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Old 06-02-19, 02:58 PM
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Velodrome track bike

Steve Bauer brand velodrome bike (probably made for the now defunct Niagara Bicycle Company) either in Canada or Taiwan.

Unsure of frame size and only photo available. Seller advised needs chain and "clean up and perhaps a new chain".

Wonder if worth the drive? Seller asking $200 Canadian (about $150 US). Any thoughts on these? Rare bike but not necessarily sought after though race bikes in general are well liked.

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$150 US dollars would be a no brainer for me. Maybe it has tubbies which is not my thing but still gonna buy it even if I just ride around the neighborhood a couple of times a month. I like fixed.
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Just debating the merits of going to look (which usually means coming home with something). It's a 23 inch frame which doesn't fit but it catches my eye. Just unsure if I need another wall hanger, though might be trading material at the next C&V show......

I'd like to know who made the frame, never know might be special.
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I just realized there is a forum specifically for velodrome racing and that they have their own valuation post. Could you please move this thread to there?
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I just realized there is a forum specifically for velodrome racing and that they have their own valuation post. Could you please move this thread to there?
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You're more likely to get good pricing info here, to be frank.
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Despite the fact that they have less technology, track bicycles generally sell for a premium over road models. If this was my size, I'd be sorely tempted, despite the fact that I'm in downsizing mode. It looks to be late 1980s, probably Japanese manufactured. Given the velodrome in Milton and the hipster affinity for S/S, I'm surprised this hasn't already be scooped. If you acquire the bicycle or go to see it, I'd appreciate the serial number. TIA.
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Magically it sat for weeks and then it sold today. Oh well, garage was full anyway....
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Magically it sat for weeks and then it sold today. Oh well, garage was full anyway....
Possibly someone bought it who saw it on this forum.
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tmh657 - I have a feeling it was someone from the racing forum who jumped on it. C&V folk don't undercut each other, not allowed
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