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Old 07-05-11, 05:08 AM
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Concorde

I picked up a bike at a yard sale. My wife thought the wheels would make great decoration on our deck. It is a Concorde racing style bike. It seems to be in great condition.Frame by ULTECH . Scott handlebars, French pedals, VERY skinny tires, Shimano brakes, Titanium seat( leather covered) and it says made in El Salvador . It has chrome front forks and is a bright yellow color.
I am NOT a bike expert and am just curious as to whether the wheels should become decoration or should the bike have great value?
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Old 07-05-11, 06:03 AM
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Pics will help the ID but it sounds like it might be a worthwhile bike.
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Old 07-05-11, 07:33 AM
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Depending on which Concorde you have it could be worth decent money.I think there was a low end Concord too, but it sound like you have one of the nicer ones. If you were near me I would trade you some nice shinny chrome wheels you can make into a decoration for it.
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Old 07-05-11, 08:47 AM
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Here are some pics, I hope.
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Old 07-05-11, 09:02 AM
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Depends what you call "great" value. That bike has really good value, put the chain back on, air up the tires, and it would sell here for around $200 to $250.

If you are looking for a decoration, sell this one, pocket the $$, and buy a crappy Huffy/Roadmaster similar for around $20.

Where do you live? I have a basic Huffy you can have for free.
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Old 07-05-11, 10:37 AM
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I definetly need to start going to yeard sales.

I agree this is was too good for a lawn ornament.


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Old 07-05-11, 01:23 PM
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Not a lawn ornament. Posting that here and then saying that is like torture to us.

There were a couple levels of Concordes; the upper level was made in Italy by Torpado IIRC, and the lower level was made in Japan (I've never heard El Salvador mentioned before as a manufacturing point, but my lack of hearing means nothing-- I'm not a Concorde expert). This is one of the later, I think, but still a nice bike. It is a small frame, which helps value.

Sell this one, replace it with a Roadmaster from the thrift if you want a front yard decoration. Or a gnome. The gnome will probably look better than the roadmaster. Or anything.
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Old 07-05-11, 03:57 PM
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Concorde rider

Sorry to hurt your feelings. I was just hoping someone would know about these bikes and let me know if it had value.
It will NOT be going up as an ornament...I may even ride it as a hobby/get into shape tool.
The $5 I paid for it will not go to waste.
Thanks for your input.
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Not a lawn ornament. Posting that here and then saying that is like torture to us.


There were a couple levels of Concordes; the upper level was made in Italy by Torpado IIRC, and the lower level was made in Japan (I've never heard El Salvador mentioned before as a manufacturing point, but my lack of hearing means nothing-- I'm not a Concorde expert). This is one of the later, I think, but still a nice bike. It is a small frame, which helps value.

Sell this one, replace it with a Roadmaster from the thrift if you want a front yard decoration. Or a gnome. The gnome will probably look better than the roadmaster. Or anything.
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Old 07-06-11, 08:57 AM
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Make sure it fits. If not, you should be able to sell or trade it for one that does. Fixed up, it's a 250-350 bike here, partly due to the small size.

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The wheels are 26" and the bar is 29" off the ground. Does that mean it is a "small" bike?
What size is optimum for racers? PS...I'm 6'2" tall.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
Make sure it fits. If not, you should be able to sell or trade it for one that does. Fixed up, it's a 250-350 bike here, partly due to the small size.

Ride and enjoy!
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Old 07-06-11, 01:42 PM
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Much too small for you. That is a small bike that would be a joy for the right size person to ride and close to torture for someone of your stature.

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The wheels are 26" and the bar is 29" off the ground. Does that mean it is a "small" bike?
What size is optimum for racers? PS...I'm 6'2" tall.
Thanks everybody.
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Old 07-07-11, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by The Norm View Post
The wheels are 26" and the bar is 29" off the ground. Does that mean it is a "small" bike?
What size is optimum for racers? PS...I'm 6'2" tall.
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To be honest, you'd probably look like a monkey humpin' a coconut on that bike. Sell it and get something more your size. That frame is about 10cm off in frame size for the typical person your height.
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Old 07-07-11, 07:03 AM
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HAHA! You started my day off with a laugh! Thanks.
I'm going to use the bike to try to keep up with my 8 year old grandson so "humping a coconut" might be the right speed for me.
Thanks guys...I'm learning.
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I'd go for something larger,about 58cm or so (seat tube measurement, center of crank bolt to center of seat tube top tube join). To be honest,small bikes sell at a premium, large ones at a discount. If I had your bike and swapped it, I'd come out ahead on the trade. Depends a bit on where you are (proximity to colleges/universities helps, or bigger cities)
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Wow that frame is very nice!. Fits me too
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