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    Vintage Royce Union?

    This looks interesting and unique to me. Anyone else find it so? Anyone else know about these?

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    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/160011799.html

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by peripatetic
    This looks interesting and unique to me. Anyone else find it so? Anyone else know about these?

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    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/160011799.html
    Department Store bike, sold at Big box stores like Sears and Meijer, made by Huffy currently. Back a few years ago, their Alum frame was subject to stress failure and was recalled. If it's not the Aluminum 2000, it was about $180-200 new. If it's the original BMX bike from the 80's, it's japanese junk, by the way.
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    Your post comes up as 'deleted' on craigslist. However, my wife had a Royce Union prior to her finding out she has MS. It was a reliable bike, not bad looking, but nothing spectacular. I don't know if I agree with everything Tom Stormcrowe said, but I would agree with him on one thing; I would never spend $219 on a Royce Union.
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    My first bike was a Royce Union 24" single speed paperboy fat tire cruiser, circa 1963. Because my father wouldn't buy the Schwinn Stingray I wanted....

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    Senior Member peripatetic's Avatar
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    Hmmm... seems the poster dropped and re-posted. Here's the new link (hope this works.) He dropped the price from above $200:

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/160237917.html

    Should that not appear, here's the description:

    Royce union, Conquest model, L50 special edition, 14sp, size 21.5", standover height 31.5", 27" wheels, aluminum, 700x23c, new narrow, tyres, very light, very fast. must sell, asking $189, this kind of bike in ebay and other plces sell for over $300 to $500.

    Here's what I note from the pics: forest green, steel frame. Downtube shifters (Shimano indexed?) Sidepull caliper brakes with QRs (shimano, dia-compe?) Crownless fork. Very nice-looking VELO seat with a Selle San Marco-style flat back with large rivets.

    Seems like, though the company is known for junkers, this might be a higher-end model.

    Just intrigued...

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    Royce Union made some decent bicycles way back when (about Fuji quality).

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    My first bike was a Royce Union 24" single speed paperboy fat tire cruiser, circa 1963. Because my father wouldn't buy the Schwinn Stingray I wanted....
    Hello randya. I saw a post that you sumitted a few years back indicating you had a 24 inch Royce Union single speed cruiser type bike when you were a kid. I got the same from Santa between 1963 and 1965. It was orange or goldish and was what I believe would be called a convertible, meaning the top tube could be removed to become a girls bike and added back in to be a boys bike again.
    My parents didn't take many photos in those days and I have no photo of the bike. Did your bike match this description? If yes, do you have a photo of that Royce Union? I'd love to have a copy.

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