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Old 02-03-14, 03:00 PM
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Value of this Italvega?

A friend recently gave me an Italvega and I have cleaned it up and am interested in its approximate value. Serial #4907 (evidently manufactured between 1970-74); Retangular label on rear tube that says "3 Tubes Reinforces / Columbus / Acier Special; Campagnolo Brev Inter Gran Turismo derailluer; Shimano 600 crank; Shifter levers read "Patent Campagnolo Vincenza, Italy; Gnutti quick release; Universal 61 brakes; "Superbe" brake handles; toe clips are ACE, Torino, Italy; Letters "SR" on each side of handlebar post; Red/White/Green rectangular metal label on front tube that reads Italvega.
This bike was exposed to the elements. It now has new brake pads, tires and handlebar tape. It is sound mechanically, and I have cleaned it up. Photos are attached. Any info you may provide is much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 02-03-14, 04:36 PM
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iirc this is called a Gran Turismo model and was also offered in green.
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Old 02-03-14, 06:48 PM
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Please make sure that the quill stem is seated properly in the steerer tube, down to the minimum insertion line. Yours looks unnaturally high. Italvegas were only briefly produced, and they may command a uniqueness premium. If I were to list that bike, I'd start in the $375-400 range and see who bites...
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forgot to mention: it is one model down from a model called Nuovo Record.

i had a green one together as a "sleeper" bike for a time. it doesn't look all that fancy due to the stamped ends. a nice rider.
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Phil: Thanks for the feedback on value. I also addressed the stem issue.
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Thanks for this input!
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