DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Nothing cutting edge. Suntour made millions of those shift levers. Concords were lower end Japanese bikes imported in the 1970s. Worth fixing up if you have the time/tools/aptitude/access to affordable parts, otherwise, you will be upside down on it by the time you were done.
Now as a family momento, you may want to fix it regardless. Certainly if I had my father's old bike, I would fix it up regardless of how good a bike it was. But to make money, no.
Realize 1970s was the bike boom. For every decent bike, there were hundreds of bottom end bikes made. At one point, there were waiting lists to buy any new bike, so a lot of buyers took just about anything. After the boom, bike mfrs had to improve their products to stay alive. Most did not make it.
Last edited by wrk101; 04-27-12 at 05:29 PM.