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Vintage Polchlopek Road Bike Macsteel

Old 06-01-14, 10:20 PM
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Vintage Polchlopek Road Bike Macsteel

Looking for information and value info for a cool steel frame that just came into our shop.

Vintage Polchlopek 57cm road bike with mix of shimano 600 and ultegra components

Bike is in great shape

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xn7u8ztjifd5tmi/IMG_1766.JPG
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Old 06-01-14, 10:28 PM
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Looks totally worthless. I'll take it off your hands though. My latest acquisition came from just down the road from you.
I do like the paint on it, oddly enough. How does the general workmanship appear?
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Old 06-02-14, 11:43 AM
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Workmanship appears good. I'm going to take it for a test ride today. Its a cool bike but hard to find much info on.
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Is it bonded steel? Equusbicycle has a couple of pics for Edmond Polchlopek (French builder):



Most famous for that oval chainring, Google tells me.
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No. 1 on the bike being worthless due to the spumoni colors, . Some interesting info in FR wiki on the rider and his bikes and designs: Edmond Polchlopek ? Wikipédia

Seems like a cool bike.
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The frame says macsteel... so based on the catolog pics... I'm guessing it columbus tubing. No oval chain ring... looks like the rings were replace with shimano rings. Any idea on value...
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Originally Posted by septacycles View Post
The frame says macsteel... so based on the catolog pics... I'm guessing it columbus tubing. No oval chain ring... looks like the rings were replace with shimano rings. Any idea on value...
No idea on value.

Probably not Columbus, but rather some proprietary French steel. See this post by @dddd, who is (or was) an owner. He might be a good resource for more info.
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