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Posted By lowgear45

Agree with PCB. "There's a lot to be said for...

Agree with PCB. "There's a lot to be said for simply cleaning the bikes yourself, gently, and then selling them as is. As far as knowing what they'll sell for, nobody knows for sure. You've already...
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Posted By lowgear45

Whew... This bike is just boogered up enough that...

Whew... This bike is just boogered up enough that it will be hard to get a decent price in my opinion. My guess that as is you are maybe talking $500 or so. May I ask how you came to that certified...
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Posted By lowgear45

AFAIK, there is no provenance except verbal. This...

AFAIK, there is no provenance except verbal. This very well many be what it says it is, but shouldn't there be some substantiation? Eddy (my age) is still with us, thank goodness. Wouldn't he...
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Posted By lowgear45

Those Mirellas were sort of nifty but econo...

Those Mirellas were sort of nifty but econo bikes. Classy in a bargain way. A smattering of nice parts and relatively clean frame execution. But strip components, take away original finish and...
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Posted By lowgear45

I loved these bikes and the Stetina's rode them...

I loved these bikes and the Stetina's rode them well, but they had issues. The bonding (glue) required to join them was not great, so the carbon wrapped aluminum tubes routinely "unplug" from the...
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Posted By lowgear45

I do not believe that is a Falcon Merckx. Too...

I do not believe that is a Falcon Merckx. Too many things are wrong: seat stay "top eyes", fork, lugs, braze-ons and decal placement. I think this is a Faux Merckx.
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Posted By lowgear45

I mentioned that a Cosmopolitan was in our BAMF...

I mentioned that a Cosmopolitan was in our BAMF show in 2013. Going back and looking at my pics of thar event, turns out it was Jeff Archer's bike....
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Posted By lowgear45

Hi-E Cosmopolitan and the Classic Rendezvous web site

LOL! The "CR" is a hobbyist's attempt to illustrate the wonderful lightweight bikes of 1983 & earlier. There are some links but a HUGE number of pictures and bits of info. The owner (me) is a bike...
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Posted By lowgear45

Sekine - made in Canada?

Yes, that is a basic bike, decent quality, great for reliable transportation for a student or... Not a sporting machine.

Many of you may know but in 1973 (or so ?) Canadian government set up a...
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Posted By lowgear45

Lessons to learn from this refinished Sachs

This bike has a powder coat finish (Never used by R Sachs), and a "decal" style appropriate to almost 20 years newer models.

IF you have a bicycle made by a famous and well thought of craftsman....
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Posted By lowgear45

Gilardi bike?

This is a fascinating bike... It is of course a lower-to-mid range model with economy of production paramount. One must assume that this is a bike shop that made an investment in a batch, enough...
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Posted By lowgear45

Jim Bundy?

The pictures you have shown are of bog stock bits. No clue as to maker and no unique features. Perhaps there are clues in the seat cluster area (not pictured) where some builders show their feature...
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Posted By lowgear45

This is a crock. If they lost the front rack, it...

This is a crock. If they lost the front rack, it is irreplaceable, or at least by a local bike shop. It was a custom made rack to fit that bike, not an off-the-shelf item. You have a early-to-mid...
12-03-15, 03:46 PM
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Posted By lowgear45

Sadly this beautiful bike is missing decals. esp....

Sadly this beautiful bike is missing decals. esp. the very elaborate ones on the down tube. The only known USA Importer of Picchio was William Lewis Imports in Texas and most of those he brought in...
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Posted By lowgear45

I sold these bikes in-the-day and can tell you...

I sold these bikes in-the-day and can tell you that most (over 50%) of these Bi Ti frames broke. Said to have been made for Colnago in Russia, they simply were lemons.

Side comment that...
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Posted By lowgear45

IMO Craigs List would be a waste of time... A...

IMO Craigs List would be a waste of time... A likely buyer will undoubtedly already have a Campag tool set and purchase these to enhance that kit... I would put a BIN at $100@ & see what happens.
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Posted By lowgear45

Remind all readers that there are fake No-Name...

Remind all readers that there are fake No-Name Campagnolo brake calipers out there. the perps file off markings & polish.
01-03-14, 05:06 PM
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Posted By lowgear45

Almost Super SUPER....

