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Old 08-04-04, 03:14 PM
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Oldish Concord Bike- any info?

I'm about to head off to college, and my neighbors were throwing out some bikes before they moved so I snagged the shiny red one. It's marked Concord and looks spiffy, but I don't know much about the brand. Anyone have some more information? Here's a photo:

Mostly I'm just curious about it. It's really light weight and I'm in love with it..

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To my recollection there were 2 Concord(e) brands. One spelled like yours and another with an 'e' at the end (Concorde). Very possible a French brand or Japanese knockoff.
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This is an italian brand and they were producing very fine bikes. I have one with Campagnolo Veloce full set .
Go on with the one you were talking about - it is very light and rigid and seems to be in perfect condition.
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Originally Posted by bs982367
This is an italian brand and they were producing very fine bikes. I have one with Campagnolo Veloce full set .
Go on with the one you were talking about - it is very light and rigid and seems to be in perfect condition.
The Italian bikes are Concorde whilst the bike in question is a Concord, probably made in Japan or Taiwan.
I don't think the companies are related.
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a perfect bike for campus and around, and at a perfect price. Enjoy it and don't feel too bad when someone rips it off (unlike the feeling you'd get if someone ripped your Campy-equipped Concorde SLX).
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I always thought that concorde was a dutch bike, not italian.
seems to be some confusion as to providence (at least on my part).

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I think Concorde is Dutch too.
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I think the bike pictured was made in Japan by Kuwahara(sp), probably in the early/mid 80's. Hi-Ten but a pretty good rider
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The following is my response to another thread initiated as "Does anyone know anything about Condord(sic) bikes?" I am repeating it for your benefit incase any searches you performed did not bring up the other person's thread.

>I am still riding a Concord Freedom Deluxe I purchased new in 1974 from Boardman Cycles in Boardman, Ohio. The bike is still in great shape and has taken me more than just a few miles. I raced the bike in college and easily averaged over 1000 miles per year the first ten years I had it. At the time, Concord was considerd equivalent to, or upscale from the Schwinn Le Tour bikes depending on whether it was the Freedom model or the Freedom Deluxe.

The Freedom Deluxe was equipped with Shimano Titlist hardware and a very high-end Dia-Compe handlebar and headset. It featured a hand brazed and pinstripped steel frame that was one of the lightest available in that price range (I paid about $220 in 1974). In addition, you could order custom frame sizes with the appropriately sized headset included. Two items of note were the wide-flange hubs and the wide-range cog set. The hubs made for very strong, reactive wheels (although some thought they were a little too stiff), and the cog gear ratios allowed you to both "climb a wall" or cruise at 30 mph. The first and second sprockets are "skip tooth" style to assist the chain in climbing to the larger diameter.

The wide ratio gear set has been handy, but I would have liked to have a few more choices between 7th and 10th gear. So I recently found a shop owner in DeSoto, Texas who used to sell Concords and he got a kick out of seeing mine. He thought it might be possible to change the front crank set to a triple, but the rear is stuck at five cogs. Still, even as a ten speed, he jokingly told my wife that my thirty year old "classic" would still be about 3 mph faster than her new 21 speed Giant!

I believe there was a higher level model that used ultra high pressure tires with sewn in tubes. The Freedom Deluxe was equipped with 1 x 1-1/8 tires using normal schrader valve type tubes. I've always run 100 - 110 psi in them without any trouble and appreciated the ease of changing out the more conventional tubes. I have never had any problems with the bike, only replacing the chain and brake cables over the years.

As for the current value, it will depend on four things: the model, the originality, the condition, and finding the right buyer. I have been told I could easily spend $800 to $1000 with today's offerings to match the performance and features that the Freedom Deluxe had in it's time. So I wouldn't write off what you have too soon.

> Additional info for this thread: As for the model in your photo, I'm pretty sure the "Fury" came out in the late 70's or early 80's. Although attractive and lightweight as you noted, it was a fairly inexpensive model. The hubs, crank set and sprockets were cheapened up quite a bit as they tried to maintain some sales. Still, I'm sure it's a nice ride though.
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Originally Posted by lotek
I always thought that concorde was a dutch bike, not italian.
seems to be some confusion as to providence (at least on my part).

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your right marty concorde is dutch . the pdm bikes i believe ive read were made by ciocc hence the italian flavor.
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It is correct the Concorde was Italian made for a Dutch company. The US importer in the early 1980s was Veltec Sports in Boulder CO. Veltec did not build up the bikes, bike shops did and when Veltec shipped them they usually went with Campy compnents. It is correct that Concord and Concorde are not the same. Concorde with an e was the good stuff. I rode my 24 year old Concorde yesterday.

