Italian Europa?

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

Italian Europa?

Postby bowie » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:47 am

I've found this strang little Europa thing for sale in my local area. It has the following sticker on the down tube.

Image

Its a 10sp with yet to be identified componts and 27" wheels

Image

Not knowing much about these bikes, but being interested in funny sorts of things, How do these italian frames stack up to the Colombus, Japanese and Reynolds spec'd Europas? I did do a forum search I promise :p
b is for bicycle :D
User avatar
bowie
 
Posts: 1722
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:55 pm
Location: Sir! Albert Park.

by BNA » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:25 pm

BNA
 

Postby rogerrabbit » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:25 pm

The rear derailleur looks like Ofmega, and the cranks might be as well.

How much is it for sale for? It would be good buying for a couple of hundred I would think.
rogerrabbit
 
Posts: 1190
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:12 pm
Location: Seaforth

Postby familyguy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:49 pm

Its on Ebay (pick up only in Albury, so Bowie's the man). Cranks have "mundial' panto'd into them.

Falck were a reputable steel maker from what I've heard (which is far from comprehensive). Cant say how it compares to other steels.

Europa didn't build crud frames either, so I reckon it'd be a nice buy for <$100-$120.

Jim
User avatar
familyguy
 
Posts: 5117
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:30 pm
Location: Cromer, NSW

Postby bowie » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:56 pm

Cheers guys. :)

Im checking it out tommorow morning. With the ongoing things falling of the Visocount I'm in need of a 2nd bike until its A1(ish) again :(

This should provide a nice little solution then :)
b is for bicycle :D
User avatar
bowie
 
Posts: 1722
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:55 pm
Location: Sir! Albert Park.

Postby bowie » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:18 pm

Well went and saw it. Yes shes laced with Ofmega components.

Its a nice little thing in good shape. :) It going to be good company for the English Viscount :)
b is for bicycle :D
User avatar
bowie
 
Posts: 1722
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:55 pm
Location: Sir! Albert Park.

Postby MountGower » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:35 am

It looks a bigger bike in photos. Did you sit on or ride it?
MountGower
 

Postby bowie » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:46 am

The seller was a bit funny :oops: I'm sadly a bit big to at 6'2' Either way, It will do nicely. :)
b is for bicycle :D
User avatar
bowie
 
Posts: 1722
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:55 pm
Location: Sir! Albert Park.

Postby bowie » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:23 pm

Someone outbid me as I was raising it from $140 to $150

M*THER F*cker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWE S*)&ADt 3ET sd7g P*W& (AT)#P*&T SP*&DG@ #PE

sold for $142 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
b is for bicycle :D
User avatar
bowie
 
Posts: 1722
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:55 pm
Location: Sir! Albert Park.

Postby munga » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:13 pm

struth, mine cost me a redback...

http://bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=962

...and when you see the pics you can appreciate why.
User avatar
munga
 
Posts: 6805
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: wowe


Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: sambo3



Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter
“Bicycles BNA on Strava

> FREE BNA Stickers