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 Post subject: Giant Peloton Super Lite
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:26 am 
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Location: Northamptonshire
Hi, thinking of selling my beloved super lite but unsure of how much it's worth. It's in used but not abused condition, ignore the back wheel and saddle as I've got the standard items to put back on. The frame number is GB503985 with an additional suffix of WFS L, is made of CR-MO 4130 B tubing with fastback stays, lugs and a really neat fork crown. Groupset is full RSX 7spd with Rigida rims.

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 Post subject: Mercian?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:42 pm 
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Hello gents,

Bit of an odd one. I bought this bike several years ago and it was sold to me as a Mercian, but it was hand painted so original paint/transfers were obscured. Being smart, I didn't check on the frame number when I picked it up and when I looked for it in usual Mercian place on the bb shell, there were markings but they were not legible due to damage (I know it sounds dodgy, but I trust the guy I bought off). Anyway, I took it to Mercian for paint, and they told me it could very well be one of theirs as the frame is constructed in the same manner with pegged lugs. As you can see, they were quite happy to paint it and put their name to it. So I have a frame that I have no provenance for, and don't know the material; again, Mercian stated it 'felt' like 531!

I know that it has Campag dropouts on the forks (can't see on the rear), vertical rear dropouts, Cinelli bb housing casting, shot in rear stays and a good paint job.

It has a Campag 8 speed group set (I'm no expert and need to check the details but I think it’s Record) in pretty good condition , Campag large flange record hubs on Mavic MA 2's, 172.5 cranks (53/42 chainset) and 3ttt stem and bars.

The seat tube is 60 cm cc, top tube 57 cc.

It’s going to be sold in a few weeks, but what kind of value has it?

Many thanks, Andy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:00 pm 

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I've had this bike for many years now, but never used it, although I did get it second hand......

Its a Viscount Aerospace.....

I'm guessing its made about 1982 but not really sure...

I trying to find out its exact model and year with maybe selling it on now

Any help would be greatly appreciated

It has the following:

Brookes Vitesse 400 seat

Chrome molybdenum tubing 0 can't see a frame number? Where would it usually be located?

SR Road Champion handlebars

Shimano: 600ax:

Brake levers, brake calipers, front and rear mechs, hubs, pedals, cranks (52/42 tooth chainset)

Mavic module E2 rims (700 x 23C)

Is there any more info I can get to help?



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:01 pm 

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:49 pm 
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Location: Essex
Fondriest Molven, I'm assuming it's the originalish spec bar the wheels that I know where an upgrade

Fondriest Molven frame- few chips and marks in paint inc a section behind the headtube where some paint was removed to check to see if it'd been cracked but it was just a mark in the paint :oops:
Carbon fork
campag mirage brakes
campag veloce chainset
campag xenon front deraileur
campag levers/ shifters
bontrager bars
fondriest stem that needs replacing
M Part headset
Selcor? seat post
Fondriest seat clamp
Campag hubs
Mavic MA3 rims
9 speed cassette
If its not listed it's not there I'm afraid so saddle and rear mech are missing, no tyres. How much please guys I dont even know how old this thing is could be only a year old for all I know!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:56 pm 
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My LBS has a second bike outside..No pic's but spec is:
Aluminium Track frame with track dropouts (badged as LBS but I think it is Dolan)
Campag Shamal wheels (carbon I believe)
Sugino 175mm track cranks
Shimano SPD SL pedals
Carbon Aero forks
Carbon aero seatpin
Look Ergo Stem
Cow horn bars with nice cork bar tape
Profile clip on aero bars
Front brake (cant remember what)
Shimano aero brake lever
Fixed gear
Overall condition I would describe as excellent and well looked after

It is up at £350 or best offer. Any thoughts?

 Post subject: 1964 Witcomb
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:09 am 
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Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:41 pm
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Location: Manchester
Good Morning,
Contemplating either selling this old beast as it doesn't get used much or biting the bullet and having refurbished for summer only use. I would welcome a rough idea of value. Decent old frame with "newer" components added over the years.
Built by Barry Witcomb, 24/01/64
Reynolds 531 frame and forks
Nervex professional lugs (Excluding fork crown)
Simplex rear drop outs
Specialite TA crank
Shimano Thunderbird front mech
Suntour Honor rear derailleur
Brooks B-17 Champion Standard saddle
GB Handlebar stem and bars (55)
Simplex Prestige gear levers
Weinmann Vainqueur 999 centre pull brakes (Front)
Weinmann Vainqueur 610 centre pull brakes (Rear)
rough Weinmann brake levers
Bluemels Sovereign Mudguards
Currently on 27" Rigida / Maillard Q/R wheels
Dynamo and bar tape removed
Paint a bit rough, has darker green touch up paint covering any slight scuffs to protect tubing underneath.

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 Post subject: Lovely work
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:22 pm 
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That Barry Witcomb has some really class lugwork.
That seatstay join to the top lug is art itself.
I havent heard of the man before, but would be really interested to know more.
I also wouldnt know where to begin with a valuation, but it looks like a real class build. Keep and restore.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:46 pm 

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Hi have a Reynolds 531 for sale in the 'Road Sale' section.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:35 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:29 pm
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Location: South yorks
I've got an ancient race bike taking up vital space in the garage that I'd really like to get rid of, the thing is that I don't really know what if anything it's worth.
It has a few nice bits of kit on it but much of it is so old and not in the best condition.
The best bits I think are the wheels, they are slightly newer (and in better condition) than the rest being only about 30 years old. These are 27" mavic rims laced with stainless butted spokes on Campagnolo Nuovo Tipo large flange hubs.
The frame is a Claude Butler circa 1960's ish super coureur, it has single ring cottered GB cranks, GB coureur 66 brakes, GB stem,

Any ideas if it's worth anything.

Any help appreciated.


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