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Old 12-07-16, 07:01 PM
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Allegro ID

A friend who just got into road bikes this summer has asked me about his father's 'cool old bike in the garage.'
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I tried to guide him through what photos to take, but after a couple of return trips to the garage this is what he sent me.
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My guess is it's a 1970s touring model. It's in much worse shape than I imagined. My friend was born in England, while his parent's were there (I think diplomats), and his father apparently bought it while overseas. I know Allegro is a Swiss brand, but not much else. He couldn't find any identifying stickers on it, but said there was a stamp that seemed to say 'BcM'.

His dad must be shorter, too, because my friend is 6' and that is a smallish frame. It's apparently been stored for decades. He's curious to have any info on it.
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That does not look like a Swiss Allegro. The BCM identifies the Bocama lugs. The bike itself appears to be British built based on the braze-on fork light fixture and the steel crankset. I would say it's an entry level bike based on the hanger style derailleur tab and the other equipment. It would be worth cleaning up but does not seem to be a hidden treasure although it may have real emotional resonance for your friend.
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That does not look like a Swiss Allegro. The BCM identifies the Bocama lugs. The bike itself appears to be British built based on the braze-on fork light fixture and the steel crankset. I would say it's an entry level bike based on the hanger style derailleur tab and the other equipment. It would be worth cleaning up but does not seem to be a hidden treasure although it may have real emotional resonance for your friend.
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Allegro Cycles England | CycleChat Cycling Forum

There is also an Australian company which has employed the name for a line of machines from Taiwan:

https://diggari.com.au/allegro/

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That does not look like a Swiss Allegro. The BCM identifies the Bocama lugs. The bike itself appears to be British built based on the braze-on fork light fixture and the steel crankset. I would say it's an entry level bike based on the hanger style derailleur tab and the other equipment. It would be worth cleaning up but does not seem to be a hidden treasure although it may have real emotional resonance for your friend.
Ah, that makes sense, since the family was in England at the time, and I don't think his father at all serious about cycling. I'll pass on the info, it's much appreciated.
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