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    Japanese CONCORD Selecta 12 Freedom Deluxe

    Hey guys,

    I need some of your expert advise here. I saw this ad on craigslist for a Japanese CONCORD Selecta 12 Freedom Deluxe. I'm a huge newbie to the bike scene and know very little. This looks like a nice bike, but its really old (made in the 80s) and $200 seems like way too much, I could almost get a brand new bike for that much. How much do you think I should offer? Again, it looks like a great bike and it looks like its in good condition....I plan on going to see it today. Thanks guys!

    http://www.use.com/6882b1ddd1086219e781?p=1

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    No Money and No Sense sillygolem's Avatar
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    Concords were middle-of-the road bikes: Somewhat better than bike boom gaspipe bikes, but not high-end.
    IIRC, their frames were made by Kuwahara, although I'm not familiar with the tubing brand. $200 sounds a bit high to me, but it mostly depends on the bike market where you're at.

    Note that there's a European brand from this time called Concorde, which are high-end.
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    I got 99 projects BluesDaddy's Avatar
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    Looks like a $100 bike to me. If you're patient enough you can find a better bike for less money (unless you're in one of the expensive bike bubbles like New York or San Fran)

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    Pass. Low end bike from the boom, most likely hi ten steel frame.

    No way can you get a decent new road bike for anything near $200. At that price, you are talking Xmart.

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    It does look good. I am also not familiar with that tubing sticker. I would probably shoot for around $150 for something like that in my market if it is cro-moly. About $100 if it's hi-tensile steel. If it is made by Kuwahara, they make nice frames.

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