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Old 07-22-09, 10:50 PM   #1
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85-87 Specialized Expedition for sale

I usually hang out in the C&V Forum, but thought this question might be more appropriate for the touring cadre. I'm very reluctantly, but seriously considering; no, more than considering, putting my Expedition up for sale. I was thinking that the market for touring bikes was probably small, but what does the Touring Forum think this bike should go for in today's market?

Just to add: the wheelset and rear D are not original (nor is the saddle for that matter), but everything else is, including the headlamp wire running through the down tube.
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Old 07-23-09, 10:02 PM   #2
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I'm not sure this forum would be a good gauge for the value of a vintage bike, no flame war intended. Most people here ride the new stuff from what I've gathered and that is perfectly fine too. Anyway, I'd be willing to bet your bike would bring at least 700.00 and probably MUCH higher on e-bay. Let the guys on the " http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/MiyataSpecTour/ " forum know about it and I'm sure you'll have good results.

The Miyata 1000, Specialized Expedition and Trek 720's were the best 3 touring bikes ever made in my opinion. Being the Expeditions and 720's were only made for a brief period they tend to bring more money than the Miyata's, although they are now very pricey for a nice one.

If your Expedition is a 63cm let me know and I might be interested, it looks to be a bit smaller though. There is a beautiful 720 on e-bay right now going for 760.00 plus shipping and I'd bet it will sell for a 1000.00 or better in the end. I'd love to get my hands on one of each (already have the Miyata).

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Old 07-24-09, 12:35 PM   #3
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It's 23.5" from center of crank to center of seat tube top tube. You seem like someone who might have an opinion on what wheelset would be appropriate for a 6-spd Expedition. I posted this question in a separate thread. I has a low-end non-matched set now that I would like to replace. I've seen that Miyataspec site referenced before, but I'm already a member of so many forums, I'm reluctant to sign-up for another just to ask 1 question.
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Old 07-25-09, 05:52 AM   #4
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I have a stock set of wheels on what I believe to be an 84 Specialized Expedition. I would be more than happy to part with them, as sell as any of the other stock components. I am in the process of restoring and upgrading the bike with a 9 speed drive train. They have the very smooth Specialized hubs, and Champion rims.
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If the wheel set from surfjimc is in good shape or rebuildable, your wheel issue is solved. Did your bike have a 27" or 700c wheel set? Getting those stock hubs would be an added bonus too (40 spoke rear and 36 front IIRC).

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It's still 27", I'll leave it to the next owner to decide whether to keep it original or spread the triangles.
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