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Posted By exxongraftek

This is really getting good now! The subject...

This is really getting good now! The subject frame has track dropouts to which a hanger has been welded.
(If that is brazing, shame on the brazer for not filing soft brass down any better.)
In the...
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Posted By exxongraftek

When you said this was a "gorgeous" bicycle, then...

When you said this was a "gorgeous" bicycle, then all bets are off regarding "value."

Seeing a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and desiring to own it easily make something overpriced into a...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Thank you for the pic assist, curbtender! My...

Thank you for the pic assist, curbtender!

My main interest here is solely academic. I want opinions on the value b/c I have a very similar part group on one of my herd.
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Posted By exxongraftek

https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1955...

https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19554470_791655984330426_1270180100308442084_n.jpg?oh=c606b7bc4201fb595202bec2a66a9a3e&oe=59C5A1A2

I'll see if this works...
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Posted By exxongraftek

This is getting interesting! Agree with Rusty, we...

This is getting interesting! Agree with Rusty, we NEED to see the other dropout.
Those are indeed Bocama lugs and that looks like a track fork crown. The tips of the lugs were thinned, so some...
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Posted By exxongraftek

+1 on the repair. These are one of the few newer...

+1 on the repair. These are one of the few newer carbon bikes I have a soft spot for.
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Posted By exxongraftek

The second bike shop I wrenched at was a...

The second bike shop I wrenched at was a Kabuki/Roberts dealer. Odd mix perhaps, but it worked for him, as did I.

He paid me in Campagnolo SR and Regina Titanium parts at retail credit for my...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Koga Miyata - What's it Worth?

Stumbled on this listing, I have no interest to buy it, nor am I related to the seller in any way.

However, I'm interested in opinions on value of:
1. the part group (because I have one),
2....
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Posted By exxongraftek

I believe that to be Ben Serotta's signature. If...

I believe that to be Ben Serotta's signature. If that is a real signature and not a decal, that should add a few dollars to the value...
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Posted By exxongraftek

The entry resurrecting this zombie thread is not...

The entry resurrecting this zombie thread is not an NOS model, as evidenced by the dirty BB.

Welcome to the forums Adrudi!

Try uploading your photos to an external site or (as I do) decrease...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Both the front and rear derailleurs pictured are...

Both the front and rear derailleurs pictured are Shimano branded. Perhaps the text is confusing?

The notation in the text "Derailleur - Custom A" refers to the crankset, not the derailleurs.
...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Boy's frames of this style and from this era are...

Boy's frames of this style and from this era are collectible to many.

Even (especially?) a less-often-seen brand like Pegas.
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Posted By exxongraftek

Well said, bargainguy! I'd be a smidge lower on...

Well said, bargainguy! I'd be a smidge lower on value though, say $250 if cleaned and de-stickered.
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Posted By exxongraftek

There can be valid engineering reasons to mount a...

There can be valid engineering reasons to mount a rear caliper brake on the inside of the seatstays.

The fact that this example was one forced by the presence of brake bosses does not negate those...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Looks like a "Hinault" Stronglight roller-bearing...

Looks like a "Hinault" Stronglight roller-bearing headset. Dunno if that's original spec but it's a personal favorite.
Very lightweight yet very durable. Great study in bike component engineering.
...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Weston

Weston
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Posted By exxongraftek

The seat post design was a method of moving...

The seat post design was a method of moving riders closer to the handlebars and is period-accurate if not original. Concerning is the lack of stem binder bolt, hopefully the wedge is still locked in...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Since the current owner has the seat post buried...

Since the current owner has the seat post buried in the frame, I hope you have longer legs than his. You'll want to make sure he has not damaged the seat lug (by tightening it on the possibly tapered...
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Posted By exxongraftek

I suspect we may be looking at a 35" standover...

I suspect we may be looking at a 35" standover height, not a 35" frame. If pictures get posted. Otherwise we're looking at text.
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Posted By exxongraftek

PLEASE check to make sure that the seat post is...

PLEASE check to make sure that the seat post is fully inserted into the clamp that is holding the seat on.

It looks like it is only partially inserted - and I doubt you're looking for a DIY...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Columbus Thron & aftermarket fork do not make...

Columbus Thron & aftermarket fork do not make this a highly collectible bike.
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Posted By exxongraftek

Harlan Meyer built his frames and components from...

Harlan Meyer built his frames and components from aluminum due, in part, to the fact it tends to not fail as suddenly/catastrophically as harder metals such as steel.

Your concept of "waiting and...
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Posted By exxongraftek

You did just fine...

Looking at the parts, you have at least what you paid for the whole bike just in part of the parts, should you choose to part it out. I don't think your frame is low-end but I'd verify it really is...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Agreed, your best bet is to part this out since...

Agreed, your best bet is to part this out since it's not your size. These are nice parts, but too mismatched. The brake levers are Modolo Kronos but the calipers are not, for example, but those...
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Posted By exxongraftek

There's close to $500 in the unrestored...

