Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
almost. they're only bikes. i can still gob off in here from time to time if it eases your concerns
all proceeds of sales have gone towards another italian frame, so i don't feel so sad!
can we see said frame? and what are the plans?
steel is the real deal.
mark, when i can pin down the year and model i'll put a folder up on my bucket, but for now, here's a teaser:
damn, was hoping you'd still have that Vertex track for when I actually had money to buy it. My brother technically owns my TT, I'll pay him back one day...
Ha ha sorry, my habit is not actually selling them Having said that I don't think I have ever had a Superlite or a Vertex, just many Eurosports and the odd Victory and Olympic.
I used to see one of those fluoro Superlites parked near my work often, then one day it had a wheel stolen, then within a couple of weeks it was trashed. I had thought of putting a note on it to make the guy an offer but he might have thought I stole the wheel
56. If it was a 55 if might be keeping it, but as it is it's a tad too big for me. It's a nice bike, got it from another forum member when I moved cities and needed a bike quick. Only one owner before him, all original parts except tyres and tape. I can post some pics tomorrow.
repco victory tri in sydney,
would restore nicely but 300 starting bid a little steep?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Bicy ... 4763&rt=nc
Here's the Repco Superlite 1990 model. Sorry not the best pics but you can get the idea. Frame is in very nice condition with few scratches and bright colors still. One owner prior to the forum member who bought it, restored it and sold it to me.
All original parts except tyres and tape I believe. And it has a 28 on the back which is bigger than spec. Some bits like the rims and saddle are the 1991 spec so ill post the catalog pages for that superlite below. So it's kind of and in between year model in that sense which I feel justifies the white bar tape, but I have a roll of the classic 80s marble print tape as per the cat image from 1990. If ur interested pm me an offer, though best if local to Adelaide.
And here is the 1990 catalog pic again cos it looks like it uploaded a bit low res
Hi guys, glad to have found you all. Today I rescued a Repco Spectra from the dump. Its in sad condition, with a few bits missing, noticeably the crankset, but Im confidant I can get her back on the road.
I shall post a few pics later.
Oh, and I also rescued an older bike with a label "Custom Bike Company, Adelaide"
vertex tt for $450
I have come across a repco track frame, I haven't had a chance to inspect as yet to idenity any serial nos etc, and theres no decals other than repco. Did Repco produce track bikes (other then the Vertex) for starters, and did they catalogue them at all?
repco track frames should be pantographed. not in catalogues afaik.
all will be blue and yellow.
Speaking of half/half model year bikes, did anyone see the Victory that sold on ebay recently, black with blue splatter? I had never seen that colour before, although it does go along with the fuchsia splatter LE colour the '88 Eurosport had. I was very interested that it was a '88 do and decals but appeared to be all '89 spec parts (which I consider not as good actually). I assume the Shimano bits were starting to get too expensive by early '89. I was actually quite interested in buying it, but the frame and forks showed tell tail signs of a front end hit.
here's some pics of mine for reference
http://s262.photobucket.com/user/munga1 ... t=3&page=1
I think that might be the same one that was listed in Thornlie a couple of times for $450 and $500. Same tri-bars, missing decals, equally as rubbish photos so can't be certain. Original seller wouldn't budge on price. Hope the new owner turns up on here.
Came across a Guy Leech Vertex frame, and looking into it found the following on BNA:
Thanks to munga, who emailed a certain G Leech & asked the question. Who made the damn Vertex bikes that had your signature attached?
Here's the reply--
from the horses mouth.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Guy Leech <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM
They were from Repco & haven't been produced since the 90's.
I raced on there carbon one & it went well.
e: [email protected] w: http://www.guyleech.com
So my question is - being a repco bike - is it actually a vertex, or of vertex quality but in aluminium, or just a dime a dozen repco frame with a fancy decals for Guy? Is it worth picking up?
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