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

Old 09-07-16, 06:16 PM
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Girondelle Classic 1970's bicycle


"Girondelle Classic 1970's This is a rare find. French man's racing bike. Needs service. Front wheel light automatically comes on when riding. Original owner stored since early 1980's. Mike"

Girondelle - Hirondelle?

Viking made a model called Girondelle; I'd like to see more of this. Water bottle cage is classy, it's probably what the seller says it is.
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Wilkins bike frame, will post from the UK, those lugs are humdingers. Check those lugs out, Great Britain had so many fine frame-makers. '60s they say?

Vtg 60s 70s Brian Wilkins Track racing bicycle frame Bike steel Retro Fixed | eBay





This is an old 60s or 70s light weight Brian Wilkins of The Harrow Road London hand made steel racing Bicycle frame (probably 531 tubing). It is a lovely old frame with scratches and a couple of slight dings in the rear triangle (see close up pics , they only really notice when you run your finger along the tubing. The headset and bottom bracket both need servicing. It measures 58.5 cm (23 inches) from the top of the seat tube to the middle of the bottom bracket, and 56 cm (22 inches) from the middle of the headset to the middle of the seat tube. It has sat in a shed for the many years. It is 120 mm between the rear stays and 100 mm between the forks. It is in Midhurst in West Sussex for collection or I am happy to parcel it up and post it in the UK for Ł18. International shipping will be charged at cost. Payment by cheque (UK only), or Paypal (UKŁ or US$) only. Payment must be received within 10 days of the auction end. If you have negative or no feedback, please email me before bidding.
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A VERY RARE 1938 VINTAGE RACING BICYCLE, FABULOUS CONDITION, BICI D'EPOCA CORSA | eBay
"1938 J.G. GRAVES SPEED KING RACING BICYCLE BELIEVED TO BE THE SILVER EAGLE MODEL"

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Originally Posted by CuttersRidge
A VERY RARE 1938 VINTAGE RACING BICYCLE, FABULOUS CONDITION, BICI D'EPOCA CORSA | eBay
"1938 J.G. GRAVES SPEED KING RACING BICYCLE BELIEVED TO BE THE SILVER EAGLE MODEL"

Sturmey Archer Hub.




That's pretty cool...I wonder what the tubing is?
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Old Cannondale street bike....100.00 firm Calls only
Not quite sure what's going on here...this is almost a wacky world candidate. If I'm not mistaken, it looks like this is a mid- to late-80s SR frame, but somebody put new decals on it. If I'm right, though, it's a fairly decent price for the frame and fork alone.

The plastic top tube brake cable guides look like they've been snapped off, but vintagecannondale.com has replacements, as well as the original decals.

Can anyone else tell from the one picture what's up with this one? If it were closer I'd go check it out myself, maybe haggle down a bit depending on the condition of the frame/components.

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https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bik/5755149158.html

[B]local city, day tripper, or full on touring bike - $166
Oh wow, I think I've found my n+1 project bike. That looks like a nice ride. Anyone able to hold it for me until I'm able to get up to Boston!?
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Trek Frameset with cranks, $80 in Humboldt Park, Chicago (around the corner from my old place) $80
https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bop/5767564448.html

Cheapskate special, lugged 90s hybrid bike sans wheels, add 700c wheelset for poor man's beater or gravel grinder.
$20 in Wooddale, IL, suburbs of Chicago.
Wheeler 3000 Crossline Hybrid 23'' Frame

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not my cup of tea but maybe someone might like an older Fuji Grand Touring https://fortwayne.craigslist.org/bik/5760142388.html
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Largish Raleigh Alyeska tourer for only $100! Looks clean, maybe little used?

Raleigh Alyeska Touring bicycle vintage 18 speed
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Sometimes I know others like bikes like this. I myself am no expert. $200 seems to be on the high side.

1980s UNIVEGA Sportour 12 speed road bike Shimano 600 54cm
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Largish Raleigh Alyeska tourer for only $100! Looks clean, maybe little used?

Raleigh Alyeska Touring bicycle vintage 18 speed


Nice, slightly tall.

I read the other day, someone rant on riding an even lower-level early '80s Raleigh, the Wyoming, 2000 miles on a tour. I don't think the Wyoming is even a touring bike per se.