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I had a concord for awhile . traded it for a peugeot. The other guy got the better end of the deal but the concord was too small and I wanted a peugeot. Keep it and ride it.
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Concordes were a dutch brand made in italy by ciocc. the frames were painted in the netherlands. i have an 89-90 SLX in PDM team paint scheme. chrome fork and rear end. got it cheap a few years back for $200 u.s. built it up with an ultegra group except for the headset which is a campy that came with the frameset.
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Originally Posted by Fat Boy Mark
It is correct the Concorde was Italian made for a Dutch company. The US importer in the early 1980s was Veltec Sports in Boulder CO.
If I remember correctly, Veltec was in Monterey during the 80's. Actually Sand City, which is practically next door to Monterey, California.
Many of the Concorde frames were made by Ciocc, some "imitations", including a few mountain bike frames, were made in the states by Nick Kostriken and painted by yours truly. In fact I was listed in their brochure at one time as the custom painter option.
If I did the paint on your frame, you will find my MTB initials on the left chainstay, just behind the BB.
I also REpainted warranty frames, so you may have a Ciocc built frame, but paint by me.
Again, my initials will appear on the left chainstay.

If you HAVE a Dr. Deltron painted frame, I'd be curious how it's holding up.

Also, if you need new decals, I have pleeenty left over.
 
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Hey Dr. Deltron,

I'm looking for Concorde decals for my Concorde track bike that I want to have repainted. You'd really help me out if you still have some and could send me a bunch.

This is my Concorde:


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Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
If I remember correctly, Veltec was in Monterey during the 80's. Actually Sand City, which is practically next door to Monterey, California.
Many of the Concorde frames were made by Ciocc, some "imitations", including a few mountain bike frames, were made in the states by Nick Kostriken and painted by yours truly. In fact I was listed in their brochure at one time as the custom painter option.
If I did the paint on your frame, you will find my MTB initials on the left chainstay, just behind the BB.
I also REpainted warranty frames, so you may have a Ciocc built frame, but paint by me.
Again, my initials will appear on the left chainstay.

If you HAVE a Dr. Deltron painted frame, I'd be curious how it's holding up.

Also, if you need new decals, I have pleeenty left over.
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Same Experience with Concord at SRMMMM

I also purchase a Concord Freedom Deluxe, in 1971 for $200. While it wouldn't match up to a top of the line bike today, it served me well for twenty years. It had the same components on a 27 inch frame. As a a cross country and track runner, this bike gave me alot of enjoyment, not only when I had it going at top speed but when I was just tooling around the city for an afternoon.

While not a collectors item, I would still enjoy riding this bike today.

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I just bought a Concorde Diablo from a San Franciscan who relocated to Brooklyn; it's a mountain bike, with Shimano STX components, Zoom stem/handlebars, Richey grips, etc. The frame is marked "Richey" on both rear drop out bars. I'm very eager to know if Richey made frames for Concorde. Here's a link to pictures and details: https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/729076188.html

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Concorde Diablo

Hi Robert,

would you be able to post another link to your bike? It would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by xyra
I'm about to head off to college, and my neighbors were throwing out some bikes before they moved so I snagged the shiny red one. It's marked Concord and looks spiffy, but I don't know much about the brand. Anyone have some more information? Here's a photo:

Mostly I'm just curious about it. It's really light weight and I'm in love with it..

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I recently purchased a Concord RS1400 (no spelling mistakes) and no "e" in the spelling
she is made of 7000 Aluminium with shimano equipped gears. Do you still own your bike? Mine is really fast and light and as a coincidence I bought her for the daily commute to college ( I start this fall)
If you still have your maybe you can repost some pictures
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hello Peugeot also made a CONCORDE cheers
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nice

thats nice to know but is it CONCORD or CONCORDE?
I was reading about how CONCORDE was made by a Dutch company....
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Here is my CONCORD as I bought it. It's cockpitless now as I search for a shorter pearl stem

https://s98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...view=slideshow
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i'v got one too. it's a concord. no "e". ironically, i also bought mine from boardman cycle, i think it was in '75. and now i live in texas, as apparently srmmm does. if you're him or you know him, let me know. hell, we might have gone to school togather all those years ago. i just had mine powdercoated. rode it across iowa in RAGBRAI in 2000 or so. now it's a single speed upright city cruiser, for my short ride to campus. i'll post pics as soon as i take some good ones. it's a great bike that deserves good photographs.
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The peugeot concorde I have/had is spelt with an e. Here is photo of what is left of the frame I also posted this under another posting about old french frames the posting was from fredPGH. I keep waiting on someone asking why I took my grinder to the frame and cut it up well I needed bits for a recumbant I was making and that was the bike I used least, oops.
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