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Found a 1980s Specialized Sequoia today.

Old 08-13-19, 07:06 PM
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Found a 1980s Specialized Sequoia today.

This was in a second hand store that specializes in appliances nearby. It was in pretty decent shape ,paint was good and no rust but had a flat rear tire.
All major components looked original with Suntour Cyclone 2 derailleurs. They were asking $200 for it but probably would
have taken $150. It was just a tad too big for me at 60cm. I have 2 60 cm bikes I ride but this one seemed a tad taller. I think it may be a 1984 by
the serial #. It was marked Made in Japan.
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Old 08-13-19, 07:15 PM
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$200 is a deal for that bike. 1984 for sure. It looks very original and in great shape!

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Grant Petersen listed it as one of the top production of that period.
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I'd love to find one of these in my size for sure.
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That bike appears to be in great shape. Lately it seems great deals abound. Keep your eyes pealed and one will pop up in your size.
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Wait! So you didn't buy it?! At that price, I'd buy it, pocket the long cage Superbe rear derailleur (if I'm not mistaken), and find someone else who would love to have that bike.

I love my '82 Sequoia. I wish it had a third set of bottle cages like that one does.
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Agreeing with Andy. Buy it for $150. Now. Somebody here will take it off your hands.
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Sweet deal, I don't see them come up often but they get lots of praise, I would jump on one at that $$ too.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
Wait! So you didn't buy it?! At that price, I'd buy it, pocket the long cage Superbe rear derailleur (if I'm not mistaken), and find someone else who would love to have that bike.

I love my '82 Sequoia. I wish it had a third set of bottle cages like that one does.
Where is the third set bottle cage?
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Originally Posted by robertj298 View Post
Where is the third set bottle cage?
Underside of down tube. Visible in the photo of the underside of BB.
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Where is the third set bottle cage?
Actually, relative to my Ď82 the third set is on the seat tube. I donít have those. I have the set on the bottom of the down tube and itís fascinating to see how precisely placed they are. Changing from the middle ring to the small ring it looks like the chain would hit the cage, but it doesnít. I do have to use a short bottle to avoid hitting the fender on the front wheel though.
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These were very nice bikes. Should be mentioned along with the other grail 80s tourers from the other thread.

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I do have to use a short bottle to avoid hitting the fender on the front wheel though.
Short bottles were all there were then, for the most part. I don't think anyone imagined the giant size bottles we have now.

The underside bottle cage was originally meant for carrying a fuel bottle, though obviously it could be used for extra water as well.
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