Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
Reload this Page >

2009 Trek Speed Concept Lance Armstrong ART BIKE Marc Newson - Livestrong

Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

2009 Trek Speed Concept Lance Armstrong ART BIKE Marc Newson - Livestrong

Old 03-11-20, 08:38 AM
  #1  
kevind2803
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
2009 Trek Speed Concept Lance Armstrong ART BIKE Marc Newson - Livestrong

Hi everyone,

I purchased a rare Speed Concept over the weekend. Unfortunately it was not a fit for me but far too good of a deal to pass up. That said, as I am looking to decide what I am going to do with it, It would be helpful to know its value. Considering either having my wife use it for Ironmans or sell and but more bikes for myself. In a ton of searching I have only found 2 for sale across ebay, pink-bike, and pros closet. This particular one is the only one I have ever found with the special rear disk. Unfortunately it did not come with a seat or post so I have new ones in the mail. It also has a surface scratch from transport on the top tube but exactly in the place where you would mount atop tube carrier and would cover it. More info and pictures below. Thanks everyone!
  • This is a rare, Marc Newson custom design. It features a bold stroboscopic design. Trek Bicycle originally sold these for $25,000 and did a limited run of 100 quantity.
  • RARE. Only a handlful of Marc Newson stroboscopic rear discs were made. None were given away with normal distribution.
  • 1274 on the downtube denotes the number of days Lance was retired before making his come back.
  • https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2...-disc-wheel-of
  • https://hypebeast.com/2009/7/lance-a...by-marc-newson
  • Speed concept was not for sale to the masses until 2011.
  • Frame-carbon fiber and made in Waterloo Wisconsin. OCLV-Optimum compaction low void. Layering of carbon is molded uniquely to reduce overlap, excess glue, and improve durability. Frame is completely integrated Di2. It can be setup cable actuated.
  • REAR WHEEL, Lightweight 10 spd carbon rear disc was never ridden.
  • FRONT WHEEL, Bontrager Aeolus 9 tubular. A Bontrager XXX 700x23c
  • Crank set: Shimano Dura Ace FC-7900 54/42t and 172.5mm arms. Teeth in good condition
  • Front derailleur: Di2 2x10 spd braze on
  • Rear derailleur: Di2 10 spd short cage.
  • Cassette: Dura Ace 11-23 10 speed. Teeth in good condition.
  • Shifters/Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Handlebar: Bontrager Speed Concept 40cm (center to center) or c-c.
  • My measurements may not compare to a Trek Bicycle Archive.
  • APPROXIMATELY: Top tube:52cm Head tube:10cm. Full Head tube to top cap:14cm. Seat tube:54cm. As shown with seatpost is 72cm.
  • Weight as shown, 17.33lbs


kevind2803 is offline  
Old 03-11-20, 12:02 PM
  #2  
nomadmax 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,771
Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 792 Post(s)
Liked 1,058 Times in 534 Posts
You could increase the bike's value if you could get Greg LeMond to sign it
nomadmax is offline  
Likes For nomadmax:
Old 03-11-20, 04:00 PM
  #3  
2cam16
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 3,928

Bikes: TRIMMED DOWN THE HERD

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 954 Post(s)
Liked 586 Times in 413 Posts
Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
You could increase the bike's value if you could get Greg LeMond to sign it
Good one.
2cam16 is offline  
Likes For 2cam16:
Old 03-11-20, 04:14 PM
  #4  
alcjphil
Senior Member
 
alcjphil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 4,343
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1114 Post(s)
Liked 511 Times in 338 Posts
Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
You could increase the bike's value if you could get Greg LeMond to sign it
If you could get Greg to sign it, someone would probably nominate you for the Nobel peace prize.
alcjphil is online now  
Likes For alcjphil:
Old 03-11-20, 11:03 PM
  #5  
nesteel 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,043

Bikes: See the signature....

