Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Today's Special: Apollo Gran Tour

Old 07-17-15, 11:07 AM
  #1  
Binky
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Binky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 680

Bikes: Too, too many....

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Today's Special: Apollo Gran Tour

Kuwahara Apollo Gran Tour, (circa 1985 ?)

Another tossed-out low-end rescue bike, sadly neglected, but it actually rides MUCH better than it looks. I took it out for a ride today in the rain and I think it is worth wiping down with Varsol and spending the price of a can of blue spray paint. I've probably had half-a-dozen or more Apollo bikes from the 1980s over the years and have found them generally above average. This is not a Fred Deely bike : it has the brass CD (Cochrane-Dunlop) head badge and was sold through the DC sporting goods store in Toronto.

Under the grime the fit and finish look good.

In fact, after an hour's worth of non-cosmetic clean up (air in the tired tires, fresh grease in wheel bearings, fresh grease in BB, new gear cables) it actually rides really better than a comparable Raleigh. The crusty Raleigh Racing tires had their last spin today....

Araya alloy rims
Sunshine alloy hubs,
Maxy alloy crank arms
Alloy chain rings
Nice Suntour derailleurs
GB stem
Mafac Racer brakes
Sakae alloy bars
Kuwahara frame

Binky










Attached Images
File Type: jpg
100_6880.jpg (90.4 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg
100_6881.jpg (88.1 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg
100_6882.jpg (97.2 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg
100_6883.jpg (100.7 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg
100_6884.jpg (100.9 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg
100_6885.jpg (92.2 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg
100_6886.jpg (89.3 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg
100_6887.jpg (92.0 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg
100_6888.jpg (100.9 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg
100_6889.jpg (101.1 KB, 19 views)
Binky is offline  
Old 07-18-15, 11:53 PM
  #2  
Hummer
Senior Member
 
Hummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rupert's Land
Posts: 813

Bikes: 1981 Raleigh GP, 1985 Norco Bush Pilot, . . .

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi Binky,

interesting bike.

Are you sure the frame was built by Kuwahara? The Kuwahara serial number format is unique. The serial number for Kuwahara frames is usually on the seat tube, non-drive side, lower down. The serial nuber will tell the year and month of manufacture.

A picture of the headbadge would also be interesting.
Hummer is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Flatballer
Southeast
3
12-10-08 01:10 PM
atomship47
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
19
08-31-08 06:39 PM
dgasmd
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
37
10-02-07 08:17 PM
pigmode
Foo
28
12-24-05 03:03 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.