The Road Bike How Much Thread

Dan91

Dirt Disciple
Ok thanks Foreigner :D I’ve been doing as much research as possible but I never thought about weighing it.

Here’s a picture of the front of the stem.

I absolutely love the look And ride of these bikes. I’m thinking of upgrading the drive train to a chorus 9 speed With brifters but I’ll keep the older parts to one side rather than split it up. I think half of it’s not original anyway.

Danny
 

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Alreeves

Retro Newbie
Raleigh Rapier?

Hi
I’ve just picked up the bike in pics below. First thoughts are it’s a rapier frame with different forks? Seems a bit of a mix of parts - wheels seem newer, bars and grip shifter old but not Rapier. Would the GB brakes (synchrome?) have been standard or do you think they’ve been cobbled on to it at some point too?
Thinking components may need separating if all from different bikes. Any ideas?
Thanks
 

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D N Stone

Dirt Disciple
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I've a Peugeot Comete with Shimano 105 components (Shimano 600 wheels) in very nice order. It doesn't fit in with my 'collection' and I need the space as I've just picked up an MKM Ultimate for the last space in the garage.
I've no idea of value....can anyone guide me please.
Cheers,
David
 

Rapparee87

Old School Hero
Dan91":120nrxf3 said:
Hi all.

I know this is my first post. And it’s something that probably gets asked a lot on this forum, but what is this bicycle?! I’ve tried to find the information on my own but I’m having difficulty. I can’t even find a serial number.

I know it says De Rosa and I’m guessing it’s late 80’s however I can’t be sure if it’s the real deal. The rear dropout says “patented Campagnolo” and the front “de Rosa Italy”

The seat Stay is wrapped in chrome looking plastic but underneath is real chrome. Also the bars and brake levers are “3ttt mod superleggero racing team” and Shimano.

So my question is, does anyone know if this is original or fake, anyone hazard a guess at the value and would it be worth restoring/ trying to find the correct components?

I payed £700 for it. It’s fun to ride! :D so I’m not too bothered if it’s a duff. I was thinking of putting an 8 speed set with brifters on it to replace the current down tube shifters?

Any information is massively appreciated! Fill me with your knowledge please :LOL:

Danny

It's a genuine Columbus SLX, thanks to internal rifling in the tubes there is no bridge between the chain stays. My own is a 1987. Though a pal of mind has a early 90s Tomassini which does have a bridge. So yours is likely to be from between 86 - early 90s.
 

Dan91

Dirt Disciple
Ok sweet. thank you. I need to learn more about Columbus tubing. This is great info though.

I’ve been rebuilding it with a 9 speed chorus group set. Trying to clean it up as I go. And protect it for the future.
 

BLACKTWANG13

Dirt Disciple
What would this be worth to someone? Someone essentially giving away (who could do with money) and I said he could get a fair 'everyone wins' price on a forum like this

Pennine handbuilt Reynolds 531 tubing.
Campag Headset lovely and smooth and BB sound
Cinelli bars and quill stem
Shimano shifters and fd, Mavic RD
Pelissier P1001(??) hubs, lovely and smooth
Simplex downtime shifters
Campagnolo brakeset
Stronglight crankset
Frame paintwork had some dodgy touch ups and there's a few cosmetic rust spots etc as pictured

Running nicely ,full bike ready to ride - would benefit from:
New chain
Some new inners/outers - albeit shifts completely soundly they're just old, discoloured and some slightly frayed
Rear wheel true up
Dissemble/clean/reassemble brakes
A bit of TLC
 

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BLACKTWANG13

Dirt Disciple
BB-Centre top tube 50cm (52 to seat post)
top tube centre - head tube centre 52cm
 

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maksse

Retro Newbie
Bianchi XL EV2 value

Hello, I have no idea of value. Can you help me?

Its Bianchi XL EV2 Marco Pantani painting of Mercantona

Frame 2000r Mega Pro
Group set shimano 105
Wheels Rigida
 

legrandefromage

Bin Monkey
BoTM Winner
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Just punting this out there, maybe, maybe not

Columbus MAX, a good size at around 58cm,

thoughts?

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theup_cyclist

Dirt Disciple
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Wondering what this might be worth
Colnago superconfex circa 1987, few marks as expected.
Chorus graphite groupset- some flaking on front brake and a tear to top of left brake hood
Challenge strada clinchers on campy omega rims.
 

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