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Old 02-14-17, 02:26 PM
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Specialized Allez

Thinking about purchasing this bike. Any thoughts on year and value? She said it is a Specialized allez.
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Old 02-14-17, 02:36 PM
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1989
Sirrus & Allez | Specialized Catalogue 1989 | Retrobike



Value will depend a lot on if they have the missing front wheel.
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Old 02-14-17, 03:32 PM
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Moved from C & V

Front wheel included ?
Can't tell much about the components, or condition.
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Obviously price will determine the deal but these are really solid bikes. Would make a great vintage build.

Details?
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The bike does include the front wheel. It is just not shown in the picture I received.
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or is it an '88?

and does anyone know what kind of steel Specialized used in this era? Just says CroMo


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I did find some info from a different forum:
Some Specialized history

"According to Bryant Bainbridge, Director of R&D at Specialized from 1983-1990, Tim Neenan ( Lighthouse Frames) was their first frame designer. Tim Neenan designed the Expedition after a custom touring frame he made for Mike Sinyard ( Specialized owner) . I believe Neenan was also responsible for the Sequoia model. Next frame designer was Jim Merz. The mid eighties Allez bear his name. Was there an earlier Allez that was designed by someone else? The final designer of the lugged steel era was Mark Dinucci ( associated with Strawberry cycles). I believe he was responsible for the Allez Pro and Allez Comp. According the Bryant Bainbridge, 1984 production Allez were made by Miyata, later some smaller factories. From Tim Neenan: the Expedition was made of Tange tubing, the same gauge as Columbus SP- 1mm/.7mm."

These frames are definitely cool. I'd probably be comfortable in the $250-300 range, for a complete bike
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Originally Posted by dpicare26 View Post
or is it an '88?
Whoops- I think you're probably right. It'd be easier to tell if this was a drive-side shot!
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These are Taiwan made right?
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Yes, under a very hands on watchful eye.


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These are Taiwan made right?
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Looks like a small frame, hopefully you are on the shorter side.

Depending on the condition of the tires, I would pay between $175-$225. The bar tape looks newer.
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