[CR]For Sale: Ephgrave #1 1950s vintage


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From: "Charles Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 11:57:46 -0800
Subject: [CR]For Sale: Ephgrave #1 1950s vintage

I wanted to offer this to the list first. An elegant Ephgrave #1 from the 1950s. 23" c-t

Picture link below.

this bike is set up in very interesting period style, with some cool parts, including:

Brooks B-17 Champion narrow saddle Stainless Weinmann shorty fenders cool old Benelux Campagnolo knock-off derailleur Cyclo shifter Durax cottered cranks in very nice shape. GB steel stem and alloy front wheel nuts Period allez pedals with Cyclo Oppy clips Dunlop Stainless steel lightweight 27" rims (very, VERY cool) Gnutti hubs

I'm selling the bike as it came to me, and from the looks of it, other than the quite nice repaint (appears to be an Argos job, but I don't know for sure..someone in England did it), it is as it was in about 1958 or thereabouts..other than the new-condition Continental Sport tires.

The pics don't begin to give the effect of the paint-job, which is a truly jewel-like candy red. It's very attractive, esp. in sunlight.

There is one caveat to this bike. It appears it is ever so slightly tweeked in the front end. I feel a very slight bulge under the down-tube, by the lug. This bike was sold to me with no information given on that subject. I only found out about it later, after my own inspection. Long story. If it was tweeked, the effect was very mild.. however, I would take it apart, and have the frame carefully aligned, were I going to keep it.

But, the bike is for sale. A photo link is below. What you see is what you get.

$1200 shipped in the lower 48 or best offer. Any members across the Pond who would like to buy it, I'm happy to ship to the UK or some parts of Europe, but you will pay actual shipping.

I will be in and out of touch for the next few days, if you don't hear from me right away, please be patient.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21078245@N03/?saved=1

Charles Andrews
Los Angeles