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Old 10-18-16, 08:31 PM
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Hi-E Cosmopolitan Inquiry

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I have a rare bicycle. A 1970-71-ish Hi-E Cosmopolitan. Aluminum framed, riveted and bonded! Interior routed cables. An early attempt at aluminum.
Built by Harlan Meyers of Hi-E Engineering, who was a airplane parts supplier.

Can a fair value be estimated for this bike?

My Dad bought it new around 1970 and had the frame built up in Las Vegas Nv, my home town. Been indoors its entire life, and not ridden in quite a few years (only by my father and I). I probably rode it twice, ever. My dad passed in '86.
I changed the bars from randonneur to more road race & re-taped in cotton some 20 years ago.
People may say, 'Why was a bike built up like this'? My dads bike could be one of those... But he built it up the way he did.
Probably directed somewhat by Bike World of Las Vegas (in front of the old Wonderworld store lol), the shop that built it way back when.

Its a 100% complete bike, built with these components:

Hi-E Cosmopolitan frame & fork, bonded & riveted, in roughly a 21" size (my dad was 5' 6 or 5' 7")
Curved seat tube
Hi-E pinned crank & seatpost
Nuovo Record derailleurs
Sun Tour bar end controls
Universal centerpull brake in the back
Dia Comp side pull in front
Dia Comp drilled levers
Cinelli Bar & stem
Unicanitor suede saddle
KKT Pro Ace pedals
Maillard Normandy hi flange hubs & Mavic rims, clinchers. Atom quick releases

This bike weighs in around 21 lbs as I remember - light for 1970.

Harlan Meyers documented this bike in the 90's and I have and extra sets of frame decals (somewhere).
Apparently there were 13 of these bike made out of 19 serial numbers. (some frames broke in assembly)
My dads may be the last one built at #19.
I have never brought this bike to light until now. Only my oldest friends know of it.

Thoughts? Any value?

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You do indeed have one of the "rarest of the rare" as far as bicycles go. It may well be the final one built by Harlan.
The information you give closely matches what he & his son were kind enough to share with me back in the day.
It's difficult to put a value on these, there are not too many who know what these are and even fewer are aware of their historic significance:
How many bikes in the early 70's had oversize tubing, internal cable routing, oversize hollow alloy BB axle, and interchangeable oversize fork and crank bearings?

I purchased mine awhile back but yours is complete and about 100% period-correct as is, neither of mine were built/restored when purchased.
The value as presented would be a minimum of $1500 anywhere offered because the rarity trumps "market-demand" geography.
Worth even more to the right buyer - since an example of anything the Smithsonian has shown interest in acquiring (per his son) demands some premium.
The value would rise higher with more of Harlan's components on board, such as hubs, rims, pedals, bottle cage, seat frame - but the ROI might not work out.

If you locate the decals, PLEASE take some high-res photos as I am in need of at least two sets and could get them made off the photos.
Thanks for sharing this amazing time-capsule of American ingenuity that was made far ahead of its time. Yours is the eighth one that I have record of as still existing.

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Thanks exxongraftek. You know the story.
I am not trying to sell this necessarily. Not even too concerned with the value. It could be more of a donation to the right museum, or collector who hangs bikes from ceilings.
Ya there could be more Hi-E on this bike. I think my father price pointed it a bit, and also went with known quality parts (Hi-E was a questionable/unknown quantity at the time).
If I remember correctly, Hi-E advertised in the back of magazines with smalls adds such as you see today.
My dad got into it as he was tired of pedaling his tankish Schwinn Varsity around (which he humorously drilled out components on lol).

If I put this bike back down in my temp controlled basement, another decade of years could slip by. It deserves to be seen.

Story has it that Cannondale or Klein had one sitting in their offices for inspiration. Who knows...

I will work on digging out my documentation on this bike.
The last time (and only time) I talked to Harlan Meyers was in the mid 90's when he was in his mid 70's I believe.
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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration View Post
Thanks exxongraftek. You know the story.
I am not trying to sell this necessarily. Not even too concerned with the value. It could be more of a donation to the right museum, or collector who hangs bikes from ceilings.
Ya there could be more Hi-E on this bike. I think my father price pointed it a bit, and also went with known quality parts (Hi-E was a questionable/unknown quantity at the time).
If I remember correctly, Hi-E advertised in the back of magazines with smalls adds such as you see today.
My dad got into it as he was tired of pedaling his tankish Schwinn Varsity around (which he humorously drilled out components on lol).

If I put this bike back down in my temp controlled basement, another decade of years could slip by. It deserves to be seen.

Story has it that Cannondale or Klein had one sitting in their offices for inspiration. Who knows...

