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Any idea what is this vintage guerciotti bike is worth?

Old 08-03-10, 12:38 PM
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Any idea what is this vintage guerciotti bike is worth?

I picked this beauty up at a swap meet for $40 - I am considering converting it to a commuter but if it is valuable enough I might just resell it and buy a commuter.

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Old 08-03-10, 12:45 PM
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It's worth way more that $40, and this thread will most likely be moved, just so you know.
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Old 08-03-10, 12:48 PM
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What kind of tubing and components ?
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just as a wild guess, somewhere between $500-$1000 depending on frame quality and components. I would carefully remove dirt, take good pics and sell it on ebay. Then buy a commuter. Using that for a commuter would be a travesty in my view.
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Originally Posted by Epicus07 View Post
What kind of tubing and components ?
Hi - I don't really know bikes that well so forgive my lack of vocabulary - here are some of the components:

tubing (tires?) - irc triathalon 700x20c @ 125 PSI
rims - ambrosio 19 extra elite (italian)
brakes - universal squadra
shifters - campagnolo
derailers - bianchi ofmega
pedals - campagnola
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There is a columbus sticker on the tube below the seat. What does it say?
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Originally Posted by Epicus07 View Post
There is a columbus sticker on the tube below the seat. What does it say?
It has a picture of a dove on it. On one side it says:

Tubi Speciali
In Acciaio
Al Carbonio
Manganese

and AELLE on the other side.

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Old 08-03-10, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by justinlove View Post
It has a picture of a dove on it. On one side it says:

Tubi Speciali
In Acciaio
Al Carbonio
Manganese

and AELLE on the other side.

Justin
That confirms what I suspected from the photo: a low-end "Gucci". Not worth the $500-1000 somebody else mentioned (more like $2-300 with the straight-gauge hi-ten tubing and budget parts) but still a steal at $40. If it fits ya, clean it up, tune it up and ride the heck out of it!

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Old 08-03-10, 02:16 PM
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Thanks for the info! Any thoughts on my plan to convert it into a commuter? In the very least I'm definitely putting on some larger tires - you can feel every crack and pebble on the road! J
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nice looking bike but big does it fit? take a few pics of the drive side and closeups of the gears and cranks. I think I see Modolo brake calipers and levers(?) they are funky looking.

clean it as best you can and take to your bikeshop for a tuneup. while it may not be worth $500 I bet you could (if it is too big) sell it to some tall person for a $250 to 300 and then look for a nice commuter.

BTW welcome to the forums. keep us posted.

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I'll do a detailed photo shoot when I'm not at work for all you Italian bike enthusiasts Thanks again for all the advice - you guys have a great community! J
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If it does fit you and you want to use it as a commuter you can probably get away with some wider tires. My 95ish Guerciotti can take Conti Grand Prix 4 season tires in 28mm. I'm probably going to switch to 23mm but the 28's are dreamy.

It is a crime to take a picture of the non-drive side unless of course your bike is like mine and it just happens to be her better side
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Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
That confirms what I suspected from the photo: a low-end "Gucci". Not worth the $500-1000 somebody else mentioned (more like $2-300 with the straight-gauge hi-ten tubing and budget parts) but still a steal at $40. If it fits ya, clean it up, tune it up and ride the heck out of it!

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Which Columbus sticker would indicate that I have a high-end Guerciotti?
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Old 02-16-17, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by GuerciottiDude View Post
Which Columbus sticker would indicate that I have a high-end Guerciotti?
There are several different Columbus stickers above this. I think this is the low end of Columbus tubing, and indicates that the 3 main frame tubes are Columbus, and the other tubes something lesser. It's still good stuff, but it's the low end of the range. The higher end Columbus tubing would indicate a more valuable bike.

Be careful about putting bigger tires on it. Look carefully at how much room there is between the fork blades and tire in the front, and between the chain stays and tire in the back. If in doubt, take the bike to the bike shop and ask them to tell you how much wider you can go. You many not be able to go significantly wider than the tires on it now.

By the way, I don't think you've told us how tall you are yet. Can you stand over the bike and not have the top tube in your crotch? Sorry to be so indelicate, but I'm 6' tall and that bike would be too big for me.

Edit: the bike currently has very thin tires by todays standards. Your's are 20 mm tires. 25 mm is pretty standard today, and will give a more comfortable ride, but only if you have the room. If you post photos of how much tire clearance you have now, we can probably help there, too.
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Z@mB:e thread. Died in 2010...
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Originally Posted by GuerciottiDude View Post
Which Columbus sticker would indicate that I have a high-end Guerciotti?
You'd see many similar Italian words on most all of them.
Terms that will appear instead of Aelle are (not necessarily in order of bad to good or vice versa):
Cromor (not bad but not pro-level, not sure if Guerciotti uses/used this)
SL (pro-level, vintage, high-end)
SP (pro-level, vintage, high-end, for larger frames and/or heavier riders)
Genius, Nivacrom (newer, unsure of rank order, not sure if Guerciotti uses/used them).
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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Z@mB:e thread. Died in 2010...
True, but we were all noobies in search of answers once.
When you Google search certain terms, BF threads come up - and noobies haven't been taught the fine points of z@mB:e avoidance...
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Originally Posted by exxongraftek View Post
True, but we were all noobies in search of answers once.
When you Google search certain terms, BF threads come up - and noobies haven't been taught the fine points of z@mB:e avoidance...
Sorry I am indeed a noobie... I created a separate thread to discuss my gucci.
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Originally Posted by GuerciottiDude View Post
Sorry I am indeed a noobie... I created a separate thread to discuss my gucci.
No harm, no foul, no worries!
Best of luck in your search!
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