Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Is this Crescent a good deal?

Old 07-31-20, 01:48 PM
  #1  
Jicafold
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 757
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 205 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 35 Posts
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

Jicafold is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 01:56 PM
  #2  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 17,018

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 139 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4518 Post(s)
Liked 809 Times in 575 Posts
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.
bikemig is online now  
Old 07-31-20, 02:06 PM
  #3  
3alarmer
Friendship is Magic
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Tomato
Posts: 18,750

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 258 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17955 Post(s)
Liked 1,641 Times in 1,199 Posts
.
....yes.
3alarmer is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 02:07 PM
  #4  
juvela
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 9,491
Mentioned: 265 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2114 Post(s)
Liked 332 Times in 294 Posts
-----

appears to be a model 319 ca. 1976

quite an excellent value if no hidden damage


-----
juvela is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 02:21 PM
  #5  
Jicafold
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 757
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 205 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 35 Posts
Thank you. What crankset is that anyway? Simplex? Stronglight?
Jicafold is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 02:22 PM
  #6  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 17,018

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 139 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4518 Post(s)
Liked 809 Times in 575 Posts
The crank is a sugino; that's a quality crank. If you wait long enough, someone else will buy it . . .
bikemig is online now  
Old 07-31-20, 04:03 PM
  #7  
Jicafold
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 757
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 205 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 35 Posts
I bought it for $200.
Jicafold is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 05:12 PM
  #8  
Pedal303
Member
 
Pedal303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Colorado
Posts: 39

Bikes: LOOK 595, Univega Viva Sport, Peugeot PSV, Cannondale Synapse, Miyata 310, Centurion Acordo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Upload to a Flickr album. Let's see the deets.
Pedal303 is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 08:20 PM
  #9  
juvela
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 9,491
Mentioned: 265 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2114 Post(s)
Liked 332 Times in 294 Posts
-----

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...

---

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 -



-----

Last edited by juvela; 07-31-20 at 08:33 PM. Reason: addition
juvela is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 09:13 AM
  #10  
Jicafold
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 757
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 205 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 35 Posts
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.







Jicafold is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 09:32 AM
  #11  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 17,018

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 139 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4518 Post(s)
Liked 809 Times in 575 Posts
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?
bikemig is online now  
Old 08-01-20, 12:15 PM
  #12  
Jicafold
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 757
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 205 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 35 Posts
Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
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.
Jicafold is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 03:57 PM
  #13  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 8,133

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 108 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1540 Post(s)
Liked 336 Times in 247 Posts
Shame that frame is too large for me! Parting is such sweet sorrow.
3speedslow is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 04:37 PM
  #14  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 26,834

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 136 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1738 Post(s)
Liked 536 Times in 325 Posts
I think the fork is bent. Cool looking bike though
__________________
Bianchis '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, '93 Reparto Corse SBX

Others but still loved; '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape SLX Bertoni "Speckled Trout"
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 06:04 PM
  #15  
juvela
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 9,491
Mentioned: 265 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2114 Post(s)
Liked 332 Times in 294 Posts
Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I think the fork is bent. Cool looking bike though

-----

it is Swedish, not Danish


-----
juvela is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 06:14 PM
  #16  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 26,834

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 136 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1738 Post(s)
Liked 536 Times in 325 Posts
Originally Posted by juvela View Post
-----

it is Swedish, not Danish


-----
OK but the fork still looks bent to me
__________________
Bianchis '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, '93 Reparto Corse SBX

Others but still loved; '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape SLX Bertoni "Speckled Trout"
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 06:54 PM
  #17  
Jicafold
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 757
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 205 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 35 Posts
Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
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.
Jicafold is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 07:24 PM
  #18  
3alarmer
Friendship is Magic
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Tomato
Posts: 18,750

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 258 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17955 Post(s)
Liked 1,641 Times in 1,199 Posts
.
...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.
3alarmer is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 08:28 PM
  #19  
Kabuki12
Senior Member
 
Kabuki12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ventura County ,California
Posts: 1,020

Bikes: 1973 Windsor Profesional,1976 Kabuki diamond formula with full Campy, 1977 Raleigh Competition GS , 1971 Stella original Campy equip. 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1972 Italvega Gran Rally ,1972 Super Mondia Special,Medici Pro Strada

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 226 Post(s)
Liked 257 Times in 179 Posts
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.
Kabuki12 is offline  
Old 08-02-20, 06:29 AM
  #20  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 26,834

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 136 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1738 Post(s)
Liked 536 Times in 325 Posts
Originally Posted by Jicafold View Post
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



__________________
Bianchis '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, '93 Reparto Corse SBX

Others but still loved; '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape SLX Bertoni "Speckled Trout"
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 08-02-20, 08:00 AM
  #21  
Jicafold
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 757
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 205 Post(s)
Liked 42 Times in 35 Posts
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.


Last edited by Jicafold; 08-02-20 at 12:35 PM.
Jicafold is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.