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Bike i found in a yard sale here in Alabama. paid 15.00

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Old 06-16-11, 09:31 PM
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Bike i found in a yard sale here in Alabama paid 15.00. and new find.

Can anyone give me a idea about this specialized allez what its worth and the year i think 80's maybe. There are two sets of number on the bottom of the crank 50K1 and 0150 i can not find a serial number data base for the Allez. Drop outs are suntour, specialized stem and bars, DuraAce seat post, concor seat. Going to take it to the bike shop soon to have it fix with the missing tires and cables and ect. I think i found something special and can't wait to ride it. 17lbs as it sits. I have rode motorcycles all my life but stop riding a few years ago. I think i have found a new adventure with this bike
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Old 06-16-11, 09:47 PM
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Nice bike for 15bucks with DuraAce cant wait to see it all polished up. Those pedals are hard to find too; are they DuraAce as well?
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Old 06-16-11, 09:54 PM
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Yes DuraAce pedals. i have a lot of cleaning to do but i think it will be worth it. thanks
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Old 06-16-11, 11:40 PM
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OMG!!! I don't really think you understand exactly what you've got there. Yes, those pedals are DA alright...a very very rare set of Dura-Ace AX 7300 crank and pedal set. The bearings and "axle" for the pedal is actually threaded into the crankarm. What this does is actually place the center of the axle inline with the center of the ball of your foot, supposedly the most efficient place to have your foot. The crank has a slightly offset spider to increase rigidity and is equipped with Shimano's "W-cut" chainrings. Looks like you've got some SR or NR hubs going on there too. The rear derailleur is a DA, but I don't think that's the 7300 AX model. If you were to find the rest of a complete AX group you would have a VERY special ride and most likely only one of a very few left. But the brakes are virtually impossible to find anymore. That is a AMAZING find! That bike is from right around the '81-'84 timeframe btw and quite collectible. And honestly, if it were mine, I would NEVER get rid of it. The only reason I say that is because many many years ago I had a DA AX equipped bike and sold it...I could absolutely kick myself daily for that one. To give you an actual answer to your question...the "worth" depends on how many collectors are looking for that bike and how big a demographic you would intend to market it in. Kind of like if you found a really rare BSA or Norton to give you a motorcycle reference.
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Find of the year at that price!
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Old 06-17-11, 10:22 AM
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any chance it is a 3rencho allez?
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any chance it is a 3rencho allez?
Don't think so, I believe 3rensho Allez are chromed campy drop outs and no serial numbers. Still a terrific find tho.
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Old 06-18-11, 08:01 AM
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Awesome find...sweet home Alabama yard sale, whoodathunkit. Oh yeah, hang it on the wall cause it's art.
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Old 06-18-11, 08:12 AM
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Very nice, now you get to find out about "sticker shock" on tubular tires...
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You lucky Son of a [email protected]#$ . Put some decent tires and really get that thing tuned up an polished up, you found a diamond in the rough.
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Very nice, now you get to find out about "sticker shock" on tubular tires...
Vittoria Rally sewups are usually around $25.
Then there are 3/$50 sewups at yellowjersey.org
Then you'll have to get a couple of tubes of glue, around $4 apiece.

The hubs are my favorite bits on that bike.
Paint wear on the top tube is slightly worrisome, but I'd probably ride it, being a fairly light rider. Check out the downtube just behind the head tube also for any signs of possible crash damage.

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Old 06-19-11, 01:38 AM
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No damage on the down tube . a little paint wear on the top tube .
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My worry was not the paint condition, but what made it that way. That's a common spot for top tubes to buckle during front end collisions. if there's no similar signs of distress on the downtube, that's a good sign.
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Originally Posted by rweaver View Post
I don't know what you are seeing.
^^ paraphrasing of a post that disappeared.

Pic #4. Would be easier to tell if it's prior damage with a side view. It may also be wear from a bento bag or some type of bike rack strap or something.

Frames that get blipped up front are sometimes straightened afterwards. Park used to make a tool for this job.

I'm not saying the frame was definitely wrecked at this point, I'm just saying it's something to investigate. And even if it was wrecked I'd probably ride it anyways if it looked pretty good, like I said.

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Frame is straight.

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+1 Something is up with that top tube. Would need better pictures for sure. Great deal regardless.
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I'd say it had some kind of tape there that may have bubbled the paint. Maybe for a pace wire for the speedo?
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The top bar was expose to the weather some how and there was a piece of duck tape around that end of the top bar for something. The lady i got it from told me it was in a old barn. But i guess the roof had a leak. Will post a new pic.
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Why can't I ever find these garage sale deals.........
Nice bike you found! Looks like the bike is in great condition.
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You should just check for a bulge on the top tube where the paint is chipped. If you can't feel a lump when you run your finger over it, I'd just ride it and love it!
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Thank you Redtires for the information. Going to rebuild the bike and ride , will not sell it. I also would kick myself if i sold it.
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Ex Pre, thank you. I am here in montgomery. wish i was in bham could use a little help. New to the bike scene. Rode them in the 70's and went on to motorcycles , but stop riding motorcycles five years ago. Happy to be back with the bikes.

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Curbtender you got it right there was some duck tape on the top bar and it bubbled the paint a little. And the top bar was expose to the weather some how. MFinkins no bulges went i run my finger across it.

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