I'm sure some of these bikes are outstanding.

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There lineup was something like

Portage
Kodiak
Aleskya
Wyoming

Per Touring Bikes.

Sheldon: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroral...5/pages/2.html

Also: https://simplicityvintagecycles.com/...hase/#comments

I'm sure they are nice, sharp color scheme.

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Raleigh alyeska and motobecane mirage

Is it the Alyeska model from Raleigh that was thought to be such a good touring bike? I think there is actually one more sought after (the Porter) but this one is pretty good all the same and only $125 out of Eau Claire Wisconsin.
I got an '85 Alyeska back in '86. The right-side seatstay-to-seattube weld broke around 10 years ago. I got it re-welded for $20 and it was good for a time, but it broke again last year in the same spot. I loved the bike, but I got it when I was 16 and I think I've grown a little since then; I'd probably be more comfortable on the next size up.

The Alyeska was at the bottom of their touring line at the time. I think the next step up was the Kodiak, then the Portage at the top of the range. I've never ridden the Kodiak or the Portage.

I don't remember the Wyoming mentioned in the post above, but I guess the Alyeska wasn't the bottom of the touring line.

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vintage panasonic sport deluxe road bike


"for sale vintage panasonic sport deluxe road bike 10 speed it is in great shape for it age..."

Usually, the Panasonics one sees are not this old. Though the single picture does not say a lot, it looks to be I'd say 1976.
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Originally Posted by RichSPK
I got an '85 Alyeska back in '86. The right-side seatstay-to-seattube weld broke around 10 years ago. I got it re-welded for $20 and it was good for a time, but it broke again last year in the same spot. I loved the bike, but I got it when I was 16 and I think I've grown a little since then; I'd probably be more comfortable on the next size up.

The Alyeska was at the bottom of their touring line at the time. I think the next step up was the Kodiak, then the Portage at the top of the range. I've never ridden the Kodiak or the Portage.

I don't remember the Wyoming mentioned in the post above, but I guess the Alyeska wasn't the bottom of the touring line.
@RichSPK

One year the Alyeska might have been the bottom touring model but another year, it may have been second from the bottom looking at the '85 and '86 catalogs.

Yes, I've known of those stories of stays breaking, saw one bike at Pedal Room, I'm not sure which Raleigh it was.

This post has a comment where it said they had one of the stays break too.
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RACING BICYCLE VINTAGE PEUGEOT BERTIN BOBET




"FOR SALE: WONDERFULL FRENCH CLASSIC FROM THE 60'S. ORIGINAL CONDITION LOUISON BOBET. FRAME IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH GREAT PATINA. SIZE IS 23". STRONGLIGHT CRANKSET. HURET DERAILLIEURS, NORMANDY HUBS, MAVIC RIMS, FRAME FULL REYNOLDS 531, MAFAC RACER CENTER PULL BRAKES, EARLY GENERATION SILCA PUMP. NEEDS A BIT OF TLC GREAT CLASSIC RIDE. EMAIL FOR MORE INFO."

Full Bobet bike. 531 claimed.



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Small frame Zebrakenko - $75 in Florida Golden Sports Zebrakenko Vintage Bike

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
That's pretty cool...I wonder what the tubing is?
Most likely Accles & Pollock or Reynolds.

Update from EBay text...

ALL BICYCLE FRAMES MANUFACTURED BY J. G. GRAVES WERE BUILT WITH REYNOLDS TUBING, WERE THEN GALVANIZED AND GIVEN 4 COATS OF BLACK STOVE ENAMEL !

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Interesting thing thing about this Graves. The Lugs are the same type used by Hercules at that time. Not saying the tubing isn't AP but "lightweight" is a relative concept. Also same brake calipers, stays and brake levers as my Hercules Renown too.

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
That's pretty cool...I wonder what the tubing is?
That one sure has character. Amazing if in fact original finish. The description is vague on exact tubing but reads:

ALL BICYCLE FRAMES MANUFACTURED BY J. G. GRAVES WERE BUILT WITH REYNOLDS TUBING, WERE THEN GALVANIZED AND GIVEN 4 COATS OF BLACK STOVE ENAMEL

edit: Sorry about that ST33, missed your above comment.
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I know of a '70s bike, I looked it up on the web and the catalog made a big deal about how it was given 3 coats of paint.
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Mulling this over; I haven't absorbed this fully yet. It's kind of confusing to read, a "replica" but other than the price, over $2000, at least one can look at it. Oh, darn, it's too big for me! Looks a bit like a bike one would see at your special vintage bike websites.

