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Gianni Motta Personal 2001

Old 10-02-20, 03:36 PM
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Gianni Motta Personal 2001

I've owned this bike for about 15 years. While I rode it a bunch when I first got it, it has honestly hung in my garage for the past 11 years. As it was collecting dust and not used, I figured I'd clean it up and pass it along - maybe make a few bucks but mostly looking to downsize. But after poking around the interwebs I'm wondering if it may be worth more than I initially thought.


I don't know much about the bike's history. It was built up with a mix of parts when I got it - enough of it was Dura Ace 7400 stuff to make me think that had a full DA7400 group at some point. The shifters were/are Dura Ace 7401 and the derailleurs were changed too. I think this was done to enable indexed shifting on the Regina 7-speed freewheel, but honestly I don't know if what the original freewheel was or for that matter any of it. I do have the Dura Ace 7400 rear derailleur that came with the bike along with an older Dura Ace seat post, but the stem was/is something way wrong and the brake levers are some aero crane creek ones that don't look right either.


The frame is in ok condition. It cleaned up well, and I touched up nicks and scratches a bit. It's not pristine, but there's nothing wrong with it that I can see. It looks like a well cared for but well used 30+ year old bike. It has that cool Motta seat stays shape and the GM logo in the fork crown & bottom bracket shell (which also has "65 L stamped on it?), so i think it's a real Gianna Motta Personal 2001. But it does seem to be missing the top tube "Personal 2001 fly" decal on the right side.


What I'm curious about is whether to clean up the components I have and build it back up, or sell it as a bare frame as it is. If I do build it back up, I don't plan on riding the bike much, if at all. But I do like that sort of thing and it'll keep me out of trouble for a bit! Mostly I'd like to see it go to a good new home and I don't want to waste my time working on it if it'll be more likely to get stripped down and restored by a potential buyer.


Any ideas on its value and a good path forward would be really appreciated. If a general conversation about the bike would be better on the C&V forum instead of here, I can start a post there. But I'd just like an idea of what it may be worth.
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Old 10-02-20, 03:40 PM
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You will maximize profitability by selling the frame and components separately.
Especially if the DA stuff is cleaned up well.
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Anyone have an idea what a reasonable asking price might be? I can get a general idea of the components' value, but not much info on the frame itself.
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Do you know what brand and model the frame tubing is?

Is there something wrong with the seat lug? I think I see a MTB style binder on the bench.


Just my humble opinion I would seldom sell a frame that was built up without selling the headset, especially in this case since the DA was one of the shortest so installing something else would be tricky
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