Notices
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.

1975 Norco Monterey Appraisal

Old 06-26-13, 09:27 PM
  #1  
sdmiliotti
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1975 Norco Monterey Appraisal

Hi--

I recently received what I'm assuming to be around a 1975 Norco Monterey road bike from a friend. Unfortunately, it's way too large for me. I am in desperate need of a bike! It's my main form of transportation (I am a college student) and I also enjoy riding recreationally on the weekends (nothing extensive- around 20 mile or so trips). I don't know much about bikes and I'm not looking for anything fancy. Just something that will do the job. I have been riding this around recently, although I know it's quite dangerous to do so with an incorrectly sized bike. I'm looking to get some money for this bike so I can purchase another one (used) as soon as possible. Could anyone tell me what I can get for this bike (if anything)? Even if it's just for parts or going to a bike shop for a trade-in. I would greatly appreciate any help!

Also, any recommendations for what kind of bike I should be looking for in the future would also be helpful! Much thanks!!



Attached Images
File Type: jpg
photo 1.jpg (89.2 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg
photo 2 (1).jpg (94.3 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg
photo 4.jpg (89.3 KB, 24 views)
sdmiliotti is offline  
Old 06-27-13, 04:39 AM
  #2  
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Posts: 10,465

Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 196? Torpado Professional, 2000 Marinoni Piuma

Mentioned: 179 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 990 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 667 Times in 421 Posts
The Norco Monterey is, at best, a mid level bicycle and one that does not have a sought after name. That said, it is a good bicycle and worthy of riding for recreational or commuting purposes.

Vintage Bicycle Value depends on many things, some of which have nothing to do with the bicycle in question. Where you live, how strong the market is there and how good your marketing skills are will all help to define the bike's value. And, for what it is worth, I have a near mint one right now that I will sell for $100. In fact, it is already sold - all I have to do is let it go.

Recommending a bike is a foolish way to go since you might never find the one recommended. It would be better for you to develop an understanding of what it takes to make a good bicycle and then search for those qualities. Finding a Vintage Bicycle is not really very difficult if you are willing to look.

Good luck with the bike.
__________________
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
randyjawa is offline  
Old 06-27-13, 08:54 AM
  #3  
T-Mar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 20,684
Mentioned: 557 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3684 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1,105 Times in 825 Posts
The Norco Monterey was an entry level bicycle. This sample appears to be from the very late 1980s. As previously mentioned, there is insufficient information to properly appraise it.
T-Mar is offline  
Old 06-27-13, 11:01 AM
  #4  
thinktubes 
weapons-grade bolognium
 
thinktubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
Posts: 5,397

Bikes: Battaglin Cromor, Ciocc Designer 84, Schwinn Superior 1981

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 666 Post(s)
Liked 729 Times in 367 Posts
I would good mid-80's, since single bottle mount and non-aero brakes.

Thinking around a Franklin for price.
thinktubes is offline  
Old 03-06-14, 02:04 PM
  #5  
Hummer
Senior Member
 
Hummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rupert's Land
Posts: 905

Bikes: 1981 Raleigh GP, 1985 Norco Bush Pilot, . . .

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 161 Post(s)
Liked 30 Times in 26 Posts
Originally Posted by sdmiliotti View Post
Hi--

. . . a 1975 Norco Monterey road bike . . . Could anyone tell me what I can get for this bike (if anything)? Even if it's just for parts or going to a bike shop for a trade-in. I would greatly appreciate any help!
I think it is 1986 model year. The fade paint job and the Tange900 tubing put it after the 1985 model.

[Edit:] The serial number can help confirm the year of manufacture.

Last edited by Hummer; 03-06-14 at 02:09 PM. Reason: request information
Hummer is offline  
Old 03-07-14, 01:03 PM
  #6  
Clang
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: South of the Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 3,623
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 686 Post(s)
Liked 325 Times in 245 Posts
Around here, $100 is the territory for tired-looking Schwinn World Sports with turkey levers and stem shifters. This Norco seems to be on the next tier above that. Once you clean it up, it wouldn't hurt to start a bit higher: $150-180. Make sure to raise the seat when you take photos (drive side photos please). A buyer might think "stuck" when they see at a slammed seatpost like that.
Clang is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
roycisneros
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
5
12-06-15 04:48 AM
SirCam671
Mountain Biking
2
03-16-14 06:41 PM
eskate488
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
6
05-22-12 01:23 PM
Aquakitty
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
4
02-12-12 03:29 PM
skev
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
5
01-28-12 12:04 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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.