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    Help with 20dollar Campy equiped Specialized Allez

    3rensho, no I am not subliminally fishing, the original post was supposed to be pictures and it did not come out, it was an edit.
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    What?
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    Allez

    Sorry, I bought a Specialized Allez. It is probably from the mid 80's. The decal on the reads, Allez and specialized is very small lettering. It has Campy record hubs laced to Mavic G-40 rims. Nuovo Record rear derailer, Specialized cranks, Campy BB, Campy GS brakes. No indication of tubing or decal. Can anyone tell me more about this bike? I bought it for 20bucks at a resale shop. It has been like friggin christmas over here for a few day's. What a deal, mint condition.

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    When you say resale shop do you pawnshop or consignment store?

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    A guy in my neighborhood buys items at garage and estate sales, and re-sells them at his store next to his house. I ride past his storefront on my way to work. His specialty is old jukeboxes, but he always has something new out every day.

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    First give us the location of this guy's store.

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    $20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





















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    I'm crying right now.

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    Anyone know where to find Specialized info? Like I said, the bike does not say Specialized anywhere, just Allez, and their S symbol. Very nice red paint. Also has a decal designed by Tom Jeeson???? I think that is the spelling, but it is in cursive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjke View Post
    Also has a decal designed by Tom Jeeson????
    That would be Tim Neenan. He designed the Expedition and Sequoia as well and built bikes under the name Lighthouse Cycles for awhile too. I think he is now a chef ...

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    Thank You

    That is good info.

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    Rumor has it that some of the very first Allez were contract-built for Specialized by 3Rensho in Japan...could yours be one of these? Or is it a myth? Whatever: given the Campy stuff hung on it, it's either a super bargain or a freakin'-super bargain...I'd guess it's Ishiwata tubing, maybe 019.

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    Wowwwwww......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjke View Post
    Like I said, the bike does not say Specialized anywhere, just Allez, and their S symbol.
    So, ...um... is your first attachment a shot of some other bike? Or does the word "SPECIALIZED" only show up on my magic monitor?

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    I'd be lucky to get that stem for $20. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go kick my $175 Centurion Sport DLX now...

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    >> Rumor has it that some of the very first Allez were contract-built for Specialized by 3Rensho in Japan

    In fact, this is exactly what your bike looks like... check it out here.
    Last edited by ga_mueller; 07-28-07 at 11:11 AM.

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    Reminds me of the Allez that Marcus Sommers from the infamous Shaversport Racing team used to ride.

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    Pics would be nice

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    if he got a 'rensho' for $20, I'm finding a new hobby.

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    I hope this helps, and what would be a good estimation of the market value, looks like a 3Rensho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
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    "I cannot see! I am blinded by such beauty! (Gomez Adams)

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaneee View Post
    if he got a 'rensho' for $20, I'm finding a new hobby.
    You apparently need a new hobby. I don't feel well myself... .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjke View Post
    I hope this helps, and what would be a good estimation of the market value, looks like a 3Rensho.
    Can you post a photo of the full bike with wheels?

    Given the rarity of a 3Rensho crafted Specialized Allez, I bet that you could get a fair bit of money on eBay. Yours is in fantastic condition and with the right set of photos and the right description, I bet that it could go north of 1000$USD.

    You've made out like a bandit but don't tell the guy from whom you bought it, that would just be cruel The funny thing is, that if he sold it to you for only 20$, I wonder what he paid for it? Maybe 10 bucks or so?
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