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Concord (NOT Concorde) Pro-I

Old 03-24-11, 02:10 PM
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Concord (NOT Concorde) Pro-I

I've searched and these are supposed to be lower end bikes. But it also has forged dropouts and nice lugs, which to my limited knowledge is a good indicator of quality. This one is probably overpriced at $95, but what is a good price?




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Some of those components are alright, but beware of missing pieces, like the rear derailleur upper (mounting) bolt. The lugs and crown are still a little cheesy, but if you can measure the OD of the seatpost you can get a better handle on the tubing quality (bu I don't see it in your pics).

Are the rims aluminum or steel?
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Originally Posted by Ex Pres View Post
Some of those components are alright, but beware of missing pieces, like the rear derailleur upper (mounting) bolt. The lugs and crown are still a little cheesy, but if you can measure the OD of the seatpost you can get a better handle on the tubing quality (bu I don't see it in your pics).

Are the rims aluminum or steel?
The seatpost and seat aren't there. The rims are Araya 27" x 1 1/4" clinchers.
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I have had a couple of Kuwahara Concords flips from that era and they were nice riding bikes - at least as good as, and similar to a mid-eighties LeTour. If all the parts are there this is not a bad price. (Not flip fodder, but a decent price for a rider.)
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I have had a couple of Kuwahara Concords flips from that era and they were nice riding bikes - at least as good as, and similar to a mid-eighties LeTour. If all the parts are there this is not a bad price. (Not flip fodder, but a decent price for a rider.)
From what I've read, the Kuwahara Concords were built in the 1980s and this is a 1970s bike.
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Originally Posted by Ex Pres View Post
Some of those components are alright, but beware of missing pieces, like the rear derailleur upper (mounting) bolt. The lugs and crown are still a little cheesy, but if you can measure the OD of the seatpost you can get a better handle on the tubing quality (bu I don't see it in your pics).

Are the rims aluminum or steel?
the RD mounting bolt is in the hanger
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Looks like someone added the Pro 1 logo. Its a little too cheesy to be original. Looks like stick on lettering from Hobby Lobby.

I have a mid 1970s Kuwahara built Concord, head badge looks identical.

If the condition of the paint was better, I might be interested.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Looks like someone added the Pro 1 logo. Its a little too cheesy to be original. Looks like stick on lettering from Hobby Lobby.

I have a mid 1970s Kuwahara built Concord, head badge looks identical.

If the condition of the paint was better, I might be interested.
I'm assuming it would be worth less if it weren't Pro-I? I couldn't find any pictures of this bike so I can't compare the logo to anything.
I was thinking the same thing with the paint, but this looks like it's in the best possible condition, post-cleaning. Looks like there is some rust on it too. Would need too many things for it to be worth it. It's a shame because I kind of like the frame.

I was hoping I had stumbled onto an undiscovered treasure or something.
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I would have offered $50 and gone up to $75....no more.......you need $75 more just to get it rideable...........would be a real looker once cleaned and detailed....
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Found a pic of one of my Concord flips. - As I say, it rode quite comfortably and it made a nice appearance.

Same head badge - but stamped DO's and lesser components than what is on that white one.
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