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Old 09-15-17, 06:57 PM
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Bertin C37 - complete bike

Up for sale is my late 60's/early 70's C37 Bertin. I am selling this because of the N-1 problem (aka too many bikes). The bike is constructed of Reynolds 531 with Campagnolo dropouts. I acquired (rescued) the bike several years ago and did a through rebuild and restoration. There is plenty of info about this bike on this website if you search Bertin and my user ID. The paint has been restored by a pro auto painter while keeping as many of the original decals as possible. I chose to go that route instead of a total repaint to keep as much of the vintage look as possible. The paint is good from afar but you can tell it has been rehabbed in close. All in all I love that it isn't sparkling new and would do the exact same thing again. Some of the decals were replaced with spot of duplications. Both wheels have been rebuilt with new spokes and nipples. The size is 62x57. I usually ride a 60x58 and this one fits me fine (I'm 6-1). It was typical during this time period to ride larger frames and keep the seat post low. I rode this bike at the Eroica two years ago and it received several accolades.

Components:
Campagnolo Nouvo Record rear (pat 72) and front derailleur
TA Cyclotourist crankset (the threading on the pedals has been converted to English which makes pedals choices easy)
Both wheels have been professionally rebuilt in the last year using DT spokes and new, brass nipples.
Mafac Competition brakes with rare brake boosters, Mafac levers with original rubber hoods, brand new and the best Coolstop salmon pads. Great stopping power.
Huret shifters (not cracked)
3TTT stem with matching 3TTT handlebars
Stronglight Competition headset
Normandy 5 speed freewheel
Huret cable guides and shift guides
Vintage bottle holder
AFA matching French frame pump (Vive La France!)

The bike does not come with pedals or the seat. I know this bike inside and out so feel free to ping me with any questions.

$700 +ship OBO
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Old 09-17-17, 01:46 PM
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Sunday bumpy. If you're interested feel free to make me an offer.
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Nice bike... thankfully to large for me or I'd be very tempted.
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Too large for me too....
I really really like the pleasant feel if the blue and white paint scheme of this bike!
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Too big for me too. Guy lavishes his bikes with attention and care, and this bike is a sweetheart front to back. Whoever picks this one up is going to be delighted with it.
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Still for sale. I am open to offers and questions!
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I love this bike. I can't believe it hasn't been taken already.
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yep if it were my size, I'd be tempted as I've always wanted a Bertin.
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I forgot to mention (but I added it to the description), the wheels have been professionally rebuilt using DT spokes and brass nipples. 36 holes goodness.
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Still have it and would love to move it. I usually ride a 60x58 and this fits well. Ping me if your interested!
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Last bump and I'll put it away until Eroica time.
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Eroica is coming up and I still have this for sale. Solid bike with nice build quality. I will be riding Eroica this year and can deliver it there. Ping me with any questions or interest.
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