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04-11-21, 07:36 AM
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Posted By francophile

Viner may be one of the better picks of the lot...

Viner may be one of the better picks of the lot in this batch.



While I was digging in an effort to figure out the value on the SC someone's dangling in front of me, I found they have a pretty...
04-11-21, 07:19 AM
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Posted By francophile

Curious, the stay treatment and SFR dropout...

Curious, the stay treatment and SFR dropout you've posted here, looks like one of the 80s era SBDU frames?
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Views: 261
Posted By francophile

I think it takes a special kind of collector to...

I think it takes a special kind of collector to enjoy these. Of the pictures I'm seeing above, given an offer opportunity, I could see a seller asking $300, but I wouldn't pay more than $120 tops. ...
04-10-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By francophile

Look, if anything is consistent about bike-boom...

Look, if anything is consistent about bike-boom era bikes, it's that nothing is consistent. That said, I thought the crank may be non-original, but it fooled me for a sec, thinking it wasn't a...
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Views: 571
Posted By francophile

DING DING DING DING DING DING DING ! We have...

DING DING DING DING DING DING DING !

We have a winner folks :D

Now, for 1,000,000 bonus points, WHY?!
04-10-21, 01:09 PM
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Posted By francophile

Weird, that's not the Nervar cottered crank I'd...

Weird, that's not the Nervar cottered crank I'd expect. You already have some 8.5mm cotters on order?
04-10-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By francophile

Looks like a good quality frame, I'm guessing...

Looks like a good quality frame, I'm guessing closer to 90's era. I hate to be the guy who always says "huh, reminds me of a Bianchi" but "huh, reminds me of a Bianchi"

Questions: Any markings on...
04-10-21, 12:55 PM
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Posted By francophile

Related question: Are their bikes worthwhile? ...

Related question: Are their bikes worthwhile? I'm familiar with their skate stuff, curious about their bikes. May have a line on one that's 15ish years old and in the lower 3-figure range.
04-09-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By francophile

I hope the OP ran like hell with their bike. If...

I hope the OP ran like hell with their bike. If the shop can't figure out how to measure to figure out which diameter cotter, and don't understand the basic concept of filing a cotter, they're...
04-09-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By francophile

I can get away with a bit more than some because...

I can get away with a bit more than some because the bench-mount BikeHand stand I use (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009MQVSFE/) has a foam-rubber-ish grip inside the clamp, which with all the torquing...
04-09-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By francophile

Not sure what your tool resources look like, but...

Not sure what your tool resources look like, but this method has helped me free a few stems now. Stem is trashed after, but no damage to any bike I've resorted to this with.
...
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By francophile

Follow up, I'm genuinely curious how you fare. ...

Follow up, I'm genuinely curious how you fare.

That Schwinn kit is great for flips. I try to keep 2-3 boxes laying around the shop at all times specifically for French bikes, the shift cables are...
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Views: 354
Posted By francophile

Some comparisons:, and mind you, not all...

Some comparisons:, and mind you, not all Geminiani had the creased stay caps.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1214775-rahael-geminiani-catalog-search.html

Geminiani gold touring bike...
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Views: 124
Posted By francophile

Strictly speaking from the perspective of my...

Strictly speaking from the perspective of my market, yours may be different. I feel like the Peugeot P/U prefixed bikes with 8/9/10 suffixes pre-'83 pop up pretty often here, in varying condition. ...
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Views: 354
Posted By francophile

I agree, feels French. The stay treatment smacks...

I agree, feels French. The stay treatment smacks of Gitane, as does the fishmouth stay end treatment. However, Nervex lugs with the spacing on the missing headbadge maybe would lean towards...
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Posted By francophile

SoCaled looks like you have 10 posts and now...

SoCaled looks like you have 10 posts and now should be able to post up pics.
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Views: 247
Posted By francophile

The only downside I see here is the level of...