Certainly a big improvement! Please don't post pics with it having a carbon fork! (Why go to all that work to make it right, then ruin it with a carbon fork? :cry: C'est la vie...) BTW, your handle...
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Posted By lowgear45

Hmmm. Is this the FS section of BF? This one sure...

Hmmm. Is this the FS section of BF? This one sure looks like a repaint. Why does this theoretically cool bike have minimal appeal? This is one of many recently offered, very nice, over...
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Posted By lowgear45

Who knows what that is, but it is not a DeRosa...

Who knows what that is, but it is not a DeRosa for sure... Those are not "hearts" in lugs but factory windows, as supplied, the plug-in-seat-stay seat lug at least is of Taiwan manufacture, ditto...
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Posted By lowgear45

Yes, even though this may be a Rossin era Pog, it...

Yes, even though this may be a Rossin era Pog, it is a very attractive bike underneath the years of indifference. With scrupulous and careful cleaning, polishing & refurbishing, tape, tires, gum...
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Posted By lowgear45

Of course it has a BSA bbkt shell but who knows...

Of course it has a BSA bbkt shell but who knows what make is actually, certainly it is NOT a BSA. It looks possibly older than the 1940s. The seat lug area looks as if it may have been...
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Posted By lowgear45

Also seems odd that it has a Strada head set,...

Also seems odd that it has a Strada head set, rather than a Pista. Replacement (and odd) front fork. IMO you will never receive much more than $600 as-is from a knowledgeable buyer...
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Posted By lowgear45

From that serial number, it looks to be a early...

From that serial number, it looks to be a early 1980s (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Pogliaghi/pogliaghi_serial_numbers.htm) which is not THAT old relative to the Pogliaghi era. In fact,...
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Posted By lowgear45

Jeff Archer will thank you if you repaint and...

Jeff Archer will thank you if you repaint and "upgrade" because the bike will have very little value as time goes by, enhancing his wonderful collection of old bikes as they were made, in original...
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Posted By lowgear45

<< Trying to sell a dirty, non-functioning...

<< Trying to sell a dirty, non-functioning bicycle with fuzzy pictures is foolish if you seek top dollar.>>

I love that! Thanks

Re: this bike frame, it's proper name is "M Cycles" made by Mike...
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Posted By lowgear45

Original Weinmann hoods from the 1970s as those...

Original Weinmann hoods from the 1970s as those are, have considerable more value as compared to levers. Remember these brakes were used on everything from Paramounts to Rene Herse. I would put those...
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Posted By lowgear45

Hmmm. That is a new marque to me but I must say,...

Hmmm. That is a new marque to me but I must say, the minimal views provided do not instill confidence that this is a very artful or refined bike frame. Plug in lugs and heavy details make me relegate...
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Posted By lowgear45

Gack! Folks, didn't you see the chain stay stop?...

Gack! Folks, didn't you see the chain stay stop? (Or I should say, NOT stop?) This bike seriously needs a pro mechanic to go over it. The stem is up dangerously too high, the brake levers are koo...
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Posted By lowgear45

That is a very neat bike - love the patina on...

That is a very neat bike - love the patina on the white paint parts. Again, not original in the the brakes were "upgraded" with Superbs and the orig. stem replaced with that stumpy. I wonder if...
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Posted By lowgear45

BTW folks, the brakes have been replaced...

BTW folks, the brakes have been replaced (upgraded?) on that bike. Those look like DiaCompes or early Superbs. Orig brakes were Weinmann CPs IIRC. Still, this is a standout model in signature paint...
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Posted By lowgear45

This is the reason "restored" bikes are always...

This is the reason "restored" bikes are always problematic. This well intended man has obviously ruined this old Bianchi by over zealous and ill informed "restoration". At least the parts might be...
02-27-12, 05:56 PM
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Posted By lowgear45

Great bikes! Re: fork rakes. In-the-day,...

Great bikes!
Re: fork rakes. In-the-day, Columbus did not offer factory raked fork blades at all, while Reynolds could be bought raked (with option of numerous varieties) or un raked....
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