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did ya'll see the Rambouillet for sale on eBay?(16 posts)

did ya'll see the Rambouillet for sale on eBay?bianchi boy
Oct 30, 2002 6:29 PM
Less than 24 hours left on the bidding, and it's up to $710. I'll have to say, it looks incredible in the photos and I am tempted to call Harris Cyclery and tell them to hold one for me. I actually sent them an email with a few questions, and they've got a fresh shipment coming in November. Just out of curiosity, I asked how much a 58 frame weighed, and they feigned ignorance. I know you don't buy a Rivendell for the light weight, but I am curious.
here's another nice frame (Pinarello)bianchi boy
Oct 30, 2002 6:43 PM
Unusual paint scheme, but I like it. My size, too, but the Merckx has used up my budget for now.
and I've got to plug this Gios ...bianchi boy
Oct 30, 2002 6:48 PM
Since it's nearly identical to mine, although it has a threaded fork (which I actually prefer to threadless). The photos don't do the frame justice and the color is much more intense in person. This frame will probably sell for a reasonable price as Gios don't seem to attract many bidders on eBay.
re: did ya'll see the Rambouillet for sale on eBay?Heron Todd
Oct 30, 2002 7:42 PM
> Just out of curiosity, I asked how much a 58 frame weighed, and they feigned ignorance. I know you don't buy a Rivendell for the light weight, but I am curious.

I'd guess that it would be around 4.5 pounds for the frame and 1.75 for the fork.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL
They all take a back seat to this true beauty, from a master....chopper
Oct 30, 2002 9:39 PM
my favorite ebay frameset of the moment ....Spirito
Oct 30, 2002 11:25 PM
is a super duper Daccordi "turbo".

yes the 80's is where its at and this is a mighty fine example with a fade paintjob. any bike with a model name of Turbo just has to be cool. superfly aero tubeset as well (columbus max?) and full chrome stays to die for. ends today, still hasnt met reserve but if it were my size i would be more than happy to bang a couple of hundred in to see what gives.

did i say the 80's were cool :-)

Rambouillet linktarwheel
Oct 31, 2002 4:52 AM
Forgot the link:
The only thing that bothers me about the RambouilletKenS
Oct 31, 2002 1:56 PM
They picked a compromise spacing of 132.5 mm on the rear axle. I wish they had gone with either 130 or 135.
why is that a bother? nmSpirito
Oct 31, 2002 3:51 PM
Chevy Avalanche syndromeKenS
Nov 1, 2002 5:50 AM
It seems like the frame designers couldn't come to a decision about what kind of ride/rider the bike was designed for, and so they decided to split the difference. If I wanted to use this bike for fire-road riding, then I would want clearance for big tires, heavier-duty fork, dinner-plate cassette, MB-type derailleur but I don't need it to be a 135 mm hub. I could do all of that with a 130 mm hub. Why would I need a 135? And how does a 132.5 help?

On the other hand, it sure is a purty frame...
The only thing that bothers me about the RambouilletRay Sachs
Nov 1, 2002 6:07 AM
I was a *little* bit concerned about that too. Didn't need to be. I run 130s on mine and if I didn't already know it was 132.5, I'd have never noticed the difference. If changning a wheels takes an extra two seconds I'd be surprised. I'm sure you'd notice it more if you went with a 135 because you'd have to spread the dropouts slightly, but I can't imagine that being much of a problem either.

Thanks for that info...KenS
Nov 1, 2002 9:51 AM
The frame is on my "possibles" list.
FWIW, I never even noticed the 132.5 spacingcory
Nov 3, 2002 9:09 PM
I bought a set of those cheap Nashbar Velocity Cruiser wheels for cyclocross tires in winter--$129 for the pair--with 132.5 spacing. I've tried them on my Atlantis (135) and the Allez (130), and they slip into both frames with no trouble at all. It's really not an issue.
The only thing that bothers me about the RambouilletSteve Bailey
Nov 1, 2002 5:08 PM
It makes sense as it gives the user a choice of hub and allows switching between wheelsets.

I have a Mavic MA3 on an Ultegra 36 spoke hub, 130mm spacing, with Ruffy Tuffy tires. This is my regular wheel for my Heron, which like the Rambo has 132.5 spacing. I can also make a quick swap to my Rivendell wheel - a Bontrager Fairlane 36 spoke OCR with a Deore 135mm hub. The Bontrager is a 22.5mm wide rim and with the Deore hub is as durable a wheel as I can find. Outfitted with cross tires and my Heron is a great dirt road bike, all with a simple wheel swap and a slight adjustment of the brake barrel adjuster.

here's another beauttarwheel
Nov 1, 2002 9:32 AM
If I hadn't just bought my Merckx, I would be tempted to snap up this Olmo at the "buy it now" price. Look at the pictures fully enlarged, it's flawless. Unusual but striking paint scheme too.
Nov 2, 2002 10:05 AM
I had an OLMO Sintex (1987) and it was a great riding bike, especially for someone who could use a shortish top tube. Since this bike has never been built up, it would be a GREAT snag at $450. Heck, a half way decent paint job costs $300.