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Old 06-13-21, 08:03 PM
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Romic

I have a purple Romic that is at least 30 years old, but I donít know the exact year it was made. Any ideas on what it is worth?
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Old 06-14-21, 10:25 AM
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Not without seeing it,

it could be in perfect original condition with excellent matching top end components and be worth 800.

Or it could be someone spray painted a low end frame, put Romic decals on, mismatched low end components, dry rotted tires, and poor condition overall and then it's maybe worth 20.

Romic is a cool brand to me, because I lived in Houston, but they don't have a huge following, so even if it's perfect and all high end stuff, it will be tough to get money comparable to the highest end from more famous builders.

you can add pics to an album in your profile and then someone will help and post them here.
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Old 06-14-21, 10:43 AM
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Romic pics

Hi, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I did post pics in my own album. If someone could share them in this thread for me that would be great.
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Old 06-14-21, 12:58 PM
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Hi, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I did post pics in my own album. If someone could share them in this thread for me that would be great.








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Old 06-14-21, 08:08 PM
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Wow that’s a nice Romic! Spent 11 years in Houston and the only Romics I came across were always too ratty. Straighten out the cockpit, put on a proper saddle and I’m thinking yours could fetch $500 +/- $50.
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Looks really nice except for the seat cluster.
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2 black 1980 ish models sold in Puget Sound area last year, one sold for $250, the other a little bit more I think. They sold under valued imo.

Forum member @Wildwood bought one of them.
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Nice looking, definitely a good bike.

As is condition, 250+. If i was in Houston and was selling it as is, I'd probably post it for 375 or maybe a little more. But I like to sell fast and would drop the price after a week or so if no interest. If you go though and clean it up as other suggested, remove aero bars, period correct nice saddle, new cables/tires/brake pads/fresh grease. then like plonz said, wouldn't be surprised at 500+. Can't just go low dollar though on the new stuff, you'd actually hurt resale by putting crappy consumables on it, a savvy buyer will be able to spot cheap 'improvements' and will stay away. I also don't think that the time spent doing this is worth it to the average person, but I enjoy doing this type of thing so I'd be on the more ready to ride side of the equation.

It's nice but not showroom, and not top end components, so it won't get the highest dollars. It's also a little taller than most can ride, so that will limit audience too.
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Originally Posted by Jdrunner10 View Post
I have a purple Romic that is at least 30 years old, but I donít know the exact year it was made. Any ideas on what it is worth?
Where are you located?
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Thank you all for your thoughts. This is my first time selling a vintage bike so I really appreciate your input.

For the person who asked where I am located, in Milwaukee, WI.
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Nice looking bike.
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There is a site that you can see some of the serial numbers listed in a hand written journal. The serial number is on on the bottom bracket
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Something is odd here. The RD cable is routed under the bottom bracket hanger but on top of the seat stay. I wonder how did that come to be. I ask because I seriously doubt Mr. Gasiorokski would have built it like that.
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Something is odd here. The RD cable is routed under the bottom bracket hanger but on top of the seat stay. I wonder how did that come to be. I ask because I seriously doubt Mr. Gasiorokski would have built it like that.
Wow, that is odd. It almost looks like someone brazed on the cable stop before putting the stay into the BB shell and then just put it in upside down. Super weird.
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Old 10-27-21, 10:55 AM
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Following this thread. I have my brother's old Romic, which was built for a very tall rider. 28" frame, and the head tube is 9-1/2".

T- 9 posts before I can share a photo or two
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Wow, that is odd. It almost looks like someone brazed on the cable stop before putting the stay into the BB shell and then just put it in upside down. Super weird.
I think it had an over the BB cable route originally. One of the pictures sort of looks like it might have had a clamp at one point on the seat tube.
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Something is odd here. The RD cable is routed under the bottom bracket hanger but on top of the seat stay. I wonder how did that come to be. I ask because I seriously doubt Mr. Gasiorokski would have built it like that.
obviously did not copy Mario Confente fully
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