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Thévenon road bike - good deal or pass?

Old 12-13-11, 04:21 PM
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Thévenon road bike - good deal or pass?

Hi,

I'm looking for a decent commuter bike and found one that doesn't look bad, the brand is Thévenon and I couldn't find much information online.
Here's the seller's ad (it's in French but has a few pictures) : https://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/264679512.htm?ca=22_s

Also, google turned up a bog post from the same person, apparently a bike enthusiast (a good sign I suppose), here it is : https://dneis.wordpress.com/velos/vel...t-shimano-105/

Here's the description of the main elements:
- frame and fork: Reynolds 531
- wheels: Mavic MA3
- saddle: San Marco Rolls Due
- seat post: SR Laprade aluminum
- front derailleur: Huret Success
- rear derailleur: Shimano 105
- bars: Guidon Philippe
- brakes: Shimano 105 (apparently replaced with recent shimano 105 double pivot brakes)
- levers: Shimano 105 aéro
- shifters: Shimano 105
- crankset: shimano 105 double (42-52)
- pedals: Look

Seller is asking 130€, which in dollars would be about $180. What do you guys think? Does it seem to be a good or ok deal (assuming everything is in good shape) or should I pass / try to negociate?

And if you guys have more info regarding Thévenon bikes that would be awesome too!

Thanks!
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Old 12-13-11, 04:35 PM
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If it fits you I'd say it's a nice buy.
Also, the description says the saddle is a San Marco Rolls, but the picture shows a Selle Italia Turbo?

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Old 12-13-11, 04:41 PM
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Agreed , if it fits get it! 531 rides beautifully , and that paint job !



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I've never seen one of those before. I agree with the others, if those specs are accurate, it's a good deal at 130 euros.
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Thank you all for the quick replies, I thought so but I wanted to get confirmation before going to look at it tomorrow.
Regarding the saddle, the photo was apparently taken when the seller first got the bike so maybe he changed it since then? Regardless, if it's in good shape and fits me nice (and it should) I'll most likely take it, love the paint job!

Now regarding the brand, a google search turned up Thévenon Cycles, a shop located in the French department Loire, same as Saint-Etienne which is (or was) known as the capital of bikes in France so maybe it was made in-house by this shop? If I end up buying it I'll probably give the shop a call to check with them.
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