Marc, What I'm a little confused about is why you didn't buy the matching womens model? I'm sure they were being priced well below cheap enough, and I like to see Bikes that come in together as matched sets leave together. Sincerely, Steve Marsala a WBC Volunteer Chicago IL
>From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <email@example.com>
>To: marc garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org>,email@example.com
>Subject: Re: [CR]frejus pictures
>Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 22:10:53 -0400
>That's a Caimi freewheel. They became Everest.
>It is a neat bike, maybe about 1960. As to value it is the second line bike
>so that limits it a bit. $500-$800 maybe to someone but I can't really tell
>Keep it original. It's in pretty good shape and old enough that "restoring"
>is really tough and will destroy/mismatch with the patina.
>Great Notch, NJ
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "marc garcia" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 4:06 PM
>Subject: [CR]frejus pictures
> > here are the pics for the frejus tour de france
> > In my original post I stated that it had a campy freewheel, it does not.
>forget the exact brand but it's something like calmpi or something like
>that. I also said that the columbus tubing decal didn't match any of those
>on CR columbus page, that is also incorrect. It is just like the very first
>label on the page, I'm assuming the oldest label on that page. When was
>label used? I also read sheldon brown's frejus page in his price guide and
>what exactly are the "raised pedal lip cranks?" The cranks on my frejus
>a rounded bulging head at the ends, is this what this is? What's the best
>way to go about working on the leather saddle? It's stiff but not
>dried out, it's curling up a bit. I'm not sure proofhide will do the job,
>there anything I can use to bring back the suppleness a bit?
> > Can anyone give me a rough estimate of value? I'm curious to know what I
>have here, not that I really want to sell it. It's a matter of deciding how
>much work should be put into the bike. The chrome on the fork needs to be
>redone, but the paint is in nice shape. Do you all think that it would be
>worth sacrificing the original paint on the fork to fix the chrome? I
>suppose if I can't match the paint, an all chrome fork wouldn't look bad.
>The rest of the paint on the frame is far from perfect but I think that
>enough of it is there to leave it original. With my bikes, I would
>rather have some scratches and original paint then a perfect non-original
> > thank you all for your help and opinions.
> > marc garcia
> > chicago IL