, 10:29 AM
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That would be/will be really cool to see. We must have photos! Plus photos will really really help with the value.
I will once I reach the 10 post minimum as a newbie. Didn't know that was a thing until I made my post.
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Originally Posted by Boogie85 View Post
I will once I reach the 10 post minimum as a newbie. Didn't know that was a thing until I made my post.
I'll PM you my email...send me the photos and I'll post for you.
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Old 09-25-19, 12:26 PM
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I'll PM you my email...send me the photos and I'll post for you.
That's a great idea except I also cannot view PMs until I post 10 times. Guess I'm going to go through some other posts quick and make some comments
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That's a great idea except I also cannot view PMs until I post 10 times. Guess I'm going to go through some other posts quick and make some comments
I - think - you can view a PM from a member, you just can't respond. Let me know if you can't see what I sent.
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Old 09-26-19, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I - think - you can view a PM from a member, you just can't respond. Let me know if you can't see what I sent.
As a newb I can only post 5 comments a day and cannot view PM's or post images until I reach 10 comments. I did post the images to Imgur so if you do a search there you should find it. And once I get to the 10 comments, likely by the end of today, I'll add the images to this post.
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that's the one! thanks for grabbing those images for me.
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Cool looking bike! What size is the frame TT and DT?
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The components cry out for rust removal and polish. That could be a sensational bike. I admit I don't know sale price but it's pretty!!!
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...that's a beauty.
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Oh good, glad you took my advice to come over here! This is a super cool bike.
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Very nice old bike, it's a beauty. I am unsure of the value but notice the seatpost looks like a modern Kalloy unit, I'm sure a lot nicer than what would have been original, most likely a basic non integrated clamp unit
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I'd rather someone that's been looking for a bike like that to enjoy it instead.
And that would be me.
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Full nickel plate and some of the nicest lugs I have seen great looking everyting includings parts can be cleaned up easy to get it looking close to new. As for value I woul;d put put it around $1200 plus shipping.. Chances of selling it for full value locally are close to none yet there is a good chance someone here on the forums would buy this bike for $1000 or so and help with arranging to get it shiipped.
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I have seen a couple of Rotrax's in the wild and they are beautifully made. In my humble opinion on the same level as a Hetchens. The Op's with some TLC could be a showpiece. Wish it was mine. A $1000 wouldn't be out of the question.

Can we see a pic of the seatstays?
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Old 05-18-20, 03:50 PM
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IMHO the workmanship of the Rotrax is well above a Hetchins.
the steel Cinelli stem adds alot to the value. I would install some
GB brake levers and a standard steel seatpost and ask $1500
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