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1980s SIMONCINI bought dirt cheap at the LBS (consignment sale) EYE CANDY gallery

Old 12-29-11, 04:11 PM
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1980s SIMONCINI bought dirt cheap at the LBS (consignment sale) EYE CANDY gallery

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Hoss, That is beautiful!
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Originally Posted by Oldpeddaller View Post
Hoss, That is beautiful!
Thank you!
I put it on the Chicago CL in July 2011 for a crazy high price and sold it the same day for cash to a buyer who drove 200 miles. Had a guy in Georgia wanting me to sell it to him before the first buyer arrived. It was a test just to see if anyone would bite.. And my price was what I thought to be way high. I made an unreal profit and regretted selling it five minutes after it was gone.

Either I am an astute bike flipper or I sold it way too cheap.

But from what I see on the CL, ebay, on this forum, 1980s bikes selling for more than a grand is rare. Maybe I had a Faberge egg and didn't know it?

I do know that there is not much on Simoncini on the net and their web site is very small and not updated. When I Googled the company there was some info about them but they don't seem to be hugely famous or anything.

A weird deal. I wish I still had this bike! Darn it!

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Unless it doesn't fit me, I'd have a tough time parting with a bike that beautiful and well-equipped. In my book, that's a keeper. I'd always be fiddling with it to make it better, like changing tires, bar tape, cable color, or whatever, but I would not have gotten rid of her. Must have rode like a dream....
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Well, if the truth be known, many (even most) of us have sold a bike or two that we later regretted selling.
The upside, Hoss, is that sooner or later, you will stumble on another great bike.
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I have seller's remorse more than I care to say BUT with a 1000.00 you can go shopping for more bikes
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frame was really nice, but the parts weren't anything special, probably a victory or triomphe group, those are pretty easily obtainable for reasonable price.
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Old 12-29-11, 10:42 PM
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As long as you didnt sell the Celica your fine.
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Is that Victory or Triomphe, Hoss? I'm in the minority, I think, but I love that chunky angular design.
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Is that Victory or Triomphe, Hoss? I'm in the minority, I think, but I love that chunky angular design.
That's Triomphe, and I really love that RD inset.
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Is that Victory or Triomphe, Hoss? I'm in the minority, I think, but I love that chunky angular design.
Looking at the Velo database, it seems to be Triomphe

Here is the link -
http://velobase.com/ViewGroup.aspx?GroupID=6fcbebf5-b6ea-4beb-8dbb-782865a31640

But the shifters seem to be Victory as they have no taper.. Some of this stuff you really have to look closely at.

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That's hotness! I love it
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