Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - nashbar race sis
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01-03-09, 04:03 PM
I have this older bike that needs tlc. I'm wondering what I really have and if its worth the time to give it some tlc. Its a nashbar SIS. Its red in color and has a shimano 600. Any info is more than appreciated.
01-03-09, 04:20 PM
Several questions that would help:
1-how many speeds is that rear set? Looks like 6 or 7.
2-what size are the wheels? 27" or 700c?
3-are those shifters "indexed," i.e. do they click to the next gear and it shifts one gear per click?
I'm guessing it's a steel lugged frame that came with down tube indexed shift levers, and someone altered it for triathlons or something. I'm guessing $100 as is (in eastern NC) and if I had it, and it was 7-speed, I'd add a set of drop bars and find a set of 7-speed Shimano RSX STI shifters or maybe an old set of Sora STI's. About $100 in upgrades/tires/etc would give you a decent road bike that is dependable and solid. You won't win the Tour, but you'll be able to ride plenty.
Put drop bars on it. Reuse the bar end shifters. It would get $150 to $175 around here (assuming clean, ready to ride, and well marketed). Might even get $200 if the frame is really clean.
08-19-09, 04:00 PM
I have the same bike, circa 1986 and have replaced the seat and tires and bar tape over time and it still rides well. I am wondering about when I should change the chain. What is the rule of thumb?
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