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Appraisal and details 90s(?) Concorde Columbo

Old 11-10-12, 06:22 PM
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Appraisal and details 90s(?) Concorde Columbo

So I recently picked this bike up for for just over 200. It's my all-purpose ride, and doubt I'll be selling it, but would love to know what it's worth and further details.

Bike is a Concorde Columbo; Columbus Aelle TreTubi, chromed forks and chainstay, adjustable dropouts, some handy braze-ons. I haven't the foggiest how old the frame is or what it's worth, though it's in good condition apart from a few minor rust spots and a bit of decal peeling. Rides like a dream though.

The groupset and kit as I bought it was a bit of a mix. Mostly '95 Campagnolo kit - Chorus brifters, Mirage cranks, Veloce BB, Vento wheels. Then we have an older '93/'94 Athena or Veloce rear mech and brakes (back one siezed in short order) Shimano RX100 front mech, Kalloy seatpost, a (pretty decent) Specialized saddle that I can't identify, SR-Sakae Modolo bars and stem.

I've since replaced the cockpit with a more comfortable and less tatty NOS 3T Pro Chrome Corsa stem and Forma SL bars, put some working brakes on there, and have a '95 Chorus chainset and front mech on the way. The eventual plan is to get Chorus everything and stick a more appropriate saddle on there.

So did I get a good deal? How much could it be worth? Ta!



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I'd say you did quite well, esp. since it is a rider and not a flip. Mid range Concorde, odd but nice parts mix. Looks very nice. $400/600 here, though it would move slowly at that price.

Since it's a rider, it is an even better deal.
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Thanks man! Any idea on the frame year (anybody)?
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Looks very much like an early to mid 90's frame. A pic of the Columbus tubing sticker would help with the date.

Yes, you got a great deal.
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You got a very good deal for a rider with decent frame and Campy components and a ncie wheelset. I would say this bike would sell for around $600 in the US. As for year based on the style of frame and fork and paint I would guess very late 80's or early 90's.
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Here's the sticker

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I had the exact bike built up with a Shimano 105/600 mix and sold it for $370 about 3 years ago. I would say your bike is worth at least $600 as the brand is well known and the components are very nice too. If you wanted to sell it, the best way would be to part it out, the shifters sell in the neighbourhood of $120 on eBay all the time and the wheels are an easy $300. Frame and fork, probably another $300.4

Here is how mine looked at the time of the sale:

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The brown and white work really well there! Also, do replacement stickers or decals ever surface for these?
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Originally Posted by TomvanHalen View Post
The brown and white work really well there! Also, do replacement stickers or decals ever surface for these?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Concorde-vin...item45fc0881e8

Looks right, although your decals look so nice I personally would not bother. I've bought his stuff before; he does good work.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Concorde-vin...item45fc0881e8

Looks right, although your decals look so nice I personally would not bother. I've bought his stuff before; he does good work.
Most of the frame decals are fine, but the seat stay pinstripes are peeling like buggery. Thanks for the link!

I'm also wondering whether getting a second set of bottle mounts brazed on would kill the value or not...
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