Repco Appreciation Society

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:07 pm

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!
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby mark field » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:22 pm

munga wrote: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.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:22 pm

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:
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:50 am

munga wrote:i am officially repco-free. not sure how i feel about that. maybe i'll buy an olympic 12 to rat around on.

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...
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby koshari » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:08 pm

how did they do the chrome masking? did they chrome the whole frame then mask it out for the painted sections? i didnt think you could do electroplating on parts of a frame?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:46 pm

They chrome the whole frame then paint the bits they want paint on.

Edit: You're a big tease, Munga. I'm liking what I see so far...
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:36 pm

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Equip_Pro2 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:40 pm

Hi schuberi

schuberj wrote:I have this bad habit of not being able to get rid of any Repcos, especially the ones around '87 to '90.


What do you have, any vertex's or fluro superlites for sale?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby yugyug » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:09 pm

I have a great looking fluro superlite I'll be selling soon...
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby yugyug » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:10 pm

Actually not fluro really, but bright tri color
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby piledhigher » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:11 pm

yugyug wrote:Actually not fluro really, but bright tri color


Make it a 55 please
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby schuberj » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:27 pm

Equip_Pro2 wrote:What do you have, any vertex's or fluro superlites for sale?


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 :cry:
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Repco Appreciation Society

Postby yugyug » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:33 am

piledhigher wrote:
yugyug wrote:Actually not fluro really, but bright tri color


Make it a 55 please


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.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby yugyug » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:40 am

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Had the catalogue page on my phone. Topmost bike. Some of the parts like the wheels are 1991 spec.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby koshari » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:35 pm

repco victory tri in sydney,

would restore nicely but 300 starting bid a little steep?

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Repco Appreciation Society

Postby yugyug » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:29 pm

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. ImageImageImageImage

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.

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And here is the 1990 catalog pic again cos it looks like it uploaded a bit low res
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Frostee » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:22 pm

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"
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:36 pm

vertex tt for $450

rangersac wrote:Bit of a collection
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Equip_Pro2 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:41 pm

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?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Equip_Pro2 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:45 pm

munga wrote:vertex tt for $450


Sold over the weekend. I contacted the buyer to enquire about it.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:59 pm

repco track frames should be pantographed. not in catalogues afaik.
all will be blue and yellow.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby schuberj » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:06 pm

yugyug wrote: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.


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.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:16 pm

Equip_Pro2 wrote: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?



here's some pics of mine for reference
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:06 pm

Equip_Pro2 wrote:
munga wrote:vertex tt for $450


Sold over the weekend. I contacted the buyer to enquire about it.

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.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Equip_Pro2 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:40 pm

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
Subject: Bikes
To: *****@gmail.com


Hi ########,

They were from Repco & haven't been produced since the 90's.

I raced on there carbon one & it went well.

Cheers Guy
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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