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Posted By SoccerBallXan

You will need to offer what you are comfortable...

You will need to offer what you are comfortable with, without being pushy. The bicycle is very well set up and I am sure you are either dealing with a flipper or someones pride and joy. Sturdy bones,...
04-15-21, 07:32 PM
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Views: 440
Posted By SoccerBallXan

It seems to be a toss up as to what was recorded...

It seems to be a toss up as to what was recorded by Colin. I have seen half of the frames with serial numbers, and another half without. Some of the nice examples Iíve seen and owned have been...
04-15-21, 05:12 PM
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Views: 440
Posted By SoccerBallXan

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1194453...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1194453-frames-framebuilding-1970-1979-colin-laing.html

Iím sure youíll enjoy this read. Stark similarities.
04-15-21, 03:26 PM
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Views: 440
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Colin Laing? Heart cutouts and bottom bracket...

Colin Laing? Heart cutouts and bottom bracket treatment make me assume so. Do tell, show more!

e: as well as seat stay treatment, lug lining, and tubing choice.
04-09-21, 11:36 AM
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Views: 2,565
Posted By SoccerBallXan

:roflmao::roflmao: Pagan, a few days late oi!

:roflmao::roflmao:

Pagan, a few days late oi!
04-05-21, 05:14 PM
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Views: 330
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Are the chain stays severely distorted or am I...

Are the chain stays severely distorted or am I just tired? :o
03-31-21, 05:47 PM
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Views: 379
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Much like merziac just stated... Strawberry BMX?...

Much like merziac just stated... Strawberry BMX? I wonder if thereís photos of these illusive beasts?

I always wondered why American road bike builders never caught the BMX wave.
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Views: 892
Posted By SoccerBallXan

In my honest opinion, I believe the value has not...

In my honest opinion, I believe the value has not changed from your time of purchase. As another has mentioned, the value in this bike will be the rides and love you give it. You could always offer...
03-23-21, 12:21 AM
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Views: 152
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Head-badge Identification

Hello Fellas,

Iím having issues identifying this head badge and brand. I believe this is an Asian manufacturer, but I might be way off! Maybe someone with better eyes or memory might have a lead?...
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Views: 1,383
Posted By SoccerBallXan

The resident Eddy Merckx expert CyclesMakaron...

The resident Eddy Merckx expert CyclesMakaron chimed in above and it sounds like the paint is original but touched up.

This exact model most likely sold on my local Craigslist at $1,000+ during...
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

:thumb: Nice job, detective. Weíll need to...

:thumb:

Nice job, detective. Weíll need to give you a raise... Some red flags here. In whos barn was this found exactly? :foo:
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Recently, an EM bike was for sale locally for...

Recently, an EM bike was for sale locally for about a year. Same color scheme, high asking price. Was finally taken down during the COVID bike boom... I always wonder if someone bought it.

Owner...
03-09-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,390
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Iím responding that I think itís well worth the...

Iím responding that I think itís well worth the price.

Nice bicycle!
03-09-21, 01:31 PM
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Views: 1,390
Posted By SoccerBallXan

The bike is well worth the price. Check what has...

The bike is well worth the price. Check what has been sold for Rene Herse, Alex Singer, Ernest Czuka and the likes.

With all the fixings, in this size... yaaaaay!
03-03-21, 06:17 PM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Geoff sure did put on his best smile! :p:thumb: ...

Geoff sure did put on his best smile! :p:thumb:
Awesome photos and lovely restoration.

PS: The drillium on the EM Trackís handlebars is AWESOME.
02-26-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Nice upper mid range bicycles to my...

Nice upper mid range bicycles to my understanding. A friend had a Columbus Cromor mountain bike made for (made by?) Yokota. Rode very well.
02-26-21, 05:03 PM
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Views: 562
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Does the pantographing on the fork say Chirico? I...

Does the pantographing on the fork say Chirico? I am unable to see.

Classy and lovely bike.
02-24-21, 10:57 AM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

I was interested in bidding on this and had it...

I was interested in bidding on this and had it bookmarked. I came back today to check on it and sheesh...

I was looking to score for a few dozen dollars. Meanwhile, this one has been sitting...
02-17-21, 03:16 AM
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Views: 1,135
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Reminds me of some funky Landshark paint jobs. ...

Reminds me of some funky Landshark paint jobs.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x500/57684030_e554_49db_9ecb_3611a607154b_3685993e8d84e9b2453850ba7bce80aa215bf123.jpeg
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02-15-21, 12:54 PM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Amazing story. I can only imagine the rush Mr....

Amazing story. I can only imagine the rush Mr. Ritchie must have felt knowing his old steed was still kicking it! Good on you for following up and making it happen. :thumb:
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Lovely! Would you happen to have a full drive...

Lovely! Would you happen to have a full drive side photo of the bike?

Complete Campagnolo Croce D'Aune groupo is probably around $800-1,000. From the brief looks Iím sure the rest could fetch...
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Views: 1,946
Posted By SoccerBallXan

One more thought: if you guys donít like doing...

One more thought: if you guys donít like doing valuations for OP and find responding is ďexhaustingĒ just donít respond. Donít give him the satisfaction of your knowledge. Maybe heíll need to learn...
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

So thatís it? OP just needs to learn more from...

