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Old 08-01-07, 03:25 PM
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Casati Gold Line and Casati in General

I recently saw a 1987 Casati Gold Line for sale with Ofmega mistral crank and bottom bracket, AER brakes, Campy SR front derailleur and shifters, Shimano rear derailleur, Ofmega hubs and Mavic rims. The bike is in decent condition, with a few minor paint scrapes here and there. What is a fair price for this bike?

In general, how does Casati compare to other Italian makers such as Colnago and Cinelli? What are the best models? Thanks.
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In general, how does Casati compare to other Italian makers such as Colnago and Cinelli?
Ray Dobbins owns one (a Gold Line, no less). That's good enough for me.



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I own one (a Gold Line, no less). That's good enough for me.
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I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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Old 08-02-07, 01:01 AM
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So what's a fair price for the bike I described? Thanks.
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i love my Casati !
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Old 08-02-07, 05:53 AM
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hope pic works this time !(duh !)
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Old 08-02-07, 07:44 PM
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So Gold Line owners -- how much did you pay for your bikes? I'm trying to get an idea of how much I should offer. Thanks.
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bump bump bump.
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Some guesswork: with the ICS gruppo, over $1000 in top condition, maybe quite a bit over. In lesser condition with a mix of parts, $700-800. Again, guesswork, but since no one else seems to want to hazard a guess ...

In terms of where Casati rates, I'd love to have one. they made some price-point bikes, but for the top models, I'd say top-tier. As good as Colnago, and probably better (as a bit less common).
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I paid $80 for the frameset.
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Originally Posted by x37 View Post
I recently saw a 1987 Casati Gold Line for sale with Ofmega mistral crank and bottom bracket, AER brakes, Campy SR front derailleur and shifters, Shimano rear derailleur, Ofmega hubs and Mavic rims. The bike is in decent condition, with a few minor paint scrapes here and there. What is a fair price for this bike?

In general, how does Casati compare to other Italian makers such as Colnago and Cinelli? What are the best models? Thanks.
I'm looking at probably the same or almost the same bike as you (it's an '86), so yeah, I'm curious of all of this as well. Anyone else have any idea about Ofmega Mistral components? And a fair price for said bike?
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Some guesswork: with the ICS gruppo, over $1000 in top condition, maybe quite a bit over. In lesser condition with a mix of parts, $700-800. Again, guesswork, but since no one else seems to want to hazard a guess ...
i own one with an ICS and haven't seen any other so far, so i guess the price is what it's worth to you. Too rare for market prices But Gold Line frames are a few around, so i'd say average non-racing-pedigree 80ies steel, 150/200$ for a good frame sounds decent. In the case of the frsme on the pic i wouldn't go higher than 100 because of colour and condition.
In terms of where Casati rates, I'd love to have one. they made some price-point bikes, but for the top models, I'd say top-tier. As good as Colnago, and probably better (as a bit less common).
I buddy of mine who spends a lot of time in frame shops rates Casati's framebuilding second to none except Pegoretti, at least in Italy. It can't be compared to the more factory-like business Colnagos or Pinarellos in my opinion. If a comparison is needed, i'd say Scapin maybe. They are very fine bikes.
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In the case of the frsme on the pic i wouldn't go higher than 100 because of colour and condition.

It can't be compared to the more factory-like business Colnagos or Pinarellos in my opinion. If a comparison is needed, i'd say Scapin maybe.
But we don't have a pic of the bike we're being asked to valuate, correct?
My initial estimate was probably high, as I've researched the topic a bit more. Not for the ICS models, but for a typical 80's parts mix bike, $700-800 is too high. More like $400-600 as a broad range, since I can't see the bike? Again, grain-of-salt guess. Of course, everyone who got the same bike for a song will come out of the woodwork on a thread like this to make sure you know what a great deal they got. I honestly can't say for sure how rare or not rare the Gold Line frames are, I just know that they do come available from time to time. Rarity obviously influences the value potentially quite a bit. Just wanted to amend what I wrote earlier in case it was misleading. I am not a Casati expert, and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Espress last night. I'm going by 80's Italian bike knowledge in general.
Last thing I'll add is that the earlier Pinarellos (late 70's into early 80's) are very nice, very well-made bikes, and probably undervalued. Not factory-like at all, though I won't argue that this may have changed later.
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Casati, you had me at "tuning fork". x37 - go geddit.
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Casati Gold Line 1987

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hope pic works this time !(duh !)
I just bought this Mint Casati for $2500 US.. Can't believe I found it in the basement of an old bike shop.. Never been ridden..
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Old 12-27-14, 06:13 PM
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Very nice! I've always wanted one; I even shamelessly own a Casati jersey that I wear when I ride my French bikes.
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Whatwolf, yours truly, and about ten other likely owners got their mileage out of this Casati Gold Line S.

Really a fun bike.

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