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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:25 am 
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samsbike wrote:
I have got a ciocc in columbus slx - 88-89, with some campagnolo period bits on it.
However, the forks and chain and seat stays are chromed with is very pitted. Basic frame is OK with some paint chips.

This is not a garage queen bike but one that was raced and properly used.

Chroming costs are very high and this is supposed to be my daily rider.

Hoods are worn as is the chainset and sprockets.

What is ball park figure for it.

thanks

Is it worth fixing or shall I just run it into the ground.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:28 am 
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samsbike wrote:
I have got a ciocc in columbus slx - 88-89, with some campagnolo period bits on it.
However, the forks and chain and seat stays are chromed with is very pitted. Basic frame is OK with some paint chips.

This is not a garage queen bike but one that was raced and properly used.

Chroming costs are very high and this is supposed to be my daily rider.

Hoods are worn as is the chainset and sprockets.

What is ball park figure for it.

thanks

Is it worth fixing or shall I just run it into the ground.


Hi, can you post a picture, chrome can be brought back from the brink
Cheers DD


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:31 am 
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here you go. Bringing it back is that the foil and water/coke trick?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:36 am 
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samsbike wrote:
here you go. Bringing it back is that the foil and water/coke trick?

sort of thats hardly pitted honestly, fisrt a hard clean with soap and water then muckoff or similar, then .. yes aluminium foil and vinegar, followed by autosol, you will be amazed :-) also post some pictures of the complete bike, I've recently done my old Bottecchia but had it rechromed as it was painted over. It expensive and can weaken the frame at vulnerable place such as fork ends. Lots of advice to give to get it back to great condition at low cost


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:38 am 
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cheers for that, what is the bike worth?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:41 am 
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samsbike wrote:
cheers for that, what is the bike worth?
need a full picture or list of components and condition sorry. In restored condition with clean working C Record in great condition about £1000 very finger in the air though


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:43 am 
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Got a pic.

Its apparently all chorus, except for the rear derailleur which is something else entirely. No wheels as those are from a modern bike.

Hasnt been used in years and has been lying at the back of the shed.

Cabling needs to be done and a hood is split internally.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:02 am 
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A frame I just bought has come with a 2nd gen. Super Record BB (road double, #4031), no sleeve or nuts, but otherwise in good, clean condition.

Steak or beans-on-toast for Dinner?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:33 am 
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samsbike wrote:
Got a pic.

Its apparently all chorus, except for the rear derailleur which is something else entirely. No wheels as those are from a modern bike.

Hasnt been used in years and has been lying at the back of the shed.

Cabling needs to be done and a hood is split internally.


That's really nice and wouldn't require much effort to get say £400 ish, cleaning and cabling plus a chorus rear mech would help, about £40 for one of those. not sure about the tubing on the frame but you might get more if you sold the frame separately , eBay auction see what you get start at £150? If it's Columbus SLX or SL then it will sell.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:57 am 
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What would seem reasonable for this frameset -

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It's a Ganolo/Cycles Laurent/Polchlopek, quite rare, but not in best condition as can be seen below, more than a trace of rust, so unsure what it's really like under the paintwork, and a dent under the chainstay as well as a crack at the seatpost binder..

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In other words, it needs some love and attention. I'd been hoping to recoup what it cost, which would be about 170eur (£145) but no idea if that's really feasible.


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