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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:54 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tour-France-Lotus ... 2a0abca81a

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:50 pm 
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I wonder how a front mech attaches to it ? I see the holes for the cables to come out of and on the top of the top tube where they go in...

oops I have seen a black braze on FD fitting in the dropout/hanger picture


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:00 am 
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£2176??

I was thinking of having a punt on this, but underestimated the value (by a factor of 4).

I hope whoever got it doesn't turn it into this:

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Hi Paul

These wheels would look good on our Lemonds second thoughts no........


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:59 pm 
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paul_tea wrote:
£2176??

I was thinking of having a punt on this, but underestimated the value (by a factor of 4).


This design reminds me of my old Villiger eagle, I sold that for 15% of the Lotus. £2k though is a bit much even if it was an actual team bike(where was the provenance though?)
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tonyf39 wrote:
This design reminds me of my old Villiger eagle, I sold that for 15% of the Lotus. £2k though is a bit much even if it was an actual team bike(where was the provenance though?)


I know the seller and he's a good chap. I have a good idea as to the source of this frame although of course it might have been good to give a bit of evidence in the auction. either way it made it's money. I'm unclear as the team connection added anything to the value.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:55 pm 
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This does look 100% authentic, if you look at the pic of the seatpost you will see the rider name on the frame. This is the same text style and label that the Z and Gan team used to put riders name on the bikes. Posted a while back in the ebay section but you will see the same labelling used on the multicolour Z bike that was Greg Lemond's own bike.


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