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Old 07-13-20, 03:31 PM
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Can someone give me info on this bike?

I was told it's a 1992 but can't find much about it. Japanese?


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Old 07-13-20, 03:44 PM
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Retrobike UK is always a good source for me:
Catalogues | Specialized Archive | Retrobike
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Retrobike UK is always a good source for me:
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Says not found
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Weird. Just search for Specialized Catalog and look for RetrobikeUK.
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Old 07-13-20, 04:29 PM
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Weird. Just search for Specialized Catalog and look for RetrobikeUK.
Strange. Want in the 92 catalog
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Old 07-13-20, 04:41 PM
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Found it in the 91 catalog but it doesn't give a lot of info on it. Was wondering if it was made in Japan.
Components seem pretty mediocre to me.
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Looks like an odd mashup of replacement parts on a good quality Japanese or Taiwanese bike. Somebody put a weird threadless upright stem adapter on it. And, a big heavy cushy saddle. With a Suntour RD it could be slightly older than 92. But, not much. In it's original state it was probably a nice light weight 23lb bike. Vintage Japanese bikes are good value items. Hold their value well. You might get $250 for it if you're lucky.
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At this time nicer entry level and mid level Specialized stuff was made in Tawain. Very nice basic road bike should make great rider to be fair it was near the bottom of Specialized 20 or so bike line up at the time, So as good rider with some none original component's I would place value at $150-200.
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Old 07-13-20, 08:24 PM
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Definitely looks like a ‘91 Sirrus Sport which was outfitted with Suntour Blaze. I don’t think there was an all-steel Allez offered that year which makes me wonder is this basically a re-badged Allez. Lots of webertise stating Allez and Sirrus shared the same frames through the years.

Anyway, steel Allez hold their value pretty well but Sirrus does not command as much. With the stem and saddle on this one, I think it would be in the $250 ballpark.
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A photo of the bike and the specs can be found in this catalog.

https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/...lized-1991.pdf
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Definitely a Sirrus Sport. Here's a 1991 catalog: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xwg...RkY6NGizj/view
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At that time, with Specialized, "Sport" meant "affordable"; same or similar frame but usually slightly cheaper components. I have a 1990 Sirrus "not Sport", same frame but Shimano RX100 components. Some look down their noses at the Suntour/DiaCompe Blaze/Edge group, they look quirky but I have them on an '89-ish Fuji and have no complaints.

Far as I know, by 1990, the Specialized Direct Drive frames were built by Giant in Taiwan. I'm no expert, but in my eye it's a nice specimen of the near-end of the lugged steel era, and the bike itself is a blast to ride.

Retrobike link above doesn't like https - try this one - https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/...lized-1991.pdf . Specs are on the second-to-last page. I've heard the same as above about the frame being the same as an Allez, but the catalog indicates otherwise.

Agreed that it would probably fetch $250-ish, especially now. Depending on your market, and the demand for fast "period" road bikes where you are, it might have more appeal if you swapped out the cruiser-rific saddle and adjustable stem for something more in keeping. Then again, that might be right up someone's alley.

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