Repco Appreciation Society

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Blackstar » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:03 pm

Hows it going?

Owned a '89 repco mountain bike ears ago but forgot the name.

Trying to remember what it was

It was aqua and black. 12 speed. Indexed gears.

Any chance of a catalogue scan out there?
Blackstar
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:36 pm

by BNA » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:19 am

BNA
 

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:19 am

Repco Rossini? The guy says Tange frame and Shimano bits. Some lame attempt to dress up a Japanese bike with an Italian sounding name?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourn ... 009078635#
cray-
 
Posts: 832
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Location: SOR.perth.au

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby slimbolik » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:49 pm

My $98 Big W repco preset.

Image
slimbolik
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:59 pm
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:56 pm

Something tells me this is the thread for the 'other' repcos....
that said - $98 is a score. what are those brakes? Vaeske, I can imagine this bike in midori green...
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:02 pm

there was a preset at my big w for $40.01 last week. almost bought it
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
User avatar
munga
 
Posts: 6768
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: wowe

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:47 pm

Hey it's a Repco and it's steel :D . I did 30k on my Preset yesterday morning, hooks along pretty well.
Munga, you should definitely get that Repco while you can, there was one on ebay that sold for $160odd with one of the brakes taken off! Nice little earner there :) .
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
User avatar
ldrcycles
 
Posts: 7076
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:26 pm

slimbolik wrote:My $98 Big W repco preset.

$98 + how much in after market parts?

munga wrote:there was a preset at my big w for $40.01 last week. almost bought it

Plenty on gumtree, most people asking full $98 retail even though they where going for around $70 on special. Caveat emptor.
cray-
 
Posts: 832
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Location: SOR.perth.au

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:50 pm

Anyone in NSW want to ship this one over to Perth for me?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/campsie/ ... 1009428047
cray-
 
Posts: 832
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Location: SOR.perth.au

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Heff » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:39 pm

Hi All,

New around here,obtained a Superlite today with from what I can tell every single original part on it, including the chain. Long time mountain biker, have always avoided the road, but time and family constraints mean getting a ride in has to be on the commute. One spin around the block generated a fairly large smile. I think I'm going to like this bike. Would love to post images but it's all to hard right now

cheers, Heff.
User avatar
Heff
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:09 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby slimbolik » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:03 am

after markets i spent close to $200
slimbolik
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:59 pm
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:11 am

Vertex, out of my price range, anyone from here?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121027490980 ... 1423.l2649
cray-
 
Posts: 832
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Location: SOR.perth.au

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:19 am

Nishiki Olympic 12, in SA, small frame. Still has the drillium rings, unsure about the forks, should be red with N panto. Big ugly stem also looks like a replacement.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/frewvill ... 1009987277
cray-
 
Posts: 832
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Location: SOR.perth.au

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby familyguy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:41 am

cray- wrote:Vertex, out of my price range, anyone from here?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121027490980 ... 1423.l2649


Wow...never seen one that big! Nice. Would buy if didn't have too many bikes (I know, I know...impossible, right?).

Jim
User avatar
familyguy
 
Posts: 5090
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:30 pm
Location: Cromer, NSW

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:14 pm

familyguy wrote:
Wow...never seen one that big!

Jim


that's what she said..

you think sellers going to get $420 for it though?
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
User avatar
munga
 
Posts: 6768
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: wowe

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby familyguy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:39 pm

Sadly, those usually requiring a 60cm+ frame can't always be choosy about what you buy and at what price. You can't expect bargains galore.

That said, it'd be a good buy at $300, not $420, but someone may need it that badly. Pickup only will limit the sellers market.

Jim
User avatar
familyguy
 
Posts: 5090
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:30 pm
Location: Cromer, NSW

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby elantra » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:35 pm

cray- wrote:Vertex, out of my price range, anyone from here?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121027490980 ... 1423.l2649

Looks identical to mine when i bought it almost 25 years ago.
Mine was exactly same colour and frame size, same Suntour Sprint bits.
But mine came with Araya tubulars and was 6-speed Suntour screw-on cluster.
So the one above might be a bit more recent.
"Technology gives us much more information but Education is never be able to give us the skill to evaluate it"
User avatar
elantra
 
Posts: 1888
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:01 am
Location: Trying to avoid the Brisbane traffic.

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Rob74 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:04 pm

cray- » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:11 am
"Vertex, out of my price range"
=>> Thanks Cray & just my size :)……tempting if only < $300...+freight costs

elantra » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:35 pm
"Looks identical to mine when i bought it almost 25 years ago."...
"But mine came with Araya tubulars and was 6-speed Suntour screw-on cluster.
So the one above might be a bit more recent."

=>> The fork looks ?unicrown? was your fork like that elantra?

Rob.
User avatar
Rob74
 
Posts: 402
Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 12:26 pm
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Rob74 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:19 pm

For those in Brisvegas
?1989? Victory Tria

Rob
Last edited by Rob74 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Rob74
 
Posts: 402
Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 12:26 pm
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby elantra » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:51 pm

Rob74 wrote:cray- » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:11 am
"Vertex, out of my price range"
=>> Thanks Cray & just my size :)……tempting if only < $300...+freight costs

elantra » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:35 pm
"Looks identical to mine when i bought it almost 25 years ago."...
"But mine came with Araya tubulars and was 6-speed Suntour screw-on cluster.
So the one above might be a bit more recent."

=>> The fork looks ?unicrown? was your fork like that elantra?
Rob.

Yes Rob, mine is the same unicrown fork, still going strong after 25 yrs but has been repainted.
Mine has not been on the road much recently, needs a new headset.
The last big ride it did was the Noosa Eroica (July), all 109 km of it, including unsealed bits.
Make an offer, its only money !
but you had best be sure that she is the right size frame, it is a big one, only suitable for over 6 footers. :|
"Technology gives us much more information but Education is never be able to give us the skill to evaluate it"
User avatar
elantra
 
Posts: 1888
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:01 am
Location: Trying to avoid the Brisbane traffic.

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:59 pm

Rob74 wrote:For those in Brisvegas
?1989? Eurosport Tria

Rob

not a 54 .... its the perfect 56 i think.
chop wood
User avatar
landscapecadmonkey
 
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:46 am
Location: Brisbane

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Crowz » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:04 pm

If those Victory Tri-A's are anything like the Eurosport Tri-A's it'll be a blast to ride. Loving mine so far.
Crowz
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:37 am

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:45 am

landscapecadmonkey wrote:
Rob74 wrote:For those in Brisvegas
?1989? Eurosport Tria

Rob

not a 54 .... its the perfect 56 i think.


agreed. that bike came in 21-, 23- and 25-inch frame sizes.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
User avatar
munga
 
Posts: 6768
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: wowe

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:47 am

Crowz wrote:If those Victory Tri-A's are anything like the Eurosport Tri-A's it'll be a blast to ride. Loving mine so far.


same frame, but your Eurosport has a better fork. Doesn't get much better than a Euro Tri-A.
well, if you don't count the Vertex 8)
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
User avatar
munga
 
Posts: 6768
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: wowe

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:28 am

Here is Nickobec's Victory Tri-A purchased used but it was almost in showroom condition, original everything, as seen here:

Image

Extremely jealous of this bike, and don;t even ask what he paid for it, bargain would be an understatement.
cray-
 
Posts: 832
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Location: SOR.perth.au

Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Tall pink & grey Olympic 12 in Sydney if anyone is keen. I'd lowball him and see if you can snag it for closer to half asking price, needs work:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sydney-r ... 1010176178
cray-
 
Posts: 832
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Location: SOR.perth.au

PreviousNext

Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers