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eBay / CraigsList finds - "Are you looking for one of these!?" Part II

Old 08-30-16, 04:58 PM
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Possible Motobecane Le Champion - $275 - Crown Heights Brooklyn

Frame colors look like it might be an early 70s Le Champion. Ad is short on information.

Looks very similar to the one in this recent thread https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...-champion.html

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Originally Posted by TimmyT
I know very little about Merckx's, but the visible sticker is pretty clearly 753. The 105 group isn't doing it any favors.

Maybe @KonAaron Snake knows something. I know he's been after a Merckx for a while.
So Merckx did make 753 frames and I see no reason to say it isn't...I have a team Merckx labeled TSX that's 753. Agree on the 105, but parts can be changed. Merckx did have 753 cert builders.

Price seems pretty attractive to me, even with 105.
Originally Posted by MetinUz
Nice looking bike, but I have a feeling it's not 753.
They did use 753 (and even 531)...not seeing anything discluding it and I don't think 753 would give it a premium over SL/SLX. I don't see a reason to lie in this case.

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
So Merckx did make 753 and I see no reason to say it isn't...I have a team Merckx labeled TSX that's 753. Agree on the 105, but parts can be changed. Merckx did have 753 cert builders.

Price seems pretty attractive to me, even with 105.
Hard to tell, but it looks like a repaint. All 753 Merckx I have seen in person have had fastback seatstay attachments, not EM logo caps. But again, there is always an exception with Merckx.
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Old 08-30-16, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by MetinUz
Hard to tell, but it looks like a repaint. All 753 Merckx I have seen in person have had fastback seatstay attachments, not EM logo caps. But again, there is always an exception with Merckx.
Mine has neither, but it's a team bike, so who knows.

I have seen caps on Merckx labeled 753 frames before, but I'm not certain either.

Either way, it's a complete Merckx for $700. Not bad

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Here is what I mean:

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Originally Posted by hansmanos
How about a 1973 Motobecane Grand Record for $250?

rare Motobecane road bike





I took it so I hope it was a decent deal.
In LA that would have easily done $300 ..;Paint looks pretty good too..I would certainly have bought it. You did well.
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Zebrakenko Sun in Michigan, 80 bucks - ZEBRAKENKO - SUN

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Zebrakenko Storm mixte in Wisconsin, $190 - Classic Zebrakenko mixte

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Originally Posted by MetinUz
Here is what I mean:

I follow you, but if you look you'll see the treatment on mine is different. Like you said, with Merckx you don't know, and someone could have requested a 753 pro.
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The price on this bike has been going down. My size too. However, I just can't stand those failed decals on vintage Pinarellos. How come they're the only prestigious bike brand that has that problem?


86 Pinarello Montello with TriColor Paint, Campagnolo, Dura Ace - $640 (Santa Ana)


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Originally Posted by hansmanos
How about a 1973 Motobecane Grand Record for $250?
Sweet! I love my Grand Record. I'm going to take it with me when I die.
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Originally Posted by Trueblood
Zebrakenko Sun in Michigan, 80 bucks - ZEBRAKENKO - SUN

Nice looking bike, never heard of the brand which is odd since there is information the internet about the brand. But the first photo makes the fork appear to be slightly bent inward, not sure if that's just the way the photo was taken of if it is indeed bent back. If the fork is bent and the frame is ok the fork could be bent back by an LBS with the proper tools.
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Not a high-end Motobecane, but at $100 OBO, this seems like a bit of all right.


Vintage Touring/Racing/Road Bicycle Motobecane Jubilee Sport
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
The price on this bike has been going down. My size too. However, I just can't stand those failed decals on vintage Pinarellos. How come they're the only prestigious bike brand that has that problem?
I think that Pinarello decals were applied on top of the clear coat

Here's a nice looking Team Miyata in Madison, WI for $200, the seller says he will also throw in a NOS Ultegra crankset. Love the paint.

1987 Team Miyata Road Bike

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Urago bicycle antique

1950s Urago in Davis, CA for $450 - looks like it might clean up nicely, and has a neat derailleur system!

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Originally Posted by NJgreyhead
Not a high-end Motobecane, but at $100 OBO, this seems like a bit of all right.


Vintage Touring/Racing/Road Bicycle Motobecane Jubilee Sport
Seller says they'll accept any reasonable offer. I'd toss out $60 for an offer and be content settling between $70-75. It's not like it's super high-end but the Jubilee models were (IMO) just as good as Peugeot's better P10 variants on frame quality and properties, but the drivetrain was normally better.
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988
Urago bicycle antique

1950s Urago in Davis, CA for $450 - looks like it might clean up nicely, and has a neat derailleur system!
Is that a red bread tie holding it on towards the seat tube? Yikes...

Guess they weren't comfortable reaching another 8" to the DT to shift?
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Creative brake routing.
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Speaking of brakes, here's an elusive Weinmann Turbo caliper. Seller has two available.

Vintage Weinmann HP Turbo Brake Switzerland 1980s | eBay

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Wow, that's awesome. So the pads are attached to spring-loaded pistons and push in when the cables are drawn tight and spin the outer ring? Or am I not getting the gist? When were those made/sold?
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Mid 80's era. Over engineered but definitely unique. The ebay listed set are likely an early version and if you google images, you'll see different and more refined versions. Not much info out there about them but the following link is somewhat helpful.

Weinmann Turbo Bremse | Rennrad-News.de
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Miyata 512 - $85 (S Mpls, MN) (1987)

Miyata 56cm Road Bike



Triple Butted Chromoly frame - very lightweight
Paint is decent condition with only minor scuffing and scratches
Rear tire is new, and front tire is good
Good saddle
Wheels are straight
Best for a rider between 5'7-5'9

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Univega Alpina Uno MTB tourer - $80 (Saint Louis Park, MN)

Univega Alpina Uno MTB tourer



Nice Tange triple butted cro moly frame with a 29 1/2" stand over. Should fit 5'5"-5'8". Straight 26" wheels with nice tires. Fully tuned all gears and brakes work. This is a very well built bike. Ready to ride. Perfect for a campus cruiser or winter bike. Cash only please.
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Originally Posted by Clang
Miyata 512 - $85 (S Mpls, MN) (1987)

Miyata 56cm Road Bike



Triple Butted Chromoly frame - very lightweight
Paint is decent condition with only minor scuffing and scratches
Rear tire is new, and front tire is good
Good saddle
Wheels are straight
Best for a rider between 5'7-5'9

*Needs a thorough tune up!!
CASH ONLY!! PRICE IS FIRM FIRM FIRM (low ballers ignored)

****Will NOT hold. Let me know when you are on your way.
GONE in 45 minutes!
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