MISC:   Evans Commander posted by: t on 7/10/2007 at 5:37:30 PM
I am trying to locate the year of a 26" Evans Commander bike. Can anyone help me? I believe the serial number is D003280026.
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AGE / VALUE:   Liberia bike posted by: AA on 7/10/2007 at 4:21:49 PM
I have a Liberia 10 speed I bought new in 72. A decal on the handle bar post says Grenobe France. The bike is bright orange, lots of pretty decals including several of the Olympic decals. In addition it has lots of chrome. Back then it set me back $125.00. It was fairly light (back in it's day) with simplex derailers and the brakes are labeled racer?? I would love to know if it is worth anything, although I love the old bike and still ride it.
I am in the process of restoring it so would love any info you can throw my way!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Liberia bike posted by John E on 7/11/2007 at 1:10:37 PM
Please list your components. The Peugeot UO-8 (plain carbon steel frame, steel cranks and rims, Simplex/Mafac) sold for just under $120 at that time, making me think yours is a comparable entry-level French road bike. Yours is much less common than the UO-8, and therefore might be worth a bit more, but see the discussion above regarding recent UO-8 pricing.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Liberia bike posted by aa on 7/13/2007 at 5:30:01 PM
Thanks... the bike is in rough condition as I was unkind to it in my youth. Anyway, I cannot find any info on this company... my guess is perhaps it was made by Peugeot or another company and relabeled as a Libria. Not a money thing..just trying to find an old owners manuel. The crank has stamped in it SOLIDA the derailers are Simplex Tourney, the brakes are labeled RACER R22, the chrome wheels are 27" the handle bar stem is stamped BF. There is no serial number, but believe the frame is steel. I would enclose a picture, but have sent the wheels out for new bearings. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated...good biking!
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Liberia bike posted by juxtaride on 7/26/2007 at 11:53:18 AM
My father gave me his Liberia "Type Grand Lux" earlier this year. It sounds like the same bike model. My pops said he paid $150 in 1973 for it. I imagine that the price for a higher performance bicycle in '73 couldn't be much more than that. The bike is awsome to this day, and I remember my dad teaching me to ride while he was on that bike. I'm trying to up grade all the hardware. I'm not sure what that would do to the value but I'd rather ride than archive. But I would estimate that if that bike sold in '73 for around $150, that if it were in new condition today it would be worth around at least $2500 in the frame alone. It's worth more to me than that purely because of sentiment. It's and excellent ride and I hope you enjoy yours thoroughly!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Liberia bike posted by aa on 7/31/2007 at 7:28:21 PM
Thanks for the reply! Aside from sentimental value, the bike just feels perfectly balanced. Back in '72, minimum wage was like a $1.50, so a hundred bucks was a lot. I am thinking about replacing the derailers (simplex)& relocating the shifters from the lower frame to the handle bars. Let me know how your restoration goes and enjoy that bike!
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WANTED:   decals for raleigh supercourse posted by: Jeff on 7/8/2007 at 4:10:21 PM
I am thinking of re-painting my raleigh supercourse, and would like to do it with the original color and decals. If anyone knows where I could find some, it would be very helpful, thanks
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   RE:WANTED:   decals for raleigh supercourse posted by Colin on 7/13/2007 at 9:48:02 AM
Jeff,
Nick at Lloyds should have some decals for you: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/NICK_AT_LLOYDS/decals.htm
Good luck with it.
Colin
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AGE / VALUE:   riding on old rig posted by: jason on 7/7/2007 at 2:33:17 PM
thought I would throw this at all of you
I just rode 540 miles on the Katy trail MO
on a 80's Mariushi Emperor I found in a barn, light panniers with ultra lihgt camping gear, cheap 27" tires and a bunch of strap on water bottles, averaged 17 mph and had no flats or mechanicals. (I did lube everything and put a new chain on it before I left)
cycling can be cheap! wieght weenies mocked me, mountain bikers were left behind and life was good. did it in six days. the only guy I had trouble catching was a guy on a 72 raliegh grand sport. he was booking at about twenty.
old bikes are still the ----.
jason

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   RE:AGE / VALUE: riding on old rig posted by Warren on 7/7/2007 at 6:30:16 PM
old bikes are still "the cat's ass"

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    riding on old rig posted by John E on 7/8/2007 at 1:57:45 PM
Yesterday I rode for the first time with a relatively new group. The outbound portion of the up-and-back ride terminated in a modest climb, with the option of a steeper route inside the state park. My 1959 Capo and I (combined age in 3 digits) led the "inside" group.
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AGE / VALUE:   Seeling: Trek 620 posted by: Christina on 7/5/2007 at 6:11:43 PM
Hi, I Have GORGEOUS 600 series Trek 620 in a granite metallic color. Some of the many customs on this bike are Shimano, Sakae custom, Huret france, suntour brakes, Matrix rims, continental tires, lapize pedals, vetta seat. 531 butted frame. My hubby is the bike guy so i am just relaying this info to computer since thats my thing, bikes are his, so if you know about bikes like him you know what all that means! What I DO know is that this bike is a BEAUTY!
I hope you email with questions. I have MANY pics so feel free to ask for them and Ill gladly send all i have...We are asking $450.00 for this bike or a very close best offer. This bike is going on eBay TODAY so if you are truly interested act FAST!!!!! The last one I saw that sold on eBay sold for 560.00 with many of the same features as this bike so Imo this is a great deal!
Look forward to hearing from you!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Seeling: Trek 620 posted by bored on 7/5/2007 at 7:16:51 PM
We heard you the first time. This is a discussion list. Place it on the for sale board or just let ebay do its job. Save the hyperbole for the intro to advertising class at the college.


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