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'49 Frejus

Old 09-18-11, 04:28 PM
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'49 Frejus

for the grail seeker:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-origina...t_22164wt_1274
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Old 09-18-11, 04:33 PM
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That is a very nice example.
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Old 09-18-11, 04:39 PM
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What Otis said.

If the saddle was original, it would have had the oval Brooks logo. Minor quibble, but still worth mentioning.

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Old 09-18-11, 04:46 PM
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Wow!
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I think that is an auction with a hijacked account. I wouldn't offer a nickel. That bike was originally auctioned off 2 weeks ago as seen here, https://www.ebay.com/itm/270804728046...84.m1438.l2649

There is no feedback between the original seller and the new seller. The 15% ebay skims will take any profit and create a large loss even on the full $5K price. It is a loosing auction in every way.

That said, spectacular original example. Stunning.
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Old 09-18-11, 05:04 PM
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Beautiful patina. Wonderful bike.
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
I think that is an auction with a hijacked account. I wouldn't offer a nickel. That bike was originally auctioned off 2 weeks ago as seen here, https://www.ebay.com/itm/270804728046...84.m1438.l2649

There is no feedback between the original seller and the new seller. The 15% ebay skims will take any profit and create a large loss even on the full $5K price. It is a loosing auction in every way.


That said, spectacular original example. Stunning.
Good call. I was wondering why when I checked the seller's other auctions for the rest of the "collection" he states he is selling it was all non cycling stuff.
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Old 09-18-11, 05:18 PM
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OMG it even has its own fire extinguisher! What a bike!

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Old 09-18-11, 05:21 PM
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When I saw the "CO2" thing mentioned in the description, I pictured one of those modern jobs. Who knew? Well, I didn't.
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Old 09-18-11, 05:22 PM
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Should this auction be reported to ebay?
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Old 09-18-11, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
OMG it even has its own fire extinguisher! What a bike!
I've seen pictures of these old school CO2 pumps. Never seen one stand-alone for sale. It would be a nifty item to buy.
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Old 09-18-11, 06:36 PM
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i love the quick release and RD levers - amazing bike for anyones collection
anyone got 5 G's i can borrow?
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I've seen pictures of these old school CO2 pumps. Never seen one stand-alone for sale. It would be a nifty item to buy.
I have one laying around somewhere.
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Old 09-19-11, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
I've seen pictures of these old school CO2 pumps. Never seen one stand-alone for sale. It would be a nifty item to buy.
I bought a Pennine from this seller a few weeks ago, he has another one with a few hours to go.
more details here on the Pennine.
You need to source 8gm non-treaded co2 cannisters, and they appear to be available from cake equipment suppliers
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Old 09-19-11, 04:26 PM
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Says listing was removed...
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If one were to buy this bike, or any similar bike, what do you do with it? Do you ride it? Do you house it in a museum?

The trivial answer is, "It's yours, do with it what you want". That doesn't seem quite satisfactory for pieces like this in good condition with some rarity. Isn't there more to it?

Can someone please snag an overview photo and post it, herein. We are about to lose pictures of this great, old bike.

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Old 09-19-11, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Mills View Post
If one were to buy this bike, or any similar bike, what do you do with it? Do you ride it? Do you house it in a museum?

The trivial answer is, "It's yours, do with it what you want". That doesn't seem quite satisfactory for pieces like this in good condition with some rarity. Isn't there more to it?

Can someone please snag an overview photo and post it, herein. We are about to lose pictures of this great, old bike.
No worries, I broke copyright law and downloaded all of the pictures.

And there really isn't more to it. I have an older nickel-plated Frejus that I ride. I could argue it is rarer than the bike being discussed here. When I don't ride it, it is hanging on the wall of my basement. I have pictures on the web for the world to see. I am happy to answer any questions someone may have. But all in all, I bought it to ride because that is what I want to do with it.
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I have owned this cycle for a number of years and is from my own personal collection which I am now slowly disposing of and represents the quality of what I have collected over the last fifty years or so.

This line from the original auction is intriguing, not that I have a mind to bid, or the means to do so. Still, it will be interesting to see what comes next. Really cool stuff, I imagine.
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I have an older nickel-plated Frejus that I ride.
...To the envy of the rest here. What a great bike.
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I have owned this cycle for a number of years and is from my own personal collection which I am now slowly disposing of and represents the quality of what I have collected over the last fifty years or so.

This line from the original auction is intriguing, not that I have a mind to bid, or the means to do so. Still, it will be interesting to see what comes next. Really cool stuff, I imagine.
Now he has a restored bianchi, https://www.ebay.com/itm/BIANCHI-1960...item3f0e2edeca

Last week he had a sweet Osgear, https://www.ebay.com/csc/mill2560/m.h...=p3911.c0.m283
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
I've seen pictures of these old school CO2 pumps. Never seen one stand-alone for sale. It would be a nifty item to buy.
search ebay.Fr. for gonfleur or gonfleur pneu.
they do come up from time to time.
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