The write-up below of this bike apparently made in Canada sounds like an individual designed it in honor of the LeJeune Campeur.


Lejune Campeur Replica


Bonjour bike people of Montreal!

Reduced from $2950 to $2450. Much less than building this bike from parts and having the frame built.

Will ship. Should be approximately $125 in Canada.

This is a replica/inspired by a classic Lejeune bike called the Campeur. I think VO has a model by that name. Not near as nice.

Built with columbus and reynolds tubing. Compass bikes fork crown, reynolds imperial oval blades.

Selling my custom randonneur/touring bike I had built 3 years ago.

62cm seat tube - 57cm top tube

Low trail geometry optimized for a front load.

Tall and short, perfect for tall people with shorter torsos (like me).

I love the bike, but want to do version 2.0 with slightly different sizing and want to start with a clean slate.

The frame and fork were built in Toronto by a friend.

You can read about that here:

cyclops: 650B project, and a defective crown

cyclops: Front triangle

cyclops: A bunch of racks

The bike is a 650B randonneuring/touring bike with racks, fenders, lights, etc.

The bike has some nice ($$$) goodies on it:

- 3 x 8 drivetrain. SunRingle chainrings with XTR cassette.

- Dura ace 8 speed bar end shifters.

- Nitto Noodle 48cm heat treated bar.

- Nitto tallux stem 7cm.

- Supernova E3 Pro with matching tail light (brightest out there). Through frame wiring, super clean. Everything soldered and sealed with heat shrink tubing.

- Light custom mounted on custom randonneur rack to accept a handlebar bag (I never got around to that project). You can buy any one you want and it should mount with a different decaleur.

- Schmidt dynamo hub (the best on the market)

- Custom rack system that allows the removal of the front lowrider racks if desired. Everything bolts together.

- Wheels are 650B Velocity Synergy rims (rear offset). Rear hub is Shimano Tiagra, and front is Schmidt dynamo.

- Grand Bois Hetre 42c tires.

- Schwalbe tubes.

Assembled by an experienced mechanic and kept in great shape.

In 3 years I had a couple of small falls on streetcar tracks which resulted in scrapes, some to the bike and mostly to my body.

Get in touch to see the bike.

Jeremy

road, touring, 650b, custom, reynolds, columbus, hand made, steel, orange, ultegra, dura ace, 105, campagnolo, soma, surly, all city, salsa, trek, giant, specialized, norco, bianchi, raleigh, kona, bridgestone, rivendell, mercian
In action. I guess this is before the renovation, more pix at link.



Obviously, not the seller. Oh, and I'd be a bit down on the new crank they put on.
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I never heard of this name. Forgive me, I know some of what I post is not that great and the bottom bracket here, is freaked out, it's just a fixie frame.

Steelwool Limited 55cm frameset





It is somewhat out of the ordinary because the 4130 double butted
frame uses stainless steel lugs and dropouts and has been silver
brazed. If you prefer TIG welded frames you are out of luck.

Even more out of the ordinary is its use of an eccentric bottom
bracket for chain tensioning. This allows for the use of vertical
dropouts which make wheel installation and removal easy and
allow for neater fender mounting.

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Eclectic.
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Originally Posted by CuttersRidge
I never heard of this name. Forgive me, I know some of what I post is not that great and the bottom bracket here, is freaked out, it's just a fixie frame.

Steelwool Limited 55cm frameset







Eclectic.
neat post. don't be so hard on yourself. (though I haven't seen the others... )
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Off of the Detroit area Craig's List; Motobecane Grand Sprint, Vitus Tubing, 24 and a half lbs. https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog...specs_2_79.jpg

In Holly Michigan, this is a real good deal at $100 if it is still there, 24 days ago.

French-made Motorbecane Men's Bicycle



Amazing.
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Colin Laing for sale

Saw this on the Annapolis CL today. If I could only justify spending $700 right now it would be in my car.

Colin Laing Steel Lugged Campagnolo Brooks Nitto Custom Road Bicycle
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