WANTED:   trek 730 posted by: Marty on 4/1/2006 at 6:23:12 PM
if anyone has a 64cm 730, or any info on prices that would be great. around 1980 for the year.
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   raphael geminiani posted by: Chip Weinert on 3/31/2006 at 6:14:55 PM
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?

Thanks,
Chip

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    raphael geminiani posted by John E on 4/3/2006 at 2:18:49 PM
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.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   raphael geminiani posted by Chip Weinert on 4/13/2006 at 4:14:53 PM
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.
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WANTED:   stay away from thomas j. desenfants posted by: john on 3/31/2006 at 12:17:53 PM
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!!
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   LeClair Champion De La Route posted by: Gralyn on 3/29/2006 at 2:47:34 PM
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.
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FOR SALE:   Old Serotta posted by: Ray on 3/29/2006 at 12:43:27 AM
Just check out my auctions, great old Serotta there for sale at a great price.

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