There's close to $500 in the unrestored components alone, and the frame on top of that.
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Posted By exxongraftek

Made for 2 years, 2002, 2003. Wish someone would...

Made for 2 years, 2002, 2003. Wish someone would gift me a $2500 MSRP bike!
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Posted By exxongraftek

That is a Pretty Thing right there.

That is a Pretty Thing right there.
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Posted By exxongraftek

IMHO if the frame is your size and is your dream...

IMHO if the frame is your size and is your dream and dream build, then you should do it.
I have a couple of genre-b*st*rds and I find them a total blast to ride - hence my username.
The purchase...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Welcome to the Forums! You have a very handsome...

Welcome to the Forums! You have a very handsome (IMHO) cycle there.
Some may call your bike neither classic nor vintage - but that's their thing. LeMond IS a classic.
If this is the bike you wanted...
05-28-17, 08:14 PM
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Posted By exxongraftek

Repaired TVT methinks...

Looks like a TVT that has had a front-end issue. Someone has repaired the head tube junctions.
I'd be a bit leery of any carbon repair not done personally or by someone who I know is good at it.
I...
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Posted By exxongraftek

$100 is too high. Most thrift stores are no...

$100 is too high. Most thrift stores are no longer the great places to find bike deals, the prices at the ones near me have nearly doubled over the past 4 years. Why? Look up the salary of the CEO of...
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Posted By exxongraftek

My 2

Gorgeous frame. British, most likely mid-80's.
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Posted By exxongraftek

Stamped dropouts suggest lower half of the...

Stamped dropouts suggest lower half of the product line. Others with more knowledge will follow. Good luck!
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Posted By exxongraftek

Whatever you'd pay for it sight unseen. In...

Whatever you'd pay for it sight unseen.

In order to narrow that range a bit, please provide detailed pictures that focus on the chain-side of the bike. Thanks!
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Posted By exxongraftek

The value here would be to someone he!!-bent on...

The value here would be to someone he!!-bent on restoring a Suntour-equipped bike.
Be prepared to wait a bit if you price yours at $100 and only have one "sold" example at that price.
Cassettes...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Functionally decent, just not regarded as on the...

Functionally decent, just not regarded as on the same exalted level with the Campagnolo & Shimano offerings.
Modolo's spat with Greg LeMond left a bad taste in many US fans' mouths BITD. Image is a...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Is there any sort of marking (like...

Is there any sort of marking (like "Cinelli-Milano") on that steel stem?
Should also have some branding logos (Campagnolo, Shimano, Weinmann, Universal, etc.) on the brakes, hubs, and front...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Looks like one of the older Palo Alto frames...

Looks like one of the older Palo Alto frames (IIRC made by Billato or BMZ?) as that maker used those crowns/caps extensively.

Columbus tubing, likely SL. Worth as much as paid for, maybe a bit...
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Posted By exxongraftek

In light of these unfortunate developments, best...

In light of these unfortunate developments, best to strip to chrome to see what it is.
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Posted By exxongraftek

Yes indeed... Not on sewups he didn't....

Yes indeed...

Not on sewups he didn't. Unless he was REALLY into repairing flat sewups. Or rich.

Mavic GEL 280 rims, some of the lightest ever made. Race day only unless you were around 130...
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Posted By exxongraftek

We need to see pictures of the drive-train side...

We need to see pictures of the drive-train side of the bike, close-ups of the seat cluster, crank, gears, brakes, etc.

Without pictures it turns into a sight-unseen bid war. Or worse, a trollery...
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Posted By exxongraftek

IIRC that is a sweat guard to keep from corroding...

IIRC that is a sweat guard to keep from corroding the frame when ridden on rollers bitd. Agree on all else and would add that the steel cottered crank and spoke disk do not come on most bikes above...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Might be early Shimano changers (maybe even...

Might be early Shimano changers (maybe even proto-Dura-Ace Crane GS) and I've always had a soft spot for those sweet cranks. Enough to buy the pedal tap set. Wonder what those barely-installed...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Always remember you have lots of help here, our...

Always remember you have lots of help here, our prices are the best available (pics of ongoing projects are all we ask) and the occasional heads-up if you have a great deal on something we need. Go...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Likely was afraid to scratch the paint. More.

Likely was afraid to scratch the paint.
More.
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Posted By exxongraftek

Judging by the chip in the head lug I think this...

Judging by the chip in the head lug I think this was not a full repaint.
Odd that the front changer tab and the aero shifter mounts are the only gear-related braze-ons. For $100 you did well. The...
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Posted By exxongraftek

From what I'm reading, your intent is to fix up...

From what I'm reading, your intent is to fix up and ride, not make this a wall-hanger. If so, find a LBS that will pull the crank for you. No sense in buying an obsolete tool to use once. IIRC...
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Posted By exxongraftek

Possible custom order would explain wonky angles....

Possible custom order would explain wonky angles. Lots of people were questioning 73/73 frame angles in this time period.
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