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Exage Alpine Mountain bike

Old 01-24-17, 10:04 PM
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Exage Alpine Mountain bike

has anyone ever seen a bike like this? cant find much info on google..

pulled this today from another goodwill! wow three bikes in one week!

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Old 01-25-17, 07:29 AM
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Alpine was the brand of World Cycle Corp. of Dallas, Texas. The brand first appeared circa 1988. I don't know who made them and there were possibly various contractors over the years. The serial number may provide a clue to the manufacturer and exact year, though it appears to be circa 1990-1992 based on the combination of Rapidfire levers and Biopace chainrings. It appears to be a lower entry level model with a mix of Exage 400LX and 300LX. There appears to be a Tange tubing decal on the upper seat tube. Depending on the actual tubeset, and assuming I'm correct about the components, this bicycle probably had an MSRP of $300-$400 US.
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Old 01-26-17, 07:39 PM
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Alpine was the brand of World Cycle Corp. of Dallas, Texas. The brand first appeared circa 1988. I don't know who made them and there were possibly various contractors over the years. The serial number may provide a clue to the manufacturer and exact year, though it appears to be circa 1990-1992 based on the combination of Rapidfire levers and Biopace chainrings. It appears to be a lower entry level model with a mix of Exage 400LX and 300LX. There appears to be a Tange tubing decal on the upper seat tube. Depending on the actual tubeset, and assuming I'm correct about the components, this bicycle probably had an MSRP of $300-$400 US.
Thank you for taking the time! what is really strange is the tires! the tires look brand new and original!
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Old 01-27-17, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Paulnhbtx View Post
Thank you for taking the time! what is really strange is the tires! the tires look brand new and original!
I'm not surprised. One of the reasons that the forums exist is that, like many forms of exercise, people buy bicycles with the best intentions but often quickly lose interest. The number of near mint bicycles that have survived from 1972-1974 is staggering. If they had been ridden as often as intended, very few would still be on the road, or if they were, they would be far from OEM.

I'd appreciate your frame's serial number for my database. TIA.
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Old 01-28-17, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
I'm not surprised. One of the reasons that the forums exist is that, like many forms of exercise, people buy bicycles with the best intentions but often quickly lose interest. The number of near mint bicycles that have survived from 1972-1974 is staggering. If they had been ridden as often as intended, very few would still be on the road, or if they were, they would be far from OEM.

I'd appreciate your frame's serial number for my database. TIA.
Yeah its a shame lol the tires look literally brand new and original!

Sure thing where would it be located?
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Old 02-01-17, 03:22 PM
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I stumbled across your ad. I wouldn't agree that it's priced to sell.

Alpine Mountain bike (NEW TIRES) - $185 (Houston NW champions)

Alpine Mountain bike (NEW TIRES)



priced to sell
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Old 02-05-17, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
I stumbled across your ad. I wouldn't agree that it's priced to sell.

Alpine Mountain bike (NEW TIRES) - $185 (Houston NW champions)

Alpine Mountain bike (NEW TIRES)



priced to sell
Lol it will sell.
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Old 02-05-17, 09:15 PM
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Well really it's $100 bike lesser branded hard frame cro-mo MTB with lower end worn components, cheap wheels,tires and scary looking over raised seat post, yuck seat cover and dork grips. A bit of a scotter bike cheap and fun to ride but you wouldn't want to your bike BF friends see you riding it.
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Old 02-05-17, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Paulnhbtx View Post
Lol it will sell.
Wow, Houston must be a seriously overpriced/under inventoried city.
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Old 02-06-17, 05:44 AM
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Possible S/N locations include the BB shell, dropouts, head tube and seat tube.
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The weird thing is that you're spamming this with 9 separate CL listings, but at multiple prices: $195, $185, and $175. Maybe take down or update your old ads?

If you're coming down $10 per month you might actually sell this in 2017.
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If you don't post it 15 times, how can you renew your ad multiple times a day, everyday until somebody buys it so they won't have to see the ad anymore?
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If you don't post it 15 times, how can you renew your ad multiple times a day, everyday until somebody buys it so they won't have to see the ad anymore?
Heh, ive been tempted to do this before. $3 for a broken saddle bag that was posted multiple times a week for over 2 years.
Give em $5 and keep the change just to take it off CL.
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Old 02-06-17, 10:09 PM
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How about letting the seller market the way he wants, rather than the way you think he should?
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How about letting the seller market the way he wants, rather than the way you think he should?
This is a forum with the specific goal of appraising older bikes. Price and presentation are the 2 biggest factors in selling and getting value out of a bike. All thats happened is discussion on price and presentation...though in a critical way for sure.
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
How about letting the seller market the way he wants, rather than the way you think he should?

Thank you 🙂
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