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Old 05-01-19, 01:19 PM
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Frejus 1960’s Super Corsa Pro help!

Hi all!

Im thinking of purchasing this 1960ís Frejus Super Corsa Pro, all campy, is it worth the $150 asking price? Any info will be great! Thanks!


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Looks more early 70's to me, though I'm no Frejus expert. The Campagnolo parts alone are worth >$150, so I would vote yes.
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Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
Looks more early 70's to me, though I'm no Frejus expert. The Campagnolo parts alone are worth >$150, so I would vote yes.
Thanks!! I think I will go pick it up today!
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I'd say yes, too. Bring 5mm and 6mm hex wrenches and a can of WD40 to make sure you can break the stem and seat post loose for eventual adjusting to your size.

Edit: I guess the 5mm may not be necessary for that seat post bolt. Maybe a 13 or 14mm box wrench? (Bring 'em all)
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The seller says itís all original, even the tires.
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This is a no brainer even if the bike has a stuck seatpost and/or stem.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
This is a no brainer even if the bike has a stuck seatpost and/or stem.
Agreed , still not a bad idea, might be good for negotiating.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Agreed , still not a bad idea, might be good for negotiating.
You know that's what I was thinking

It often comes into play when you're buying a briftered bike that's been sitting and the brifters aren't working correctly. "Geez, I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get those working again, how about knocking off $XX and we'll call it a deal?"
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Iím thinking mid-1960ís on this one. Thatís a great find, and some elbow grease will make a huge difference on this one.
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Originally Posted by orcas island View Post
Iím thinking mid-1960ís on this one. Thatís a great find, and some elbow grease will make a huge difference on this one.
Hi, thanks for the info! Ijust brought the bike home! The frame and paint are in decent condition, but the decals are pretty much toast and the chrome lugs have seen better days. What would the best route be for cleaning/polishing the frame and chrome without damaging it further?
The components are all in fine working order, I am not a Campy expert, but it looks like it has:
-Record tall-flange hubs and QRs
-record HS
-nuovo Record derailleurs
-record crank
-campy pedals
-campy dropouts
-campy bits and pieces like a pump bracket, cable holders on top tube, cable guides above the BB, take a look at the photos
-TTT Gran Prix stem and bars
-universal center-pull brakes
-no name brake levers with AíME hoods
-Nisi Moncaliere rims
-Columbus tubing

Take a look at the photos, I may be wrong! Haha

Thanks everyone for the advise and information! Iím so happy I got this and canít wait to get started on this!!









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Here was my 1965. I think Iím seeing a lot of similarities



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Glad to see you got it. Very nice find.
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A nice find - glad you got it. Check for date stamps on the top of the rear derailleur, back of the crank arms (probably none there if pre-1973), and the hub lock nuts. I'm guessing it's a '67 or '68. The crank is 144 bcd which started in 1967, and Universal 61's would have been superseded by Super 68's in '68.
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Originally Posted by chico81 View Post
Hi, thanks for the info! Ijust brought the bike home! The frame and paint are in decent condition, but the decals are pretty much toast and the chrome lugs have seen better days. What would the best route be for cleaning/polishing the frame and chrome without damaging it further?
Nice find! The chrome doesn't look too bad to me, just surface rust. After disassembling the bike you could soak the lugs in oxalic acid (lots of posts on this site explaining how) and that rust should come right off. If you want to save the decals use a mild auto polish on the paint while being careful around the decals. Follow up with wax. If the decals are too far gone you should be able to find replacement decals.
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I'd say yes, too. Bring 5mm and 6mm hex wrenches and a can of WD40 to make sure you can break the stem and seat post loose for eventual adjusting to your size.

Edit: I guess the 5mm may not be necessary for that seat post bolt. Maybe a 13 or 14mm box wrench? (Bring 'em all)
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The machine's 3TTT Gran Prix stem takes a 7mm allen key.

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Most important question of all

"Does it have its GASLO's?"

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The machine's 3TTT Gran Prix stem takes a 7mm allen key.

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Lol, 0 - for - 2, I've got a perfect record on this one!
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Lol, 0 - for - 2, I've got a perfect record on this one!
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You do just fine!

I try me best to do at least one correct post per quarter...but not always successful.

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Originally Posted by orcas island View Post

Here was my 1965. I think Iím seeing a lot of similarities



Good looking bike.

Where did you find that cable housing?
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^. The cable housing was original ^
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Wow! Nice bike, actually in pretty decent condition. We're glad you grabbed it.
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What a great score. The ". L" serial number is a bit baffling.
That's a mighty big small chain ring on it now. It may be a 151 crank.
Kind of looks like it. With the Nisi serrated rims and oil nipple on the head tube,
and bottom bracket shell, I'd guess 64 or 65. Rear derailleur may be a later addition.
Just guessing here.

BTW, the brake levers may not have a name on them, but they go with the calipers.
Just the hoods are replacements.

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Originally Posted by chico81 View Post
Hi all!

Im thinking of purchasing this 1960ís Frejus Super Corsa Pro, all campy, is it worth the $150 asking price? Any info will be great! Thanks!

Going by this list that SN puts it around 1969-70. Frejus serial number chart

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Here was my 1965. I think Iím seeing a lot of similarities

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Thanks again everyone for all of the comments and information! I have been out of town and havenít been able to respond. But, I broke the bike down before I left and used evaporust on the chrome and some small spots of rust (the frame has very little rust!). After returning home today I was able to unwrap the evaporust-soaked paper towels and the chrome just looked fantastic! Not perfect by any means, but so much better. I gave the frame a quick cleaning and it looks better, but still needs a deep clean and polish.

I want to replace the colored and striped decals on the seat tube, as well as the decals for the downtube and fork. Does anyone know which are decals and which are stickers? And what the best source for the decals is? I was thinking velocals.com.

thanks again for all the help! I think this bike will come out beautifully!
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