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Lance Armstrong Autographed Trek US Postal Service bike

Old 05-21-10, 08:43 PM
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Lance Armstrong Autographed Trek US Postal Service bike

I live in Austin and my friend won this bike several yrs ago in a golf tournament. It appears to of never been ridden. I don't really have any documentation on the authenticity of the signature. Anyone know what the value of this bike is and if there is a way to get the signature authenticated? Photos attached.
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Old 05-21-10, 08:48 PM
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Triple crankset?
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Old 05-21-10, 08:52 PM
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hey, i really am ignorant about bicycles so i'm not sure what your asking. let me know how i can answer your question.
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Old 05-21-10, 08:52 PM
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Flip it.
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Old 05-21-10, 08:54 PM
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i just googled triple crank set and i see what your saying. this bike has 9 of those "cranksets".
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Old 05-21-10, 08:56 PM
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woopsie...i was looking in the wrong place...yes, triple.
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Old 05-21-10, 08:57 PM
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Are the components dura-ace? I'm not sure but it looks like it. They will say dura-ace on the crankset arms, derailleurs, and shifters. If so, $$$
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Old 05-21-10, 08:58 PM
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Send LA an email with the subject: "Is Landis telling the truth?"
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dork disc?
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Old 05-21-10, 09:03 PM
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says shimano sg a52 on crankset...shimano ultegra flightdeck on arms and shifters.
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Old 05-21-10, 09:05 PM
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yes, it has a dork disc.
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Some denatured alcohol should take that Sharpie right off.
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Originally Posted by gcasillo View Post
Triple crankset?


that was the first thing I noticed...........'




hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........
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Don't hate on the granny gear.
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Are those the same clips Armstrong uses?
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Looks like a nice bike, but I'd say it is most valuable as something to ride, not a collector's item. The fact that it's signed by Lance (if it really is) might add a couple hundred bucks to the value for someone, but mostly it's just a used bike in great shape. I'd say it's at least 6 years old since US postal hasn't been a sponsor for quite a while. If it were an actual team bike or something lance had ridden in an event (which it is not), then it would have more value as a collector's item.
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Old 05-21-10, 09:34 PM
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thanks...what do u suppose i should sell it for?
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Old 05-21-10, 09:37 PM
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Wrong saddle.

It's probably a replica, given the lower end components and the toe clip pedals/granny gear, but that doesn't mean the signature is fake necessarily.
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i know the sig isn't fake...lance's daughter is in my daughter's class and i could prolly figure out a way to have it authenticated w/ him.
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Old 05-21-10, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jjack123 View Post
thanks...what do u suppose i should sell it for?
I really have no idea, I think I'd stick it on Craigslist for $1k or best offer and see what happens. I can't imagine it's worth more than that and you can always lower the price or consider offers.
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Originally Posted by gcasillo View Post
Triple crankset?
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dork disc?
Reflectors!?!?!? Can't believe you guys missed that. The 41 is slipping.

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Some denatured alcohol should take that Sharpie right off.
This, FTW!

To the OP: The sig compares well to published versions of Lance's sig:



Wait until he wins the tour, then put it on fleabay with a $10K Reserve. You can boost the selling price by telling people that the proceeds will go to cancer research. Hell, that strategy works for the charities, right?
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[QUOTE=Mekrob;10848604]
Wait until he wins the tour, then put it on fleabay with a $10K Reserve./QUOTE]

+1 and +1 to the replica comment

If you want $$$ for it, wait until a high in Lance's career (a TDF win, or when he retires) then set it up for auction with a high price. Its not "the" bike Lance rode (wrong saddle, components, etc) but its a pretty nice collector's item for someone who wants to see Lance's skill with a sharpie.

Try 5,000 usd? I don't believe its worth that much, but I can't really say that someone wouldn't pay higher than that. There are some very *ehm* sheltered people *ehm* with too much money. Heck, someone may fork out 10k for it (doubtful though).

Personally I think pro equipment is cool and all, but it doesn't serve any real purpose to me. Imo going on a training ride w/Lance would be priceless (not that I could keep up), but owning an autographed bike would just be another bike. That may explain my answers.

Edit: I have nothing against charities/Livestrong. Thought I should clarify that.

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I'll take it for $200.
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I guess I should clarify that I have nothing against Livestrong, nor do I have any evidence of skimming from any cancer charities. Promoting a healthy lifestyle is an excellent motive. I do, however, seem to notice that many charities have a self-sustainment motive above that of their stated goal. The "self-licking-ice-cream-cone", as it were.
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Charities that go out of business can't really do a whole lot of good.
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