AGE / VALUE:   murray monterey posted by: Jeremy on 2/21/2005 at 2:03:32 AM
I purchased a tan and white murray monterey bicycle, It is in good condition and has white wall tires, they have fair tread and the image of a indian chief on them. all of the reflectors are there...I enjoy riding the bike it is very comfortable. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me the age and aproximate value.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   murray monterey posted by Tim on 3/22/2005 at 12:21:20 AM
Jeremy,
In 1980 I,purchased two tan and white Murrarys,26 inch wheeles,new for 188.00 dollars{US} at Gibsons discount center in Texas.In 1986 I purchased two Murrary bikes for the kids they are both maroon and purple .at that time the tan bikes where still on sale,these two were 107.00 each,all four are still in use.All four are the Murrary Monterey bikes.
This may not help you, just saw your message.

Tim

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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   murray monterey posted by James Davis on 7/5/2006 at 4:15:30 AM
I have a His and Hers matching 1982 Murray Monterey bikes. Both have been in the storage for years look brand new. Has the Dorcy newspaper rack on rear fender of both bikes. Have no idea of price or history. Still has the little tits on the whitewall tires. Very clean nice to ride. Any info would be helpful. Thank you.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   murray monterey posted by James Davis on 7/5/2006 at 4:15:59 AM
I have a His and Hers matching 1982 Murray Monterey bikes. Both have been in the storage for years look brand new. Has the Dorcy newspaper rack on rear fender of both bikes. Have no idea of price or history. Still has the little tits on the whitewall tires. Very clean nice to ride. Any info would be helpful. Thank you.
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AGE / VALUE:   Giant Allegre posted by: Bryant on 2/19/2005 at 11:43:10 PM
Made my weekly tour of the thrif shops today and made a find. At the Goodwill was a Giant Allegre for $30. More than I normally pay for a bike, but this one looked worth it. Very light overall, 700C wheels with presta valves, Shimano RSX100 Aero brakes, Suntour drivetrain, 16 speed, very nice lines. might be just too short for me so I'll overhaul it and sell it. Anyone know what year this was made and what it would have cost back in it' glory?
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Giant Allegre posted by Warren on 2/21/2005 at 1:48:13 AM
8 speed cassettes ruled until 97 and Suntour was pretty much gone by then so I'm guessing early 90's...maybe $700 new?

A steal for $30...
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Giant Allegre posted by T-Mar on 2/22/2005 at 3:06:32 PM
What you have would appear to be a 1993 model, originally priced at $650.00 US.

The big clue is the SunTour(SL)8 speed drivetrain with Shimano RX100 brakes. Amazingly, this is original spec. To top it off, the rims were spec'd as Campagnolo Omnicron.

The 1989/1990 models can be eliminated as they used the 7 speed, SunTour GPX group. Similarly, the 1991/1992 models used a Shimano RX100 group. The 1994 model was Campgnolo Stratos equipped, while 1995 reverted to Shimano RX100, but with STI shifting. That pretty much leaves 1993 and since the mix is rahter unique, it looks like a perfect match.

BTW, congratulations on a very nice purchase.



The 1989 and 1990 models used SunTour GPX, but that was only 7 speed. The 1991 and 1992 models used Shimano RX100. The 1994 model used Campagnolo Stratos. For 1995 it went to Shimano RX100 STI.

That leaves 1993. But what's strange about the 1993 specs is the mix. It's got a SunTour SL drivetrain with Shimano RX100 brakes. To top it off, the rims are Campagnolo Omnicron, laced to SunTour SL hubs. Until I had looked at the specs, I'd have guessed that the either the brakes or drivetrain were not original. The original price was
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Giant Allegre posted by Bryant on 2/23/2005 at 11:56:12 AM
That's It!! The front wheel is a Campagnola Omnicron, but the rear is a Mavic Open CD (something like that). Both hubs are still the Suntour SL, so maybe someone swapped the rear rim. Thanks for the info, T-Mar.
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Schwinn Le Tour On eBay posted by: David Kirk on 2/19/2005 at 11:07:05 PM
Check item #7136433449 if you are interested in a NOS Le Tour frame with mostly Campy Victory for $100. It looks to me like all it needs is a wheelset, tires, a chain and maybe some cables. It's all I can do to keep myself from clicking the "buy it now" button. Somebody please buy it before I weaken. My wife would kill me if I bought another bike.

