I had this posted for trade in the summer, and after protracted trade negotiations that fell apart, I'm offering it again.
I believe it's a '72, built at the Vigorelli in Milan. I acquired it as a complete bike, and everything appears original save the wheels, saddle and possibly bar tape. It looks to have been hardly ridden, but because it was dirty and many of the chrome surfaces were lightly corroded, I stripped and carefully cleaned the frame and components. I have about 20 hours invested in careful cleaning. Some may bemoan the fact I cut the cables and toe straps, but it's done.
I'm offering the frameset and all components, except the saddle (it was a Panasonic branded piece of junk) and wheels (Normandy Luxe/Rigida 1320) which are probably not worth the additional cost of shipment. All components appear to function superbly, and all bearings spin smoothly (I did not touch them with the exception of pulling the fork).
52.5 cm ctc seat tube, 54 cm ctc top tube.
I am entertaining trade offers for the following, in order of priority:
- 650B lightweight rando frame/bike, ~59cm seat tube, ~57cm top tube - Pre- or early 70's European bike with character, ~59cm seat tube, ~57cm top tube. Patina preferred. Room for cushy tires and fenders perhaps. - I'm not opposed to off-topic offerings either, as long as the frame conforms to geometry above and there is room for cushy tires and fenders.
Local offers always strongly encouraged!
Budd Lake, New Jersey