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Old 05-11-21, 06:27 AM
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Cramerotti bicycle

I am checking out this Cramerotti bike tonight. I had never heard of this brand before. I since found out that itís from Vancouver, Canada.

The tubing is Columbus EL.
It comes with Chorus 8 speed which I think put the bike around 1988-91.

Iím a bit put off by the condition of the components. Also apparently there is a small ding right above the shifters.

Any additional info or advice would be appreciated.

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I'm in the Vancouver area and I see Cramerotti bicycles come up for sale about once a month. Most of the frames were imported from Italy by Guiseppi Cramerotti, the founder of a high-end bicycle store called La Bicicletta. They tended to be very good quality (rumoured to be made by Billato).

In Vancouver, this bike in this condition right now would probably sell for around $800 CDN ($600 USD).
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He's right, these don't actually turn up that often here in Lotusland, but they are a quality frameset. At that time me and my buddies spent a lot of time hanging out at Bicycletta.
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I recall the frames being an "affordable" alternatjve to mainstram Italian bikes.
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If your buying very nice bike but has some wear component issues most while nice aren't likely original and have wear with the nice frame I can only see $250-300 US and 300 cad which I think are on the high side but I like the bike. Just my opinion but I don't see a basic nicer steel frame road bike with just OK semi rough components from the 80's early 90's needing some work worth more and almost unknown secondary marketing brand being worth more.
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