FOR SALE:   Enthusiasts/Collectors - De Rosa! posted by: Liz mcGee on 3/9/2008 at 10:16:39 AM
I have 2 mid-1980s generation De Rosa road bikes with Campagnolo equipment for sale. They are blood red w/yellow decals. The top tube has the years Eddy Merckx won the championships. They are in excellent condition w/Super Record Campy. These frames are hand crafted, Eddie Merckx Limited Edition, one has never been ridden, the other was ridden and maintained impeccably. Have been in storage for many years; have a few small cosmetic scratches and will need some replacement parts, but in great condition. These are for collectors and enthusiasts who love vintage bikes. Asking $1500 each. Will listen to offers. :)

Pics at this link at Craigslist


   RE:FOR SALE:   Enthusiasts/Collectors - De Rosa! posted by Scott Harrison on 3/31/2008 at 5:24:58 PM
I can't find the frame size in your post. Do they have one?

AGE / VALUE:   Wanted: 60cm Trek 520, 620, or 720 posted by: Jim Purdy on 3/8/2008 at 9:36:49 AM
I have a 1989 Trek 520 in excellent condition but it is a 57cm and I would like a larger bike. Trade would be ideal, complete bike or frameset.

AGE / VALUE:   1986 Masi 3V posted by: kevin on 3/8/2008 at 9:29:07 AM
I've found the excellent Masi resource at Hovey Masi, which has helped me pinpoint this beauty as an Italian-built 3V from 2/86. Save a 1" patch of botched chrome, it is in great shape. Fork and BB have been internal rust at all, fork numbers match frame.

Came as a full Super Record build, save C-Rec 6s Syncro shifters, Aero Gran Compe brake levers, and C-Rec hubs.

Too big for me unfortunately, or I might have swapped it into the stable. I'd like to see it go to an appreciative home! Unfortunately, I will be traveling the weekend of the the Leesburg show, or I would take it there.

So A) any assistance with value? A *very* similar bike just went on eBay for $2500 + $220 shipping (item 280203723382). And B) it's for sale...

Lots of pics here:


   RE:AGE / VALUE: 1986 Masi 3V posted by Warren on 3/9/2008 at 7:03:25 AM
The 3V on ebay gives you a good indication of price but it has a slightly more complete and original component group as well as a couple of pantographed parts. Those are very desireable bits.

You could post the bike on the CR Rendezvous Bikes for Sale list for a ballpark price. Lots of educated buyers thre. Or take your chances on ebay. You might do very well.

But I now see you've now got it on craigslist anyway. Good luck.

WANTED:   williams cottered crankset posted by: nikos on 3/6/2008 at 2:40:19 PM
Hello All,

I'm looking for a williams cottered crankset to complete my raleigh lenton with a sturmey hub. Any ideas?


   RE:WANTED:   williams cottered crankset posted by jeff on 3/11/2008 at 11:56:50 AM
i have a pair of williams cottered cranks (1930's track, me thinks), but it's on an iver johnson 1920's track bike. i need to get correct replacement cranks for it.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   williams cottered crankset posted by nikos on 3/11/2008 at 6:28:21 PM
Let me know when you get the replacements. I'd be interested in trading or buying them from you! best nikos

AGE / VALUE:   Viscount Aerospace posted by: Gralyn on 3/3/2008 at 9:52:22 AM
I found a Viscount Aerospace several years ago. It's handbuilt by Trusty of England....but it doesn't have the "death fork". I built it up as a fixed gear single speed. Here lately, I've built up several more fixed gear single speeds. Now I have maybe....10 or 12 single speed bikes...(I think I may start selling some of them - to give myself a little room....and I don't really need that many fixed gear single speed bikes).

I had planned in the past that I may build up the Viscount as a multi-speed. Well, with so many single speeds already, and the Viscount has a der I thought why not?

....and I thought of the perfect component set: I had an older Shimano 600 group - the one with fancy script lettering - cranks, shifters, brakes, levers, ders. Well, I got it all assembled - and I was surprised at how lightweight it was - even with all the componentry. I took it for a ride - it was great! I was surprised at how well it rode and handled. (I'll have to take some pics of it and post them)

(oh, a p.s.: I had put the 5-speed cog that had come with the donor bike for the 600 group - and looking at it - I thought it would easily accomodate a 6 or 7 speed cog. NOT! I first put on a 7-speed - and there was not enough clearance for the chain. Then I put on the 6-speed....still not enough clearance. Well, the 5-speed is plenty - it's just that the smallest cog is 14t. It could use a 12...or at least a 13.....but, I tried to remove the smallest cog using 2 chain whips.....but I could not get it to budge.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Viscount Aerospace posted by David Schultz on 3/13/2008 at 5:54:26 PM
Hi Gralyn,
I saw a Viscount Aerospace Pro at a New York auction and the bids started at $10,000 USD I am not sure what it went for. These bikes are extremely rare now and good ones are in high demand. The Sport is the pick of them as they do not come with the death forks, however these are a bit rarer.