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.

What's it Worth ?? Poulidor Special

Old 04-19-14, 10:25 AM
  #1  
Binky
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Binky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 774

Bikes: Too, too many....

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 38 Times in 20 Posts
What's it Worth ?? Poulidor Special

Orange & black Poulidor Special.... from about 1970.
Used very little - still has the original orange cloth tape on it.
Dusty but no rust. Paint in good condition except for a scrape on the down tube.

Campagnolo aluminum alloy hubs (front and rear)
Campagnolo quick-release skewers (front and rear)
Reynolds 22.5-inch 531 tube frame with forged dropouts
Stronglight 170mm Competition crank arms
Stronglight crank
Stronglight chainrings (44 & 52T)
Weinmann aluminum alloy callipers (front and rear)
Weinmann aluminum alloy brake levers (front and rear)
Suntour 7 aluminum alloy front derailleur
Suntour V-GT LUXE aluminum alloy rear derailleur
Super Champion aluminum alloy rims (front and rear)
Lyotard aluminum alloy pedals with AFA toeclips
Super Coureur racing saddle
Pivo aluminum alloy handlebar stem
Aluminum alloy Maes drop handlebars
Atom 5-sprocket freewheel
Clement TORO tubular tyres












Attached Images
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.43.55.jpg (98.8 KB, 61 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.44.04.jpg (99.5 KB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.44.15.jpg (99.8 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.44.24.jpg (95.8 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.44.33.jpg (99.2 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.44.55.jpg (100.5 KB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.45.12.jpg (99.1 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.45.47.jpg (99.2 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.45.55.jpg (96.1 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.46.19.jpg (89.6 KB, 31 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.46.52.jpg (95.4 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.47.29.jpg (88.3 KB, 31 views)
Binky is offline  
Old 04-19-14, 10:28 AM
  #2  
zukahn1 
Senior Member
 
zukahn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fairplay Co
Posts: 8,028

Bikes: Current 79 Nishiki Custum Sport, Jeunet 620, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage. 59 Crown royak 3 speed

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 445 Post(s)
Liked 230 Times in 148 Posts
Are you sure this one is from 1970 it looks to be early 60's?
zukahn1 is offline  
Old 04-19-14, 10:57 AM
  #3  
Binky
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Binky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 774

Bikes: Too, too many....

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 38 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
Are you sure this one is from 1970 it looks to be early 60's?
Well....there is a picture of a French guy on the seat tube wearing a MERCIER jersey (and a pack of Gallois cigarettes in his pocket that don't show up in the picture) with the date "196*" on it... with the last digit scraped off.... so I really don't know what the year of manufacture is. I'm guessing 1970 but it could be just as easily be a few years earlier.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
2014-04-15 18.44.24.jpg (95.8 KB, 25 views)
Binky is offline  
Old 04-19-14, 12:05 PM
  #4  
juvela
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 10,244
Mentioned: 291 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2357 Post(s)
Liked 605 Times in 493 Posts
frame appears to be a mercier 300. wonder if componentry is all original. use of weinmann brakes and suntour gear ensemble seems a bit odd.
juvela is online now  
Old 04-19-14, 12:30 PM
  #5  
Binky
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Binky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 774

Bikes: Too, too many....

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 38 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by juvela View Post
frame appears to be a mercier 300. wonder if componentry is all original. use of weinmann brakes and suntour gear ensemble seems a bit odd.

Well.... I have no idea. It truly it is a bit of a dog's breakfast with all this parts from different suppliers, but at least there is no mix 'n'match within the groups. The Weinmann brake callipers match the brake levers. The derailleurs are both Suntour and match the gear levers. The crank arms, crank shaft and the chainrings are all Stronglight. It makes no sense that anyone would go to the trouble to strip off Mafac & Simplex stuff and replace it with Weinmann & Suntour before putting it into storage.... and the bike has seen very little use. It still has the original Clement tubulars on it and they are perished & ancient... but showing no tread wear.

Bink
Binky is offline  
Old 04-19-14, 12:32 PM
  #6  
howsteepisit
Senior Member
 
howsteepisit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 4,305

Bikes: Mecian

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 500 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I doubt its anywhere near original, Weinmann and Suntour on a french bike as OEM - no way. It's a mid-range frame looks to be 3 main tubes 531. Looks to be old red tessostar tape, not orange. But its a nice mid range bike in what looks to be nice shape. Probably tipo low flange hubs, pretty rare in the US at least. Value of this would be to a collector, not a rider, I'd guess $200ish, but ebay may find a collector willing to pay more, if you are patient. I am thinking its mid sixties.

And I hate to add, but the fork loos slightly bent, but I know that's often a photo artifact.

Edit - out of curiosity how do you know the tires and tape are original?
howsteepisit is offline  
Old 04-19-14, 12:50 PM
  #7  
Binky
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Binky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 774

Bikes: Too, too many....

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 38 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
I doubt its anywhere near original, Weinmann and Suntour on a french bike as OEM - no way. It's a mid-range frame looks to be 3 main tubes 531. Looks to be old red tessostar tape, not orange. But its a nice mid range bike in what looks to be nice shape. Probably tipo low flange hubs, pretty rare in the US at least. Value of this would be to a collector, not a rider, I'd guess $200ish, but ebay may find a collector willing to pay more, if you are patient. I am thinking its mid sixties.

And I hate to add, but the fork loos slightly bent, but I know that's often a photo artifact.

Edit - out of curiosity how do you know the tires and tape are original?
The bike was one of two purchased for a special occasion (honeymoon) by an elderly fellow who lives not far from me. He and his wife did a biking tour with the bikes after they got married (purchased new in England - circa 1970) and then brought them back to Canada. I took them down off the rafters of his garage, where they had been hanging for decades. He said that they had been up there for over 30 years and from the crispness of the tires and the build-up of filth and dust, I see no reason not to believe him. The grease in the crank had solidified and the freewheel was gummed solid. Anything is possible.
Binky is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Binky
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
1
12-26-15 07:43 PM
Binky
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
22
11-19-15 07:03 PM
Binky
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
1
04-20-15 07:32 PM
Binky
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
4
08-25-13 03:50 AM
Michael Shaw
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
5
03-21-13 03:46 AM

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.