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Old 11-17-17, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist42
I was thinking it was an Eclair, as it has the front fork low-rider braze-ons.

No matter, as it's vaporride now.
Yes, I missed those and I think you are 100% right on that! Good eye.

Does "vaporride" mean it was sold? Is there a big market for Eclairs?

Originally Posted by Barrettscv
I'm less of a purist and would likely select a Chorus or Record 9-speed. I have Dura Ace 8-speed mini-group that would be acceptable to me. However, the 7-speed Athena is a mid-level group from an earlier era. Someone may have stripped the original group and installed this group as a way of combining a unwanted frameset with an unwanted group that was simply convenient to install.
I didn't think the Athena and Chorus stuff from that period was that far off from one another. I mean, wasn't that Athena more or less just two year old Chorus parts? (again, a genuine question). I see what you mean about 7-speed though, as that does seem particularly desirable.
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I know there's some here who love the old Cannondales, especially the touring models. Here ya go:

Cannondale ST600 Touring, the seller says it's 60cm, but it looks like it could be 58. Looks like they've kept it updated and running well except that the chainrings look a little worn. $280

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/...388089364.html



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Originally Posted by robertorolfo

I didn't think the Athena and Chorus stuff from that period was that far off from one another. I mean, wasn't that Athena more or less just two year old Chorus parts? (again, a genuine question). I see what you mean about 7-speed though, as that does seem particularly desirable.
Chorus 9-speed is a big upgrade over 7-speed Athena. Infact, 9-speed Chorus is a considerable upgrade over 7-speed Record.
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Originally Posted by robertorolfo
Yes, I missed those and I think you are 100% right on that! Good eye.

Does "vaporride" mean it was sold? Is there a big market for Eclairs?
Lotus enjoys a cult following, as do touring bikes, and the Eclair was the second best touring bike offered by Lotus.

Nothing there when I clicked the link today, so vapourware, or in this instance, vapourride?
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv
Chorus 9-speed is a big upgrade over 7-speed Athena. Infact, 9-speed Chorus is a considerable upgrade over 7-speed Record.
Right, but isn't that like a 5+ year jump? What are your thoughts on the 8-speed stuff?

Originally Posted by machinist42
Lotus enjoys a cult following, as do touring bikes, and the Eclair was the second best touring bike offered by Lotus.

Nothing there when I clicked the link today, so vapourware, or in this instance, vapourride?
Yes, I've delved into the Lotus stuff a little bit. They were a Long Island company (management, of course, not production), which I like, and I'm more than happy with my two examples. Even had a fellow Lotus rider stop me on the street once, after yelling "Hey Lotus!" at me.

Speaking of which, not bad for Columbus SL and such good condition: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lotus-Legen....c100005.m2219
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Screaming deal, Miyata Ridgerunner for $100. Looks like it's original except for that god-awful stem/handlebar combination. 18" frame size (I would've grabbed it if it was 19.5"!!)

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...390423289.html

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Originally Posted by Piff
Screaming deal, Miyata Ridgerunner for $100. Looks like it's original except for that god-awful stem/handlebar combination. 18" frame size (I would've grabbed it if it was 19.5"!!)

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...390423289.html

Cool bike!
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Did anyone see the Centurion Pro Tour without the wheels in the Seattle Craigslist? I went back to look at it again and the listing is no longer there, maybe it sold.


Not that I need another Pro Tour, but if the price is right...
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv
Chorus 9-speed is a big upgrade over 7-speed Athena. Infact, 9-speed Chorus is a considerable upgrade over 7-speed Record.

Yes.

In fact, campy could have held time in place as far as 9 or 10 speed Chorus (alloy or CF) is concerned.

Exceptional gear.
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Originally Posted by gomango
Yes.

In fact, campy could have held time in place as far as 9 or 10 speed Chorus (alloy or CF) is concerned.

Exceptional gear.
Except the rear derailleur pivot bolt housing. They're just slightly more durable than thin glass.
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https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bi...387677727.html

Men's Specialized Sequoia Touring 18 Speed Bike - $350 (Framingham)












Men's Specialized Sequoia Touring 18 Speed Bike. Has a 20.5" seat post. In very good original condition. Bike is full of high end components. $350 or best offer. Please call 508-241-7206. NO TEXTS.
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Bianchi Campione D'Italia - $550 (chelmsford)



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make / manufacturer: bianchi
a great bike in nice original condition
59cm ctc seat tube - 58.5cm ctc top tube
for riders aprox 6'1" to 6'4"
campagnolo mirage 8 speed drive train and brakes
campagnolo mexico wheels
original saddle
1 1/8 adaptor and stem for easy change
look clipless pedals included
has some scratches but looks great overall ... no dents or cracks
cash only
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Centurion Iron Man Dave Scott - $100 (Mayodan)



"This Dave Scott bike is in good condition. . This bike is part of an estate sale. 12 speed, 26in tires. $100 or best offer."

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/bi...392442526.html
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Originally Posted by machinist42
Centurion Iron Man Dave Scott - $100 (Mayodan)



"This Dave Scott bike is in good condition. . This bike is part of an estate sale. 12 speed, 26in tires. $100 or best offer."

https://greensboro.craigslist.org/bi...392442526.html
A steal!
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Everybody's favorite brand, austro daimler. It was difficult, but I think I have deduced from the crappy ad picture that it's a SLE model, so 531 tubes.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/...371967983.html

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The SL-E has butted 531 main tubes, is not full 531. One step down from the full 531 Inter 10 of the era.
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Everybody's favorite brand, austro daimler. It was difficult, but I think I have deduced from the crappy ad picture that it's a SLE model, so 531 tubes.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/...371967983.html

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More detail and pix would be welcome. Looks like later stem and bars, but the rest looks fairly original. And are those Bluemels alloy Airweight fenders?

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...389023300.html

RARE 1975 DAWES PINK ROAD BIKE REYNOLDS 531 FRAM - $375 (CHESTER)



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This Claude Butler on the L.A. Craigslist is pretty great for $220

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Originally Posted by thumpism
More detail and pix would be welcome. Looks like later stem and bars, but the rest looks fairly original. And are those Bluemels alloy Airweight fenders?

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...389023300.html

RARE 1975 DAWES PINK ROAD BIKE REYNOLDS 531 FRAM - $375 (CHESTER)



IN LIKE NEW SHAPE
Very cool, looks like its gone already
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51cm 3Rensho Track frame, a little beat up but these are rare and only $650
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
If pink is your thing this could be interesting - $75 bid start, possibly a low-cost project with Tenax tubing. Looks to be in great shape, hardly ridden. Seller is a bit ambiguous on shipping - First he says he won't ship, local pickup or he'll deliver in a limited area. Then further down in the notes he says he'll update Wednesday with FedEx costs.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-80s...53.m1438.l2649

got it. $128.50 plus shipping. estimated bike flights at $78. Works for me
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got it. $128.50 plus shipping. estimated bike flights at $78. Works for me
Excellent!
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It ain't cheap. But it is orange.

1973 Atala Professional, apparently owned by seller since '75. $600
...Looking at SN, might actually be a '71?
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This looks like it was in a time capsule. Only $200.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik...393503500.html

1985 schwinn le tour luxe very nice - $200




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Trek Bicycle and all accessories - $100 (Wheatstone Lane)









"12 Speed Vintage Trek Bicycle
Vintage (1982)
Model # 412
Good condition
Comes with all accessories shown (Trek Helmet, Bag and car carrier)
Buyer must pick up in North Raleigh
Cash only"

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