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Mid 80s Billato Super Corsa

Old 04-16-24, 09:28 AM
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Mid 80s Billato Super Corsa

Iím looking at a mid-80s Bilatto for $900 CAN (about $700US). SLX tubing, super record group set, sew-on tires. Interestingly, the owner has a note from Roberto Billato indicating he has no idea how the bike ended up in Canada and suggesting that Tullio Cramerotti must have brought it over. I already have a beautiful early 90ís Cramerotti.
The fly-in-the-ointment is that the paint is fairly badly chipped though it looks good on a cursory glance.

Any ideas as to fair market value? I should add, the market for vintage bikes around here is marginal.

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If that was in Southern California, I'd probably pay up to $500, but for me even that would be a stretch based on current market conditions... YMMV
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Interesting to see that out in the wild, I think the Cramerotti connection could be right. BTW I recently picked up one of his 80's bikes over here on the Island.
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Mmmm.....tough call. I've had over 10 Billato built bikes but none in their name. Each one was well built and a great ride. I keep looking for one of their branded bikes in my size. For that price I'd certainly have to go see the bike and then judge if it's worth it.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
It's unclear which bike has the bad paint. If the bike for sale is in good shape, I'd say $700-800 is plenty fair.
Itís the Billatoís paint thatís chipped.
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