Italian Europa?

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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.

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

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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
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by BNA » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:25 pm

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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.
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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.

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

It looks a bigger bike in photos. Did you sit on or ride it?
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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. :)
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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:
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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.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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