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Concord (no "e") Gran Fury - should I pick it up?

Old 12-19-11, 03:13 PM
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Concord (no "e") Gran Fury - should I pick it up?

Have an opportunity to buy a Japan-made Concord Gran Fury for $30. It appears to be late 70's - early 80's, heavier than it looks, low grade components but they are all in good shape. Only drawback is the frame is rather crudely painted (like even some of the bolts are painted).

Looks to have a pair of almost new Bontrager tires on it. Sorry no pics at the moment, maybe later.

I am aware of the Concorde (with an "e" at the end) high -end bikes, and this is not it. Other threads place this bike somewhere at or slightly below the level if a Nishiki. It has a lugged frame.

Is it worth throwing down a couple bucks on, or is this an average price for a bike like this?

Thanks!
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Old 12-19-11, 03:21 PM
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Concord was considered only just above a department store bicycle and below the name brands. If little work is reqired and you can do it yourself, it's probably worth it if you need a everday rider for the winter months. However, if you're looking to flip it or the work needs to be done by LBS, it's probably not worth it, unless you're in a hot market.
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Thanks, that's what I thought. Since there are no pictures I should mention for those who don't know, this is a road bike, not a hybrid or MTB. Very similar in size and look to a Raleigh Super Course that I have, but easily weighs twice as much.
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+1 I would place well below Nishiki. So the question is whether it is something you can use or not. Myself, I would aim higher. The time and cost of a thorough rehab is the same whether it is a department store bike, or something top of the line.

Now I did pick up a crappy bike myself yesterday for $7. Why? I will reuse the saddle, pedals, and a couple of other parts. So if you see > $30 worth of parts you can use on that bike, go for it. Otherwise, pass. My rule is $10 max unless I see some serious parts I can reuse (like a good crankset, decent brake calipers, and so on).
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