Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-26-12, 03:54 PM   #1
theopowers
drink slinger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Unmarked steel Specialized roadie

...
__________________
Five is right out!

My build a precision truing stand on the cheap instructable

Last edited by theopowers; 07-31-12 at 09:54 PM.
theopowers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 09:03 PM   #2
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm going to guess Sirrus. Your best bet is to check out the catalog archive at retrobike.co.uk, and flip through the early 90's catalogs. Pay attention to the color options for each year, and that should get you in the ballpark. The large vinyl decals on this one aren't original.

Is this a bike you've already acquired, or one you're considering buying?
Chris_in_Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 09:13 PM   #3
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Now that I think about it, the Sirrus may have disappeared by the early 90's, so it's probably an Allez...
Chris_in_Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 09:41 PM   #4
oldskoolwrench
自転車整備士
 
oldskoolwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado USA
Bikes: '86 Moots Mountaineer, '94 Salsa Ala Carte, '94 S-Works FSR, 1983 Trek 600 & 620
Posts: 898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
Now that I think about it, the Sirrus may have disappeared by the early 90's, so it's probably an Allez...
Chris,

I think the Sirrus was still around in the early 90's; didn't it come with RSX at one point?

I'm guessing a mid to late 80's Allez, based on the raised swoosh on the top of the SS. The decals make me
think of a Team issue frame set, given that they're raised with no clear coat.

theopowers... does it say 'Specialized" down the front of both fork blades? If so, it very well may be a Team Issue bike
using a stock, un-decaled Allez frame with add-on accoutrements. Sinyard's boys were known to do that for small teams
back then...

Alan
oldskoolwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 10:02 PM   #5
theopowers
drink slinger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldskoolwrench View Post
Chris,
I'm guessing a mid to late 80's Allez, based on the raised swoosh on the top of the SS. The decals make me
think of a Team issue frame set, given that they're raised with no clear coat.

theopowers... does it say 'Specialized" down the front of both fork blades? If so, it very well may be a Team Issue bike
using a stock, un-decaled Allez frame with add-on accoutrements. Sinyard's boys were known to do that for small teams
back then...

Alan
It doesn't have anything down the front of the forks, no. It certainly has occurred to me that it was a one-off or small batch paint job for whatever reason.
__________________
Five is right out!

My build a precision truing stand on the cheap instructable

Last edited by theopowers; 07-31-12 at 09:55 PM.
theopowers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 10:04 PM   #6
theopowers
drink slinger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
Is this a bike you've already acquired, or one you're considering buying?
I already own it - bought it for my girlfriend but it is bigger than advertised. Not necessarily trying to value it here, maybe I should have posted it in the vintage section instead.
__________________
Five is right out!

My build a precision truing stand on the cheap instructable
theopowers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 03:50 AM   #7
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Bikes: 1982 Tomassini, 1963 Peugeot PX10, and eight special issue Canadian lightweights...
Posts: 7,147
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
I have lots of very nice very high end vintage road bicycles and none ride better than my beat up, dented and uglified Specialized Something-or-Other. That bike is light, fast and handles through thought power alone. What a nice bicycle. My guess is that, given a chance, you will love your bicycle...

__________________
Learn how to find, restore and maintain vintage road bicycles at... MY "TEN SPEEDS"
randyjawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 09:04 AM   #8
theopowers
drink slinger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
My guess is that, given a chance, you will love your bicycle...
Too small for me, unfortunately!
__________________
Five is right out!

My build a precision truing stand on the cheap instructable
theopowers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 09:19 AM   #9
StanSeven
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: No Va but ride also in So Md
Bikes: Cervelo SLC-SL, Guru Photon, Waterford, Specialized CX
Posts: 11,782
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
It's a Sirrus. That color scheme was availalble only for one year (maybe 89).
StanSeven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 10:01 AM   #10
theopowers
drink slinger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
It's a Sirrus. That color scheme was availalble only for one year (maybe 89).
I did a google search for images for Sirrus 86-90. Didn't see this color scheme, though that's not decisive.
__________________
Five is right out!

My build a precision truing stand on the cheap instructable

Last edited by theopowers; 07-31-12 at 09:56 PM.
theopowers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 10:25 PM   #11
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes, the unicrown fork is what's throwing me, I thought the 80's bikes all had a traditional crown? Can you post some more photos in natural lighting?
Chris_in_Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:09 PM.