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Old April 30th, 2011, 9:45 AM   #1
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Ok I am considering selling my Team Chance Mountain Bike I bought it 15 or 20 years ago and at that time it was pretty high end. It has original shimano deore lx shifters and derailers, Ritchy headset and bars, texan seat ,mavic rims chrome moly frame.
It has been well used and shows wear but everything functions perfectly.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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Two things of note... one, you must have asking prices in all sales threads, no exceptions.

Two, I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but the "Team Chance" was an Asian made knock-off for the Canadian market. It was a Fat City bike, technically, because Chris approved of the bike, but I have heard form more than one source that it was a decision he always regretted. The bike is not a true American-made Fat Chance, by the standards of most people here.

In my experience, the prices of these is 20-40% of the value of the Massachusettes and NY-made bikes. If you do a search here for "team chance" you will find out a lot about the history of this bike.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 2:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Doug.
I did a search here and didn't find much, but a google search found exactly what you said. Built in Asia and sold to me and my fellow Canuckleheads only. Probably not gonna sell it here but if anyone is interested make an offer.
I did just take it for a quick ride and it shifted flawlessley and felt great.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 6:43 PM   #4
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For those completists - I'm looking at you Rick! - it looks like it's in pretty decent shape.

We've talked about that bike a fair bit on these forums. I always identified it with the Concorde brand (which would probably make it a Veltec product), and know that you could buy them at Sport Swap on Yonge in Toronto.
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Old May 1st, 2011, 9:32 PM   #5
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Hey Mainly Fats,

thanks for the heads up, but we already have of these bikes in our family. It is the go-to bike for one of our daughters, currently set up as a SS.

These bikes are an interesting bit of history.

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Hey Mainly Fats,

thanks for the heads up, but we already have of these bikes in our family. It is the go-to bike for one of our daughters, currently set up as a SS.

These bikes are an interesting bit of history.

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Of course you already have one! How on earth could I have doubted?
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 1:52 PM   #7
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Thanks guys the bike is sold. A local bike shop gave me $300 towards the purchase of my new cruiser the electra straight 8.

http://www.electrabike.com/
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I think you did really well with what you had. Congrats!
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I'm thinking our next post is going to be from a Canadian bike shop...
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I think you did really well with what you had. Congrats!
In reality I am sure they got the bike for next to nothing as they just didn't make quite as much on the new one as they normally would have. He said he was going to hang it on the wall as part of his "collection" this being a "vintage" mountain bike.
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