Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Detel Legend 6000?

Old 07-03-11, 09:39 AM
Thread Starter
hamfoh's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Detel Legend 6000?

Know nothing about this company and even the internet seems scarce on details compared to when I normally plug in a bike. Apparently the company went out of business within a year and they only made 2 types of bikes? This being the more standard of the two. Know idea if that info is true, I read it off a blog

Only two models were made, the higher-end Marathon (Ishiwata 022) and the more standard Legend (Ishiwata 024). There was also a numeric designation (either 6000 or 4000) added to the model name to indicate the grade of the components..
It's a 10 speed and that's all the info that seems available to me. It's listed at $75 and I'm thinking about picking it up as a beater, though about half an hour away.
hamfoh is offline  
Old 07-05-14, 11:25 AM
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey did you ever pick up this bike? I too bought a Detel Frame about a year back. I probably found the same info on this bike as you did, which is hardly anything. Ha!
THETA9 is offline  
Old 07-05-14, 12:14 PM
Senior Member
bargainguy's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Trekland
Posts: 2,255
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 525 Post(s)
Liked 330 Times in 200 Posts
Brent Emery - still runs a bike shop in Milwaukee, WI and former Olympic athlete - was the manager of the Detel plant for its short lived operation. I ran into him a couple years ago at a swap and chatted him up. The idea was to import nice Ishiwata framesets, build them up and then sell them as a boutique line. Unfortunately, investors pulled out shortly after startup - 6 mos.? - and Detel went belly up.

Nice riding bikes tho not common except in the midwest. Certainly worth the $75 if in good shape.
bargainguy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Classic & Vintage
03-12-24 03:24 PM
Folding Bikes
04-17-15 11:16 AM
Classic & Vintage
07-06-11 06:44 AM
Classic & Vintage
05-16-11 08:39 AM
Classic & Vintage
11-03-10 09:14 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.