I have had my Lotus Classique rebuilt. It only has the original headset. It is still a Lotus though. The first time it was updated my brother didn't keep the original parts. Argh!
Bryan Excelle 1984 said:March 8, 2013 3:50 pm PST
Just took the 1984 Classique out for a brief spin, as assembled, new out of box, on those 30 year old tires, and it is fabulous. Just like my Excelle from back when I was 21...now I am 50 and not 160 pounds any more either...smooth as silk ( the bike that is), and that is the ride i have been missing. I bought the only remaining Legend Comp the guy had as well, for my 15 year old daughter whom it fit perfectly.
dave keim said:March 2, 2013 12:58 pm PST
i have a 3000m model n0503957 i am trying to find what year it is it is almost perfect condition any help would be thank full
Steve said:February 19, 2013 3:59 pm PST
Last summer, got my 12 y/o son a Lotus 4000 from a pawn shop for $30. He absolutely loves it. Yesterday, I found a Lotus "Suzie Q," girl's 3-speed, for my wife for $9.95 at the Salvation Army. But it's in rough shape. Besides, I didn't have any tools to take off the front wheel so I could fit the bike in a minivan filled with kids. Is this bike a good deal? And what model would it be?
Craig said:February 19, 2013 11:24 am PST
I found an 83 Excelle in a thrift store this winter. It has become my favorite bike (in a stable of vintage Treks). Best of all, the owner had taped the original 83 Lotus catalog to the top tube. The catalog should soon be a part of this terrific website.