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Old 05-21-19, 03:16 AM
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Basso Gap frame & fork

sold, but not yet shipped. I'm on it, got the box...

Columbus SL frame and fork,
$150 shipped.

Seat tube measures 58.5 c-c, 60 c-t.

ca 1990, two water bottle mounts, down tube shifter bosses, front derailleur braze on mount, cables routed under the BB.

It takes a 27.2 mm seat post, Italian thread BB.

Plenty of scratches on the paint, but no dents.

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Old 05-21-19, 10:56 AM
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Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
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Would love to have this frameset but too tall
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Old 05-21-19, 03:51 PM
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Son of biscuit... 2 CM too tall or I'd be sending the money quicker than a snap.
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Quite a deal and great color combo.
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Man! Too big or I'd definitely take a stab or shot at it.... Dang I sound violent.
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Gap

Is that a repaint? All the Gaps Iíve seen had a chromed chainstay.
I rode a Gap for many years and it was truly a great riding bike. Very comfortable, silky smooth, and a joy to ride. I finally moved it along because it was just too big for me.
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As others have said, that price is excellent. Would also be all over it if it was smaller.
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Old 05-22-19, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by drewellison View Post
Is that a repaint? All the Gaps Iíve seen had a chromed chainstay.
I rode a Gap for many years and it was truly a great riding bike. Very comfortable, silky smooth, and a joy to ride. I finally moved it along because it was just too big for me.
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I don't think it's a repaint, but honestly the thought never occurred to me. The many paint chips suggest it's a fragile paint job, but I don't think that's the case; unfortunately the primer is white, and really shows where the paint is scratched.

It is indeed a great riding frame. The first time I took it out for a century I got on a downhill and quickly spun out the gears and was frustrated I couldn't shift into a higher gear. Thinking I'd screwed up the derailleur adjustment, I looked back at the derailleur and realized I was already in my highest gear -- I was going over 40 mph. Didn't feel like it at all!
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Probably not a repaint. At some point in the late 80s or around 1990, Basso switched to the two colors on the Gap and other frames. Here is the Gap from the 1992 catalog with the same paint style just different colors:

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/catalogs/Basso92/2.jpg

GLWS! That is a good looking frame for a good price. I wish I had the money.
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Originally Posted by jonafd17 View Post
Probably not a repaint. At some point in the late 80s or around 1990, Basso switched to the two colors on the Gap and other frames. Here is the Gap from the 1992 catalog with the same paint style just different colors:

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/catalogs/Basso92/2.jpg

GLWS! That is a good looking frame for a good price. I wish I had the money.
I agree that it's the original paint, but I think it's a few years newer than the ones in that catalog. It just has the solid, diagonal transition from color to color, whereas the catalog shows a sort of thorned (I don't know how to describe it) transition. But yes, they had clearly moved past the chromed chainstays by then.

I hope this bike sells soon, or I might be tempted to buy it for my annoying tall brother or something...
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Not a repaint at all, I don't think. Odd placement of top tube guides, though tough to see...

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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Not a repaint at all, I don't think. Odd placement of top tube guides, though tough to see...

That's pretty similar!

Looks like that one has internal brake cable in the top tube. Mine does not.
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All these posters saying "great price, but too big" and here I am thinking, "great price, if only it were a couple cm taller"...
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
It is indeed a great riding frame. The first time I took it out for a century I got on a downhill and quickly spun out the gears and was frustrated I couldn't shift into a higher gear. Thinking I'd screwed up the derailleur adjustment, I looked back at the derailleur and realized I was already in my highest gear -- I was going over 40 mph. Didn't feel like it at all!
The sign of a fine bike for that sorta thing that someone here will surely enjoy! No need on my part, only want...
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That's pretty similar!

Looks like that one has internal brake cable in the top tube. Mine does not.
It does. Pretty standard on a bit later Gaps. Wondering where yours are.
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Man oh man, another one toooooo large. I almost want it to hang on my wall, paint chips..uh, patina and all.
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Sold, but not yet shipped.
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