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St Etienne bicycle question

Old 03-29-11, 06:49 PM
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St Etienne bicycle question

I have a vintage St Etienne men's bicycle minus the rear wheel and was wondering if anyone might now how I could sell it and what price would be reasonable (frame and parts). It's from the 70's and has visible wear but works fine (minus the missing wheel). Any thoughts?

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Old 03-29-11, 06:53 PM
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Craigslist would be the best way to go. Ask $100 and take a reasonable offer over $50.
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First, you're posting in the wrong spot. Requests for value/worth should go here:

Now, as the proud owner of a St. Etienne (the second one I've had; the first was too small), I can tell you that yours is quite low end, perhaps equivalent to a Peugeot UO-8 but without the name recognition. Without a rear wheel, in the Boston market you'd be hardpressed to get $50 for it.

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Definitely low-line Bike Boom product. Looking at the lines, braze-ons, foil decals, etc., it's virtually identical to the Roger Riviere I own. If so, it was built in the Gitane plant. The rear derailleur has been substituted, I assume the original Simplex Prestige died (you've still got the front one and levers). I'm assuming Weinmann brakes? Light isn't good enough to make out details for sure. $50 at most. And I'd be interested more because I love cheap French Bike Boom bikes, not that it's anything special.

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