Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Looking for an ID

Old 11-08-10, 01:38 AM
  #1  
RebelWithout
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Looking for an ID

Hey, just doing my daily CL run through and I came across a bike that interested me a little. It didn't look like anything special at first glance but had Campy DT shifters and the hubs also looked like they could be campy. The guy seems doesn't seem to know anything about the bike, he called it a "Avocet Lightweight speed bike" probably because of the saddle (AFAIK Avocet didn't make bikes).

I was hoping someone might be able to recognize it and let me know if it's worth anything. Thanks!



https://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...vember7023.jpg

https://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...vember7022.jpg

https://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...vember7021.jpg

https://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...vember7020.jpg

https://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...vember7019.jpg

https://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...vember7018.jpg

Last edited by RebelWithout; 11-08-10 at 01:41 AM.
RebelWithout is offline  
Old 11-08-10, 07:09 AM
  #2  
T-Mar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 20,652
Mentioned: 557 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3673 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1,088 Times in 810 Posts
Ignoring the celeste handlebar tape, I'm pretty sure this is a boom era Bianchi. They used that crown and those head lugs with the wide collars. I also believe I can see the serial number impression on the top head lug, which is where Bianchi stamped them during this period. However, from what I can see it's nothing special, possibly a Strada, a Rekord variant at best. Those shifters and front derailleurs are probably OEM and appear to be Camapgnolo Valentino.
T-Mar is offline  
Old 11-08-10, 08:53 AM
  #3  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 27,314

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1937 Post(s)
Liked 712 Times in 448 Posts
I had a '70s something Bianchi Special frameset that used a headset similar to that. I would diagree on the hubs i think they may be Chair or Normandy or lots of others. the flanges seem thin for Campi
__________________
Bianchis '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, '93 Reparto Corse SBX

Others but still loved; '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape SLX Bertoni "Speckled Trout"
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 11-08-10, 09:24 AM
  #4  
T-Mar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 20,652
Mentioned: 557 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3673 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1,088 Times in 810 Posts
Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
... I would diagree on the hubs i think they may be Chair or Normandy or lots of others. the flanges seem thin for Campi
+1, they don't appear to Campagnolo. They look like Gnutti, which would be appropriate for the era and level, but it's a bit of a frankenbike, so there's no reason expect the wheels to be OEM.
T-Mar is offline  
Old 11-08-10, 12:24 PM
  #5  
RebelWithout
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks guys! I'll avoid this one.
RebelWithout is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
greenscobie86
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
5
05-24-19 01:27 PM
cpsqlrwn
Classic & Vintage
1
03-27-12 03:36 PM
Capecodder
Classic & Vintage
5
02-01-12 06:29 AM
opmanf
Classic & Vintage
23
04-02-11 02:30 PM
cpsqlrwn
Classic & Vintage
2
01-04-11 02:14 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.