I bought a Specialized Allez frame back in '83, I was 19 at the time, now 45; and built it up with some nice parts at the time. I rode the bike for 5-6 years and then basically just stored it away in my garage. I took up Mt. biking in my 30's, got married, kids, and then stopped riding.
So after reading some of the other posts on old Allez frames that were built by 3Rensho, I thought my bike looks like it may be one. So finally my questions. 1. does this look like a 3Rensho Specialized frame that may be worth something. 2. Since I want to get back into riding again would upgrading the bike with new components be a good idea. The bike has 126mm rear hub spacing. It would have to be bent to 130mm to accommodate the 'newer' hubs/wheels. If the bike is worth something should I just leave it 'as is'.
Here is a list of parts on the bike. I put the bike together myself (except the wheels) and still have all my receipts after 26 years.
'83 Specialized Allez 52cm
Campy Nuovo record front and rear derailleurs, shifters
Modolo Speedy brakes and levers
Cinelli Stem and Handbar
Suntour Superb Cranks, BB, 6-speed cog
Shimano DuraAce headset
Shimano 600 hubs 36-hole
Mavic Mod-E2 rims
Specialized Turbo S tires
MKS Esquartz pedals
SR Laprade seat post
Flite Ti saddle (from mountain bike, not original)