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Listed on OU for $5, I countered with $20...

Old 05-11-21, 11:46 AM
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Listed on OU for $5, I countered with $20...

Seller was cleaning out a rental property and thought it was a schwinn. Judging by the handlebar stamping, we're looking at a Juenet.


Listing photo. I saw one thing jump out at me

Sunlight was making the saddle bashful

older Simplex quick releases

Looks to be original paint. Sure looks French

Nice seatstay treatment

Bars stamped Juenet.

Mmmm, the money shot. Ideal Rebour saddle with clamp adjuster.
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Old 05-11-21, 11:49 AM
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Yeah, well worth $20+.

OU? Unfamiliar with that TLA.
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Yeah it's french and easily worth $5 even if you overpaid by $15.
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Old 05-11-21, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post

OU? Unfamiliar with that TLA.

OfferUp.

So hard to find non-methhead sales there, but this one had looked legit. Plus tweakers usually want a lot more for bikes....
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You did a good thing. Now the bike will appreciate that you thought enough of it to give the seller more than they were asking for. You will be rewarded.

Nice find. Post pictures as it gets it's restoration/retromod.

I don't know what an OU is or a TLA.


Edit: Oh, Three Letter Acronym...........Two Letter Acronym?
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OU is probably OfferUp, a competitor to CL and Facebuck Marketplace.
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I thought OU was where the Sooners played.
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If the Idéale 90 is not hard as rock, you did really well. The Jeunet is not one of their Reynolds 531 models, bars look like chromed steel; but hey, are those aluminum rims? And it probably has Mafac Racers, right?
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Looks like steel rims, with the textured brake surfaces
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Phillips-head seat post bolt is something I have never seen before. Common on this brand?
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Yup, the clamp adjuster is worth the cost.
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Listed on OU for $5, I countered with $20...
What, no "tree fiddy"?
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
What, no "tree fiddy"?
But he was such a cute little monster.
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But he was such a cute little monster.

Here's my cute little monster.


Notice the Pendleton he ripped a hole in so I would leave it for him to sleep on.
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Congratulations! Great find and darn near for free.
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I thought OU was where the Sooners played.
Not to be confused with U of O, which is much closer to the OP.
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Did the seller try to talk you down to $15?
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
The headset seems to be missing a piece to connected with the serrated plate.
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post


Notice the Pendleton he ripped a hole in so I would leave it for him to sleep on.
I think most of my shirts have some sort of cat claw pull in the threads... from just deciding to climb over me, or just hanging out on me and deciding not to be there in a great big hurry.
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I think most of my shirts have some sort of cat claw pull in the threads... from just deciding to climb over me, or just hanging out on me and deciding not to be there in a great big hurry.
Hmm. Most of ours are from "being evicted from shoulder and not being ready to leave". Or from escalating "bopping" to get petted to "snagging, claws-deployed".

Feeble attempt to stay on-topic: I noticed the missing spacer with the upper set of teeth too, typically installed beneath a Mafac brake hanger, which OP's find also does not have -- that looks more like the Raleigh item; not as minimal. I don't think that's a Stronglight headset, though. My guess: a budget copy. If it's Stronglight, it ought to say so somewhere.

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Here’s hoping the seat post isn’t “fused” to the seat tube! Steel on steel should be easier to release than a bimetallic fusion . Might have been better to offer $10 rather than 4 times the asking price . Just sayin’.
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Originally Posted by sovenda
bimetallic fusion...
What you get when you cross '80s metal with '70s jazz...



sorry/not sorry?
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
Hmm. Most of ours are from "being evicted from shoulder and not being ready to leave". Or from escalating "bopping" to get petted to "snagging, claws-deployed".

Feeble attempt to stay on-topic: I noticed the missing spacer with the upper set of teeth too, typically installed beneath a Mafac brake hanger, which OP's find also does not have -- that looks more like the Raleigh item; not as minimal. I don't think that's a Stronglight headset, though. My guess: a budget copy. If it's Stronglight, it ought to say so somewhere.
both of my '83 univega gran turismos came with a headset of that style. the serrated washer is a nice feature as it keeps the cup from moving at all when you tighten things down. however, there is a threaded washer that goes atop the serrated washer, as well. combine that with a cable hanger and a locknut, you have to have plenty of steerer threads to accommodate,

hard to tell from the photo and my computer, but it looks as though the serrated washer might be above his hanger and flipped upside down
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