Mentioned: 72 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 505 Post(s)
Liked 100 Times in 71 Posts
You may have found the smallest niche bike market ever.
Tri bikes are a tough sale by themselves.
Any thing related to Lance Armstrong is a really tough sale.
You have both wrapped up into one.
You do realize no one really likes Lance anymore?
__________________
My bikes: '81 Trek 957, '83 Trek 720, '85 Trek 500, '85 Trek 770, '81 Merckx, '85 Centurion Cinelli, '85 Raleigh Portage, '92 RB-2, '09 Bianchi
nesteel is offline  
Likes For nesteel:
Old 03-12-20, 07:39 AM
  #6  
kevind2803
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
You may have found the smallest niche bike market ever.
Tri bikes are a tough sale by themselves.
Any thing related to Lance Armstrong is a really tough sale.
You have both wrapped up into one.
You do realize no one really likes Lance anymore?
Wont disagree that this is a pretty niche bike.
Also wont disagree that Lance is far from the golden boy that he once was.

I will disagree that no one likes lance anymore. His Tour de France podcast, cycling podcast, and personal podcast all have audiences in the multiple millions.
With all of the public figures going down for really terrible things (Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Epstein, etc) its probably time to hop off the guy who doped in an era where the most if not all of top cyclist were doping. As has been proven over the years. Yes he was an ultra competitive ass hole and played dirty politics. The guy is older and out of the sport, owning that he did some messed up stuff. He is still one of the greatest cyclist of all time when you factor in all of the riders behind him that had also popped on a drug screen over the years. Playing fields aren't always equal. Let's also not discount the significant contribution he made to the cancer world through Livestrong.

All that said, Im not a Lance fan boy by any stretch. Just don't think it's necessary to keep someone in a doghouse forever for something like that. I am far from alone in that thinking. I didn't buy the bike because of Lance. I bought it because it's incredibly incredibly rare and with the deal I got on it I could spray paint the bike and get my money back.
kevind2803 is offline  
Likes For kevind2803:
Old 03-12-20, 08:01 AM
  #7  
DMC707 
Senior Member
 
DMC707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 4,174

Bikes: Too many to list

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1010 Post(s)
Liked 351 Times in 232 Posts
I get the witty banter about Lance in this thread --- and I cannot offer a real opinion on its value . But I would disagree about people not liking Lance anymore.

The guy still has huge pull. Anytime he shows up at a celebrity sponsored bike ride (Barry Bonds, Bo Jackson - to name 2 off the top of my head -- Bonds coincidentally, also notorious for drug use) or one of the cancer rides, the turnout is something else.

The hardcore cycling public (like those of us who participate in cycling forums ) could care less about the guy, but the general public has forgotten his indiscretions. I have a lot of colleagues in the fitness community who shrug it off by simply saying -- "Well, everybody cheats in that sport anyway"

This machine is incredible and would definitely be a nice centerpiece for a bucks up collector


But my question about this bike is -- is it a tri bike or a TT bike -as he was dabbling in triathlon again prior to the comeback - 9&10 were Lance's 2 comeback years --- and on the podium in 09 at that -- love him or hate him , but that was an incredible performance for a 37-38 year old
DMC707 is offline  
Likes For DMC707:
Old 03-12-20, 08:02 AM
  #8  
55murray
Senior Member
 
55murray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 417

Bikes: 1955 20" Murray modified cruiser, 2007 Trek 7.3 FX, 1980 Miyata 610, several other vintage coaster brake machines

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 187 Post(s)
Liked 68 Times in 35 Posts
The only vintage thing I see in that pic is the floor.
55murray is offline  
Likes For 55murray:
Old 03-12-20, 08:13 AM
  #9  
kevind2803
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by 55murray View Post
The only vintage thing I see in that pic is the floor.
They sure are. Original pine floors from 1905. Truly my favorite part of my home.

Apologies if this was posted in the wrong forum. I was looking for a place where someone might be able to give me some insight on this particular bike as I have very little clue on where to begin pricing it. Please let me know if I should post this somewhere else.
kevind2803 is offline  
Old 03-12-20, 08:19 AM
  #10  
kevind2803
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
If it helps, I am certain this exact bike for sale last year on eBay for 15K. It did not sell though.

I purchased it from a woman who had recently received in in her divorce. According to her, her ex-husband is a surgeon with too much money and never actually rode it. She said he paid over 7K for it. I don't know if that is accurate or the heavily discounted type of number we tell our wives when we buy something they will not understand the value of.

