Whats my Lennie worth?

Sadly, I have to part with my Lennie, what do you think it’s worth?

I had mild intentions of restoring it, but the bike is in very good genuine, original condition, I never had the heart to destroy the patina. The bike is clean, spray polished, lubed and fully operational. The tubs are not safe to ride on though (could be re-glued if you want to use them - they hold air and the tread is brand new)

I’m just not riding it as much as I’d hoped (mixed brevets, l’eroica style retro rides - Brisbane is not really flush with these kinds of rides like the US is), this bike really needs to go to someone who will ride it to it’s full capacity. Yes, it is in great original condition, some may think that’s grounds to make it an ornament - but honestly, that would be wasting such a fine machine.

I must stress - this is in very good, original condition from the original 70’s build, the ONLY thing that deviates from this status is the bartape, fitted a few months back for a show n shine (couldn’t find cotton tape at short notice)

Perfect L’eroica bike!

So where to start. As common of the day, there was never a full groupset, people and shops chose the best components of the day (or their budget) and built from there. This bike reflects that.

Frame is steel. Probably didn’t need to say it. Zeus tips. 58.5 top tube, 62cm seat tube. Metallic blue paintjob, metallic silver headtube. No braze ons, except for rear derailleur cable lug on chainstay. Fender lugs on tips.

Brake calipers and levers are 1st generation B-210/BA-100 Dura Ace. The hoods have disintegrated, but still original. I have put new bartape on, white Bike Ribbon microfibre.

Front derailleur is Suntour Superbe FD-1500.

Rear derailleur is Suntour Superbe RD-2100

Downtube shifters are Suntour Cyclone LD-1600 friction.

Cranks are Specialites TA Professional 3 arm.

Pedals are Barelli Supreme FULL ALLOY version.

Freewheel is Shimano 6spd 13-23

Hubs are Dura Ace H-731/H-831 first generation high flange 36H. Smooth. Original skewers and locknuts.

Spokes are 14g stainless steel straight gauge round.

Rims are Fiamme Red Label box section tubular, 36H.

Tyres are Continental Giro tubular - still hold air! Not safe for riding - tubs can be rolled off by hand (old glue)

Seatpost is Campagnolo 3800 Gran Sport, Roto frame pinchbolt.

Seat is Selle Italia Turbo, Bernard Hinault model (stamped into sides of the saddle nose)

Stem and bars are 3T

Headset is Campagnolo 1040/A Gran Sport steel.

Pump is Zefal Comp 3.

Spare tub is a Vittoria I had lying about (more form than function though - bit tattered)

Can post up more images for perusal.

Start it at .99c and the market will decide what it’s worth.

In my opinion the arse dropped out of the vintage bicycle market early last year. If you don’t need the money or the space I would hold onto it. Otherwise do what Nexus said above.

Its nice though, and my size.

PM me your info and I’ll invoice you through paypal for a professional estimate as to it’s value.
Otherwise, what nexus said.

might have to sig this.

This was once Spirito’s avatar BTW.

lolz … how the mighty have fallen !!

but, there was a clause whereby I accepted pm’s if you were gonna send me $'s. Something akin to: my time = your money

Peter/Jim Bundy had a complete 55cm at their sale last weekend, if I remember correctly was priced $400 or under.

nice lennie.

nice posts/years of membership ratio too!

We have a new leader it would seem.

I think I owe you money.

Serbian wife = family
(coz scared, they’re heavy hitters as you probably know by know - swing first, ask questions later)

Wait… you think my wife is Serbian? yikes.

EDIT: Sorry for thread hijack.


(how to start a Balkan war 101 !!)

Balkan Bingo!

I would just like to remind you of this eurovision entry :wink:


Man … I love you but don’t think I’ll ever recover from that. And we’re not sharing a car if that stuff ends up on the soundtrack.

Now this … different story, volume 11


I wonder if threads like this are why the OP doesn’t post very often…

Maybe Brad can take it to France if he’s going to defend the L’eroica - looks like his size.

:slight_smile: yeah, I’m a real padder :slight_smile:

I just haven’t posted, didn’t think anyone would be interested in…


at least five people on here just got erections