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1972 Elvish

Old 08-09-17, 07:48 AM
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1972 Elvish

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/d...256227648.html


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"Here for sale is an original 1972 Elvish I'm the original owner it was one of the lightest racers back then. Even has the original tires, which are no doubt shot. All the premium goodies on this one. Great restore project too. Stored for the last 40 yrs. $150 !"

I am too busy/broke to even look at something now but if anyone likes these it's in Niagara Falls USA
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Old 08-09-17, 08:58 AM
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It may be perspective or photographic effect but it appears in photos there is something wonky with fork.

Given that is is a base model bicycle in need of overhaul price seems a bit high. Comparable to Peugeot UO8 or Raleigh Gran Prix.

May be an immigrant from across the border; this marque more common in maple leaf land than in the U.S.

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Old 08-09-17, 09:18 AM
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...I always liked Ideale leather saddles better than Brooks, but given the stated history of 40 years in "storage", that one's probably shot. +1 on the fork and general quality level of the pictured bicycle.
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Old 08-09-17, 09:19 AM
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Agree with above---low-end bike, frame and fork bent.
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"It was one of the lightest racers back then!"

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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
"It was one of the lightest racers back then!"

It WAS one of the lightest...so long as you had an elven ring
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Of course the kickstand might throw the weight off a bit.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
It WAS one of the lightest...so long as you had an elven ring
It was one of the earliest 1x setups -- 1 ring to rule them all...
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It was one of the earliest 1x setups -- 1 ring to rule them all...
One chain to bind them.
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...I wonder how Rivendell feels about these ?
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CL post deleted, no more pics

Hey did it sell?
I wonder if the OP/seller got the asking price?

I was hoping to see it and the bent fork
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Miller72 - I wasn't buying it. I posted it incase some wanted one. I had just promised myself no more bikes.....then I bought a Kabuki....
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Originally Posted by Miller72 View Post
Hey did it sell?
I wonder if the OP/seller got the asking price?

I was hoping to see it and the bent fork
Yeah, I was also too late to the party, to see the pics, Which is to obad, as I've always liked Elvish. They did make a full range and had some very nice models. I've got a 1970s Elvish wool jersey, so a matching bicycle would be nice.
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Originally Posted by WGB View Post
Miller72 - I wasn't buying it. I posted it incase some wanted one. I had just promised myself no more bikes.....then I bought a Kabuki....
Kabuki!?
My first new bicycle ever...it was a blue 12 speed, 27X1&1/4 may have said Shogun on the cross tube.
I have only come across one other Kabuki for sale in many years and I couldn't justify the asking price or the travel to pick it up.

Any pics of your new to you Kabuki!?
Memories!!

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Hopefully no one minds that i wander off the thread.

I listed lots of photos under Classic and Vintage

Nice bike, I just love the headbadge

PS To bad you weren't closer (I have no idea what shipping would be from buffalo to Connecticut)
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did anyone save any pictures out that Elvish?
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Originally Posted by jrstewart3 View Post
did anyone save any pictures out that Elvish?
I think it was wearing an invisibility Cloak. Or was it the cone of silence?
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Originally Posted by WGB View Post
Hopefully no one minds that i wander off the thread.

I listed lots of photos under Classic and Vintage

Nice bike, I just love the headbadge

PS To bad you weren't closer (I have no idea what shipping would be from buffalo to Connecticut)
Wandering into Kabuki sounds great to me...

What model is your Kabuki? A Hilltopper? Can't quite tell. Beautiful and condition looks pretty perfect!
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