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Old 12-18-11, 11:00 AM
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French randonneur (Ausécache) on eBay

The eBay listing has a lot of photos at the bottom. Some very interesting detail.

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Old 12-18-11, 11:26 AM
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That is one cool bike.
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That is super cool. And nothing changed. I love it. Great details to be sure. The frame do-dads. The crudely done hand painting. The rear reflector. The jelly bar tape. And that cat's head front changer is great. A classic.
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Old 12-24-11, 09:34 AM
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That one went for $1,238.00. I wouldn't have been surprised if it has gone higher.
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Old 12-24-11, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by gerv View Post
That one went for $1,238.00. I wouldn't have been surprised if it has gone higher.
I was expecting a little more. Sadly I missed out on a 650 that Celo Cult was selling and it didnt even break 300.00
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Old 12-24-11, 10:00 AM
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That one went for $1,238.00. I wouldn't have been surprised if it has gone higher.
I am surprised that it did not.
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Beautiful bike, hopefully the new owner will ride it.

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That makes me want to build one of those. I have a pannier itch that needs scratching.
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Old 12-25-11, 03:26 PM
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I sent that listing to a framebuilder friend of mine. The attention to detail is just fantastic.
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Old 12-25-11, 03:37 PM
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Love that bike...
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Old 12-26-11, 05:06 PM
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Yeah when I saw the listing on eBay, I got that OMG feeling. I had a tremendous desire to set up a bike that might look close to this one.

The closest I can think of is maybe a Peugeot from the 1970s. But what modern bike? Maybe a Rivendell or one of those VO frames.

I really have no desire to actually own it though. It would be like owning a museum piece. I would just like to have a more modern bike that looked a bit like this and would be suitable for picnics and light touring and Sunday rides....
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this is the French constructeur version of the Surly Long Haul Trucker. It's not really a randonneuse
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What a wonderful bike! I think it hits all of the current C&V velo notes. It is the type of bike I’ve had stuck in the back of my mind for some time now. It is good to look at a bike of this design. It does seem a little more on the touring side. That crank is amazing.

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I'm excited to have won this beauty. It's in transit and can't stop thinking about what level of restoration I should persue. I will try to post about it once I take delivery.
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Perform necessary maintenance and ride it! Nice bike. Welcome to C&V, Schnebit13.
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I'm excited to have won this beauty. It's in transit and can't stop thinking about what level of restoration I should persue. I will try to post about it once I take delivery.
I for one hope you do not restore it. Keep it period, fix what you have to to make it a safe ride. Please do not destroy all that wonderful patina.
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Clean it up, wax it, and overhaul it. Otherwise, it's perfect as is. Enjoy!!!
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I'm excited to have won this beauty. It's in transit and can't stop thinking about what level of restoration I should persue. I will try to post about it once I take delivery.
Congratulations !

Clean her gently, apply a coat of wax, and make sure she is mechanically 100% before you go sailing.
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I was of the mind to get it back in one piece and repair any issues (not replace) and ride as is. As a collector of other items I have seen way too many people try to "restore" something only to end up ruining it.

Thanks for the welcome & advice.

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Thats a amazing bike. No matter what you buy as long as it is old and well made your always ok.
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i hope i see you riding it around Brooklyn!
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