[CR]For sale: 1930s (?) Automoto 57cm US$900

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:13:22 -0700
From: "Morgan Fletcher" <morgan@hahaha.org>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]For sale: 1930s (?) Automoto 57cm US$900

I need cash. I'm doing a mountain bike stage race* in Canada next month, I need to pay for a custom frame** that I had built and my wife just started working again after six months off. (Ordered the frame before she stopped working.) Unfortunately, my garage needs cleaning less than my wallet needs filling, but there it is. I can't ride this Automoto, it's just a bit too small for me, although I bet I could make it work.


(Clincher) Wheels are not original. It looks to have had a "suicide" front derailleur at some point. I got it from France. I am guessing at the age. It's a very cool bike and I'm sad to see it go. Please view the full-size images (top-right link on each image's page) before you send questions, and then I'll answer what I can.

Price is $900 plus shipping, paypal accepted. Free shipping in the continental USA. Will ship outside the USA to a CR member at shipping cost.

Next up is a restored (Ed Litton) 1974 MC62 Carslbad Masi, #440, built with period-correct parts and never ridden after the build, turquoise with yellow accents. I will be down to one complete CR-appropriate bike, a 1983 Molteni-replica Merckx with Super Record, the bike I really wanted when I started racing. in 1988. I imagine the madness will resume after I can raise some bike money again. My dream is a 1960s or older Bianchi in my size, and a 1968 60cm road bike with some style (my birth year), and an old, rideable American track bike.

BTW I would take an early-1980s circa 22" Ritchey mountain bike in trade or partial trade. I'm broke but that's one I really want. (Dale approved this part.)

Morgan Fletcher Oakland, CA USA

* http://www.transrockies.com/trc/index.htm
** http://www.flickr.com/photos/21228831@N05/2666116215/