The only downside I see here is the level of rust. I think you could probably get $50-60 + shipping for these, but the buyer is going to literally be replacing everything: The pads, the hoods, the...
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Posted By francophile

This thread may take the trophy for most...

This thread may take the trophy for most 1-and-done forum posters :D
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Posted By francophile

Cotterless crank is a big plus, as is the rear...

Cotterless crank is a big plus, as is the rear mech being in the SX family, based on appearance. If no teeth missing on the pulleys and front mech band isn't cracked, and it's fully serviced, In my...
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Posted By francophile

Nice one, BikerBrain I have this Super...

Nice one, BikerBrain

I have this Super (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1132755-nice-mystery-frame.html) I picked up a while back, repainted "mystery" frame. Yours is in such pristine...
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Views: 361
Posted By francophile

Now there's pics, is this something shnibop may...

Now there's pics, is this something shnibop may be able to help with?
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Views: 464
Posted By francophile

Yep, I posted that in the 3rd reply above. Here...

Yep, I posted that in the 3rd reply above. Here it is again:
04-07-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By francophile

They're fine bikes, especially the Vitus tubed...

They're fine bikes, especially the Vitus tubed frames (killer score if it's Vitus 172, which feels light as hell to me). The Vitus frames were far better than the 1020 and 2040 frames IMO. For...
04-02-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By francophile

Prices are getting a bit obnoxious and I think...

Prices are getting a bit obnoxious and I think it's bubble-up from the auction sites and CL causing it. Seems the only place to get low-dollar anything anymore is on FB Marketplace and occasionally...
04-02-21, 08:47 AM
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Posted By francophile

Long cage GT in rear. The mechs and pedals...

Long cage GT in rear. The mechs and pedals alone, after cleaning, would nearly fetch the ask price. The Specialissima up there. I've always wanted one of the later pearl white ones in my size for...
04-02-21, 08:44 AM
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Posted By francophile

Don't forget to add to the heap when it arrives: ...

Don't forget to add to the heap when it arrives: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1192615-show-us-bikes-bought-via-ebay-craigslist-finds-thread.html
04-02-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By francophile

With vintage, 70mm shell width is "normally"...

With vintage, 70mm shell width is "normally" Italian. 68mm is "normally" everything else. There are always exceptions to the rule with bottom bracket shells, probably most notably with Swiss and...
04-02-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By francophile

Specific spot I'm referencing, starting from the...

Specific spot I'm referencing, starting from the left it looks almost like an "S" followed by a space, then maybe a "4" and an "8"?:
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04-02-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By francophile

85campione are there any other stampings or...

85campione are there any other stampings or markings anywhere on the frame, aside from the apparent "O" on the bottom bracket shell? In one of those pics it looks like there could be some faint...
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Views: 432
Posted By francophile

"Open box frames definitely fetch a premium, but...

"Open box frames definitely fetch a premium, but you sadly can't just assemble it and ride as-is, the bike needs a full overhaul and rubber replacement, which calls for another $150 minimum...
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Posted By francophile

Never owned one of the ST, only mid-late 80s &...

Never owned one of the ST, only mid-late 80s & 90s S/SR and F at this point. Sounds like all three used different sizing at this point. F having S/M/L/XL, S/SR in metric, and ST in imperial. Way to...
04-01-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By francophile

Rear mech needs a solvent bath. Shiny everything...

Rear mech needs a solvent bath. Shiny everything on the bike, then you get to the rear mech and it's loaded with gunk :D

I question whether it's actually a Lazzaretti, a pantographed crank in...
04-01-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,473
Posted By francophile

Then you have a problem with burrowing animals? ...

Then you have a problem with burrowing animals? Be it gophers or groundhogs, per your cinematic preference. :D
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Posted By francophile

Link to gallery: ...

Link to gallery: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/21015470

(My thoughts after the pic)
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Views: 432
Posted By francophile

1988 catalog for reference, the ST-700 is on page...

