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1950 Frejus value?

Old 01-20-21, 07:00 PM
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1950 Frejus value?

Wondering what this one is worth? Beautiful restoration by my brother.






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Old 01-20-21, 07:16 PM
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That is one beautiful bike . What is the lever above the rear freewheel and above the front derailer
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Old 01-20-21, 07:22 PM
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Those are old derailleurs. Back when this was made, you did not have cables. You had to lean back and shift.

I am not good with estimates, but I would guess $1000-2000.
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Originally Posted by Moisture View Post
That is one beautiful bike . What is the lever above the rear freewheel and above the front derailer
Very rare shifters.
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Old 01-20-21, 07:24 PM
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Old 01-20-21, 07:28 PM
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Thats brilliant . The frame geometry doesn't look much different from 70-80's or even some old school modern stuff .
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That is the shifter for the front derailleur. You just move it over by hand. Simplex shifter.
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...your brother did a nice job. I do a couple of similar restorations every summer, and it's a lot of work.
It looks like he might even have re-chromed some stuff. I honestly have no idea on the value. Just how much work it takes.
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Originally Posted by Moisture View Post
That is one beautiful bike . What is the lever above the rear freewheel and above the front derailer
Front derailluers like this are sometimes referred to as Suicide Shifters. The back derailleur is probably a Campagnolo Cambio Paris Roubaix model.

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Old 01-21-21, 06:09 PM
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Now that's a vintage bike. The color is outstanding. That fork is beautiful. I'm guessing $1000 for paint and decals alone. I'd value at $3000-3500.
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Many prefer original, but that is a great color. And with that shift setup I would say $1,200 is not unreasonable on a fairly quick local sale. Ebay might bring 2k+-. The vintage road market did not take off with all the other types of bikes for casual riding. Just my .02.
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Before my time of any real knowledge but a beautiful bike. Might suffer from the restoration a bit as my perception is that a lot of people in this market time frame like original and patina. The components are worth a fair bit. Hard to see this going for less than $2000 but I don't really know.
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You're going to have to put this on eBay to get top dollar. This is a fairly knowledgeable group but bikes this old are not something we see a lot of. And the restoration is a mixed bag. It's a beautiful job but the bike is no longer original.

If you pay to join Bike Forums (it's around $10 a year I think), you can list the bike for sale here on the C&V forum. The bikes from this collection are my size and I may be tempted by some of them.
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