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Old 05-28-13, 07:07 AM
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Jeunet Captivante

Just bought this dinosaur of a bike, for 100$ in France. It a bit pretty heavy, but I guess to be expected for a bike of this type from the 50's.

Any ideas on the value in the US So Cal market? What should I do with it? Should I fix it up and ride it? It's a pretty awesome looking bike. Any ideas on what model and year exactly it is.
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Old 05-28-13, 09:42 AM
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I'd give you $150 for it in a second if it was my size. This thing is soo sexy!



So Cal is a hot market but I doubt this will get much interest as it is 'just an old 10 spd' to most people. I would try and sell it here, you won't get top dollar but it will go to a loving home, or the CR forum if you can get past the gate keeper.
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Originally Posted by whiteshuffle View Post
Should I fix it up and ride it? It's a pretty awesome looking bike

Got it in one.

Value on this is hard to place, because this pondside, that is a pretty rare egg. If it were 62, I'd pay 150 pretty damn quick, though, so I think it is a) really cool, and b) worth more than that. Although I would let (a) cloud my thinking, not (b).
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Old 05-28-13, 02:49 PM
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A bike like that belongs in an earthquake proof zone without palm trees!

Gorgeous!
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Old 05-28-13, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by whiteshuffle View Post
Just bought this dinosaur of a bike, for 100$ in France. It a bit pretty heavy, but I guess to be expected for a bike of this type from the 50's.

Any ideas on the value in the US So Cal market? What should I do with it? Should I fix it up and ride it? It's a pretty awesome looking bike. Any ideas on what model and year exactly it is.
thanks.
There was a Captibante on eBay last week that did not sell for $675 + 250 shipping from France. It was also a very clean bike.

I was surprised as some of these randonneurs sell in the multi thousands.

I think you should keep and ride this bike and pass it along to your children. I love that chainguard.
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So I'm digging the saddlebag which looks like it might have come from some french version of a spaghetti western.
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Old 05-29-13, 04:11 PM
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Thanks everyone. I'm absolutely in love with the bike, if one can love a bike. I'm gonna take it to the bike collective in Paris to fix it up and go from there. It's size 55 normally and I'm more a 57. But since its just going to be a bike "pour se promener" I think it's not such a big deal. I can't wait to get it running smoothly so I can roam around Paris with it. Yeah the sacks are cool and actually can be found in France without too much difficulty.
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GO for it... fun is more important than $, and this bike looks fun. It may be a bit later than you think, sixties perhaps. I'd drop a hundred on that all day long, tho....
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Classic Jeunet with original fenders and racks I wouldn't even begin to price. Just fix it up and ride. This bike is keeper for just
about anyone here won't give price because I wouldn't sell.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I'd give you $150 for it in a second if it was my size. This thing is soo sexy!



So Cal is a hot market but I doubt this will get much interest as it is 'just an old 10 spd' to most people. I would try and sell it here, you won't get top dollar but it will go to a loving home, or the CR forum if you can get past the gate keeper.
I like the whole staging of the image, gate like door, interesting carpet, stay in France. In Southern California, it would take a while but it would sell and probably with only a very modest profit including freight, unless you have a container of household stuff coming back anyway.
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