So thatís it? OP just needs to learn more from these threads and sell his bikes to us? Sure thing.

Have a good weekend, and next time, lets lay off the Simpsonís photos during appraisal.
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

I am a tad tired of the superiority that...

I am a tad tired of the superiority that surrounds appraisals on this forum. Either make them a member only feature, or donít berate flippers and novices.

And, as a moderator, itís best to stay as...
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Views: 1,946
Posted By SoccerBallXan

This is a provocative post that was unnecessary...

This is a provocative post that was unnecessary to OPs evaluation. The moderator either needs to follow up with all C&V Appraisal links or not target a single members listing.
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Iím not sure about the issue everyone is...

Iím not sure about the issue everyone is having... OP is doing what many others do...

OP seems to make a living off reselling thrift store items. OP found a bike, has no knowledge of it, and knows...
02-05-21, 04:43 PM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Those polka dots need a Sante group set to go...

Those polka dots need a Sante group set to go with! It would add some ďclass,Ē to the bike I feel.
02-05-21, 02:42 PM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Youíve got to be kidding me... to each their own!...

Youíve got to be kidding me... to each their own!

e: 3 grand...
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Iíd start around $2,000 (maybe a couple hundred...

Iíd start around $2,000 (maybe a couple hundred higher) and move downward accordingly. If I where the cycling buddy, I surely wouldnít want to skimp on my friend for their late familyís prized...
01-28-21, 12:54 PM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Berma Cicli is my guess. I donít have any info,...

Berma Cicli is my guess. I donít have any info, just some quick googling got me this result.

https://steel-vintage.com/berma-classic-road-bike-1970s-detail

The pantograph on the seatstay cap...
01-28-21, 11:50 AM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Iíd hate to be that guy, but whereís evidence to...

Iíd hate to be that guy, but whereís evidence to help reassure me these are all NOS parts?

These sellers have some of the most raaaandom NOS inventory. Stuff that you could find an old box in...
01-19-21, 09:14 PM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

It seems that the entire bottom bracket treatment...

It seems that the entire bottom bracket treatment is Mondonico style. Similar if not the same bridge, cutout, and pantograph style as some of the others I have seen. The time period of the build also...
01-15-21, 02:30 PM
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Views: 399
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Lovely bike. Someone really wanted a Torpado!

Lovely bike. Someone really wanted a Torpado!
01-04-21, 05:42 PM
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Views: 1,289
Posted By SoccerBallXan

This looks like someone went through and bought...

This looks like someone went through and bought every road bike on the local CL. Good in them; better on their SO!
12-31-20, 04:40 PM
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Views: 1,357
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Well... is it a Ford or what?? :p Good...

Well... is it a Ford or what?? :p

Good digging, detective.
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Views: 1,080
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Begs the question: if it is real, whatís the most...

Begs the question: if it is real, whatís the most expensive piece of vintage cycling history? Iím sure this is up there with the minimum asking.
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Lovely bike. I would be all over this if it was...

Lovely bike. I would be all over this if it was for sale near me. I think youíve made a good choice keeping it in the family. :thumb:
12-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,225
Posted By SoccerBallXan

The ďMake OfferĒ feature is irritating. Name a...

The ďMake OfferĒ feature is irritating. Name a price, or skip the beat! Through eBay and other platforms I always report and remove bikes with unlisted prices. Get to selling, or save it for...
12-22-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Giordana

Giordana
12-19-20, 12:52 PM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Wow! What a EM and at an EXCELLENT price! ...

Wow! What a EM and at an EXCELLENT price!
Signed by EM himself, pardon me?!


Gone with the wind Iím sure!
12-17-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By SoccerBallXan

Lotus Sprint? Awesome bike, luckily too small for...

Lotus Sprint? Awesome bike, luckily too small for myself :thumb:
12-14-20, 01:19 PM
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Views: 1,630
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Facebook recently made changes to their...

Facebook recently made changes to their marketplace platform. To say the least, these changes where awful and made accessibility minimal.

Since this change was applied, I have yet to find...
12-09-20, 04:46 PM
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Views: 690
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Is the seat tube bending slightly, or...? ...

Is the seat tube bending slightly, or...?

Could always be my poor eyes!
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Views: 635
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Neat bike, lovely condition. Iíd pay a...

Neat bike, lovely condition.

Iíd pay a thousand for it, maybe less... I have only seen a Gold Grand Prix once before through Google. Iím sure theyíre rare, but... it is a Lambert (Teasing!). :p
...
12-04-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,442
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Just the bike, not the lad!

Just the bike, not the lad!
11-26-20, 05:18 PM
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Views: 2,046
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Why? Why did you show me this? My S.O. is...

Why? Why did you show me this?

My S.O. is going to hate me. This is a few miles down the road...
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Ding, ding! I think youíre correct. ...

Ding, ding! I think youíre correct.

Ultimate TI Company out of Arizona. Hereís a photo of one, extremely similar to OP.
...
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Views: 6,336
Posted By SoccerBallXan

These are automobile prices. Excellent...

These are automobile prices. Excellent craftsmanship, superb mechanical work, iffy price. Iím thinking 2020 Mercedes CLA with that kind of money, not lost wax lugs!!

Cheers mate, gorgeous bike...
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