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90s Thin Blue Line Lightning Bolt

Old 02-15-23, 04:02 PM
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90s Thin Blue Line Lightning Bolt

I got my hands on something interesting a few weeks, but I've just gotten around to finishing up the repairs. It's a 90s Thin Blue Line Lightning out of Silent Sports in Ontario, Canada. Full Reynolds 853 with Ritchey fastback stays, lugs and dropouts and Shimano 600 Ultegra. Bladed aluminum fork and Mavic Reflex SUP rims. These pictures are from when I first got it. I got a shift cable stuck in the right shifter so I had to buy a whole other bike to get another one.

I actually got in touch with someone who built the bike and he gave me all sorts of interesting tidbits about it. Apparently, the name "Thin Blue Line" came from the thin blue line around the Earth when seen from space.

I was wondering what it might be worth? I would hope it gets some bonus points for the full groupset, the 853 tubing, and the similarities to the Ritchey Road Logic.














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You could check with @Binky and see if he sold his.i posted a link to a thread he had with similar.

I suspect in Toronto area you could ask at $450 Canadian, maybe more.

Check Kijiji Toronto and Toronto craigslist. Enter road bike on either site and put price starting at $350. You'll see a lot of junk between $350 and $500 and if you separate the wheat from the chaff you should get a fair idea of value.

16-speed Thin Blue Line... ?
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You could check with @Binky and see if he sold his.i posted a link to a thread he had with similar.

I suspect in Toronto area you could ask at $450 Canadian, maybe more.

Check Kijiji Toronto and Toronto craigslist. Enter road bike on either site and put price starting at $350. You'll see a lot of junk between $350 and $500 and if you separate the wheat from the chaff you should get a fair idea of value.

16-speed Thin Blue Line... ?
Awesome, thanks for your input!
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