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Is this Crescent a good deal?

Old 07-31-20, 01:48 PM
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Is this Crescent a good deal?

Looks like it has a mix of Campy and Shimano 600. Frame appears to be 531 with Campy dropouts.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bi...169277841.html

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If the bike fits and it's a full Reynolds 531 frame, that's a good price on that bike. I'd buy it at $215 if it were local to me and my size.
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....yes.
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appears to be a model 319 ca. 1976

quite an excellent value if no hidden damage


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Thank you. What crankset is that anyway? Simplex? Stronglight?
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The crank is a sugino; that's a quality crank. If you wait long enough, someone else will buy it . . .
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I bought it for $200.
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Upload to a Flickr album. Let's see the deets.
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This example enjoyable to view.

It seems like ~90% of our MCB threads discuss boomers.

Good to see one which is just post-boom.

You shall needs be create a thread on it when convenient...

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Frame constructed with one of the NERVEX Professionnel lug patterns, including shell and crown. This pattern offered both with and without cutouts and with and without the reinforcing lip. Cutout patterns varied.

Advert published October 1977 -



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So here are some photos of it. Has nice lugs, Campy high flange hub, 27 1/4 rims with new Continental tires, and some brakes I never heard of. I will probably part this out.







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Parting it out will obviously maximize your return if you bought this as a flip. The parts on this bike (other than the brake levers and derailleurs) work for an old high quality bike. Why not fix it up to ride?
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Originally Posted by bikemig
Parting it out will obviously maximize your return if you bought this as a flip. The parts on this bike (other than the brake levers and derailleurs) work for an old high quality bike. Why not fix it up to ride?
It's not my size. I knew that when I bought it and planned for a part out.
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Shame that frame is too large for me! Parting is such sweet sorrow.
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I think the fork is bent. Cool looking bike though
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
I think the fork is bent. Cool looking bike though

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it is Swedish, not Danish


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Originally Posted by juvela
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it is Swedish, not Danish


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OK but the fork still looks bent to me
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
I think the fork is bent. Cool looking bike though
People always say that about bikes in photos. I've looked at it and rode it. it's not bent.
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...the better Crescent bikes like this I've seen in person have all been rebranded import frames. For a long time they were French produced, but I haven't a clue on this one in the photos.
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That is a nice bike. It would be a shame to part it but it IS your bike. What you paid for it is reasonable even by today’s market, although I am seeing a little more interest in lugged steel bikes around here. Higher end components are usually easy to sell especially Campagnolo stuff.
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
People always say that about bikes in photos. I've looked at it and rode it. it's not bent.

I sat and stared at this pic and stared at the two bikes on the rack in front of me (one of the MAX tubed Protos and Ugly Betty) and something just doesn't look right to me. The fork blades seem very straight with almost no bend or sweep except for a tiny bit near the ends. While they seem to follow in line with the angle of the headtube there just doesn't seem to be much rake anywhere. Plus that front tire seems awful close to the DY



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I understand what you are saying Bianchigirll, However, looking at other Crescent bikes on Google, the fork looks the same. The front wheel also lines up dead straight in the fork.







Here is another photo of it. I think it looks fine.


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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
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...the better Crescent bikes like this I've seen in person have all been rebranded import frames. For a long time they were French produced, but I haven't a clue on this one in the photos.
Interesting... To my knowledge the only rebranded Crescent or Monark frames (same bikes since the beginning of the 60ies) are the ones rebranded by individuals i e "frankenbikes" and the few ones built by Masi, Colnago and Moretti for the Pettersson brothers - when they were professionals in the beginning of the 70ies. There was also a very small batch of Danish built touring frame in the 80ies. Never ever a French produced bike though. I guarantee.

On what do you base your post?
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
I think the fork is bent. Cool looking bike though
Jealous!!

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Originally Posted by styggno1
Interesting... To my knowledge the only rebranded Crescent or Monark frames (same bikes since the beginning of the 60ies) are the ones rebranded by individuals i e "frankenbikes" and the few ones built by Masi, Colnago and Moretti for the Pettersson brothers - when they were professionals in the beginning of the 70ies. There was also a very small batch of Danish built touring frame in the 80ies. Never ever a French produced bike though. I guarantee.

On what do you base your post?
...as I said, the ones I've seen in person here in NorCal. The ones like the one the Crescent poster girl is sitting on.
This would be a total of three of them, none of them big enough for me to ride, even though I once drove an hour and a half to look at one.



Maybe you've seen more of them than I have, but the shared characteristics in terms of fork crown, tubing diameters, and components looked pretty familiar.
Since Crescent started out at the biginning as an imporet of frames made in America, and since most of them seem more utilitarian, I assumed this connection.

Whatever I was looking at did not originate in Italy, that's for sure.

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...as I said, the ones I've seen in person here in NorCal. The ones like the one the Crescent poster girl is sitting on.
This would be a total of three of them, none of them big enough for me to ride, even though I once drove an hour and a half to look at one.


Maybe you've seen more of them than I have, but the shared characteristics in terms of fork crown, tubing diameters, and components looked pretty familiar.
Since Crescent started out at the biginning as an imporet of frames made in America, and since most of them seem more utilitarian, I assumed this connection.

Whatever I was looking at did not originate in Italy, that's for sure.
I would like to know what you base "For a long time they were French produced," on? On the three you have seen - not likely.
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