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Crescent bicycle - is it good?

Old 09-20-18, 10:51 AM
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Crescent bicycle - is it good?

Hi guys, I'm kinda new here. I'm looking into buying what is advertised as a "Crescent 10 Speed Bike" on Craigslist. It was pretty cheap ($30) and for the price looked pretty decent. I'm in search of something that's kinda fun, reliable, and not too rough on my rump for the college commute. Is this bike any good? I can't seem to find any information about this particular model. By the way, how does one post photos on this forum? Apparently, I need at least 10 posts to do so.

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Old 09-20-18, 11:08 AM
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Crescents were made in Sweden and most of the 10-speeds were pretty basic, although the company did produce a few higher level machines. What you found is probably on par with the Schwinn Varsity but with a lugged frame. Crescent used one-piece cranks at a time when most European manufacturers had moved on to cottered steel or cotterless aluminum cranksets. We need pix to be sure, though. Good luck!
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This bike is located in Portland, OR. If you look up "Crescent 10 Speed Bike" on Craigslist, the post should be there.
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Crescent did make some great bikes... I had a pepita special that was silver brazed Reynolds 531 with full campy and it was beautiful and ride amazingly.

this isnít one of those.

For $30? Iíd pick it up for a rider, maybe.
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Old 09-20-18, 11:40 AM
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If it's the blue one, the rear derailleur appears to surprisingly be a Suntour Cyclone GT with a poorly mounted hanger. The crank is cottered steel.

I'd be tempted, but mostly for the RD...
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Crescent was a Swedish manufacturer who exported to the USA during the early 1970s bicycle boom. They made a full range from entry level to professional grade. The subject bicycle appears to be boom era. Features such as Huret Allvit front derailluer and shift levers, cottered steel crankset and what appears tobe their hi-tensile steel frame with a seat post collar, would point towards entry level. However, the wheels appear to have aluminum rims and definitely have quick release hubs, which would raise it to mid-range for the era. It obviously has some upgrades, notably the Sun Tour Cyclone GS rear derailleur, which alone is worth the purchase price. Picture assist...


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You did not go wrong for the price! Should be fine for a commuter.
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Originally Posted by philpeugeot View Post
I'm in search of something thatís... not too rough on my rump....
That is near enough impossible to make any such guarantees.
Itís a multi-way consequence of tire width and pressure, saddle fit and height, rider fitness and acclimatization.
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