Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
IMHO, spoilt by having brifters fitted, but hey if that floats your boat.
Maybe I should fit brifters to the Superlite, or just build it with the Suntour bits & flog it, if the Razesa lobs I may consider selling the Superlite, I could put it on eblag & ask really stupid money for it.
Am I going crazy or are the bars Cinelli #14s?
Tell me again why they're the devil? Its been at least 14 hours
You have to admit that those ones are fairly ugly. Some 1st or 2nd gen Ergopowers would suit that bike a lot better. Those Shimano units look like erect penii.
we take it you've had experience? j/k
I've always got me hand on it.
Brifters are fine on a modern frame, but in my opinion, fitting them to a retro bike is like taking a classic car & making a hot rod out of it, yep it may look nice & it may perform a little better, but where's the soul, where's that classic appearance & appeal?
We all know how much I love D/T shifting, want performance? Just look at the set up I now have on the Verty, still D/T shifted but full 9 speed indexed D/T shifted, how much do I lose out to a briftered bike? Maybe a second a Km, maybe a little less if I put the hard yards in, it isn't much.
I'm with Wal, and not just because of his enormous distance.
Bikes always look better when they are styled to the period, the overall effect just seem more balanced and purposeful to my eye. The leanness of an 80s steel frame with it's fine stays and tapered lugs is compromised by fistfuls of rubber blobbed onto the bars. Looks heavy and front weighted.
some very good reasoning - thanks gents!
That Alan is teasing me. I thought it'd be gone by now.
Genuine Shimano C50 tubulars for only $800 apparently the boyfriend doesn't deserve them now....... Or the other set.......
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 500wt_1288
A lot of people get strange ideas about what stuff's worth. Giant. I reckon a co-efficient of around 0.5 quite often applies to bring things back to reality.
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
Ricardo Elite, '87 Keith Davis/Pegasus, '92 Team Miyata Ti.
Not sure how you think that Shimano C50 tubulars are "old" junk, my opinion may be that, yes they are junk, but even I can't come to call them old, especially since the ad states they are new, not NOS even.
Sorry, not trying to split hairs, but this is a retro page, you're probably drawing attention to the wrong people, maybe the modern page should have a "Hey , I've found a great bargain page", the problem with that is, by the time all the modern guys have given up trying to buy them, they won't be a bargain anymore.
Who is in SA...."IN THE FUTURE WEEKS....SELL OFF MY COLLECTION OF VINTAGE RACERS AND BMX BIKES AND PARTS."
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I guess they think they may get that, I've been watching 2 Benotto's in Europe, both were originally listed at US$750, both have not had bids for the last 6 weeks, one guy has dropped the price down to $720 the other has given up advertising it (for now anyway). What's a early 80's Giant (yep it is a Giant, the frame number starts with G, I know I looked carefully at the pictures) worth? I'm not sure, $450 is probably a little too much, but hey, it's worth what someone will pay for it. It'll probably not attract a bid & they'll put it up again a bit cheaper, it's probably worth around $200, but I'd only pay that for a bike I could inspect first, off eblag from an interstate seller, I'd say a little bit over $150.
=>> Seem to recall you had one similar for sale frailer5 per your response to my post pg 65 Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:03 pm on this ebay potrgttsoj thread
that's the dodgy seller i posted about 2 weeks ago. avoid!
RE munga » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:19 pm and the following posts
....Ai Ai Captain…and to quote it perfectly "flying bicycles you and your dodgy activity."
However my thought was if you are in SA Arrange to meet the Rosiehipster and call their bluff
is it? lugs look familiar
it has CAMPY pedals. Could be worth thousands.....
SA Super Elliot..damm it...so far away.
I really like the look of that Tommasini , though the starting price is usually where I finish Happily it's too big for me
As an aside, was out riding this morning and on the way back caught up with an older guy on a sweet 80s Bianchi, Columbus SLX, chrome forks and stays, Shimano 600 brakes and a more recent ergo campy drive train. Nice bike says I. This old bus, it gets me along says he. Want to sell it says I? No, says he. Worth a try says I
Don't think that's a real Tommasini....
I was suspicious at first
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