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Old 05-23-20, 10:22 PM
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FS: 1968 Frejus Super Corsa Pro - 59cm

Sold

Hate to be selling this as I put a lot of love into the restoration and it rides so beautifully...

Serial # 1833.L, Columbus tubing, Full Campagnolo Nuovo Record drivetrain, Campagnolo Record high-flange hubs, pedals, seat post, and headset, Campagnolo dropouts, Regina 5 speed freewheel, Universal Mod. 61 brakes and levers with new replica gum hoods and barrel adjusters, TTT Gran Prix stem and bars, Nisi Moncaliere rims, new Sella Italia Storica saddle (I can swap this for a Brooks Professional if requested), new shellacked cloth bar tape, new chain, and new Vitoria tubular tires, new cables and housings, Christophe toe clips with new straps.

Paint is original, with a few minor touch-ups. I also replaced a few faded decals with UV protected ones from VeloCals, but most are original to the bike. Bike has been completely restored, all bearings have been serviced, it has been tuned, and rides absolutely beautifully.

PM me if interested! Iím more than happy to provide more information and photos!

Size:
Seattube- 59cm C-T
Toptube- 60 C-C
Stand over- 33Ē

Iím going to start at $1500 + shipping at cost to buyer, or, can be picked up for free locally in Southern California. I am open for other options, such as a trade towards value, as well (80ís Italian in similar size and condition?)


$1500

Thanks for taking a look
-Ian











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Old 05-23-20, 10:27 PM
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It's a beauty. I would be afraid to ride it. (I am not interested beyond appearance) Somebody on here will buy that from you. I have no idea on value though.
You'll find out.........
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I saw that one on Ebay in completed listings........

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Frejus-1956...p2047675.l2557
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chico81

If it were a 55cm-57cm, you would have a buyer!

That's the BEST looking "non restored" bike from that era that I've ever seen, are you sure it's not a respray?

We sold Legnano and Frejus bikes in the 70's until they became too scarce about 1977. I don't recall one coming out of the box that look as good as yours.

...and yes, $1600 is TOO low for this bike!

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Thanks for that link that one looks to be slightly older, and has cottered cranks, not Campy Record, and not quite as good of a finish. Listed $1800, but who knows what offer was accepted? Hmm... youíve given me something to think about.

Honestly though, I would rather it go to a C&V Frejus enthusiast, someone who will love it as much as I do, than get the most $$$ I can for it.




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I saw that one on Ebay in completed listings........

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Frejus-1956...p2047675.l2557
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Remember if it did sell for $1800 that's $180 in Ebay Fees, not including Fees to PayPal, and even Ebay's nonsensical Fees on shipping. (I know why they do this and it was BS when they started it)

For the Record (Pardon the pun) I have never sold a bike on Ebay. Plenty on CL though. Never one this valuable though.
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Good night folks.

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Wow, thanks vertyg!

Definitely not a respray the blue paint has a beautiful translucency to it, and was quite delicate, but polished up nicely. I was told it was garaged for a few decades before I bought it, and it shows.

please feel free to PM me what you believe would be a reasonable value for the bike

thanks again for the kind words, Iím just gushing over here!

-Ian


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chico81

If it were a 55cm-57cm, you would have a buyer!

That's the BEST looking "non restored" bike from that era that I've ever seen, are you sure it's not a respray?

We sold Legnano and Frejus bikes in the 70's until they became too scarce about 1977. I don't recall one coming out of the box that look as good as yours.

...and yes, $1600 is TOO low for this bike!

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Last year I managed to sell a cool Olmo Gran Sport from around 1960 for $950 after I mechanically restored and cleaned up all of the components. It was almost ready to ride (just needed glue on tires and an extra link the chain). I lost $300 on that transaction because I'd had a wheel set professionally built up (it came with incorrect later wheels).

Your Frejus is in extremely good condition by way of comparison, and just as rare. The size is a bit awkward with such a long reach compared to the seat tube, but I know many Italian racing frames were designed thusly. I think your price is fair, but you may need to expand your advertisement to include eBay and expect to pay those seller fees from the current asking.

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I appreciate your input, Gregory. I do have the bike X-posted locally (same price) and on eBay (higher price). I have had two buyers drop out at the last minute, so have a box ready to go!

While Iím in no rush to sell, I would rather it not languish on the market when it could be ridden and enjoyed by a new owner.

I would much rather the bike go to an enthusiast, so I will be lowering the price for BF members. I am also completely open for negotiations, possible trades, and other reasonable offers. As long as the bike goes to someone who will love it, Iím okay not making a few extra $$$

Price bump!

-Ian

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Last year I managed to sell a cool Olmo Gran Sport from around 1960 for $950 after I mechanically restored and cleaned up all of the components. It was almost ready to ride (just needed glue on tires and an extra link the chain). I lost $300 on that transaction because I'd had a wheel set professionally built up (it came with incorrect later wheels).

Your Frejus is in extremely good condition by way of comparison, and just as rare. The size is a bit awkward with such a long reach compared to the seat tube, but I know many Italian racing frames were designed thusly. I think your price is fair, but you may need to expand your advertisement to include eBay and expect to pay those seller fees from the current asking.

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Beautiful bike! Nice work on the clean, polish, preservation. I've got a 61 and a 63 (track) that I really like. Hope it finds a good home. (If I hadn't just spent my last "bike account" dime on a couple other bikes....) Best wishes with the sale.
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It's a little too large for me. If I bought it, i would have to lower the seat such that only a couple of inches of seatpost would clear the seat lug. So i'll reluctantly pass.
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Sold to retyred, who has an absolutely BEAUTIFUL collection! If I didnít have my wife and son in the car, I probably would have spent a few hours there with my jaw dropped, talking bikes, and definitely would have ended up paying HIM money for the chance to get one of them!

-Ian

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Originally Posted by chico81 View Post
Sold to retyred, who has an absolutely BEAUTIFUL collection! If I didnít have my wife and son in the car, I probably would have spent a few hours there with my jaw dropped, talking bikes, and definitely would have ended up paying HIM money for the chance to get one of them!

-Ian
Thank you for the kind words chico. Your Frejus has enhanced my collection considerably. Am proud to be its new caretaker. Thanks for the series of pictures showing the metamorphosis of your Frejus from a dingy, decades old bike to the beautiful Italian beauty that resides in my home.

Finally a big thank you to the BF members whose comments assisted me in my decision to purchase your Frejus.
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Beautiful bike. Glad it found good new home.
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