Without the wheels, a speed concept like this with Di2 would probably go in the 2-3K range on ebay.
kevind2803 is offline  
Old 03-12-20, 08:28 AM
  #11  
55murray
Senior Member
 
55murray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 417

Bikes: 1955 20" Murray modified cruiser, 2007 Trek 7.3 FX, 1980 Miyata 610, several other vintage coaster brake machines

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 187 Post(s)
Liked 68 Times in 35 Posts
The floors do look very cool, and the machine does as well! I was just being a smart***.
55murray is offline  
Old 03-12-20, 09:24 AM
  #12  
DMC707 
Senior Member
 
DMC707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 4,174

Bikes: Too many to list

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1010 Post(s)
Liked 351 Times in 232 Posts
Originally Posted by kevind2803 View Post
They sure are. Original pine floors from 1905. Truly my favorite part of my home.

Apologies if this was posted in the wrong forum. I was looking for a place where someone might be able to give me some insight on this particular bike as I have very little clue on where to begin pricing it. Please let me know if I should post this somewhere else.

Youre in the right place -- post it in the racers or tri forums and the folks there might just look at it for its functional value -- but it would be a shame to subject this bike to a bike corral at a triathlon

It honestly should be displayed somewhere , but it would likely take a Robin Williams type (RIP ) who would pony up the 10k+ that the bike is actually worth

I have a couple of track funny bikes that are in the same boat -- priceless art objects, but getting somebody to actually pay what they are worth? probably impossible -- the cycling crowd is full of cheapskates
DMC707 is offline  
Old 03-12-20, 10:35 AM
  #13  
TugaDude
Senior Member
 
TugaDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,563
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 308 Post(s)
Liked 221 Times in 168 Posts
Quoted from DMC707:

"the cycling crowd is full of cheapskates"

Hey, I resemble that remark!
TugaDude is offline  
Old 03-16-20, 11:34 AM
  #14  
VtwinVince
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 55 Times in 33 Posts
Being associated with Armstrong, you could always turn it into guitar pics.
VtwinVince is offline  
Old 03-16-20, 03:00 PM
  #15  
repechage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 15,611
Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1793 Post(s)
Liked 655 Times in 509 Posts
Originally Posted by kevind2803 View Post
Wont disagree that this is a pretty niche bike.
Also wont disagree that Lance is far from the golden boy that he once was.

I will disagree that no one likes lance anymore. His Tour de France podcast, cycling podcast, and personal podcast all have audiences in the multiple millions.
With all of the public figures going down for really terrible things (Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Epstein, etc) its probably time to hop off the guy who doped in an era where the most if not all of top cyclist were doping. As has been proven over the years. Yes he was an ultra competitive ass hole and played dirty politics. The guy is older and out of the sport, owning that he did some messed up stuff. He is still one of the greatest cyclist of all time when you factor in all of the riders behind him that had also popped on a drug screen over the years. Playing fields aren't always equal. Let's also not discount the significant contribution he made to the cancer world through Livestrong.

All that said, Im not a Lance fan boy by any stretch. Just don't think it's necessary to keep someone in a doghouse forever for something like that. I am far from alone in that thinking. I didn't buy the bike because of Lance. I bought it because it's incredibly incredibly rare and with the deal I got on it I could spray paint the bike and get my money back.
I am glad you wrote that, yes, spray it like a normal Trek, sell it off.
I was just thinking about him the other day as I tossed a book of his in the trash.
repechage is offline  
Old 03-16-20, 03:24 PM
  #16  
texaspandj
Senior Member
 
texaspandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Heart Of Texas
Posts: 4,105

Bikes: '85, '86 , '87 , '88 , '89 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman.

Mentioned: 99 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1529 Post(s)
Liked 450 Times in 303 Posts
I'm generally not a fan of modern style bike especially the ones with slanted top tubes. However that bike is Cool as a modern style bike can get.
Man, Don't change the color!
texaspandj is offline  
Old 03-16-20, 06:57 PM
  #17  
merziac
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 7,615

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2284 Post(s)
Liked 1,433 Times in 976 Posts
Hope you have a line on a seatpost.
merziac is offline  
Old 03-16-20, 08:33 PM
  #18  
xiaoman1 
Awaiting Parole
 
xiaoman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Weird Coast City of the Angels
Posts: 4,007

Bikes: A few too many

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 918 Post(s)
Liked 815 Times in 537 Posts
Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Hope you have a line on a seatpost.
You beat me to it!
BEN
xiaoman1 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.