| if anyone has a 64cm 730, or any info on prices that would be great. around 1980 for the year.|
| I've been given an older lightweight touring bike, a Raphael Geminiani. The decals are coming off, but I think it's a 1500 de luxe (or something). It's got a triple crankset and five-speed rear deraileur. Front and rear changers are Huret. Seat is an Ideale 42.|
Anybody out there have an idea what this might be worth?
| Huret made a variety of derailleurs, from the basic boat anchor Allvit in 1960 to some pretty nice lighter-weight and lighter-action models in the mid-1970s. |
Your frame's value depends on several factors, including its tubing pedigree, its lugs and dropouts, its craftsmanship, and its brand. Look for a Reynolds 531 or a Columbus decal on the seat tube or the downtube.
Given the very limited information provided, my safest guess is that you have a basic bike boom "10-speed" (several had 15-speed options) from the early 1970s, just because there are so many of them around, but we may end up pleasantly surprised. More details, please, including pictures, if possible.
| I can't find any mention of Reynolds or Columbus. The person that gave me the bike said that he got it new in 1962 or somewhere around there. It has Marfac single-pull brakes, wing-nut wheel release hubs, and some very nice lug work.|
| WARNING!!!!! THOUGHT ID LET YOU KNOW OF THIS LIGHTWEIGHT BUYER WHO HAS NO HONOR!GOT ME FOR MORE THAN 200.00,HE IS INTO HIGHEND LIGHTWEIGHTS,SO SELLAR OR BUYER BEWARE!!! AKA...THOMAS J. DESENFANTS,CHICAGO,IL,WHAT A JERK!!|
| I picked up another one yesterday - a LeClair. I had never heard of it before. It is a "Champion De La Route" model. It's nothing special, for sure. Rigida steel rims with wing-nuts on the front. Simplex ders, Simplex down-tube shifters. Alloy center-pull brakes. Alloy levers (no safety levers.....they look kind of like Altenburgs. Alloy stem, Steel bars, steel seat post. A sticker on the frame - I believe it possibly says made in Germany (In German). Some other sticker on the frame for something like "ISS" safety standards or so.....|
Anyone ever heard of this brand? I couldn't find any information on it at all.
| Just check out my auctions, great old Serotta there for sale at a great price.|