I bought this from a man who got it from his boss. He said his boss bought this bike new in Hurst, Texas at The Bike Rack (still has the sticker)
in 1973-74 for $390.
(2014 value: $2100)
Made in West Germany
***Kalkhoff frame (edit)
Brooks saddle with truss rod adjustment
Full Dura-Ace brakes
Shimano quick release 'flared mag' (unique looking) hubs. I was told by the seller that this was Shimano's first year quick release hub.
Thunder Bird FD
Eagle GTO RD
Strange crank/large sprocket. Missing teeth. I have never seen this before, See photo.
Anyone have any information on these bikes?
I have looked on the internet but have had no luck.
Please help to give me any additional information and an estimated value.
This appears to be a rare find with better than average components. With a hefty original price tag of almost $400 US in 1973-74.
As stated by the seller, this bike was bought new for what translates to around $2100. He also told me his boss is a seasoned cyclist with money to spend.
Thanks for any help,