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A friend is considering purchasing this "basement find" from a co-worker. Looks like it's a drop bar and some tape away from being a roadie again.

Is it worth a couple hundred or so of my friend's money to grab this thing - or not so much? If it fits him of course. Looks like it's in pretty nice shape.

I have a stash of 26.0 drop bars for him to choose from, so all he's really in for initially is a roll of bar tape and maybe some new cables.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4853365882/" title="1 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4853365882_8e2f56f382_b.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="1" /></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4853365914/" title="2 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4853365914_e363fba6bd_b.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="2" /></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4852745009/" title="3 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4852745009_4493ee81bc_b.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="3" /></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4852745043/" title="4 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4852745043_06a4932168_b.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="4" /></a>

thanks for any input....
 

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Easily worth $200 or so. That's a late eighties frame with Columbus Tenax tubing and forged dropouts. It also looks like it has hardly been ridden.

Tell your friend to grab it.
 

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yeah, wish I had a better pic showing components, but the darn thing looks spotless, and fairly original other than the wheels/tires and flat bar.

Will a bike of that vintage be 126 or 130 rear spacing?
 

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Those rims look bronze to me, and somewhat newish. Probably not the original wheels (Araya 20A Grey anodized w/Shimano 600 Hubs...)?

Not sure if that's a good or bad thing. That will need a closer look. I imagine the drivetrain is otherwise original.

Thanks guys.
 

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Worth $200 for sure.
I think it looks great with the flat bar! :thumbsup:
 

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Thats nice. Looks like it's equiped with ultegra. I would jump on it!
 

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orbeamike said:
Buy it!
And the 1st thing you do is to properly locking down the F/R wheel quick release.
And removing the idiot clips that attach the wheels to the fork... haven't seen those in a while.
 

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buck-50 said:
And removing the idiot clips that attach the wheels to the fork... haven't seen those in a while.
And don't forget those reflectors!
 
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