Saturday, August 30, 2008

1988 Cannondale SR1000 60 cm Full Sante Group


Sold: $555.00 including shipping

My snipe: $370-ish

This item is New Old Stock. It has never been built. It will come in unbuilt condition. You can either build it up yourself or take it to a local bike shop and have it built. It has a full Shimano Sante group. This is a one of a kind item it is in pristine condition and is a real eye catcher. Will only ship to the Continental US. Happy bidding and please contact me with questions.

Frame: Aluminium Criterium Series

Wheels: Sante hubs with Wolber rims (the rear hub has an been upgraded to accept modern cassettes)

Stem: TTT
Handlebars: TTT
Bar tape: Cineili
Seatpost: American Classic (only mounted seatpost included)
Seat: Cineili (not pictured still in plastic)
Front Derailuer: Shimano Sante
Rear Derailuer: Shimano Sante
Brakes: Shimano Sante
Shifters: Shimano Sante
Crankset: Shimano Sante
Tires: Michelin


The Shimano Sante group was aimed at non-racing, affluent sport riders that valued both aesthetics and performance. As the auction points out, it was slotted just below Dura-Ace in the Shimano product line, and is notable for its white painted finish, smooth contours, and covered fasteners; it's almost Guigiaro-esque.

Component marketing today is divided into two groups, one emphasizing racing pedigree, and the other recalling a non-existent past. In such a climate, I think it will be a long time before any current manufacturer has the nerve to introduce a new group featuring such novel design concepts.

Sante currently commands high prices on eBay, I assume mostly because there is no reasonable substitute for a broken or missing component on an otherwise all-Sante bike. The NOS frame is probably worth a couple hundred resale, so let's assume he paid $300 for the group. The buyer's feedback reveals that he recently spent $50 + shipping for a Sante crankset; now he has a full NOS group at one stroke, at not too unreasonable a price.

Auctions like this pose special problems for the seller. I commend him for selling the bike complete as a piece of history, but he probably would have realized more parting it out.

Friday, August 29, 2008

VINTAGE CAMPAGNOLO RECORD 1ST TYPE HEAD SET


Sold: $1,259.56 plus shipping

My snipe: n/a

-FIRST RECORD HEAD SET PRODUCED BY CAMPAGNOLO IN 1958 ALL ORIGINAL

-BALL BEARING CAGES WERE NOT AVAILABLE, IT WAS MOUNTED WITH FREE BALL BEARINGS, THAT ARE PROVIDED IN THE CORRECT SIZE.

-NOTICE THE 'CAMPAGNOLO MAGGIORATA O.5 MM WRITING' AND THE CUTS FOR O-RINGS ON THE 2 BASES; ALSO THE PARTICULAR SHAPE OF TOP LOCK NUT

Sold to the Japanese collector known only as Taki59. More Japanese headset obsession here.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Trek 720 Road Bike Racing Bike 15 Speed 61cm Bicycle


Sold: $939.99 including shipping.

My snipe: $700-ish

Up for auction is a very nice Trek Road Bike 700 series. We believe it to be a model 720 from 1984 according to the vintage Trek site. Talk about a RARE ride, this is truly a hard to find specimen. If your looking for quality and you want a real pro Touring cycle, have a look at this nice bike. Overall condition is good almost in mint Conditions just some minor knicks and scratches from normal use over the last 30 years. This 15 speed bike is packed full of high quality components, like the Sugino LP Cranks, Maillard 700 hubs, SHIMANO Brakes . It also comes with Matrix Titan T Rims. Other components are: SACHS HURET rear deraileur, Simplex Deraileur, Suntour Shifters, BROOKS PROFECIONAL saddle, Cinelli stem. You cant get any better! THIS BIKE IS READY TO hit the Road with just a bit of TLC. All in all, if your looking for a great Touring bike, look no further. It has everything that you could want in a quality well made bike by TREK. Please have a look at the photos below for more details. The frame size is 61cm from center of cranks to top of seat collar. The stand over height is 86cm. and the top tube measures 57cm.

Prices are rising for true touring bikes from the early '80s. It's not unusual to see these Trek 720's, Specialized Expeditions or Miyata 1000's going for nearly a grand these days. I think people appreciate them as practical classics in times of high gas prices.

The 720 model from 1983-84 is particularly interesting for its 47cm chainstays, less so for its Helicomatic hubs. This example is very original.

Vintage Selle Concor S. Marco Bicycle Saddle Italy


Sold: $132 including shipping.

My snipe: $67.77

"You are bidding on a vintage Selle Concor S. Marco black leather bicycle saddle made in Italy. It is marked in gold letters Superleggera for Superlight. Its weight is 240g compared to the regular supercorsa saddle with a weight of 320g. It has been gently used over 25 years ago and both logos show very little wear, see pictures. The rails show scratches from being mounted but no rust. I stored this saddle for over 25 years but I think it dates to the early or mid 80s. I see some slight impressions in the leather but no damage. There is no roughness around the edges or the front, the leather is shiny and smooth. Length - 10.5" and Width - 5.5."

Would the seller have gotten more if the auction title had said "superleggera"?

Part of the fun of eBay is hoping that other bidders don't recognize what's special about an item if the seller doesn't point it out.

This was a fair price for a Concor Superleggera. It is in good condition and has the more desirable plain yellow rear Concor logo on a black background.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Vintage Brancale Sport Helmet


Sold: $35.80 including shipping.

My snipe: n/a

"I bought this in the late 80s and wore it in my first competition in 1990. Size 58."

I set up an email alert for this helmet about two years ago. Since then, I've seen about a million hair nets and maybe two of these. Both went for over $100. I think the fixed-gear crowd likes them.