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Late 80's Simoncini Frame Campy parts

Old 11-24-09, 06:15 PM
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Late 80's Simoncini Frame Campy parts

Bought this bike at a great bike shop in the Chelsea section of New York City in the late 80's. It has been sitting for 15 years and am thinking of selling and curious as to what it is worth. I appreciate your help. Thanks.
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Old 11-24-09, 06:20 PM
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nice looking bike. what kind of frame is it? and what kind of brakes? Campi or Modolo?
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Old 11-24-09, 06:27 PM
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Columbus frame with the words Tubi Speciali Rinforzati TRETUBI, Universal brakes. It was a custom build.
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Old 11-24-09, 06:36 PM
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Simoncini bikes are somewhat of cult items. Simoncini is still in business in Italy. Back then when your bike was produced he was a custom frame maker and he was commissioned by Colnago to build some of their bikes. This is an early Simoncini bike, probably early and not mid 80s. There are a few things in play here as far as a potential valuation goes:

+ it is an early Simoncini bike and this will appeal to Simoncini collectors
- not many people are Simoncini collectors or even know about Simoncini
+ it has early Campy parts (record?) in very good shape
+ the frame looks in a really nice condition and the whole bike as a whole looks spotless
- the Columbus sticker does not specify tubing (later when Simoncini bikes, were racing to big race wins, they were spoting SLX stickers)
+ that saddle is extremely appropriate and ultra rare (and could fetch close to $100 alone)

hard to tell... but for someone who knows and is interested in Simoncini, this bike will probably sell for equivalent Gios or Colnago prices.

If I were you, I would do 2 things before selling it:

a. lose the little wedge pack
b. retape the bars with some nice plush tape (Cinneli cork or fizik; yellow would work really well in this bike)

I am not going to give you a dollar amount, but do the math
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Old 11-24-09, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnEman View Post
Universal brakes.
Does it ride on 700 wheels? The fact that the brakes are Universal makes me think that it might be mid-late 70s (at an era before Campy was making brakes) as they were specified with a lot of Campy groups back then.
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OH rats *blushing* I was busy looking at the shifters and looked right past the Columbus sticker

the Cranks and shifters appear to be Victory or Triomphe and a 980 Gear rear derailluer. that mix is what got me surious about the brakes.
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Old 11-24-09, 06:57 PM
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It seems to be a mid to late 80's build based on the Campy Victory/Triomphe components. (I cant tell the difference). It appears to have Campy SL pedals as well. My best guesstimate is $3-400.
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One thing you might want to do is to follow this auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SIMONCINI-RARE-I...item414ab7677b

your bike is worth less than this, but this might set somewhat of a baseline (if it sells)
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No baseline. The bike in question is a four hundred dollar bike. Squadra, different bike just look at it.
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Originally Posted by old and new View Post
No baseline. The bike in question is a four hundred dollar bike. Squadra, different bike just look at it.
I know it is a different bike... and the ebay bike is probably worth more than this particular bike
My point is that you do not see many of them available and they are somewhat of an obscure item (much more this particular bike, hand made one off vs. the ebay bike, quasi mass produced) think Waterford but a decade or so before, and with better workmanship and bloodlines
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Thanks for the great info everybody, very interesting. Sultan of Schwinn, I really appreciate the history, and the wedge pack comment is well taken.
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EjustE, the rims are Mavic MA40. How do I determine if they are 700 wheels?
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EjustE, the rims are Mavic MA40. How do I determine if they are 700 wheels?
If nothing's on the rims, look at the tires for either/both the numbers 700 or 622.
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Originally Posted by Bob Barker View Post
If nothing's on the rims, look at the tires for either/both the numbers 700 or 622.
Thanks Bob Barker. They are 700. Also, seatpost, stem, headset, front and rear dropouts all Campy.
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