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Old 01-13-21, 07:55 PM
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Norco Avanti

Does anyone know any information about this bike? The year, value, anything of interest? Not seeing much about Norco Avanti's on google
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Old 01-13-21, 08:20 PM
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The bike looks to be in awesome shape. That being said you can tell it is a lower end model by the suicide brakes, stem shifters, steel pedals, chain guard on the crank, and large dork disk on the rear wheel. It appears to have alloy wheels which is a plus.
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Old 01-13-21, 08:48 PM
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norco is a canadian manufacturer. there are some BF members in canada who'd probably know something more specific as to the model

in any case, what you have, judging by the components, would be deemed an entry level "bike boom" bike from around '84/'85. it looks to have steel wheels, stem, and seat post? there's no wheel quick release, it has a swagged crankset, "turkey lever" brakes, and stem shifters, etc. so it's nothing "special", but it does seem to be in really good shape. pretty red!

to the right buyer, $75/$80 if you're reasonable (imo) and not out to "get rich".
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Entry level, thook's price is about right for a casual new rider. I built an Avanti SL college bike for my son but still, no great shake.
Some clown is trying to sell one in my town right now
The irony is that I know this seller and he likes to position himself as a public minded, give-back-to-the-community, pay-it-forward, philosopher type. I guess that doesn't apply to pandemics. He was asking $400 before Covid happened and a few months ago, he raised the price to a startling $550!
When I see him on the street I have to bite my tongue.

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Old 01-14-21, 09:54 AM
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Entry level, thook's price is about right for a casual new rider. I built an Avanti SL college bike for my son but still, no great shake.
Some clown is trying to sell one in my town right now
The irony is that I know this seller and he likes to position himself as a public minded, give-back-to-the-community, pay-it-forward, philosopher type. I guess that doesn't apply to pandemics. He was asking $400 before Covid happened and a few months ago, he raised the price to a startling $550!
When I see him on the street I have to bite my tongue.
it'd be different if he was raising the money for something of charitable nature. even still, more than $200 for that bike is excessive. heck...even the ebay charity auctions never go that overboard
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