I have recently been asked by a very good friend to help her sell off a few bits and bobs from her late husbands garage. As a keen cyclist and racing fan I was immediately interested and thought Gumtree would be the way forward, however it was not to be that simple.
As soon as I entered her "Aladdin's Cave" of a garage I soon realised that I was in way over my depth and that the quality and prestige of the frames and equipment that she had far surpassed my expectations and needless to say I now no longer know what I am at.
I have enjoyed researching into what we have uncovered and have decided to use this website to gain further knowledge and hopefully sell the gear for my friend. Unfortnately when it comes to cycling my knowledge stops with both Italy & Carbon, past this and I become a snob that knows nothing about anything. I am devastated to say that only one of the frames fit me, and unfortunately it is not the "cream of the crop."
I have included a few of the images below so that you can advise me on what I have unearthed and if interested make me an offer so that I can turn these into cash. I am aware that the condition in which my bikes are in will make them extremely desirable and I hope that this will be reflected in the value.
The first of the many frames and best in my opinion is the Peugeot Reynolds 753 Hand Brazed Frame. I have researched these through the many forums and have come to the conclusion that this really is a special frame. We also have a 1989 Raleigh 531 Competition Lightweight, it too has never been built and you can see from the images that the original Tag is still attached to the frame.
As soon as I get time I will post more info for the other frames but I think I have the two most important and valuable detailed here.
There are numerous other bits & bobs and a few components but I was planning on keeping these to build up on a Colnago I have my eye on. There are also 2 sets of Mavic Wheels and both of these have never been used one of which even has a Campagnolo 7-speed cassette supplied with it.
As soon as I receive more information on the frames I will post them into the classifieds section. http://www.flickr.com/photos/100297206@ ... otostream/