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Old 11-15-23, 08:38 PM
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Help with old frames

Hi everyone !

I've been riding on a contemporary single speed Bike and i've become increasingly interested on building a nice second Bike.

I love old stuff for its quality and live in a country where I think I could get a nice vintage frame on the cheap. I would appreciate anyone having a look at my gallery and giving me their opinion on the nicest frame for continuous optimization.

I will upload pictures of the bike ads I think might be interesting, starting with an "Aprila" and a "Vitorio di Monto" duo.

Both are offered for around 65 - 85 usd.

Thanks !
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The pictures are not great and don't show the important bits, assuming you got them from ads and they are all you have?. From what I can see the Vitorio does not look to be very high quality, can't see enough of the Aprila to tell what I am looking at.

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a discussion thread was begun on the Vitorio here -

​​​​​​"Vitorio di Monti" Frame?

now suspect an indigenous CL (not craig's list) product


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The Aprila looks to be pretty low end bike with a slightly upgraded wheel set.


The Vitoria also looks pretty low end.

I would say pass on both if your looking for something to build up into a nice bike. I would look for something with at least graded branded tubing , forged dropouts with integrated hanger and alloy components as a starting point. These are both pretty much high ten frame sets with claw hangers and some cheaper steel parts basically entry level bikes with just slightly nicer alloy wheels.
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