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    Help! Brand unknown!

    Hello!

    I would need some help to identify this bike brand that I just bought. Only thing I know is a columbus Cromor.

    All the help is apreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Looking at the fork and brake lever I'd say one that has been crashed.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Likely junk as it looks to have had a nice head on crash.

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    I know this is going to be a ridiculously stupid question but what the hell, I'll ask it anyways. What possessed you to buy a bike from some unknown frame builder(?) you never heard of and unless you are blind; can see it has taken a substantial front end hit without doing any research on the builder?

    Just the front end damage would be enough to make me say no. The unknown builder would also make me say no thanks.

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    Seriously, that fork (which looks like it could be a replacement) is toast, and I'd worry about the frame, as well. you might have $100 worth of components on this bike, if you are lucky. If you are VERY lucky, the frame might not be damaged. FWIW, Cromor is a less-expensive, heavier gauge tubing, so the frame in the condition shown might've been worth $100 if pristine, probably $50 as it sits (lousy repaint and all), $5 if damaged in the crash.

    How much did you pay for this wreck?
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Call the shop and ask them. You are in Europe right?

    CYCLES JAFFRIN
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    22000 SAINT-BRIEUC
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    duplicate answer

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    It appears the frame is not buckled. The fork is toasted.
    Use a level and check if the top tube and the down tube are straight. Check the welding points at the lugs all around.
    The tubes seemed ok to me.
    Why do you care about the brand? That is an old chromoly classic bike. Fix it and make it nice again. Get rid of that fork. A revamp and you will have a running classic.
    Don't mind the haters...as if telling you all those things is going to change the fax that you got the bike already.
    Good luck. Post pics!!!



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    There is also no seatpost binder bolt. If the post doesn't move, it is seized.

    The bike needs new fork, new cables, new housing, new chain, new bar tape, adjustments. Probably new tires. Plus labor.

    I have no love for eroica. So, I just don't see how spending a couple hundred dollars to fix it would be "worth" doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crit_boy View Post
    There is also no seatpost binder bolt. If the post doesn't move, it is seized.

    The bike needs new fork, new cables, new housing, new chain, new bar tape, adjustments. Probably new tires. Plus labor.

    I have no love for eroica. So, I just don't see how spending a couple hundred dollars to fix it would be "worth" doing.
    Bingo! These things are either a labor of love or just stubbornness in refusing to recognize a bad deal.

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