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Is this gan well worth anything?

Old 07-31-20, 12:57 AM
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Is this gan well worth anything?

Dad still has this from way back, was wondering if its of any value.

Apparently I need 10 posts before posting pictures... will upload them after...
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Old 07-31-20, 06:55 AM
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gan??? Answer that question is worth one post.

Where do you live is another post.

Condition of bike is another post.

In short order, you will have offered your ten posts and each one should help you get a better appraisal. Of course, pictures are the best and I cannot wait to see what a "gan" is.
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If it is a Ganwell track bike then yes, it may be worth something
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Pinarello Gan?
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Haven't seen a Gan brand bike there are few bikes with Gan in the model name. It would help if you could tell what type of bike it is Road, Mountain etc. and the likely age of the bike? Looking forward to seeing some pics and finding out what this bike is All the bikes I ca think of with Gan in the name Just seem really unlikely to pop up here for a casual appraisal,

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Old 07-31-20, 09:17 AM
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Assuming that the OP spelled the name correctly, "Gan" might refer to a team sponsor from long ago:

GAN: French insurance company. From 1973 to 1976 Gan was the title sponsor of the Mercier team that dated back to the 1930s. From 1993 to 1998 GAN sponsored a team that had evolved from the original Peugeot team whose origins go back to the early 1900s.

From this page: A Directory of Pro Cycling Team Sponsors, Old and New
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Originally Posted by Trakhak View Post
Assuming that the OP spelled the name correctly, "Gan" might refer to a team sponsor from long ago:

GAN: French insurance company. From 1973 to 1976 Gan was the title sponsor of the Mercier team that dated back to the 1930s. From 1993 to 1998 GAN sponsored a team that had evolved from the original Peugeot team whose origins go back to the early 1900s.

From this page: A Directory of Pro Cycling Team Sponsors, Old and New
Yep, Lemond even rode for them back in the day. I have a Team Gan Lemond from that period.



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The subject bicycle appears to be a very late 1980s upper entry level, road model, with some upgrades. The tubeset decal appears to be Tange 900 or 1000. The crankset is a common Sakae SX. The brakeset (and pedals?) are Shimano New 105 but the derailleurs are SunTour Blaze/SVX. Nice looking, well manufactured, very small bicycle with an odd component mix. There is some value there but it will be highly market dependent.

Edit: Serial number?







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Cool bike
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I think might be associated with Euro-Asia Imports
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I was unable to reply due to a limitation of 5 posts per 24 hours.
Thank you T-Mar for uploading the pictures for me!

I think I found the serial number: "Made in Italy BR.N.22201 B/75"

This site is quite frustrating. I am not even able to quote you because it 'contains images'.
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Originally Posted by jj1990 View Post
This site is quite frustrating. I am not even able to quote you because it 'contains images'.
You can remove the image link from the quoted text. Besides, those restrictions will be gone as soon as you reach 10 posts.
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Old 08-03-20, 10:04 PM
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I saw a gan well frame from 1992 selling for $400. Would it be safe to assume that this frame is worth at least $300?
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Originally Posted by jj1990 View Post
...I think I found the serial number: "Made in Italy BR.N.22201 B/75"...
That is not the serial number, as it's the finishing piece for roll of handlebar bar that has been used as a chainstay protector. The serial number is typically stamped into the frame, with the most common location being on the underside of bottom bracket shell (i.e. where the crankarms attach to the frame).


Originally Posted by jj1990 View Post
I saw a gan well frame from 1992 selling for $400. Would it be safe to assume that this frame is worth at least $300?
That $400 price is likely for a Gan Well NJS track frame. The frame on this bicycle would be nowhere near $300.


Knowing where you reside would greatly aid the members in providing a valuation.
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Old 08-04-20, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
That is not the serial number, as it's the finishing piece for roll of handlebar bar that has been used as a chainstay protector. The serial number is typically stamped into the frame, with the most common location being on the underside of bottom bracket shell (i.e. where the crankarms attach to the frame).




That $400 price is likely for a Gan Well NJS track frame. The frame on this bicycle would be nowhere near $300.


Knowing where you reside would greatly aid the members in providing a valuation.
Thank you for your continued assistance, it is greatly appreciated.
The actual serial number appears to be - Y7F4592 (the Y is faintly imprinted on)
Also the bike was originally purchased in Japan a long time ago but I am now located in Alberta (Canada)
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Originally Posted by jj1990 View Post
Thank you for your continued assistance, it is greatly appreciated.

The actual serial number appears to be - Y7F4592 (the Y is faintly imprinted on)

Also the bike was originally purchased in Japan a long time ago but I am now located in Alberta (Canada)

The serial number indicates that the frame was contract manufactured by Yamaguchi of Japan during June 1987. So, while it may be related to Gan Well of NJS track frame it was not manufactured by Gan Well. Yamaguchi contract manufactured bicycles for number of companies, including Canadian brands Norco, Sakai and Steve Bauer.


If you're in one of the large metropolitan areas, like Calgary or Edmonton. I'd say that you could probably get in the neighbourhood of $300 CDN for the bicycle. If you're a smaller city, you may have to accept less.
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