1988 catalog for reference, the ST-700 is on page 20, 21 to compare: https://vintagecannondale.com/year/1988/1988.pdf

I agree w/ Wharf Rat 's assessment on this one. Specs fit also. Maybe this one...
04-01-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,473
Posted By francophile

Ah. Crap. Today is that day, isn't it? Can't...

Ah. Crap. Today is that day, isn't it? Can't trust anything posted today.
04-01-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By francophile

I recently sold a stack of Stornlight P3/V4...

I recently sold a stack of Stornlight P3/V4 headset parts, I think it all went to Iniezione

He may be able to help you replace with something stock. If not, and all you need is the bottom cup, I...
04-01-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 61,085
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Posted By francophile

Not gonna lie, this has been my go-to source for...

Not gonna lie, this has been my go-to source for 1995+ bikes the past year, but you're really strapped to what your region has in stock. Always a smattering of low-end Huffy, Roadmaster, Ozone and...
04-01-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By francophile

Is that a crack in where the bottom head tube lug...

Is that a crack in where the bottom head tube lug meets the downtube? Looks like a bit of a ripple also, as if maybe it's been in a front-end collision?

I don't think it's a Motobecane, I don't...
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By francophile

At the top of the forum, just under the "BIKE...

At the top of the forum, just under the "BIKE FORUMS" logo is the GALLERY

Click on it. Click on Albums. Click to create a new album. Upload some good pictures of all 5 bikes. We're not...
03-31-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By francophile

Agree on all the above. Seat post diameter and...

Agree on all the above. Seat post diameter and whatever thread pitch is showing on the drive side fixed (or non-fixed maybe) cup would be very helpful.

Badge holes could be possible match to...
03-31-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By francophile

I'm getting lower-mid-grade Bianchi vibes here,...

I'm getting lower-mid-grade Bianchi vibes here, but I don't know enough about the brand to say whether they ever used a two-hole headbadge or Gipiemme dropouts.
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Views: 432
Posted By francophile

PS Austj42 if the seller can just give you the...

PS Austj42 if the seller can just give you the serial number - I think it's normally etched into the drive-side chainstay? - we can deduce the year and also model, I think?
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Views: 432
Posted By francophile

1985 catalog for reference, the ST-400 is on page...

1985 catalog for reference, the ST-400 is on page 14 to compare: https://vintagecannondale.com/year/1985/1985.pdf

I thought the plastic cable guides started a year or two later, but I'm not the...
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Views: 2,493
Posted By francophile

Chrome is a metal plating. What you're seeing is...

Chrome is a metal plating. What you're seeing is the chrome coating flaking off and revealing raw steel underneath - not good. This can happen when you combine time/age with either (a) poor care...
03-30-21, 08:15 PM
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Views: 851
Posted By francophile

That's really damn clever. I'd pay some dollars...

That's really damn clever. I'd pay some dollars to get that in a Pinarello version for my FIL.
03-30-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By francophile

I kinda got that vibe when looking everything...

I kinda got that vibe when looking everything over today. Odd mish-mash, Altus crank, Alivio front mech, STX rear mech, SRAM grip shift, Dia Compe cantis with Tektro levers, they didn't bother with...
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By francophile

This is a really good point. That would be a lot...

This is a really good point. That would be a lot of folks' #1 or #2 upgrade, and I don't necessarily disagree. If you've got money to throw at it, it's a killer upgrade. If you don't have money to...
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By francophile

I should add one bit - despite the low stature of...

I should add one bit - despite the low stature of this specific model, these bikes rode exceptionally well. The #1 thing dragging it down was those steel rims. #2 thing dragging it down were the...
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Views: 667
Posted By francophile

Agree with previous posters. While the PX-10 was...

Agree with previous posters. While the PX-10 was virtually the top of the line (only the PY-10 or PZ-10 ultimately be higher), while what you have here, not sure it's a UO-8 but if not it's...
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