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Value of Older Cilo

Old 05-29-20, 05:27 PM
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Value of Older Cilo

I have an older Cilo bike that was given to me when I was 14 or so years old by a neighbor moving out of the area. He said it was a valuable bike but didn't know much about it himself. I only rode it for a year or two light recreational on rail trails and it has been sitting in a shed for that last 12-15 years. This bike does not really suit my needs and I was looking for a value to sell it. I need to clean up a little more and it needs the rear tire re glued or replaced, front should take air.

I am not allowed to post a photo yet but hopefully this dropbox link will work

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dropbox.com/sh/tssxk21wxx34vpm/AAA8i7WE1lVztL_vU8jyg_8Za?dl=0
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Old 05-29-20, 06:19 PM
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frame appears to date from the late 1970's - early 1980's time

from what can be seen in images provided it looks to be a middle of range sort of model

evidently far too small for whoever was riding it so they did a bit of adapting

in case it is of any interest there is a blog entry here on company history -

https://diaryofacyclingnobody.com/the-story-of-the-swiss-cilo-bicycle-company-and-bob-who-guards-the-bike-shed/

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Old 05-30-20, 08:02 AM
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I put the frame extension on and turned up the handlebars. I don't think it was as much as the bike was too small for me, I am 5'10" but I was not riding it for its intended purpose. I was looking to sell it but have no idea its value, there is one similar listed local for $400 firm, but not sure if this is worth that much also. From what I found I am thinking it is from 1979-1982.
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Old 05-30-20, 08:06 AM
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your dating looks spot on

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for readers to give any meaningful appraisal they shall need to see more and better photos than those provided thus far

please begin with DRIVE SIDE images


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The components on the bicycle are Shimano New 600EX, which would make it no older than a 1984 model. The frame features are also correct for the mid-1980s. Cilo's New 600EX model during this period was the Cilo Aelle, with a Columbus Aelle tubeset. Carefully remove the lock bracket and check if there is Columbus Aelle decal. The wheels appear to be mismatched. The rear looks like a tubular, while the front appears to be wired-on.Pedal dust cap is missing. Missing brake lever hoods, Lots of paint chips and rust. Pieced together handlebar tape. Besides the stem extension, ditch the safety levers. I'd say condition is only fair. It's really hard placing a value in a COVID-19 world, as the virus is is having different affects on different markets.
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The comonents and frame details all seem to point to 83-84 as said a ;85 or newr would have fd braze on and some emossing
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
The comonents and frame details all seem to point to 83-84 as said a ;85 or newr would have fd braze on and some emossing
This should be a mid-range model with Columbus Aelle plain gauge, carbon-manganese tubing. The lack of a front derailleur hanger and embossing are cost concessions to maintain the price, which was $529 US in 1986, That year, this model was still be offered in this exact same configuration, with the exception of the obvious replacements. The one thing I did find strange with 1986 version was that it was still spec'd with friction shifting, when Shimano had trickled SIS down to New 600EX that year. It seems strange that Cilo would be an SIS holdout given that Urs Zimmermann had won the 1984 Tour de Suisse for Cilo-Aufina, using the prototype version of New Dura-Ace and equipped with SIS.
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That's interesting that they basically continued to make this model ubchanged in 1986. It does make sense though if they were aiming for $500-550 price point when new.
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