I've got all of the parts it needs, and it's my size, too. Please buy it quick!

Dave

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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: Schwinn Le Tour On eBay posted by David Kirk on 2/20/2005 at 12:23:18 AM
Somebody bought it.

Thank you!

Dave
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AGE / VALUE:   Renyu bicycle, need info posted by: joe on 2/19/2005 at 4:28:37 PM
I recently acquired a bicycle called a RENYU. I have searched everywhere on the net to find any info about it and have found none. It was purchased secondhand by someone in our family pre 1979. Not sure of the year. It has a 5 speed shifter mounted on the top bar of the frame. It is a mens bike. Front logo badge is a tall "R". It says RENYU TOKYO, RENYU CYCLES, RENYU BICYCLES. The bike is in very good condition and is 100% complete. It has a Bicycle License on it from new jersey. Any info will help. Please email me.
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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: john on 2/18/2005 at 1:06:10 AM
I just acquired a Pierce KS Professional Track Racer (as per downtube). "Pierce" with arrow thru letters on the top tube near the neck. 28" steel rims with oiling ports on both f/r hubs, direct drive(no freewheel) "skip tooth" chain. Chain ring is rather intricate with letters B S A in adjoing "spokes." Very old looking toe clips and has Brooks B-17 Champion Narrow saddle. I purchased it from the son of the original owner who believes his father bought it in the late 30's. My research has not uncovered any information as to when it might have been made, or other pertainent facts. Can anybody help? Also, tires which are very old have become rock hard, and the section that sat on the "bottom" flat spotted and became so wide it won't fit thru the seat stays. Any way to soften or reform it? For now I'd like to leave the tire on to preserve orginality. Thanks. john
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Brian on 2/18/2005 at 4:22:26 AM
Your Pierce was probably made in Angola, N.Y. earlier ones were made at the Buffalo plant while still associated with the Pierce Arrow Auto Co. BSA chainring, toe clips and saddle may not be original as racers often swapped components to suite their preference same as today. When those single tube type tires get petrified there is not much you can do. Repros cost around $100. each. Your best bet if to leave the originals on unless you intend to ride it. Not sure when Pierce stopped producing bicycles but it was in the late 30's.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Brian on 2/18/2005 at 4:26:58 AM
Forgot to add that the pic I posted is of my teens, Angola made, Pierce racer with 28" wood wheels, fixed gear.


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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Gralyn on 2/19/2005 at 2:58:31 AM
I wish I could find an old one like that. I keep my eyes open.......one of these days....
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by john on 2/21/2005 at 9:09:42 PM
Thanks for the info Brian...you were right on! I emailed Pedaling History Bicycle Museum in Orchard Park, NY, and they said "the metal rims and description sure indicate that it was made in Angola, NY by the Emblem Company, the successor to production of the Pierce bicycle after 1916. The nameplate should say "Angola, NY" on it (which it does). Pierce was made up until 1939 by Emblem." It is a great find Gralyn because I also got period photos showing the original owner when he was a young man (He looks to be about 18) on the bike and in one of them he is demonstrating an advantage of the fixed gear by pedaling backwards!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: posted by sam on 2/23/2005 at 5:37:05 PM
WOW! Don't change a thing.The KS stands for Kramer Special.They came with the BSA sprocket and yes it is the Pro model first built by Pierce for World Champion Frank Kramer later emblem offered this model as the top of the line bike.Island Supply Catalog list a photo of this bike.---sam
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by john on 2/23/2005 at 11:33:09 PM
Sam:Thanks for the additional info. I knew about Frank Kramer receiving a Pierce for his victory at the 1914
Salt Palace Veledrome, but I never connected the dots. PKS---Pierce Kramer Special--I'd never make it as a dectective! Thanks to all for replies. There isn't any place else even close for info on lightweights. john
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Andrew Homan on 10/28/2005 at 9:50:47 PM
I've got a copy of a New York Times newspaper add from 1901. It's got a drawing of Kramer in the add and on the right it says: "Frank Kramer rides the tried and true PIERCE for the third consecutive season. He must think well of it......"
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Art on 9/27/2006 at 5:50:14 PM
Hi i got some pics of a pierce arrow tricycle, that belongs to a friend. he doesnt know the year. but its going on ebay soon. if intrested e-mail me. www.hypo383@yahoo.com

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