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LIMONGI, could not not buy it

Old 05-18-22, 03:53 AM
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LIMONGI, could not not buy it

You know how it goes, dont't need another bike, wife will kill me...
got this off marketplace locally. Fits me decent shape, 300$ CAN
sellers pics, needs overhaul



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Old 05-18-22, 04:19 AM
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I would be all over this one too. Very cool colorway that can be taken in so many directions.

Reminds me of another C&V item inspired by the works of Piet Mondrian.

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got this off marketplace locally. Fits me decent shape, 300$ CAN
sellers pics, needs overhaul



​​​​​​got this off marketplace locally - not even a special "friend" or family" price - well worth buying.

Fits me decent shape - most important - well worth buying.

300$ CAN - Knowing Canadian prices, that's cheap - well worth buying


sellers pics - seller didn't make any effort to make it look good, yet it looks good - well worth buying.
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My uncle has a track bike that I never got around to getting back on the road despite expressing some interest... Years ago I probably came to this forum before I was a member and did some research and I believe it is a Limongi. The craftsmanship on the frame is beautiful and subtle. This example looks wonderful - especially for the price!

-Gregory
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Congrats!

Now you need a La Vie de Claire jersey.
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A real Triomphe.
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Congrats!

Now you need a La Vie de Claire jersey.
Dont forget the modolo equipe La vie Claire brakes !

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Old 05-18-22, 09:14 AM
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Limongi made some very nice bikes. Mine is pretty much original except for the brake levers since it had been converted to flat bars
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Is it Columbus SLX?
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I know that the earlier Limongi frames were made in France, so wondering at what point that later Limongi-branded frames appeared after the years when they were produced in New Jersey under Mike Fraysee's Paris-Sport label(?).

I've got one of the older ones, it's a bike that I found to support some of my very best split times and average speeds on rides between Folsom and the low foothills!

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Frame was made in Quebec, like a lot were
gotta a nice 7700 group, mmmm.....
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Mine dates to 1994 Columbus SLX, Cinelli Brake bridge and BB (Italian threading) and fork crown. The build quality is second to none. Even better than the Cinelli I owned. Mine wears DA 7700.
At $300 it would be a bargain at twice that.

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A Limongi thread would be nice, this was spotted in the wild.

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Mine dates to 1994 Columbus SLX, Cinelli Brake bridge and BB (Italian threading) and fork crown. The build quality is second to none. Even better than the Cinelli I owned. Mine wears DA 7700.
At $300 it would be a bargain at twice that.

That's a really nice one.

Feeling the envy...!
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Mine dates to 1994 Columbus SLX, Cinelli Brake bridge and BB (Italian threading) and fork crown. The build quality is second to none. Even better than the Cinelli I owned. Mine wears DA 7700.
At $300 it would be a bargain at twice that.

You must enjoy getting that back wheel out! Beyudiful
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Couple more shots, note the Columbus dove pento on fork crown and seatstays


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