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Mid-80s Palo Alto Touring Bike

Old 12-10-21, 10:18 PM
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Mid-80s Palo Alto Touring Bike




Fairly rare Palo Alto Touring Bike from the 1980s. Columbus Tubing, Deore XT fd & rd, yellow turbo saddle, a little grimy but in very good condition. Valuation estimates would be appreciated.

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Old 12-11-21, 04:15 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's one of the Biemmezeta made bikes, for a shop on California. They were also sold by Performance. They are very nice but not well known I think. Maybe ask $200. I'd sure keep that yellow Turbo and put some other saddle on there.
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FWIW itís currently for sale with an asking price of $375Ö
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Great looking bike.

Originally Posted by AngryFrankie View Post
I'm pretty sure that's one of the Biemmezeta made bikes, for a shop on California. They were also sold by Performance. They are very nice but not well known I think. Maybe ask $200. I'd sure keep that yellow Turbo and put some other saddle on there.
So are you saying it is a Biemmezeta someone rebranded as a Palo Alto or a an actual Palo Alto that was contract built by Biemmezeta as sort of an 'off the rack' frame set?
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Great looking bike.



So are you saying it is a Biemmezeta someone rebranded as a Palo Alto or a an actual Palo Alto that was contract built by Biemmezeta as sort of an 'off the rack' frame set?
Biemmezeta made frames for Palo Alto. The bottom bracket should have a BMZ on it. If that was local, I would buy it in a heart beat for $200. If it is listed at $375, it is still a deal. If that could be delivered to me for $375, I would take it. My son had a Perfomance frame built by BMZ. I have one of their branded frames. Not a well known builder, but they make very good riding bikes.
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Somewhere in the $325 to $375 range when cleaned up and sold "in season". For $200 uncleaned you're going to be selling it to somebody who will try reselling it for $600.
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...I have one of the BMZ made ones here, but I think mine is a crit frame, not touring. They are nice riding bicycles, often built up eclectically, because they were sold mostly as frame sets to bike nerds looking to get an Italian bike a little cheaper. In decent shape, and with good chrome, well worth $350. The pricing is usually low because they were a little cheaper originally, and tend to fly under the radar here. And pricing where I live seems to be at an all time low for the better steel frames and bikes.

There's a British sold (possibly Italian built) Butler on the local CL right now for about 400 bucks, which is a steal for that bike. But I don't need another bike.
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