I will work on digging out my documentation on this bike.
The last time (and only time) I talked to Harlan Meyers was in the mid 90's when he was in his mid 70's I believe.
Thank you
There were indeed some issues with some of the components back when they first came out - I turned a beautiful brand-new rear wheel into a large useless PacMan shape on a climb where the wonderfully light rear skewer pulled out of the dropouts and I balanced my bottom bracket for a very long second atop the 200 gram rim before we all collapsed in a miserable heap on the blacktop.

Any other info/documents you can unearth regarding this machine will be of great help to those of us who are trying to document the stories of the innovative bikes that several US inventors came up with during the 70's bike boom. And if you ever decide to bring her out of your basement permanently please contact me. Even if I can't make a offer on her, I'd love to help make sure she gets a good home like the one she's been living in. Thanks!
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BEAUTIFUL Bike!! Would you mind posting more pics showing some details of the joints and parts?
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What exxongraftek said. It's museum piece, and is so rare and historically important that putting a price on it would be difficult and rather arbitrary. It's much easier to put a value on mass produced items that have been sold and resold many times. As you are probably aware, these were the first bikes with oversized tubing (AFAIK), and it follows then that Hi-E are the ancestors of all modern bikes.

I suspect most people would just see it as some weird homemade bike from the 70s. For this reason, unless you happen to find someone who knows what it truly is, you would likely get way too little for it if you actually tried to sell it.

If I were you I would contact the Smithsonian. IMO that's where it should be. They might not want to pay for it of course.
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I too would like to see more pics. An important frame from an important niche-occupying dude. Some might even say he created that niche. Eugene Sloan owned/rode one of these for some time and raved about it in his second (?) edition of "The Complete Book of Cycling". My bible bitd

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
BEAUTIFUL Bike!! Would you mind posting more pics showing some details of the joints and parts?
I certainly don't share your feelings, and I have always liked Klein and C'dale frames! Well, beauty is is in the eye of the beholder I guess. Like your pic of Frau Bluecher.....(whinny!!!)......
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
BEAUTIFUL Bike!! Would you mind posting more pics showing some details of the joints and parts?
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I too would like to see more pics. An important frame from an important niche-occupying dude. Some might even say he created that niche. Eugene Sloan owned/rode one of these for some time and raved about it in his second (?) edition of "The Complete Book of Cycling". My bible bitd DD
Until the OP is able to respond, you can find some here, starting with entry #13.
Mine is SN#16, his is SN #19, a lot of similarities other than the parts as discussed above.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...mopolitan.html

If you want to see construction details, here's another BF link...again, start with entry #13...
https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuild...ts-please.html
While this one (SN #15) isn't completely true to the vision (no cranks, rivet machine or machinist available) it gets close and I'm not afraid to ride it.
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Thanks all for the compliments. I do appreciate it.

I will work on more pics. The phone pic hides a little dust. I have to be careful wiping this one down.
Not only are there some interesting bits, but there is a cool little flaw on this bike. A humorous head scratcher.
Being this was my dads bike, and I do understand the significance of this bike, an outright sale is out of the question.
I would donate it to a publicly viewed collection I suppose.
There is a lot of beauty in this bike IMO. From the standpoint that many design cues on this bike went into other bikes years later.
I find it intriguing the Smithsonian is mentioned.

Harlan said to me in the 90's, "go ride it!", supporting his confidence in the bike. 20 years since then I will say no. It is a flexible bike - I don't know how much bonded & riveted, and maybe brittle aluminum tubes can stand. Showpiece is its destiny I believe.

It will take a small amount of time to clean it up some more, so it represents better. But I will get on it.
Anyone got that Smithsonian number??
The Cosmopolitan is design and art.
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Interesting your build, or rebuild of the Hi-E bike Mr. graftek. Of course there are differences to the original. Not an easy task you took on.
I understand your curiosity of a uniquely built bicycle.
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Las Vegas?

I applaud you for not selling it for pure profit. Bring it to 'Pawn Stars' and maybe they'll have an expert go over the bike. At the very least you'll get world wide exposure and possibly a decent estimate.

Unfortunately I don't see it going up in value in the next 20 years, like everything else 'peak market' seems to have passed the 80's...
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Las Vegas?

I applaud you for not selling it for pure profit. Bring it to 'Pawn Stars' and maybe they'll have an expert go over the bike. At the very least you'll get world wide exposure and possibly a decent estimate.

Unfortunately I don't see it going up in value in the next 20 years, like everything else 'peak market' seems to have passed the 80's...
Las Vegas originally. I have been in the PNW for close to 30 years now. Much better riding in the northwest.

