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Fondriest on Marketplace, value?

Old 04-11-24, 12:20 PM
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Fondriest on Marketplace, value?

Hi all. I've stumbled across a Fondriest in need of a tidy up on Facebook Marketplace for 150 GBP (also on eBay auction, currently 12 GBP but 5 days remaining on auction with a few interested bidders already). I'm pretty uneducated on bikes, and recently started learning bit by bit, but a Fonriest, with Columbus tubes and Shimano 600, felt like maybe something more valuable, once it's had some TLC. Am I mistaken?
I was considering taking some bike maintenance classes and thought this could be a project.
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today the Fondriest marque is the property of an entity termed Esperia

they are the owners of Torpado and several other names as well

cycle appears roughly mid-eighties so likely predates Esperia

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Originally Posted by alexridesagain
... a Fonriest, with Columbus tubes and Shimano 600, felt like maybe something more valuable, once it's had some TLC. Am I mistaken?
​​​​​​The frame's paint and the fork look pretty rough. That's what I look at first for a potential project, because I know I can more easily sell it if the original finish is nice. It would, though, make for a fun project. It will need a complete and thorough overhaul of everything. Gara isn't great, but also not bad. I doubt anything much wider than a 25mm tire will fit. Be sure to check for any frame damage, cracked rims, or seized parts. Probably worth $150-200 "as-is."
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the chrome is in bad shape
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