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1986 Gardin Campy Super Record

Old 07-31-20, 01:12 PM
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1986 Gardin Campy Super Record

Picked this up last weekend with my 17 year old son who asked for help buying a road bike for himself, to my surprise & delight he preferred vintage to more modern. Paid $425 CAD (figure about $300 USD).

My research has told me Gardin was a Italian immigrant to Canada who started a bicycle company in the 70s (another more famous Canadian - Marinoni also did this but hand-built the frames himself for I'm not sure how long, most people are familiar with Marinoni, I own two steel lugged Marinoni's built by the man). Gardin I believe created a company to sell Italian style road bicycles (not sure who built them).

Anyway, my eye can tell this is a quality frame, not campy dropouts but respectable Gipiemme units. Plain Columbus decal with name on bottom in 52cm, so I'm guessing SL? Bike weights just over 22lbs. The big draw for me was the Super Record parts, all but the brake levers and headset are SR mid 80's. I know that I could flip the parts and make a few bucks but the intent was to buy and make it like new (love restoring) and then ride it (he discovered that his MTB takes more effort to ride to his buddies many blocks away LOL). Putting about $70 CAD (about $50 USD) into white saddle leather (restored the Concor saddle) white bar tape and white cable housings (my son wants white)

It's looking great so far, will post a build process on regular CV thread when done. Below are picture as bought. Just curious on forum members thoughts with value, did I get a good deal? Don't worry about hurting my feelings if you don't think so, markets vary, it was one of the best road bikes i could find in Burnaby, Canada searching on-line and we love it!





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Old 07-31-20, 05:21 PM
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Great score. All you need do is change the brake levers back to Campy and you're good. That bike would be in the $600 to 700 range around Toronto.
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Old 08-01-20, 05:37 AM
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Deal - great bike!
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Curt Harnett rode Gardin bikes so Gardin was capable of building a good frame.
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You did well on that bike. Price is great, bike is very good.
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Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I did feel it was a good deal. Really love this bike, finished my restore yesterday

, my son is super happy with it
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Old 08-04-20, 04:54 AM
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Very nice!! That bike is in the right hands. Your contribution definitely gave this bike a boost
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