Really I am not concerned about value. Its more about exposure and what I can do with this bike.
Smithsonian? Sure lol. West coast bicycle museum? Sure. I think I could also hang this bike from a ceiling in a downtown Seattle bike shop that has classics.

So lets talk bike museums, nationwide, and where this bike could land. I haven't a clue on bicycle museums.
I don't think this bike needs to be hidden away any more.
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Pawn stars?? They'd tell you what a redneck at a flea market might pay for it.

Smithsonian transportation curator is Roger White. I found out here. Worth a try. Why not? You may laugh but these small run of bikes really did set the template for modern performance bicycles, and the first to use an oversized tubeset. For ~100 years prior to that all bikes were made of brazed or welded ~1" steel tubes.
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As promised... more pics! I have not detailed this bike yet, just to show how close it is to fantastic condition.

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This bike is a polished frame with what we always called 'glitter' at the joints. The pinstripe tape is coming off at the end of most joints. That would be an easy fix, wrapping fresh 1/4" tape back in place.
Everything else is doing ok. Just minor surface rust or corrosion - not bad for a 46 year old bike.

I'll post some of the pictures I have, covering most areas of the bike.

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Still getting used to my new Nikon point & shoot. I have to redo a couple of blurred pictures...

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I will explain some of the areas as I know it.

Seatpost: The skewer is a through bolt, running straight through. You want different seats heights, you drill different holes.
I have a short & long seatpost (my dad got two so I could ride his bike someday, as I'm taller?).
There is a elliptical piece at the top of the seatpost with a thumb lever. This sets the angle of the seat. That
works just so-so... Hard to get a proper angle.

Rear brake: interior mounted on the seatstays and requires the centerpull brake due to interior frame routed cables.

Rear dropouts. Riveted & bonded. More rivets used that what exxongraftek did on his buildup.

Front fork!: Looks to be glued & pinned at the crown. A second lower fork looks to slide inside the upper fork piece. Bonded I would assume.
Riveted & bonded at the dropout. A lot going on with the fork.

Headset: Pressed bearings(?) in a very oversized head tube for the day. 4 tubes for cables to run interior of the frame at the headset.
There is a mystery fourth tube inserting into the frame. It is not used. I see no exit anywhere on the frame for
the 4th cable. Hmmm...

Bottom Bracket & crank: More oversized bearings, and using a hollow axle and pinned with drift pins to fasten the crank
to the axle. Pretty beefy looking, but there is still plenty of bottom bracket sway.

The rest of the bike is pretty standard and straight forward with the components chosen by my dad and the bike shop who built it. I always though my dad should of put Campy hubs in it.

The bike is such an unknown entity, even to me, who owns it.

I'll get to detailing it in the days & weeks ahead.
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FWIW, aluminum will not get brittle with age, unless heat is involved, so don't worry about the aluminum. BTW, I would think about replacing the tires.
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[QUOTE=Salamandrine;19136768]Pawn stars?? They'd tell you what a redneck at a flea market might pay for it.

Smithsonian transportation curator is Roger White. I found out here. Worth a try. Why not?


LOL.

Why not give the Smithsonian a try. As I learned from Pawn stars, what's the worst they can say? No?
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Pawn stars?? They'd tell you what a redneck at a flea market might pay for it.

Smithsonian transportation curator is Roger White. I found out here. Worth a try. Why not?


LOL.

Why not give the Smithsonian a try. As I learned from Pawn stars, what's the worst they can say? No?
Personally, the Smithsonian would probably be my last choice. They have so many items that very few are displayed and what they do display is the stuff that appeals to the general public. If it did get displayed, the vast majority would consider it an ugly, cobbled together bicycle. I'd rather see this go to one of the larger private, bicycle museums where it will displayed and be appreciated by people with a serious interest in the history of cycling.
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...Seatpost: The skewer is a through bolt, running straight through. You want different seats heights, you drill different holes. I have a short & long seatpost (my dad got two so I could ride his bike someday, as I'm taller?). There is a elliptical piece at the top of the seatpost with a thumb lever. This sets the angle of the seat. That works just so-so... Hard to get a proper angle. ...
First off, THANKS for posting the additional pics. AWESOME. The seatpost mounting/securing method is IMHO one of the reasons the Cosmopolitan never became more popular - that and the flexy crank/bottom bracket.

That being said, from what I know and see, you have two of the only Hi-E seatposts I've ever seen "in the wild" since the only other ones I've ever seen were sold by John Meyer to First Flight in NC. Since I have little or no hope of ever obtaining one for my Cosmopolitan, if you could post pics of the clamp mechanism of the one not currently mounted in your bike it would allow me to explore having a replica made. Or if you really don't need the one that is not drilled to fit you, PM me and let's talk...? Thanks!
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