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Old 01-10-22, 02:59 PM
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Posted more for the oddity value, lower end for sure

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​​​​​​Vintage Road Bike Mel Pinto Import Made in France
$100$250
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Great example of a vintage Mel Pinto French import bike. Venmo, cash, PayPal.

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Posted 7hrs ago - worth it for parts alone
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​​​​​​Nashbar Road Bike 21" Seat Tube Medium
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Old 01-10-22, 03:30 PM
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That went for far more than I would have imagined! Were you the lucky winner?
Indeed... I am the winning bidder. You don't see these for sale often, especially in small frames, so I decided I'd rather pay a little too much than miss out, There have been too many times I've been the immediate underbidder on a hard to find item and wished I would have bid higher. I'm also buying this for myself rather than for resale. Even though it's a smallish frame, I'm hoping it's no larger than 53 cm.
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Originally Posted by WGB View Post
Posted more for the oddity value, lower end for sure

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​​​​​​Vintage Road Bike Mel Pinto Import Made in France
$100$250
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That one is interesting.

A few cool entries locally for a change. Also a Panasonic DX 4000, a few Trek graceless, an Ironman, a Bianchi Veloce and a Peugeot Versailles.
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Old 01-10-22, 04:20 PM
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allez frameset $100.

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Old 01-10-22, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by lorica View Post
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Indeed... I am the winning bidder. You don't see these for sale often, especially in small frames, so I decided I'd rather pay a little too much than miss out, There have been too many times I've been the immediate underbidder on a hard to find item and wished I would have bid higher. I'm also buying this for myself rather than for resale. Even though it's a smallish frame, I'm hoping it's no larger than 53 cm.
It sounds like you know something about these frames -- were they titanium tubes glued into (aluminum?) lugs? The construction looks a little bit like the Raliegh Tecniums of the era, and I vaguely remember one manufacturer doing that for titanium.
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Old 01-10-22, 05:55 PM
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$25 '80s Bianchi in PA.

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Windsor frame and fork for $200 in NJ.

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$100 LeMond in TN.

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Old 01-10-22, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by WGB View Post
Posted more for the oddity value, lower end for sure

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​​​​​​Vintage Road Bike Mel Pinto Import Made in France
$100$250
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Im not sure I buy the Mel Pinto connection. It is pretty low rent and Im not sure they dabbled in bikes like this. It is kind a interesting though.
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Old 01-10-22, 07:06 PM
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>> I’m not sure I buy the Mel Pinto connection.

I hear what you're saying but that PINTO decal would be quite the obscure stretch for someone to fake... It's a $100 bicycle, asking price...
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>> Im not sure I buy the Mel Pinto connection.

I hear what you're saying but that PINTO decal would be quite the obscure stretch for someone to fake... It's a $100 bicycle, asking price...
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Did other Mel Pinto branded bikes just say "Pinto?"
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
"Mint" ... while missing a wheel, seatpost, saddle, cable guide, stem, bars and brake levers?

Might be worth $150.
OOOOps, you're absolutely right. I was so taken by the bike i totally didn't see that half the bike was missing, just assumed it was there (you know what they say about assuming something ...) $150 would be a very good price for parts and frame. My bad!
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Originally Posted by '02 nrs View Post
I'm guessing it is 53cm, so too small for me. Does that seem about right?
The ad says 25 inches, but who know how they came up with that.

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Good thing I'm on the other coast. Otherwise, I'd be going after it hard. Change the seat/cages and ride the heck out of it.
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Gently used cakset
$200

Gently used casket.
Was only in the ground for 18 months, decided to go a different route.
Minor wear and tear.
Will trade for bike parts.
Price is non negotiable.
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Lol.
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Okay, what's creepier, the "decided to go different route" comment, or the fact that the lid is ever-so-slightly open?
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Originally Posted by metalrideroz View Post
So, who's near Spokane WA?, 2x 3rensho at goodwill,
https://shopgoodwill.com/item/137073228
https://shopgoodwill.com/item/137070917
OK, cat is out of the bag. I am local, have already facilitated for a bf member, and am currently bidding on the green Douglas.
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Okay, what's creepier, the "decided to go different route" comment, or the fact that the lid is ever-so-slightly open?
I think we should applaud his commitment to "starting over."
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22.5 frame, 700c wheels. New Panaracer Pasela tires, cables and Cinelli bar tape. Bike has been totally serviced and is ready to ride. Little rust issue on the toptube, but the areas were cleaned and touched up. Other than that the frame is in amazing condition. Bottles,bag and computer not included.


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Originally Posted by cyclic_eric View Post
I'm guessing it is 53cm, so too small for me. Does that seem about right?
The ad says 25 inches, but who know how they came up with that.

If we have anyone in the Spokane area who could facilitate I would be all over it.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
Did other Mel Pinto branded bikes just say "Pinto?"
As it turns out, they did. I asked Wayne Bingham (who runs Mel Pinto Imports these days) about this bike. He responded:

Mel imported lots of entry level bikes during the bike boom days, including mixtes. I even bought and resold a "mid-size" mixte with 550-A wheel/tire size. They all had cottered cranks and low-end Simplex (early) or Suntour (later) components. All the original frames that Mel brought in and branded were sold under the Pinto name. Strangely enough, the first bike-shop-bike I ever bought was a Pinto from Mel's bike shop in DC called The Pro Shop. Most of the singles were actually rebranded Uragos. The tandems were made by Follis or Lejune I believe. According to Mel, he later got a cease-and-desist letter from Ford's lawyers saying he could not use the Pinto name, so Mel changed the branding to Mel Pinto or Mel Pinto Special.

But the short answer to your question is yes, that bike was almost certainly out of Mel's warehouse, and made by Urago.
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Originally Posted by morri869 View Post
If we have anyone in the Spokane area who could facilitate I would be all over it.
l am already "all over it" and am local to Spokane.
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