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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:37 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: loughborough, leicestershire
Found this bike quite near me - really fancy a small project bike for the summer, so anyone have a clue what this is and how much should I be bidding(or not...)?

Also the seller says it's 100% original - but I really doubt that you could buy a bike with campag branding and a full dura-ace groupset (or am I wrong?) Also If I were to buy it I would probably go for a respray, unless you think these are the original colours, in which case I would leave it as is.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:48 pm 
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In terms of components, you can't really go wrong with what's on the bike, and with a de-grease and clean up there's a solid base to work from. Can't quite work out why but the frame doesn't seem that 'racey' - I think it's the geometry, although the rear wheel is slung back as far as it will go - once moved forward it may tighten up the geometry? A frame number may (or may not) give you a clue as to the manufacturer although this often becomes a wild goose chase.

All depends on what it's for sale for - if it's in double figures I'd have a go it if I was you, if it starts with a 2 and another two digits after it, I'd walk away (assuming it isn't a crash hot frame under that livery) as there's a whole raft of bikes that are in that price bracket and don't need as much work as that one does.

It's a quandary when you see bikes like this....


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Location: Nottingham
FINNEY1973 wrote:
In terms of components, you can't really go wrong with what's on the bike, and with a de-grease and clean up there's a solid base to work from. Can't quite work out why but the frame doesn't seem that 'racey' - I think it's the geometry, although the rear wheel is slung back as far as it will go - once moved forward it may tighten up the geometry? A frame number may (or may not) give you a clue as to the manufacturer although this often becomes a wild goose chase.

All depends on what it's for sale for - if it's in double figures I'd have a go it if I was you, if it starts with a 2 and another two digits after it, I'd walk away (assuming it isn't a crash hot frame under that livery) as there's a whole raft of bikes that are in that price bracket and don't need as much work as that one does.

It's a quandary when you see bikes like this....

Mudguard eyes on it as well, so not a race frame


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:21 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: loughborough, leicestershire
To be honest, I'm not looking for a 'race frame' - it's going to be used as my campus/2nd road bike (starting to see how these 'collections' of bikes can begin :roll: ).

I'm waiting on the guy selling it for pricing but I'm guessing the £100 mark is what it will end up with so I will probably give it a miss as £60 is my budget :( , although I am tempted by all the potentially shiny Dura Ace :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Despite the 80's sort of average frame that's a lot of kit on it for £100...........give up beer for a week :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Despite the 80's sort of average frame that's a lot of kit on it for £100...........give up beer for a week :)

Shaun

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:25 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: loughborough, leicestershire
very tempted - but trying to work out how to explain to my parents that I have 2 extra bikes compared to how many I had when they dropped me off 9 months earlier! :roll: - Any suggestions? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:28 pm 
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oliverracing wrote:
very tempted - but trying to work out how to explain to my parents that I have 2 extra bikes compared to how many I had when they dropped me off 9 months earlier! :roll: - Any suggestions? :lol:

Don't clean it and say you were given it


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:32 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: loughborough, leicestershire
Had crossed my mind - Had had the idea to pull the brake levers off it (short term) and claim I had bought the bike and sold the 'valuable' brake levers for more than I paid for the whole bike - then get some 'bargain' brake levers for it :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:07 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: loughborough, leicestershire
:lol: Turn out he's not willing to go for a fixed price - he wants to see its true value, by letting the ebay auction finish, which as badly listed as it is might turn out for the best


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