[CR]FS or trade: Stella frame/fork/hs/bb 56cm c-t


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From: "C. Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 10:48:27 -0700
Subject: [CR]FS or trade: Stella frame/fork/hs/bb 56cm c-t

Harvey Sachs was kind enough to sell me a donor bike for a project. I have since disassembled said bike, and I'm left with a frame that is more of a project than I want to get into right now.

So, said frame is for sale, for $50, local Southern California pick-up only. If no-one locally bites, I'll offer it to the entire list for $50 plus shipping.

Normally I'd keep a frame like this, since it's my size, and will probably clean up fairly well, in the end, but, I have way too many projects hanging fire right now to spend the hours it will take to clean this frame up.

Normally I'd charge more for it too, since it's pretty cool. But, Harvey gave me a good deal, and I want to pass this frame on to someone who really wants it. If you clean it up and sell it and double your money, so be it, but you might want to check your karma afterwards.. ;>

FS: Stella frame/fork. Columbus tubing. Cool oval french columbus stickers all there on fork blades. Square Columbus sticker on st. I'm guessing late-70s/early-80s. Comes with Campagnolo steel headset and bb in good shape, as far as I can tell. D/O adjuster screws and correctly-fitting french-diameter Campagnolo seatpost included, as is a badly thrashed leather-covered plastic saddle, Unicanitor-clone of some kind, apparently. Verticle drop-outs!(weird, but true)--d/o faces are chromed in ok shape. Original Campagnolo clamp-on dt cable guide and chain-stay cable-stop included. 70's style Stella graphics are all there, and mostly in good shape. The foil head-badge was peeling off, so I removed it, and flattened it, and if you use the right adhesive, and you're careful, you could re-apply it and it would look pretty good.

56cm c-t st/55cm c-c tt

Paint is a light powder blue, with a pearlescent top-coat. By some unlucky magic, the pearl top-coat has been badly soiled and discolored all over the frame. I took some NAPA cleaning/polishing paste to it, and you *can* get most of the soiling out, with careful work, without actually removing all the top-coat, but it's gonna be a job. All I can think is, someone left the bike in a garage with a lot of water and dirt around. I've never seen anything like it. But, it *will* clean up into an interesting classic beater. Better than your average beater, I'd say, depending on how much work you want to put into it. The chromed headlugs are lightly corroded, but a good metal-cleaner shined them right up. So, they'll look good when cleaned.

No pics at this price. The frame/fork is worth the price for the parts alone, if you need them.

I will also trade this for something interesting. I'm always looking for all kinds of stuff.

Contact me privately if you're interested. Again, local pick-up first, then, if no-one locally wants it, it's available to the list.

Charles Andrews
SoCal